Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Links: Oysters and Food & Wine

Posted By on Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 3:01 PM


An interesting pair of links:

At MBQ's Business Minded blog, Richard Banks reports on oysters and the Gulf Coast.

And Grace gets a little love from Julia Reed and Trolley Stop gets a shout-out in Food & Wine magazine this month. Read all about it at thechubbyvegetarian.com.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Lunch from Valenza Pasta

Posted By on Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 3:00 PM


For a no-hassle lunch, stop by Valenza Pasta for the Italian sub (salami, turkey, cheese, pickles — full, $3.99) and a side of Joe's Summer Corn Salad (corn, tomatoes, celery, onions — 8oz. $5.41).

Both were ready for the taking (among many other entrees and sides) in the store's prepared-foods case.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010


Posted By on Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Midtown's long yogurt nightmare is over. The new TCBY at 1708 Union opened last Saturday.


A refreshing (and mouth-staining) small cup of red grapefruit can be yours for $2.59. The Gummy Bears will cost you 39 cents.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wishes for Pizze Stone Spot?

Posted By on Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 10:44 AM


Overton Park Pizze Stone is moving to a new location. So, if anything's possible, what would you like to see in that space?

A tamale shack? A little market/cafe a la Square Foods or Trolley Stop? Another pizza joint?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Marisa Baggett's Sushi, Y'all Project

Posted By on Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 1:27 PM

When local sushi chef Marisa Baggett leads her sushi classes for kids, she's not only teaching how to create the perfect roll, she's also giving them lessons in sustainability and nutrition.

"It's important to eat foods as close to their natural state as possible," she says.

And now she's looking to spread the word further with her Sushi, Yall: A Southern Sushi Project, which has a goal of "800 kids, 35 workshops, 15 towns, 1 heck of a sushi trail left behind."

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Beer Festival Saturday

Posted By on Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 2:39 PM

Among epic tales, how the Snowden Beer Festival came to be is not one of them. According to Floyd Benson of Green Machine Entertainment, which manages Snowden Grove Amphitheater, “We were looking for other things to do at the venue. [The boss] Jim Green said, ‘Do a beer festival.’”

And so they will on Saturday, August 7th, from 2 to 6 p.m.

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