Monday, December 1, 2014

New Site The Fork Launches

Posted By on Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 9:00 AM

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John Klyce Minervini is a native Memphian,  Harvard grad, food writer for the Flyer, freelancer writer for many local publications, and an all-around interesting cat. He introduces his latest venture today: The Fork

The Fork is a hyper-local site, designed to "help Memphians figure out where to eat, what to eat, and why."

First up is a series called "Hungry Holidays," featuring food and drink running Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through Christmas. These posts come with a lagniappe: If you go to the restaurant and buy the featured item, 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Urban Bicycle Food Ministry.

Hungry Memphis asked John to explain himself ... 

Tell us about yourself.

Ha! Well, I’m a Pisces. I like rainbows and long walks on the beach.

No, really.
OK, OK. I recently moved to Memphis from Portland, and I’m trying to figure out what this city needs or wants me to do. I’ve written about food for the last six years, and the Memphis dining scene is literally blowing up. So I thought I’d make a website and help people find out about it. Tada! The Fork.

You're very clear that The Fork is NOT a blog. Why's that?
I think it’s about breadth of vision. A blog is about one thing, or maybe two things. It’s about baking, or it’s about going to culinary school. With The Fork, I want to embrace the whole Memphis dining scene. I want it to be a place where people can go and click around until they figure out where to eat, what to eat, and why.

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