I won't deny that Tamp & Tap is a great place to grab a coffee beverage (or a beer, as the name would suggest), and I truly believe that they serve up one of the best chai tea lattes in town, but I can't believe it took me so long to try some of their actual food.
Tamp & Tap had been open for months before I ventured even a peek at their food menu (at lunch with my friend Ziggy). The offerings seem simple at first glance: sandwiches, salads, soup and a handful of side items. But, after closer inspection, it's easy to see that some thought definitely went into how different flavors work toegether. There are combinations of ingredients that I haven't found on any other sandwich in the Bluff City. I think a good sandwich is one of the hardest items to conquer, and Tamp & Tap succeeds in spades.
The Stanley is one of my favorites (they had me at candied bacon), and the Packard (3 cheeses and garlic aioli) is one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches around. I'm also a big fan of their housemade custard and all of their daily desserts.
I haven't checked it out yet, but I hear the brunch options are equally inventive and delicious.
Tamp & Tap
Memphis, TN 38103