On Cooking Southern: Summertime Fill-Em-Up Salads

On Cooking Southern: Summertime Fill-Em-Up Salads

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com Southernism of the Week: Sweetie Pie Sugar Pie Honey or Honey Bunch: All refer to someone in an attempt to be nice, and even as someone to whom you are close; derived from “sweet as pie” or “sweet as honey,” and in the case of “sugar pie,” referring to the extremely sweet […]

July 30, 2014 with 0 Comments
Pizza Den, Oxford Institution, Preps Up for Fall

Pizza Den, Oxford Institution, Preps Up for Fall

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote through Jordan Baker’s mouth, “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in in the fall.”  That saying may ring true to Pizza Den as the football season approaches. Brett Whiteaker, one of Pizza Bob’s five children, worked the restaurant kitchen on a hot July day as if it were […]

July 29, 2014 with 0 Comments
Tartt and Ronzo Opening ‘Hoka, Also’ Downtown (With Video)

Tartt and Ronzo Opening ‘Hoka, Also’ Downtown (With Video)

If you miss Ron Shapiro’s Hoka Moonlight Cafe and his Main Squeeze juice bar (which was located right behind Pizza Hut on University Avenue), you aren’t the only one. Blake Tartt, III, is another fan. Now, he’ll be leasing space to Shapiro so the latter can open his new venture, called “Hoka, Also,” in the…

July 28, 2014 with 1 Comment
Dinner Watch: Veal Piccata at Tre Amici

Dinner Watch: Veal Piccata at Tre Amici

I hope you like capers. Not only the kind you eat, which cover the veal piccata at Tre Amici, but the kind where you get away with something. Both will happen when you order this dish. You’ll get away with a fine dinner at $18. Pro tip: It’s so simple, but be sure to get […]

July 28, 2014 with 1 Comment
Lunch Watch: The Trailblazer at Bottletree

Lunch Watch: The Trailblazer at Bottletree

Bottletree Bakery is famed for its pastries and breads, but it’s an unsung haven for sandwiches, such as the Trailblazer. This menu staple is made with succulent roast beef, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onions, horseradish mayo, and creole mustard on sourdough. Bottletree Bakery, at 923 Van Buren Avenue, is open for…

July 28, 2014 with 0 Comments
Recipe: Summer Squash Casserole

Recipe: Summer Squash Casserole

Frankly, in growing up, I never liked summer squash as the Yankees call it or yellow squash, the Southern name. Now that I’ve been a damn Yankee about three times longer than I lived in Tennessee and Mississippi, I have learned to enjoy yellow and gray squash as well as zucchini. A quick, attractive and […]

July 25, 2014 with 0 Comments
On Cooking Southern: Fried Green Tomatoes and Okra

On Cooking Southern: Fried Green Tomatoes and Okra

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com Southernism of the Week:  That really fries(d) my grits: Something has got me all het up … in a bad way. Think being steamed with agitation about something, or having your goose cooked or your ticket punched… There’s no return. WHISTLE UP SOME FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AND OKRA Here we are, deep…

July 23, 2014 with 0 Comments
Tre Amici Adding Rooftop Patio this Fall

Tre Amici Adding Rooftop Patio this Fall

Tre Amici announced that it is adding an outdoor dining area that will rival the other balconies and patios of the Square. Owner Bo Petro said he hopes to open Tre Amici’s rooftop patio in October. “We have all this room upstairs that’s not being utilized. I brought in a structural engineer and we drew […]

July 22, 2014 with 0 Comments
Cocktail Hour Preparations: The Kiwi Herman

Cocktail Hour Preparations: The Kiwi Herman

Eileen Hogan of Alchemy in Memphis, TN, showcases her fun and fruity cocktail, the Kiwi Herman. Alchemy, located in the heart of Memphis’ midtown area, has a spacious, open-air feel to it, with an impressive array of liquors and knowledgeable staff. Their cocktail menu is extensive, boasting creative names and recipes. They also have…

July 18, 2014 with 0 Comments
On Cooking Southern: Expand Your Shrimp Horizons

On Cooking Southern: Expand Your Shrimp Horizons

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com Southernism of the Week:  Happy as a tick on a lazy dog: Exactly what it sounds like, this expression refers to being satisfied with being in the right place at the right time… for as long as you want to be there! Interchangeable with “Happy as a clam in sand at high […]

July 15, 2014 with 0 Comments
Some Like It Hot — But All Love Food at Pick Thai

Some Like It Hot — But All Love Food at Pick Thai

The friendly owners of Pick Thai, next to the University Inn on Frontage Road know that some like it hot. The extensive authentic menu of Thai favorites, including Pad Thai, Chicken and Cashews, Spicy Shrimp Soup and dishes made with curry and pepper sauce, will please anyone who enjoys the spicy side of life and […]

July 11, 2014 with 0 Comments
How to Pick Fish Nutritiously, Affordably, in Grocery Store

How to Pick Fish Nutritiously, Affordably, in Grocery Store

Our friends from BJC HealthCare take us on a tour of the local grocery store to learn the nutritious and affordable way to pick our fish. With summer here, seafood is an important and healthy part of our diet so this video can help us feed our family better:

July 10, 2014 with 0 Comments