Last week I headed to the dirty delta with the hubs. He is gearing up for planting season and needed to get some contracts signed and look at his plots. He asked me if I wanted to go, and since I am a lady of leisure at the moment I said, "Why not!". So, I shipped my croupy baby off to Juju's and hopped in the truck and headed to the dirty with my man.
Why am I posing with Kermit? Because Jim Henson was from the dirty, baby! I had Randall stop at the visitors museum in Greenville. It was a joke of a museum but I got to touch Kermie and that made me feel all green and happy!
When we travel, we eat! We favor local fare. We live in a town that has very little good local places to eat, but we are drowning in chains. It is one of the things we do not like about living here, but it is something we can live with. Luckily Memphis and Little Rock are not to far of a drive. Going to new places is fun because we can try new places to eat. Randall has traveled the roads of the delta for most all his life, so he knew where to take me to eat ... and eat well.
The first night we were there we went to Cicero's. It is located in the little agricultural town of Stoneville, MS. My sweet hubs worked for Stoneville Seed in Memphis for 7 years and spent some time in this little mecca of ag research. This restaurant is located in an old Stoneville Seed building. I did not take a picture and could not find one on the internet, so the logo is all you get!
I love good seafood. I had the best baked catfish. It was covered in crusted pecans, Parmesan cheese and crab meat. I won't mention the butter sauce because it might make your chest hurt! It was delish! Randall got the rib eye. We then headed to Sonic and split a hot fudge shake. Have you had one of those? They are really, really good!
The next day we headed down the famous Highway 61. We stopped in Cleveland and ate lunch at the Airport Grocery. Randall had not eaten there but heard it was good. It has a lot of local history and was really interesting on the inside. I got the salad bar (I needed it after that heart attack on a plate at Cicero's) and he got a po'boy sandwich. I was not real impressed with it for the price. They also served Diet Rite...who serves Diet Rite?! We then stopped in the next town and got Diet Coke at Sonic!
We then ate our final meal in Tupelo at the local chain, Lost Pizza Company. They are all over the delta and really good. It reminded us of the Memphis Pizza Cafe but cleaner! I got a Happy Hippie pizza and Randall got pepperoni and sausage. I love thin crust and they did not let me down. It was a thin crust veggie pizza, for the most part. It was super yummy. It was snowing really hard while we were eating there and we were in front of the window. It was nice. We sat there for a bit and then split a sundae at McDonald's!
I hear I am heading to Mobile with him in a few weeks, so I will do some local dining in those parts and report back to ya!
Happy Food Friday!