Thursday, October 15, 2009

Muddy's Dispels Rumor

Posted By on Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 2:44 PM

  • Justin Fox Burks
Addressing the rumor of a second Muddy's location in Midtown:

We HAVE been working on “the Underground” which is a “secret” baking ONLY facility in Midtown.

We are not moving. We are not opening another shop.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Kracken at Bluefin

Posted By on Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 2:00 PM


For traditional nigiri, served in pairs, the sushi rice is hand-formed into a small clump, and the fish is sliced and pressed on top of it. In some cases, nigiri has a small strip of toasted seaweed (nori) to bind the whole mixture together. Bluefin’s new American-style nigiri is also served in pairs, but it doesn’t rely on rice — rather, it is marked by a creative use of condiments. (Think spicy mayo, ginger dressing, garlic paste, and butter — not ketchup and mustard!) Being American, it is a bit heftier than the traditional varieties. I recommend trying them all, but if you only try one, make it the Kracken. Nori surrounds chopped octopus mixed with spicy Kewpie mayonnaise. It is then topped with a dollop of even spicier sriracha sauce. The tiniest sliver of lime rind is nestled under the sriracha and, despite its size, holds its own, giving the roll an amazing burst of citrus flavor. Oh, it makes me proud to be an American.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Memphis-style Hot Dogs

Posted By on Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 11:46 AM

Honestly, I didn't know there was a Memphis-style hot dog, but apparently, there is. A T-shirt never lies, after all.


Can somebody clue me in on what constitutes a Memphis-style hot dog?


Sunday, October 11, 2009

On the Scene in the Grove

Posted By on Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 4:13 PM

Yesterday, I went to the Ole Miss/Alabama game with my brother David and my sister Betsy and her husband Ralph. My cousins Steve and Mike are regular tailgaters in the campus' vaunted Grove, where they have a tent with a gracious open-invitation to all family.


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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Greatest News Ever (If You're a Kiss fan)

Posted By on Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 4:21 PM

Hitting the market this week are M&Ms printed with the faces of the members of Kiss.


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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Why So Bitter(s), Benito?

Posted By on Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 10:13 AM

Ben Carter is 33 years old and does graphic design, corporate training, and works in e-commerce. He lives in Cordova with a roommate and his two dogs Macbeth and Wolfgang. You may know him better as “Benito,” the writer behind the popular food and wine blog Wine By Benito.

Hungry Memphis caught up with Carter to ask him a few questions.

How’d you come to know so much about cooking and cocktails?
I got interested in cooking around my early teens. I started checking out cookbooks from the library and my parents gave me pretty free rein in the kitchen, and I'd do a month of French, a month of Italian, etc. Made a lot of mistakes, had a lot of successes as well. I taught myself how to bake bread from scratch when I was 16 and used to make baguettes, focaccia, plus all sorts of obscure European loaves.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pizza & Salad

Posted By on Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 10:02 AM


Sometimes less is more with fresh seasonal produce, especially when cooking with flavorful heirloom tomatoes like these "Sweet Little Jollies." Don’t you love their cute little tails?

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Friday, October 2, 2009

On the Scene at the Pink Palace Crafts Fair

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 10:24 AM

Yesterday I stopped by the Pink Palace Crafts Fair first-thing. There was already a line of cars waiting to turn into the park.

Ace Martin and Lois Stocker were making biscuits that would be baked in an on-site wood-burning stove.


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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy World Vegetarian Day!

Posted By on Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 11:59 AM

October 1st is World Vegetarian Day, kicking off Vegetarian Awareness Month.

One of my favorite vegetarian dishes in Memphis is Shang Hai's tofu pad prik.

  • Justin Fox Burks

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