Monday, November 30, 2015

Tuesday: Raise the Roof with Memphis's Female Food Warriors

Posted By on Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 11:45 AM

JUSTIN FOX BURKS
  • Justin Fox Burks

Girls run the world. We know because Beyoncé told us.

Tomorrow (Tuesday 12/1), come celebrate the women who make Memphis a top-shelf food town. At “Female Warriors, Armed and Delicious,” guests can enjoy live music and delicious refreshments from an impressive, all-female cast. Click here for tickets.

Vendors include Square One Organic Vodka, Simi Winery, Felicia Suzanne’s, Central BBQ, Muddy’s Bake Shop, Dinstuhl’s Fine Candy Co., Bedrock Eats & Sweets, The Beauty Shop, and Trolley Stop Market—plus chefs Jerri Myers and Marisa Baggett.

The event runs from 5:30 – 8:30pm at Brinkley Plaza, downtown. Best part? A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis. Since 1996, they have raised $15.5 million for women and children through programs, advocacy, and research.

Or, as Queen Bey might say: “Boy, don't even try to touch this.”

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Guess Where I'm Eating Contest 85

Posted By on Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 10:51 AM

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Mmm ... 

The first person to correctly ID the dish and where I'm eating wins a fabulous prize. 

To enter, submit your answer to me via email at ellis@memphisflyer.com

The answer to GWIE 84 is the Raw Girls food truck, and the winner is ... 

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Doing Downtown Dining Week at Felicia Suzanne's

Posted By on Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 4:02 PM

Downtown Dining Week ended on Sunday. Hopefully, you took advantage of the opportunity to try some of Memphis’ best restaurants for a great price. I sure did! This was my chance to try Felicia Suzanne’s for the first time.

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The menu provided plenty of options to choose from. I started with the BLFGT Salad. It’s baby greens tossed in remoulade sauce with crispy bacon, a spoonful of Flo’s Pickled Jalapeno Pimento Cheese and a fried green tomato. The salad is very fresh. The fried green tomato is crunchy, crispy and juicy. The bacon is from Porcellino’s and it was savory and delicious. As for the pimento cheese, it was just how I liked it… creamy and yummy. 

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Then it was off to the second course. I went with the Sunday Sugo. It’s Claybrook Farms beef and Newman pork over Hanna Farm’s Stone Ground Grits with a rich Italian red sauce. It’s a nice portion of meat and the red sauce was light and tasted like tomatoes. I felt like I was eating a ten times better version of ravioli without the pasta. The beef and pork were hearty and the grits creamy. The dish was very well done.

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The third course was all about the white chocolate coconut bread pudding with Pritchard’s Rum Sauce and spiced cream! I’d say that the rum sauce was the star. It tasted like rich caramel and brown sugar. Also, you can easily taste the coconut flakes inside the bread pudding. The bread pudding was rich but not excessive.


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Guess Where I'm Eating Contest 84

Posted By on Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 11:09 AM

Hawt foods!!!!
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The first person to correctly ID where I'm eating wins a fabulous prize. 

To enter, submit your answer to me via email at ellis@memphisflyer.com

The answer to GWIE 83 is the Sazerac at the Cove, and the winner is ... Molly Pollatty! 

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bedrock's Pork Enchilada Omelet

Posted By on Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 10:50 AM

When your trainer tells you to try a place that has great healthy food, you listen. That’s how I heard about Bedrock Eats and Sweets. They know that eating right can also be fun and satisfying. All of their food is organic and gluten free. 

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I went with the pork enchilada omelet ($11.50). It has spiced pulled pork and caramelized onions, organic cheese, avocado and homemade enchilada sauce. Not only is this dish low-carb, it’s delicious. The pork was tender and filled with flavor. There was a lot of it too. The omelet itself was huge! There was just the right amount of cheese and it wasn’t overly gooey. As for the homemade enchilada sauce, it was light and refreshing. I couldn’t finish the whole meal and had to save the rest for later.

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Monday, November 9, 2015

On the Scene at India Fest

Posted By on Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 4:33 PM

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It was food and culture galore ... 


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To Do: Crafts & Drafts, Heart Full of Soul, etc.

Posted By on Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 1:47 PM

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• The first Crafts & Drafts is this Saturday, November 14th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in the parking lot behind Crosstown Arts. 

It is what it sounds like: lots of crafts (some 40 participating artists) and tons of beer, including Goldcrest 51, Memphis Made Fireside Amber and Hundo IPA, High Cotton ESB and Chocolate Rye Porter, and more. 

Be there. 

• Something for those with an opinion about everything: Memphis in May is holding a barbecue judging seminar on Saturday, November 14th. Topics include the judging process and rules, official meat categories, the scoring process, and blind, on-site, and final judging. 

Participants will be qualified to judge at Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest after the seminar. Cost is $85. 

Today (November 9th) is the last day to register. Go here.  

Napa Cafe is once again hosting its annual Heart Full of Soul dinners benefiting the Stax Music Academy, Sunday, November 15th and Monday, November 16th, 5:30 p.m. 

Each of the six courses is paired with a song from the Stax catalogue and a special wine from Sleight of Hand Cellars. There will be silent auction, and many notable Stax figures will be on hand. 

On the menu is open face pulled pork ravioli, grilled lamb loin, and braised short rib. Guests receive a souvenir menu/album with a vinyl 45 RPM recorded by Stax Music Academy.   

The dinner is $200. For reservations or more information, call Napa Cafe: 901 683-0441 or Tim Sampson; 901 485-8735,  tim.sampson@soulsvillefoundation.org

• And ... it's Downtown Dining Week! Continues through Sunday. 

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Guess Where I'm Eating Contest 83

Posted By on Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 11:20 AM

Down the hatches ... 
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The first person to correctly ID the drink and where I'm drinking wins a fabulous prize. 

To enter, submit your answer to me via email at ellis@memphisflyer.com.

The answer to GWIE 82 is the Bad Ass Nachos at Sweet Grass Next Door, and the winner is ... Cory Prewitt!

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Blind Bear's Jager BBQ Bologna Sandwich

Posted By on Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 10:48 AM

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Have you tried Blind Bear's Jager BBQ Bologna sandwich ($12)? It’s "bear rub" bologna on white bread with Jager BBQ sauce and Southern slaw. The sandwich also comes with a side of pepper jack mac and cheese.

The white bread is nicely toasted and the bologna is thick and juicy. There’s a lot of Jager BBQ sauce on the sandwich and if you like things sweet, this is the perfect meal for you. I wish that there were one more layer of the  bologna because I wanted more meat! I couldn’t have the slaw because there are almonds in it, but I brought someone along with me to taste it. They described the southern slaw as crunchy, pickled, and a mix of sweet and spicy. 

As for the side of pepper jack mac and cheese, it was enough to feed an army. A star on it’s own — gooey, creamy and spicy. Delicious! 

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Guess Where I'm Eating Contest 82

Posted By on Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 10:56 AM

How about something to nosh on during the game? 

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The first person to correctly ID the dish and where I'm eating wins a fabulous prize. 

To enter, submit your answer to me via email at ellis@memphisflyer.com

The answer to GWIE 81 is butter cookie from Makeda's, and the winner is ... Kim Gullett!  

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