Christmas is almost here
Decemeber 18, 2014
Christmas is almost here
Decemeber 18, 2014
Restaurants open for Christmas, holiday meal takeout
by Mark Jordan
Dec 8, 2014
Here is a list of some of the restaurants that will be open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, followed by a list of some restaurants offering Christmas dinner items for takeout. Restaurateurs can add information to this list by posting a comment to this story at commercialappeal.com or on the Southern Tastes page at facebook.com/sotastes, or e-mail it to email@example.com:
Cooper St. 20/20, 800 S. Cooper St, is accepting pre-orders through Dec. 17 for holiday meals to be picked up 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 22-23 or 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 24. The menu includes: quiche lorraine ($16), spinach strata ($14), butternut squash with sage butter stuffed shells ($22), duck gumbo ($18), shrimp gumbo with rice ($18), creamed spinach with artichoke casserole ($22), corn fritter casserole ($22), scalloped potatoes ($22). To order, call 901-871-6879, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or order in person during regular business hours.
Source: Commercial Appeal
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Restaurants specializing in wings could soon outnumber barbecue restaurants in Memphis and maybe even churches. Wings are seemingly everywhere, sneaking their way onto the menus of all types of restaurants.
Mosa Asian Bistro
Mosa may not be the first place you think of when it comes to wings, but if you are looking for something a little different, it should be. They've had a Sriracha style for about three months now and debuted the Rainbow Wings last month.
The Rainbow Wings feature a panang curry dipping sauce, which is a game changer. Owner Michelle Pao Levine says the sauce is the same sauce as in their Rainbow Panang Curry dish. "It's a super special sauce because of all the amazing ingredients we use: fresh lime, lemongrass, and panang curry, to name a few," she says. The curry is sweet, spicy, and tangy all at once. It seriously brings your tongue to life. The wings are considered a special order item, so they do take a little longer to prepare — about 10 minutes per order. Customers can dip them in the sauce or slather them at will. (I recommend the latter.)
An order of four is $5, and an order of six is $6.50.
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We’ve been itching to try the new menu at Ciao Bella for a while now. So when The Flyer got a chance to grab lunch with I Love Memphis’s Holly Whitfield, we jumped at it. I mean, come on. Wouldn’t you like to have lunch with this charming person? (photomissing)
We started with the Tuscan White Bean & Kale Soup ($4 cup). And you know what? There’s something special about that soup.
Here’s Ciao Bella executive chef Branon Mason: “I grew up eating soul food,” says Mason, “so I try to incorporate that into some of my recipes.”
In the white bean soup, that meant eschewing vinegar in favor of a top-secret pepper juice. Which pepper juice, precisely? Mason wouldn’t say. But the soup was pretty tasty: warm and full-bodied, with a playful kick from its secret ingredient.
Next it was time for the BLTA&E($9). Piled high with avocado (A) and fried egg (E), this hefty sandwich also features roasted garlic aioli on wheatberry bread. This ain’t your mama’s BLT, and I predict it will be a big hit. (photomissing)
My favorite dish of the day was definitely the Piccolo Sara ($10, pictured at top of page). It’s a simple variation on the classic Italian flavor combination: spinach + cherry tomatoes + parmesan. But at Ciao Bella, they swap out the fresh tomatoes for sun-dried, and ditch the parmesan in favor of goat cheese.
It’s an inspired combination: wonderfully light, with lots of room for the fresh flavors to shine through. Also, as Holly points out in her recent post for I Love Memphis, it's great for carb-loading, whether you happen to be training for this Saturday's St. Jude Marathon—or you're just a person who likes carbs (:
Source: Hungry Memphis
If you're running in this weekend's Memphis St. Jude Marathon or half marathon, congratulations! You're incredible. And you are going to need some serious fuel.
Here is a totally brand-new list of places to carb and calorie load before and after the big race. It's a good mix of both established and new places to eat in Memphis. Check out last year's 13 Places to Carb Load for the St. Jude Memphis Marathon 2013 edition, too.
1. Ciao Bella (565 Erin Drive)
Ciao Bella is a family-run Italian restaurant in East Memphis with pizza, pastas, sandwiches, and more for lunch and dinner. Try their new Piccolo Sara pasta with penne, goat cheese, sun dried tomatoes, and spinach, then add chicken or shrimp if you like.
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