Category: Restaurants

Houston’s Smoked Salmon Appetizer

I have long thought that Houston’s offered one of the best combinations of good food, excellent service and solid value. The Memphis Houston’s opened in its present location soon after the company expanded out of its home base in Nashville. There has been a waiting line ever since. […]

The Hunter’s Pub

As most of you know by now, my universe of steak houses has three orbits around perfection. The inner orbit, closest to perfect, has only one establishment in it, Doe’s Eat Place in Greenville, Mississippi. The second orbit, a little more distant from the sun of perfection, includes […]

November 2011 Newsletter

Thomas R. Lawrence 456 South 10th Street Opelika, AL 36801 334-737-2727 As I See It!™ November  2011 Volume 2, Number 10 In This Issue:  Welcome from Tom Fifty-Four Years Later So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur Front Porch Press College Football 2011 As I Like it!TM […]

River Terrace Restaurant

RIVER TERRACE RESTAURANT It has been my experience that Cajun and Creole restaurants located outside of South Louisiana generally fall short of the mark. I felt this apprehension as we entered the River Terrace Restaurant in Columbia, Tennessee. My local friends, who are well traveled and have a […]

Hardy, Arkansas

 When I received the invitation to sign Delta Days at Words and Afterwords in Hardy, I had to look up the little town on a map. I found Hardy just below the Missouri – Arkansas state line in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Even though it is […]

Crook’s Corner Shrimp and Grits

SHRIMP & GRITS AT CROOK’S CORNER CHAPEL HILL, NC Shrimp and grits are the staple of the tidewater and there as many opinions in the Carolina’s about their relative quality as they are opinions about BBQ in Memphis. I happen to like both shrimp and grits, separately or […]

Hot Tamales at The Crystal Grill

THE CRYSTAL GRILL 423 Carrollton Avenue Greenwood, Mississippi The Crystal Grill is a pretty good place to dine. They have an extensive menu for both lunch and dinner and I’ve never been disappointed. On my recent visit I was there for the hot tamales. Previously, I have described […]


I cannot speak to the subject of hot tamales with my usual authority. I can say that unequivocally that Doe’s Eat Place in Greenville, Mississippi is the best damn steakhouse in the United States and the parts of Europe that I have visited. I can’t be so positive […]

May 2011 Newsletter

          Thomas R. Lawrence Capital Consultants 456 South 10th Street Opelika, AL 36801 334-737-2727   As I See It!TM   The Newsletter for Capital Consultants Company   May 2011     Volume 2, Number 5     In This Issue: Welcome from Tom […]

Abe’s Grill

On the rare occasion that I have the need to spend the night in Corinth, Mississippi, I always eat breakfast at Abe’s Grill located at 803 Hwy 72 West, just down the road from the Hampton Inn and the Holiday Inn. If I’m driving through Corinth, I’ll even […]