Cafe Piazza (Collierville, TN)

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My coworkers and I all received end of (fiscal) year gift cards from work. A fairly hefty Visa gift card. CHA CHING! Since my mother and step father let me live with them for the free – I figured I’d take them to dinner with said card.

 

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They wanted to stay close because wine. Cafe Piazza was an obvious choice. In the heart of our small town’s historic town square, lies a breadth of shops and southern charm. Down by the (very active) railroad tracks lies Cafe Piazza, a tiny house turned Italian restaurant.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetWe began with the evening’s appetizer special: crab + artichoke dip – kill me! I ate about 7 crostini’s worth.

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Followed by a crab meat panini (I’m worried I’m going to turn into a crab) and cool pasta salad. The dip was my favorite thing, but the ambience was better. Our town square is comfort. I’m not alone in this – it was recently voted best town square in the country, like what? Anyways, I washed it all down with three glasses of wine and now I’m cuddled up watching Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives.

 

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Here’s my step father’s half-pound meatball……..

Memphis Pizza Cafe

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I can’t even walk through my apartment without tripping over a box or stepping on some bubble wrap. It’s a damn mess up in here. Luckily, I have yet to break anything & I’ve only cried like 3 times. Success!

Greg (daddy) came over to bring me more boxes. I swindled him into buying me dinner also (help me, I’m poor). Meal criteria: Rachey needs a drink.

 

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Yes, that’s a Woodchuck – I’m a bitch, I know. Anyways, Memphis Pizza Cafe is comfort to me. Always a warm, satisfying meal with a laid-back atmosphere and reasonable prices.

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My favorite thing on the menu is their meatball sub. Few things I love more in this world than juicy balls of meat on a warm hoagie with cheese oozing everywhere. Like, I need to stop typing about this. Obviously, I did not order that. You see, I’ve recently given up most meats. I will come back one day. I am just testing myself.

Enter, MPC’s Alternative Pizza. This pie has no sauce & no meats. Before you yell at me for ordering the most boring pizza in the history of man, I must say, it’s decadent. Olive oil, mozz, basil, garlic and tomatoes make up this little heavenly creation. All working harmoniously to provide my mouth with a fresh, flavorful and fulfilling bite.

Daddy ordered the Hey Meat! pizza. You can guess what that’s about.

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If you’re ever in the mid-south and craving a slice, head over to one of the several MPC locations. I dare say you will not be disappointed.

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Here’s me about to masticate.