These massive holiday pig lights are hanging outside of Central BBQ in Midtown.
After spotting the "Table Saw" advertised by Maggie's Pharm in this week's Flyer (page 24), I stopped by the store to have a look-see.
Foodchannel.com (not to be confused with the Food Network) has released its forecast for food trends in 2010.
What're you waiting for?
Is there anything more wonderful that a beautifully wrapped present that you can eat or drink? Not for me, which is why I’ve put these locally made gifts on my Christmas list.
More of my favorites are in this week’s issue of the Memphis Flyer, so please pass them along to Santa. And let me know of any homegrown gifts I’ve missed.
Going Nuts Pecans
If you’re on the fence about mixing sweet and salty, you need to check out Going Nuts Pecans, a specialty business owned by Brooke Ballenger and Louise Turley, who sell candy, flavored pecans, and gift baskets at Miss Cordelia’s in Harbor Town, at Palladio Antiques (2169 Central) and Market Central (2215 Central) in Midtown, and at Judy’s Tack Shop (2075 Exeter) in Germantown.
“Did you see the flyer? It’s Saturday, motherfucker.” That’s Kelly Johnson, general manager of Molly’s La Casita, cordially inviting a patron to the big event on Saturday, December 12th, celebrating Johnson’s 25 years at the restaurant.
Johnson says, “I have a long history with Molly’s.” She worked at the original location on Lamar — which was opened by Molly Gonzales — back in the ’70s. That 25 number marks the day she began waiting tables at the Midtown restaurant on December 14th, 1984.
Not so, says Laird. He, along with Steve Hughes, is bringing "Mistology: The Science of the Cocktail", to the Brooks Museum of Art tonight. He'll be mixing up a few cocktails to prove his point.
Enter Casa Perez.
The first, as I was recounting it to coworkers, sounded so bizarre, that I'm now not sure I wasn't hearing things.
My friend Colleen, who just happens to be part owner of Tsunami, emailed me a tasty looking cookie recipe one day. I suggested we have a cookie party and make a bunch of cookies to share. One thing led to another and soon we had eight women, 11 kids, and four recipe books at Tsunami on Sunday. We had the run of the kitchen (and the bar)!
Spotted this adorable mulled wine card on etsy.com.
With its ice-skating, gender-vague, French(!) subject, this card is ideal for all the Mayor of Arlington-ish folks on your list.
I really like the show and the crew's cake-making antics, but — zowie! — tickets for the Goldman event run from $25 to $95. Cake better be included with admission.
Co-worker Chris Davis mentioned to me the newly expanded Viet Hoa. It had been a couple months since I'd been to the Asian grocery, so on Friday I went to check it out.
Sure enough, the grocery has been expanded to the south, which makes room for a more generous produce section.
I was thinking bacon's moment in the sun was just about over by this point, but obviously that's not true.
Details on the cards here.