B.B. Kings Blues Club, Memphis TN

January 2018

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.

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Lillie Mae’s House of Soul Food, Santa Clara CA

February 2014

Four years ago I used to work in the bay area a lot and one of my favorite places to go to lunch was a great unique restaurant called Lillie Mae’s House of Soul Food located in Santa Clara California.

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Rendezvous, Memphis TN

January 2018

 

One day while working in Memphis Tennessee, my co-workers and I decided to try some local BBQ for lunch so we headed over to a famous rib joint downtown called Rendezvous.  I had heard about this place before and looked forward to checking it out.

We parked in a nearby parking structure and walked to the alley where, strangely enough, the entrance to the restaurant is located. As we walked we could smell the smoke from the charcoal-fired pits all the way down the block. It was pretty easy to find the entrance just by following our noses.

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Tomukun Korean BBQ, Ann Arbor MI

January 2018

While working in Ann Arbor Michigan, another restaurant that came highly recommended was Tomukun, which is a restaurant with two sides.

One side is a Noodle Bar serving Pho and more and the other (where we dined) was as described on their website, a Korean BBQ restaurant and bar in downtown Ann Arbor Michigan that features table-top grills, classic Korean soul food and a variety of Asian draft beers, soju, makgeulli, and cocktails.

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Gratzi, Ann Arbor MI

January 2018

While working in Ann Arbor Michigan this past January, my customer recommended several times that my co-workers and I head to downtown Ann Arbor to try a local favorite Italian restaurant, and so of course we went, gotta eat right? 🙂

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Cafe Las Pupusas, Barstow CA

February 2016

While driving across the southern California desert highway just outside of Las Vegas, returning home on a road trip from Austin Texas, my buddy and I found ourselves in Barstow at lunch hour so it was time to find a place to chow.

I busted out my trusty iPhone and searched thru a few apps to see what restaurants out here in almost the middle of nowhere could be found.  Much to my surprise I located one very highly rated place not too far down the road from where we were.

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We got off the highway and headed into a neighborhood near a train yard. Seemed odd but sometimes you just gotta follow the GPS and see where it takes you. (fingers crossed). The restaurant was built in what looked to be a former house. The decor and layout was  simple but homey and very comfortable needless to say.

Cafe Las Pupusas is located at 224 N 7th Ave. Barstow, CA 92311
Phone (760) 256-3451, Website http://www.cafelaspupusas.com

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The lady’s working at the restaurant were friendly and helpful. This was my first time trying pupusas so I ordered two different kinds to try tasting a little bit of variety.  I ordered one with chicken and the other with cheese.

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These pupusas tasted great! The tastes, textures and flavors blended perfectly together. Of the two I tried I liked both the chicken and cheese versions equally, they both were very tasty. The best way I can describe them is they are like a stuffed tortilla and there are lots of options for fillings.

Here’s the pupusas menu:

Stuffed corn tortilla pie filled with :
De Maiz / Corn Masa: $2.35 – $2.65
Harina de ARROZ / Gluten Free Rice Masa: add $0.35
Chicharron / Fried pork
Chicharron con Queso / Pork & Cheese
Revueltas / Fried pork, beans & cheese
Pollo / Chicken
Pollo con Queso /. Chicken & Cheese
Pollo con queso y frijoles / Chicken, cheese & beans
Queso / Cheese
Queso con chile Jalapeno
Queso con Loroco / Cheese & Loroco
Queso con Frijol / Bean & Cheese
Frijol / Beans
Additional mixes:
Jalapeno / Serrano
Calabasa / Zuchini

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I found I also really enjoyed the sauces and extras that were applied liberally as instructed by my buddy. They were Red and Green sauces (hot and hotter) and pickled lettuce(?).

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I was very happy with the food here – two thumbs up, best papusas I’ve ever had 🙂

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If you ever find yourself driving thru Barstow and you’re hungry, this is the place go.

Cheers!