Memphis Stew July 2014


Photos by Ben Fant

In mid-July, while driving home from dinner at Jack Binion’s Steak House, a magnificent super moon popped through the clouds. Satiated and happy from ripe barrel-fresh wine, sautéed wild mushrooms,... more

Jul 27, 2014 3:35 PM Dining Out

The first basket of purple hull peas landed in my CSA bag this week, and the arrival of the ubiquitous Southern staple makes me embrace summer in the kitchen almost as much as lush ripe tomatoes. ... more

Jul 22, 2014 3:13 PM Dining Out

You’ll need two hands to eat the smoked salmon, cream cheese, egg, and capers bagel at Elwood’s Shack, located near Perkins and Summer Avenue.

Photos by Justin Fox Burks

Bagels in Memphis are a hard sell for someone like me, whose New York in-laws used to stuff their suitcases with the city’s signature food whenever they came to visit. Still, I keep trying, which i... more

Jul 18, 2014 4:22 PM Dining Out

So here is the well-kept secret to the tomato festival in Ripley: On the second day of the annual event, there are no tomatoes, except for a platter of sliced ones on the table at Saturday Salad, a... more

Jul 15, 2014 4:14 PM Dining Out


Photos by Justin Fox Burks

A memorable meal, much like a good race horse, needs a strong start and a better finish. After lunch at Strano Sicilian Kitchen & Bar, the newcomer to the northeast corner of Cooper and Young, I co... more

Jul 12, 2014 7:53 PM Dining Out

Tomato season seems a little late this year, but that isn’t stopping the party this weekend at Ripley City Park, where tomato growers, vendors, and fans will celebrate the renowned summer crop from... more

Jul 7, 2014 6:44 PM Dining Out