Memphis Stew July 2011

If I hear one more expert whine that the redesigned Happy Meals due out in September should axe the toys along with the calories, I'm going straight to McDonald's for McNuggets and a Yoda Lightsaber. ... more

Jul 29, 2011 7:35 PM Dining Out

Everywhere I turn, someone is gushing about Pete and Sam’s Restaurant for engagement parties, birthday dinners, or a fun evening out. I ate at the Italian restaurant on Park Avenue about 10 years ago,... more

Jul 26, 2011 12:16 PM Dining Out

For the past few weeks, I've been showering with an adorable pig that fights snugly in the palm of my hand and works up a nice lather. The soap also has a fresh, subtle scent, which is a good thing, b... more

Jul 25, 2011 10:21 AM Dining Out

Here’s a shout out to fans of Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken: The new Gus’s on Mendenhall in East Memphis is open, and the place is rockin’ even during off-hours. Customers have been visiting nonsto... more

Jul 21, 2011 4:32 PM Dining Out

Earlier in the summer, a friend and I talked about how we aren't nervy enough to pull up dandelions from our yard and toss the greens in a salad, even when the weeds are safe from stray dogs and the T... more

Jul 19, 2011 4:33 PM Dining Out

Getting started on my compost pile was drawn out because I over-complicated every step. Deciding what type of composter to buy took all last summer, as I hated the price and look of the large rotating... more

Jul 14, 2011 12:33 PM Dining Out

Gardening in the Mid-South without Felder Rushing seems not only impossible but incredibly boring. As quirky as he is experienced, Rushing is a much-loved columnist and lecturer who believes gardening... more

Jul 12, 2011 9:30 AM Dining Out

Whitney Miller, who won the first season of the MasterChef competition on Fox at age 22, is coming to Memphis on Tuesday for a cooking demonstration at L'ecole Culinaire's student-run restaurant and a... more

Jul 10, 2011 6:04 PM Dining Out

After the flurry of comments on The Memphis Flyer's Hungry Memphis food blog about the veggie options at Five Guys, I felt compelled to weigh in on the restaurant's 100 percent beef patty. So on Thurs... more

Jul 7, 2011 7:50 PM Dining Out

I've been visiting my mom in Maryland, which during the summer means stopping by Tom Chandler's produce stand in Bowie. Tom has been selling produce next to his corn field for decades, and he still us... more

Jul 6, 2011 7:33 PM Dining Out