Memphis Stew February 2012

Monsanto: Just Say No

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 Food & Wine

Chef Jennifer Chandler Makes Salads At Easy Way Look Easy and Taste Delicious

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 Food & Wine

Stuffed Avocado Salad at Rizzos Diner

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 Food & Wine

Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman: James Beard Foundation Award Semi-Finalists

<!-- @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 Food & Wine


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

Evelyn & Olive: Jamaican Food Comes to Madison

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 Food & Wine

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

Andrew Adams: Executive Chef at Acre

Revival Southern Food Company, Acre, and Elegant Farmer: Congratulations!

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 Food & Wine

Urban Joe: The New Roast at Urban Farms Market

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 Food & Wine

Calamari at Majestic Grille: Love It!

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 Food & Wine


Wendy Sumner-Winter keeping an eye on her chili.

Cooper-Young Chili Cook-Off Saturday

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 Food & Wine

Cochon 555: I Judged and Loved It!

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 Food & Wine

BGR Burgers: Pricey and Not that Great

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 Food & Wine

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