Best Bets: Gumbo at eighty3
Published 3/6/2014 at 10:59 a.m. 0 comments
The best gumbo I’ve ever eaten is at eighty3 food & drink at the Madison Hotel. It’s rich, flavorful, spicy. It’s not soupy or super thick. I ate just about every grain of rice in the bowl.
Gus's makes Top 100 places to eat in the U.S., according to Yelp
Published 2/28/2014 at 3:16 p.m. 2 comments
Memphis favorite Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken made Yelp's 100 best places to eat in the United States list.
Best Bets: Lobster tamales at Cafe Ole
Published 2/27/2014 at 10:21 a.m. 0 comments
I never thought of making lobster tamales, but Javier Lopez did. Lopez, the executive chef at Cafe Ole, created the tamales and added them to the menu about four months ago.
Best Bets: Open-faced roast beef sandwich at The Cottage
Published 2/19/2014 at 5:03 p.m. 0 comments
The restaurant on the corner of Summer and Holmes with the Amish wagon in front still serves an open-faced roast beef sandwich, an item I remember eating back in the 1950s and ‘60s.
Dining for (less than 10) Dollars
Published 2/13/2014 at 10:55 a.m. 0 comments
Maybe it’s a long time between paydays, or maybe you just like value when you spend your hard-earned money. Whether you’re pinching pennies to make the rent or just keep an eagle eye on your dollars, we’re with you. Everyone ...
Best Bets: Pollo en Mole Poblano at Las Tortugas
Published 2/13/2014 at 10:27 a.m. 0 comments
A nice dinner, chocolates and flowers is the traditional Valentine’s Day combo. You can kill three birds with one stone by ordering Pollo en Mole Poblano at Las Tortugas Deli Mexicana. You get chicken with chocolate sauce on tacos served ...
Best Bets: Mediterranean Dip Sampler at Petra Cafe
Published 2/6/2014 at 10:48 a.m. 0 comments
I like eggplant, so I was pleased to find eggplant dip along with hummus and tabbouleh, two of my all-time favorite things, on the Sampler at Petra Cafe. This is a delicious trio. It doesn’t make any difference that each ...
Best Bets: Arroz Tapado con Camaron
Published 1/30/2014 at 2:18 p.m. 0 comments
For months, my colleague William Fason has been touting the Arroz Tapado con Camaron at Los Compadres Mexican Restaurant. I finally joined him at the restaurant to try the dish.
Dining Review: Whole Foods
Published 1/29/2014 at 11:31 a.m. 0 comments
Go Out This Weekend: Jon Batiste at GPAC, Tiempo Libre at the Buckman, Chocolate Fantasy at Oak Court Mall and more
Published 1/24/2014 at 6:00 a.m. 0 comments
Sounds of New Orleans and Cuba, Charles Dickens on film and Monty Python on stage among best bets this weekend.
Meet the Bartender: Alicia Clark
Published 1/23/2014 at 3:10 p.m. 0 comments
Bartender at Houston’s Restauran
Best Bet: Bloody Mary at Fox & Hound
Published 1/23/2014 at 2:39 p.m. 0 comments
My first Bloody Mary consisted of vodka, tomato juice and a celery stalk. Now when I make Bloody Marys at home, I add whatever ingredients I’ve come across over the years after tasting the classic drink at bars, restaurants and ...
Best Bet: Chili at Court House Deli
Published 1/15/2014 at 4:53 p.m. 0 comments
After I sat down at Court House Deli, I overheard someone say, “A chilly day out there today compared to yesterday.” I thought he was referring to my lunch: a bowl of delicious chili made from scratch. It was the ...
Meet the Bartender: Justin Macre
Published 1/8/2014 at 6:22 p.m. 0 comments
Bar manager/bartender at Sharky’s Gulf Grill.
Best Bet: Pollo Loco Tapatio
Published 1/8/2014 at 6:07 p.m. 0 comments
Pollo Loco Tapatio would be more at home in a French Quarter restaurant in New Orleans than a Mexican restaurant in Bartlett. It tastes like Creole food, which is great because that’s my favorite cuisine. So, I get the best ...
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