Fourth Night – Edo
I went to this Japanese restaurant because it was recommended by people on yelp. I got about four nigiri roles (maguro, hamachi, saba, and fluke[?]) and couple maki rolls (unagi and spicy tuna). It was all pretty good. The quality of the fish was good. A friend who recommended both Gus’s and Cozy Corner mentioned that sushi would be pretty good in Memphis because it is the hub of FedEx so they actually have access to pretty good quality fish. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but I can say that the sushi was a nice vacation from slow cooked pork. I have to admit that at this point, I was a wee bit porked out.
Final verdict: Actually pretty good
Fifth Night – Corky’s BBQ
This place came recommended by some locals who swore by the dry rubbed ribs which is a specialty of the place. I drove about half an hour east to get there past numerous identical strip malls until finally I was welcomed by the cute little pig on the sign.
But when I stepped into the restaurant I thought I was in Chili’s. This place didn’t have the most down home character, but their ribs were pretty good. And the dry rub was a nice touch But then again it’s hard to mess up smoky ribs by adding salt and paprika to them.
Final verdict: Just good (not great). Next time, I stick exclusively to the ribs.