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August-2016 Added Aikei Pro under Holly Springs, MS;    July-2016 added MILES GROCERY under Friars Point, MS     March-2016 added GRAMMY MUSEUM under Cleveland, MS;      March-2016 added Our Grandmas Pancakes under Clarksdale, MS;         March-2016 added Momma's Soul Food under Clarksdale, MS          .

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Clarksdale, Mississippi Joints
 Bluesberry Cafe   Cat Head Blues Store     Depot Blues Club     DJ Hype's
Ground Zero     L Boss Car Wash     Miles Farmers Market     Miro's Music 
 Momma's Soul Food       New Roxy       Our GrandMa's House of Pancakes 
 Pete's Grill       Red's        Riverside Hotel         Tricia's Italian       Wop's 

Greenwood, Mississippi Joints
Back in the Day Museum                      Baptist Town 
Booker's Place           Hoover's Grocery            Magnolia's Place 
Robert Johnson Gravesite Little Zion            Spooneys Bar-Be-Que

 

Cleveland, Mississippi Joints
Grammy Museum Mississippi      Dockery Farms

 

Indianola, Mississippi Joints
BB King Museum

 

Holly Springs, Mississippi Joints
Aikei Pro's Record Shop     Juniors Juke Joint 2     Marshall Disco     The Hut  

Friars Point, Mississippi
Johnny Miles Grocery

Merigold, Mississippi Joints
PO Monkeys Lounge

Edgar Springs, Missouri Joints
Hot Lips Cafe

Plato, Missouri Joints
Weber's Cafe

St Louis, Missouri Joints
1860's Hardshell Cafe            BB's Jazz & Blues            Beale on Broadway
Blueberry Hill         Blues City Deli         Broadway Oyster Bar           Eat Rite Diner
Frederick's Music Lounge             Generations             Hammerstone's
Hi-Pointe Lounge              Hi-Way Bar              Molly's Tavern
South City Diner             The Franklin Room             Tower Grove Antiques
Venice Cafe              Way Out Club              Zoomie Cam

Belleville, Illinois Joints
Main Street Jazz & Blues

Martinsville, Illinois Joints
Moonshine Store

Ft Lauderdale, Florida Joints
Elbo Room

 

 

 

 

1860salSM.jpg (54541 bytes)1860's Hardshell Cafe 1860 So. 9th St. Louis, MO 63104 314 231-1860 Great Food and Blues.  Mostly Blues and great food at this popular St Louis Joint.

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  Aikei Pro  Near the Town Square  Holly Springs, MS 38635   Owned by David "Fox" Caldwell.  David is a WWII Vet, Activist, and runs this shop that has at least two of everything ever made.  Stop and sit a spell as Mr. Caldwell is a nice guy, and you'll learn something also.

 

 

 

 

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BackDayF3.jpg (25047 bytes)  Back in the Day Museum 208 Young St Greenwood, MS 38930 662 392-5370  How it was in olden days in Baptist Town.  Run by Sylvester Hoover.  Free Admission

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BaptistSignWel2.jpg (91947 bytes)  Baptist Town - The area on the eastern side of Greenwood, MS across the tracks.  The area frequented by Delta Blues Legend Robert Johnson and the possible site of his death at 109 Young Street.

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BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups 700 So. Broadway St. Louis, MO 63102 314 436-5222  Food and Blues seven nights a week.  The #1 showcase in St. Louis for Blues.

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BBking.jpg (82359 bytes) BB King Museum 400 2nd Street Indianola, MS 38751  662 887-9539   Blues Fans this is a great Museum.  Nothing was spared.  Several rooms and a theater, along with a Gift Shop and a Dining Room.  Lots of space for performances and many displays on BB King and The Blues.  Check the schedule for Live Performances.

 

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BealeSM.jpg (32527 bytes)Beale on Broadway 701 So. Broadway St. Louis, MO 63102 314 621-7880 Definitely a Blues Joint. Bud Jostes wouldn't have it any other way.  Great local talent and watch for the national acts.  Johnny Winter, Magic Slim, Jimbo Mathus, Kenny Brown, Hubert Sumlin, John Lee Hooker Jr, and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith have all played here.

