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Some of our favorite chefs and restauranteurs are sharing their tried-and-true, best of the best Southern entertaining recipes, and you’ll want to bookmark every single one! From a delicious twist on pecan pie to comeback sauce guests can’t get enough of … it’s everything you need for a spring soirée!
Muddy’s Bake Shop Chef Kat Gordon shares her family recipe for pecan pie. Buttery crust, toasted pecans, gooey filling and bourbon-spiked whipped cream make it a staple.
You can’t go wrong with a great fried green tomato and addictive comeback sauce. It’s the perfect Southern bite, great for parties too! Image: Justin Fox Burks for The Southern Pantry Cookbook
The savory touch of bacon with the crisp earthiness of fresh vegetables make this Southern classic delicious and healthy. And omit the rice for a tasty bean dip!
Whether served as a meal, appetizer or canapé, this open-faced turkey and bacon sandwich with bubbly, melted Mornay cheese sauce is a to-die-for Southern recipe. Image: Chris Witzke via The Brown Hotel
Easy, versatile and unpretentious, this elegant dish works well for a small dinner party or a on a buffet for a large gathering. Here is Chef Chip Dunham’s recipe for Shrimp & Grits.
Ashley Mac’s version of this Southern classic is made with sharp cheddar cheese and includes toasted pecans. It’s delicious and easy! Image: Huckleberry Collective
This light-green cucumber spread is a Kentucky tradition, named for Jennie Benedict, who ran a tearoom in Louisville, KY, in the early 1900s. Here’s the recipe.
Boiled peanuts are one the South’s most favorite snack foods. Chef George McMillan of FoodBar in Birmingham, AL, shares his recipe for this salty treat.
Deviled eggs are the classic Southern party snack. Chef Murphy Vaughn at Silo in Nashville, TN, takes his deviled eggs up a notch in this crowd-pleasing recipe.
Lisa Gwatney spends her days working for FedEx (a company she considers the best in the world), and her nights and weekends as reigning World Food Champion. Learn her fascinating back story!
Katie Savage and Brooke Levy, the women behind Blue Pencil Home, are changing the lives of Memphians, one organized home at a time. Find out what led them down this path and their top tip for keeping a home organized.
Today’s FACE of Memphis is making a positive influence on young women — in a big way. Meet the CEO of Girl Scouts Heart of the South, Melanie Schild!
She started a bakery business in her home kitchen to provide her customers with irresistible treats and to make a difference in Memphis. Meet Kelsey Loebel, FACE of Memphis!
From third grade teacher to principal broker of Coldwell Banker Collins-Maury, she found her calling in real estate and now mentors agents in their careers. Meet Tiffany McLemore, our newest FACE of Memphis.
She is changing the lives of women who have survived human trafficking and prostitution through her role as executive director of Thistle & Bee. Meet Jordan Boss.
This new East Memphis eatery finds its roots in family heritage and good food. Get to know the man behind the new restaurant and find out his top recommendations from the menu.
She’s no stranger to hard work, and with the loss of her father to skin cancer, Dr. Purvisha Patel has a personal drive to make a difference in her dermatology patients’ lives. Meet our newest FACE of the South!
With a thriving dermatology practice and her own nationally recognized line of skincare products, today’s FACE of Memphis is helping her clients have healthier and more beautiful skin.
Amelia Thompson’s exuberant personality is rivaled only by her passion for our city and the arts. And she is putting her fundraising prowess to work for Ballet Memphis.
A kitchen fire couldn’t keep this beloved Memphis institution from reopening. Pete & Sam’s is back, serving the Italian fare and good times that have made it a Memphis favorite for the past 70 years.
An old family cookbook changed her life, then travel changed her outlook. Now, she’s taking that inspiration and whipping up delicious dishes and “cooktales.” Meet Andrea LeTard, our newest FACE of Memphis!
It’s an estate fit for a king! The 2018 King of Cotton Carnival’s home is as vibrant and colorful as the carnival itself, and it’s tailor-made for entertaining.
From launching her business and juggling the work-life balance to gardening tips, life advice and the little things that bring her joy, Tricia Hunt shares a peek into her world. Meet our newest FACE of Memphis!
Acclaimed local and national chefs will converge at Memphis’ Crosstown Concourse for Le Bon Appetit. Here are 10 award-winning chefs coming to this premier biennial event.
