Monday, March 31, 2008

Living Rich!

Motivational speaker and blogger Tim Richardson was in Memphis last week and not only enjoyed his meal at the Mesquite Chop House Downtown, but also the philosophy behind it.

Thanks Tim!

Rave Review From Customer

The following is an excerpt from an email we received Friday (3/28/08).

"I have eaten at the Mesquite Chop House the last two times I’ve been in Memphis
– including yesterday at lunch.

It is my new favorite restaurant –
not just in Memphis – in the world. The Business Lunch steak is the best steak I
have ever eaten – and I am a steak freak. My friends in Nashville are getting
tired of me talking about how good the steak is and how incredible the dressing
is on the lettuce wedge.

I’ll be sending more and more people to
the Chop House and I’m already looking for another excuse to come to Memphis

We love getting emails and phone calls like this. The staff works hard to make sure the food and service is excellent for every patron, and feedback like this is wonderful to read.

The Business Lunch referred to in the email ($21 on the Mesquite Chop House Downtown lunch menu) includes a Chop House Wedge Salad, a 6 ounce Prime Aged Filet, and a choice of vegetable (Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Salt Encrusted Baked Potato, Chop House Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Cabernet Rice Medley, Chop House Scalloped Potatoes, Burgandy Button Mushrooms, Smoky Spinach Crema, Sauteed Asparagus, or Lemon Pepper Broccoli Crowns).

Our downtown patrons love the Business Lunch and have told us it makes scheduling lunch meetings easy, knowing that they will have an incredible meal served by a staff that is aware that they are under time constraints.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

New Flavors from the Lounge!

We are looking forward April 10Th when the Martini Parties on the patio will start again. My skilled and amazing "Mixologists" behind the bar are creating new items daily. Here is their latest prize the Wedding Cake Martini! It is made with our House Infused Vanilla Bean Vodka and is truly delicious.

March Beer Dinner in Southaven

With a touch of Irish luck the March beer tasting was a great success. This was my first attempt at cooking Corned Beef and Cabbage from scratch and from the many compliments I received my Official March name will be Josh O'Cobbs. It was a pleasure to work with Rick & Mike from Great River Beverages and Daine Marold from Guinness USA. Daine brought each guest a book on the history and brewing of Guinness and a true Pint Glass as a keeper. Other menu items were a Potato & Leek Soup and a Smoked Salmon and Watercress Salad. The monthly Beer Dinners are a lot of fun and I hope to see you in April.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

NEW! Appearing Nightly in Southaven!

Mesquite Chop House Vodka Infusions!
These have been a real hit, especially with the Martini drinkers. We are featuring a Madagascar Vanilla Bean Infusion, wonderful mixed with Coke or used in the Toasted Marshmallow or Wedding Cake Martini, a Fresh Pineapple Infusion, awesome on the rocks or used in our Tropical Martini, and of course......... a Pepper Infusion for our Chop House Bloody Mary, it also makes a fantastic Cajun Martini! We also have a Feature Martini available. This week's flavor is a Green Apple Martini made with Fresh Green Apple Infused Vodka and Apple Pucker.
MMMMMMMMMM! Come in and try one today!

Guess Who's Coming to Brunch...

This Sunday, March 23, as you gather with your family for Easter, we would like to invite you to join us at the Mesquite Chop House Southaven for Easter Brunch. We are excited to announce that we will have a special guest: The Easter Bunny!

We will also have a photographer onhand so that your children and grandchildren can have their picture made with The Easter Bunny!

Brunch will run from 10am to 2pm and feature classic holiday fare.

Call (662)890-2467 to make your reservations.

Monday, March 17, 2008

March Wine Tasting - MCH Downtown

Our Wine Tasting is coming soon... March 26
Here's a peek at the menu.

Coconut Shrimp topped with an Apple Horseradish Glaze

Chicken Corn Chowder Served in a Toasted Bread Bowl

Hazelnut Crusted Rack of Lamb served with a Cherry Wine Sauce

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Tarts

I'll see you there.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

We hope all of you have a great Saint Patrick's Day and that you will celebrate this Irish feast day by dining with us at the Mesquite Chop House.
Those of you who are members of our VIP program have an extra surprise from us to celebrate the holiday. Check your mailbox to see if you have received your "Pot'O Gold"!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

MCH Southaven VIP Spotlight-March 2008

Steve and Melanie Hanks first visited us on Valentine's Day of 2007. They tell us that the Chop House immediately became their location of choice because of the friendly service and
the wonderful food. They join us for all major family celebrations including Mother's Day and especially for their grandchildren's birthdays. Brooklyn, 2 and Jordan, 4 They reside in Olive Branch with their Yorkie, Magnolia Bell and their Labrador Retrievers, Chester and Charlie. The Chop House is also a favorite with Maggie, Chester and Charlie for the yummy bones that Mommy and Daddy bring home for them!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Another Reason to Visit Mesquite Chop House-Southaven For Sunday Brunch

