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  • Dining Review: Cafe offers a browse break at Palladio antique gallery Published 8/9/2013 at 12:56 p.m. 0 comments

    Café Palladio, inside the Palladio Antique Showroom, has gone through many changes for the dozen or so years it has been open. Several independent contractors for the café have come and gone. Six years ago, the owners of the spot, ...

  • Dining review: Elena's bring SoCal to the South Published 8/1/2013 at 4:00 p.m. 0 comments

    Elena’s Taco Shop has been known for most of its short life as the place with the french fry nachos, at least in my family. They’re actually called carne asada fries, but I know nachos when I see them.

  • Dining Review: Big flavor, hearty food at tiny Cuban restaurant Published 7/18/2013 at 5:25 p.m. 1 comment

    Several times a month, a reader asks, “Where can I get good Cuban food in town?” The answer is simple enough, as for many of the recent years it’s either been,“Sorry, the Cuban restaurants have closed” or “They’ve got a ...

  • Dining Review: The Tao is going; taste remains Published 7/11/2013 at 6:22 p.m. 0 comments

    I reviewed Tao Too in February 2010; since then, the restaurant has been purchased by a new owner and the name has changed to Tao Asian Eatery. Soon it will change again, this time to Asian Eatery.

  • Dining Review: Mister B's Published 6/27/2013 at 4:23 p.m. 1 comment

    Mister B’s opened in 1975 in a small strip center on Winchester at Perkins. It was dark inside, a bit gloomy even, but that didn’t stop folks from flocking from all over town to eat huge steaks, gumbo and redfish.

  • Dining Review: The real deal – true Neapolitan pizza from a wood-burning oven Published 6/20/2013 at 6:38 p.m. 0 comments

    Ashely and Adrian Arcuri came to Memphis several years ago on a work project team. They liked it so well that when the project was over they stayed. They chose Collierville as a good place to settle with their family.

  • Dining Review: Breakfast almost any time, pancake almost any way Published 6/13/2013 at 6:47 p.m. 3 comments

    I’m always surprised when I mention The Pancake Shop and someone says, “Where’s that?” And I always say the same thing, “On Summer, by Market Basket,” even though Market Basket has been closed for at least 10 years. The thing ...

  • Dining Review: Spicy, delicious Ethiopian food in friendly atmosphere Published 6/6/2013 at 6:34 p.m. 0 comments

    Mohammed Omer wanted to name his restaurant after Dire Dawa, a city in his native Ethiopia, but he knew better. No one wants their restaurant to be called "Dire."

  • Dining Review: Buckley's still delivers taste at fair price Published 5/30/2013 at 6:04 p.m. 1 comment

    Among the late Don Pelts’ favorite restaurants was Buckley’s, both the steak house just a hop down Poplar from Corky’s, the barbecue restaurant Pelts founded, and the lunch-only spot a skip and a jump around the corner. Hearing this piqued ...

  • Dining Review: Variety spice of DKDC life Published 5/24/2013 at 12:22 p.m. 0 comments

    When we asked our server at Bar DKDC what “DKDC” stands for, she replied “Don’t Know, Don’t Care.” That may be the name, but it’s certainly not the philosophy of the servers and cooks at this little bar in the ...

  • Dining review: Central BBQ Published 5/16/2013 at 12:04 p.m. 2 comments

    If a stranger to our town gathered the national television footage and press clippings from national publications about food in Memphis, he would likely think that all we eat is barbecue. Folks from other places sure do like to tell ...

  • Dining Review: Chiwawa is Memphis meets Mexico Published 5/10/2013 at 3:00 a.m. 0 comments

    If you read early, crowd-sourced reviews of Chiwawa online, clear your mind and start fresh. Restaurants have opening pangs and the ones that are highly anticipated are also the ones that bear the brunt of dashed, though unrealistic, expectations.

  • Some like it hot, some like it spicy Updated 5/3/2013 at 8:25 p.m. 0 comments

    Some culinary scents are unmistakable. Blindfolded, you’d know if you were led to a barbecue restaurant. Same for burgers on the grill, onions in a skillet, and just as certainly for Indian food. Bharat International Market & Restaurant is no ...

  • Dining Review: Pizza that's good, any way you slice 'em Published 4/25/2013 at 3:09 p.m. 0 comments

    The food truck scene in Memphis continues to grow, and vendors out at lunch or events are usually blessed with customers standing in line for tacos, grilled cheese or, in Jeremy Denno’s case, pizza. His Rock ’n Dough Pizza food ...

  • Fino Villa lures back former chef Published 4/18/2013 at 8:47 p.m. 0 comments

    Walking into Fino Villa, in Collierville, reminds me of walking into an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn. And I definitely don’t mean that in a bad way.

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