Memphis Stew February 2012

If you shop at the Cooper Young Farmer's Market, you probably know Brandon Pugh of Delta Sol Farms, pictured below. Brandon is an organic farmer. He lost today. So did you. A federal judge in New Y... more

Feb 27, 2012 9:54 PM Dining Out

Is there any more exuberant cheerleader for fresh home-made meals than Jennifer Chandler? Certainly not Saturday, when the Memphis chef and author held a salad-making demonstration at Easy Way on M... more

Feb 27, 2012 6:34 AM Dining Out

These days most of the salads I eat are ho-hum retreads with dried cranberries and blue cheese crumbles. That’s probably why I can’t stop thinking about my lunch at Rizzos Diner: avocado salad stuf... more

Feb 24, 2012 6:48 AM Dining Out

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> If you've eaten at Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen in East Memphis, this announcement won't be a surprise: The James Beard ... more

Feb 22, 2012 6:17 AM Dining Out


Curry chicken, Kingston stew fish, creamed spinach and Red Stripe at Evelyn & Olive

On our way to Evelyn & Olive, the new Jamaican restaurant on Madison Avenue, we cranked up the reggae to get us in the mood. It was fun, but hardly necessary. From our first taste of salt and peppe... more

Feb 20, 2012 6:41 AM Dining Out

Crash Hethcox and Mary Ellen Rogers making it happen for Revival: Southern Food Truck.

Andrew Adams: Executive Chef at Acre

On the way home from work last night, I realized I wasn't hungry. Quite a change for me at dinner time. Then I remembered what I ate for lunch: Andouille sausage sliders with Creole mustard slaw, a... more

Feb 17, 2012 7:52 AM Dining Out

Need a decadent jump start for your morning? If so, stop by Urban Farms Market and pick up this winning duo: the market's new private label java called “Urban Joe” and a loaf of chocolate chip bana... more

Feb 15, 2012 7:26 AM Dining Out

Confession time: My favorite appetizer is crispy calamari. When I eat those little octopus legs, I’m convinced the critters swam directly from the sea to my plate. Skewed reasoning, I know, but the... more

Feb 12, 2012 8:57 PM Dining Out


Wendy Sumner-Winter keeping an eye on her chili.

Shameless chili chef Wendy Sumner-Winter has a singular focus this week: to win the Cooper-Young/Peabody PTA Chili Cook-Off Saturday at Peabody Elementary School. She has spent three days cooking b... more

Feb 10, 2012 7:56 AM Dining Out

Certainly, the cooking teams from Memphis, Birmingham, and Little Rock who turned five heritage pigs into sublime presentations of taste, texture, and good looks deserve our applause. And congratul... more

Feb 6, 2012 7:21 AM Dining Out

OMG BGR! I spent $40 on burger meals for two at the new BGR The Burger Joint. Was it worth the sticker shock? I kind of don't think so. The restaurant opened Monday in the Ridgeway Trace Center... more

Feb 3, 2012 10:25 PM Dining Out