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OUTTAKES 18 20 22 24 26 28 34 36 40 41 42 60
Live at the Garden: Little Big Town The Grand Auction Panamian Nights Gentlemenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Evening Big Apple Bash Overton Square Crawfish Festival GPAC Gala Shrimp & Cocktails Night Out for Hospice: Michael McDonald Madonna Learning Center Groundbreaking John Rich & Friends Concert Med Night
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Letter From the Publisher Seek the Peace and Prosperity of the City in which I have placed you. Jeremiah 29:7 . יִ ְהיֶ ה לָ כֶ ם ָׁשלֹום,לֹומּה ָ כִּ י ִב ְׁש:יְ הוָ ה- ֶאל, וְ ִה ְת ַּפלְ לּו ַבעֲ ָדּה, ֲא ֶׁשר ִהגְ לֵ ִיתי ֶא ְתכֶ ם ָׁש ָּמה,שלֹום ָהעִ יר-ת ְׁ ז וְ ִד ְרׁשּו ֶא יִ ְר ְמיָ הּו
The strength of our City Ecclesiastes 4:9, 10 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! קֹהלֶת ֶ . ַבּעֲ מָ לָם,לָהֶ ם שָ ׂכָר טֹוב- אֲ שֶ ׁר י ֵׁש:הָ אֶ חָ ד- מִ ן,ט טֹובִים הַ שְ ּׁנַי ִם ו ְאֵ ין שֵ ׁנִי, הָ אֶ חָ ד שֶ ׁיִּּפֹול,חֲ בֵרֹו; ו ְאִ ילֹו- הָ אֶ חָ ד י ָקִ ים אֶ ת,י ִפ ֹּלּו-י ִכּי אִ ם
Recently, Sandi Butler Hughes and I sat down with Memphis’ Police Director Toney Armstrong to interview him for an upcoming story. I don’t normally sit in on an interview with the editorial staff; however, I have wanted to get to know Director Armstrong since the early days for the magazine, because I have wanted 4Memphis to do a monthly column about the families of the Memphis Police Department. The greatest of cities will fail if the citizens don’t feel safe; the law enforcement community is the front line to secure safety. The families that make up the law enforcement community are the foundation of the city’s effort to secure the peace and safety of the city. I don’t think you will find many reasonable people who would argue the point that these families give up a lot for the benefit of the city. The men and women of our police force go home to spouses and children at the end of the work day. In most of these families, the spouse has a full-time job that allows the officer to raise his or her children with the typical American Dream, education and opportunity. They are given the opportunity to grow up in a comfortable, safe home that allows that child to become all that God has made him or her to be. The families of the law enforcement community live with one major difference than the rest of us: when that officer leaves to go to work, the family prays a little harder that they come home. The cost of our city’s safety comes at the expense of these families. The officer is not the only one working on behalf of the city; his or her family is serving Memphis by allowing them to do their job. Director Armstrong is home grown. He grew up Memphis, was educated in
Memphis and attended the Memphis Police Academy. He rose through the ranks to become the Memphis Police Director. He has a wife and child that are serving Memphis by allowing him to be a part of the Memphis Police Department. They have lived with the same insecurity of his fellow officer’s families and now live with the unique challenge of sharing their husband/father with a man whose job requires him to be on call every hour, every day of the year. You ask the Director about the officers who have lost their lives on his watch and he will immediately give you their names and the dates of their death. He can tell you where he was when he got the call and the name of their family members as he shows their pictures on his wall. It is all very real to him and the entire Police Department. Ecclesiastes 4:10 “But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!” Pity the city that does not have a Police Department whose heart it is to serve its city. Pity the city that is not there to support its police department, for that is a city that is destined to fail. Seek the Peace and Prosperity of Memphis, Jim Walker
* Publisher’s note to the title of my letter, it started out as “The strength of Memphis” but the use of the word “Memphis” verses “our City” was less personal. In this content they have the same meaning, but the use of “our City” makes us responsible for our city verses a generic place on a map. It is our home and indeed we are responsible for it and to each other!
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What’s Poppin’ in July THURSDAY, JULY 3 Collierville Independence Day Celebration, H.W. Cox Park, 6:30pm Bartlett Fireworks Extravaganza, BPAC, 6pm
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Live at the Garden
Little Big Town
Victoria Mariencheck & Angela Watson
Sherri & Rob Joyner
John & Jennie Brooks with Leigh Anne & Blake Elliott
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Jason Bellows, Ali Slott, Stephanie Walker & Austin Kent
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Kathy & Kelly Fish, Andy Daltroff, Sally Baker, Sharon Simmons, Cliff Posman with Karen & Ed Berry
Leslie Vescovo & Paul Pace Amanda Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Meara, Jayme Andrews & Rachel Pucket
Carin Sherman, Sandy Gordon & Cindy McKnoght
Morgan & Myra Wakham David Hollie, Mary Anne Campbell, Jennifer Sims & Peggy Jobes
Dr. Nancy Chase with Pat & Donna Hoffman
Courtney Rigdon & Dustin Graham
Jan & Geoff Falk Gina True & Amy Hurley
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The Grand Auction
Memphis Brooks Museum Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The Memphis Food + Wine Series is one of the most anticipated series of events held each year. The Grand Auction is the grand and elegant finale of the series, and is the biggest night of fundraising for the Brooks Museum. Auction bidders vied for rare wines, exotic trips, artwork and one-of-a-kind services. Grand, indeed! brooksmuseum.org
Cathy Weiss with Rabbi Micah & Sheril Greenstein
Eda Machado, Luis Seixas & Janet Lo
Wilson & Katie Moore with Sarah & David Thompson
Jill Steinberg & Tom Cassidy Karen & Preston Hudson
Paris Chanel & Krystal Sharp Anthony & Jeany Dionne Dottie Burana & Rena Chiozza
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Lyman Aldridge, Jacinda Norton & Mike Glenn Justin Foreman & Samantha Tweddell
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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The 7th Annual Gentlemen’s Evening for St. Jude was held recently at the Chickasaw Country Club, and this “men only” fundraiser was the ultimate boys-night-out. The evening featured hand-rolled cigars, fine wines, and abundant food stations that offered everything from stacks of caramelized bacon to Ahi tuna and BBQ and brie sliders. Auction items were geared to men too, and some of the more popular items included a day of golf with Penny Hardaway, a Yeti cooler filled with Yeti gear and a flight for four around downtown piloted by Wei Chen. stjude.org
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Robert Manchen, Jim Walker & Rick Shadyack Jr.
