It is a fab #FatSnacks Friday up in this piece. Today’s #FatSnacks post is thanks in part to Memphis, Tennessee and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. They did your girl all kinds of solid in the eating department.
Thanks to St. Jude for a three day all-expense paid experience of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, National Civil Rights Museum & Memphis, TN.
St. Jude took care of all of our meals and they did a great job. Not only did they keep our guts feel they gave us the Memphis experience. I loved it too.
Lunch Day 1: Central BBQ
If you are going to Memphis, then you must get the BBQ. That is like coming to Maryland and not getting crabs. Always check out the things a place is known for. With that said St. Jude took us to Central BBQ for lunch, I had the Pork Sandwich with coleslaw. My BBQ sandwiches aren’t right unless they have coleslaw. I went with a side of mac & cheese because I was in the south. It was just okay, it didn’t taste like somebodies grandma made it. The BBQ was everything, that thing was all kinds of good. I washed it down with a Root Beer because I need bubbles.
This is a Alex’s Chef Salad topped with chicken. It looked so good she allowed me to snap a picture so I could share with you. You can get this salad topped with pork, beef, turkey or chicken. This is my kind of salad.
Dinner Day 1: Majestic Grille
The Majestic Grille was a cute spot in downtown Memphis. We took the trolley over and had the time of our lives when a group of 60+ old folks got on the trolley. They put us to shame y’all, they were so live and so turned up we laughed non-stop. When they got on we gave up our seats so they could sit down. They had jokes for days and even booked the only guy blogger in our group. Grandma whipped out a pen and paper old school style and got the digits. hahahaha Later for sliding in ones DM, she wasn’t about that life.
We kicked dinner off with cocktails; I went for the French 75: 1930, The Savoy Cocktail Book Beefeater 24, Lemon Juice, and Simple Syrup & Sparkling White. This was a really sweet drink, almost too sweet for my taste.
I started out the Mixed Greens Salad: Tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, feta cheese & red wine vinaigrette. It was yummy and extra fresh.
For my entree I went with the Grilled Salmon: Rosemary infused honey glaze, jasmine rice and sauteed seasonal vegetables. OMG it was so freaking good. They made it to perfect, plus broccoli is my favorite vegetable ever.
Dessert is the best part of the meal; I didn’t get any really good pictures because of cocktails and mood lighting. We had Signature Dessert Glasses: Key Lime Pie, Carrot Cake, Lemon Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse, Tiramisu and Strawberry Shortcake. I went for the Carrot Cake.
Domino’s is a huge St. Jude sponsor as you can see. I had a family emergency back home as we were walking in so I didn’t get to snap a picture. We had bacon, eggs and homemade biscuits. It was good, but so much going on I didn’t get to enjoy it like I wanted to and needed to.
Lunch Day 2: Lunch was had at the Kay Kafe, this is the lunch spot inside of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We couldn’t take pictures because it was filled with employees and patients.
The Kay Kafe is a huge cafeteria set up with a variety of stations. Stations include salad, sushi, comfort food, dessert, etc. If you want it they have it, they even have a station that rotates their menu. I decided to go for that one. It had a New Orleans theme which was perfect for me. I got the Shrimp Po Boy with coleslaw and curly fries. I’m in Memphis so I had to get the sweet tea; it was so good I wanted more. I’m pretty sure I have the sugars now, but it was so refreshing. I got oatmeal cookies that melted in your mouth for dessert. The chips were for a snack a bit later and tea bags because I’m an old lady and live for my hot tea.
Dinner Day 2: We headed across town to the Alchemy.
The Alchemy specializes in cocktails and they didn’t disappoint. The spot had a really nice look and the feel was very inviting.
This drink was so freaking good; I plan to make it at home. I couldn’t get enough of it. Oh Clementine: Vodka, Orange, Strawberry & Lemon
Alchemy is a small plate, tapas type of deal so I had to get multiple things. Everything was good enough to lick your plate although that is poor etiquette. Macaroni and Cheese with House-Made Chorizo, Cheddar Cheese, and Panko Bread Crumbs.
Tacos & Mac & Cheese generally isn’t a thing but they were both amazing. Gringos Tacos with the Fish of the Day, Salsa Fresca, Guacamole, Cotija Cheese, and Lime
These Roasted Brussels Sprouts with House-Made Bacon, Apples, Spiced Pecans, and Brown Sugar Vinaigrette were so pretty and so good. A couple of bloggers ordered them for dinner.
Christine enjoyed her Pan Seared Shrimp with Chorizo Butter and a Garlic Crouton
I can’t say that I’ve ever seen grilled cheese like this before, but it was perfect for dipping. Grilled Cheese with White Cheddar, Sharp Cheddar, and Parmesan Cheeses and Roasted Tomato Soup
We ate ourselves silly; there was no room for dessert.
I came I ate and it was good. I would love to visit Memphis again because I didn’t even scratch the surface of great places to eat.