Memphis Stew June 2014

For me, summer is when I stretch my wings in the kitchen, experimenting with new recipes to use my weekly CSA. While common sense and my growing collection of cookbooks lead me to many dishes, noth... more

Jun 25, 2014 3:10 PM Dining Out

Baristas Ashley Howell and Mitch Penninger toast a customer with a 1-ounce shot of ginger at the second location of Lisa’s Lunchbox, open since April.

Pamela Denney

I normally don’t drink shots in the middle of the day, but the charming baristas at the new Lisa’s Lunchbox on Poplar were very persuasive. “Have you tried a shot of ginger?” asked Ashley Howel... more

Jun 19, 2014 5:21 PM Dining Out

Built in 1953, the Isle Dauphine Golf Club includes restaurants and beach amenities.

Pamela Denney

  Only three dozen cars fit on the ferry from Ft. Morgan to Dauphin Island in Mobile Bay, so we skipped breakfast to line up early. When we pulled off the dock on the island’s east end, we look... more

Jun 13, 2014 1:48 PM Dining Out

The cheese plate at Ecco on Overton Park is a pretty dish served with crusty bread, seasonal berries, and broccoli rabe.

Justin Fox Burks

The best compliment I can pay a restaurant is to try to duplicate a dish in my own kitchen, which is how I spent a Sunday after tasting the orange-glazed Berkshire pork chop at Ecco on Overton Park... more

Jun 9, 2014 2:14 PM Dining Out