Meet today’s hard-working and inspiring FACE of Memphis: Heidi Shafer, current chairman of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners!
Hungry for a steak? Head downtown! A Southern-inspired steakhouse is the newest addition to the downtown Memphis dining scene.
Southern Reins, an incredible equine therapy program, inspires and nurtures individuals with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. Today, we’re thrilled to introduce you to our newest FACE of Memphis, co-founder of Southern Reins, Courtney Smith!
Memphis opens its first food hall, thus joining the culinary movement that has swept the nation. Take an inside look at the South Main Market in downtown Memphis! Image: Ronnell Bowens for Food Drank Culture
Indian Pass Raw Bar’s new spot near Overton Square is serving up the fresh Gulf seafood that made the original Florida hot spot famous.
A Memphis wedding filled with surprises (disco dance party anyone?!) and an absolutely stunning reception that you’d never believe was in the bride’s front yard!
Pickling summer vegetables is a Southern tradition. Chef Ryan Trimm of Sweet Grass in Memphis, TN, shares his recipe for tangy & crunchy pickled green beans and okra.
Take a walk down memory lane with the Memphis restaurants we miss most. Locals share their favorite memories around these iconic and beloved eateries.
Listed among VOGUE’s “Most Anticipated American Restaurant Openings in 2018,” The Gray Canary offers a dining experience you don’t want to miss.
She wants to make a difference in the healthcare industry, so she joined an MBA program. Meet this driven and dynamic doctor, student and mom, Caley Spotts.
Treat your pooch to the scrumptious, organic, gluten-free and guilt-free goodies at Hollywood Feed Fresh Bakery!
Carolina Watershed is a hip haven within metal grain silos — with a backyard, natural amphitheater, handcrafted cocktails and creative Southern fare.
There is nothing better to warm you up on a cold day than a steaming bowl of soup. Here are eight great soups in Memphis! Image: The Liquor Store
Is your resolution for the new year to eat better? If so, here are our recommendations for healthy restaurants with food you actually want to eat! Image: Justin Fox Burks for City Silo Table + Pantry
“You are stronger than you think and more capable than you believe. You can make a difference,” says Kirby Dobbs Floyd. Meet our inspiring new FACE of Memphis.
One rock ‘n’ roll tour, three months in a van and two hearts falling in love — Taylor and Josh’s love story is the stuff movies are made of.
The Liquor Store on Broad Avenue is the hippest new spot in town, offering a blend of old-school dishes and Cuban-inspired fare.
Inspired by a dermatologist from her youth, Dr. Allison Jones now enjoys a career paying it forward by helping her patients. Meet today’s FACE of Memphis!
What do chefs serve at home for the holidays? Twelve of our favorite local chefs and restaurateurs share their beloved holiday dishes. Image: Folk’s Folly
What happens when three talented and successful restaurateurs join forces? You get Sunrise Memphis, a Medical District restaurant that serves up the best breakfast, lunch & brunch in town! Image: Sunrise Memphis
Impress your guests with this luxurious foie gras appetizer from Chef Ben Smith of Tsunami restaurant. Here’s the recipe! Image: Tsunami
Justin Fox Burks of The Chubby Vegetarian blog and cookbook brings us this creative carrot “lox” recipe. Prepare to amaze your friends (& your palate)! Image: Justin Fox Burks
This savory seafood cheesecake is a generations-old recipe from Chef Alyssa Holliday’s St. Augustine, Florida, roots. It’s decadent and delicious — try it! Image: Le Jardin Gourmet to Go
Chef Jody Moyt shares his grandmother’s — and now Lafayette’s Music Room’s — incredibly delicious chocolate chess pie recipe. Image: Lafayette’s Music Room
Take your appetizer game to new levels with this creative twist on the Southern classic — pumpkin deviled eggs from Chef Ryan Trimm of Sweet Grass. Image: Sweet Grass
Local Restaurateur Kevin Keough of Cafe Keough shares his Irish mother’s scrumptious and soul-nourishing recipe for Welsh rarebit. Get ready to drool! Image: Visit Wales
Folk’s Folly Chef Max Hussey shares a holiday recipe near and dear to his heart, his mother’s oyster dressing with tarragon and Gruyère. Image: Folk’s Folly
Cookbook author Perre Magness stirs up memories of Christmases past with this old-school Southern boiled custard. Try this drop-dead delicious recipe!
