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Photo by Mosby Ross

East Memphis

Hog & Hominy

707 W Brookhaven Cir, Memphis, TN, 38117

hogandhominy.com

Description

This buzzed-about restaurant has gained national recognition for combining Italian technique with Southern fare for an inventive menu that wows as well as it comforts. Here, sweetbreads are fried golden and tossed in crunchy peanut-laced hot sauce, and pizza welcomes softly scrambled eggs and cajun boudin. And of course, you can't end the meal without a taste of Southern sweetness: appealing pies loaded with peanut butter and mascarpone or chocolate pudding and crushed Oreos. The ambience is equally playful with a large bocce court and a welcoming, boisterous spirit at all hours.

Brit McDaniel of Paper & Clay / Hog & Hominy

Hog & Hominy is low key but on point. Some options on their menu may seem odd initially, but they are always delicious. Expect old school Southern fare with a twist. Oh, and scrambled eggs on your pizza. Trust me—it's great.

— Brit McDaniel of Paper & Clay