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Tony Maranise, Tony Maglio & Fred Harris
Larry Rice, David Andrews & Will Chase
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Jamie Riney, Greg Sones & Bradley Rice
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Shake the Hand that Feeds You Local CSAs Make It Easier To Eat Fresh By Stephanie Beliles, photos courtesy of Roots Memphis, Bring It Food Hub & St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
There is something to be said about living off the land; farmers quite literally depend on nature’s forces for their successes. Scorching heat can devastate crops; excessive rain can drown yields; bugs, birds, and disease can destroy harvests. Memphis’ local farmers are an integral part of our local economy, and to show their support, many Memphians have moved beyond that occasional cucumber at farmers market. Community Supported Agriculture (commonly referred to as CSAs) have found their way into Memphis homes, and two resident favorite CSAs offer the city quite the bounty. Community Supported Agriculture allows someone to enjoy local wares directly from their regional farmers. Interested consumers purchase a “share” (typically in the form of a subscription), and in return, the member receives a weekly box or bag of fresh veggies, fruits, eggs, and other local goodies. The subscriptions last a growing season, offering participants healthy food from farmers and growers that they can meet firsthand, and with farms they could easily visit. The bags are distributed at the CSAs’ hubs, and some deliveries even contain recipes incorporating the fresh crops. CSAs give local farmers the opportunity to farm more effectively by giving them a more regular cash flow; subscriptions allow farmers to better plan for their growing season. In return, the produce subscribers get is harvested within 48 hours of the pickup, which is much fresher
than the produce being shipped from places like Guatemala. A CSA can teach people about new fruits and vegetables and how to prepare them, allowing them to “eat outside of the box.” In addition, eating regional crops lends serious understanding to what food is available regionally and seasonally, giving the recipients a satisfying connection with their land. Joining a CSA can give members a real relationship with their farmers, who are a vital part of every community. However, it is undeniable that compared to historical numbers, the number of farming professionals is alarmingly small (thanks to huge conglomerate farms as well as processed foods). Luckily, there is an organization that intends to change that fact. It has been a soggy start to the Memphis summer.
Mary Phillips and her fiancé Wes Riddle are unhappy about the state of their fields, but they are not discouraged. “This is what reality is for these future farmers. This is the risk you take when you want to farm.” Mary and Wes run an organization called Roots Memphis, and the program has taken hold in the community. Roots Memphis started as a half-acre urban farm located on a once vacant lot in Whitehaven, just around the corner from Graceland. Mary is the founder of Roots and several other urban farming initiatives around Memphis. Mary was not your typical Memphis youth: she decided at the ripe age of fourteen to become a farmer and has since had years and multiple farms added to her resume. After farming her way across America, Mary found herself back in Memphis. Having noted the trend in eating local and supporting local sustainable
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“It takes work and effort from both parties to use product from community farmers, but it’s worth it.” – Chef Miles McMath farming practices, Mary thought it wise to put down the plow and educate prospective farmers. Roots Memphis Farming Academy is a product of the need for more (and better-informed) farmers. And just like any school, students log time in the classroom: eight months to be exact. “Many people know they are interested in farming and want to work outdoors, and therefore think farming is perfect for them. But new farmers sometimes don’t go into it with a business plan or a brand or a budget, and that’s where we can help,” explains Wes. The students spend their first eight months creating a business plan while studying courses like business entrepreneurship, planning and management, sustainable agriculture theory and practice, and small farm production skills. Next, they utilize the plan in what Roots calls the “incubation period,” where they manage a quarter-
acre farm plot and see if the students’ business plan is commercially feasible. It is those students’ yields (and the yields of Mary and Wes’ personal labor) that make up the CSA product. The money is put back into the program, allowing future generations of prospective sustainable farmers a place to learn and practice before entering into a career of agriculture. Roots Memphis maintains that if knowledge is power, they are grooming dominant forces in local agriculture. And that means added value to local yields (and to local dinner tables). Despite the current waterlogged rows, Roots farms still have impressive return. In fact, two of their students are a married power-duo that made their own large crop boxes, allowing draining during the damp days and saving the day for an otherwise sodden CSA. Mary, Wes, and the students also have a major backer in their endeavors; St.
