2009 GLEE CLUB Memphis Meet-Up

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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/28 07:53:34 (permalink)
Goes to show everyone the diversity of this group. Beef, BBQ, and seafood.
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/28 07:56:42 (permalink)
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Lord have mercy-if I can make it to this wonderful meeting, I will.My Birthday is around this time frame....however, life may take me in a different direction.

Will be cold to our standards, southerners, Not FL, enjoyble for you.
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/28 07:57:17 (permalink)
Greenville, MS is another 150 mile hike from Memphis. That would be 550 miles for me in one day.

I would enjoy Doe's but that is a little much for me.

I do look forward to Memphis though.

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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/28 08:35:51 (permalink)
What happens with to much BBQ, in any given form. Never done that.
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/28 08:37:10 (permalink)
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Greenville, MS is another 150 mile hike from Memphis. That would be 550 miles for me in one day.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

Thats not a half days work. jUST JOKING 48miles in 12 hours big day for our crews. Glad I retired. Patience is a virtue.
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/28 15:13:17 (permalink)
I have to admit, Poverty Pete's day to include Loveless Cafe and Doe's sounds wonderful. Unfortunately, I have to work on Friday morning, and the earliest I can duck out will be around 2 pm. From here, Memphis is about a 14-15 hour drive - which I could take through Mobile, where I could revisit The Brick Pit - but, I don't think I can make it in time for Doe's.

On the other hand, I have secured the Tuesday and Wednesday following Presidents' Day as vacation. Regardless of whether or not I drive or fly, I will be looking for some add-ons to the trip. I have not spent much time in Mississippi or Alabama, but I could also squeeze a trip out east to Nashville again, too!

We have one nominee for the "main meal" - Cozy Corner, with the caveat that it may not be large enough to hold a group of our size. Any other nominations? Corky's? Interstate? I have been to Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous, and I do suspect that they have plenty of seating, but since it is the one place I have been to in Memphis, I was maybe hoping for something else - but, I am a team player...so, if that is what we decide, I am in.

Glad to hear the positive responses, so far. Keep 'em coming. I may need to start a countdown clock on my office computer!
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/28 15:48:14 (permalink)
Personally, I believe we can do better than Corky's, Interstate and Rendezvous, but first, we have to get through breakfast/lunch. Colletta's would be good, but not open for breakfast.
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/28 15:57:50 (permalink)
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We have one nominee for the "main meal" - Cozy Corner, with the caveat that it may not be large enough to hold a group of our size. Any other nominations? Corky's? Interstate? I have been to Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous, and I do suspect that they have plenty of seating, but since it is the one place I have been to in Memphis, I was maybe hoping for something else - but, I am a team player...so, if that is what we decide, I am in.


I have no problem with Cozy Corner. If I recall I think it would definetely be big enough to hold a crowd...I wouldn't mind Neely's or Interstate too, but if I recall neither Al or Paul are fans.
I have "reservations" about the Rendezvous and Corky's is a freakin' Chain!" />
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/28 16:09:03 (permalink)
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We have one nominee for the "main meal" - Cozy Corner, with the caveat that it may not be large enough to hold a group of our size. Any other nominations? Corky's? Interstate? I have been to Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous, and I do suspect that they have plenty of seating, but since it is the one place I have been to in Memphis, I was maybe hoping for something else - but, I am a team player...so, if that is what we decide, I am in.


I have no problem with Cozy Corner. If I recall I think it would definetely be big enough to hold a crowd...I wouldn't mind Neely's or Interstate too, but if I recall neither Al or Paul are fans.
I have "reservations" about the Rendezvous and Corky's is a freakin' Chain!" />


You are correct on Interstate but I have never been to Neely's. Rendevous is questionable. I believe they are sort of hit or miss. I hear so good and some bad.

I wish I was better acquainted with Memphis as I am sure there are many super places there.

I will definately do Beale St. on Saturday night. That is a fun place to go.

Paul E. Smith
knoxville, TN
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/28 17:30:51 (permalink)
Here's today's review (edited) of a burger joint from the Memphis Commercial Appeal:

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the sandwich gets its due

By Jennifer Biggs
Friday, November 28, 2008

We've been discussing burgers on Whining & Dining and last week a blogger suggested we give the burgers at Ubee's a try. They're supposed to be fried in the same grease as Dyer's burgers, he wrote.

For the full Ubee's experience, try the Mid-term Meltdown patty melt accompanied by some of the best fries to be found.

The Ubee's Go-Go Granny Salad features Granny Smith apples, iceberg and Romaine greens, red onions, blue cheese, walnuts and dried cranberries.

I'd never given it much thought, but Ubee's is owned by Sandy Robertson, who also owns Dyer's on Beale, Alfred's and is the new owner of Automatic Slim's. So, sure, it seemed possible and after biting into one I'll say this: I don't know if we're dealing with legendary grease here, but Ubee's burger is certainly very close to Dyer's (though perhaps not quite as greasy). It's a thin patty, best served with cheese, mustard, onion and pickle -- yet I declare it inferior to its cousin, Ubee's excellent patty melt. Back to that.

Six sandwiches are on the menu, starting with a $3.99 Cheese Monster and going to the $4.99 Dirty Hippie; the rest are $6.99. You can also pick your bread, meat, cheese and all the toppings you want for $6.99. They'll ask if you want a slurp and a side for $2.25 and yes, you do. In particular, you want Ubee's fries.

These fries are as good as it gets. Hand-cut -- you can see a big bucket of them behind the counter -- served hot, some crisp, some softer, with a dash of seasoned salt. I tried them twice. Once they were long and light and the other time they were shorter, darker examples. They were equally delicious, and paired with the superb Mid-term Meltdown (the patty melt), it's a combo surely responsible for at least part of a Freshman 15 or two.

