Monday, February 28, 2011
The Beauty Shop is one of the rare places in Memphis where good food meets good design. The barrel vault ceiling, custom-made shimmering wall covering, and rustic with classic furniture mix create a place I can brag about to fellow architects and designers coming from the hip, more urban cities. Some of the integrated seats and mirrors are actually a few throwbacks to the original beauty shop. It was quite fitting I had a lunch meeting there to discuss the upcoming AIA Memphis design awards with the committee chairs / designers.
As always, I ordered the sugar and cayenne dusted frites. A strange combination to some but absolutely addictive to me. I then ordered for the first time the day's crepe special stuffed with roast beef and gruyere cheese. The simple sweetness of the crepe made the biggest impact overall. I'm not sure what other fillings they offer as specials during the week but I'm determined to try as many lunch and dessert crepes there as I can. Owner Karen Carrier also runs Another Roadside Attraction, the catering company providing the food for the upcoming design awards gala. We're all looking forward for incredible food there as well. / Thanks Josh and Myra for being fantastic lunch company.
The Beauty Shop
966 S Cooper St
Memphis, TN 38104
Photos by Sophorn. Mental note: I'm going to retry that mirror shot on my next visit with the smaller serving container.