Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cupcake Job, and other news

Posted By on Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 1:44 PM

98c2/1246391918-cupcake.jpgImagine yourself in this exchange:

Whoever: So what do you do?

You: I work in an underground bakery making cupcakes.

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Banana and Other Stuff Smoothie

Posted By on Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 11:23 AM

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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.

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Beef Recall

Posted By on Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 10:25 AM

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.

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Hot Dog!

Posted By on Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 2:40 PM

668c/1246133055-hot-dog-km.jpg"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.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Late for Supper at Elmwood

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 10:23 AM

7361/1246030719-springangel.jpgIf 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.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mason Jar Dressing

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 2:10 PM

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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.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

An Apple a Day for Paul Ryburn?

Posted By on Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 4:53 PM

5ac7/1245880686-paul.jpgReaders 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?

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Shoot

Posted By on Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 11:37 AM

A must for area restaurants, given the recent passage of a certain ordinance:

The Condiment Gun!

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(Hat tip: seriouseats.com)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Update: Jeanell Morris

Posted By on Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 3:09 PM

8973/1245788144-p._41_food_news.jpgWhen 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.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Blue Food

Posted By on Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 10:52 AM

George Carlin passed away one year ago today.

Here's a great bit "Where's the blue food?":

Saturday, June 20, 2009

You Be the Judge

Posted By on Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 9:09 PM

5c98/1245550528-ego.jpgWhen 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

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sudz Up

Posted By on Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 11:11 AM

8f46/1245428395-250px-beer.jpgJust 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.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Separate But Equal

Posted By on Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 9:33 PM

1511/1245380922-barbecuenachos2.jpgI'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.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

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