Thanks for the details, Susan! Really hoping this makes our location comparable to other newer stores.
When I am out there, my picks are: For home cooking and a great ice cream sundae or chocolate pie, the Silver Caboose on the Collierville square. Daily meat and veggie specials with excellent homemade rolls. Skip the cornbread. Cafe Piazza is just off the square and is also good with nice salads and pastas. Just save room for dessert. Their cakes are excellent!
Good for Gigi's being able to expand. Love their cupcakes! Never dry and always flavorful. Really sad to see LadyBugg leave Memphis. Enjoyed all their goodies!
Late post but this website provides good info on CSAs and provides a search feature to find the ones local to our area. Prices are included. http://www.localharvest.org/csa/
If you are a planner, it takes some adjustment because you do not know what you will receive on a given day. We received weeks and weeks of carrots last year because the weather was so tough on some of the regular harvest. But half the fun of a CSA is using your creativity to plan meals around what you get. One surprise to us was that the "share" was not pre-sorted ahead of pickup. I assumed our farm would divy up the items ahead of time and then transfer the share to my portable container when I arrived (as we experienced with a CSA in another city). Instead, they load up your reusable bag when arrive to pick up. Seems inefficient and makes me wonder if people who pickup at the end get short-changed on quantity or quality (or do they get more because they get what is left?). However, we are participating again with the same farm this year.
Like every other new restaurant in Memphis, it will be ridiculously packed for several weeks. But Chipotle and other similar establishments are actually nice, fresher alternatives to drive-thru Mexican fast food; however, the more stuff you choose for your burrito, taco or salad, the more the calories add up.
By Chris McCoy
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