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At Morgan Keegan, our employees are no strangers to making dreams come true. And they often continue their good work outside of the office, like Kathryn Perry does. Kathryn leads a group of colleagues from our Memphis offices to help support the Perea Preschool. What started seven years ago as a holiday effort to provide school uniforms, winter coats and toys to children in need, now is a year-round fundraising and volunteering effort. Kathryn is just one of many committed volunteers who work at Morgan Keegan. Together, they put in tens of thousands of hours each year actively working with and raising money for charity in our communities. As a company, we’re also deeply involved in our communities through municipal bond underwriting, sponsorships and corporate giving. Kathryn is one of thousands of Morgan Keegan employees who are committed to helping our clients achieve their financial goals through sound investment advice. Nice work, Kathryn. Please visit morgankeegan.com to learn more about the good work we do every day.

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CONTENTS

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November 2009 Volume IV • Number 2

STYLE & FASHION

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A la Mode by Lawson+Moore

9 OUTTAKES

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Connections: Food Brought Us Delicacies and Dance

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Symphony League Honors its Past, Looks to the Future

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Opera Offerings at Gala Fundraiser

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Blue Dog Comes to Le Bonheur

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Fundraiser Helps Visible School Move into the City

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Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association Fed Souls at Fundraiser

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Art Under a Hot Tin Roof hosts two parties

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Early Holiday Shopping at Hope

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On Broadway with Mary Harvey Gurley ”Memphis” the Musical Opens in New York

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Rendezvousing at the River for St. Jude

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THE CULTURE PAGES

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Space + Interior Design By Lisa Mallory.

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People and Places Biz Buzz

REGULARS

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It Happened at Howard Hall Celebrating the 20th Birthday of the Children’s Museum

Celebrity Servers Help Child Advocacy Center Help Children

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VIP Health and Beauty: Keratin is “Skin Care” for the Hair by Sheila Zaricor-Wilson

59 Chefs gone wild for Thanksgiving

Marketing: Back To Basics – by Amy Howell of Howell Marketing Strategies Opening Doors by Janie Hopkins of Coleman-Etter, Fontaine Realtors Just Out of the Spotlight, the Movie Lady Reports Indie Memphis Comes of Age

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love the clever double entendre “ Fall for the Arts” which I read recently in a New England publication. In this fall season, the arts and arts-related events have burst upon the scene, and we have all surely fallen hard. VIP Memphis covered events at the opera, the ballet, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, and Indie Memphis (our Movie Lady reported), and we were delighted by the artworks of Felix Sherman, George Rodrigue and Roy Lichtenstein. Also, the Memphis Music Foundation kicked off its first Memphis Music Week in October, and we were there. Mary Harvey Gurley has provided us with a first-hand report of the opening of Memphis the musical in New York. For myself, this month I was “carried away” (pardon the pun) by the Caryn Scheidt exhibition of Lucite purses at the Dixon (see People and Places section inside for more ). VIP Memphis is very excited to be introducing a new feature entitled Spaces+ focusing on the wonderful world of interior design. We will be talking to some of Memphis’ most talented designers who will provide private views into the homes of some of their best clients. For our first article, we are thrilled to spotlight the work of Lisa Mallory Interior Design. Our own Lawson+Moore have another great al la mode fashion spread for us this month. (what did we ever do without them?) Their theme is“ Lost in Translation” which represents a time when fashion was fun and edgy...80’s. They told me that the vendors they have used aren't on the biggest billboards on Poplar Ave, but packed inside these demure boutiques lies“ retro glam” at its best. This issue definitely has a focus on food, which I am sure you have figured out from our gorgeous cover. The main culinary feature is five chefs “going where the wild things are”, and if Thanksgiving is about sharing our bounty, the realtors at Coleman, Etter-Fontaine have kindly provided some of their favorite recipes. Take it from me, those Janie Hopkins butter cookies are to die for.

ABOUT

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Kat Semrau kat@vipmag.com

ADMINISTRATOR Lorne Semrau lorne@vipmag.com

EDITOR Anne Cunningham O’Neill anne@vipmag.com

GRAPHIC DESIGN Donna Donald, Director

While we are on the subject of food, do not miss the first annual Downtown Dining Week (Nov. 8 to 14). I cannot tell you how much I loved these special dining weeks when I lived in New York, as it gave me a great excuse to try lots of fabulous restaurants at very special prices. Please partake of this great opportunity which is a collaboration between local restaurateurs and the C C C. Just one more thing. I want to mention that Memphis' own Perre Coleman Magness has a new food blog, The Runaway Spoon.com. It is really delightful with great photographs and text, delicious recipes and clever graphics. Run right there, right now. If you are wondering about that kooky picture of myself and my husband dressed fit to kill, we were indeed heading out to a Halloween party hosted by Cynthia and Charles Thompson. As to the provenance of my fine fashions, the furs were inherited from my grandmother, and the tiara was lent by my great friend Julie Ellis, who wore it as a Memphi duchess. Evarist's outfit is all his except the homburg hat that belonged to my father. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! F

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Bridges Center on a beautiful moonlit October night. Besides the amazing gourmet food by top chefs (Karen Carrier,

Tim Barker, Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman, Kelly English and Jenny Dempsey) and exquisite wine pairings, four short ballets were created and performed for the diners’ delight and entertainment. Karen Carrier and volunteer-extraordinaire Kate Duignan worked very hard to make sure this year's event was the best yet. Martha Hall Foose, whose

