Editorial Results (free)
1. Brimhall Named Bartlett Entrepreneur of Year
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Terry Brimhall, founder and president of Brimhall Foods Co. Inc., has been named entrepreneur of the year by the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce.
2. Restaurants See Plenty of Activity in 2012
- Thursday, January 03, 2013
There were new restaurant openings, expansions and major milestones celebrated.
Alliances were formed, events were debuted and, of course, a few joints were shuttered.
In most respects, 2012 was a banner year for the Memphis food scene, and 2013 could be even more promising, said Patrick Reilly, owner of Majestic Grille and president of the Memphis Restaurant Association.
3. Patrick Travels Long Road Before Opening Rizzos
- Monday, January 09, 2012
Michael Patrick came to Memphis in 1997. Things are finally starting to look up.
“Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration,” the chef said, sitting at the front sun-drenched table in his three-month-old Rizzos Diner. “At certain times, my time in Memphis has been disappointing. Sometimes it was going great, and then I had the carpet pulled out from under me. I got the rep of a person who had too many jobs.”
4. What’s in Store for Restaurant Biz in 2012?
- Monday, January 02, 2012
New Year’s Eve! What a scary night! Not only because people have to stand around at midnight with a bunch of so-called friends and sing that dreary “Auld Lang Syne” and put each other’s eyes out with supersonically zooming champagne corks (see Memphis Grapevine for advice on avoiding this), but because this artificially imposed deadline for the ending of one year and the beginning of another sets the scene for trend-spotting galore.
5. Skunx Chef’s Pub Latest C-Y Eatery
- Monday, December 19, 2011
Duncan Aiken has loved pizza his whole life, though pizza, as he has found out, can be a harsh mistress. It took years to develop a recipe for the kind of crust he favors, years of studying, traveling, working and, of course, eating.
6. A Few More Stops on the French 75 Cocktail Circuit
- Monday, August 15, 2011
Several weeks ago, I wrote about the history of the French 75 cocktail and looked at two examples, one made by bartender Shawn Ilsley at Café 1912, the other concocted by Leanne Netherland at Circa.
7. Shifting Restaurant Scene Sometimes Hard to Track
- Monday, July 11, 2011
I was surprised to hear – from a friend in the wine business, which is how a great deal of restaurant news travels – that Karen Ross had left Erling Jensen: The Restaurant after serving as chef de cuisine for four years. Ross and executive chef and owner Erling Jensen made a good team and worked together extremely well in that kitchen.
8. Role of Restaurant Critic: Helpful Public Servant or ‘Ignoramus with iPhone’?
- Monday, June 20, 2011
Your new restaurant has been open for a few weeks. The kitchen and front-of-house staffs are working in sweet sync. Patrons react favorably to food, service and atmosphere. There’s a sense of anticipation in the dining room, and you’re taking reservations a month out. You seem to be heading toward a great success story.
9. Homegrown Chef Takes Helm at Chez Philippe
- Monday, February 14, 2011
Chez Philippe has a new chef, Jason Dallas, and the shadow of Jose Gutierrez no longer looms over The Peabody’s opulent flagship restaurant.
10. Condy Gives the Inside Dish on a Wine Manager’s Methods
- Monday, January 24, 2011
John Condy’s interest in food and wine was piqued years ago when he worked at Captain Bilbo’s, once a mainstay of Downtown dining and dancing but long gone. Readers who remember Bilbo’s will understand that it’s a far cry from that rowdy purveyor of seafood on Wagner Place to the elegance and creativity of Erling Jensen: The Restaurant in East Memphis, yet that’s where Condy, 45, presides as wine manager.
11. Italian Eatery to Take Over Dish’s Cooper-Young Site
- Monday, November 22, 2010
Italian is coming to the intersection of Cooper and Young.
Chef David Cleveland, in Memphis since 1997, and veteran front-of-the-house manager Leslie Billman will open Cortona – they hope by the beginning of 2011 – in the space where Dish closed Jan. 31.