 

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BlueBsign.jpg (40626 bytes)JoeEcb.jpg (23098 bytes)Blueberry Hill 6504 Delmar St. Louis, MO 63130 314 727-2277 Since 1972, a great Rock-N-Roll joint by Joe Edwards with the best hamburger in town and Chuck Berry, the first person inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame, plays here once a month.  National Rock and Blues performers play here on a regular basis.  Also, check out the St. Louis Star's names imbedded into the sidewalks on the 'Walk of Fame' while you stroll through University City.

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DeliL.jpg (39633 bytes)Blues City Deli 2438 McNair St Louis, MO 63104  314 773-8225  A Blues Food Joint run by an ex-Bluesman.  VinDrum.jpg (44991 bytes)When he wasn't making something to eat, St Louis Vinnie was a drummer for many years for area blues bands.  This deli opened in the historic Benton Park area during 2006 and represents what Vinnie always wanted to do.  If you want to have a great deli sandwich in a really neat blues decorated joint and meet a fun Italian guy, stop and see Vince Valenza. 

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xCafeSign.jpg (109620 bytes) Bluesberry Cafe 235 Yazoo Clarksdale, MS 38614  662-627-7008  A Blues Joint run by the Crivaro Family.  Live music and food every Monday night.  Open for breakfast on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday with live music at 10 A.M.  Art, Carol, and Amanda are a fun Italian Family and musician Watermelon Slim plays here and helps cook too, so you know it's a great Blues Hangout.

 

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   Booker's Place 211 W. McLaurin St Greenwood, MS.  Booker Wright ran a restaurant here until he was murdered in 1973.  The murder was probably due to Booker appearing in a NBC documentary in 1965 about racism in Mississippi.  Booker's Granddaughter, Yvette Johnson is turning the building into a Literary Center.  Booker's story has been the subject of 2012 films and documentaries.

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Limo3.jpg (50575 bytes) Boss Car Wash 909 N. State Street Clarksdale, MS 38614  662 645-2056  It's the place favored by the locals and where all the Blues People take their cars & trucks.  If you're fussy about your ride, stop to see the owner L. Boss.  Sure the fellows look young, but they're a hard working bunch as Boss don't take no slackers.  Tell Boss that St Louis Frank sent ya and he'll treat you right.

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BroadObar2sm.jpg (38599 bytes)Broadway Oyster Bar 736 So. Broadway St. Louis, MO 314 621-8811  New Orleans style menu and music seven nights a week.

 

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SadiSign.jpg (41746 bytes)Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art 252 Delta Ave Clarksdale, MS 38614 662 624-5992  Yea, I know, IT's a DOG not a CAT!  I guess that kinda says it all about this One-of-a-Kind store in the heart of downtown.  If you're looking for Blind Willie Johnson CD's or an Otha Turner Video, you can  find it here along with numerous other items.  Folk Art by bluesmen such as James "Super Chikan" Johnson, Willie Kinard, aCatH1.jpg (59113 bytes)nd traditional art work is available along with posters and lots of blues music and blues videos.  If you don't have a chair at home, you can purchase a bale of Hopson Plantation Cotton to sit on for $45.  If you're more of a traditionalist, you can purchase a chair made from painted cow bones or a chair made from license plates.  www.CatHead.biz

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  Depot Blues Club & Restaurant  200 Blues Alley Clarksdale, MS 38614  662 624-8132  A new "Joint" in Blues City run by Charlie Ledbetter.  Charlie's been around Clarksdale and the blues scene all his life, but this is his first gig in 2007 at running a club.  Nice spacious joint and food, food, and more food.  Stop in the restaurant and Angela or her sisters will take care of you.

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  CLOSED IN 2015 AS DJ HYPE & KOOL AIDE MOVED TO TEXAS

  DJ Hype's Rhythm & Blues Club  1505 Martin Luther King Drive (4th Street), Clarksdale, MS 38614  located in a converted gas station, it's a cool place.  You'll like Mr. Hype and say high to Mr. Kool Aide too.

 

 

 

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DocFarm2.jpg (282158 bytes)  Dockery Farms  255 Highway 8  Cleveland, MS 38732  662-719-1048  Been around for awhile.  In 1865, Will Dockery bought 40 square MILES of land and started Dockery Farms.  Nice area and The Dockery Foundation puts on concerts too.  Roseanne Cash, and Derek Trucks Susan Tedeschi Band, for National acts.  Also locals such as Pearl Street Jumpers.  Charley Patton worked here.