Jude Children’s Research Hospital donated several hoop houses (small greenhouses) to their program. In return, St. Jude Chef Miles McMath incorporates the chemicalfree, pesticide-free, and non- GMO crops from Roots Memphis into his offerings at St. Jude. Chef Miles gushes about his goods from CSAs like Roots Memphis: “It takes work and effort from both parties to use product from community farmers, but it’s worth it. My priority number one is to support local farmers, especially for taste and nutritional value. We like to be able to shake the hands that feed us.” Chef Miles notes that many farmers are scared to overgrow because they do not want to waste or lose money; however, he assures farmers that St. Jude will take every bit of overflow. Roots Memphis Farm Academy happily supplies St. Jude with their overflow, and is more than ready to take on new CSA customers who are interested in variety. “We have a strong assortment of crops because our students’ interests are so diverse. We have a couple who spent years in Mexico, so their yields include tomatillos and peppers. We also have a student who is interested in running her own event space with self-grown flowers, so we have flowers. Then with the cooler and wetter start to the summer, we still have heartier crops like kale and bok choy,” notes Mary. Local eateries in Midtown are taking advantage of the diverse givings: Bari, Strano, and Tsunami (to name a few) all invest in regional produce and use the Roots CSA as an opportunity to keep it fresh and local. Strano’s owner Chef Josh Steiner notes the importance in what Roots is setting out to accomplish, “It is super important to me to use local produce. It tastes better, is better for you, and it allows Memphis as a community to succeed.” While Mary, Wes, and their students trudge through the mud, someone can enjoy a kale salad at Strano knowing the dish came from a local labor of love. You can join on rootsmemphis.org, and a Roots Memphis CSA member can get updates on the Roots’ Facebook page for their weekly bag. Pickup sites include the Cooper Young Farmers Market, as well as some special-circumstance deliveries. Jill Forrester can empathize with the newborn farmers from the Roots Academy. To Jill, it seems like only yesterday that she and her husband Keith were starting their small farm in Whitton, Arkansas. Now, Whitton Farms is a local powerhouse, providing fresh produce
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to many local restaurants and homes. Because of their involvement with Memphis Farmers Market (and their cute, quirky down-home personalities) Jill and Keith have met many fellow farmers, and Jill saw an opportunity to help them. Chris Ramezanpour, a local food and farming guru, approached Jill to act as a board member and “farmer liaison” to what would become Bring It Food Hub, a regional multi-farm CSA. Chris previously worked as a field agent for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Kilifi, Kenya, and assisted in the management and development of the farming-as-abusiness component of the Farmer Field School Program. He returned to Memphis and realized the parallels in the struggles farmers have overseas and regional farmers’ issues. Chris then met Noah Campbell, who directs the Memphis Center for Food and Faith, an organization that promotes education and action to better connect congregational food practices to creation and community ministries. Together, Chris and Noah brainstormed a holistic approach to community, food, and faith. Chris and Noah are both fans of the Memphis Farmers Market, where Jill is an effervescent force, selling Whitton Farms produce and flowers from her multi-colored psychedelic farm truck. The two men combed through Jill’s contacts to find a diverse local group of responsible farmers in the Mid-South. Chris, Jill, and Noah snagged the opportunity to bring together many locally-respected farmers, and, therefore, creating an environment for everyone to have happier and healthier meals. Bring It Food Hub has many pick-up sites, but what makes this particular CSA interesting is the support churches and other religious organizations have given it. Noah encourages churches and theological centers to incorporate CSAs into their congregations in order to better connect their food practices. Likewise, Memphis’ own Church Health Center, who acts as a nationwide model for keeping the Biblical commitment to treating our bodies like a temple, is working with Bring It Food Hub on an initiative to help others in helping themselves eat properly. Together they offer nutrition and food preparation classes to those who may be not-so-familiar with preparing healthy meals. In fact, Bring It Food Hub wants to reach the “healthy food” outliers so badly that they are seeking credentials to accept EBT as payment for their CSA. The constant message heard at Bring It
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headquarters is that of community health and community support. “How our community lives directly affects us all,” wisely notes Chris, making Bring It Food Hub and the Church Health Center a natural partnership. Bring It Food Hub has enjoyed overwhelming success for an organization shy of a year since outset. They rotate from a group of over 20 farmers, and subscription bags include foods like berries, peaches, heirloom tomatoes, kale, greens, sweet potatoes, okra, peppers, sweet basil, organic white or brown rice, and organic popcorn. Jill and Keith’s Whitton Farms provides plenty of the produce to the CSA, and they stand by their Bring It Food Hub farmers. Jill notes, “A lot of the farms we use in the Food Hub are people we use in our restaurant (Trolley Stop). We know their stuff is good.” Bring It Food Hub has hired two fulltime employees and, due to an overwhelming response, is now offering a Fall Season CSA membership. Like their other memberships, there is a “Classic” subscription
with the basics, as well as a “Deluxe” subscription that offers a bit more variety for a few extra mouths at home. A helpful newsletter and updated blog allows subscribers the opportunity to learn about their farmers and the crops that are coming their way. You can visit their website at bringitfoodhub.com for more information. Joining a CSA can be very cost effective (just think about what you spend at a grocery chain). It practically forces people to eat healthier and enjoy a supper or two at home with the family. The knowledge of where food is coming from is a great resource and can allow a better night’s rest. And if you find yourself nervous that you simply cannot use all of your bounty, perhaps invest in a juicer: farm fresh is worth it.
