Thursday, July 28, 2011

Louisiana Wing Sauce with a Local Twist

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Matt Writt is the company's marketing manager and the force behind our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

He's also the creator of this Louisiana jalapeno-lime wing sauce.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"BOH • FOH," a Newspaper for Restaurant Workers

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 2:35 PM

Webb Sanderson launched BOH • FOH, a quarterly newspaper "Dedicated to the Restaurant Professional," in Knoxville in 2009. He's since expanded into other cities, including Nashville, Chattanooga, Little Rock, Savannah, and Memphis.

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BOH • FOH stands for "Back of the House, Front of the House," and while it is a relatively new endeavor, Sanderson says he's kicking around the idea for years.

Sanderson, who has a background in both restaurants and advertising, says that the cooks, bartenders, servers, etc., who work at restaurants are a "different breed."

"I always thought it would be a great idea to print stories that we tell each other after work when we're getting a beer, " he says. "It's very entertaining."

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Baklava at Casablanca

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 2:59 PM

A few weeks ago, my mother and I had dinner at Casablanca, and since, she's the mother she picked up the tab. When the owner Aimer returned with my mother's credit card, instead of giving it to her, he gave it to me and told me to go buy something nice for myself. Ha!

I did not, for the record, get away with her credit card, but I did get her baklava.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Pearl's Oyster House

Posted By on Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 4:56 PM

For lunch last Thursday at Pearl's, once again Coworker A and Coworker B ordered the same thing.

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They both got the catfish platter. This is what they always get, though Coworker A requests extra tartar sauce, saying that he uses the fish as a conduit for the sauce.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy Mexican Now Even Happier

Posted By on Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 9:44 AM

If you've been to the downtown Happy Mexican lately, you may have noticed they have a conduct policy posted up front. Basically, if you show your a**, they show you the door.

Also new are these super gigantic margaritas. We ordered "large," and I'm not sure whether this is the Jumbo ($9.50) or the Monster ($12.50). They are pictured with a small ($6.75).

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

South Memphis Farmers Market Celebrates Anniversary, Announces Expansion Plans

Posted By on Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 10:33 AM

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The South Memphis Farmers Market, at South Parkway and Mississippi Blvd., marks its one-year anniversary with the announcement of expansion plans.

The market has received a grant from the Plough Foundation to create a permanent facility. The old fish market on the site will be renovated and plans include an outdoor pavilion for vendors and an indoor space for a kitchen for cooking classes and a green grocer to be open throughout the week.

Today's events include a ceremony at 1 p.m. and, from 1 to 6 p.m., a design charrette led by the Memphis Regional Design Center to gather ideas for the new facility.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Angelcots: "A Taste of Heaven"

Posted By on Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 12:58 PM

Frieda's is a California-based company that deals in specialty produce (elephant garlic, for example). Among their recent offerings are Angelcots, and they sent me some to sample.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

Lady Bugg for Breakfast

Posted By on Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 11:53 AM

UPDATED to reflect the breakfast is offered by Lady Bugg

Today, the Lady Bugg Bakery in Midtown began offering breakfast.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Three 6 Mafia on "Famous Food"

Posted By on Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 8:11 AM

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On Sunday, July 10th, Vh1 debuts its latest reality series Famous Food, in which celebrities compete to run a restaurant. Among the competitors is Memphis' own Juicy J and DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia.

The others are Heidi Montag of The Hills, Danielle Staub of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Ashley Dupre, "the former NY Governor's Scandal-Girl," Vincent Pastore of The Sopranos, and Jake Pavelka of The Bachelor.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Chipotle, Five Guys ...

Posted By on Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 8:26 AM

I mentioned earlier that I was curious about all the hub-bub regarding Chipotle. And then there's Five Guys.

I'm not about lines, though, and given the excitement, I decided to give it a few weeks for things to cool down.

I went to Chipotle about a month ago on a Saturday around 2 p.m. It wasn't crowded, but the place was starting to fill up.

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