Ask Vance February 2013


photo by April Ford Beasley

Knowing my taste for Kentucky Nip and other tasty drinks, my pal Laura Summerford sent me this colorful photo of an old whiskey jug and asked what I could tell her about it. Well, here you go. ... more

Feb 26, 2013 10:55 PM Ask Vance

I'm always intrigued by places that call themselves "World Famous" because, really — who says they are? Did the International Tribunal in The Hague hand down that decision? But, judging from th... more

Feb 15, 2013 11:19 AM Ask Vance 1 Comments

In the February issue of Memphis magazine, I mention that the "King of the Gamblers" — a fellow named Bob Berryman — committed a certain crime at a certain downtown cafe a certain number of years a... more

Feb 11, 2013 11:53 AM Ask Vance


photo courtesy Memphis Room, Benjamin Hooks Central Library

Come on in, and take a seat. Plug a nickel in the jukebox, and order yourself a steaming bowl of chili, maybe a steak — medium rare — if you're really hungry. You've just stepped into Joe Foppi... more

Feb 6, 2013 7:19 PM Ask Vance