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Memphis Stew October 2014

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Justin Fox Burks

KISS, Billy Joel, Barry Manilow, Kansas, Big Star, and Styx, to name a few, rocked out before crowds of Memphians in the 1970s during the short-lived existence of Lafayette’s Music Room. But now La... more

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While elbowing my way to a better view of the opening ceremonies for downtown’s reinvented Hard Rock Cafe, I found myself next to a man wearing a fancy white suit and a hat to match. Me: What a gre... more

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Memphis is having a moment right now. There’s a real urban revitalization happening, and as a Memphian I couldn’t be prouder. So there’s a teeny tiny part of me that feels bad about this post, because... more

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“I might never make traditional French onion soup again,” said culinary whiz Jennifer Chandler about her cream-based adaptation of the much-loved classic.

Justin Fox Burks

Earlier this summer, Jennifer Chandler asked me to write an endorsement for The Southern Pantry Cookbook: 105 Recipes Already Hiding in Your Kitchen, released nationwide Tuesday. Since I’m a big fan o... more

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The new Muddy’s Grind House, the second retail shop for cupcake wizard Kat Gordon, is located inside a freshly renovated Midtown bungalow with yellow and apple-green trim. The coffee shop and bakery i... more

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The door to Jackson Kramer’s just-opened restaurant Bounty on Broad is oversized, welcoming, and painted a pretty apple green. The door is also 100 years old. So is its ornate copper door handle. Toge... more

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Say Oktoberfest, and the image that pops into your mind is a cold glass of beer, right? The taps will certainly be busy Saturday at High Cotton’s first annual Oktoberfest, and the local craft brewe... more

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