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365 Things to Do in Memphis #169: Add a Non-Vegetable to Your Veggie Plate

Posted by Holly Whitfield | June 18th 2020 3263 0

I’m about to show you a picture of a veggie plate that I ordered at Soul Fish. Take a look at it and ask yourself: which one of these is not like the others?

Soul Fish veggie plate, Memphis, Tenn.

If you were able to correctly identify the bowl of mac ‘n’ cheese as not a vegetable, then congratulations! You’re right. You’re probably also not from Memphis, or at least not from the South.

Assignment #169 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to pretend like macaroni and cheese is a vegetable.

Mac ‘n’ cheese is the most common non-vegetable vegetable, but spaghetti is also fairly common. The best places to do this are traditional, Southern meat-and-three restaurants like Alcenia’s, Soul Fish, Little Tea Shop, or Stone Soup Cafe.

Let’s take another look at that macaroni and cheese, which still counts as a faux vegetable when you order it as a side for fried catfish.

What’s your favorite veggie plate combination?

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  1. Andy says:

    Best is BLIND BEAR.  Order a veggie plate.  You get 4 veggies… I recommend the mac-n-cheese, turkey soup, banana pudding, and a caesar salad.  Which one of those is actually a veggie?!?

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