Andy's Rest. Scorecard: Best Home-Style - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Andy's Rest. Scorecard: Best Home-Style, plus scores as of 10/11/09

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MEMPHIS (WMC TV) - Not a single failing restaurant this week, so let's celebrate The Big Tip!

THIS WEEK'S BIG TIP:  The Cupboard Restaurant, 1400 Union Avenue, Midtown Memphis, (901) 276-8015, http://thecupboardrestaurant.com

Look out, Mom.  Your cooking has some competition.

More of our Scorecard viewers nominated The Cupboard Restaurant for Best Home-Style than any other home-cookin' heaven.  Good-cooking mamas and papas are taking notice, but not offense.

"The eggplant casserole is much better than the one that I prepare," confessed Vivian Dillihunt of Bartlett, TN, who visits once a month for that casserole and for great fellowship.

"It's like the old store in a town where everything happens," said Constantina Baldwin of Raleigh on her lunch break.  "You always run into someone important here."

In fact, we ran into Memphis Mayor-Elect AC Wharton, attacking a plate full of turkey & dressing.  He knows The Cupboard's the place to be seen.

"From my standpoint, it's the place to be fed!" he said.  "(When) I'm having to tighten my belt up a few notches and my pants are falling off, hey, I pick it right back up here! This is the place!"

Owner Charles Cavallo and his crew go through 500 pounds of potatoes a day and 200 pounds of green tomatoes a day.  Expect the freshest vegetables, cornbread muffins and healthy choices.

WHAT ANDY LIKES:  Chicken & Dumplings, Eggplant Casserole, Spinach Casserole, Server Pam Peyton (ask for her by name and say Andy Wise recommended her!)

For all of this week's Memphis-Shelby County restaurant scores, click here.

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