Memphis Stew December 2014

When asked if the soon to re-open Rizzo’s Diner is the restaurant Chef Michael Patrick’s always dreamed of owning, he got a little emotional. He calls it “the next evolution of Rizzo’s Diner.” The ... more

Dec 29, 2014 3:37 PM Dining Out

Lisa Ansley, David Wang, and Shelly Ansley are the powerhouse trio behind Wang’s and East Tapas, their adjoining restaurant next door.

Photo by Justin Fox Burks

Wang’s Mandarin House in East Memphis is opening in time for Christmas after a kitchen fire and subsequent repairs shuttered it for the past month. The fire occurred while restaurant staffers were ... more

Dec 24, 2014 1:05 PM Dining Out

Memphis food writer John Minervini’s new food blog promotes local food with a lively and informative voice.

Pamela Denney

In the crowded world of food blogs, writer John Klyce Minervini is cutting through the clutter with charm, information, and philanthropy. Think Memphis foodie with a big heart. His new food blog... more

Dec 22, 2014 4:00 PM Dining Out

When chef Aaron Winters, head butcher at the soon-to-open Porcellino’s, gets dressed for work, he goes for a chain mail vest, layered under his apron. More chain mail accents a heavy glove that extend... more

Dec 19, 2014 7:34 AM Dining Out

For me, getting to know Logan Guleff, newly crowned MasterChef Junior on Fox TV, started with a jar of Jif. Almost three years ago, Logan’s mom, Kim Guleff, called to let me know that her son, then... more

Dec 17, 2014 12:44 AM Dining Out


Photos by Justin Fox Burks

Two paintings by local artist Ernie Patton take center stage at LBOE, both in spirit and space. In the larger painting spanning almost an entire wall, revelers gather in an upbeat neighborhood bar. Ne... more

Dec 8, 2014 7:24 PM Dining Out