Just Desserts

Just Desserts

Jenny Dempsey’s mad baking skills.
You can thank Jenny Dempsey for McEwen's signature banana cream pie dessert. Dempsey, 46, McEwen's pastry chef, simplified the restaurant's old recipe in 2000.

Surviving Barbecue

Pro tips from a long-time veteran of the WCBCC.
It's hot and smoky. The vibe down by the river during the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, if we're going to be honest, is

Whiskey Barrel Beers

On a ramble through Kentucky's Bourbon Fest a few years ago, I happened across a most Kentuckian innovation: ale aged in bourbon barrels. These

Zero Proof

The rise of the mocktail.
Nick Manlavi always felt drawn to bartenders. "Bartenders are rock stars who couldn't be bothered to learn to play instruments," he says, paraphrasing a

BBQ Brews

It’s about to be Pork City around here. Here’s what to drink.
With May just around the corner, a Memphian's heart, taste buds, nose, and waistline turn to barbecue. It really doesn't matter if you like

Next Level in Bartlett; pickle happy hour at Hu.; plus — Spirits & Soul Fest; Brewfest.

Willie Haynes is a Philadelphia Eagles fan. But Next Level Sports Bar, Haynes' new bar in Bartlett opening Thursday, April 25th, will not be

The Colorful Mi Tierra

A visit to the colorful Mi Tierra.
Imagine a whimsical wonderland of sombreros vueltiaos, artificial flowers, and empanadas right near the Memphis-Bartlett border, a true "beach within reach," a wild place

The Ins and Outs of Margaritas

The finer points of the margarita.
Folks. Folks! Margarita Festival is coming up. It's the most wonderful time of the year for all y'all who like an expertly crafted margarita

Spicy Spring

Two local beers that stand up nicely to Southeast Asian food.
"I don't drink too much, I'm just a victim of great weather," I said, sensibly — although it's possible my mother would classify that as

Aaron Winters lands at Sur La Table.

Aaron Winters recently taught a cooking class on how to make beef bourguignon, that fancy French dish that seems so complicated and time-consuming to

Gelato fix from Sweet Magnolia, Dipsticle.

Hugh Balthrop, the owner of Sweet Magnolia Gelato Company, has a vision for his new production space. He'd like to have a commercial kitchen

Soccer and Beer and Memphis: A Perfect Combination

The last professional soccer game I attended was the Memphis Rogues. I played the game a little in lower school, but can't be accused

This, That

Now open: Society Skatepark and Pop-a-roos.
"I skate. I don't do it out there," says Mark Horrocks, pointing to a massive open space filled with ramps of various heights and

Tokyo Grill to Open in Midtown

Sushi Jimmi to Close


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