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Project Green Fork Restaurant of the Month: South of Beale

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(WMC TV) - PROJECT GREEN FORK RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH:  South of Beale, 361 S. Main St., Downtown Memphis (South Main Historic District), 901-526-0388.

Fond of marketing itself as Downtown's first gastropub, South of Beale beams at the sight of shirt-and-ties and sweat suits sitting barstool to barstool, soaking in the bar's price specials.

But while you're knocking back a pint, those chefs in the back are planning a surprise.

"I don't know how they think of these combinations of flavors," said Mud Island customer Jeff Filice. "It's awesome."

When you eat at South of Beale, you'll enjoy something north of plain old pub-grub.

"With our food, we like to do a little twist on traditional items," said South of Beale's owner Ed Cabigao. "We like to call it 'New American Style.'"

See Jessica Willis of Cordova grab that toaster burger with both hands? 

Get a better look. That's not beef.

It's duck. A duck patty melt -- with gouda, caramelized onions and a side of South of Beale's homemade ketchup.

"I cannot describe it without the risk of getting, um, explicit," giggled Willis.

South of Beale earned its Project Green Fork certification for its support of local food sources and Mid-South farms, like Jackson, TN's Donnell Century Farm for South of Beale's beef.

It also composts its food waste and recycles glass, plastic and cardboard.

"95 percent of what we throw away is recycled," Cabigao said.

Each month, South of Beale leaves a line on its receipts for customers to donate a portion of their bills to a charity. Each month, a different non-profit. This month:  Project Green Fork.

"When the community joins in and donates to Project Green Fork, it allows us to do more for the community in terms of sustainability," said Project Green Fork's Executive Director Margot McNeeley.

WHAT ANDY LIKES:  Duck Patty Melt, Pan-Roasted Shrimp w/Tomatillos, Honey Soy-Glazed Pork Belly w/Wilted Kale, Zucchini & Squash Chips. 

THE WEEK'S SCORES:

Le Fuuta Restaurant, 4527 Millbranch Rd., Whitehaven, 99 on Jan. 31 

Buffalo Wild Wings, 3770 Hacks Cross Rd., Southwind Area/SE Memphis, 98 on Jan. 31 

Electric Cowboy, 6160 Macon Rd., East Memphis, 98 on Jan. 31 

Lenny's Sub Shop, 3750 Hacks Cross Rd., Southwind Area/SE Memphis, 98 on Jan. 31 

Subway, 2669 Lamar Ave., Bethel Grove/South Memphis, 98 on Jan. 31 

Lenny's Sub Shop, 153 S. Main St., Downtown Memphis, 97 on Jan. 29 

Revive Café, 669 S. Highland St., U of M Area, 97 on Jan. 30 

The Rib Zone, 5020 Highway 78, Southeast Memphis, 96 on Jan. 28 

Playita Mexicana, 6194 Macon Rd., Shelby Crossing Shopping Center/East Memphis, 96 on Jan. 29 

Tops Bar-B-Q, 2748 Lamar Ave., Bethel Grove/South Memphis, 96 on Jan. 31 

The Majestic Grille, 145 S. Main St., Downtown Memphis, 96 on Jan. 29 

Subway, 4730 Riverdale Rd., Southeast Memphis, 96 on Jan. 30 

P.F. Chang's, 1181 Ridgeway Rd., East Memphis, 95 on Jan. 28 

Subway, 2938 Covington Pike, Raleigh-Bartlett, 95 on Jan. 29 

Bluff City Coffee, 505 S. Main St., South Main Historic District/Downtown Memphis, 94 on Jan. 30 

Sophie's Donuts, 1105 N. Houston Levee Rd./Suite 105, Cordova, TN, 94, date not listed 

Arepa & Salsa, 662 Madison Ave., Downtown Memphis, 94 on Jan. 28 

Sonic Drive-In, 1169 N. Houston Levee Rd., Cordova, TN, 94 on Jan. 31 

East Memphis Fish Market & Eatery, 156 N. Manassas St., Medical District, 93 on Jan. 28 

Lorenzo Soul Food, 3624 Austin Peay Hwy., Raleigh, 93 on Jan. 28 

Tacos Don, 3811 Orchi Rd., North Memphis, 93 on Jan. 29 

Zaxby's, 1420 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 93 on Feb. 1 

Mulan Chinese Restaurant, 6525 Memphis-Arlington Rd., Bartlett, TN, 92 on Jan. 28 

Little Caesar's Pizza, 2669 Lamar Ave., Bethel Grove/South Memphis, 92 on Jan. 31 

Ethiopian Restaurant, 1134 N. Germantown Pkwy/Suite 107, Cordova, TN, 92, date not listed 

Onix, 412 S. Main St., South Main Historic District/Downtown Memphis, 92, date not listed 

Wang's Mandarin House, 6065 Park Ave., Park Place Mall Shopping Center/East Memphis, 92 on Jan. 30 

IHOP, 2060 Union Ave., Midtown Memphis, 92 on Jan. 28 

CiCi's Pizza, 3474 Plaza Ave., Poplar Plaza/East Memphis, 91 on Jan. 30 

A-Tan Restaurant, 3445 Poplar Ave., East Memphis, 91 on Jan. 31 

The Melting Pot, 2820 Wolfcreek Pkwy, Wolfcreek Shopping Center, Wolfchase Area/East Memphis/Cordova, 91 on Jan. 28 

Subway Café, 3715 Central Ave., Art Museum of U of M, 90 on Jan. 30 

Don Don's Hot Wings, 3620 Austin Peay Hwy, Raleigh, 89 on Jan. 28 

Aldo's Pizza Pies, 100 S. Main St., Downtown Memphis, 89 on Jan. 29 

Flavor's Indian Cuisine, 4205 Hacks Cross Rd., Southwind Area/SE Memphis, 89 on Jan. 31 

The Original Donut Man, 3224 Austin Peay Hwy, Raleigh, 88 on Jan. 28 

Blu Restaurant, 3895 Hacks Cross Rd., Southwind Area/SE Memphis, 88 on Jan. 25 

Danver's, 1380 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 87 on Jan. 28 

Philly Connection, 420 S. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 87 on Jan. 31 

Little Tea Shop, 69 Monroe Ave., Downtown Memphis, 76 on Jan. 28 

Flight, 39 S. Main St., Downtown Memphis, 75 on Jan. 31

 

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