Andy's Restaurant Scorecard: Memphis St. Cafe - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Andy's Restaurant Scorecard: Memphis St. Cafe

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(WMC TV) - THIS WEEK'S BIG TIP:  Memphis St. Cafe, 2476 Memphis St., Hernando, MS, (662) 429-9299.

"Plate discrimination" is not permitted at the Mississippi restaurant with "Memphis" in its name.

You can order a calorie-busting burger, cheese steak sandwich or Memphis St. Cafe's signature Reuben with homemade sauerkraut and locally-produced corned beef (it was featured on Guy Fieri's 'Diners, Drive-In's & Dives!).

Or you can choose a smaller-portion, healthier option like blackened catfish with locally-grown veggies.

"We have implemented some healthy items on our menu," said Memphis St. Cafe's owner and Executive Chef Chris Lee. "We want to have something for everybody when they come in."

Lee's commitment to local products and healthy choices earned Memphis St. Cafe the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi's Community Health Partner Award.

"Lee and his wife, Natalia, opened Memphis St. Cafe in 2008 and have provided healthy options and portions," said the foundation's Peggy Linton. "One of the major things Memphis St. Café is doing is they're purchasing fresh produce locally, which is a great economic boost, plus it's healthy for the people who come and eat here."

It also helps that Lee, educated at culinary schools in both London and Charleston, SC, also owns the Hernando Meat & Fish Market on Commerce St.

Just carry all that fresh fish and select meats less than a mile west to Hernando's town square and the Memphis St. Cafe!

WHAT ANDY LIKES:  Reuben Sandwich, Blackened Catfish w/Vegetable Medley, Rice Pilaf, Grilled Chicken Salad

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