The Blues Trail

Take a road trip down the Blues Trail, and stop along the way to take in the music and the food that make up the unique flavor of the Mississippi Delta, from Memphis, TN to Jackson, MS. Andrew samples ...

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Bar-B-Q Shop

Andrew begins his trip down the Blues Trail in Memphis, a city known for its own style of blues -- and barbecue. Blues singer Joyce Cobb joins him for the house specialty at the Bar-B-Q Shop.

1782 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38104

 
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Payne's Bar-B-Que

Andrew’s next stop in Memphis is a place known for its smoked baloney sandwiches.

1762 Lamar Ave
Memphis, TN 38114

 
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City Grocery

Andrew joins chef John Currence for a culinary jam session at his flagship eatery, City Grocery, formerly a grocery store in Oxford, MS.

152 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655

 
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Mama Jo's

Andrew joins well-known food writer and historian John T. Edge for a meal at Mama Jo's, a place that represents everything that’s special about the food in the Delta.

1503 Old Highway 7 N
Oxford, MS 38655

 
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Double Quick

Acting on a tip from John T. Edge, Andrew stops by a gas station where all the food is made from scratch.

1909 N State St
Clarksdale, MS 38614

 
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Hick’s World Famous Hot Tamales & More

Outside of Clarksdale, MS, Andrew stops at a stand celebrated for its Delta hot tamales, one of the South’s most unusual foods.

305 S State St/Hwy 61
Clarksdale, MS 38614

 
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Delta Fast Food

Headed toward Vicksburg, MS, along Highway 61, Andrew makes another stop, this time at one of the most popular grab-and-go lunch spots in Cleveland, MS.

701 S Davis Ave at Hwy 61
Cleveland, MS 38732

 
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The Big Apple Inn

In Jackson, MS, Andrew goes to the Big Apple Inn, which specializes in sandwiches made from pork products.

509 Farish St
Jackson, MS 39202

 

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