Sample on the Cheap During Downtown Dining Week
For information about Downtown Dining Week 2017, click here.
For broke foodies and those who like to try a ton of new food in a short amount of time, there are few things better than Memphis’ annual Downtown Dining Week.
It’s that most magical week of the year when tons of downtown restaurants offer three-course dinners for $20 (minus the tip, tax and drink). So far this year, 15 restaurants have signed up to participate. They’ll be offering their specials from Nov. 14th – 20th.
Here’s what’s on the menu:
Appetizer: Fried pickles. Entree: choice of chopped barbecue pork platter, southern fried catfish or chicken fried chicken. Dessert: banana bread pudding. Price: $20.11
Appetizer: minestrone soup or Caesar salad. Entree: Pumpkin Agnolotti with buttered onions, pancetta, cream emulsion and grape tomato. Dessert: homemade pistachio ice cream. Price: $20.11
Appetizer: Arugula, poached pear, walnut salad with Roquefort cheese and pear vinaigrette. Entree: Smoked salmon with asparagus, potato gratin, and fennel burre blanc or braised beef short rib with pumpkin sage risotto, and Bordeaux sauce. Dessert: seasonal fruit tart or creme fraiche ice cream. Price: $20.11
Appetizer: choice of one – fried pickles, chicken tenders, cheese logs, fried green tomatoes or corn brat. Entree: choice of two – fried Cornish hen, catfish plate, marinated grilled chicken, fish and chips, Glenna’s meatloaf, great maple flank steak, Southwestern salad, four cheese burger or 12oz. prime rib. Price: $20.11
Appetizer: she-crab soup or traditional salad wedge. Entree: Newman Farms bone-in porkchop or shrimp and grits. Dessert: warm chocolate brownie with ice cream. Price: $20.11
Appetizer: she-crab soup or smoked duck and cranberry salad. Entree: Blackened shrimp voodoo pasta or Gaucho steak with vegetables. Dessert: warm brownie a la mode or homemade rum cake.
Appetizer: soup of the day or mixed greens salad. Entree: herb roasted chicken with potatoes and haricot verts or marinated New York strip steak with root vegetable hash. Dessert: dessert of the day or Slim’s Peanut Butter Passion. Price: $20.11
Any two menu entrees and a shared dessert for $20.11.
Appetizer: soup of the day or mixed greens salad. Entree: grilled pork loin with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans or blackened tilapia with tomato pesto and Parpadelle pasta. Dessert: cookies and cream bread pudding or apple golden raisin cobbler. Price: $20.11
Appetizer: BLFGT salad or roasted butternut and apple bisque. Entree: roasted pork tenderloin over pork belly hash or pepper crusted wild salmon with sweet corn ettoufee. Dessert: chocolate fried pies or apple crisp. Price: $20.11
Appetizer: Field greens salad or soup of the day. Entree: Chicken Sicilian with angel hair pasta and fresh vegetables or grilled pork tenderloin with whipped potatoes and green beans. Dessert: white chocolate bread pudding or fresh strawberry crepe. Price: $20.11
Appetizer: chicken liver mousse or mixed salad. Entree: Grilled top sirloin with garlic mashed potatoes or pan-seared trout with ratatouille. Dessert: selection of one of the Majestic’s signature shot glass desserts. Price: $20.11
Appetizer: house green salad or soup of the day. Entree: Creole tilapia with rice pilaf and fresh broccoli or pepper steak with mashed potatoes. Dessert: key lime pie or Mississippi Mud Pie. Price: $20.11
Appetizer: crab rangoon or crispy spring rolls. Entree: tilapia and tiger shrimp with ginger chili sauce or beef tenderloin with mushroom garlic oyster sauce. Dessert: mango pie or fried ice cream. Price: $20.11
Appetizer: pulled pork egg rolls with Dr. Pepper curry dip or gumbo with crawfish and Andouille sausage. Entree: grilled salmon with maple-braised Brussels sprouts or mushroom and goat cheese risotto. Dessert: butterscotch mousse or smores cheesecake.
Appetizer: Cornish Hen stuffed with andouille sausage or roasted Poblano chicken chowder soup and mesculin green salad. Entree: grilled Ahi tuna steak drizzled with soy ginger vin served with red rice pilaf and veggie medley or blue cheese stuffed filet mignon with marchande du vin sauce served with horseradish mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. Dessert: pumpkin cake or carrot cake.
Appetizer: baby arugla salad or zucchini squash soup or a pork potsticker. Entree: chicken Milanese with potato and pancetta hash or grilled pork and grits or striped bass en papillote. Dessert: Out of the Blue Smores or baked apple crostada.
Appetizer: chicken tacos or cheeseburger soup. Entree: chorizo meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes and the vegtable of the day or Cajun chicken pot pie. Dessert: French silk pie or fall apple pie.
Four course dinner. Course one: curry potstickers. Course two: choice of one regular sushi roll. Course three: choice of either Tom Yum or Tom Kha soup. Course four: choice of entree from the Thai wok selection.
If you’re planning on checking out Downtown Dining Week, be sure to tip your severs well – they’re working really hard, so please be generous. Also, know that reservations may be helpful at a few of the higher-end restaurants (Paulette’s, Chez Philippe, Bleu).
What are you planning to try?