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February-2013

Our readers choose the winners of the annual 2013 Memphis magazine Readers' Restaurant Poll. more

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I’ve never visited Oregon, and I’m a newbie to wine tastings, so I was happy to meet Jeane Mercer and Breen Bland last Thursday at Passport to Oregon, a festive and informative tasting at the Unive... more

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Today is March 1st so the "soft opening" of March Madness is making its way. Regardless of their loss this week, the Tigers have been on a roll and now is the time to tweak the mistakes, get throug... more

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photos courtesy of Kitchens Unlimited

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photograph by Justin Fox Burks

Tsunami's Ben Smith on the restaurant industry more

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The legendary Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem is reopening this summer, and the rejuvenated jazz club will serve “Southern Revival” cooking on fancy china along with its bebop. Good news, but I’m ... more

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photograph by Brian Anderson

Beacons of hope still shine in our city's most blighted neighborhoods. more

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photograph courtesy Memphis Room, Benjamin Hooks Central Library

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photographs by Jonathan Postal

For a taste of this town, try the Tastin' Round Town Tour more

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A Steinway grand piano is the dramatic focal point of the Evans' living room.

photography by Andrea Zucker

The Cordova home of the Memphis Chamber Music Society artistic director hits all the right notes. more

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The MBQ 2013 CEO of the Year Awards finalists and winners.

Photography by Larry Kuzniewski

MBQ: Inside Memphis Business hosted the 2nd annual CEO of the Year Awards presentation and breakfast at Memphis Botanic Garden on Wednesday, Feburary 20, 2013. Special thanks to all guests who ... more

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photo by April Ford Beasley

Knowing my taste for Kentucky Nip and other tasty drinks, my pal Laura Summerford sent me this colorful photo of an old whiskey jug and asked what I could tell her about it. Well, here you go. ... more

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<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> On Saturday, or maybe it was the Saturday before, I laughed with Tommy Dodson about the gentle ribbing he was getting from... more

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An impressive pyramid of ingredients on a square white plate, the smoked chicken nachos at Side Street Grill grabbed my attention from a nearby table. I ordered one immediately, sharing the dish wi... more

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When this beautiful pairing arrived to my table at East Tapas & Drinks, I was awestruck, first by the artful plating of the sashimi and then by the oversized martini with a curlicue of lemon zest. ... more

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Grant Smith, below, shows off his seed packets culled from dozens of choices at Saturday's seed swap in Cooper Young.

Fuzzy Brew’s Grant Smith already has vegetable starts growing on his kitchen counter so the seedlings can soak up the under-cabinet lights.   But his jump-start on spring didn’t keep him aw... more

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I'm always intrigued by places that call themselves "World Famous" because, really — who says they are? Did the International Tribunal in The Hague hand down that decision? But, judging from th... more

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In the February issue of Memphis magazine, I mention that the "King of the Gamblers" — a fellow named Bob Berryman — committed a certain crime at a certain downtown cafe a certain number of years a... more

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