We all know this.
I love cooking, but I have to be in the right mood. If I'm not, well...let's just say a lot of peanut butter sandwiches get eaten in my house.
And I'm often busy, or at least have a kind of weird schedule.
So when I found out about Cooper Street 20/20, run by Kathy Katz, who used to cook for the Southern College of Optometry, I had to go. Kathy makes already prepared, frozen or refrigerated entrees, sides, soups, and sauces that you can basically grab, go, and thaw/cook at home. I was offered several things to try, plus it's super close to my neighborhood, on the northern edge of Cooper-Young (800 S. Cooper), maybe 5 minutes from Overton Square.
They have a pretty basic set-up: go in, to the right are fridges and freezers full of prepared foods, a jams and jellies display, and to the left there's a little counter with biscotti, crackers, and various other goodies, and the cash register. They also have a little table with a ton of Memphis magazines (including Edible Memphis, one of my faves - I even have a couple of their food illustrations hung in my dining room!), newsletters, and announcements.
View full review at History and Pearls blog.