Last week I attended my second dish crawl event. This concept has been going on around the country for several year but just recently made its way to Memphis. Here's how it works:
The local dish crawl ambassador reaches out to local restaurants and lines up four within walking distance to participate on a given night, once the date is set tickets go on sale for $45 each limited to 40 people. Two days before the event participants are emailed the meet-up location and the other three are kept a secret. Each restaurant gets the opportunity to speak to the group and provides a small plate of three bites. Water is provided at each place sheeting and drinks can be purchased from the restaurant directly.
So here's the goodies from the event:
Yum, I love rizzos. They have a lobster pronto pup, how cool is that? They also do any amazing grits and duck - for this event that was made into little fritters which I hope becomes a thing. It's very small so either get there early or make a reservation. Oh, and they've been on " diners, drive ins , and dives" on food network.
A German American restaurant in Memphis that somehow I had never heard of. I loved the little burger. The vibe is really cool too, kinda had a speakeasy feel but with light. They have piano certain nights, trivia on Tuesdays and are gay friendly, which is great; ill be sure to support. Oh, and they gave a coupon for a free appetizer on my next visit. They are on groupon right now and I suggest you get one.
I haven't been here in several years. The vibe is upscale cool and very dark so it could be romantic. The food was good but nothing wowed me. The most important part of this stop was learning that they do 1/2 price pizza and wine on Mondays, HALF OFF on wine y'all - hell yes!
The Corked Carrot
I was so excited about this one, marketed as a cupcake and wine bar. However, during his into the owner stated they had changed a bit to focus more on the wine and gave up the cupcake part, boo! The glass of Chardonnay was not bad ( usually I hate Chardonnay) and there was an option for a red but no one in my group got it so I can't comment on it. Since it was the last stop dessert was served, 3 mini muffin like treats with a chocolate dipping sauce and peanut butter mouse. I enjoyed the muffins and chocolate, I'm not a peanut butter but those who are liked the mouse.
So yeah, a fun night of eating. It's a little pricey so I'm not sure yet of this will be my regular thing or not. Tickets sell out fast so if you're interested you have to jump on it. Hope to see you there! PS: Shout out to my foodie, dishcrawlin buddies :)