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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sundays inThis Neck of the Woods


Whenever Mr. Eva and I travel, we bring Guy Fieri's books "Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives" with us, and when we stop for a meal, we check to see if Guy has recommended any place nearby.  Last year, we ate at Tom's BBQ in Memphis.  (Click the link to revisit Tom's)  This time in Memphis, we ate at Uncle Lou's Famous BBQ Chicken and Burgers.  This gem was listed in Guy's second book, "More Diners, Drive In's and Dives."

It's a pretty informal place.  You walk up to the counter and place your order, then they bring it to your table.  There were about a dozen tables, so it's not a huge place, but it's very friendly, and there were lots of choices available. 


We had the pleasure of meeting Uncle Lou himself, a bubbly, gregarious man who was delighted to know we had come from Maine to pay him a visit.  He signed my copy of Guy's book on the page where his eatery is reviewed.  He was so fun and friendly, I just wanted to hug him!


We were starving and everything smelled so wonderful that when we got our food, we started eating before I remembered to take photographs.  Mr. Eva here is hiding the fact that he had already scarfed down half of his BBQ bologna sandwich.  The meat is seasoned with a dry rub and is absolutely delicious!


I went for the fried BBQ chicken, with biscuit and onion rings.  (I too, had already started to eat... you'll notice a bite missing from the biscuit, which I tried to use to hide the bare drumstick I had munched on.  Uncle Lou fries the chicken and then puts a wonderful sauce on it, called Sweet, Spicy, Love!  And that's just what it is.  I absolutely loved it.  It was spicy hot, but I ordered the mild, so it wasn't extra spicy.  (I've found I can't take hot, hot food any more...one of the sad things about growing older!


As we left Uncle Lou's behind, we did stop to admire the trailer in the parking lot with his picture with Guy Fieri.  Click here to visit his website.   If you are ever in Memphis, pay him a visit!  Your taste buds will be happy!
EVA

19 comments:

River said...

I still get a giggle from your biscuits. Over here a biscuit is what you call a cookie, Your biscuits look more like our scones, although I'm told your biscuits are light and fluffy, while our scones aren't. We have our scones with jam and cream. Usually with a cup of tea.

Coffee Slut said...

OMG ...BBQ bologna sandwich ....I want one!!!

Brian Miller said...

nice....def sounds like a cool idea to carry that book around...diners are such cool places too...neat find

Tara R. said...

I love watching 3D. He featured a BBQ restaurant that's near my in-laws. We will have to check it out when we visit them this summer.

Tami said...

yummm! You made my hungry with the picture of the BBQ chicken and biscuit. I love homemade biscuits. I am going to make them tonight with dinner.

Vidya Sury said...

Mmm - I have learned to always visit your SIMC post after a good meal :D Uncle Lou does look bubbly and huggable!

Have a lovely Sunday, Eva!

rosaria said...

Oh, me too! I would take a bite of that biscuit before taking the picture! Are you in Memphis now?

Wayne W Smith said...

What a great tourism story. I look forward to following your blog on a regular basis.

Al Penwasser said...

BBQ bologna? That actually sounds pretty good!

Keetha Broyles said...

I think getting Guy's books and taking them along on trips is a FANTASTIC idea!

Unknown Mami said...

The chicken looks phenomenal.

ceodraiocht said...

I always feel I've missed out when Guy does a fantastic review of someplace I *could* get to but haven't. There's a few in San Francisco on my hit list because of Triple D (but I have had Dim sum at the restaurant featured on "the Best thing I ever Ate"). Using Guy's books is a great idea.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm a big Guy fan and have tried several of the diners he's recommended. This looks like his kind of place-- and mine too! That fried chicken made my mouth water.

Have a great week, xo jj

Molly said...

Looks like you are having a wonderful time on your trip. Biscuits on the UK are actually what you call cookies and what you call biscuits are very like our version of scones.

Mollyxxx

Terri Sonoda said...

BBQ is my favorite food ever...and really good BBQ just makes my whole day. So you're in Memphis? Any chance you might be motoring out this way?????
If you do, I expect a call. Please. That would be so cool!

Ruth said...

You have just received the versatile blogger award. Come on over and pick it up.
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I've never heard of BBQ bologna. Those fries sound awesome!

Eva Gallant said...

Rosaria: I'm actually in St Petersburg, Florida now.

Vidya: Thanks!

Wayne: Welcome!

Terri: Sorry, Dallas, TX is as far west as we went this trip!

Ruth: If you read the blurb above my comment box, I don't do awards, but I do appreciate the thought. Thanks.

Vicki Valenta said...

What a great idea to take Guy's books with you. I must go buy them. I love the show and we've eaten at several places that he's visited in San Antonio. I really want to get the books now.

My Dad would have loved the barbecued bologna sandwich.

Vodka Logic said...

I have been to a couple of places reviewed by Guy as well. What a fun idea to have the owner sign his page.