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he Memphis Symphony League sponsored “Perfect Party II” to benefit the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. The party was held on the Peabody Rooftop, and the evening included cocktails, dinner and dancing to the swing music of the Doctors Band. The event's theme was“Honoring Our Past – Looking to Our Future”, which was meant to pay tribute to past Presidents of the Symphony League and embrace the challenges of keeping an active support base for the Orchestra. The “HEBE” Award was presented to Joyce Cobb, and Theatre Memphis’ Debbie Litch starred in a creative tribute to Past Presidents, of which she is one. The ever energetic Billie Jean Graham was the event Chairman, and Nancy Lou Jones is League President.F Photography by Mark O. Ramirez

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Wurzburg which honored famous Louisiana "Blue Dog" artist George Rodrigue and his wife, Wendy. The Rodrigues were in town to visit Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center to paint with patients. Rob and Jan Sawyer had been instrumental in inviting the Rodrigues to Le Bonheur. The Sawyersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; three-year-old son, Nolan, was a patient earlier this year at the hospital, and Jan drew

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O U T TA K E S Eve & Craig Lazarov

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fountain by Chef Robert Hayes as well as a silent auction to benefit the U of M's Architecture and Design Library. The event was hosted by Women in Architecture and sponsored by Nell Dickerson, AIA. Next came Memphis Heritage's major Architectural Auction fundraiser where hundreds of preserved items from Memphis's past went to the highest bidders. Something for everyone included in the both live and silent auctions were Larry & Mary Evelyn Pafford

architectural artifacts, historic antiques, items from two movie sets and a lot more. It was a great party with tents on the lawn of Howard Hall and food provided by Blue Fin, Circa and Celtic Crossing. F Photography by Christina Trask

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O U T TA K E S Mark Jordan, Tracy Brandenberger, Steve Owens & Chris Eggerman

Rendezvousing at the River for St. Jude

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he Friends of St. Jude recently held a cocktail fundraiser at the Cadre building downtown called “A Black, White and Red Ball.” A glamorous group of young professionals were in attendance and Almost Famous performed at the event, which also featured restaurant tastings and a silent auction. Steve Owens, the chairperson, said later that the River Rendezvous was a huge success. “Everyone had a great time, and we raised a lot of money for the kids at St. Jude. We greatly appreciate everyone coming out to support the Friends of St. Jude Memphis group and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.” The generous sponsors of the event were: Cadre Building; Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals; Michael Nunn @ Second to Nunn Design;Itta Bena; B.B. King’s; The Rendezvous; and Hollywood Casino. F Photography by Mark O. Ramirez Stephanie Beliles & Morgan Hatchett

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Celebrity Servers Help Child Advocacy Center Help Children

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Virginia Stallworth, Carol W. Prentiss & Anita Pohlman Penny Aviotti, Bruce Hopkins & Pete Aviotti

as that Harrison Ford waiting tables at the 20th Anniversary Child Advocacy Center's Chefs' Celebrity Gala at the U of M Holiday Inn? On closer inspection, turns out it was Bruce Hopkins of First Tennessee, one of over 100 "celebrity servers" helping out. Maybe they are not movie stars, but all the volunteer servers are stars in our community and let's face it---good sports too. The hundreds of guests were treated to a delicious five-course gourmet meal prepared by a team of premiere chefs from the American Culinary Federation, Greater Memphis Chapter which sponsored the gala along with Sysco Memphis In addition to the fabulous food, the Jim Johnson Orchestra got people up and dancing to his big band sound. As always, in addition to the silent auction, the unique teddy bear surprises "bearing" (pardon the pun) gift certificates for jewelry, vacations, restaurants and original artwork were a huge hit. Under the leadership of Carol W. Prentiss, this premier fundraiser for the Memphis Child Advocacy Center was a resounding success, and the proceeds will help our communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most vulnerable members --- children at risk for abuse. Words really do not do justice to Carol's role, for as Nancy Williams, Executive Director of the Center has said of her: "She is more than a mentor; she literally mothered the Child Advocacy Center into existence and continues to nurture our growth."F Photography by Mark O. Ramirez Mickie & Steve Nabers

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O U T TA K E S Mark Giannini, Amy Cowman, Ken Steorts, Diane Gordon, Kris Kourdouvelis & Sharon Gray

Fundraiser Helps Visible School Move into the City

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he Visible School's Host Committee, chaired by Mark Giannini, held a concert and lawn party fundraiser in Eads recently. The event was held at Giannini's home and the live music was provided by Visible School Musicians with special guest Al Kapone and introducing Autumn Fox. The outstanding food and beverages were donated by Owen Brennan's. The party was to raise funds to help the Visible School move into the city to the 200 Madison Building, which will enable it to continue to prepare college students for effective service in the music industry and in the church.F Photography by Christina Trask

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O U T TA K E S

Art Under a Hot Tin Roof hosts two parties

A

post-screening party for the film "Wake" was held during the 12th Annual Indie Memphis

Shane Tilston & Andrew Lawton Michael Sapienza & Andre Garrett

Film Festival. The gathering to celebrate this Andrew Lawton entry was at Art Cynthia Ham & Jeff Sanford

Under a Hot Tin Roof on South Main. F Photography by Mark O. Ramirez

Shelia Quann Regina Heinz, Mila Mazor, Felix Sherman & Irima Malish

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wine and cheese artist's reception was held re-

cently at Art Under a

Hot Tin Roof on South Main to

launch an exhibition of the works of Felix Sherman. Widely Magan & Corey Klein

collected in the United States, Europe, Japan, Israel and Singapore, Sherman is a Russian-born artist who has lived and worked in New York since 1993. The show will last through November 18th.F

Kay Robinson & Chuck Woodall

Photography by Mark O. Ramirez

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Mamel & Shellie McCain

Kat Semrau & Felix Sherman

O U T TA K E S Dr. Michelle Culbreth & Sue Ann Bowers

Early Holiday Shopping at Hope

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his year's Hope Market Square,

sponsored by the women's ministry at Hope Presbyterian

Church, attracted over 110 vendors-- some favorites from years past and many new ones. There were cooking demonstrations, and gourmet food was

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sold all day. Special musical guests entertained on the Sanctuary stage, and of course as always it was a shopping extravaganza of clothes, jewelry, accessories and gift items for hundreds of happy attendees. F Photography by Mark O. Ramirez

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VIP Outing

On Broadway with Mary Harvey Gurley

”Memphis” the Musical Opens in New York

G

uests for the opening of the new

pointing to many that the CD was not yet

Broadway musical Memphis were

available for purchase.

welcomed to the Shubert Theatre

Written by Joe DiPietro ("I Love You,

by the Peabody Ducks and duck master

You're Perfect, Now Change"), as you may

Jason Sensat on Monday evening, October

know by now, Memphis is the story of Huey

19th.