The Peabody Hotel’s Executive Chef shares a recipe from his childhood in Austria, and this hazelnut brittle makes the perfect dessert garnish (or snack)!
The matriarch of the Vergos family, Tasia Vergos, shares a favorite side of their family get-togethers, her beloved Greek castana (chestnut) dressing.
Two chefs — one creating sublime savory dishes, the other making marvelous desserts — are breathing new life into Interim Restaurant. How sweet (and savory) it is!
Looking to truly impress at a dinner party? Make McEwen’s mouthwatering Creole-spiced braised pork osso buco, and get ready for the compliments!
Chef Patrick Reilly of the Majestic Grille shares his crowd-pleasing roasted root vegetable side dish, made addictive with its Asian spices and maple syrup.
Memphis native Meg Crosby owns a successful business and plays a tremendous role in bettering the city and giving back to the community. Meet our newest FACE!
The holiday season brings with it the search for the perfect hostess gift. Check out our favorite locally made food gifts that are sure to please any recipient!
Starting with one employee in a male-dominated field, she has grown Clarion Security to be the largest female-owned company in town. Meet Kim Heathcott, our newest FACE of Memphis.
This locally owned, independent bookstore with in-house eatery, Libro, is Memphis’ new community gathering hub. Eat, drink, read and socialize at Novel.
She started a bakery business in her home kitchen to provide her customers with irresistible treats and to make a difference in Memphis. Meet Kelsey Loebel, today’s FACE of Memphis!
With a makeover and a creative culinary duo at the helm, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens’ cafe, Park + Cherry, is a lunchtime destination in its own right. Image: Park + Cherry
Crosstown Concourse’s newest eatery is an urban-casual gathering spot where you can grab a tasty bite, watch a game, visit with friends and play a board game. Image: Next Door American Eatery
Katie never expected to be the one-millionth visitor to the Memphis Zoo, but it cemented her love for the zoo and led to her fabulous wedding celebration.
A pioneer in women’s health, Dr. Susan G. Murrmann not only takes care of the needs of her patients but she helps empower them to be the best they can be.
She not only cares for and inspires her congregation, but she is also is helping to foster unity throughout Memphis. Meet today’s FACE, Rabbi Katie Bauman.
Enjoy a “Front Porch Sipper” and tasty snacks as the sun goes down over the Mighty Mississippi at Beale Street Landing’s new eatery, The Front Porch. Image: Majestic Hospitality Group
Farmers market season is in full swing! Discover a wide variety of locally produced FINDS just perfect for your home and table.
South Main’s newest eatery is a sprawling, laid-back neighborhood joint with a creative chef who’s taking the menu to the next level. Get ready to drool!
Just in time for Father’s Day, James Davis has a revolutionary new approach to buying a dress shirt. A five-minute fitting, $98 and seven days later, your guy’s custom-fit shirt is ready! Here’s how.
What goes into being a contestant — and a judge — at the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in Memphis? Let’s take a look behind the curtain!
Whether he’s serving up Kajiki, Nairagi, Opakapaka or Uku, Tsunami Chef Ben Smith has been pushing the culinary envelope and expanding customers’ palates for nearly 20 years!
Crosstown Concourse’s first eatery brings creative vegetarian dishes to the equally innovative neighborhood. It’s fresh, organic food made with heart, and you’ll “heart” it too! Image: Mama Gaia
There is absolutely no shortage of things to do at Shelby Farms Park. Here is your ultimate guide to The Park. Map out your next visit … Image: Rebecca Dailey/SFPC
Grab your amigas and enjoy a girls’ night of margaritas and tacos at one of these fabulous taquerias. Here are some of our favorite tacos in Memphis! Image: Babalu Tapas & Tacos
The new and improved Highland Strip is abuzz with fabulous eateries, fun hangouts and excellent shops. Here’s your guide to this historically beloved enclave! Image: Carolyn Pollan of RoyalBeeArtCompany
Chef Ryan Trimm, a coastal cuisine aficionado, adds a top-notch oyster bar and shareable plates — and takes his neighborhood bistro to the next level.
Successful restaurateur and local farm advocate Mac Edwards strikes again with elevated comfort food and a cozy vintage atmosphere. Check out Brooks Pharm2Fork!