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GPAC Gala Photography by Zachary Pettis
The GPAC Gala was a James Bond-inspired evening, and a big success in raising funds for the numerous programs and shows at the Germantown Performing Arts Center. Guests enjoyed posing with Roger Moore and Sean Connery, even if they were cardboard, and sipping martinis, the preferred cocktail of 007. Secret agents united to support the GPAC on this wonderful night. gpacweb.com Sheri & Ron Bishop
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On May 14, the Madonna Learning Center broke ground on what will be a brand new facility to better serve the children and adult students with special needs. The goal of raising $10 million is the first capital campaign in the school’s history, and will allow the MLC to better fulfill their mission of “Transforming Lives. Building a Brighter Future.”
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St. Jude Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Research Hospital Photography by Mark O. Ramirez As part of the FedEx St. Jude Classic golf week, country star John Rich presented his 3rd annual benefit concert for St. Jude. The evening included performances by Rich, Big Kenny, Clint Black, Deana Carter, Randy Houser, Cowboy Troy, Robby Krieger, and St. Jude patient and local songstress, McKendree Walker. It was an intimate evening of songs, stories and hope for St. Jude Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Research Hospital. stjude.org John, Stephanie, Clayton & Cheryl Walker
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Above: Early Morning Scene in the Bluegrass Horses graze amid the early morning fog; Below, left: Youngsters watch jockeys working out early in the morning; Below, right: Spectators watch as competitors pass the jumps at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event
Lexington is the heart of America’s thoroughbred racing industry, the Hollywood, if you will, of the industry known as the sport of kings. A morning watching the horses work on the track at Keeneland is a delight; the gates to the course are wide open, and one can wander through the stables or watch the workouts from the stands or along the rails. Racing at Keeneland takes place in April and October, but thoroughbred racing’s top trainers exercise their string of horses daily, no matter the weather. Following morning gallops, trainers, grooms, and jockeys meet up in the Track Kitchen -- a no-fuss, no-frills eatery where the day’s work is analyzed, rumors swapped, and a big breakfast will set you back about $5, max. There’s no admission to watch the workouts or to attend the sales, which are held in January, April, July, September, and November. The best equine-themed shopping in all of Lexington may well be at the racecourse; Keeneland’s gift shop is chock-full of fine lines of gifts and sportswear, including Barbour’s waxed hats and jackets, and colorful Hunter boots. Many of the 450-plus farms and breeders, including some of the big names that have produced the rock stars of the thoroughbred world -- Ashford Stud, Calumet, and Three 52 / 4Memphis
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It’s a few minutes before sunrise on a dreary morning, cold and drizzly and miserable. Jockeys and grooms – all slight in build, male and female – sit on tiny racing saddles, their gorgeous, glossy mounts kicking up mud as they move along the track. It’s a magical sight, the marriage of rider and horse on a quiet, still morning – and no place better on earth to experience the majesty of the American thoroughbred than at Lexington’s Keeneland racetrack.
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IF YOU GO Chimneys -- welcome visitors. You can hire a private guide, reserve a seat on a group tour, or call farms to make personal appointments. Most private tours are step-ons, meaning the guide joins you in your transportation, although some companies do offer transportation as well. If you decide to create your own tour, do call the farms in advance. Dropping by unannounced is simply taboo.
The Lexington Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website, visitlex. com, offers detailed information on Lexington’s equine attractions and horse tour companies, as well as dining and lodging options. Or, you can call (800) 845-3959 to get a guide to the city.
The Kentucky Horse Park celebrates the thoroughbred – and more than 50 breeds of horse, including Tennessee Walking Horses, hard-working draft horses and regal Arabians. The park features a robust schedule of equestrian competitions throughout the year, from polo matches to dressage and the illustrious Rolex Three Day Event every April.
Morning work at Keeneland is open to the public every day except Christmas, and races are held in April and October. Reserved seating for the races ranges from $8 - $20; general admission is $5. Admission to one of the track’s three dining rooms, which includes a general admission ticket and meal, ranges from $15 - $50. keeneland.com or (800) 456-3412.
The park is also home to two excellent museums, the American Saddlebred Museum and the International Museum of the Horse.
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Summer dishes inspired by local growers
Farm Fresh Ingredient: Eggplant and Mizuna from Woodson Ridge Farms
Farm Fresh Ingredient: Tomatoes and Cucumbers from Jones Orchard
1 eggplant, peeled 5 oz roasted red pepper coulis 3 oz sweet corn sauté
1 lb rotini pasta 1 lb sea shell pasta 2 cucumbers 2 tomatoes
Lucchesi’s Ravioli and Pasta
2 oz mizuna 2 oz white truffle aioli
Slice peeled eggplant, then bread in panko and fry. Fry slices until golden in color and set aside. Ladle red pepper coulis and spread on plate to cover. Saute sweet corn mixture until hot. Place corn sauté on plate and add fried eggplant on top. Toss mizuna (a slightly spicy green) in a little olive oil and salt and pepper then add on top of eggplant. Drizzle with truffle aioli and serve.
1/2 cup black olives Handful pepperoncini 12 oz Lucchesi’s Italian Dressing
Cook pasta according to the package instructions. Let it cool. Dice cucumber and tomatoes. Mix together with pasta, olives, pepperoncini, and dressing. Refrigerate and let chill. Enjoy!