Calhoun, a white radio DJ whose love of

I was privileged to be among a group of

music transcends race lines and airwaves.

Memphians who travelled to New York to

While building both his radio following

represent our city for this very special night.

and concert series, Huey falls in love with

On hand to watch the exciting premiere

black singer Felicia, played by native Ten-

were Pat Halloran, President of the Or-

nessean, Montego Glover. Chad Kimball

pheum Theatre, Kevin Kane, President and

plays Huey Calhoun (loosely based on the

CEO of the Memphis Convention and Visi-

real-life '50s disc jockey Dewey Phillips).

tors Bureau, Regena Bearden, Kelly Earnest,

Following the performance, guests

Honey and Rudi Scheidt, Steve Earhart, Pat

were invited to the post-party at the Hard

and Gina Neely, Doug and Andrea Edwards,

Rock Café. Several hundred attendees con-

and Gina and Jim Wiertelak.

gratulated the performers and the Mem-

The music dramatically brings our city to life and is the creation of original Bon

phis delegation for an incredible opening performance.

Jovi keyboardist David Bryan. For someone

While reviews have been somewhat

who has never lived here, Bryan captures

mixed, Memphis is the only original show

the heart and soul of Memphis with mov-

appearing on Broadway this season, and it

ing 50’s era R&B, rock and gospel. It is a

may very well be the best publicity our city

creative exploration of our musical and

has received in a long time. I feel sure that

racial history. The audience clapped along

theatergoers to this musical will want to

and gave rousing ovations during many

travel South to hear our music, eat our

scenes of the play. In fact, it was disap-

food and delve into our history. For my part, and for all of us who "feel" the soul of Memphis, the show is a not-to-bemissed hit.F

Kevin Kane with Montego Glover, star of Memphis & Regena Bearden

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Mike Conley Bowl-n-Bash

PEOPLE & PLACES

The second annual Mike Conley Bowl-n-Bash was held not long ago at the Barlett Lanes at 6276 Stage Road. Conley (of course) was on hand along with other Grizzlies players. Tournament participants won Grizzlies tickets, movie passes, gift cards, and trophies, and the proceeds went to benefit Special Olympics and the Memphis Police Sports FederQuishon Rhodes, Lisa Taylor, Trey Gilder, Mike Conley & Rudy Gay ation..

Mardi Gras on Main Street Kooky Canuck’s Kick-off for Red Carpet Bash The Hollywood Casino St. Jude Red Carpet Bash Kick-Off Party was held recently at Kooky Canuck. Everyone is looking forward to the 9th annual Bash which is to be held on November 7th at the Hollywood Casino, Tunica.

Joan Matthew with Dr. Fred & Gayle Heros

Collierville's historic town square was transformed into the French Quarter for the 17th Annual Partners in Preservation Party and Taste of the Town. More than 500 guests grabbed their beads and let the good times roll at "Mardi Gras on Main Street," which included specialties from 25 area restaurants, live entertainment provided by Van Gogh’s Ear plus a live and silent auction.

Lana Danko, Michelle Hodges & Beth Auttonberry

IRIS Orchestra Welcomes Midori On October 3, IRIS Orchestra kicked off its10th season by welcoming back renowned violinist Midori for an encore performance. To help IRIS celebrate, the Germantown Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) Guild hosted an opening night party following the concert for patrons and musicians. About 500 persons attended. Among those who attended were IRIS Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Michael Stern and IRIS guest soloist Midori, Jay and Elizabeth Mednikow, Bob Mednikow and jewelry designer Elizabeth Locke. Also attending were Jean Mathews Crawford and Michele Crump as well as Marty Regan, IRIS board chair and Anne Kenworthy, IRIS executive director.

Jim & Rebecca Matthews, Terri & Gary Smith, Scott Smith & Tran Bui Smith, Jennifer & Danny Thompson

Launch of “Memphis Means Music” Week Business, religious, education and community leaders joined the Memphis Music Foundation at the Majestic Grill downtown for the exciting announcement of a civic pride campaign developed to celebrate Memphis music and its significance in our city. Held from October 24-31, "Memphis Means Music Week" utilized music to bring Memphians together and create conversations about music as an economic engine for the city. The campaign included citywide events such as live performances at Wolfchase Mall, the RiverArts Festival and Memphis Pops Festival, plus special activities at local restaurants, retail outlets and churches.