 

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Eatrite2sm.jpg (39179 bytes)Eat Rite Diner 622 Chouteau St. Louis, MO 63102 314 621-9621  One of the last of the true City Diners.  It's what you see in the movies.  Stop in and try a slinger before leaving the Soulard area and heading home.  Say Hi to Jackie, Wayne, Elileen, & Dee.

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ELBOsm.jpg (36034 bytes)Elbo Room 241 So. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Drive Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 954-463-4615 The oldest 'Watering Hole' on the Ft. Lauderdale Beach Strip.  Custom has it that upon arrival in Ft. Lauderdale, a person must hit the Elbo Room for a refresher.  Ft. Lauderdale is the hometown of Oslo, a RatPack Mascot.

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FredericksSM.jpg (43150 bytes)Frederick's Music Lounge 4454 Chippewa St. Louis, MO 63116  Neighborhood setting for Fred Friction's place.  When it's jumping on the weekends, the neighbors must be wearing ear plugs.  Parking is tough sometimes, but the usual crowd of suspects and performers, including Fred, guarantees that you'll be entertained.  Well folks, you missed out!  Frederick's closed on February 11, 2006.  This small joint was a venue for bands the likes of the Demolition Doll Rods, Rough Shop, Kamikaze Cowboy, Hiway Matrons, and Johnny Magnet.  Some mainstream groups such as the Black Diamond Heavies, Kenny Brown, Cedric Burnside, Ricky Davis, and Matt Haimovitz also played this small stage.  Closing night featured Fertilizer Bomb, the Saps, and Two Car Garage from Ohio.  Best wishes to Fred Boettcher Jr. and the gang.

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GenSIGNsm.jpg (21197 bytes)Generations 10709 Watson Road St. Louis, MO 63122 314 821-6600  West of St. Louis, the best of touring Blues and Jazz acts will be here.  A roomy dance floor, full stage and a great sound system.  Fontella Bass, Byron "BJ" James, James Warfield Jr., Commander Cody, and Debbie Coleman all play at Generations.

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Museum4.jpg (129509 bytes) Grammy Museum Mississippi 800 West Sunflower RD Cleveland, MS 38732 662 441-0100   Great place to visit. This museum has the latest technology for all the exhibits.  Has it's own sound stage and theater.  Opened on March 5, 2016.

 

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ZeroDoor.jpg (41685 bytes) Ground Zero Blues Club #0 Blues Alley Clarksdale, MS 38614 662 621-9009  Just down the Alley from the Blues Museum sits this blues joint in a 100+ year old building.  Formerly, this joint was The Delta Grocery & Cotton.  You may recognize the names of the current owners-Morgan Freeman, Bill Luckett, and Ande Howard Stovall.  The joint has the feel of the old days and you can get a fish sandwich, chili cheeseburger, chicken sandwich, side of fried grits, and cold ZeroBillBD.jpg (31185 bytes) beer.  Not a 100% real joint, as you can't git a pint.  Gots to go up to Still's (pronounced Steels) in Como to git yourself a pint.
It's a 100% joint for music tho, and you might run into Bill Abel, Big A, Jimbo Mathus, Super Chikan, Big T, some of the Burnsides, or The Perry Family.  If you're in the area, gotta stop in.  Big Daddy and St Louis Frank ate 4 orders of that catfish! www.groundzerobluesclub.com

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HammerSM.jpg (51780 bytes)Hammerstone's 9th and Russell St. Louis, MO 63104 314 773-5565  Denny pays attention to detail by providing fine food. Stuffed mushroom caps and the home made soups are a wonderful combination.  In addition, catch the 3 P.M. Sunday Blues Jam with Voodoo Blues.  Bennie Smith used to sit in every Sunday so you know it's good.

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HiPointe2SM.jpg (42381 bytes)Hi-Pointe 1001 McCausland St. Louis, MO 63117 Enter through the Cafe, but the Joint's upstairs.  Mostly Rock by anybody that's REAL LOUD, but any place that brings in Sylvain Sylvain of The New York Dolls, The Yard Dogs Road Show, and also hosted a Beatle Bob Birthday Bash gets a listing with us.  Well folks, you missed it!  The Hi-Pointe closed on September 3, 2006.  Lisa Andris operated for 19 years in this small & narrow venue with the likes of Southern Culture on the Skids, Hip Hop, Hi-way Matrons, Queens of the Stone Age, and The Trip Daddys.  A great funky, grungy, dive, is no more.

