Category Archives: Food & Entertaining

Articles about food and entertaining.

Freezer Veggie Soup

Text by Jennifer Chandler Excerpted from The Southern Pantry Cookbook by Jennifer Chandler Photo by Justin Fox Burks | Food Styling by Jennifer Chandler   Nothing is better on a cold January day than a nourishing and steamy bowl of soup. This version of vegetable soup couldn’t be any easier to whip up, since it […]

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Pontotoc

Text by Lee McAlister | Photos courtesy of Pontotoc   The newest and coolest spot in the thriving South Main Arts District, the Pontotoc Lounge, is offering patrons a trendy and sophisticated eatery centered around jazz music. Located in the former Café Pontotoc location at 314 S. Main, the new Pontotoc has advanced the sturdy […]

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Potato Chip Cookies

Excerpted from The Southern Pantry Cookbook by Jennifer Chandler Photo by Justin Fox Burk | Food Styling by Jennifer Chandler   Fresh baked goods are a gift from the heart. Even the simplest of baked goods require love and attention to prepare. Wrapped up in a box with a little twine, these deliciously light and […]

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Bourbon-Chocolate Pecan Pie

  By Jennifer Chandler | Excerpted from The Southern Pantry Cookbook by Jennifer Chandler | Photo by Justin Fox Burks. Food Styling by Jennifer Chandler.   For Thanksgiving this year, take your grandmother’s time-honored pecan pie recipe up a notch by adding chocolate and bourbon to the mix! For a classic pecan pie, just omit those two […]

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Traditionally Southern: A Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner from the Heart of the South

Text by Ginni Jones | Photography by Steve Roberts     With Thanksgiving sneaking up rather quickly, event planner and designer Angela Mazanti shares her top tips for creating a wonderfully Southern holiday dinner. Set in the charming and historic Hedge Farm in Holly Springs, MS, this Thanksgiving display is a must see!  The Inspiration: […]

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A Memphis Revival: Crosstown Concourse

  Text by Lee McAlister | Photos courtesy of Crosstown Concourse The new Crosstown Concourse is an innovative vertical urban village located in the renovated Sears building. Opened to the public in August, it is home to restaurants, shops, businesses and a grocery store. The expansive and open space is truly a sight you need […]

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Raven & Lily – Southern Comfort Food with a Modern Twist

Text by Lee McAlister | Photos by Anna Haley   Tucked away in a strip center in Oakland, Tennessee, is a hidden gem. Raven & Lily Restaurant hasn’t been around for long but it has already made a big splash. Memphis natives Amy and Justin Young have brought their rich culinary background to this quaint […]

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Tamale Pie

This October, scare up something tasty at dinnertime. Tamale Pie is a spicy combination of seasoned ground beef, tomatoes and corn with a cheesy grits topping. It’s a hearty, one-dish meal that will leave all the werewolves at your table howling happily.     By Jennifer Chandler |Excerpted from The Southern Pantry Cookbook by Jennifer […]

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Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Chicken

By Jennifer Chandler Excerpted from The Southern Pantry Cookbook by Jennifer Chandler Photo by Justin Fox Burks. Food Styling by Jennifer Chandler.   It’s back-to-school time! Slow cooker dishes like this are ideal for busy weeknight meals. You just throw all the ingredients in a slow cooker in the morning and come dinner time, it’s […]

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Railgarten

Text by Claire Peeler | Photos courtesy of Justin Fox Burk   Memphis is not lacking in exceptional restaurants and gathering spots for both the younger crowd and families to enjoy, but when Railgarten opened its doors in April, visitors were amazed at what the new business had to offer. The Cooper Young complex seems never […]

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