Memphis Stew September 2011

Since my failed attempts to make lemongrass tofu, my mini fryer has stayed buried in the cabinet until this week when I fried squash blossoms stuffed with Bonnie Blue Farm goat cheese.   Th... more

Sep 30, 2011 11:12 AM Dining Out

My daughter goes to art school in New York City, so I travel to the Big Apple regularly. People assume that my visits to New York include great restaurants, but let me set them straight: Mostly, I ... more

Sep 27, 2011 11:11 PM Dining Out

Seared tuna at Fleming's: $6 until 7 p.m.

One of the many good things about being a food writer is that people always tell you where to eat. My neighbor Lil has mentioned more than once how much she likes the happy hour specials at Fleming... more

Sep 22, 2011 11:25 PM Dining Out 1 Comments

As you probably know, craft beers are quite the trendy beverages these days, and Memphis chefs are taking note. On Wednesday, September 28, Chef Jordan Buchanan will cook a five-course meal at L’ec... more

Sep 18, 2011 12:08 PM Dining Out


The Bloody Mary's at Sweet Grass are made with house-infused vodka.

Sweet Grass Next Door opened this spring, but I hadn't been by until Sunday. Lord knows why. Here's my impression after one lunch: This is the perfect neighborhood bistro, which for me means equally g... more

Sep 12, 2011 4:08 PM Dining Out

If you are hoping to buy a bag or two of dog food at a discounted price, don’t stop by Schnucks on Perkins. There’s not a bag of dog food left on the shelf. I decided to check out the store after work... more

Sep 9, 2011 11:20 AM Dining Out

Susan and I seem to be into a one-two punch with our beef burgers. She posts the restaurant first on Hungry Memphis, and I follow up with an opinion of how the burgers taste on Memphis Stew. We did it... more

Sep 5, 2011 8:41 PM Dining Out

In my household, late summer means okra much to the dismay of everyone in the family except me. I think okra is fun to eat and even more fun to grow. Thanks to its African origins, okra thrives in hea... more

Sep 3, 2011 3:41 PM Dining Out