Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Free Ice Cream for Facebookers

Posted By on Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 7:49 PM


Came upon this tidbit while reading Andria Lisle's Our Summer of Magical Eating post on her efforts to save money on grocery shopping.

One of the links she includes is to the blog Affluent Pauper, which includes information on a Starbucks ice cream giveaway for those on Facebook.

(Image: starbucks.com)

DIY: FedEx Wine Rack

Posted By on Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 3:48 PM

Just stumbled upon this at re-nest.com:


Blueberries: Picking, Cooking, Eating

Posted By on Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 1:47 PM


At least half-a-dozen farms in the Memphis area offer pick-your-own blueberries. The season is a little late this year because of our cool spring, but farmers expect berries to be plentiful at least through the end of July. Some years, blueberries last until mid-August.

Be sure to call ahead to check availability. (A list of farms, addresses, and phone numbers follows.) On the day I checked, only three out of the six had berries. Availability changes almost daily due to weather and how many people show up to pick. I think the birds and squirrels have something to do with it to, but that’s just a guess.

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Chefs & Toys

Posted By on Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 7:07 PM

On November 15th, the local chapter of the March of Dimes will hold its annual fundraiser, Signature Chefs Auction.

Last year, area chefs created dishes inspired by toys. That proved so popular that they're doing it again for this year's event, and the national organization is considering hooking its (toy) wagon to the concept.

A few weeks back, Erling Jensen of Erling Jensen the Restaurant, Rick Farmer of Jarrett's, and Kelly English of Restaurant Iris gathered at Jarrett's to pose for photos to be used for the event's promo materials.

A behind-the-scenes look at the shoot are below.

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Swanky's Opening 2nd Location

Posted By on Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 6:12 AM

When Matt Wilson opened Swanky’s Taco Shop four years ago in Germantown, Mexican food got a little bit classier.

“People have come to like Swanky’s because of the fresh Tex-Mex food and the slightly upscale atmosphere,” Wilson said. (The tasty margaritas and more than 60 types of tequila available help, too.)

Because of the success of the Germantown location, Wilson is opening a second restaurant.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Electric Fourth

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 1:53 PM

f5de/1246562713-georgeforeman.jpgSome years, back I was at a holiday cookout, when the host wheeled out an electric outdoor/indoor George Foreman Grill. I almost lost my g-d mind!

Isn't the point of outdoor grilling getting that great smoky taste while keeping the dangerous fire outdoors?

Anyway... there are a few Fourth of July sales, and one of them involves an electric grill.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Que Huong Now Open

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 2:19 PM

Tuyen Le just opened a new restaurant in Collierville called New Que Huong. The name is Vietnamese for "new homeland."

Regulars of the Midtown mainstay Saigon Le will recognize Tuyen right away as one of the two sisters who waited tables there for years.

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