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VOL. 130 | NO. 182 | Friday, September 18, 2015

Dan Conaway

Dan Conaway

A Tasteful List 2015

DAN CONAWAY | Special to The Daily News

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MEMPHIS ON A PLATE. Presenting the fifth helping of the Tasteful List, updated for 2015 – an alphabetical survey of local flavor in one decidedly local man’s opinion.

Could I get another napkin over here?

A/M Breakfast, Andrew Michael; Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp, Café Society, Molly’s; Baguettes, La Baguette; Barbecue Pizza, Coletta’s, Elwood’s Shack, Pete & Sam’s; Barbecue Salad, Bar-B-Q Shop, Central BBQ, Germantown Commissary; Barbecue Sandwich, Bar-B-Q Shop, Interstate, Payne’s, Tops; Barbecue Spaghetti, Bar-B-Q Shop; Beacon Salad, Pete & Sam’s; Beer, Cash Saver, anywhere serving Ghost River, High Cotton, Memphis Made or Wiseacre; Birthday Cake Sno Cone, Jerry’s; Breakfast (anything), Blue Plate, Brother Juniper’s; Boston Cream Pie, Calvary Waffle Shop; Brisket, Elwood’s Shack, Rendezvous; Catfish, Soul Fish; Cheese Dip, Pancho’s; Cheeseburger, Belly Acres, Belmont, Caritas Village, Earnestine & Hazel’s, Hog & Hominy, Huey’s, Mac’s Burgers, Oshi, Tops; Chicken Salad, Bogie’s, Calvary Waffle Shop, Ecco, La Baguette; Chile Rellenos, Los Compadres; Chips, Las Delicias; Chopped Steak, Mortimer’s; Coffee, Bluff City Coffee, Relevant Roasters, Republic Coffee; Collards, Hog & Hominy; Corn Sticks, Little Tea Shop; Cupcakes, Muddy’s; Dry Ribs, Rendezvous; Egg Drop Soup, A-Tan; Eggplant Casserole, Cupboard; Fish and Chips, Brass Door; Fish Pudding, Calvary Waffle Shop; Fried Chicken, Gus’s; Fried Green Tomatoes, Cupboard; Fried Rice, Bhan Thai, Saigon Le; Fries, Bounty, Brass Door, Huey’s, Oshi; Guacamole, Las Delicias; Gumbo, Déjà Vu, Second Line; Hoppin John, Little Tea Shop; Hot and Sour Soup, Shanghai; Hot Dogs, Elwood’s Shack, Hog & Hominy, Oshi; Italian Salad, Bogie’s, Fino’s, Pete & Sam’s; Italian Spinach, Pete & Sam’s; Knuckle Sandwich, Iris; Lyonnaise Salad, Café 1912; Mac & Cheese, Mac’s Burgers; Meatloaf, 3 Angels; Miss Mary’s Salad, Frank Grisanti’s; New York Club, Fino’s; Nuts, Peanut Shoppe; Patio Salad, Half Shell; Patty Melt, Huey’s, The Farmer; Pizza, Aldo’s, Ciao Bella, Memphis Pizza Cafe; Po Boys, Déjà Vu, Second Line; Popcorn, Peanut Shoppe; Potato Salad, Bogie’s, Fratelli’s, The Farmer; Potato Soup, Huey’s; Pot Roast, The Farmer; Salad Sampler, Bogie’s, Calvary Waffle Shop; Sausage and Cheese Plate, Rendezvous; Sea Bass, Tsunami; Shrimp and Grits, Sweet Grass; Shrimp Elfo, Frank Grisanti’s; Shrimp in Black Bean Sauce, Saigon Le; Shrimp Salad, Bogie’s; Sliders, Bardog, Brass Door, Slider Inn; Souflima, Jim’s Place; Steak, Folk’s Folly; Steak Sandwich, Half Shell, Huey’s; Stuffed Avocado, Little Tea Shop; Stuffed Quail, Bounty; Surf and Turf, Iris; Tomato Aspic, Calvary Waffle Shop; Turkey Burger, Booksellers Bistro, Huey’s; Turnip Greens, Little Tea Shop, The Farmer; Vegetable Plate, Cupboard, Little Tea Shop, The Farmer; Vietnamese Egg Rolls, Saigon Le; Wet Ribs, Bar B-Q Shop, Central BBQ, Germantown Commissary, Interstate; Waffles, Calvary Waffle Shop; Wonton Soup, Saigon Le.

In memoriam: 
Barbecue Sandwich, Brady & Lil’s, Little Pigs, Pitchfork; Biscuits and Gravy, Ferguson’s; Black Bottom Pie, Dobbs House, Toddle House; Chess Pie, Seessel’s; Chocolate Malt, Wiles-Smith; Club Steak, Bill and Jim’s; Coconut Ice Cream, Tropical Freeze; Crabmeat Justine, Justine’s; Fried Shrimp, Anderton’s; Green Pepper Beef, Joy Young; Horseradish Encrusted Grouper, Jarrett’s; Lady Fingers, Seessel’s; Mocha Cake, Carl’s Bakery; Onion Rings, Pig ‘n Whistle; Poo Poo Platter, Luau; Vanilla Soda, Normal Drug Store.

I’m a Memphian, and well-fed.

Dan Conaway, a communication strategist and author of “I’m a Memphian,” can be reached at dan@wakesomebodyup.com.

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