Memphis Stew May 2014

Popular dishes at Cafe Ole include fish tacos and carnitas tortas layered with roast pork, avocado, and chile del arbol sauce on Mexican rolls called bolillos.

Justin Fox Burks

Never did I imagine I would end my first dinner at the reinvented Café Ole by spearing a wedge of avocado with a thick black straw. But that’s exactly what I did when I spied the well-soaked fruit ... more

May 29, 2014 10:43 PM Dining Out

Scrolling through my Facebook feed with my morning coffee, I happened upon a post by Chef Kelly English that lured me to check out the newest addition to the Cooper-Young restaurant scene. Sund... more

May 23, 2014 5:57 PM Dining Out

When eating a perfect baby back rib, you might assume that preparing it is as easy as throwing a steak on a hot charcoal grill. Don’t be fooled. Turning heat, smoke, and seasoning into a perfect ra... more

May 18, 2014 3:48 PM Dining Out

Between you and me, I thought I was pretty much done with pork belly as a main course. But then I sat down Wednesday at a long table with a red-and-white checkered cloth for a generous serving of D... more

May 15, 2014 10:47 PM Dining Out

For the past 25 years, author Michael Pollan has lectured worldwide on food, agriculture, and the environment.

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Best-selling author Michael Pollan is coming to Crosstown Arts Tuesday to read and sign his most recent book, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. But before the program starts at 7 p.m... more

May 14, 2014 1:11 PM Dining Out

Baby boomers will smile at the mid-century toys (Radio Flyer!) suspended from the ceiling at Lost Pizza Co. Vinyl records and retro signs for products (Sunbeam bread!) also are plentiful.

Justin Fox Burks

  Let’s play a guessing game: Find Lost Pizza Co. on Poplar Avenue, step inside, and look around for a leftover from Ronnie Grisanti’s, the location’s former longtime tenant. More than like... more

May 7, 2014 9:43 AM Dining Out

Melissa Cookston won eight contests in a row with her baby back ribs, and she shares her recipe in her new cookbook published in April.

Justin Fox Burks

Before two-time Memphis in May grand champion Melissa Cookston tackles this year’s barbecue cooking contest, she took some time to talk to Memphis magazine about the circuitous path that lead to he... more

May 3, 2014 4:49 PM Dining Out