Memphis Stew June 2011

Liquor & Wine Depot on Mt. Moriah is a my go-to neighborhood liquor store. It’s close to my house, and the store’s friendly staff and great prices are a winning combination. The cashiers also offer to... more

Jun 30, 2011 4:18 PM Dining Out

Since I spent last week eating my way around New York City, I held my CSA share from Whitton Farms for pick up this week. That meant instead of one full veggie share, I got two.I was feeling quite rig... more

Jun 29, 2011 11:15 AM Dining Out

Brooklyn has many unique and lively neighborhoods, but my favorite these days is Greenpoint, where I spent Saturday afternoon in foodie heaven.We started the afternoon at the farmer’s market in McCarr... more

Jun 23, 2011 10:25 PM Dining Out

Be still my heart: Chef and author David Tanis has started a weekly column in The New York Times called City Kitchen, and it’s about cooking dinner, not only at home, but in a small space.Tanis has wo... more

Jun 22, 2011 12:57 PM Dining Out

Since August temperatures have arrived two months early, I’ve been wondering if it’s too hot to plant tomatoes. So I asked my food growing guru Mary Phillips, and here’s what she had to say: “It’s alw... more

Jun 17, 2011 3:54 PM Dining Out

When Tony walks in on my cooking and says, “I’m not eating that,” I pretty much know I’ve left my comfort zone in the kitchen.Such was the scenario Sunday evening as I tore my way through a mound of r... more

Jun 14, 2011 2:45 PM Dining Out

First off, a few admissions:  I’ve never liked frozen yogurt, and despite the buzz, I hadn’t been to YoLo until Friday night.My daughter, on the other hand, is crazy about the stuff and had read about... more

Jun 13, 2011 11:59 AM Dining Out

My friend Victoria loves a promising upstart, which is why her Saturday mornings this summer include an early morning stop at the Urban Farms outdoor market on Tillman and Broad. Last Saturday, along ... more

Jun 10, 2011 6:17 PM Dining Out

This is sad but true: I don’t buy cauliflower too often, because when it comes to preparation, I’m pretty much stuck in the ’70s: Clean it, break it into florets, and dip it in ranch dressing. But las... more

Jun 7, 2011 4:59 PM Dining Out

After one visit, this pretty much sums up my opinion of Acre, Wally Joe‘s gorgeous new restaurant in East Memphis that opened this week. It was worth the wait.Nestled midway in the block of houses beh... more

Jun 3, 2011 4:32 PM Dining Out