Sharing a kitchen, this green-tinged duo of side-by-side restaurants exude a feeling of Zen with their warm, earthy colors and laid-back vibe. The bistro Sweet Grass is the "nicer" restaurant of the two (though truth be told, they're both pretty casual). Its menu highlights South Carolina's Lowcountry dishes, including shrimp and grits and oyster stew. Next Door is closer to a neighborhood bar, with a menu of comfort food. Locals applaud the pimento-cheeseburger, and there's also a richly indulgent corn dog. The cocktails are tasty, and there's no pretense or dress code, just quality cooking in a fun place to come with friends. Sweet Grass prepares a notable brunch on Sundays with chicken and waffles, banana bread French toast, crab cakes eggs Benedict, the whole nine yards. The only downside to dining here (other than occasional mediocre service) is the dearth of parking in Cooper-Young—you'll have to snag a coveted street spot if you can find one.
Sweet Grass/Next Door
937 S. Cooper St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Midtown/Cooper-Young Hours Sweet Grass: Tues–Thurs 5:30–9pm, Fri–Sat 5:30–10pm, Sun 11am–2pm and 5:30–9pm. Next Door: Mon–Fri 3pm–late, Sat–Sun 11am–late Phone 901/278-0278 Prices Main courses $11–$30 Cuisine Type American, Southern Web site Sweet Grass/Next Door
Map937 S. Cooper St. Memphis
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