Imagine yourself in this exchange:
Whoever: So what do you do?
You: I work in an underground bakery making cupcakes.
When the temperature hits triple digits, I, like most Memphians, seriously consider moving to Antarctica for the summer and/or taking up residence inside a deep freezer. However, since neither of those options is viable, I turn to other cool activities, like taking cold showers and drinking smoothies.
Kroger has issued a recall for its store-brand beef products sold in Memphis and West Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Southern Missouri, and Southwest Kentucky. The beef may be contaminated with E. coli.
"We use the front feet only, not the hind the front. They don't have too much hair on them." He looks at his visitors, one of whom is scribbling on a notepad. "Am I giving you too much information?"
No such thing, he's reassured.
If you were planning on attending tonight's "Supper at Elmwood Cemetery" — a fund-raiser for the upkeep and promotion of Memphis’ oldest active cemetery — we regret to inform you that your chance to secure seats has passed away.
The good news: Elmwood is already taking reservations for the next event on October 30th.
Tonight’s bill of fare includes recipes from Being Dead is No Excuse: The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral by Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays.
When I was a kid, Mason jars comprised a large part of my family’s kitchen. My mom used them to pickle cucumbers, dill, and garlic from our garden. She followed a special family recipe that had been passed down to her by my great-grandmother. The pickles turned out perfectly… just the right amount of salt, vinegar and crunch.
Readers of Paul Ryburn’s Journal: Daily Thoughts of a Downtown Resident come for the reviews of downtown bars and events, anecdotes about late-night (afternoon and early-evening) drinking, not to mention the photos of cutting-edge tube-top fashion. There’s also a widget to “buy-Paul-a-beer.”
This made us wonder: what, beyond his liquid diet, constitutes three squares for Paul Ryburn? Now that we’ve found out, may we suggest adding “buy-Paul-an-apple” to the options?
A must for area restaurants, given the recent passage of a certain ordinance:
(Hat tip: seriouseats.com)
Taqueria Tarascos isn’t much to look at — just a taco stand (painted psychedelic green) that used to be something or other on Lamar (across from a U-Haul parking lot). Behind the property is a trailer park that’s seen better days. But you aren’t here for the ambience. You’re here for no-frills Mexican. What’s wrong with no-frills? Nothing.
When we last heard from Jeanell Morris in 2007, she was in the process of closing Café de France inside Palladio Antique & Arts. The plan then was to relocate Café de France and a revived French Bakery into a space out east. Those plans fell through, and in February of this year, Morris became manager of Olivia’s Café at Sheffield Antiques Mall in Collierville.
George Carlin passed away one year ago today.
Here's a great bit "Where's the blue food?":
When the Flyer unveiled its new website in April, there were a number of new features.
One of them lets you be a restaurant critic. All you have to do is go to the restaurant listings and click "write a review" in the box at the right and then write away.
Go to it.
Image: critic from the film Ratatouille
Just as one sips a fine vintage wine while dining on haute cuisine, one should wash down pulled pork with a cold, cold brewski. That’s the thinking behind the first-ever Sudzfest event being held during the 28th annual Tennessee Funfest, a barbecue-cooking contest being held at the Agricenter this weekend.
I'm a food segregationist.
I think candy in ice cream does a disservice to both the candy and the ice cream. Keep them apart and you have two delicious things.
Separate but equal.
Traditionally when I go to a Mexican restaurant, it’s all about the chips and dip, burritos, chips and dip, big beers, chips and dip, margaritas, and chips and dip. On my last visit to Rio Loco, however, my companion threw me for a loop