Tuesday November 4, 2008 cont.
While driving to Memphis, I realized there was a theme for today's business. I was determined to right some wrongs!
First stop in Memphis was back at the hotel I stayed at on Friday to return the tv remote control I unintentionally pilfered. The woman thanked me, while looking at me like I was an idiot.
Next, I wanted to get a milkshake at Wiles-Smith Drugs
. When I was here about a month ago, an elderly couple informed me that "I ordered wrong", when I got a sundae rather than a shake. I showed up at their door at 9:05AM. Even though the sign on the front door says they open at 9:00AM, the door was locked and the lights were off.
Since there was no sign they were opening anytime soon, I drove the short distance down the street to The Cupboard
. On my last visit here, I was too full from my meal to get dessert. What was I thinking?
I looked at the menu and saw they had plum cobbler (PLUM COBBLER!!!
) on Mondays and I asked my waitress if they had any leftover. She informed me it was all gone, so I had to "settle" for a piece of lemon icebox pie.
WOW! This is the real thing. The lemon part was a pefect combination of sweet and tart. And the graham cracker crust was wonderful. This was a world class piece of pie! It may even better than the piece at had at Silver Skillet
in Atlanta. http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Writeup.aspx?ReviewID=1262&RefID=1262
Back to Wiles-Smith Drugs
to see if they were open. It was 9:30AM and the doors were still locked. But the lights were now on, so I knocked. The pharmacist came to the door and I asked him if it was too early to get a milkshake. He said "We'll take care of you" and I ordered a cherry milkshake.
The silver beaker gives you almost three glasses full of thick, ice creamy goodness. This was a great milkshake. http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Writeup.aspx?ReviewID=1264&RefID=1264
I drove around Memphis for a little bit, trying to make a decision on what to do for lunch. I ended up at The Little Tea Shop
right in the middle of downtown. I like the woman in the insert who is saying, "I'm waiting for you!"
I have no idea if this place qualifies under the much discussed lately "Ladies Lunch". But, in the time I was there, the only other table being occupied was by five construction workers.
They give you the menu on a piece of paper and you mark with the pencil what you want.
I got the delicious pimiento salad sandwich,
along with a cup of the tomato rice soup.
If I had time, I would have ordered the fried chicken, but I had a flight to catch. Once again, I have to point out how good the iced tea is here in Memphis. http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Writeup.aspx?ReviewID=67&RefID=67
Unfortunately, no time for dessert, since I had a flight to catch. When I landed at Pittsburgh, I headed straight to my local township building, so I could vote. I got home around 6:30PM.
Thanks again to everyone for reading my trip report!
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