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Warm Swiss Chard & Kale Salad Strano
Roasted Fennel & Orange Salad with Lemon Honey Vinaigrette Frank Grisanti’s
Farm Fresh Ingredient: Honey from Michael Carpenter 3 Medium Fennel Bulbs, Thinly Sliced (Save a few fennel fronds for garnish) 3 Medium Navel Oranges, Skin Removed and Sliced into ¼ rounds 1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil Kosher Salt & Black Pepper Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place sliced fennel on a baking sheet, drizzle with Olive Oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until fennel just begins to brown. Placed sliced oranges onto your serving plate. Once finished, top the slices with your roasted fennel. Finish the dish with the Lemon Honey vinaigrette and garnish with your fennel fronds. Lemon Honey Vinaigrette ½ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil ¼ Cup Fresh Lemon Juice 1 Tsp. Honey ½ Tsp. Dijon Mustard Kosher Salt & Black Pepper Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix until blended.
Local Gastropub Farm Fresh Ingredient: Kale and Red Onion from Woodridge Farms One bunch of kale 4 oz red onion 3 oz blue cheese 3 oz lime juice 3 oz red wine vinegar 3 oz olive oil
4 oz pecans (roughly chopped) 2 oz Worcestershire sauce 3 oz brown sugar 3 oz golden raisins Cayenne to taste Salt to taste
To make the pickled red onion ahead of time, dice the onion and pickle in lime juice and red wine vinegar. Put aside for several hours (or longer if time permits). To make candied pecans, toss pecans in Worcestershire, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, and salt. Bake in 350 degree oven until toasted. Let cool before assembly of salad. Remove kale “ribs” (the spine) and chop kale into bite size pieces. Place in strainer. Pour a small amount of boiling water over kale. Toss lightly until bright green. Add pickled red onion, blue cheese, candied pecans, raisins, and vinaigrette. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and toss again. Enjoy! 56 / 4Memphis
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Farm Fresh Ingredient: All Produce from Roots Memphis CSA 4 whole Swiss chard 10 oz chopped kale 2 oz sliced red onion 2 oz cherry tomatoes, halved 3 oz sundried tomato
3 oz apple cedar vinegar 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp honey Pinch of salt, pepper, and garlic
Sauté everything but two of the Swiss chard leaves. Reduce sauce and greens till tender. Fill leftover Swiss chard leaves with reduced mixture and remaining mixture place on plate in a mold. Swiss leaves around mixture mold. Top with balsamic reduction and extra virgin olive oil.
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Farm Fresh Ingredient: Squash from Spring Creek Farm 8 medium yellow squash 1 T salted butter 1 yellow onion, chopped 3 T crushed tomatoes
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Saute onions, squash and crushed tomatoes. Remove from heat. Add Feta. Put in a greased casserole dish with 4 layers of Phyllo, on the top and bottom. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes. Allow to rest and serve.
Fresh Squash Phyllo Pie
Jim’s Place Grille Jim’s Place Fresh Squash PhylloGrille Pie Farm Fresh Ingredient: Squash from Spring Creek Farm Ingredients: 8 medium yellow squash 1 T salted butter 1 yellow onion, chopped 3 T crushed tomatoes ¾ cup Feta cheese, crumbled Phyllo dough sheets Pepper to taste Saute onions, squash and crushed tomatoes. Remove from heat. Add Feta. Put in a greased casserole dish with 4 layers of Phyllo, on the top and bottom. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes. Allow to rest and serve.
Local Gastropub Kale Salad Farm Fresh Ingredient: Kale and Red Onion from Woodridge Farms
Frank Grisanti’s Roasted Fennel & Orange Salad with Lemon Honey Vinaigrette Farm Fresh Ingredient: Honey from Michael Carpenter Ingredients: 3 Medium Fennel Bulbs, Thinly Sliced (Save a few fennel fronds for garnish) 3 Medium Navel Oranges, Skin Removed and Sliced into ¼ rounds 1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil Kosher Salt & Black Pepper Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place sliced fennel on a baking sheet, drizzle with Olive Oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until fennel just begins to brown. Placed sliced oranges onto your serving plate. Once finished, top the slices with your roasted fennel. Finish the dish with the Lemon Honey vinaigrette and garnish with your fennel fronds. Lemon Honey Vinaigrette ½ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil ¼ Cup Fresh Lemon Juice 1 Tsp. Honey ½ Tsp. Dijon Mustard Kosher Salt & Black Pepper
Ingredients: One bunch of kale 4 oz red onion 3 oz blue cheese 3 oz lime juice 3 oz red wine vinegar 3 oz olive oil 4 oz pecans (roughly chopped) 2 oz Worcestershire sauce 3 oz brown sugar 3 oz golden raisins Cayenne to taste Salt to taste To make the pickled red onion ahead of time, dice the onion and pickle in lime juice and red wine vinegar. Put aside for several hours (or longer if time permits). To make candied pecans, toss pecans in Worcestershire, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, and salt. Bake in 350 degree oven until toasted. Let cool before assembly of salad. Remove kale “ribs” (the spine) and chop kale into bite size pieces. Place in Local Gastropub strainer. Pour a small amount of boiling water over kale. Toss lightly until bright green. Add pickled red onion, blue cheese, candied pecans, raisins, and vinaigrette. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and toss again. Enjoy!
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Peach & Tomato Salsa
Reggiano Parmesan Ravioli
Farm Fresh Ingredient: Peaches from Jones Orchard, Tomatoes from Whitton Farms
Farm Fresh Ingredient: Herbs and Greens from Rockin Micro Farms
1 1/2 cup peaches, diced 1 cup Roma tomatoes, diced 1 jalapeno, diced 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced 1/4 cup red onion, diced
Pasta Ingredients: 2 c semolina four
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped 1 lime, juiced 1 T brown sugar 1 tsp paprika Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together. Chill. Serve salsa on fish or chicken, or with tortilla chips for a refreshing, light summer meal.
