A Day in the Life of a Memphis Foodie
Memphis magazine Staff
(page 4 of 10)
Afternoon Snack: 2:30 pm
—Best New Restaurant Winner—
It had only been a couple of hours since lunch, but as I drove down Madison Avenue, the arched “Midtown is Memphis” sign in front of Chiwawa caught my eye. My tummy started rumbling for an ear of their delicious Elote, and I had to pop in and grab a quick snack. Fitting with the restaurant’s theme of offering American and Mexican street food, the Elote — traditional Mexican street fare — is grilled corn on the cob slathered with tangy crema, sprinkled with slightly salty Cotija cheese, and finished with chili lime salt. The sweet corn combined with the sour, salty toppings cured my craving for an afternoon nibble. If you haven’t tried this dish yet, you’re really missing out.
Elote is a staple on the menu, but it’s worth noting that Chiwawa offers sweet daily deals like Taco Tuesday (any three gourmet tacos for $9), Wiener Wednesday (½ off hot dogs all day), and drink specials every day of the week. And Chiwawa's catchy slogan, “When it rains, we pour,” makes rainy days well worth getting wet, for half off the select draft beers. – Shara Clark