While we were in New Orleans, we stumbled across Stanley’s Restaurant quite by accident. For breakfast in the French Quarter Saturday morning we were headed to Cafe du Monde when we saw the enormous line and decided against it. Diana asked a local shopkeeper where we should eat and she recommended Stanley’s. We went to the north side of Jackson Square and saw that there was a significantly shorter wait. We put our names on the list and Diana and Camie went shopping for a minute while Mike and I waited patiently at first and then not so patiently. It took a while to get a table, but the host was very nice and explained exactly what was going on and when we could expect a table.
After a while, our time to be seated finally came. We got a four top with a view of the street and the cooks. Diana and I were trying not to eat too much so we could eat lunch at Mr. B’s. so we decided to split the Breaux Bridge Benedict, which happened to be really rich. I’m very glad we split it. I am not very keen on breakfast, but the Breaux Bridge Benedict is one hell of an exception. It was one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had.
My dad drove up from South Carolina Friday night to visit for my son, Elek’s birthday. He bought Central BBQ nachos, chicken, and ribs. While I think Central BBQ has the best ribs in the city hands down, their barbecue nachos were outstanding! I can’t tell if the picture looks good or not, but let me tell you, it sure tasted great. We munched on the nachos as an appetizer, then we started in on the ribs and chicken. I prefer wet ribs rather than dry ribs because I think I’m addicted to barbecue sauce.
My grandmother, Mema, was able to make it too. I would love to learn how to cook ribs like Central BBQ does. I have a lot of the equipment now and just need to set aside four hours to cook some ribs. Every time I think of barbecue I think of Central BBQ. Another place never crosses my mind because if I’m going to eat barbecue, then I’m going to eat great barbecue. I hope you try them out.
2249 Central Ave
Memphis, TN 38104-5507
We tried Pizze Stone last Friday night with our neighbors Brett, Sharon, and their 3 year old Jesse. We got four pizzas for takeout and the bill was $54, which is pretty pricey for pizza. Despite it’s high cost, the pizza was probably the best I’ve had in Memphis. Most of the ingredients are made on location and their toppings are quite fresh. Their crust is I would say medium to thin. Pizzas range anywhere from $8 to $15. Though we didn’t eat in the restaurant, I could tell it is kid friendly because there were two 4 tops with at least 3 children between them seated in the main room when I picked up our four pizzas at 6:15 PM.
We got the following:
Pesto – Pesto, Goat Cheese, Mozzarella, Tomato, and Pine Nuts
Red Led – Tomato Sauce, Roasted Garlic, Fresh Oregano, and Fresh Mozzarella
Napoli – Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Pepperoni, Sausage, Oven Roasted Crimini Mushrooms
Mafioso – Meatball Pizza with Caramelized Onions
My favorite in order were probably Red Led, Pesto, Napoli, and finally Mafioso, though they were all very tasty. I encourage you to try them.
1545 Overton Park Ave
Memphis, TN 38112
Pizze Stone Menu