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Mix all ingredients together and work for 5 to 7 minutes. Allow to rest. Reggiano Parmesan Cheese Filling Ingredients Reggiano cheese rinds Arborio rice Reggiano Parmesan ground Roasted garlic Vegetable stock Roasted shallot In a medium sauce pan, add shallot and cheese rind. Deglaze with vegetable stock once the shallots have warmed and coated the cheese rinds. Add rice and cook until all firmness is gone from the Arborio. Mound in remaining cheese, roasted garlic and seasoning to finish. Process in a food processor until you have a smooth paste. Allow to chill then fill ravioli. Cherry Tomato Beaumaniere Ingredients: Cherry tomatoes Basil Sherry vinegar Oil Shallot Pickle shallots with bergamot, sugar and cider vinegar. Add the remaining ingredients and allow flavors to come together by refrigerating for several hours.
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A Soul Celebration The 4th Annual MED Night: A Soul Celebration was a night to spotlight the work of Regional One. Kool and the Gang were the headliner for the evening as the crowd celebrated good times at this largest fundraiser of the year for the Regional One Health Foundation. For more information, visit RegionalOneHealthFoundation.org.
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Shirley Alston Reeves of The Shirelles
Mayor A C & Ruby Wharton
Dennis Edwards & the Temptations Revue 60 / 4Memphis
Mayor Mark Luttrell & Pat Luttrell with Gayle Rose
Robert “Kool” Bell
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Dr. Reginald & Erica Coopwood & event co-chairs Susan & Damon Arney with Tammie Ritchey
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This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper Reviewed by Kevin Dean, Executive Director, Litereracy Mid-South Maybe I’m jaded, but the book is always better than the movie. With a few notable exceptions like Fault in Our Stars, Hollywood has turned many great books into forgettable movies. Thank you, studio executives, for destroying future generations’ love of The Golden Compass, Beautiful Creatures, and Eragon. Before the movie version of Jonathan Tropper’s This is Where I Leave You is released in theaters on September 19th, I highly recommend reading the novel. Though the movie will feature the likes of Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, and Rose Byrne, I worry that Jonathan Tropper’s signature acidic humor may be watered down and—God help me—they will probably change the satisfying but unresolved ending. Am I being pessimistic, despite the amazing cast? Well, let’s just say that the director is also responsible for Date Night and Night at the Museum. I’m not getting my hopes up.
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A little backstory on how I came to love this book: On my way back from a trip to Brazil, I was stuck in an airport in a city whose name I can’t pronounce. My iPhone was dead and my other book was finished, so I wandered into a bookstore in the terminal to purchase something else to read. This is Where I Leave You was the only book in English for sale. Out of pure desperation, I purchased the book based solely on my inability to read Portuguese. By the time I had made
it back to the States, I had a new book to place on my Top Ten Favorite Books List. I’ve read every one of his books now. Tropper’s newest novel, One Last Thing Before I Go, weaves similar elements of family chaos, biting social commentary, and unrequited love. This is Where I Leave You, however, is far more accessible to a wider audience, though just as touching and funny. When Judd Foxman’s father passed away unexpectedly and asks his not-so-close family to sit shiva for seven days in his honor, all hell breaks loose. Having just lost his job and his wife to his slimy employer, messy family drama is exactly what the main character doesn’t need for comfort. If you’re a fan of Arrested Development, you’ll see why they cast Jason Bateman in the lead. Like his Arrested Development counterpart, the Judd Foxman character is a put-upon family man surrounded by a host of idiotic and scheming family members. When his hysterical, cheating, and newly pregnant wife shows up at the door during the funeral, all hell breaks loose. Anyone with a large family will certainly understand Foxman’s plight. Tropper’s books are never difficult reads, and they’re always funny and touching. If you’re going on vacation this July, this would be perfect beach reading. Prepare to laugh so hard you’ll snort Pina Colada out of your nose.
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Get Down & Derby
Down Syndrome Association of Memphis & Mid-South The ponies were running the 140th Kentucky Derby, and the supporters of the Memphis/ Mid-South DSA cheered them on at the annual Get Down & Derby party. The Derby-inspired dinner buffet, plus contests for Best Hat and Best Dressed, made for a great afternoon of horsing around to benefit those impacted by Down syndrome. dsamemphis.org
Jana Hill & Tonya Lukic
Books From Birth Luncheon The Shelby County Books from Birth recently held a luncheon with the special purpose of presenting the 20 millionth Imagination Library book to 3-year-old Tamara Tynes. Governor Bill Haslam introduced his wife and featured speaker First Lady Crissy Haslam, who presented Tamara with a book signed by Dolly Parton, Imagination Library founder. The luncheon raised over $40,000 for BFB. booksfrombirth.org
Jenny Vergos, Paige Thompson, Dina Martin & Mary Morris
Sierra & Tamara Tynes William & Mary Lynn Damare
Kate Gassaway, Jana Hill & Tonya Lukic
Courtenay McAllister & Martha Hess
Crissy & Gov. Bill Haslam, Lisa Morten & Dianne Chambliss
Orpheum Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High School Musical Awards Jannae Morris & Rebekah Langley
The stars of area high schools were lauded at the Orpheum Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual High School Musical Theatre Awards. Now in its fifth year and modeled after the Tony awards, this program strives to support, promote and enhance high school musical theatre throughout Memphis and the Mid-South.
