Memphis Stew May 2013

Reinvented lunchtime favorites such as the chicken and waffle sandwich pictured above shape the menu at Lunchbox Eats.

Photos by Justin Fox Burks

On a Wednesday afternoon last month, Chef Kaia Brewer was worn out. The owner of Lunchbox Eats on South Fourth Street had catered breakfast and lunch for 260 Memphis police officers and school coac... more

Jun 1, 2013 1:25 PM Dining Out

A picnic in the shade at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens prepared by a food truck chef: Sounds pretty fabulous doesn’t it?   Co-workers Connie Thielecke, Justin Suiter, and Parrish Oglesby (pic... more

May 30, 2013 3:54 PM Dining Out

Leave it to calorie queen Paula Deen to ratchet up hash browns into a decadent and delicious start to any morning.   I fell for Deen’s hash brown casserole at a recent breakfast at The Book... more

May 28, 2013 10:15 AM Dining Out


Clint Cantwell

On the Sunday before Memorial Day, I woke up thinking about burgers, which led me to remember grill maestro Clint Cantwell and his recipe for Roquefort-stuffed venison burgers.   Admittedl... more

May 26, 2013 3:04 PM Dining Out

World barbecue champ Melissa Cookston has another job on her plate: She is the new permanent judge on “BBQ Pitmasters,” a popular series on the television channel Destination America.   Co... more

May 22, 2013 8:58 PM Dining Out

Part of the fun of the annual farm-to-table party at Newman Farm is to see what pot luck dishes show up. Most of the guests to the Memorial Day weekend event are pork-loving foodies, and many are e... more

May 21, 2013 4:57 PM Dining Out

Before the Danish National BBQ Team served dinner at barbecue fest family night, they treated guests to an unusual appetizer: a sneak peak at the team’s award winning cookbook titled “Gold.”   ... more

May 18, 2013 12:11 PM Dining Out


"Farm Fresh Tennessee" is a cornucopia of fun, food, farmers, and festivals across the state.

Truth be told, I’ve never been clear on how to pronounce sorghum or what to do with the syrup until I attended a book signing for “Farm Fresh Tennessee,” a treasure trove of information on food, fa... more

May 14, 2013 10:07 PM Dining Out

In a city like Memphis where connections to Elvis are commonplace, Chef Denis Martig’s story still stands out.   I learned about Martig’s relationship with Elvis in an email with the subjec... more

May 6, 2013 10:12 AM Dining Out

Hog & Hominy's new dive bar, The Holding Pen, is set for a mid-May opening.

Hannah Sayle/The Memphis Flyer

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Creating a perfect burger takes time, especially for the chefs at Hog & Hominy, who like to deconstruct food and then shap... more

May 4, 2013 2:15 PM Dining Out