Memphis Stew December 2011

I've never been one to think Bloody Marys need to be saved for brunch. For me, the veggie centric cocktail works any time, most recently about 5 p.m. on Christmas when I was cooking dinner. I m... more

Dec 26, 2011 4:21 PM Dining Out

Our tree is beautiful, and my paper whites are blooming in time for Christmas. Still, I’m dreaming of food. Here’s why:   Instead of shopping after work, we opt for dinner at Andrew Michael... more

Dec 22, 2011 3:46 PM Dining Out

For me, chilly December weather prompts a craving for Thai food, and nothing satisfies that food itch like Emerald Thai Restaurant, located on Mt. Moriah across the street from Neely's Bar-B-Que. ... more

Dec 20, 2011 12:53 PM Dining Out

Food agony number one: Spotting the Los Jarochos taco truck at Perkins and Summer after work, racing home to pick up my husband, and driving back to the truck before realizing that neither one of u... more

Dec 14, 2011 7:21 AM Dining Out

When the Target in East Memphis was renovated earlier this year to accommodate more groceries, I was a real hater. I whined incessantly about how I missed the gardening department and how I hated h... more

Dec 13, 2011 6:32 AM Dining Out

My CSA ended weeks ago, but the bottomless bowl of winter squash lingers on my counter. Since winter's blowing in, I got aggressive. First I experimented with squash soup, settling on a combina... more

Dec 9, 2011 7:07 AM Dining Out

Photos by Justin Fox Burks

Cheffie's owner Jennifer Chandler has an early holiday gift for folks who like to entertain the easy way: She's offering a free cooking demonstration called "Taking the Stress Out of Holiday Entert... more

Dec 7, 2011 11:04 AM Dining Out

Last month the editor of Delta Sky magazine asked me to write a piece for a special insert on Memphis. The Memphis section is part of  the December magazine tucked in the back of seat pockets on al... more

Dec 2, 2011 6:51 AM Dining Out