Karen Richards, Kay French & Denise West
Lead Actress & Actor Winners: Bethany Beckham & Maclean Mayers
Andy & Susan Peterson
Theri Hamilton, Jamie Steen & Tammye Druham
Ray Jancso & Martine Hobson
Anita Poppenheimer with John & Dyanne Sporup Lead Actress and Actor Nominees: Front Row: Left to Right- Jada Tate, Mariatu Okonfua, Bethany Beckham, Arielle Labilles, Logan Martin & Cedricka Simpkins; Back Row: Left to Right- Ontario McGregor, Maclean Mayers, Paul Stevenson, Jose Alpizar, Joshua Smith & Phillip Bond
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Bowling for a Cause
Andy B’s in Bartlett recently hosted Bowling for a Cause. The bowling tourney raised funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Also on hand to lend their support were NFL greats Ray Lewis, Reggie Howard and Jim Brown. Yes, they bowl as good as they play football! stjude.org
It was a beer lover’s paradise at the Macy’s Zoo Brew. Held over Memorial Day weekend, the samplings of suds were chilled and flowing for all the party animals to savor and enjoy!
Brittanye Gorrett & Elida Ramirez
Kelly Greene, Reggie Howard & Dianna Dawson
Lauren Cox & Stephanie Beliles
Ron Wade, Jim Brown with Elijah & Rachon Johnson
Jim Gaumond, Carlos Thomas, Anthony Flynn & Chris Ingram
Alexis Hunt, Nathan Fowler, Madison Shepard & Wes Robertson
Rachel & Trey Adams
Yelp’s Taste of the South
Catherine Erb Photography Exhibit
300 Yelpers attended the Taste of the South at the Center for Southern Folklore. They jived to the Daddy Mack Blues Band and tasted free samples from seven local restaurants. The best part? 100% of the proceeds - $1,385 - was raised for the Special Olympics of Greater Memphis!
The Crosstown Arts Gallery recently hosted an opening reception for photographer Catherine Erb. Her “Botanical Series” of photos shot over the past year at Dixon Gallery & Gardens was fabulous. The gallery was filled with friends and art aficionados in support of Catherine’s latest and magnificent collection. catherineerbphotography.com
Caroline Berry, Maggie Swett & Kate Bass
Mary Helen & Ron McCoy
Melissa Pippin, Rachel Black & Reagan Bugg
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Linnie Yarbrough & Tiffany Futch
Shanna Riley, Barrett Round, Andy Burrell & Joelle Pittman
Michel Skaggs & Catherine Erb
Bob & Dianne Laster
Empty Bowls Project With bowls crafted by local artisans, educators and others, guests fill their bowls with yummy soup and bread. Then they got to take home one of the beautiful bowls as a reminder of how many bowls go empty in Memphis. Over $22,000 was raised to benefit GrowMemphis, area food pantries and the Church Health Center.
Amy Worrell, Ashley Dacus & Rae Ann Pitts
Beth, Michael, Evan & Desmond Duke
Cheryl Kelley & Sherrie Serca
Pat Stravrum, Donna Baucum & Kay Harly
Commemorative Air Force Air Show Hangar Party The Commemorative Air Force, based at DeWitt Spain Airport, performs annually at the Memphis In May Sunset Symphony, and on Friday evening before the show, the Squadron hosted a Hangar Party. The CAF family and friends enjoyed dinner, drinks, and plenty of sharing stories of the vintage warbirds. caf-memphis.org
Trish & Wayne Roberts
Wei Chen, Gene Holcomb, Dr. David Peeler, Lauren Draffin, Bob Allison & Kyle Gabrick
Mid-South Komen Annual Grants Reception The Memphis-MidSouth Susan G. Komen affiliate recently hosted their Annual Grants Reception at the Landers Center. Ten grants totaling $510,000 were awarded to programs that provide breast cancer services in the Mid-South for medically underserved women. .
Baptist Memorial Hospital received $130,000 to provide mammograms to underserved women on a digitally-equipped mobile unit.
Church Health Center received a community grant of $30,000 to provide medical screenings in the CHC clinic. This project targets the medically underserved women of Memphis.
Billie Faulkner was recognized for her six years of service on the Komen Board of Directors. Pictured with Billie is Elaine Hare, Executive Director of the Affiliate.
Methodist Healthcare Foundation received $50,000 to provide outreach & education to women, as well as access to breast health services.
YALL Meet & Greet Mixer Young Adult Le Bonheur Leaders (YALL) is an auxiliary organization of Le Bonheur Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital made up of community leaders, and they recently held a Meet & Greet Mixer in the former main Le Bonheur Hospital lobby. The mission of YALL is to increase the resources of Le Bonheur Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s through fundraising and community awareness. lebonheur.org
Jennifer Sisson, Liza Routh & Carolyn Powell, Emily Young & Angela Wallace Sally Young
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Hudson Atkins Jr., Erick Krull, Dr. Dory Sellers, Katie Compton, Lindsey Harmon & Josh Spotts
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UTHSC Alumni Reception
Bluff City Jaguar Reception
The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) hosted a reception at the Memphis Botanic Garden to spread the good news about the unprecedented growth, development and construction efforts on campus. UTHSC Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD, updated the crowd on the many changes taking place on the Memphis campus. While state funding has decreased, he said, crucial support from alumni has enabled UTHSC to go forward with major renovations at the campus. uthsc.edu
The launch of the new Jaguar F-Type Coupe was celebrated recently at Bluff City Jaguar. Guests enjoyed light hor dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres, champagne and a sneak peek at the convertible two-seat sports coupe.
