Journey from Memphis to Merigold, Mississippi, for juke joints, hot tamales, and Morgan Freeman at the crossroads.
Ring the buzzer (or just open the front door) for entry into Hicks―a no-nonsense place where you can get a dozen hot tamales (“Beef ONLY,” the menu says) for $8.97.
305 South State Street, Clarksdale; (662) 624-9887. If you don’t like tamales, try the barbecue ribs and sandwiches. Visit hickstamales.com.