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Elizabeth Mednikow, Jay Mednikow, Elizabeth Locke, Michael Stern & Bob Mednikow MEMPHIS

Amalur Munoz, Lee Warren & Alex Matlock

Big Scoop for Ronald McDonald House

Book Signing at What’s Hot

I screamed, you screamed, we all screamed for…the Big Scoop Ice Cream Festival held recently at AutoZone Park. More than $42,000 was raised for Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Memphis. In its fifteenth year, the festival attracted over 2,100 people who enjoyed ice cream to the music of Caribbean Sound and the unmistakable beats of the Watoto de Afrika Dance group. Oscar Atkinson, Kristin Lockhart of SEACAP Financial teamed up with Russ Williams of archer malmo and Mackie Gober of SEACAP

Golf Tournament Honored Scott Messmore

Lisa Patton of Memphis has written her first book entitled Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'Easter There were book signings and parties all over town to celebrate this occasion. VIP Memphis magazine missed her at Davis Kidd and at a party held at Emily Freeburg Kay's home, but we thankfully caught up with this busy miss at Germantown's What's Hot boutique. We got there early to beat the crowd, and we had the privilege of visiting with Lisa and her friend,Vicki Olson, the shop's gracious owner. The book tells the hilarious story of a Memphis woman whose husband uproots the family to move to Vermont and run an inn. Patton paints the charming fish-out-ofwater tale of one woman who learns to stand up for herself against all odds. This is a "must read", and a portion of the proceeds from the book's sale are being donated to an organization in support of single mothers. The really good news is that a sequel is already being planned!

The Scott Messmore Memorial Golf Tournament was held recently at Germantown Country Club in honor of the former President and CEO of MBI Workspace Solutions, Scott Messmore, who passed away earlier this year. The event raised over $20,000 in support of Junior Achievement, an organization to which Messmore was dedicated and for which he had served as Board Chair.

Lisa Patton & Vicki Olson

Lucite Handbag Collection at the Dixon

More Support for Ronald McDonald House Linda and Ernie Mannerino opened their home to guests at the couple’s fundraising cocktail party, where party-goers were invited to contribute to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Memphis. “Ronald McDonald House is a place where families find a friendly smile, words of encouragement, a shoulder to cry on and the support of those who go through the same day-to-day battle that they so bravely face. Our lives have been touched through our involvement with RMH and the more we learn, the more we want to be involved” said Ernie and Linda Mannerino.

Linda and Ernie Mannerino

Carry Me! Lucite Handbags from the Caryn Scheidt Collection is a celebration of 1950s fashion at its most glamorous. In this unique and fabulous new exhibit at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, the 150 plus handbags on display sparkle like fine jewels in their cases in a variety of shapes and a rainbow of colors. Dixon Board member, Caryn Scheidt, says she began collecting these remarkable bags because she saw them as sculptural and colorful and more than that, as “individual pieces of art.” The catalogue Carry Me! 1950s Lucite® Handbags: An American Fashion, written by Janice Berkson, will accompany the exhibition. This is a must see.

Lenore Torres of Lucite

Janice Berkson & Caryn Scheidt

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I Z… U Z Z… VIP Memphis reports on the buzz from some of our favorite businesses around town.

Shelton Introduces "M2M" for Women Shelton Clothiers of South Main is proud to announce that they are now introducing Made to Measure clothing for women. As the store says, "no department store sizes--made just for you," and now this slogan does not mean just for men. Shelton is one of a very few clothing stores in the country to cater specifically to women for M2M . Tom Shelton recently hosted a special week-night fitting event to officially celebrate his new service of tailoring suits for women, and he was very pleased to tell VIP that there had been" a great response."

No Hushing the Girls at Charlotte Charlotte Fine Jewelry recently hosted MPACT Memphis’ first Girls Night Out. Wine, snacks, jewelry and social networking for young professionals were on the party's agenda. Located at 7615 West Farmington Blvd in Germantown, Charlotte allows women to express their individual styles and personalities by designing their own jewelry using interchangeable parts. The jewelry is built on the concept of accent discs which fit into a variety of settings via a spring pin system to form unique rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. It is very cool. Lindsey Conrad- Nabors, Tanja Heeckt, Sarah Worden & Miranda Arstikaitis

What's in a Name---"Wink" is now "Southern Couture" Wink Boutique at 6150 Poplar has changed its name to Southern Couture. As owner Brandee Loving told VIP, "this new name just seems so perfect and reflects so many different aspects of fashion at every age." Regarding fall fashion trends which she has observed at market and fashion week, Brandee reports that it is all about "comfy Bohemian mixed with sparkle." Leggings, long sweaters, layered necklaces, and dresses worn as tops are the big trend-setters, she says,

Rick Thoren, Cathy Hobbs with Christine & Tom Shelton

and mixing in a little sparkle with sequins and rhinestones "can take your

Morgan Keegan Hosts Investment Presentation John Pettey and Wilson Moore of Morgan Keegan & Company recently hosted the annual investment presentation at the Memphis Country Club on “Where are the Markets Going” with guest speakers Tim Burger (Ivy Asset Strategy Fund) and Thomas Atteberry (FPA New Income Fund). There was a lively Q & A session after which everyone enjoyed cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres and “chewed over” what they had just learned from the distinguished fund specialists.

MEMPHIS Wilson Moore and John Pettey with Timothy Burger & Eric Blattner, both of Ivy Asset Strategy MEMPHIS

fashion up a notch." This season is all about expressing yourself and your personality. Brandee advises everyone to take advantage of the relaxed style and reflect who you truly are.

Brandee Loving

Elizabeth Locke Took Memphis by Storm Elizabeth Locke, the well-known jewelry designer was in town recently. Betty and Bob Mednikow hosted an exclusive private party in her honor to introduce Locke and her exquisitely beautiful collection to Memphis jewelry lovers. The glamorous event was held at Mednikow, and guests enjoyed vibrant Tuscan cuisine created by Alex Grisanti and Elfo's, as they sipped on signature peach bellinis. The fabulous floral displays were designed by Carolyn Browder, owner of the Main Branch, and featured roses, hydrangeas, and tiny heads of baby kale which were fashioned into "cabbage roses". The Mednikow's also hosted Locke and her husband John Staelin at the opening reception of Masterpieces from the Museo de Arte de Ponce at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and at the opening concert of the season for IRIS at GPAC featuring Midori, which Mednikow sponsored.

