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Lisajo

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Road Trip through Mississippi Thu, 03/25/10 10:36 AM (permalink)
Hello all, we took a road trip through Mississippi last week, hitting up 4 cities: Tupelo, Tunica, Clarksdale and Greenville. 
 
Sorry for all the pictures of half eaten food, we are just learning to take pics first and then eat!!
 
We landed in Tupleo around lunch time and decided to travel up to Holly Springs to have cheeseburgers at Philips Grocery Store. Didn't realize it was 45 miles one way from Tupelo!!  Had a little trouble finding it but we did and had some delicious burgers! Didn't get back into Tueplo until 4:30 and went looking for Shipley's Do-Nuts for our breakfast in the morning.  We got there around 5pm and although the selection was limited at that hour, we were able to get a nice variety and they still had some chocolate covered cake doughnuts and fritters.  I would recommend stopping at Shipley's for Do-Nuts in Tueplo.  We stopped at Connie's Fried Chicken for dinner and it was average.
 
 

Cheeseburger at Philips Grocery Store
 

 
Do-nuts from Shipleys
 

Had to put in something with Elvis!!
 
[size=3 font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"] 
[size=3 font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"]920 South Gloster Street, Tupelo - (662) 844-4602

 
Next stop was Tunica for 2 days; staying at Sams Town Casino.  The food in the casinos (we had the breakfast and dinner buffet at Sams Town) are nothing to write about, however, we did stop at the Blue and White in Tunica for a really good breakfast. 
 

 
Blue & White Restaurant1355 U.S. 61, Tunica, MS 38676 (662) 363-1371 ‎
 
 
Moving down Rt 61 to our next stop in Clarksdale to see Ground Zero Blues Club.  We saw the blues club and not much was happening at 10:30am, so we went in search of lunch.  A couple of blocks away was a little place called the Dutch Oven Bakery and Cafe, which interested us as it sounded Amish.  They weren't Amish but Mennonite which ment good food to us.  For lunch, husband had the Lasagna special (which was more like johnny marzetti) with garlic bread and corn and I had the traditional panini with ham, provoline cheese, red bell peppers and pesto with a side of macaroni salad.  This was a great lunch, but dessert was even better.  We shared a slice of fresh strawberry pie; my husband said "this is how a strawberry pie is supposed to taste!" They were making pies and cakes and when we left people were lining up for lunch and one guy left with 3 cakes!
 
 

 
clarksdaledutchoven.com
[size=3 font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"]The Dutch Oven
100 Blues Alley Ln.
Clarksdale, MS 38614
(662) 621-9766

 
 
Next stop was Greenville for dinner at Does Eat Place.  I had the 10oz filet and Ric had the 2lb bone-in ribeye, these were amazing and delicious steaks and the french fries were just like my Mom's.  I was tempted to get a second order. Definately call for a reservation if you have dinner here.
 

 

 
 

[size=3 font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"]Doe's Eat Place (662) 334-3315 502 Nelson St
Greenville, MS

 
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    Lisajo

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    Re:Road Trip through Mississippi Thu, 03/25/10 10:40 AM (permalink)
    Here are the Does Eat Place Pics:







     
    #2
      Lisajo

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      Re:Road Trip through Mississippi Thu, 03/25/10 10:42 AM (permalink)
      Here is the Blue and White Picture (don't know why they didn't post the first time!)

       
      #3
        susanll

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        Re:Road Trip through Mississippi Thu, 03/25/10 10:52 AM (permalink)
        Nice report Lisajo!
         
        #4
          TnTinCT

          Re:Road Trip through Mississippi Thu, 03/25/10 1:03 PM (permalink)
          wow - am craving those steaks! Nice report!

           
          #5
            TnTinCT

            Re:Road Trip through Mississippi Thu, 03/25/10 1:03 PM (permalink)
            wow - am craving those steaks! Nice report!

             
            #6
              MiamiDon

              Re:Road Trip through Mississippi Thu, 03/25/10 1:16 PM (permalink)
              Those are great-looking steaks!
               
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                carolina bob

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                Re:Road Trip through Mississippi Thu, 03/25/10 1:54 PM (permalink)
                The porterhouse that I shared with another roadfooder at Doe's last year was, without a doubt, the most wonderful hunk of moo that I've ever tasted. Great report.
                <message edited by Carolina Bob on Fri, 03/26/10 1:29 PM>
                 
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                  BuddyRoadhouse

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                  Re:Road Trip through Mississippi Thu, 03/25/10 2:47 PM (permalink)
                  Lisajo, you went all the way from South Carolina to Clarksdale, Mississippi and didn't stop at Abe's for some Barbecue???  Geez, now you've got to go all the way back there again.  Dang!

                  Otherwise, nice report.  Hope you entered Doe's through the kitchen.

                  Buddy
                   
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                    Greymo

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                    Re:Road Trip through Mississippi Thu, 03/25/10 3:03 PM (permalink)
                    I enjoyed reading your report.   Doe's is a fun place to eat with awesome steaks.
                     
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                      Lisajo

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                      Re:Road Trip through Mississippi Thu, 03/25/10 3:57 PM (permalink)
                      Thanks everyone, it was a fun trip. 

