Somebody Feed Phil – Mississippi Delta Itinerary

Netflix: Season 4

Phil Rosenthal continues his trip in the Mississippi Delta after stopping in Memphis, and takes a road trip south. Through the trip, he gets to understand the food, culture, and most important of all, the people, that make the South the place that it is. See the locations, restaurants, and attractions he visited on the show.


For Part 1: Somebody Feed Phil: Memphis Itinerary


Eats

1. Abe's

616 N State St, Clarksdale, MS 38614

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Phil's first stop along Highway 61 takes him to Clarksdale, Mississippi and a local restaurant started by a Lebanese immigrant in 1924. The food is the owner's interpretation of southern barbeque.


Tasted: Barbeque sandwich with fries

Hot tamale



2. Delta Meat Market

118 N Sharpe Ave, Cleveland, MS 38732

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Phil's journey takes him to the town of Cleveland, named after the president Grover Cleveland. Here he finds a restaurant leading in the new wave of cuisine in the South, with innovative takes and with ingredients that are all locally sourced.


Tasted: Wedge salad with buttermilk dressing and garlic sweet chili sauce

Butternut squash soup with chickpeas, mint, and honey

Hangar steak frites with Hoover sauce (marinade)

Artisanal turkey sandwich

Sweet potatoes



3. Jim's Cafe

314 Washington Ave, Greenville, MS 38701

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Phil heads to the town of Greenville and a family run diner opened since 1909. He sits at the "Table of Knowledge," which is a table where a group of old friends, who have all lived in the town for 50 to 60 years, dine everyday. He engages in great conversation with the locals, as well as eats the amazing food.


Tasted: Dirty burger (named after the son Dirty Brown) with onion rings



4. Doe's Eat Place

502 Nelson St, Greenville, MS 38701

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What looks like a non-descript house on the outside is actually home to one of the best steakhouses in the country. It's a family run restaurant that started in 1941 and has had patrons including Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson.


Tasted: Famous "wet" salad

Hot tamale

Broiled shrimp with garlic bread

Fried shrimp

Steak with fries fried in skillets



5. Highland Club


Phil invites a number of friends he had met throughout the trip to the Highland Club to enjoy a wonderful spread of Southern food. One of his friends then gives Phil a ride back to his hotel in a boat.


Tasted: Fried catfish

Rotisserie chicken and cabbage salad

Crowder peas and chow chow

Hush puppies

Alligator meat with comeback sauce

Potato salad



Activities

1. Highway 61 Crossroads


Known as the Blues highway, Highway 61 intersects Highway 49 in Clarksdale at what is known as the "Crossroads." The legend is that this is where musician Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil to learn to play the blues



2. Delta Arts Alliance

Phil visits a community arts center in Cleveland, Mississippi where they teach kids how to dance, sing, and to make art. Phil tries his hand at some dancing himself, albeit not too successfully.



For Part 1: Somebody Feed Phil: Memphis Itinerary

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