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HiWay2sm.jpg (25833 bytes)Hi-Way Bar 2732 So. 13th St. Louis, MO. 63118 314 773-8420  It's right next to The World's Largest Brewery and -- duh -- right next to Hi-Way 55.  This Bar opened on May 11, 1969 and is a throw back to the old days and operated under Patty until her death Aug 31, 2008.  Conrad "Possum" Campbell and Patricia Lou Littler were great fun for almost 40 years!  A glass of beer from the tap was 75 cents!  You could get a St. Louis Slinger here too.  Another long time Soulard drinking establishment with character and a few characters.

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HoovSylSign.jpg (19572 bytes)Hoover's Grocery/Laundry-Baptist Town  200 Young St  Baptist Town, MS 38930  662 392-5370  Owners Mary & Sylvester Hoover opened on March 6, 2009 and operate this small grocery/kitchen/laundry in the midst of the area known as "Baptist Town." Previously they operated at 214 Young St until Sep. 15, 2007 when a major fire forced them to close.  This is the area that Robert Johnson, Blues Legend, called home at the time of his death in 1938.  Sylvester is the Bluesman to know in this area of Mississippi.  The down home cookin' is good too.  Need advice? see Willie Magic, Stone, or Dorothy Ann.  "Back In The Day Museum" at 208 Young Street opened in April-2006.
 

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HotLips1.jpg (45624 bytes)Hot Lips Cafe-Highway 63 Edgar Springs, MO 65462 This town of 190 people was declared The Population Center of the United States by the Census Bureau in 2000.  This is the place where the numbers of the U.S. Population are equal whether you are looking North, South, East or West from Edgar Springs.  Got it?  Every decade, the HotLips2.jpg (25888 bytes) Bureau of Census calculates the Population Center of the U.S.  In case you didn't know, the USA Center is still moving West & slightly South.  In 1820 the U.S. population was 9 1/2 million and centered in West Virginia.  In 1920 the U.S. had 106 million and was centered in Indiana.  We just about doubled to 203 million in 1970 and the center was on the border of Illinois and Missouri. In October-2006 the U.S. population will reach 300 million!
So, get yourself to the population center and get some home cooking by Viola Johnson at The Hot Lips Cafe.  You'll like both Viola & the pie just 20 miles South of Rolla, MO on highway 63.  Well, Viola had to close due to her lease expiring in 2006, but don't count Vi out yet.  Viola told me that she's looking for a new building in the area!

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  Junior's Juke Joint 2  Highway 7 North of Holly Springs, MS 38635  662 629-2853  The latest Juke Joint run by David & Robert Kimbrough.  This is a nice place in a good location on Highway #7 North.  I was there in April-2015 and saw Robert Kimbrough, David Kimbrough, Kinney Kimbrough, and Little Joe Ayers.  Open sporadically.  Never know who might stop in to play.

 

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Magnolia's Place 4314 CR 540-Baldwin RD  Greenwood, MS 38930  309 453-8217  If you're looking for a quiet get-away, then this serene, country  setting is the place.  Nothing but peace and quiet and lovely surroundings on this old plantation land.  This restful place is named after the original plantation cook-Magnolia.  In addition to Magnolia's Cottage, the old time chicken coop has been converted House1.jpg (75639 bytes) to a neat apartment with all the comforts of home.  In my opinion, the biggest selling point of these cottages is the restful setting without any influence from the outside world.  Owners Jay and Bea Cannon are a pleasant couple that have returned home to Mississippi to operate this wonderful place.  The plantation dogs, Buster and Heidi are mellow too.  Head south out of Greenwood 2.6 miles from the highway 82 junction.  Take a right on CR 245 and go over the RR tracks.  Then take a left on CR 540 (Baldwin RD) and the 2nd driveway on the right be Magnolia's Place.

 

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MainWarfield.jpg (25017 bytes)Main Street Jazz & Blues 307 E. Main Belleville, IL 62220 618 235-6025  An intimate and authentic New Orleans style club with a 2nd floor cigar and martini bar.  Cozy atmosphere featuring a studio piano and fine musicians like James Warfield, Jr.  Great food available from next door.

