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Comment Archives: Stories: Food & Drink: Hungry Memphis

Re: “Cafe Brooks Debuts, etc.

Doing away with the Brushmark will prove to be a BIG mistake. It attracted significant patronage of the museum, which a pale shadow, like "Cafe Brooks," will never do (even with its patrician price structure). If this is the kind of decision-making we can expect from the new director, I suspect we can look forward to a continuation of the museum's history of director-musical-chairs.

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Posted by moverhill on 01/19/2017 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Cafe Brooks Debuts, etc.

What does this mean " Caf Brooks by Paradox offers a family-friendly experience." ?
All of Brooks feels like a ladies who lunch experience. The only upcoming exhibit listed is the 2017 Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards. And yes I know inflated bunnies (right after giant red balls) its all rather banal. Where is the art that challenges us. Or art that is not only self referential. Something that does not feel so gawd awful small townish. Including boasting of some family-friendly experience. Of course Dixon is coming off "Hunting and Fishing in American Art" and if that is not self referential enough local artists are next exhibit. Have we no interest in the outside world? Must every museum only cater to little old ladies?

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Posted by BP45 on 01/18/2017 at 6:51 PM

Re: “Cosmic Coconut "Evolving" into City Silo

OK this statement creeps me out...

"City Silo will be overwhelmingly organic and local whenever possible."

Overwhelmingly , whenever possible?
Hmm

Those are some pretty wide margins.

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Posted by anewday on 01/12/2017 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Wimpy's Burgers & Fries Coming to Midtown

@lovebc, sure there is ways to pay high wages to employees in the food biz. Same as farming. Make me money and I'll make sure you make more than average. There's unimaginable ways to cost a farmer money but if the employees are good and cautious at what they do and don't break equipment and cost me money they see their rewards every paycheck.

I've been a return customer to many restaurants because of how the waiter took care of us. Wimpys isn't McD's though. It's a step above and the pay and clientele should reflect that. Minimum wage food service jobs are beginner jobs. Do well and move up the ladder. Earn that $15 don't just expect it.

Posted by farmer guy on 01/10/2017 at 10:30 PM

Re: “Fresh Bagels in Midtown from Dave's Bagels

Mia,
It would be much cheaper but you would have to wait millions of years to get what you want. Dave's should be much quicker.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 01/07/2017 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Fresh Bagels in Midtown from Dave's Bagels

Just in case no one noticed. Hes kinda cute, just sayin.

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Posted by BP45 on 01/07/2017 at 1:35 AM

Re: “Fresh Bagels in Midtown from Dave's Bagels

Intelligent design? How much for an evolutionary bagel?

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 01/06/2017 at 11:46 PM

Re: “Fresh Bagels in Midtown from Dave's Bagels

Ms. Scott: thank you for that. So, how much does (your husband/son/brother?) sell un-stuffed, otherwise unadorned, bagels for? I'm all for local products/businesses (Ricki's Bread being one of my favorite examples), but not at any price.

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Posted by moverhill on 01/06/2017 at 11:17 PM

Re: “Fresh Bagels in Midtown from Dave's Bagels

no its 2.25 to 4.50 for a stuffed bagel depending what it is its always made fresh daily the best and freshest there is, you can call it intelligent design

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Posted by Marianne Romano Scott on 01/06/2017 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Fresh Bagels in Midtown from Dave's Bagels

Maybe I'm reading this wrong (it won't be the first time), but is he planning to charge $2.25 for an "un-stuffed" bagel, and $4.25 for a stuffed one? I hope I'm wrong (and if so, the article doesn't say what an un-stuffed one is going to cost). It seems like this is going to be as overpriced a commodity as virtually everything else this high-end emporium sells (which may explain why its parking lot seems to be empty most of the time). But, of course, no one ever went broke underestimating the willingness of well-heeled Midtowners to overpay for their trendiness.

P.S. The best bagel in Memphis is still, and will probably remain, Einstein's and/or Costco's. Sorry, Dave.

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Posted by moverhill on 01/06/2017 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Wimpy's Burgers & Fries Coming to Midtown

Nick, oh my I believe he is suggesting the two of you take this debate to the next level. That's how I met my first wife, at a young Republican's meeting about tariffs or something. Take a chance, take precautions, but take a chance and find out what LoveBC means by big time. Although he does have a tendency to exaggerate.

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Posted by Dayn Rand on 01/06/2017 at 12:19 AM

Re: “Wimpy's Burgers & Fries Coming to Midtown

LoveBC, like yourself, I too sometimes confuse sex with discussion of the hourly wage and homelessness. It's natural isn't it? It doesn't mean that you are confused as a whole. Hang in there.

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Posted by ern on 01/06/2017 at 12:02 AM

Re: “Wimpy's Burgers & Fries Coming to Midtown

Damn Nick, you need to get laid big time.

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Posted by LoveBC on 01/05/2017 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Wimpy's Burgers & Fries Coming to Midtown

LoveBC, of course you do. It is in keeping with all the other super powers you have professed on this site.
So we are to take it that actually you wouldn't take a $15 per hour kitchen job. Another comment blown out your ass with just about as much substance.

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Posted by Nick R on 01/05/2017 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Fresh Bagels in Midtown from Dave's Bagels

Dave made the best bagel I've ever had!!

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Posted by Michy Maloof on 01/05/2017 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Wimpy's Burgers & Fries Coming to Midtown

I volunteer often to feed homeless people and I like the hustle of the kitchen.

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Posted by LoveBC on 01/05/2017 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Fresh Bagels in Midtown from Dave's Bagels

He's originally an east coast guy and knows what a proper NY style bagel SHOULD taste like.

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Posted by karinb on 01/05/2017 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Wimpy's Burgers & Fries Coming to Midtown

LoveBC, aaannnnddd right back to the smart ass comments. You would actually be willing, if I understand your vaunted success stories, to spend what little time off you have, to work in a hot kitchen for $15 bucks an hour.

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Posted by Nick R on 01/05/2017 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Fresh Bagels in Midtown from Dave's Bagels

get er done!

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Posted by Desmond Holt on 01/05/2017 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Wimpy's Burgers & Fries Coming to Midtown

Farmer guy, chill it, I know there is no way to run a small restaurant paying workers $15.00 bucks an hour. Food service is a starting job. Heck, that is how I got my start many moons ago. I started a minimum wage, and made more money as I got more experience, and college and graduate degrees.

To make up for my previous smart ass comment, I will take the family for a meal at Wimpy's.

I admire people like Mr. Crafton and I hope he can mentor and help develop a new generation of entrepreneurs. I got to be reasonably successful because some of my former bosses have given me good advice over the years.

I've got to add, if fast food restaurants start paying $15,00 per hour, I want a weekend and after hours job flipping burgers.

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Posted by LoveBC on 01/05/2017 at 4:47 PM

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