Memphis Stew February 2013

Finding Friends, New Wines and Excellent Salmon at Passport to Oregon

I’ve never visited Oregon, and I’m a newbie to wine tastings, so I was happy to meet Jeane Mercer and Breen Bland last Thursday at Passport to Oregon, a festive and informative tasting at the Unive... more »

Mar 1, 2013 11:21 AM Food & Wine

Tommy Dodson: A Sad Goodbye to Our Farmer and Friend

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> On Saturday, or maybe it was the Saturday before, I laughed with Tommy Dodson about the gentle ribbing he was getting from... more »

Feb 26, 2013 10:33 PM Food & Wine

Overton Square's Side Street Grill: Smoked Chicken Nachos and Cocktails with a Punch

An impressive pyramid of ingredients on a square white plate, the smoked chicken nachos at Side Street Grill grabbed my attention from a nearby table. I ordered one immediately, sharing the dish wi... more »

Feb 23, 2013 6:49 PM Food & Wine

Pam’s Pic: Dragon Tuna and Vesper Martini at East Tapas & Drinks

When this beautiful pairing arrived to my table at East Tapas & Drinks, I was awestruck, first by the artful plating of the sashimi and then by the oversized martini with a curlicue of lemon zest. ... more »

Feb 19, 2013 6:30 PM Food & Wine


Grant Smith, below, shows off his seed packets culled from dozens of choices at Saturday's seed swap in Cooper Young.

Swap at Cooper Young Community Farmers Market Shares Seeds and Growing Advice

Fuzzy Brew’s Grant Smith already has vegetable starts growing on his kitchen counter so the seedlings can soak up the under-cabinet lights.   But his jump-start on spring didn’t keep him aw... more »

Feb 17, 2013 6:07 PM Food & Wine

Cooper Young Chili Cook Off at Peabody School: Celebrity Judges, Fun People and Good Eats

Sweet Grass Chef Ryan Trimm is going back to school Saturday, but he only has to walk around the corner from his Cooper-Young restaurant.   Trimm is a judge for the Sixth Annual Cooper-Youn... more »

Feb 8, 2013 5:31 PM Food & Wine

Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe Opens Near Kroger On South Mendenhall Road

Wow. I got scooped by my husband.   While I was having brunch Sunday at Paulette’s for an upcoming review in Memphis magazine, Tony was shopping at Kroger on Mendenhall and noticed the new ... more »

Feb 5, 2013 10:35 PM Food & Wine

Rock 'n Dough Pizza Co. Opens Just in Time for Super Bowl Sunday

It’s a 10-minute drive from the new Rock ‘n Dough Pizza Co. in East Memphis to my house, and the pizza to-go on the back seat filled my car with the smell of warm dough, bacon and melted cheese. Gr... more »

Feb 3, 2013 6:06 PM Food & Wine

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