Memphis Stew October 2011


Occupy Memphis camp at downtown's Civic Center Plaza

For the two women behind the food tent at Occupy Memphis, cooking dinner for 50 people every evening takes creative kitchen skills and a little help from Google. “I have to go on the internet t... more

Oct 30, 2011 7:48 AM Dining Out

Chef Rodelio Aglibot, popularly known as “The Food Buddha” from the TLC television show, is heading to Memphis to help direct the redesign of the Madison Hotel’s sister restaurant, Grill 83. Ag... more

Oct 28, 2011 3:28 PM Dining Out

When I was younger, single and living in Los Angeles, my brother-in-law Kenny always kidded me about my date dinners. I had a two-dish rotation, and roasted Cornish hen was the deal cincher, thanks... more

Oct 26, 2011 9:01 PM Dining Out

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> My cousin Mike Vaughan is a master grill guy, plus he's the family's cook, which probably explains his recipe for sausage,... more

Oct 22, 2011 8:04 PM Dining Out

The bar at Acre in East Memphis is a stylish oasis for drinks on the patio or a cozy chat inside. In addition to its ambience, there's bartender Bart Mallard, who reminds me of a crazy chemist infu... more

Oct 19, 2011 6:36 AM Dining Out

Flyer travel writer Paul Gerald lives in Portland, but he grew up in Memphis, and when he was visiting earlier this summer, Susan and I took him to the Agricenter Farmers Market. (Yes, we do this f... more

Oct 14, 2011 7:01 PM Dining Out


Photo by Justin Fox Burks

You’re a foodie right? You know the difference between lentils, lattes, and locavores. You also know your way around the kitchen, and if you didn’t grow your own vegetables this summer, you wish yo... more

Oct 12, 2011 5:02 PM Dining Out

When I was leaving Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen on Friday night, I ran into Andy Ticer on the front steps. It’s always a pleasure to talk with the chef after a great meal, especially one as charm... more

Oct 10, 2011 6:54 AM Dining Out

  Mark and Rita Newman are accustomed to celebrity customers. Chefs from New Orleans to New York feature the farm’s heritage Berkshire pork on their menus, including such luminaries as Momofuku... more

Oct 7, 2011 12:31 PM Dining Out

For the past month or so, I’ve gotten e-mail reminders from Ronnie Grisanti about the restaurant’s “Half Off Mondays,” so Tony and I decided to stop by. Let me say this up front in case you can’t k... more

Oct 2, 2011 11:23 PM Dining Out