3 Unique Buildings Form New Court Square Center

Fontaine Taylor & Yorke Lawson

Court Square Center recently opened its doors to local brokers to show off the renovations of three iconic buildings located downtown on Main at Jefferson Ave. Coleman-Etter, Fontaine Realtors in partnership with Looney Ricks Kiss Architects and Howell M a r k e t i n g S t r a t e g i e s hosted the event, which included tours of the Lincoln American Tower, the Lowenstein Building and the brand new Court Annex II. Three different periods of architecture and design blend uniquely into the Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mixeduse address that includes residential, office and retail space.

Congratulations to First Alliance L. Hunt Campbell, President and CEO of First Alliance Bank, is proud to announce the celebration of ten years of business in the Memphis area. The Bank opened its first branch in September of 1999 with 8 employees. Today, First Alliance Bank has three branch offices in Memphis and one in Oakland, TN, with a total of 38 employees.

Chick-fil-A Encourages Community Kindness and Giving Patrons of the Chick-fil-A Midtown were given the opportunity to win one of several prizes as part of the new restaurant's "Git-N-Give" campaign to encourage community kindness and giving. As a result, five thousand dollars was awarded to grand prize winner, Madeira Hatcher--- to be split with her favorite charity, Boys and Girls Clubs of Memphis. The check presentations were made by First Tennessee and Chick-fil-A. Hatcher, a 25-year-old dentistry student from Nevada in her last year of school at UT Health Sciences Center in Memphis, was chosen from thousands of entries. Accepting the check on behalf of the Boys and Girls Club was Vinnie Borello, the President/CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Memphis.

L. Hunt Campbell & Jeff Camp Steve Collins, Maderia Hatcher, Vinnie Borello & Allison Webb

Jaffe Studio Celebrates Grand Opening

Rollin Riggs, Mike Brocato, Howard Stovall, Stacey Keene & Paul Chandler

Devon & Aaron Jaffe with Hal Jaffe & Emily May

Jaffe Studio celebrated the Grand Opening of their new location at 4902 Poplar Avenue in East Memphis this past month. Guests enjoyed a moon bounce, balloon sculptures and door prizes while touring the brand new studio.

Entertainment Experts Entertain! Resource Entertainment Group recently presented a downtown Alley Party and celebrated its 5th anniversary with an office open house. Entertainers included The Dempseys, Party Planet and The Soul Shockers.

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PR and Twitter:

It's Like Having Your Own Chief Information Officer by Amy Howell of Howell Marketing Strategies

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have written often about all the reasons I use Twitter—and the list continues to grow. The most important way I use Twitter is in the strategy of who I follow and what I keep up with. For example, I follow the national and local media on Twitter, other professionals in my industry and most importantly my clients and thought leaders in my clients’ industries. Not a day goes by that I don’t get the “ROI” (return on investment) question. My perspective on this as it relates to Twitter is based on the understanding that for me, Twitter is all about getting real time, great information as well as communicating with those that can add value to your life

and business. So often I come back with this question: How can you measure the ROI of conversation? Isn’t that what’s at the “heart” of social media? Don’t we all use conversation to generate revenue in most businesses? As I work with clients in the traditional space of PR and marketing, we are increasingly applying social media strategies mainly to their communications and PR efforts. Through this dynamic and rapidly changing process, I often find myself doubting, questioning my own opinions and challenging my brain to think differently—as a skeptic of social media. That is a difficult thing for someone who loves “conversation.” So, as a

Skeptic 1: “Twitter is a Time Waster.” My Common Response: It certainly can be, but it can also be a time saver, as it will help you organize information and easily sort out what you want to see, find what you need and monitor what your customers are doing. (Ah-ha! That will start the questions.) Skeptic 2: I mean, who cares what you are drinking, eating, going to…I mean I don’t even care what other people do! Who wants to know that stuff?” My Common Response: Absolutely true! You should only follow those that give you information you want. (Huh? This usually results in raising of eyebrows, scratching of head, more spamming of questions) People who say this obviously are not on Twitter and have no idea how much information (information + communication = profit) that can be derived from being on Twitter. Skeptic 3: “I don’t even have time to answer all my e-mail much less Twitter.” My Common Response: You can answer 10,000 people at one time. Can’t pay for that kind of word of mouth advertising, huh? Skeptic 4: “That chatter out there is too noisy, and I have no idea what I’d say.” My Common Response: How about finding 500 of your best clients, friends and prospects and saying what you know is great about your business? (hmmm…they are thinking about all the money they spent on print advertising maybe)

Amy Howell “Visit Howell Marketing online at http://howellmarketing.com/ to find new PR, marketing, and social-media related articles. If you have a question you would like addressed, e-mail amy@howell-marketing.com”

communicator and advocate of using social media for business, I am committed to thinking seriously about the other side of the coin and—by doing so—I am becoming better at my pitch and persuasion tactics. One thing I will tell you for sure is that the Internet is not going away, and social media will continue to evolve. In fact I read recently that 42 million women use social media, and they are the consumers most corporations need to reach! So here are the top 10 skeptical comments brought straight to you from real life experience and my common responses:

