Good magazine has an excellent post about the last decade in food.
It all began with cupcakes.
Several months ago, Ben Carter of Benito's Wine Reviews told me about Whiskers Wine & Spirits, a pet-friendly liquor store in Cordova. I finally had a chance to stop by today and meet the owner Glenda Kilpatrick.
Here are a few links of note to finish out 2009.
I originally posted about the vegetable garden planted in the Flyer's breakroom back in July.
And now, finally, some results.
As I was waiting for my flight out of Memphis last Wednesday, I did some exploring of airport stores.
At one news stand, there were shelves promising food stuffs "Made in Memphis." I question the provenance of some of these items since the label read Arizona Pickles.
Of those is Southern Guitar Bar-B-Q spices and this Elvis-esque Rub Tender.
From the email:
With regret I announce that today was the last day of The Kitchen being in business. I thank those of you who were great customers for your support but alas there just were not enough of you.
Hall is signing Sputnik at Bardog on Tuesday, December 22nd, at 7 p.m.
In keeping with the wrestling theme, there will be a tasting of Luchador wines.
My former next-door neighbor, Barbara, swore the catfish at Hephzibah was the best catfish on the planet, especially when you needed a quick dinner to go.
Looks like I’ll never get to try the catfish or the restaurant’s signature hot wings, because Hephzibah closed a few weeks ago. Folks who drive by the bright red and black building at 3627 Park probably have noticed the plywood on the restaurant’s windows.
Anyone who’s ever been to Broadway Pizza on Broad Avenue knows that 1) they love Elvis and 2) they aren’t afraid to pile the meat on their pizzas. It should come as no surprise, then, that their hamburger weighs in at a hearty half-pound (at least). The menu will tell you no more than that it costs $3.50, but don’t let this lack of a description fool you into thinking there’s nothing special about it.
I stopped by the Williams-Sonoma outlet on Spottswood to check out their holiday sale.
Espresso makers are 50-percent off.
Buoyed by the success of the cookie party, I decided to host a Gingerbread House party.
Ok, first I tried to sign up for the gingerbread workshop at Viking, but in the time it took them to tell me they could squeeze me and the monkeys (Satchel, 7 and Jiro, 5) into one of the sold out classes, I had a friend, the multi-talented Christiana Leibovich, offer to come help us.
I could not, however, convince Christiana to make the gingerbread. "We can just use graham crackers!" she said.
My oven is on the blink, which is both an inconvenience and a relief — the latter meaning I have a perfectly legit excuse for avoiding the holiday-baking madness.
But if I'm so inclined to make a sweet contribution, I do have options, including a Buche de Noel from La Baguette.
Denying your dog these gingerbread-flavored dog treats by Buddy Biscuits would be cruel. You can fetch them at Fresh Market.
You can also get biscuit-making kits by Buddy's at the market if you're the crafty sort.
Elizabeth Alley, a local artist and the blogger behind Listwork, has turned her attention to the Midtown Schnucks.
The list is both funny and pretty much on-target.