Memphis Stew April 2012

In a spontaneous move to get out and do something on Saturday night, Tony and I opted for a first time visit to Jack Magoo’s Sports Bar & Grill on Broad Avenue. It was a fine decision. We met Mike ... more

Apr 30, 2012 6:43 AM Dining Out

Buy a cupcake, save an animal. Does it get any better than that? Certainly not for the bakers and buyers in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, who will contribute all proceeds from tonight's event to t... more

Apr 27, 2012 11:15 AM Dining Out


Britton Deweese with a tray of buttermilk drops at Gibson's.

During my last visit to Gibson’s Donuts in East Memphis, I overheard a young man with a distinct Louisiana accent say to his friend, “I sure hope they have some buttermilk drops left.” They did, an... more

Apr 25, 2012 10:58 PM Dining Out

I know most of you have got the heat on tonight even if you don't fess up. Still, it's spring, and time to celebrate the iris, the state flower of Tennessee.   As most Memphis foodies know,... more

Apr 23, 2012 8:32 PM Dining Out

Over the past few months, I’ve been diligently working away on an upcoming book titled Food Lovers’ Guide to Memphis. The book’s publisher, Globe Pequot Press, is hoping for a year-end release. Of ... more

Apr 20, 2012 12:44 PM Dining Out

Truth be told, I’m a yippie hippie granola type from my days at Syracuse University when I braided and baked loaves of whole-wheat bread in my dorm room. That's my justification for spending $7 for... more

Apr 18, 2012 6:34 AM Dining Out

Hallelujah. My husband barbecued drumsticks last night with a unique and delicious taste, thanks to a recipe in Jennifer Chandler’s new book, Simply Grilling.   Don’t misunderstand. Tony i... more

Apr 16, 2012 7:27 PM Dining Out

Yes, I'm late to the game on Los Comales, an authentic Mexican restaurant on Summer Avenue. But I finally had a late dinner there last weekend and left impressed. In Mexico, los comales are the cla... more

Apr 11, 2012 6:53 AM Dining Out

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> The Memphis Farmers Market opened Saturday, and the day couldn't have been more perfect. Tony and I didn't make it downtow... more

Apr 9, 2012 6:52 AM Dining Out

The beds stripped along my side yard look more like burial mounds than vegetable gardens, except for the robust parsley plant that survived through the winter months. The unseasonably warm weather ... more

Apr 6, 2012 6:03 AM Dining Out

Can fried chicken happily coexist with gyros? Only time will tell at Castle Restaurant on Park Avenue, now called Jr's Fish & Chicken.   I stopped by the small eat-in and take-out restaura... more

Apr 4, 2012 6:55 AM Dining Out

Tony and I stopped by Raffe's Deli on Poplar  Saturday to put together a six-pack of singles for dinner and then poked into the Beer Garden in the back to see what was going on. We found out that t... more

Apr 2, 2012 6:32 AM Dining Out