Thursday, September 29, 2011

Soup For You, Soup for You, No Soup for You....

It is getting chilly out so go down to Pho Saigon to warm up with soup and a sandwich. I think the soup is good You get a lot of control because they bring you a plate with veggies and Jalapenos. You get to add as much stuff as you want. I like to add bean sprouts, lemon, basil, and 2 jalapenos. There are so many noddles I scoop them up with a single chop stick and get a big bite.

I have tried the new sandwich, I like it. It has lots of weird stuff in it. Pickled carrots, cucmber,pate, butter, and tons of strange pork stuff. It really tastes good, so don't look too close.

The avocado milk shake is good, green, creamy and weirdly yummy. The coffee is fun, of course you brew it at your table into sweet condensed milk. It is strong and sweet, a real treat. The thick texture sometimes is better over ice.

Overall the place is great.
Love the Cabbage,

Pho Saigon

Poplar Ave by the Central Library Pho Saigon on Urbanspoon

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pickles, Pickles, Every Where ...

I like Pickles. So I wanted to make some.  I went to the farmers market today in Copper Young Area. They had fruit, vegetables and yummy things to eat. Even a guy who owns a worm farm! They had some delicious looking beets, so I got some to make pickle beets. Not your ordinary pickle. 

I needed some help for this. First we roasted the beets, then we made a pickle juice. Ours had water, apple cider vinegar, cloves, bay leaf, pink peppercorns, cinnamon, cardamon and sugar.  We sliced the beets, added them to a sterilized jar and poured the pickling juice in. I think they will be fabulous!

A couple of weeks ago we made dill pickles. I sliced the cucumbers with a crinkle cutter and we used a package of pickle mix. They are not as good as last years but they look pretty.

I also used some of the pickle juice from the beets and added fresh thinly sliced stalks of garlic and mashed it up. Mom said it would be a good salad dressing. 

Get creative in the kitchen! Don't forget to visit the worm guy at the farmers market too. 

Love the cabbage, Leaf

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Beat the Heat get a Gryo

At Castle Restaurant on Park Ave. This hidden restaurant is perfect for a delicious meal.
Middle Eastern Food is unusual for this Memphian, but I like it.

The Gryo sandwich is big and fresh. The meat is different and very flavorful. The tzatzki gave a fresh taste. Loaded with fresh veggies and tons of meat. The pita bread was grilled nicely.

I ordered the Shish Kabob (beef)  sandwich and it was more unusual with many different spices. It had a pickle in it. The whole thing was all wrapped in flat bread, I traded it for the Gyro! It was a bit heavy tasting and I missed that yummy yogurt sauce.

 The Hummus was not the best. It was a tad bitter. But it looked beautiful with oil and fresh herbs. I like my hummus sweeter.
The Lady was very friendly and she wanted me to be happy and like the food.

I would like to try the falafel, philly cheese steak and a greek salad. So I would definitely go back in fact it would make a good lunch today.....

Love the Cabbage- Leaf

Castle Restaurant
Middle Eastern American Cuisine
3990 Park Ave Memphis TN 38111 Castle Restaurant/Jr Fish & Chicken on Urbanspoon

Friday, June 3, 2011

Ni Hao all you Chinese Food Lovers

I went to Mosa (in east Memphis) with some friends. The food was good. I really wanted the Tokyo Style Sea Bass but decided not to wait the extra time for it to cook. I went with the Sesame Chicken and fried rice. It was oh, so tasty I had to have another plate. No Chinese meal is complete without wonton soup and an egg roll. The soup was a very peppery and the egg roll was filled with shrimp. 

 The menu was a bit exotic with sea bass, edemame and lettuce wraps. My friends had the Hunan Chicken and the Wraps. They really liked it. 
I would go back. They look like they have a good business going. The restaurant was pretty and clean. The people were very friendly too.

Zai Jian,
Love the Cabbage, Leaf

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The One , The Only, The Italian Drive Thru- Vito's Cucina

Mama Mia an Italian Drive Thru!
This new place is uniquely designed with no indoor seating and limited outdoor seating. The concept is fast Italian. Located on Walnut Grove and open from 6 am to Midnight 7 days a week- Wow!

Just drive up and let the feast begin. They offer Pizza, Pasta, Sub Sandwiches, Salads, and Toasted Ravioli. I tried the Ravioli and they were as tasty as they were pretty and they were very pretty. The Joseph Sub Sandwich with mortadella, salami, provolone, ham, lettuce and olive tapenade. It was fabulous, just plain out tasty. The pizza had a thin crust, homemade, with a slightly sweet taste. It needs improvement! I am not sure what is missing but something is. 

They have a long dessert menu with lots of good sounding coffee and tea choices. I will head back and try the Beignets, cannolis, and tiramisu.  

Amore,The Cabbage, Leaf

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Chomp...Chomp...Chomp...Mmmm Burgers!

Where?! Off the Hoof in Arlington TN. It is worth the drive. Even some time traveling Civil War Guys were there enjoying the food.
The menu is devoted to Burgers. They don't just have regular burgers they serve some weird ones too, like Ostrich burgers, Buffalo burgers, and Kobe burger. I had the sliders with bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickle. The batter dipped fries were wonderful. They tasted like real, not processed. I really liked them.
Our waiter was happy and friendly. He was helpful and he got our order right. If your a kid they have a cool surprise for you.
My suggestions are to open a restaurant in Midtown and sorry to say this the name doesn't fit. Try something more like Burgers Inc. I thought the hoof meant BBQ and my Dad thought of Horses!

Love the Cabbage, Leaf

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Icy Treats!

It is getting hot outside so head on down to La Michaocana for a tasty treat, located on Summer Ave.
The popsicles are great. They are $2 each and are better than the ice cream man. Here are some of the flavors: Watermelon, Kiwi, Pinenut, Mango, Mango chili, Grape, Hibiscus, and a bunch more. I like the pine nut best with the grape being my least favorite (too Kool-Aid)
The ice cream is wonderful. It is creamy and delicious. My favorite flavor is the Carmel Peacan, but they don't have it all the time. You may get lucky to get some. Other flavors are bubble gum, chocolate, pineapple cheese, pine nut, grape, and so many more too!
The girls are really nice. I would like to try the corn on the cob and the nachos, not to mention a fruit drink that looks different but good. This is good mexican ice cream!
Love the Cabbage- Leaf

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Journey Begins-

Come with me on a journey of tasty delight.
You will need some money, a car, and a taste for adventure.

My mission is to inform you about good places to eat out and I am not talking about the Kid's menu! You can call me Leaf. My mom won't let me use my real name because I am 8 years old.

Grab some coins and go to the Trolley Stop on Madison Ave.
If you like cute stuff and Burgers then you will love The Trolley Stop.The T.S. Burger is delicious. The burger is made out of local Neola Beef with fresh greens and tomato. It also has bacon, cheese and avacodo, yum.
I like the Lemon Ice Box Pie and the BLT is great too. It is a little expensive but good for a hungry customer.
I will take a picture for you next time I go.

Love the Cabbage- Leaf

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