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Disco1.jpg (47934 bytes) Marshall Disco Located about 4 miles West of Holly Springs, MS off Highway 4.  This was a popular JOINT but has been closed for a few years.  Needs a little work, but maybe will be back!

 

 

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K2010.jpg (47446 bytes)  Miles Farmers Market CLOSED 3038 Highway 6 East Lyon, MS 38645  Old School Country Store about 2 miles East of Clarksdale.  Johnny Miles and Delores run this place and he's got COLD, COLD beer and sandwiches and he's also got lots of stories.  Look for "Ronald McDonald" sitting on the bench outside.  Take a break and visit Johnny and you'll have a good time and probably learn something too.  Ask Johnny to tell you about his days fishing in Alaska.

 

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sMilesGroc4.jpg (270170 bytes)  Miles Grocery  801 Sheriff Street  Friars Point, Ms 38631  662-302-0039.  Old School Country Store 15 miles North of Clarksdale, MS off Highway #1.  Johnny & wife Delores run this store with COLD beer and sandwiches just like the other place.  Take a nice easy ride in the country and visit Johnny for a nice afternoon.  Open six days a week 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. closed on Sunday.

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You missed the deals folks.  Miro retired in December - 2015.

MiroSign2.jpg (166976 bytes) Miro's Music Shoppe 915 Commerce Plaza Clarksdale, MS 38614  662 627-2640 Stop and see Miro or Nancy.  If it is music related, they have it!  Been in the Music Business since 1983!  Miro plays a cool saxophone too when he isn't fishing.

 

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Mollys1SM.jpg (51743 bytes)Molly's Tavern 816 Geyer St. Louis, MO 63104 - AS OF APRIL-2004 MOLLY'S IS NO LONGER A BLUES JOINT!  JUST AS THE MARDI GRAS PARADE HAS LEFT THE AREA, MOLLY'S IS LONG GONE ALSO.  ANOTHER LOSS AND YOU NO LONGER CAN CATCH THE GROUND FLOOR BAND EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT WITH John David "Capp" Tims on the drums, Charles playing his guitar and Derrick on the keyboard.  A HUGE LOSS AS SOULARD CONTINUES TO YUPPIFY & STUPIFY!

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zFront1.jpg (139349 bytes) Momma's Soul Food  1208 North State St  Clarksdale, MS 38614  Stop and see Annie & Kwayne if you want the real deal Soul Food.  You will see me there on Wednesdays as it's Turkey Necks Day on Wednesday.  Other good food too such as BBQ chicken, neck bones, beans, greens, yams, cornbread, and smothered porkchops.  Yea it's all good.  Usually open at 11 A.M.  Been open for a couple years.  You go there once and you are hooked.  Tell Annie that St Louis Frank sent you.

 

 

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Moonshine Store  6017 E 300th Rd Martinsville, IL 62442  618 569-9200  If you can find your way here, you're in for a treat.  This ole store has  been around since 1912, however Roy and Helen Tuttle purchased the store in 1982.  This eatery is the home of the famous MOONBURGER.  But folks, get up early cuz Helen only be cookin' from 6 A.M. til 12:30 P.M. sharp.  Leave yourself MoonVPtrays.jpg (29143 bytes) some time to get lost as the store sits back off the MoonHelen.jpg (39464 bytes) main highways & byways.  Other than the food, it's why you go there, to get away from it all and the hustle & bustle of city living.  What are you waiting for? Head on over and you'll be at the intersection of two country roads miles away from anything.  Look for Dee Dee, the Tuttle's dog and don't forget to say hi to grandson Kale Tuttle - also known as The Vice-President of Trays.

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TicketBooth.jpg (28720 bytes) New Roxy 367 Issaquenna Clarksdale, MS 38614 662 313-6220 Robin Colonus has established herself in the New World District since 2005.  In August-2009 Robin became the sole owner in her quest to renovate and reopen the New Roxy.  Watch for great shows at this historical place.

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xFront2.jpg (117379 bytes) Our GrandMa's House of Pancakes 115 Third St Clarksdale, MS 38614  662 592-5290  Archie Buford & Carl Davis have been friends since childhood and they are Clarksdale guys that know their way around a kitchen.  Don't let the name fool you, they serve all kinds of breakfast with eggs, grits, bacon, and hashbrowns.  Also burgers & fries for lunch.  Open at 7 A.M. and close around 1 P.M.  There is also a side room for entertainment that opens at 5 P.M. until 10 P.M.  Nice bar, pool table, and a place to hang out with a couple of nice Clarksdale Guys.

