Monday, May 25, 2020

Food & Dining

I first met "Chef Gary" Williams as I was writing a preview of the inaugural Memphis Black Restaurant Week back in 2016. Though I did not know him well, I had to remind myself of that fact – from...
November is National Diabetes Awareness month. The Cash Saver grocery chain is acknowledging this by offering health fairs at its 4 different locations throughout the month. No one on this planet is more affected by “the sugar” than us,...
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...
by Michael Waddell, Special to The New Tri-State Defender “Real-life Willy Wonka” and Memphis chocolatier Chef Phillip Ashley, owner of Phillip Ashley Chocolates at 798 S. Cooper in Midtown, gave one lucky ServiceMaster employee the chance of a lifetime with...
I love Europe. The architecture is simply stunning. I love their effortless style and lack of affect. This last trip to Barcelona and the Spanish island of Mallorca was my fourth visit across the pond and was no exception....
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...
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...
More often than not, I try to rebuke the devil’s sugary sweet treats. I do fairly well at resisting and/or consuming in moderation. But then I had one of the best cinnamon rolls ever – and it was produced,...
From freshly baked cupcakes to delicious doughnuts, Cupcake Cutie Etc. – a family-owned bakery operating in Downtown Memphis – offers a tasty time. Satisfying a sweet tooth in a creative way is a speciality at Cupcake Cutie, Etc., where customers...
Here’s something you don’t see everyday, a black-owned brewery. Out of the 66 breweries in Georgia, only one is black-owned: Down Home Brewing. Chris Reeves and William Allen Moore, the two men behind the brewery, started canning beer in March...