In case you missed it earlier, I wrote an extensive overview of our recent travels to Memphis, but I left out one teeny, tiny detail: the food. Like all good southern cities, Memphis has a plethora of options when it comes to dining, and, no, we didn’t just eat barbecue (although what we did eat was really, really good). Keep an open mind as you continue to read because this list is by no means an exclusive list (after all, there are only so many times one can stuff one’s face during the vacation).
Belly Acres is situated in the Overton Square area of downtown Memphis, and they pride themselves in being “citified farm fresh.” Their goal is to bring delicious, sustainable gourmet burgers and toppings to the city direct from their farms. The atmosphere of the restaurant is fun and kid-friendly (a large, climbable tractor sits right in the entryway), and the food is prepared fresh in their kitchen as you order. Neil got the “Dare Ya” and I got the “Voodoo Moo-Moo.”
I wolfed mine down so fast that I didn’t even have a chance to try Neil’s, but he assured me it was delicious. My burger was fresh, the sauteed onions were not soggy, and the sriracha aioli was, literally, the perfect extra kick to an already outstanding burger. They have standard kid fare (chicken strips, burgers, grilled cheese, etc.), so even the pickiest of palates will find something they like at Belly Acres.