Wanted: Restaurant Recommendations in Cordova, Collierville and Bartlett

Over the past few months, I’ve been diligently working away on an upcoming book titled Food Lovers’ Guide to Memphis. The book’s publisher, Globe Pequot Press, is hoping for a year-end release. Of course, I have to finish writing the book first, and that’s where you can help.

The book is a travel guide of sorts to restaurants, specialty markets, and artisan purveyors. It has a nice local spin (no franchises!) and is organized in chapters by location. I’m working now on the chapters for Cordova, Collierville, and Bartlett. Since I don’t live or work in these neighborhoods, I’m worried about missing restaurants or markets people like. For instance, I’ve read about a gourmet store in Cordova specializing in spices, but I can’t remember its name.

So please help. If you have favorite restaurants, markets, or producers in the suburbs, send your suggestions to pam@memphisflyer.com or leave a comment on the Memphis magazine Facebook page. I’d love to hear from you.

Reader Comments:
Apr 20, 2012 01:27 pm
 Posted by  Memphis38138

I'm sure the people at Rely Local can help, https://www.facebook.com/#!/colliervillebusiness , and please include our friends at Bangkok Alley. They are amazing people and have 4 restaurants: Southaven just south of Snowden Grove, Downtown at 140 Union, Collierville, and our favorite is the one on Brookhaven Circle. No listing would be complete without Buckley's Fine Filet Grill.
Thank you so much for looking out for our local businesses. We all need you SO much!
Haute Mama Maternity

Apr 20, 2012 04:47 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Mimi's Italian Cafe - Hwy 70 - Bartlett
Mama's BBQ - Stage Rd - Bartlett
Jim & Nick's BBQ - Germantown Pkwy - Cordova
Kem's - Holiday Inn - Brunswick Rd. - Wolfchase
Kabob International - Dexter Rd. Cordova
J Alexander's - Germantown Pkwy - Wolfchase
Abuelo's Mexican - Hwy 64 - Wolfchase
Jim's Place Grill - Houston Levee - Collierville
Jim's Place - Poplar

Apr 20, 2012 05:29 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Mimi's Italian Cafe
Red Fish Bistro
La Hacienda

Apr 20, 2012 07:54 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

You have to include Lavaro's on Summer and Sycamoe View? All hand made Italian with fresh imgrediants usually locally grown? Awesome!

Apr 23, 2012 01:34 pm
 Posted by  whitedog

The spice shop in Cordova is Johns' Pantry

May 8, 2012 03:39 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Side Porch Restaurant in Bartlett is wonderful. The home-grown atmosphere has not changed a bit in at least 15 years-how long I have known my Bartlett-native spouse! Kitchy atmosphere aside, the salads are always fresh, the rolls always hot, and the steaks and chicken taste very fresh and never overdone. Prices are sweet and the tea is sweeter! Can you tell this is our family favorite when we eat with the in-laws???

Jan 25, 2014 10:52 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

In Collierville:
Jim's Place Grille is a favorite, friendly owners- the Taras family, great bar, delicious food!
Cafe Piazza, owned by Pat Lucchesi, has wonderful pizza and scrumptious homemade desserts- always a "go-to" on my list.
The Silver Caboose is a REAL southern diner, outstanding atmosphere and home cooking.
Fuji Cafe has excellent sushi and sake, wonderful staff as well

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