I was planning to go to Cafe 61 for lunch today because I have a major soft spot for the near cardiac arrest that is their crawfish mac and cheese. There was just one small problem with that plan – Cafe 61 has apparently been closed for about six months.
Instead, I went next door to Automatic Slim’s Tonga Club. It was weirdly empty for 12:30 on a week day (I was the only person there for a good 20 minutes).
I’m not sure why it was so empty – it’s a great space, and the food was reasonably priced. I had the soup and salad combo with squash soup (if they’re serving this when you’re there, eat it) and mixed greens with lemon vinaigrette.
What do you look for in a great lunch spot? What are your local favorites?
Automatic Slim’s Tonga Club
83 S 2nd St
Memphis, TN 38103