                      Buddy - yes, now we will have to go back and do it again!  Yep, right in through the kitchen!
                       
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                        BuddyRoadhouse

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                        Re:Road Trip through Mississippi Thu, 03/25/10 4:28 PM (permalink)
                        Lisajo, Abe's has been very highly spoken of in numerous articles and books I have read, including the Stern's most recent publication, "500 Things To Eat Before It's Too Late".  We stopped there while driving back to Chicago from New Orleans this past October and had a terrific meal.  Abe's is very proud of their Roadfood recognition, displaying their listing in several original battered and decaying copies of Roadfood books dating back to the 70's.

                        Also in Clarksdale and also listed in "500 Things..." is Ramon's for butterflied shrimp.  We were just passing through town, trying to make Memphis by bedtime, so didn't get to visit Ramon's.  I suppose if you're going to go all the way back to Mississippi, you might as well give them a go.

                        Speaking of Memphis and good BBQ, just up the road a piece from Clarksdale (about 60 miles) is the aforementioned 'Que capital of Tennessee.  We visited Payne's for lunch and chowed down on some remarkable pulled pork and Barbecued bologna.  Both were piled high on a bun, smothered in Payne's signature slaw, and then doused with the perfect amount of their house made Barbecue Sauce.

                        Also in Memphis but untried by us (I guess we'll need to go back too) are Leonard's, Cozy Corner, A&R Bar-B-Que, and Interstate.

                        Once again, glad you had a good trip and thanks for a nice report.

                        Buddy

                        Abe's Bar-B-Que
                        616 N. State St.
                        Clarksdale, MS
                        (662) 624-9947

                        Ramon's
                        535 Oakhurst St.
                        Clarksdale, MS
                        (662) 624-9230

                        Payne's
                        1762 Lamar Avenue
                        Memphis, TN
                        (901) 272-1523

                        Leonard's Pit Barbecue
                        5465 Fox Plaza Drive
                        Memphis, TN
                        (901) 360-1963

                        Cozy Corner Restaurant
                        745 N. Parkway
                        Memphis, TN
                        (901) 527-9158

                        A&R Bar-B-Que

                        1802 Elvis Presley Blvd.
                        Memphis, TN
                        (901) 774-7444

                        Interstate Bar-B-Que
                        2265 S. Third Street
                        Memphis, TN
                        (901) 775-2304
                         
                        #12
                          buffetbuster

                          Re:Road Trip through Mississippi Thu, 03/25/10 5:10 PM (permalink)
                          Lisajo-
                          Thanks for the nice report!  The photos, especially from Doe's are really good.
                           
                          Mississippi is one of my favorite states and I spent a week driving around this great state about a year and ahalf ago.  We hit many of the same places.
                           
                          Looking forward to following along with you on future reports.
                           
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                            mr chips

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                            Re:Road Trip through Mississippi Thu, 03/25/10 10:32 PM (permalink)
                            Enjoyed your report. Trudy and I had trouble finding Phillips Grocery but the burger and experience were worth it. The steaks at Doe's look so good. Looking forward to your next report.
                            <message edited by mr chips on Fri, 03/26/10 2:20 AM>
                             
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                              baileysoriginal

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                              Re:Road Trip through Mississippi Thu, 03/25/10 11:10 PM (permalink)

                              Lisajo, you went all the way from South Carolina to Clarksdale, Mississippi and didn't stop at Abe's for some Barbecue??? Geez, now you've got to go all the way back there again. Dang!

                               
                              Lisajo should be glad she didn't go to Abe's - the last two times I've been there it was bad - not even remotely like their BBQ in the past.
                               
                              If you do ever get to Clarksdale, make it a point to go to The Dutch Oven - they have the absolute best Chicken Salad there is - it's shredded and small chunks of chicken and grapes and pecans and it's not swimming in mayo like most southern salads of anykind.  And their bread is fantastic. 
                               
                              All of their desserts are top notch but if you really want a taste of heaven - the Italian Cream Cake will send you there.  It's that good
                               
                               
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                                Lisajo

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                                Re:Road Trip through Mississippi Fri, 03/26/10 7:39 AM (permalink)
                                Buddy - That is a great list and Ramon's was on my list for Clarksdale, but we found The Dutch Oven first. 

                                baileysoriginal -  The Italian Cream Cake is one I would try the next time; we bought cookies to take on the road with us and they were pretty good too!
                                 
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                                  mbrookes

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                                  Re:Road Trip through Mississippi Fri, 03/26/10 1:11 PM (permalink)
                                  I would skip Ramon's and go to Rest Haven for wonderful kibbie and cabbage rolls, not to mention to-die-for chocolate and coconut pie. 
                                   
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                                    mbrookes

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                                    Re:Road Trip through Mississippi Fri, 03/26/10 1:13 PM (permalink)
                                    Bailysoriginal, how is the Ranchero these days? I'm afraid since Mama Rose died it may have gone down hill.
                                     
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                                      Nancypalooza

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                                      Re:Road Trip through Mississippi Fri, 03/26/10 3:04 PM (permalink)
                                      Great pictures too Lisajo--looking forward to more from you!
                                       
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