Memphis Stew February 2013

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 Dining Out

<!-- @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 Dining Out

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 Dining Out

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 Dining Out


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

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 Dining Out

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 Dining Out

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 Dining Out

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 Dining Out