Dining with Reservations

We will try eating outdoors at our favorite places as long as comfortable temperatures allow and order delivery and take out to support local restaurants as much as we can. We will not order food through third party apps like Uber Eats, DoorDash, etc. Continue reading Dining with Reservations

Italian Roast Beef Sandwiches

I made an Italian Roast Beef sandwich that rivals Fino’s version — at least until the sandwich returns to the menu. This recipe will feed a large group, but the rich, hearty flavor improves overnight for leftovers the next day. Why share when you can eat this for days!?! Continue reading Italian Roast Beef Sandwiches

Remembering Dad, Family and Vanilla Muffins

As I sifted the flour, baking powder and salt and beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract together, I thought about a mother making muffins for her young son who would grow up to become a man, an airman in the Air Force, a husband, an attorney, a father of three boys, a scoutmaster, and a grandfather. Continue reading Remembering Dad, Family and Vanilla Muffins

New Orleans inspired dinner with wine pairings for a cause

The uniquely American cuisine of Creole and Cajun food in Louisiana influenced by French, Spanish, West African, Amerindian, Haitian, German, Italian, British and Irish influences made sense for this year’s dinner. Continue reading New Orleans inspired dinner with wine pairings for a cause

Celebrate Memphis Black Restaurant Week March 6-12

Memphis Black Restaurant Week (March 6-12) celebrates the culinary contributions of black-owned restaurants and eateries while reaching out to new customers. Black Restaurant Week also champions the cause for increasing black wealth in a city known for limited economic opportunities for black-owned businesses. Continue reading Celebrate Memphis Black Restaurant Week March 6-12