Skeptic 5: “Nobody can measure the ROI of social media.” My Common Response: Do you value communication and efficiency in mass spreading of information for your business? Skeptic 6: “Most companies aren’t using social media, and many are opting out of it.” My Common Response: Thanks to Twitter, I can show you many examples of those that are using social media successfully, and I can get you real time stats on what corporations are doing right now in the social media space (Did I mention Twitter is my CIO—Chief Information Officer) Skeptic 7: “It’s a fad like all other technology.” My Common Response: The Internet is not a fad. Then I whip out the latest article in the NY Times about growing trends in social media (It's amazing how quoting the NY Times can help with persuasion: Oh, and I just saw on Twitter that they now have over 2 million followers!) Skeptic 8: “I don’t have time.” My Common Response: Neither do I. Skeptic 9: “I don’t like people knowing so much about me.” My Common Response: Control your message (As I say all the time, be careful what you post on the internet. Comments are 3 things: Global, Permanent, and Discoverable—as in a court of law). Skeptic 10: “I don’t get it, and I don’t want to.” My Common Response: OK, let’s find you somebody who does (often times if we can find a social media champion, we can at least get businesses to monitor what’s going on). If Twitter is anything to me and my clients, it’s easily a monitoring tool and, for me, it’s information that I use daily: news, trends, best practices, great blogs by smart people, statistics, great resources, etc. It’s like having your own Chief Information Officer! F

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From Our House to Yours by Janie Hopkins As we look forward to November and December and the many celebrations that take place, the one thing that connects all of us in the Bluff City is the love of FOOD. The real estate business is no exception. A great tool we use in marketing a house is to hold a Realtors’ luncheon after the Tuesday company meeting where invited agents come to preview ‘a listing’ and enjoy some camaraderie around a table of delicious food. We at Coleman-Etter, Fontaine are renowned for providing homemade delicacies, which is another special service to our clients. Here are some of our best recipes used regularly at our luncheons which we hope all of you will enjoy. Bon Appétit!

Pimento Cheese – Jeanne Arthur

Inside-Out Ravioli – Mark Duke

Santa Fe Soup – Jenny Grehan

24-oz. grated cheese in any combination (Colby, Monterey Jack, Cheddar or Sharp Cheddar) Use the big round holes on standing grater 8-oz. diced pimentos with the juice 2 Tbsp. (heaping) of sweet pickle relish 4 Tbsp. mayonnaise (I use Duke’s or home made) 1 Tbsp. Durkee Famous Sauce 1 Tbsp. lemon juice ¼ tsp. black pepper 4 dashes Louisiana brand Hot Sauce (or more to taste) optional: ½ cup toasted almond slivers Stir the pimentos, relish, mayonnaise, Durkee’s, lemon juice, black pepper and hot sauce together in a bowl. When mixed together, pour into the cheese and stir until thoroughly mixed. Use as a spread on crackers as an hors d’oeuvre or as a sandwich on white, wheat, rye or pumpernickel bread. If mixture is too dry, add a little mayonnaise or put a tiny bit on each slice of bread. It is also good toasted and melted as an open face sandwich with soup or chili.

1 lb. ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 pkg. (10-oz.) frozen chopped spinach 1 can (16-oz.) spaghetti sauce 1 can (8-oz.) tomato sauce 1 can (6-oz.) tomato paste dash of pepper 1 pkg. (7-oz.) shell macaroni, cooked 1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded 2 eggs, beaten well ½ cup soft bread crumbs ¼ cup salad oil Brown ground beef with onion and garlic. Cook spinach according to package directions. Drain, reserving liquid. Add water to spinach liquid, if necessary, to make 1 cup. Stir spinach liquid, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce and paste and pepper into meat mixture. Simmer 10 minutes. Combine spinach with cooked macaroni, cheese, bread crumbs, eggs and salad oil. Spread in 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Top with meat sauce. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until hot. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Can be frozen or assembled ahead of time and heated when needed.

2 lbs. ground chuck or ground round 1 onion, chopped 2 pkg.(1¼-oz. each) El Paso Taco seasoning 2 pkg. (1-oz. total) powdered Ranch dressing 1 can pinto beans 2 cups water 1 can kidney beans 2 16-oz. cans white corn 1 16-oz. can Delmonte fresh cut chopped tomatoes 16-oz. (1 ½ cans) chopped rotel 1 can black beans Brown together the ground chuck and the onion and drain well. Add the El Paso Taco Seasoning and the powdered Ranch dressing. Mix well. Without draining any cans, add the pinto beans, black beans and kidney beans. Add the white corn, Delmonte chopped tomatoes, chopped rotel and water and simmer for 2 hours. Garnish with sour cream, grated Cheddar cheese and diced green onions. Serve with tortilla chips.

Baked Mexican Spinach Dip – Denise Ware

Brown Edge Butter Cookies – Janie Hopkins

2 (10-oz) pkgs frozen chopped spinach – cooked & squeezed dry 1 cup chopped onion 3 medium tomatoes – peeled, seeded & chopped 2-4 Tbsp chopped jalapeno peppers 2 ½ cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese 4 oz. cream cheese, cut into ½-in. cubes 1 cup half and half cream ½ cup sliced ripe olives 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar salt & pepper to taste Preheat oven to 370 degrees. In a 10-in. skillet, cook onion in 2 Tbsp olive oil until tender. Add 2/3 of chopped tomatoes & all peppers and cook 1 minute. Transfer mixture to large bowl. Stir in cooked spinach, 2 cups cheese, cream cheese, cream, olives, vinegar, salt & pepper and spoon into 2-qt. bowl. Bake 35 minutes until hot & bubbly. Top w/ remaining chopped tomatoes and cheese! Serve with tostados.