The Dirty Hippie, a garlic roasted portobello, roasted red pepper, feta and artichoke panino on ciabatta, probably isn't much healthier, but it and the patty melt were my favorite sandwiches.

You don't have to pack on the pounds eating at Ubee's, though. I've been a fan of the Go-Go Granny salad for a good while. It's a generous pile of greens topped with blue cheese, thinly sliced Granny Smith apples, walnuts, red onion, and cranberries. It comes with a honey-lime vinaigrette, which is much too tart for the already sprightly salad. I always request the balsamic vinaigrette instead, and will likely give the sweet Vidalia dressing a try next time. The I Heart U salad, with hearts of palm, tomato, bacon, and bleu cheese is another excellent choice.
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/28 17:44:45 (permalink)
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Personally, I believe we can do better than Corky's, Interstate and Rendezvous, but first, we have to get through breakfast/lunch. Colletta's would be good, but not open for breakfast.


How about throwing Leonard's BBQ and A & R BBQ into the mix? I haven't been to either of these places, but I'm sure Buffetbuster has. Perhaps he or others can provide some feetback.
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/28 20:59:05 (permalink)
Leonard's on Saturday night gets a big thumbs-up from me. It's good. It's really good!
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/29 00:51:48 (permalink)
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Mr.Poverty Pete ... We've never met , but my husband Paul & I would love to join you at Doe's !


Be careful, Sweetheart. Poverty is pretty kinky...
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/29 00:54:47 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


If Bushie will make the ride, I'll have a bottle of Buffalo Trace for him !!! Get your Hawaiian Shirts out of the Mothballs !!!


Why, Mr. Mayor, I didn't know you cared...

I'll accept your Buffalo Trace, but the real incentive would be to see you again.

I'm planning to be there.
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/29 01:53:29 (permalink)
If Bushie's coming, I better get my Hawaiian shirt pressed!
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/29 07:43:35 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Sundancer7

Greenville, MS is another 150 mile hike from Memphis. That would be 550 miles for me in one day.

I would enjoy Doe's but that is a little much for me.

I do look forward to Memphis though.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


Have another suggestion, Breakfast Nashville, Lunch Hagy's Catfish Hotel,Dinner Memphis, includes short trip on the trace,64 west,lunch, and 64 to Memphis. returns you to I-40 before the split in Memphis.
Nice easy trip, until traffic in Memphis
http://www.catfishhotel.com/
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/29 09:04:57 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Poverty Pete

Leonard's on Saturday night gets a big thumbs-up from me. It's good. It's really good!


Your'e not twisting my arm... I'm in too!
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/29 09:14:30 (permalink)

I agree with the Leonard's BBQ Suggestion for Saturday Nite. After seeing the Report of BB's Visit to the Blue and White in Tunica, I would consider making an effort to start there Saturday at Noon for Lunch. (That Catfish Creole looked great) With lunch and dinner on Saturday arranged, that leaves us looking for a Bunch/Breakfast place for Sunday Morning. Something a bit restful and 'nice' without blowing the budget would be a good plan (IMHO). Does anyone know a place like Nashville's Ellendales in the Memphis area. Or perhaps one of the nicer hotels has a bunch open to the public?
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/29 09:16:29 (permalink)
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Originally posted by iqdiva

Mr.Poverty Pete ... We've never met , but my husband Paul & I would love to join you at Doe's !


Be careful, Sweetheart. Poverty is pretty kinky...


Now Mr. Bushie ... I'm sure that Mr.Poverty Pete is a true gentleman .
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/29 11:29:45 (permalink)
That's right, Miss Susan. Don't you believe a word that comes out of the mouth of Mr. Bushie. He's just a bitter old man who doesn't get out much these days.
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/29 11:33:32 (permalink)
Now , Now Mr.PP ...We must be gracious !
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/29 12:38:09 (permalink)
I understand civility Miss Susan, but is there no limit? Must we be gracious to those who choose (ugh) to live west of the Sabine river.
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/29 13:13:24 (permalink)
LOL ... Mr.PP !
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/29 13:19:43 (permalink)
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I agree with the Leonard's BBQ Suggestion for Saturday Nite.


Well, The Mayor has spoken

"Make it Sew!"


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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/29 13:26:08 (permalink)

It's nice to be the Mayor.
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/29 13:36:06 (permalink)
Mr.Al I am in complete agreement with your itinerary . It just sounds so delicious !
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/29 18:12:49 (permalink)
I'm still looking for a Sunday brunch comparable to Ellendale's, but for Saturday, I would like to suggest meeting at Cozy Corner for lunch rather than the place in Tunica.
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/29 18:22:13 (permalink)
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I'm still looking for a Sunday brunch comparable to Ellendale's, but for Saturday, I would like to suggest meeting at Cozy Corner for lunch rather than the place in Tunica.


That has my vote.

Paul E. Smith
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/29 19:38:39 (permalink)

Cozy Corner for Saturday Lunch and Leonard's for Saturday Dinner and Glee Club 'Meet'. Sunday Breakfast/Brunch still in the works. Start checking your Memphis Hotel/Motels soon. It is the Valentines Day/President's Day Weekend and many places will have weekend-getaway packages. We have to find a Pet-Friendly Place so the pups can attend!
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RE: 2009 Presidents' Day Weekend Meet-Up Discussion 2008/11/29 23:59:57 (permalink)
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He's just a bitter old man who doesn't get out much these days.


I'll have you know that I drove to the 7-11 just today. Bought some LSD. (little sugar donuts)
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