While working in Memphis Tennessee last month I got a chance to visit and walk around famous Beale Street, home of the American Blues music.
After walking around the street for a while, checking out both sides of the street and all the shops and restaurants along the couple of short blocks, my co-worker and I decided to grab some lunch and so we headed into B.B. King’s Blues Club.
B.B. Kings Blues Club is a really cool restaurant, bar and music venue. The atmosphere is perfect, the service excellent and the food pretty darn good. I had been to the one in Hollywood at Universal City Walk a few times, just found out it’s since been closed.
The Memphis location of B.B.’s is awesome! Had a good time hanging out having a few beers with lunch while watching a great blue band playing on stage.
The band – from their website:
Blind Mississippi Morris, Born Morris Cummings, Morris adopted his name after losing his sight when he was four years old. Born in Clarksdale, Miss., he grew up around the blues. He has been called the “disciple of the Delta blues,” recording with Muddy Waters and performing with other well-known artists including B.B. King, David Porter and Rufus Thomas. Morris has been playing at B.B. King’s since the mid ‘90s and continues to wow crowds with his amazing harmonica skills. He has also been named one of the top 10 harmonica players in the world by Bluzharp magazine.
FYI – B.B. King’s Blues Club Memphis was named one of the 100 Hottest Restaurants in America for 2017 by OpenTable Diners.
For lunch I had the Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich which consisted of Popcorn shrimp served on a toasted Gambino Po Boy Roll dressed with mayo, lettuce, tomato, and pickle. Served with lemon and comeback sauce. It came served with french fries and was delicious, wish I was eating one right now!
143 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103