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Food & Dining

Looking for something different to feed your inner foodie? Just across the Mississippi state line in Southaven is The Hydeaway Grill. But once word gets out about the food, it won't stay hidden for long. The Southaven Chamber of Commerce joined owners Lisa Walker and Derek Newson for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on...
In two years Cristina McCarter has taken City Tasting Tours from a part-time gig to a full-time career, chewing and walking her way through the delicious streets of Memphis one restaurant at a time. Launched May 4, 2016, City Tasting Tours is a walking food tour company owned by McCarter,...
by Dr. Earle J. Fisher --  On April 29, 2018, Jennifer Schulte called the police because she saw two African-American men using a public park charcoal grill in Oakland, Calif. Schulte, now referred to as “BBQ Becky,” saw black people in public – enjoying themselves – and projected suspicion upon...
Le Diner en Blanc – Memphis style – was a grand night out. I was flattered to attend and to be selected as a table host. The event concept dates back to Paris nearly 30 years ago when a gentleman – un monsieur if you will – named Francois Pasquier...
It’s that time of year again! A local foodie’s paradise week and delightful, new dining experiences for the rest of us. Memphis Black Restaurant Week (MBRW) 2018 started Monday, March 5 and runs through Sunday, March 11. And locals “foodies” get the opportunity to celebrate one of the city’s two...
A Memphis-born vegan chef is working to become a beacon of health in the community with her new store Green Goddess Popcorn and Tea Lounge. Omi Iyalaje, a wife, mother of six, birth worker, herbalist, motivational speaker and lifestyle coach, owns the lounge located in Binghampton at 3078 Summer Ave. Open...
It’s that time of year again! A local foodie’s paradise week and delightful, new dining experiences for the rest of us. Memphis Black Restaurant Week (MBRW) 2018 started Monday, March 5 and runs through Sunday, March 11. And locals “foodies” get the opportunity to celebrate one of the city’s two...
by Johnesha Harris, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Newspaper When Alfonso Johnson and Desmond Ryan decided to renovate their restaurant, they envisioned a place that is family-oriented and date-night approved. They think they’ve accomplished that and more with the reopening of DeeO’s Seafood/Ocean’s Restaurant Bar & Grill. While Ocean’s is...
Only a few more days to go before Memphis Black Restaurant Week 2018 wraps up . . . and in case you're on the fence, TSDMemphis.com teamed up with comedian Darius "Phatmak" Clayton to profile some of the restauranteurs. It's fun. You'll like it. For info and to take advantage...
I arrived early to Night at the Loraine – year three – at the National Civil Rights Museum last Saturday. Outside, tables were set up with fancy tablecloths. A band was setting up in preparation for a performance of songs particularly selected to move the expected crowd. Inside, I found...