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Adrian1.jpg (16672 bytes) Pete's Grill 550 Sunflower Ave Clarksdale, MS 38614 662 609-0560  A Clarksdale Joint just a short block from The Riverside Hotel.  Adrian Allen held his Grand Opening on April 17, 2009 with a nice crowd and live music.  Adrian told me he's got great food coming soon.  Pete's is for friendly people ages 25 & up.

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SIGN.jpg (65947 bytes) PO Monkeys Lounge Merigold, MS About 27 miles west of Clarksdale just off highway 61.  The last of the rural Joints run like it always has since 1961.  Willie "PO Monkey" Seaberry used to have Strippers on Mondays, a DJ on Thursdays, and a live band on occasion.

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RiversideH2.jpg (28429 bytes)615 Sunflower Avenue Clarksdale, MS 38614 662 624-9163 World Famous RIVERSIDE HOTEL considered the Home of the Delta Blues.  Formerly a hospital, it's been a Hotel since 1944.  Want to stay where Ike Turner lived and John F. Kennedy Jr. stayed? Lot's of people visit.  On a recent visit, my fellow guests were from Denmark, Israel, New York, Italy, Japan, Florida, California, and Australia!  Originally run By Z L Hill until her death in 1997, then run by her son Frank "Rat" Ratliff until his death in 2013; and now run by Rat's daughter Zelina.  Call and ask for "Zelina" and you'll find out what Southern Hospitality is all about.

 

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REDSbec.jpg (40359 bytes) RED's LOUNGE Corner of Sunflower Ave. & MLK Drive.  No scheduled hours of operation and no known phone Red1.jpg (37230 bytes)number.  That's why you go there - to get away from the outside world.  It's a place to lay up and hang out with friends.  Even if you don't know everybody, Red's is a friendly place.  That's why Red hangs out there.  A nice, easy goin' Blues Joint with Blues music on many nights.  Say Hi to PeeWee too.

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GravesiteZion.jpg (47966 bytes)Robert Johnson Gravesite at Little Zion M.B. Church on Money Road Greenwood, MS  Quiet, peaceful, secluded spot in a small country Churchyard for the King of the Delta Blues who reportedly sold his soul to the devil and died at the hands of a jealous man.

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CityDinerSign1sm.jpg (16703 bytes)South City Diner 3139 So. Grand St. Louis, MO 63118 314 772-6100 Eclectic Old Style Diner decorated from the 50's with Little Richard CityDinerWindowSM.jpg (20874 bytes) playing on the juke box.  Pete , the owner, has developed a varied menu and Big Daddy will testify that it's all REAL GOOD.  Used to be at 3141 So. Grand 2 doors away.  Try a malt from the counter and you won't be disappointed.  Open 24 hours on the weekend and a great place to people watch.  If you're brave, try a Hangtown Omelet. 

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OK Folks, you missed Spooney's Joint on Johnson St as Spooney CLOSED in October-2009!  But Spooney's still around and he's still cookin'; you just gots to find him.  Try 404 Pelican Street in Baptist Town, and you can still find them delicious ribs.

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SpooneysSign.jpg (47165 bytes)Spooneys Bar-Be-Que 112 East Johnson St Greenwood, MS 38930 Been here on Johnson St since 1996, but Leroy 'Spooney' Kenter Jr has been in the BBQ/food business most of his life.  This Jackson State student from Baptist Town has his own "special Sauce" too.  Even if you're only in town ten minutes, gotta stop at Spooneys place.

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FrankRM2sm.jpg (28542 bytes)The Franklin Room 816 Allen Avenue St. Louis, MO 63104 314 664-7706 Nice Banquet facility in the heart of Soulard near St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church.  300 capacity suitable for wedding receptions, private parties, and other occasions.  Ask for Gary or Hank and tell them Oslo sent you. 

