click to enlarge Justin Fox Burks Peggy Brown If you’re a fan of Peggy Brown’s meatloaf, greens, sweet potato pie, and other dishes at her restaurant, Peggy’s Healthy Home Cooking, soon you’ll be able to order her food online. “Peggy’s Pies and More” is slated to debut in August, says Brown. She decided to open an online business because people who ate at the restaurant called and asked how they could get a pan of her greens or other soul food items. She told them she couldn’t send her food through the mail. Someone then told her, “Why don’t you start your own online store?” Brown already had been sending her food home with people. A woman in San Francisco “brings her cooler,” Brown says. “She’ll buy eight plates to take home with her.” And, she says, “Another man in Georgia, I’ll prepare food and put it in half size pans. I’ll do greens, yams, lima beans, … [Read more...] about Peggy Brown’s Food Slated to Go Online
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click to enlarge Mamava A lactation pod like this could soon be at the FedExForum Memphis’ first lactation pod for nursing mothers could be coming to the FedExForum later this year. The Shelby County Commission will vote later Monday on a resolution to purchase the pod from Mamava, a company that sells free standing lactation pods for mothers to pump or nurse in public. Mamava strives to “transform the culture of breastfeeding, “making it more optimistic, realistic, accommodating, and inviting for all mamas.” The approximate $25,000 pod that the county is considering purchasing will provide a safe, secure, non-bathroom location for mothers to pump or nurse. The pod at the FedExForum would be the first in West Tennessee. There are more than 450 Mamava pods around the county, including three in Tennessee. There are currently two in Nashville and one in Chattanooga. click to enlarge Employers are required to provide reasonable unpaid break … [Read more...] about FedExForum Could Get City’s First Pod For Nursing Mothers
I was in a European soccer riot when I was eight years old. Okay, this warrants an explanation. My family spent a memorable academic year (1976-77) in Torino, Italy, as my dad pursued his Ph.D. in economics. (He was studying people and policies in the country under Cavour, Italy's first prime minister.) I was in 2nd grade at the time and fell in love with the city's renowned soccer club, Juventus. I Bianconeri ("the Black and Whites") were to Italian calcio what the New York Yankees are to American baseball. No Italian club has won more Serie A championships (35), and no Italian club sports as distinctive colors as the vertical stripes — yes, black and white — on Juve's home kits. Before I came to cheer the likes of Lou Brock and Ted Simmons of the St. Louis Cardinals, I had posters of Roberto Bettega and Dino Zoff on my bedroom wall. click to enlarge In the spring of ’77, Juventus beat Spain's Athletic Bilbao to win the UEFA Cup for the first time. Now known … [Read more...] about Forza Calcio!
click to enlarge Courtesy Stax Museum of American Soul Music Classic singles from the heyday of soul music at Stax We're seeing a lot of ways to honor the history of Memphis in this, its 200th year, but few are as fun as the Memphis biSOULtennial Countdown, sponsored by the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. It began with a special listening event and discussion at Crosstown Arts last month, where panelists Dr. Charles Hughes (Rhodes College), DJ Eddie Hankins (WEVL-FM), Tonya Dyson (Memphis Slim House), Kameron Whalum (Stax Music Academy artist in residence), and Jared Boyd ("The Daily Memphian") discussed two selections from their personal top ten Memphis soul tracks from 1957-75. Not content to leave it at that, Stax opened up an online ballot so everyone can pick their own favorites from that period. Anyone who wishes to voice their choice can still do so before June 30th. To that end, Stax created a 200-song playlist on Spotify to review all the ballot … [Read more...] about A ‘biSOULtennial’ Playlist For the Ages From Stax Museum
Christina McCarter loves a good charcuterie board, she says. She loves the variety, the grazing aspect. McCarter, who runs City Tasting Tours, knows where all the good food is. One would be wise to follow her. On Sunday, June 23rd, she's hosting the Craft Food and Wine Festival at One Commerce Square. Tickets for the early session are sold out, but there are still tickets available for the second session, starting at 6:30 p.m. At the festival, guests will receive a board (which they can keep) that has a slot for a wine glass. Then they can sample the fare from some 41 local and regional vendors. click to enlarge click to enlarge There will be Andouille sausage and picklings from Rizzo's; cured meats and cheeses from Grove Grill; pita chips, feta dip and olives from the Grecian Gourmet; bagels and pretzels from Dave's Bagels; beers from Crosstown; ciders from Long Road; and much more. The festival is a zero-waste event, with only compostable … [Read more...] about Craft Food and Wine Festival Coming Sunday