Memphis Stew August 2011

For seasonal produce, I tend to shop at several different farmers markets. This is not typical, as most people favor one market or another for convenience, ambiance or vendors. If you have a favorite,... more

Aug 28, 2011 10:27 PM Dining Out

Tony and I like to eat dinner at the new Jim’s Place bar. It’s a perfect setting for grown-ups: sociable and lively but not too loud, the bartenders know how to mix a mean martini, and you can start y... more

Aug 22, 2011 11:08 PM Dining Out

Maybe you’ve seen the ads for Debbie Meyer Green Bags on late-night television or spotted a box in the back of a kitchen drawer, which is where my Green Bags have been since I received them as a gift.... more

Aug 19, 2011 2:27 PM Dining Out


Justin Fox Burks

Jill and Keith Forrester operate Trolley Stop Market as an extension of their mantra, “Know your farmer, know your food.” The restaurant’s eclectic home-cooked menu of wraps, pizzas, and plate lunches... more

Aug 18, 2011 2:54 PM Dining Out

My vegetable garden this summer is having mixed success with some winners (prolific Blue Lake bush beans) and some losers ( bugs ate the cauliflower before it bloomed). So far, the garden’s jewel is t... more

Aug 16, 2011 2:30 PM Dining Out


Justin Fox Burks

I’m going out on a limb to say that the rum raisin paleta is the best Mexican ice pop at La Michoacana on Summer near Graham, but I’ve only tried three other flavors: lime, kiwi, and strawberry and cr... more

Aug 12, 2011 1:02 PM Dining Out

The Antique Warehouse Mall on Summer Avenue is a treasure trove for kitchen cooks, especially for foodies who trend toward vintage: It’s all here: Pyrex mixing bowls, casserole dishes, lazy Susans mad... more

Aug 9, 2011 1:21 PM Dining Out

I've been having a love fest in my kitchen with the Lee Brothers thanks to their quick and easy pickle recipes, the affordability of baby dill (my favorite!) and the abundance of produce perfect for p... more

Aug 8, 2011 10:08 AM Dining Out

Videographer Tiffany Langston picked the hottest week of the year to film Keith and Jill Forrester at Whitton Farms, but the day-long shoot taught her an important lesson about farming."It was very ho... more

Aug 4, 2011 3:58 PM Dining Out

Leave it the chefs at Acre to turn a pedestrian dish like pea soup into a delicious and sexy start up for lunch. Served in a simple white bowl, the soup includes a wave of carrot foam, a sea of sweet ... more

Aug 2, 2011 3:36 PM Dining Out