Patsy Riddle, Deborah Foust & Selena Jones Dr. Mike Schatzlein, Carol Schwab, Dr. Steve Schwab, Betty Dunn & former Gov. Winfield Dunn
Dr. Jay Ragain & Debbie Ragain
Sheila & Curtis Chism
Dr. Billy McCann & Betty McCann
Erin & Dr. Joseph Sturdivant with Dr. Pat Wall
Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett 10th Anniversary
Callie & Tyler Ellis
John Adams, Bryson Neal, Dr. John Lochemes & Virgil Edwards
Ecco for Animals Fundraiser
Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett recently celebrated their 10th anniversary of service to the community. The events included a free community carnival featuring music, rides, games, food, and fun for the entire family. In addition, a formal celebration ceremony was held to commemorate the event.
Memphisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; newest restaurant, Ecco, hosted a brunch-theme fundraiser to support the Savior Foundation and SOS Memphis. Guests enjoyed delicious appetizers and enjoyed the music of Ciera Ouellette, Brandon Ticer and Tommy LoBianco. It was a fun day, and all to benefit two wonderful local organizations that support animals in the Mid-South. thesaviourfoundation.org - sosmemphis.com
Genia Blose, Vickie Taube & Kathy Garrison
Carol Word, AnnMarie Easton, Barbara Standing, Ken Hudson & Margot McNeeley
Dan Byrd, Bank of Bartlett vice chairman & David Archer, Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis CEO
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Jeremy Clark, Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett CEO
Dr. Rye Estepp, M.D. with her children Eleanor & Heath.
Nathan Tipton & Kembree Darakshani
Elise Michaelson & Jan Courtney
Rena Chiozza & Mario Chiozza
Sissy’s Log Cabin Groundbreaking
Peridot Boutique Opening Celebration
Sissy’s Log Cabin, one of the South’s largest jewelers, held a groundbreaking for their fourth location in Laurelwood Shopping Center. Opening in the fall, Sissy’s Log Cabin is one of the South’s largest jewelers, and carries designer lines such as Rolex, LAGOS and many more.
Peridot, the new women’s boutique in Cooper-Young, opened recently with a party to celebrate the latest shopping hot spot. Located at the iconic corner, the shop offers great finds for Midtown fashionistas.
Lavera Tolbert, Lorraine Ferguson, Lyndsey Drotar & Melvin White
Rebecca Sutton & Jill McKeagney
Vickie Howell, Murphy & Sissy Jones, Brian Sands & Julie Meadows
Sarah Stramell, Richard James, Chantele Aldridge, Pam Scott, Jay Reynolds & Robin Lankford
Saddle Creek Paws for a Cause Celebrities splashed, spa-clients woofed, and love filled the air: puppy love, that is, at the annual Saddle Creek Paws for a Cause. Featuring games to play, pet portrait artists and photographers. The very popular Celebrity Dog Wash raised funds for the five rescue organizations present at the event. Bow-WOW!
Ann Adler with Lexi
Ron Childers & Greg Belz
Ian Hyde, Olive, Catherine Hyde
Renee Pirkey, Ted, Cody & Jessica Rando
Jamie Odea & Peggy Berry
Steve Reynolds Retirement Party Baptist Memorial Health Care’s President & CEO Steve Reynolds retired in May after 42 years of service. He was celebrated for his leadership with a luncheon at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Jason Little rose to the leadership position and is the 5th CEO in Baptist’s history.
Skip & Amanda Steward
Ethan Eason & June Rodgers
Dr. Manjoi Jain, Steve Reynolds & Jason Little
Carol Gaudino, Ann Reynolds, Allison & Sarah Katherine Little
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Signature Breakfast Series featuring Alexis Glick
April 10 & 11, 2014 | University of Memphis & Memphis Botanic Garden The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club is known for its Signature Breakfast Series, which is the largest regular gathering of business and community leaders. Each Signature Breakfast is focused on enrichment, celebrating positive stories, fostering teamwork, and impacting our community. The Signature Breakfast in April was hosted by American Residential Services and Conway Services, and featured Alexis Glick, the CEO of the GENYOUth Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing child health and wellness through improved nutrition and physical activity. As Alexis announced, Nike will be working with Shelby County Schools and helping with grants to make sure
they have the support and resources for kids to be healthy and active. Prior to her appointment as CEO of GENYOUth, Alexis also detailed her life as Vice President of Fox Business News, where she helped launch the largest cable news network in history and anchored “Money for Breakfast” and “The Opening Bell.” Glick has interviewed some of the world’s most recognized leaders and newsmakers across politics, business and sports, including President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Warren Buffett, Rupert Murdoch, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Ken Chenault and Tiger Woods, among others. Pictures are courtesy of Creation Studios Photography.
Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club in the Community May 2, 2014 | Porter Leath
The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club strives to enrich lives, create leaders, and impact the community to be a force for good. During the past month, the team has worked with several organizations to promote awareness of various initiatives. The LPBC volunteered at Porter Leath’s American Way Early Head Start, and spent the morning helping preschoolers read books, create art, engage in activity and more. Porter Leath’s volunteer program is easy and flexible based on 72 / 4Memphis
an individual’s schedule, and thanks to a matching grant, when you volunteer, Porter-Leath is able to turn in those hours into additional funding. So, every hour one donates truly impacts the kids and the school! The LPBC team had so much fun, that planning for another visit is already in the works! For more information on LPBC and their community initiatives: thelpbc.com
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