Best Bets: Mudbug crawl yields plenty of delicious finds
Published 4/17/2014 at 10:59 a.m. 0 comments
It’s crawfish season, so festivals and crawdad boils are popping up all over. But if you’re not a fan of pulling tails and sucking heads, you can enjoy crawfish a variety of other ways around town.
'Tennessee Brewery Untapped' demonstrates creative uses for vacant spaces
Published 4/17/2014 at 10:44 a.m. 0 comments
“Tennessee Brewery Untapped” will convert the building’s enclosed courtyard and two ground-floor interior spaces into a kind of temporary hangout spot — with food trucks, craft beer, acoustic music, games and more — starting next Thursday and running Thursday through ...
Best Bet: Tacos at Chiwawa
Published 4/10/2014 at 11:16 a.m. 0 comments
Ryan McCarty, Chiwawa’s executive chef, came up with the recipe for the carne asada taco at Chiwawa’s. The filling consists of skirt or flank steak marinated in lime, orange and lemon zest, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper; and chimichurri made ...
Go Out This Weekend: Civil Rights Museum reopens, opera invades Midtown, Memphis Farmer’s Market returns and more
Published 4/4/2014 at 11:15 a.m. 0 comments
The National Civil Rights Museum re-opens after a big renovation, the Memphis Farmer's Market ushers in spring, chefs convene for a cause at Minglewood Hall and seven more things to do in Memphis this weekend.
Best Bets: Rick's Power Chili at Ultimate Foods
Published 4/3/2014 at 11:40 a.m. 0 comments
I didn’t jump on the squat machine or hit the floor and do 50 push-ups after I finished my turkey chili from Ultimate Foods, but I did feel healthier.
Best Bets: Hamburger at Folk's Folly
Published 3/27/2014 at 11:04 a.m. 0 comments
When I think of Folk’s Folly Prime Steak House, I, naturally, think about thick juicy steaks. Now “thick juicy hamburgers” come to mind. Their hamburger — offered in the lounge on Fridays and Saturdays — costs $15.95, but it’s incredibly ...
Best Bets: Clam chowder at Russo's New York Pizzeria
Published 3/21/2014 at 9:08 a.m. 0 comments
Since discovering the clam chowder at Russo’s New York Pizzeria, I might never buy any more canned clams. This is an incredibly tasty — and filling — dish, which costs only $5.95 for a bowl and $4.95 for a cup.
Go Taste: Dining events
Published 3/13/2014 at 12:21 p.m. 0 comments
Want something good to eat or drink this week? Consider the following:
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 ...
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