Although Debbie Alexander, the owner of Peabody's Café, didn't dream up the name of her restaurant, she still feels an affinity with the monikier. "The name came from the Peabody Hotel in Memphis and was the name of the restaurant when I bought it back in 1994," she says. "Peabody is also a big name where I’m from in Massachusetts. The town of Peabody is close to where I grew up and it's also the name of a famous Massachusetts governor, Endicott Peabody, so I thought it was a nice, proud name for my restaurant."
If you're a first-time visitor to Peabody's, you won't want to miss trying their famous Bloody Mary. "We are home to the best Bloody Mary ever! says Alexander. "We make our own mix and it is a mix made for Bloody Mary drinkers—strong and spicy."
But don't try to pry the ingredients out of Alexander. "If we tell you, we’d have to kill you—just kidding! The recipe is secret, but we will let you know that the mix is made from nine special ingredients."
Peabody's is a restaurant as well as a bar and their main focus is on breakfast (especially late breakfast). They're best known for their Eggs Benny, Huevos Rancheros, Bacon Spinach Feta Omelet, and homemade salsas and hot sauces. "On Friday and Saturday night we stay open late and we transform into a karaoke bar," adds Alexander. "Peabody’s Café is casual and everyone is welcome."
134 South Palm Canyon Drive, 760-322 1877
Captions (top to bottom): Peabody's famous Bloody Mary; some of the restaurant's satisfied customers.
Photography courtesy of Peabody's Café