Friday, December 29, 2006

A Trip to Memphis

Today we decided to take a little trip to Memphis. There were two main reasons: 1 - go to World Market (for me) and 2 - go to the Rondevous for ribs (for Philip).

The shopping area that has World Market is a really cute outdoor shopping center...the only problem was the curvy road that took us there! I was glad when we arrived...I'm not big on car rides, especially if I'm in the back seat! Anyway, after we ate our "snack" lunch at Barnes and Noble (yes, we ate in a bookstore but it was really good - Chicken and Wild Rice soup for Daddy, Turkey and Swiss panini for Philip, and Grilled Chicken with roaster Red Peppers panini for Mama and me) we went to World Market. Oh My Goodness!!! i could have stayed in there are really long time. They have everything from couches to plates to baking chips to curtains to hats! I ended up leaving with a cute brown beret, a green collander, some cappacino baking chips, Nutella, candied ginger, Digestives, and Roasted Chipolte Raspberry sauce. I've already used the chips for some cookies and they are SO good! There was a rug, blanket, and decorative shell hanging that I wanted but couldn't bring myself to buy as they weren't on sale. Oh, well...maybe online?

Then we went to downtown Memphis to check out the ribs at Rondevous. It took a while to find it on top of all the traffic and people in town for the Sugar Bowl. We went early and it turns out it is a good thing. By 5 o'clock, there was a small line...when we left at 6 there was an hour long wait! Anyway, Mama, Daddy, and Philip all got the ribs, while I got the Real Greek Salad.
They all said the ribs were good (as they were, I tasted them and really liked the seasoning but just don't care for the meat) and judging from the pictures, I think they really liked them. Nothing was left on the plate!
After dinner we went to the Peabody but the ducks were in bed for the night...oh, well! Tomorrow we're going on one last jaunt to check out a Thai restaurant in town...I'm excited!


Erika W. said...

Oh I looooove World Market. If there was one store here that I totally get in trouble with, it's that one.

If you sign up for their e-mails you get occasional coupons...

Sounds like you had a great day with your family. :-)

Harmonia said...

Hi! I'm back bloggin' - looks like you had fun! Have a happy, safe new year!

Anonymous said...

Yup, World Market is pretty interesting. And I LOVE cappucino chips!

Well, I love ribs too, those looked divine.

gail@more than a song said...

Have not heard of World Market, sounds fun! But I have looked for cappucino chips before and have never found them. Sounds like a fun day.

Anonymous said...

How funny you mentioned World Market and I was thinking "what? never heard of it" -- I went and looked and we call it Cost Plus here. :-) Love that store!

Lauren said...

I've never been to a world market before - I've been wanting cappucino chips.. they are so yummy.

looks like a lot of fun!

Anonymous said...

I always wanted to stay and see the ducks at the Peabody...for obvious reasons.
Memphis BBQ...yum!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

That looks like a really cool place! I've never been to one (and yes, I'm big enough to admit that I had never even heard of them before!). I can't find cappucino chips around here, cool that you found them.

Great pictures, are you enjoying your new camera? :)

We love ribs but haven't hit Rendezvous yet. Last time we were in Memphis, the line was way too long and we went to BB King's instead. :)

Have a great New Years weekend!

Unknown said...

Erika - Thanks for the tip...I think I'll do that because when I run out of cappuccino chips I'm going to have to get some more...YUM!

Harmonia - Thanks, I'll check ya out!

Kate - I wish we had one closer to me. The seasoning on the ribs was really good as was the bbq sauce.

Gail - I had never heard of it either and was SO excited to see the chips.

Alisha - Don't you just love it!

Lauren - It was TONS of fun. I would go back quite often if I lived here...and their prices are great, too!

Peabody - I was sad to miss the ducks, I guess I'll have to go back some time to see them.

Stacy - Don't feel badly, I hadn't heard of world market until my mom told me about it. I actually don't have my camera yet, we're ordering it tonight.

Anonymous said...

i just discovered world market... and what can I say... there's a reason we're all hooked on it! ;)

Glad you all had a great time. Those ribs look scrumptious!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, yum, Claire! We got to Memphis sometimes too. Well, my husband likes to go to Tunica if you get my drift. I love staying at the Peabody Hotel, hanging out in the spa, and then venturing out in the evenings for blues and bbq. Looks like you had a great time!