I must have a great memory because I am able to recall so many school cafeteria foods. Boloney boats were one, potato turbate (like shepherds pie but with no vegetables) was another. At Thanksgiving and Christmas we always had a holiday meal of baked chicken and mashed potatoes. Friday's lunch was fish and rice (I carried my lunch that day!). And dessert was always a choice of a fudgesicle, popsicle or ice cream sandwich.
Is this the Black bean and goat cheese tamale from Boscos?
Phillip Ashley's chocolate bacon is da bomb!
Las Tortugas or Las Delicias?
Went Saturday and picked up a growler full of High Cotton's Belgian IPA. It was a perfect birthday present for a friend, and I spent less than $15.
Where you're eating? Heck, I can't even tell what you're eating.
Is this the Flyer, or did I accidentally stumble on someone's Instagram feed?
I get them at Miss Cordelia's, a very family friendly store. I can honestly say they're the best chips I've ever eaten. At first they seem hot, but I can't stop eating them! I saw on Nikki's Hot Ass FB page that they're available all over the city now and she's selling them by the case at a discount. I just bought a case for fun stocking stuffers.
I think the seasoning is amazing! I use it on everything. Whole Foods already carries the seasoning, so I do not see the problem in them also carrying the chips. Hopefully they will change their mind and let customers also purchase the hot ass chips! I think the bag is awesome! I love the label! I will be giving my family Nikki's Hot Ass Chips & also Hot Ass Seasoning in their Christmas stockings this year!
I'd buy it for the bag alone.... I've probably already said to much.
I don't mind the name, but the picture of Ms. Schroeder would frighten me away from a purchase.
Yeah... Ms. Schroeder could have left off the "Hot" in the name and just called them "Nikki's Ass Chips". THAT would be absolutely acceptable to Whole Foods "customers", as would be "Nikki's Ass Seasoning", with smaller lettering on the back.
You can't blame Whole Foods for this decision. Unfortunately, if they had chosen to carry it they would have had to deal with a few self righteous "customers" who would be offended. It's probably easier for them in the long run to avoid the hassle of dealing with those sorts of people.
Do journalists in Memphis perform any due diligence? I swear that you can't open a Memphis publication without an article with Berger's name in it. If anyone writing these articles asked just a couple of questions they would find that Berger has been fired from every company that he has had anything to do with. I don't know who the investor is on this desperate project but I bet that Berger has no skin in the deal other than his glowing reputation, his only currency.
Get over this guy Memphis, he isn't worth your time or money.
Dangit. That sandwich at Raffe's is one of my favorite things in Memphis. But I'm weeks behind on blog reading. D'oh!
I kinda think this concept is overwrought, really. Want a 'small plates' AKA 'blue corn chips' restaurant, have one. But incorporating timed tiers of food trucks into the mix too ventures into novelty territory. You know what be great there if there's no nursery? A lanscaped lot with a few picnic tables where any couple/few food trucks can park & pay a fee to lease a space. But of course not; too cheap, too easy. Maybe someone should pipe up that Portland & NYC & other locales with edgy tastes use this model with great success? OK I just did...
Didn't any of you naysayers read that Dwell spread about the hot new trend of transforming shipping containers into commercial spaces, tiny homes and even swimming pools? No? I think it was the May 2004 edition. Run down to thee library and check it out before it's too late.
Seriously, the shipping container concept should not be the exciting part of this business model. Is the service needed, is the location right? Will the product generate demand?
In the nineties while working in Nashville as a young eager video freelancer I remember reading a comment in the Scene about how Nashvillians needed to get with it, and how the writer wished their were more people with edgy taste willing to try things like blue corn chips. No kidding.
The defense of the use shipping containers in this build kind of reminds me of that. And I really like the adaptive reuse of them. But I'm not convinced this property is right for this concept.
The best idea I've heard is for Whole Foods to move into the former Schnuck's at Forest Hill Irene and Poplar. Increasing the traffic and commercial density at Poplar and Exeter doesn't sound too bright to me. There are already 2 Krogers there!
I like Midtown Nursery, but Loeb has the right to lease the space to whoever he wants. He's going to get more rent from a restaurant, and the Nursery is at the end of its term. Now, as far as the design, sure why not? Foodwise, I'm unimpressed with these operators. But they know how to make an interesting and successful venue.
By Joe Boone
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