Friday, January 27, 2012

Alfred's on Beale- Memphis

Beale Street in Memphis has a long history and tradition of music and food.  Started in 1841, named for a Military hero Beale began hosting musicians in the 1860s.  In 1986 Alfred’s opened and has been providing food, drink and music to the city ever since.
For lunch Alfred’s has its regular menu, and then a rotating menu for each week day with your choice of meat and two vegetables, meat and three vegetables, or a vegetable plate.  All of their vegetables are fresh, never coming from a can, something I fully support.  So on a Friday afternoon, with a few coworkers we walked across the street and pulled up a stool at the bar in Alfred’s.  I decided on Golden Fried Chicken Tenders, Homemade Mac & Cheese, and Fried Okra.  The tenders reminded me of the type my mom used to make whenever she would make homemade chicken tenders, lightly breaded, white meat, tasty.  The fried okra was on point, but I wish they would let the oil drain off of them a little more before they were served; mine were sitting in a little pool.  Now this may be un-American, but I am not the biggest fan of mac & cheese, for some reason that day it just sounded good.  It was pretty good, really cheesy, but after about three bites I was done with it.  One thing I don’t think I will be getting used to in Memphis is smoking in the restaurants and bars, but that is to no fault of Alfred’s what-so-ever.  Overall good vibe, good history, good food.

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  1. Just a quick point of information, smoking is only allowed at 21-and-up places here.