12. Three Popular Restaurants Undergo Notable Changes
- Monday, November 01, 2010
In 2008 and 2009, restaurant news tended to be depressing because it usually involved restaurants that were closing, sometimes old favorites.
Today’s news, however, deals with moves and additions.
13. No Set Rules for Delivering ‘On the House’ Food, Drinks
- Monday, October 18, 2010
So, you’re a couple celebrating an anniversary or a birthday, and you go to a nice restaurant, sit at the bar, chat with the bartender and somehow it comes out that, oh, this is exactly where you were sitting two years ago when you got engaged. The bartender says, “Folks, congratulations, two glasses of champagne, on the house!”
14. Andrew Michael Kitchen: Where the South Meets Italy
- Monday, September 27, 2010
One in an occasional series on the signature dishes of local chefs.
It’s appropriate that over the fireplace at Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen hangs a painting of a pig.
15. Ishii Celebrates 10 Years of SPR
- Tuesday, September 07, 2010
The waiter at Sekisui Pacific Rim brings to the table a large bowl brimming with a rich broth filled with sauteed soba noodles, shrimp, scallops and crawfish, and explains that it’s the lunchtime-sized serving.
16. Although Important, Chef’s Name Comes Second to Food
- Monday, August 09, 2010
Every restaurant has a cook or chef in the kitchen, but how many diners know the name of the person cooking their lunch or dinner? How many give a hoot?
With book deals, food magazines, television shows and restaurants with PR staffs, the past decade has seen the rise (and frequently the fleeting fame) of the celebrity chef. Not that there’s anything wrong with the recognition and rewarding of genius, though sometimes, let’s admit, we just want a quiet, satisfying meal without the sense of hushed worship.
17. Chez Philippe’s McCracken Emphasizes Diverse Wine List
- Monday, May 17, 2010
Editor’s Note: A new occasional series about people who make and manage wine lists for restaurants
Wine lists are fascinating documents. They tell you about a restaurant’s intentions, what it anticipates in the way of patrons – as in how much they’ll spend – and how willing it is to explore and innovate.
18. Couple Opens Up About Restaurant Closure
- Monday, February 15, 2010
Richard and Barbara Farmer opened Jarrett’s in 1994.
The restaurant on Quince Road in the Yorkshire Square shopping center served its last meal on New Year’s Eve, a victim of the economic downturn.
19. Restaurants Embrace New Normal
- Monday, January 04, 2010
“For 2010, I’d like to see a 20 percent increase in revenue,” said Jeff Dunham, owner and chef at the popular Grove Grill in East Memphis.
20. Gutierrez Opens Up About Transition From Chez Philippe to Other Venues
- Monday, December 28, 2009
Though Jose Gutierrez’ name is Spanish, his French accent could out-charm the great French music hall singer Maurice Chevalier.
- Friday, October 19, 2007
The EEO/Federal Contractor's Liaison Association of the Mid-South will host an information seminar today from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the University of Memphis Fogelman Executive Center, 330 Innovation Drive. Cost is $100 for members and $125 for nonmembers. Contact Virginia Leonard at 528-4264 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
- Friday, October 05, 2007
The Memphis Bar Association (MBA) will hold its "21st Annual MBA Bankruptcy Section Seminar" today beginning with registration at 8 a.m. and continuing until 5 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 1801 Exeter Road. For more information on cost and registration, call the MBA at 527-3573.
- Thursday, October 04, 2007
The Memphis and Shelby County Council on Aging will present Senior Day at the Memphis Zoo today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free to seniors 55 and older, and includes free parking and access to all exhibits. Call Coretta Perkins at 406-7164 for more information.
24. Chef Gutierrez Driven By Growing Business Ventures
- Friday, August 31, 2007
The work day at Chef Jose Gutierrez's year-and-a-half-old Downtown business, Encore Restaurant & Bar, begins at about 3 in the afternoon. Some of the kitchen staff already are in place doing prep work for the French-style bistro in Peabody Place.