2 sticks of real butter 1½ cup all purpose flour (Land O’Lakes salted butter) – let it soften ½ tsp. salt 1 cup sugar ½ tsp. vanilla 1 egg Mix together butter and sugar and add unbeaten egg. Beat well and add sifted flour and salt. Blend well. Add vanilla. Drop by teaspoonful onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Press down with a fork (if the batter sticks to the fork, just run the fork for a second under cold water and then press down). Bake 350 oven for 12 minutes or until lightly browned on the edge. Let cookies cool on a rack. These cookies can be frozen.F

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Janie Hopkins Coleman-Etter, Fontaine Realtors 651 Oakleaf Office Lane Memphis, Tennessee 38117 o:901-767-4100 c:901-857-5399 jhopkins@cef-realtors.com

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Indie Memphis Comes of Age – The 2009 Festival’s a Classic The Movie Lady Reports by Linn Sitler

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ateline: Midtown Memphis --- Long-time Indie Memphis Film Festival fans cheered when MovieMaker Magazine recognized the festival in its Summer 2009 issue as “One of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals”! In October, seemingly ALL of Memphis cheered at the success of this year’s 10-day festival. Now in its 12th year, this year’s festival played to record-breaking crowds. As a long-time Indie Memphis Film Festival sponsor, the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission’s seen it come a long way in a short dozen years – from its beginning as a minifest at Memphis College of Art (with festival mogul Dr. James Patterson popping the corn himself )– to national recognition and a full-time, professional executive director, Erik Jambor! Native Memphian Robert King’s stunning exhibit of his wartime photographs was a tantalizing teaser to the festival’s opening night documentary about him, SHOOTING ROBERT KING. Also screening opening night, THAT EVENING SUN premiered to Memphis movie audiences. A feature starring Hal Holbrook and shot in East Tennessee, the film provoked intense post-screening audience discussion with writer/director Scott Teems and actor/producer Ray McKinnon. A tent sprawled in front of festival headquarters -Malco’s Studio on the Square, the Festival Café featured food, music, and fun. It was also the site of a series of serious panel discussions and seminars, called Café Conversations. The series was free and open to the public. Former New York Times film critic Elvis Mitchell, The Commercial Appeal’s film writer/critic John Beifuss, and The Memphis Flyer’s Chris Herrington talked about their roles as film critics – both for print and the Internet. Other “Café Conversations” included distribution, acting, and shooting for the web. A special Lil’ Film Fest at Brooks Museum and Indie Memphis Awards Night at midtown Memphis’ High-Tone Cafe definitely added to the festival’s unique appeal. And how can you not love a film festival that closes with an outdoor screening of ELVIS: ’68 SPECIAL at Overton Park’s Levitt Shell – the actual site of Elvis Presley’s first professional performance! CONGRATULATIONS all around to festival organizers…especially Iddo Patt, Les Edwards, and Emily Trenholm and a special salute to festival executive director, Erik Jambor!F MEMPHIS

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Photo by Robin Salant

Photo by Nicki Newburger

2009 Indie Memphis Film Festival - Opening Night Reception at midtown Memphis’ Malco’s Studio on the Square.

Producer Vaughan Smith (in from England for the festival) and photographer Memphian Robert King (right) before the Opening Night screening of the documentary, SHOOTING ROBERT KING, which was awarded the Ron Tibbett Excellence in Filmmaking Award

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Indie Memphis board member Iddo Patt and Film Commissioner Linn Sitler at the Opening Night screening of "THAT EVENING SUN." Photo by Tommy Kha

Filmmaker and Memphis star resident Craig Brewer with former New York Times film critic and Indie Memphis juror Elvis Mitchell in conversation at the SHOOTING ROBERT KING photo exhibit at midtown Memphis' Marshall Arts Studio.

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Indie Memphis Executive Director Erik Jambor, former New York Times film critic/ Indie Memphis juror Elvis Mitchell, Indie Memphis patron/CIGARETTE GIRL producer Adam Hohenberg, and Indie Memphis Board President Les Edwards at the SHOOTING ROBERT KING photo exhibit at Marshall Arts Studio.

Film critic Elvis Mitchell chats with writer/director Scott Teems (left) and actor/producer Ray McKinnon (right) before their Opening Night screening of THAT EVENING SUN. It went on to win the Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature.

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IP Memphis magazine recently visited wellknown interior designer Lisa Mallory at “Transitions,” her new annex adjacent to her main Chickasaw Oaks shop. As we entered, we noticed that even the stunning sign is a beautiful piece of art done by Jeniffer Church, an artist specializing in faux finishes. Lisa told us the basic elements of her clean and tailored style are: a mixture of the antique with the modern; a palette of muted neutrals with accents of bold color; and the extensive use of contemporary artwork. In her beautiful annex with its rich, glowing wall colors, for example, she is currently featuring art by David Johnson and John Klinke, and the space is broken down into sophisticated “vignettes” of various furnishings. In each of her design projects, Lisa says she is guided by her clients' homes and their personal tastes and possessions. She thinks of her stylistic modus operandi oftentimes as helping empty-nesters “transition” to a new stage of life through paring down a lifetime's worth of clutter. In the magnificent East Memphis home featured on these pages, Lisa's design for the interior centered around the clients' extensive art collection. In her words, “the house was done around the artwork.” The mostly contemporary works by such artists as Nancy Cheairs and Freida Hamm, to name a few, dramatically punctuate each room as do the bold fabrics and rugs which Lisa has used. In addition, the client is one of Memphis' most celebrated gardeners, and it was essential therefore that the inside and the outside of the home be in harmony. In one room featured here, for example, aubergine walls in the decor match the tones of the astilbe, fuchsia, oak leaf hydrangea and ornamental maple in the gardens outside the window. F

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t was John Bragg of Circa who first suggested we focus on wild game for our Thanksgiving recipes. This idea, and the fact that Spike Jonze’s film adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s children’s classic “Where the Wild Things Are” opened recently, gave us the perfect theme for our culinary feature: WILD THINGS. Then there is that famous song by the Troggs that begins,