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Hut2.jpg (26378 bytes)  The Hut - 475 West Valley Ave - Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635  Call Robert Kimbrough at 901 590-7315 for more info or email KIMBROUGHROBERT97@YAHOO.COM Sunday night live Blues just like the Old Days with cold, cold beer & a Catfish sandwich!  Find your way in for a great time with the Robert Kimbrough Band, along with a few more Kimbroughs, a few Burnsides, and as always, special guests.  Maybe Little Joe Ayers will show up.

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 Tower Grove Books and Things 3316 Meramec St. Louis, MO 63118 314 352-9020 No food nor any music, but both Brenda and Jerry Siegel are music fans.  You might see them on the dance floor at the Casa Loma on the weekends.  When not out enjoying life, they are stocking their store with books and lots of other 'Stuff'.  If you check out all the corners in the store, you just might find a bargain.  Tell Brenda that Oslo of The RatPack sent you.

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Sorry Folks - You Missed It!  CLOSED IN 2011

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SteveTricia1.jpg (43464 bytes) Tricia's Italian Restaurant at 226 Yazoo is the newest Italian Joint in Clarksdale, MS.  Tricia's also brought Steve along from Indiana to do some cooking and it was all good.  Steve is a musician too, so you can expect some Blues Jams taking place at Tricia's.  It was under construction during the April-2009 Juke Joint Festival, but Tricia had some of her famous homemade pies on hand and Steve brought in the Adam Riggle band for a great time.  Construction is now complete and it's quite "The Place To Be" with great food & entertainment.  Tricia's pies are Yum Yum!

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VeniceNICOsm.jpg (36358 bytes) Venice Cafe 1901 Pestalozzi St. Louis, MO 63104 314 772-5994 Just take your time when you walk through this pathologically decorated place, cuz you might miss something.  Go upstairs, go downstairs, and then go outside.  I'm not sure how all this got put together, but you ain't seen nothing like it.  It's a wonderful funky place and Bennie Smith & James Crutchfield used to play every Wednesday night, so you know it's an OK place.  Some touring groups will be playing here also. Tiny Tim even played here once.

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WAYoutSM.jpg (23952 bytes)Way Out Club 2525 So. Jefferson Ave. St. Louis, MO 63104 314 664-7638  The name says it all.  Bob and Sherrie have done a great job on this place since moving from Cherokee Street in 2000.  Always a fun loving bunch of people along with great shows.  Any place that would bring in Hasil Adkins all the way from West Virginia gets a nod from The RatPack.

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WEBERS1.jpg (129866 bytes) Weber's Cafe 10656 HWY 32 Plato, MO 65552 417 458-9876 The 2010 Population Center of the USA!  This town of 74 people was declared The Population Center of the United States by the Census Bureau in 2010.  This is the place where the numbers of the U.S. Population are equal whether you are looking North, South, East or West from Plato, MO.  Got it?  Every decade, the  Bureau of Census calculates the Population Center of the U.S.  In case you didn't know, the USA Center is still moving West & slightly South.  In 1820 the U.S. population was 9 1/2 million and centered in West Virginia.  In 1920 the U.S. had 106 million and was centered in Indiana.  We just about doubled to 203 million in 1970 and the center was on the border of Illinois and Missouri. The 2010 census count was 308,745,538!  That' s a 9.7% increase from the 2000 census.
So, get yourself to the population center and get some country cooking at Weber's Cafe and meet yourself some friendly folks.

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Helen1.jpg (47748 bytes) Wop's Barbque Shack 1406 1/2 N State Clarksdale, MS  38614  662 624-9070 Wop & Dorothy run this popular late-night sandwich shop in an 8' x 10' room.  Yea, that's right, 80 sq ft of hard core Hog Maws, Rotel Burgers & Fries, Fish & Chicken.  It's the smallest business in Clarksdale and It may be the smallest business in the USA!  Only three people at one time can fit inside, and the line usually goes down the sidewalk and around the corner.  Don't miss Wop's after a late night out at the clubs.  Try Wop's famous spaghetti; Hiromi comes all the way from Japan to get a double order!  St Louis Frank says, "That's the Clarksdale Truth!"

Wop & Dorothy retired in 2014, but don't worry,
Wop's daughter, LaTonya is now operating this great eatery!

 

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SkyDive1.jpg (23322 bytes)Zoomie Cam 4020 Weber Road St. Louis, MO 63123 314 544-0974  Freefall Photography and Videography by an experienced skydiver.  Give Larry a call to take a picture of the roof of your house from 2,000 feet up!

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