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Oh how I love my rabe!
When the temperatures drop, most folks start thinking about pies and stews, but for me, cold weather is all about Van Cheeseman’s broccoli rabe. It’s my ultimate comfort food.
A couple weeks ago, Mary Cashiola mentioned Walgreens' move to provide fresh food.
This has nothing to do with that, but probably to some, is much better:
Boone's Farm at Walgreens!
A bottle will set you back $4.49. (And, if you're so inclined: Boone's Farm Fan Club.)
At today's holiday lunch at the office and presented without comment:
Thanks to Bianca, Hunter, and Matt.
As part of its Huddle to Fight Hunger initiative, Kraft Foods is hosting a giveaway of Pat and Gina Neely-related goodies, including signed aprons and cookbooks as well as a cutting board signed by the Neelys, Erin Andrews, and Joe Montana (!).
So, for your chance to win ...
Today I met with Scott Krueger of Big Boy Cakes and Confections.
Big Boy, which sells cakes, fudge, and divinity, is an online store based out of Cordova. You can read all about it in the story I'm working on for the January/February issue of MBQ magazine, but for now here are a few interesting details ...
This afternoon, I went to the Memphis Botanic Garden just as volunteers were putting the finishing touches on "Gingerbread Dream."
The exhibit opens Thursday and features a wild array of structures comprised of gingerbread, icing, candy, cereal, and cookies. It was designed by architect John Pruett and inspired by Gaudi and Dr. Seuss, which means it's brilliantly elaborate. The houses are "leased" by area businesses with funds going to Camp Good Grief, a non-profit helping kids cope with losing a loved one.
If I'm at Sean's Cafe, I'm getting the outstanding falafel sandwich. I can't remember ordering anything else there — though I've long been intrigued by the Live Burger offered by the Balewa's Vegan Gourmet side of the business.
So, I ordered one and wasn't sorry one bit.
First, Felicia Willett of Felicia Suzanne's is leading a Five Easy, Local Dishes cooking class at the Dixon on Saturday.
On Sunday, it's the annual Signature Chefs Auction, a fund-raiser for the March of Dimes.
The Upper Crust, the meat-and-three restaurant on Cleveland, has changed/is changing to Just Heavenly.
It's a bit confusing because the signage and restaurant receipts still read "Upper Crust," but basically, it's now Just Heavenly.
I was told the name change was planned since the restaurant was bought from the original owners a year ago October.
Anyway ... the reason I was at Upper Crust/Just Heavenly was that the recent change in the weather has had me craving vegetable plates, and more specifically, lima beans.
Van Cheeseman of Flora at Bluebird Farms says vendors include Shoaf's Loaf, Dodson's Farms, Evergreen Farms, Newman Farms (famous for their Berkshire pork), and Bonnie Blue Farm.
Thursday is Dog Day, a fund-raiser for Rock 103 DJ John "Bad Dog" McCormack, who is currently undergoing treatment for leukemia.
A number of restaurants and other businesses are donating a portion of the day's proceeds to help cover Bad Dog's expenses. Among the restaurants: Young Avenue Deli, River Oaks, East End Grill, The Cottage, and the Half Shell.
Donations are also being accepted through the Friends of Bad Dog website. You can check the website as well for a full list of participating businesses.
And there are more items for your to-do list, including a wine dinner, voting, and beer-making ...
In the Food News column in the Flyer hitting the stands on Wednesday, Hannah Sayle reports on Marley's, the Jamaican-themed restaurant which recently opened in the old Plush Club space on Beale.
Last week, Hannah and I went to check it out for lunch.
Hell's Kitchen, the cooking reality show led by super-screamy chef Gordon Ramsay, is holding a casting call for its 9th season on Wednesday, November 17th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Hard Rock Cafe on Beale.