Yesterday wasn’t as crazy as our first full day. We went to the museum in the morning – I must say there was a ton of reading. The videos were very interesting and the exhibits were great. Afterwards, we went to Pearl’s Oyster House for lunch. It is a place we found as we were walking in the Main Street district of Memphis.
What a cool place. There were so many interesting menu items; I didn’t know what to try. We started with Char-Grilled Oysters – sooo good. They were topped with parmesan cheese and chipotle butter. We ordered a dozen, but could have ordered more easily. Hubby had the catfish special, which he thought was very good. It had a light coating – you could still see the lines of the fish. His lunch came with hushpuppies and French fries. I ordered Shrimp Scampi and Pasta. It had a light sauce – garlic, butter, and wine – similar to what I would make at home. It was a nice light pasta – flavorful – and I really liked the presentation. On the rim of the bowl, parmesan cheese and parsley were sprinkled to add some oomph to the dish.
We were very pleased with our lunch choice. We had an exceptionally nice waiter, who was very helpful with respect to our lunch choices. He also gave some suggestions for our last day in Memphis. Pearl’s is definitely a place we will visit again.
Hubby’s parents area always suggesting that we go to Tunica and check it out. Being only 30 minutes from Memphis, we decided to try it out. Wow, what a strange place. There is an outlet mall and tons of casinos. We went to three casinos, lost our shirt, and came back to Memphis. I am amazed by the place. There really isn’t anything to do but gamble. I must say, seeing as how I lost my gambling allowance, quickly I might add, that I don’t see myself going back soon, but I am glad I went – it is a must see if you are in the area. However, if you like to gamble, and have the resources, it is very nice and clean. We were surprised though, that one could smoke in the casinos. Being from Illinois, there is no smoking in any public place, and we have noticed a lack of smoke in Memphis. The casinos had smoke in them, and both of us commented on that. I really dislike smelling smoke and being next to a smoker.
For dinner we decided to try a restaurant that we went to last year. The King’s Palace was great last year, so we decided to try it again this year. We weren’t disappointed. Hubby ate VooDoo chicken, and I had gumbo – yay!!!!!! and an appetizer which included gator chips, chicken wings, and fried crawfish tails. What a great dinner. We finished the evening at Silky O’Sullivan’s where our favorite piano player, Craig Schuster. He is so very, very talented. He can play just about anything you throw at him. I know I wrote somewhat poorly about the food, but I must say the entertainment is some of the best on Beale Street. All of the piano players are funny and very good; we just happen to like Craig the best, and were very glad to be able to listen to him again.
Before we went to Silky’s, we hung out on Beale Street for a while. It is an interesting place on Wednesday nights. On this particular night, Beale Street hosts any motorcyclist who wants to come down. We were trying to decide how many bikes were on the street last night, and we came up with over 500 – very scientific method we used, just look up and down the street and estimate. It is amazing to look at all those bikes. There were so many different types – I totally lost count.
I have no clue what we are doing on our last day in Memphis; I will blog and let you know later! Have a great day.