Monday, December 22, 2014

Cooper Young District

Travis had a dentist appointment in Germantown, which is over an hour away. I know it seems far away, but you do what you can to save money {FYI: Groupon is a great deal for people who don't have dentist insurance, or just people looking for things to do/places to eat}. 

We have explored Memphis a bit already, and although there is always something to do in Memphis, it was the middle of the day and we wanted to do something a little different. We decided to visit a place called Cooper Young District before heading home.

We didn't really know where we were going, so when we came to little shops, we thought it was Cooper Young District. It was actually Overton Square, but we didn't know that until we started exploring. Cooper Square was a couple blocks away from where we needed to be. But I really enjoyed Overton Square over all.

We stopped at a candy store called Sweet Noshings. It was AWESOME. There was tons of jars of candy.  Not only did they have chocolate and candy, but also popcorn, coffee, and ice cream. It was heaven.
There was so many choices. You could pick and choose how much candy/chocolate you wanted to put in a bag. I picked some sea salted carmel chocolate while Travis picked some peanut butter chocolate.   If you're going to hit up Overton Square, you need to hit up that place.

Plus, we got an awesome tip from one of the guys in the store: instead of eating at just one place, why not try out appetizers at different places. Uhhhh.. YESSSSSSS! Why didn't we ever think of that before? We would ask the locals what everyone would get there when we would get to a restaurant and get whatever they recommended. What a genius idea.

The place that the guy recommended was right next door: Babalu Taco's and Tapas. We asked the waitress what she suggested, and she said everyone gets the guacamole. She wasn't kidding, as we looked around, everyone that was sitting next to us had a guacamole at their table. The waitress even made the guac right in front of us! It was SO good and worth the almost $10 price tag.

She brought out some of the tacos that she suggested. Travis really enjoyed them, but I should have known better because I'm not a fan of pulled pork. I know, I'm a little weird when it comes to food. But I'm sure everything on their menu was good, regardless of my taste buds. I would suggest going there if you're in town too, because I'm positive I would have liked those tacos if I liked pork more. If you go, our waitress Erica was great.

Our idea of trying appetizers at different restaurants seemed like a great idea, but we got full on just those items alone {and we split it}. 

Cooper Young
She also Cooper Young was fun. Since we were full, we decided to hit it up. I don't know if it was the time that we were there, but I didn't really find much to do. There were a few bars, a cat rescue, a bookstore, a record store, and a cafe. There may have been more, but I didn't see much more. The Cooper Young District is probably more of a night scene with more people and more things to do.

We did stop at the bookstore. Travis picked up a Christmas book and asked, "Did you want to get this for our future kids?"

Did you just ask me that? Yes!! I loved that it was a story about Jesus. We now have a book for a future little one. {And no, if you're reading this, we are not expecting}.

We then stopped at the little cafe to get a little something before we hit the road again.


We enjoyed Overton Square more than the Copper Young District, but it was fun to check out both.

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