Introducing, The Chop House Bloody Mary! Featuring our House-Infused Pepper Vodka, this Bloody Mary is a meal in itself. We start by infusing our vodka with Red, Orange and Green Bell Peppers, then we add Jalapenos and Serranos. This combination is just enough to give the vodka a nice pepper flavor with a little bit of heat. We add a seasoned salt rim and bloody mary mix. Of course, we use Zing Zang bloody mary mix,the best of the best! We finish this lovely cocktail with a Hot Cherry Pepper, Mexican Pickled Pepper, Pickled Okra, Dill Pickle slice and a House Smoked Serrano Pepper all on a skewer and finally, a lemon and a lime. YUM! You don't have to wait until Sunday to try one. See you soon!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Beer Tasting - March 19 - MCH Southaven

Check out the menu for the March Beer Tasting at the Mesquite Chop House in Southaven (click on the menu to enlarge). You will notice this month that the beer tasting does not feature beer exclusively. In honor of St. Patricks Day, we have stretched the definition of beer to include Irish Whiskey and Irish Cream for the desert course.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Who's Who at the Chop House in Southaven

Meet Phoebe Temple. Phoebe moved to the Southaven area from Columbus, MS. in August of 2006 to attend Massage Therapy School. She joined the Chop House Family in March, 2007 where she excelled as a server. This past October she was chosen from our pool of "veteran servers" to help open the new Chop House located Downtown Memphis. We were lucky enough to have Phoebe return to Southaven in January where she has been working primarily in the coveted position of bartender. Phoebe finished school in February and is looking forward to starting here new career. When not at the Chop House, Phoebe spends her time preparing for the National Certification exam for Massage Therapy and Bodywork.

Dear Friends,

As a practicing "oenophile", I was quite excited this week when my staff and I were able to sample some of the new wines that are joining our already extensive wine list. All of the new wines are available by the glass as well as by the bottle. One of my personal favorites was the Bogle Petite Sirah (2005, California). Dark ink in color and just a wonderful spice softened with fresh fruit and berries. Truly a treat! We have expanded our by the glass list to offer some other unique selections. Guests may now select a rich and ruby red Da Vinci Chianti (2005, Italy) as well as a fruity and floral Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc (2007, Voignier). There are other wonderful choices available but you will just have to come by the Chop House and see for yourself! Friends, food, and wine. Hope to see you soon.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

MCH Southaven March Wine Tasting Big Hit!

The March Wine Tasting at the Mesquite Chop House Southaven last night (3/5/08) was one of our best events ever! We were close to a "sell-out" and General Manager Josh Cobbs is working on ways to accomodate the growing cast of wine tasting regulars. Josh is pictured above (left) with Dan Michael of D Vine Wines & Spirits who works closely with the staff to pair unique wines with Mesquite Chop House fare.

The glassware sparkles as the staff prepares to serve the first of 4 courses to our wine enthusiasts.

Dan Michael of D Vine Wines & Spirits describes the wine pairing for the second course.

Check this site regularly for updates on Mesquite Chop House events.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Mesquite Chop House--Southaven

Dear Friends,
As spring draws nearer our thoughts turn towards our very popular Patio Martini Parties. The festivities will begin on April 10th and be held on Thursdays this year. We will be welcoming back the musical talents of Pam & Terry. As always we will have fresh shucked oysters available as well as daily featured Martini specials and many other specials. In the meantime our Monthly Wine Tastings (first Wednesday of every month) are in full swing. This month is a near sell out and the lucky guests will not only have some great new food items that I have created, like Eggplant Bruschettas, but also have the opportunity to try some very new offerings from our recently "overhauled" wine list. Jennifer Hanlon, Beverage & Service Manager, has done an amazing job working with Dan Michaels from D Vine Wine & Spirits to put together a wonderful collection of great tasting and unique wines for all to enjoy.
A new addition to the events at the Mesquite Chop House are our Monthly Beer Tastings (third Wednesday of every month). We have worked closely with the people from Great River Beverages to bring the "art" of food pairing to the wonderful world of BEER!!
I have lots of other things planned for the upcoming year and hope to see you soon!


First and possibly the last snow this winter! Today was the closest we've seen to a winter wonderland. The snow was best viewed through the windows while sitting close to the warm fireplace inside the dining room. We hope everyone got to see the snow like our staff and guests did today, and we hope to see everyone soon!