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Comment Archives: Stories: Food & Drink

Re: “Shipt Launching June 1st

I'm REALLY Interested inthis. My email is jillmdtaylor@gmail.com. thanks

Posted by Jill Drysdale-Taylor on 05/26/2017 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Bluefin's New Korean Menu

I'm glad you had a good experience. My recent experience there was the complete opposite. We went for dinner before the Tom Petty concert. There was only one waitress for the entire restaurant and patio. The bartender walked out while we were there. The food was mediocre at best. The Korean beef tacos were terrible with absolutely no Korean seasoning or sauce. Tables all around us were just getting up and walking out. Food kept coming out wrong to other people around us. It got to be almost comical.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by MollyP on 05/23/2017 at 12:40 PM

Re: “A Visit to Barbie’s Bar Light

Hey....she paid a pretty penny for those perky puppies.....She'll never be ashamed of them!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by mejjep on 05/18/2017 at 1:57 PM

Re: “A Visit to Barbie’s Bar Light

Yeah, ol' tired azz needs to cover up.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by LF Darnall on 05/16/2017 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Lucky Cat Opening in Crosstown

Gee, and I thought it was a cat restaurant...

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dan Hope on 05/16/2017 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Lucky Cat Opening in Crosstown

If I can get buckwheat soba noodles there, I foresee a happy tummy future.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by OakTree on 05/12/2017 at 8:05 PM

Re: “A Visit to Barbie’s Bar Light

Was thinking about hitting this pub up, but that pic of T Webb kinda scared me.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Long Duck Dong on 05/11/2017 at 5:56 PM

Re: “Majestic Owners Plan New Concept for Beale Street Landing

The entire space needs a taste makeover. From the trashy gift shop to the prior restaurant that used to hand print signs and tape them around the space their is a lack of presentation. Of course the ugly orange box sitting on top of the building was a RDC add on and not in the original design. Translation: RDC has no taste.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by BP45 on 05/08/2017 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Upsetting the Food Cart

You're right, it's just too hard to regulate disadvantaged small business entrepreneurs out of the food service industry if they aren't locked inside a building first.

Best to ban the whole mobile food industry. Last thing we need is some pleb bootstrapping himself up to a brick and mortar store and getting ideas above their station.


Keep that wingtipped boot down hard on those scrofulous peasants, that's the best plan. Lord knows if they ever get on they'll be the ones doing the neck stepping, so it's best to get those kicks in while they're down.

/\the above post contains satire.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 05/01/2017 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Upsetting the Food Cart

Plus inspecting a fixed location is easier since you know where it is and where it will be tomorrow. A food truck or cart is .... MOBILE ! And can be hard to catch when its time for an inspection. And forget about surprise inspections since the HD doesn't know where you will be that day. Maybe food trucks/carts should register with HD and state where they will be operating each day and if they are operating elsewhere there should be a fine?

Posted by Fred on 05/01/2017 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Liquor Before Beer …

I always heard the adage as "liquor before beer, never fear; beer before whiskey, mighty risky". And doesn't it sound more pithy? More alliterative? Or even more southern?

I agree it's good advice not to drink on an empty stomach, especially with hard liquor. I find bread is usually available at a bar, so it's a good idea to eat a little to provide a buffer against rapid alcohol absorption (sure recipe for a hangover). And watch the alcohol content in your beer -- there's much more variation these days among brands, especially with craft beers. It started with those "ice" beers, that were about 5 percent alcohol (stronger than the normal 3.5 percent mainstream beers), but now you might order a craft beer that pushes 7 or even 9 percent. I drink beer mostly for the taste, but unfortunately my drinking arm only has one speed setting, so I must avoid the high-alcohol beers!

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Posted by saywhatbro on 04/30/2017 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Zaka Bowl Expands Menu, No Longer Vegan

I look forward to trying it. The cult of veganism is blind to its own shortcomings.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Andrew Mullis on 04/25/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Zaka Bowl Expands Menu, No Longer Vegan

Trendiness eventually wears off.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by East Memphis Mark on 04/24/2017 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Zaka Bowl Expands Menu, No Longer Vegan

It sounds like he was going to close unless he made the change, so your option is no restaurant like Zaka Bowl or one that serves two non-vegan items.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by MollyP on 04/24/2017 at 4:01 PM

Re: “How to Gumbo

You go Clyde!

Posted by OakTree on 04/21/2017 at 1:28 PM

Re: “How to Gumbo

These ladies are good. I aim to take them down Sunday!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Clyde on 04/21/2017 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Zaka Bowl Expands Menu, No Longer Vegan

In other words, profit before animals. Profit before planet.

8 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Roger R.D. Wentworth III on 04/20/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Izakaya to Close

@BP45


Holy crap, they really did have sushi and meatloaf on the same menu and then were surprised they were utilized as a fast-casual instead of fine-dining

I thought that was some kind of joke, but no, they really did that.

Probably best for everyone it ended as fast as it did with that level of decision making in the executive position.

BTW, now I really wanna know what smokey pulled pork would taste like in a sushi roll topped with BBQ sauce.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 04/20/2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Izakaya to Close

@barf - my comment regarding likes/dislikes has nothing to do with your concern (or lack thereof) with your post's popularity but with its clearly unsuccessful execution and delivery of your intended message.

My concern lies with the negative, self-defeating, antagonistic attitudes too many people in this town have about living here. It's easy to bitch and be sarcastic and make negatively-toned jokes - but what does that accomplish? Sarcasm can be a wonderful tool but it can be incredibly passive aggressive, too. But hey, you seem to enjoy attempting to clarify your point(s) over and over in lots of different articles on this here website thingy, so carry on....

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mary Ost on 04/20/2017 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Izakaya to Close

Being a non business type I watched with great interest as this old diamond got her shine back. I wondered what kind of restaurant deserved such a place. Sushi never figured into my figuring. I just hope the house survives the folly.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Deborah Perry O'Brien on 04/20/2017 at 8:09 AM

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