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Comment Archives: Stories: Food & Drink

Re: “Izakaya to Close

Didn't know this place even existed. Advertising maybe? Clearly word of mouth didn't get the job done.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by IRgEEK on 04/18/2017 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Izakaya to Close

BP- love the "."

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by barf on 04/18/2017 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Izakaya to Close

Memphis. Doesn't. Do. Meatloaf and Sushi. On. The. Same. Menu. This. Place. Had. No. Idea. What. It. Was. Doing.

23 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by BP45 on 04/18/2017 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Izakaya to Close

Danzo....if this were the usual and customary "restaurant building", I might agree....but it's not...not even close. I just hope this couple doesn't lose everything due to some bad advise and misguided effort...

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by mejjep on 04/18/2017 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Izakaya to Close

Y'all are nuts. Memphis supports a bunch of upscale restaurants from the one in the Peabody to the places the celeb chefs run downtown and around Brookhaven. Restaurant buildings all go through a bunch of attempts before something works. STFU.

44 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by danzo on 04/18/2017 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Izakaya to Close

Sorry for the repeat.

1 like, 7 dislikes
Posted by barf on 04/18/2017 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Izakaya to Close

Yep, Memphis is a dump. Always has been, always will be. You can't sell quality in a dump. That's why as soon as opportunity knocks to get out of here, people jump like rats from a sinking ship. Give the least healthy city in the country another scoop of fried Crisco.

7 likes, 34 dislikes
Posted by barf on 04/18/2017 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Izakaya to Close

Memphis. Doesn't. Do. Upscale.

Stop it. Stop it. Stop it.

We don't do upscale, we don't like upscale, upscale doesn't work here, we don't like the kind of people upscale attracts, and we will actively sabotage anything that attempts to be upscale.

This is Memphis. We don't take kindly to the ruling class, never have, never will. Our whole history has been as a place of refuge for the underprivileged to escape the predations of the rich.

You wanna do upscale? Go to Europe. Go to NY. Go to LA. Don't do it here.

We have socialized utilities. You don't get that in a place for rich people. The rich will not come here, nor would they be welcome if they did, nor should they even if they took the foolish inclination too do so.

We're famous for humble food, like barbecue, catfish, fried chicken, greens, cornbread, etc. You can't get away with that foreign stuff when the local stuff is this good. Folks from Memphis ain't buying no Emperor's clothes on a plate. When Memphis people pay top dollar for food, they expect plenty of it.

How many fortunes must be lost before these business owners step down off their high horses and serve the people what they want, how they want it?

6 likes, 57 dislikes
Posted by FUNKbrs on 04/18/2017 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Izakaya to Close

The Red Fish Bistro has always been good as far as food/service go, but this building is so over the top for the likes of it. This is so sad, but, unfortunately, was so predictable. This couple wanted to originally bulldoze this building, and put up another one, more suitable for "Red Fish"...but June climbed in their heads, and they're left with, no doubt, crippling debt, and a building that is far more than they need. I wish they would try to use it as a formal venue rental space, but I'm sure they're looking for a daily source of income to pay off the debt. I hope an organization with some money (obviously NOT Memphis Heritage) will step in with a plan. Such an f-ing shame...

9 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by mejjep on 04/18/2017 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Izakaya to Close

I can not believe it took this long.

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Dwayne Butcher on 04/18/2017 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Chartreuse!

This reminds me why I was such a crappy bartender.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by CL Mullins on 04/16/2017 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Chartreuse!

My favorite liqueur, Andria. The stuff is divine. Literally.

For more about the monks that make it, you need to watch this film:

"Into Great Silence"…

One of the best documentaries I have ever watched.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OakTree on 04/16/2017 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Big Beer Is Back

Always like to hear a good beer story. Yay beer!

Posted by Salim Rivers on 04/11/2017 at 12:25 PM

Re: “How to Drink Bourbon

Excuse me, is bourbon an alcoholic beverage?

Posted by CL Mullins on 04/06/2017 at 6:11 PM

Re: “How to Drink Bourbon

Scott. Bourbon from a plastic cup is unequivocally better than no bourbon at all.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OakTree on 04/06/2017 at 6:01 PM

Re: “How to Drink Bourbon

I don't drink Bourbon from plastic cups.

Posted by Scott Banbury on 04/06/2017 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Wimpy's Burgers & Fries Coming to Midtown

( WENT ? )

Posted by Dave Mills on 03/29/2017 at 1:14 PM

Re: “The Vault Going in Double J Space

Lets see how long this venture will last.

Posted by arealchef on 03/27/2017 at 6:21 PM

Re: “The Lookout: A Pop Atop the Pyramid

I can't believe that it's stillll $10 to ride to the top of the pyramid. I was hoping that they had financed it by now.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by natalya1299 on 03/21/2017 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Now Open: Riko's Kickin' Chicken

Congratulations family Gods Favor is Awesome. May Y'all excel beyond measure And y'all haven't tried Riko's Kickin Chicken go get experience the kick........Auntie Sylvia

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Sylvia MsDimples Sawyer on 03/18/2017 at 3:22 PM

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