Como Steakhouse in Como, Mississippi

photo 1Okay okay, I’ve been a busy lady. Please don’t think this blog has been brushed aside permanently, but let’s just say that work has been a bit crazy, and the extra time I once had to devote to personal projects has disappeared, replaced instead by rushed “lunch breaks” that consist of me scarfing down my lunch at my desk. Still, I’ll try to be better.

photo 2Even with the increased work-load at my M-F job, we’ve still been finding time to relax and explore on the weekends. In fact, family came to visit last weekend, and we made the trek down to Como Steakhouse. My boyfriend has been telling me about this place for months, so I was glad that we finally found an excuse to visit. Located on an adorable town square in Como, Mississippi, we waited for an hour and a half for a table. (Next time we’ll make reservations!) By the time we were seated we actually ate an entire basket of saltine crackers before the waitress could bring our drinks. It got pretty serious there for a second.

photo 3Spoiler Alert: if you’re looking for white tablecloths, pages of options, or anything vegetarian or vegan, you should probably skip this one. These folks have obviously paired down their menu to only the things they do well, and the meat is what people make the drive for. Yes, the sausage plate has a great reputation, but at the end of the day it’s cubed meat a cheese. As far as your side options go, you get a salad and baked potato (i.e. there are no options). But the good news is that despite what some might consider as  negatives, when your steak appears before you, it’s all worth it. Our entire party opted for ribeyes (I’m a little bit embarrassed to tell you that we each ordered the 20 ounce steaks), and they were everything a steak needs to be: juicy, well-seasoned, and a bit charred on the outside. So good!

photo 4The dining room can get a bit smoky since there’s a huge grill in the corner where everyone’s steak is cooked, but it wasn’t overpowering. If you’re planning a special night, I’d recommend going early, as many of the specials and desserts were sold out by the time we ordered. My heart broke a little when I wasn’t able to sample the Como Delight that I’d been hearing such great things about. If you find yourself at Como Steakhouse in the near future, have a slice for me.

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Como Steakhouse

203 N Main St, Como, MS 38619
(662) 526-9529

Open M-Th 5:00pm-10:00pm, Fri and Sat 4:30pm – 10pm, Closed Sundays

Bluegrass Pickin’ on the Collierville Town Square

photo 14I’ll let you in on a little secret: I haven’t always appreciated small town life and West Tennessee as much as I do these days. In fact, I was that high school kid who couldn’t wait until graduation so she could spread her wings and fly away to the big city… of Jackson, Mississippi. Ha! Yes, looking back now my logic was a little bit flawed, but living away from Tennessee taught me to really appreciate what was in my backyard all those years growing up.

photo 24These days I am not as social as I used to be, admittedly. While I love the great restaurants and free concerts in Midtown and Downtown, the drive and prospect of fighting the crowds is usually enough to keep me at home in my garden or curled up on the couch with a good movie or a Netflix marathon. However, we did find something awesome last weekend that made me happy we decided to venture out on a Friday night: Bluegrass Pickin’ on the square in Collierville. Stay with me now…

photo 32If you’re someone who loves watching live music, even if you’re not the bluegrass type (as my boyfriend can tell you, I am not), you should really check this event out. Every Friday night beginning late Spring through early Fall music lovers from all over the Midsouth gather on the beautiful Collierville town square beginning around 7pm. Depending on the week you go, you’ll find that folks break off into lots of small musical groups with every instrument you can think of from fiddles to steel guitars. It’s so fun!

photo 1We brought lawn chairs, but next time I’ll definitely pack a picnic. It’s a great event for people watching, and the entire event is incredibly family (and even dog) friendly. To be honest, I felt a little bit like I was back in Mayberry for a minute on Friday night – and I mean that in a good way!

photo 23This is by no means a professional-only event. There are varying skill and experience levels, and the group seems warm and inviting to new members – even if they’re not perfect. I truly enjoyed moving from group to group, seeing how the different musicians blended together. It was also fun to watch players move around the square, joining in for a few songs in one group and then moving on to the next. It made the entire experience a fluid one, where the sounds changed as time went on and new members joined in.
photo 13Don’t be scared away by the twang! If you’re a musician or just a music-lover, make your way to the square next Friday for a laid back, inviting event that reminds you of just another reason you chose to call the Midsouth (and especially small-town Midsouth) home!

You can find more information here! I’ll be back later in the week with a MS steakhouse review, and maybe even a recipe or two (I have to go grocery shopping first!). Have a great week!