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“Wild thing, you make my heart sing...”. Well, you get the idea. In any case, five well-known local chefs have graciously provided us with some of their favorite recipes for a variety of wild game—-from ostrich to venison with bison in between. So let’s all follow their lead and “take a walk on the wild side” for this Thanksgiving dinner.F

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John Bragg Circa | 119 S Main St #100 | Memphis, TN 38103-3656 | (901) 522-1488 | www.circamemphis.com TRIO WILD GAME WITH BLUEBERRY-ZINFANDEL SAUCE For the meats: 1 1 3oz

quail duck breast wild game sausage

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ents in iron skillet put the duck skin side down and the quail breast side up. Heat over medium high flame until duck begins to sizzle. Roast for about 15 minutes until golden brown, allow to rest about 10 minutes before serving. For the blue berry sauce: 1 pint

blueberries

1/2 cup 1 tsp 2 tbs

zinfandel or syrah wine black pepper honey

Put all together in a saucepan and cook for about 15 mins over medium heat or until thickened.

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antony field Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar | 39 South Main Street | Memphis, TN 38103 | (901) 521-8005 | www.flightmemphis.com SMOKED BLACK PEPPER CRUSTED OSTRICH WITH BUTTERNUT AND DRIED CHERRIES Purple Fingerling Potatoes & Thyme jus 6 oz Ostrich Fan Filet Smoked Black Pepper Kosher salt Season with salt and then coat with smoked black pepper. Sear all sides of the ostrich then bake for 4 min at 375 degree, let rest for 2 min then Slice. 4 oz 1oz

Butternut Squash (peeled and diced) Dried Cherries

4 oz Chicken stock 1 oz Honey 1 oz butter Salt and pepper Boil butternut in chicken stock till almost dry add cherries, honey, and butter, season with salt and pepper 1 ea Purple fingerling potato Boil in water for 15 min remove from water, let rest 10 min. cut potato in half and reheat in butter and season with salt and pepper

Thyme jus 2 oz Red wine 1 oz Shallots Fresh thyme 12 oz Veal stock Salt and pepper Reduce red wine, shallots and thyme till almost dry add veal stock and reduce by 2/3rds. Season with salt and pepper and then stir in 1oz of butter

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david Johnson McEwen’s on Monroe | 122 Monroe Ave | Memphis, TN 38103 | (901) 527-7085 | www.mcewensonmonroe.com GRILLED WILD DUCK BREAST IN A BEURRE ROUGE WITH POMEGRANATE SYRUP DRIZZLE SERVED WITH LYONNAISE POTATOES Take 4 Duck breasts and with the skin on top, lightly slice 2 X’s. Salt and pepper the duck breasts on each side for 4-5 minutes. The skin side of the breast will cause the grill to flame up so watch closely and move out of the flame as not to char fat. Serve duck breasts on a bed of buerre rouge and lyonnaise potatoes and drizzle with pomegranate syrup Lyonnaise Potatoes 1 yukon gold potato, diced skin on 1 red potato, diced skin on 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced 1 purple potato, diced skin on ½ white onion julienned MEMPHIS olive oil to coat

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salt and pepper Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Coat well with oil, salt and Pepper. Spread evenly on a sheet tray and roast in an oven at 375 degrees 25-30 minutes or until tender to the touch. Beurre Rouge (red wine butter) 2 cups red wine 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 2 sprigs of thyme 8 black peppercorns 1 shallot, sliced 1 bay leaf 2 tablespoons heavy cream 2 sticks of butter

Put all ingredients except the heavy cream and butter in a thick walled pot. Simmer on low heat until reduced and about 2 tablespoons of liquid are left. Add cream and bring to simmer. Cut butter into squares and slowly wisk in one at a time until all are incorporated. Strain the remaining liquid through a mesh sieve and salt and pepper to taste. Pomegranate Syrup 2 bottles of pomegranate syrup Simmer in a thick walled pot until reduced by 2/3’s or until it is a nice syrup.

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Ben adams Napa Café | 5101 Sanderlin Ave | Memphis, TN 38117 | (901) 683-0441 | www.napacafe.com “SHEPHERD’S PIE” WITH BISON SHORT RIBS, BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND SWEET ENGLISH PEAS Yields 4 servings

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k style short ribs carrots (chopped) bunch of celery (chopped) onions (chopped) sprigs of thyme red wine button mushrooms butternut squash # of fresh peas (blanched) # of mash potatoes (blanched)

Salt and pepper to taste 1) Season the short ribs with salt and pepper

for 5 to 6 hours

2) In a large braising pan sear the short ribs on one side for approximately 5 min or until golden brown.

8) Once cool pull the meat from bones and place in a mold and top with mash potatoes

3) Deglaze with red wine. 4) Add carrots, celery, onion and thyme 5) Add enough water to cover the short ribs

7) Once tender let cool in liquid

9) Remove mold 10) Bake at 300 until warmed through. 11) Surround with the cooked squash and peas to finish

6) Wrap in aluminum foil and bake on 350

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scott delarme Owen Brennan’s | 6150 Poplar Ave. Suite 150 | Memphis, TN 38119 | (901) 761-0990 | www.brennansmemphis.com GRILLED VENISON CHOP Serves four

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Venison Loin Chops Venison Stock (or veal) Dried Cranberries Shallots (diced) Garlic (minced) Carrot (fine diced) Port Wine Fresh Thyme

1 ea Bay Leaf Salt & Pepper to taste For Sauce Saute carrot, shallots, garlic until translucent Add cranberries, bay leaf and port wine reduce by ¾. Add venison stock and reduce by ½ to ¾. Add thyme, salt & pepper. Grill

venison chops to medium rare 2-3 minutes per side over medium heat. Top with sauce and serve with roasted or mashed potatoes or fresh vegetables.

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