July 28, 2014 Slideshows » Food & Drink

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Checking Out Cafe Pontotoc 

If you walk down South Main, you may notice a new, striped awning in front of the old Corked Carrot space
About a month ago, with exactly zero fanfare, owners Milton and Cherie Lamb opened Café Pontotoc, a wine bar with a growing menu of small plates.
“There really aren’t a lot of places like this in Memphis,” said McRae Sutter, age 28. “Where it’s not like, you know, BEER. A place where you can sit and have a glass of wine and a good conversation. Plus the food rocks.”
“It’s great for a girls’ night out,” said Meg Gavin, center. “I mean, they have wine on tap, what could be better than that?”
Chef Justin Segura chops cucumbers for the cucumber and avocado soup ($6), served chilled with pita triangles
The taco trio ($9). The steak tacos (right) were beautifully seasoned, wrapped in local corn tortillas with a zesty pico de gallo.
“Life is short, you know?” says co-owner Cherie Lamb. “And you’ve got to take chances. So this is the chance we’re taking.”
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Chef Justin Segura chops cucumbers for the cucumber and avocado soup ($6), served chilled with pita triangles
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