- Friday, August 24, 2007
The Small Business Chamber will host
its first Memphis Breakfast Club today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at InSouth Bank, 5299 Poplar Ave. Cost is free to members and first-time guests. Call 262-9537 for more information or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com.
- Friday, August 03, 2007
Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center and FM 100 will host the ninth annual Radiothon at Le Bonheur today. The Radiothon will run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 866-350-9355 during the Radiothon to donate. For more information, call 287-6030.
- Thursday, August 02, 2007
The Mid-South Area Business Travel Association (MSA-BTA) will hold its monthly luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Tower Room, 5100 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20 for MSA-BTA members and $30 for nonmembers. To register, visit www.msabta.com or call LaShawn Hampton at 218-6056.
- Friday, July 27, 2007
The South Main Arts District will hold its Last Friday Art Trolley Tour today. The stores, galleries and restaurants throughout the district will be open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Main Street trolley running through the district will be free. Go to www.southmainmemphis.org for more information.
- Thursday, July 26, 2007
The Memphis Regional Chamber will host a Breakfast Forum today at 7:30 a.m. Benny Lendermon, president of the Riverfront Development Corp., will discuss "Take Me to the River: Beale Street Landing and Other Riverfront Projects." Cost to attend is $20 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. To register, e-mail email@example.com.
- Friday, July 20, 2007
The National Hookup of Black Women Inc. will sponsor a voter education forum today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Nova Copy Building, 15 Lindsay Ave. at Second Avenue.
Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division (MLGW) will host the 2007 Neighborhood Leaders Conference Aug. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the MLGW University, 4949 Raleigh-LaGrange Road. The theme is "Protecting Yourself and Your Neighborhood" and will feature information about starting and maintaining neighborhood watches, real-estate issues and crime prevention. The event is $5. Call 528-4322 by today to reserve space.
- Friday, July 13, 2007
An exhibit featuring work by Peter Bowman and Mary Sims will open at the David Lusk Gallery today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 4540 Poplar Ave. The exhibit will be on display through July 28. For more information, call the gallery at 767-3800.
- Thursday, July 12, 2007
Tennessee Small Business Development Counseling will host Mark Taylor, business counselor, today from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Collierville Chamber of Commerce, 485 Halle Park Drive. There is no charge for the service. Appointments may be made by calling 853-1949.
- Wednesday, July 11, 2007
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Mid-South meeting will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Rick Zurburg will present "Tips and Tricks for Handling, Storing and Working with E-Mail." Cost is $20 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Call 508-0527 or e-mail HSMAIMemphis@comcast.net to RSVP.
34. Gutierrez to LeavePeabody's Chez Philippe
- Friday, July 29, 2005
Chez Philippe, The Peabody's signature restaurant, will shift its focus this fall from classic French cuisine to French cuisine with an Asian flare. The move will follow the departure of Chez Philippe chef de cuisine Jose Gutierrez, who will leave Th
35. Archived Article: Peabody (lead)
- Friday, March 08, 2002
By JENNIFER MURLEY Peabody to open nouveau bistro By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News Construction is underway within the Peabody to transform two ground floor restaurants into one new upscale dining venue described as a "northern Italian bistro&...
36. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, May 03, 2001
Immigrants find a warm welcome in the Mid-South Immigrants find a home in the Mid-South By MARY DANDO The Daily News More than 100 people and their families from 34 countries came to the grand ballroom of the Peabody hotel Tuesday because they wante...
37. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, January 31, 2000
The Peabody in Memphis won three Golden Bell Public Relations awards from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association Inte The Peabody in Memphis won three Golden Bell Public Relations awards from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association ...
38. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 09, 1997
Margaret Craddock has been named executive director for the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association Margaret Craddock has been named executive director for the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association. She formerly was associate executive director for MIFA...
39. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 02, 1997
Bean & Ison PLLC, CPAs and Consultants has announced two new employees: Bean & Ison PLLC, CPAs and Consultants has announced two new employees: M. Arnold McGruder has joined the firm as senior audit manager. McGruder, a certified public acco...