Food & Dining

The musical talents of the Ghost Town Blues Band, The MD’s and Lightin’ Malcolm will be featured during the 31st annual Blues On The Bluff event on July 20. Sponsored by Memphis Made Brewing, the annual fundraiser for WEVL FM 89.9 will be held on the grounds of The Metal...
by Lucy Shaw, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Welcome back to Radical Prosperity #2! Right after my last article, I had to make some big life changes. I have been busy creating and sustaining hope in my own life while maintaining my commitment to do the same for others. I have...
Markieth McCoy sums up the Trap Fusion mission perfectly: “Our goal is to keep people alive.” Markieth was talking to “Unc,” who came in to show love but was also trying to order chitlins or something like that. We were all like, “Now Unc, you know they don’t have that...
Eating local in Memphis is risky — not for the consumer who gets a delicious, nutrient-rich product but for farmers and wholesale buyers. “Currently we see that farmers want to grow into Memphis and chefs want to buy from Memphians, but making sure that the supply and demand are happening concurrently,...
by Latrivia Welch, Special to The New Tri-State Defender A little bistro with a big name, The Pie Folks LLC is owned by Audrey and Ronald Anderson. It’s not uncommon for droves of people to line up in front of the eatery on Germantown Parkway in Cordova to buy pie...
Let me start by saying – AGAIN for the cheap seats – that black folks are not a monolith. We are not a collection of stereotypes. We are not always eating chicken wings and soul food. While I do enjoy those things, I also enjoy other things too. We really...
By Brandi Hunter, High Ground News Dubbed a “real life Willy Wonka” by Forbes Magazine and the "King of Chocolate" by Black Enterprise, Memphis-based chocolatier Phillip Ashley Rix has spent six years building his empire. Now after a six-month hiatus to relocate, renovate and regrouping, Phillip Ashley Chocolates is up and running...
By Scarlet Ponder, High Ground News When you walk into Slice of Soul Pizza Lounge, don’t be surprised if one of the owners greets you. Come back a few times, they're likely to greet you by name. Co-owners Anthony Latiker Sr. and Howard Bell IV opened Slice of Soul in January 2018. Since then,...
Three years ago, Megan Mottley was on a mission to raise money for her teenage daughter to attend a mission trip to Japan. Her made-from-scratch cookies quickly went viral on social media and shortly after the success of three fundraisers, Goodness Gracious Luxe Cookies, was created. What started as a fundraiser...
by Lucy Shaw, Special to The New Tri-State Defender It is such a pleasure to be writing for The New Tri-State Defender again.  I have been away for a while, but I have certainly been busy finding new ways to bring faith, hope and wholeness to my work with others. I...