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Turnip greens with a taqueria twist | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 24, 2018
A Memphis taco graces the cover of 'Turnip Greens & Tortillas'        
Trolleys Return This Month | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 24, 2018
Memphis' trolleys will return to Main Street on Monday, April 30. Officials with the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) announced the move in a news conference Monday. "Thank you Memphis and visitors for your patience!" reads a post on the MATA Facebok page. Customers can ride for f...
City Councilman: City is Losing Economic Development Game | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 24, 2018
The Memphis City Council was scheduled Tuesday to discuss a resolution shifting the structure of the city and county Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE), but Councilman Philip Spinosa Jr., who recently referred to EDGE as “broken” said he was too “emotional” to present t...
Recipe Finder: Barbecue shrimp | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 24, 2018
It's crawfish season, but throw a little shrimp in the mix.        
Strickland Presents Public Safety-Focused 2019 Budget | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 24, 2018
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said “strengthening public safety is a common thread throughout” the 2019 fiscal budget that he presented Tuesday to the Memphis City Council. Crime has been down the first quarter of 2018, Strickland said, but “no o...
'Cruel System': Jailed Journalist Describes Life in Detention | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 24, 2018
Manuel Duran misses his life before he was arrested and detained on April 3rd. It's an obvious but poignant portion of a statement from the Memphis journalist who was arrested on that date. While his charges were dismissed, Duran was taken from the Shelby County Jail by officers w...
Group Petitions for Immediate Release of Jailed Journalist | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 24, 2018
A petition filed last week in federal court argues for the release of Manuel Duran, the Hispanic journalist arrested at an immigration protest on April 3rd, who now faces deportation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) announced Mo...
'Almighty God' May Appear on November Ballot | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 24, 2018
Tennessee rights come from “Almighty God,” not from the government. State lawmakers want you to put that in the state Constitution and pay more than $9,000 to do it. A resolution is working its way through the legislative process to add a phrase to Article 1 Section 2 of the Co...
RDC Rebooted as 'Memphis River Parks Partnership' | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 23, 2018
The Riverfront Development Corp. (RDC) is now Memphis River Parks Partnership in a move announced Monday morning focused on realizing the Memphis Riverfront Concept Plan. The group, soon to be led by Kresge Foundation fellow Carol Coletta, ”supports five connected park districts alon...
Southern Hot Wings Festival 2018 | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 23, 2018
The Southern Hot Wings Festival was held last Saturday at its latest location, Tiger Lane. The victors in the Battle of the Wings are as follows: 1. Smokin' Gringos BBQ 2. New Wing Order 3. Sauced Up 4. The Unusual Saucespects 5. Wing Tang Clan
Greensward Parking Now Set to End In 2020 | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 22, 2018
A city official said Wednesday that construction on the new, reconfigured parking lot for the Memphis Zoo is set to begin in November and should wrap up about 18 months after that. On Wednesday, Doug McGowen, the city’s Chief Operating Officer, unveiled the final plan for...
Moratorium Sought on Juveniles in Adult Jails | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 22, 2018
Advocates will ask the Shelby County Board of Commissioners next week to set a moratorium on the transfer of juveniles to adult jails. The request follows the legal battle involving Teriyona Winton, the 16-year-old girl being held in isolation at Nashville’s Tennessee Prison for...
Stars Under the Stars: The 2018 Levitt Shell Summer Schedule | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 22, 2018
Memphians may anticipate the onset of summer weather with a dollop of dread, but one institution that makes summer downright glorious here is the Orion Free Concert Series at the Levitt Shell, now in its 10th year. Stretching out on the grass with family and friends under the open sky is a t...
Fun! Fun! Fun! | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 22, 2018
The return of the Festival Round-up. For all the things that sometimes divide us, Memphians have a knack for coming together. Anyone seeking proof need only refer to photos of the streets outside the National Civil Rights Museum last week,...
Flying High | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 22, 2018
TVA investigators say millions spent on new airplanes not justified. Decisions for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) management to recently spend $17.7 million on two airplanes were not justified, according to a recent report by TVA's Office of Inspector General (OIG)...
Fly on the Wall 1520 | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 22, 2018
Dammit, Gannett Many people ask, "Hey, Pesky, do you ever tire of pointing out enormous double-typos like 'Young family takes leaf pf faith' on the front page of a section?" Okay, that's not true. Nobody asks that. People send pictures and suggest mean punchlines. But if somebody d...
1 S. Main Eviction Case Evokes Protest, New Legal Controversy | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 22, 2018
About 100 people rallied outside City Hall on Monday, April 9th, to protest the pending eviction of artists and filmmakers Christopher Reyes and Sarah Fleming from their home at 1 S. Main. “This rally was organized because we could not stand by silently as our friends and fellow art...
Bill For Sunday Wine Sales Headed to Governor | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 22, 2018
You can soon buy wine and liquor in stores on Sundays. Governor Bill Haslam said earlier Wednesday that he would sign a bill allowing Sunday sales after the Tennessee General Assembly passed the measure this week. Tennessee state Senators passed a bill Wednesday morning that w...
Memphis Black Restaurant Week provides huge boost for local restaurants | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
Since starting in Memphis in 2016, founder Cynthia Daniels has added three other cities.       
Nashville transplant shares 'Love of the South' in new cookbook | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
Amber Wilson, who settled in East Nashville five years ago, has written a love letter to the South in the form of a cookbook.       
After 30 years, Folk's pianist takes last tickle at the ivories | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
Charlotte Hurt gives her fingers a rest after 30 years on the piano at Folk's       
Big Green hits 100th learning garden milestone | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
The 100th learning garden was built last week at Hamilton Middle School        
Soul food restaurants fed bellies and souls in civil rights movement | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
The Four Way, where Dr. King often ate, is one of the oldest soul food restaurants in the country        
What's the most popular Easter candy in Tennessee? (Hint: It's not Peeps.) | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
Easter candies come in egg, bunny and chick shapes, but the contents are contested.        
Recipe Finder: Baked cheese spaghetti two ways | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
Let spaghetti stand in for macaroni next time you crave baked pasta and cheese       
New cruise ships booked to dock at Beale Street Landing starting in October | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
American Cruise Lines' newest ships, the American Song and American Harmony, will cruise through Memphis starting in October.        
50 years after his death, new books shed light on Martin Luther King Jr. | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
The MLK50 anniversary inspires new additions to the bookshelves of biographies, appreciations and critiques of King.        
Recipe for Unity sparks conversation over multicultural dishes | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
Diverse pot luck dinner brings folks together to talk       
First Bites: Los Comales in Midtown | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
Los Comales opens fourth local restaurant; locations owned by brothers.       
The silent breast pump is so quiet you can apparently nap while using | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
The Freemie Liberty and Independence pumps are compact, portable, rechargeable pumps that are "hospital grade" and cost around $300.        
Recipe Finder: Soul food favorites | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
Some favorite soul food recipes from local restaurants        
Recipe Finder: Chicken salad with a twist | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
Requests for Seessel's recipes come weekly, but this was a new one       
Recipe Finder: Easter sides | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
Pudding, souffle and casserole: Easy and pair with ham for Easter        
Recipe Finder: Cafe 1912 cheesecake | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
Cafe 1912 cheesecake a long time favorite        
Memphis Heritage festival brings 'historic preservation' to the screen | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
Annual preservation series has a film focus in 2018.       
Southerners love a frozen salad as much as a congealed one | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
Cranberries don't have to be just for Thanksgiving.       
'Hamilton' star Leslie Odom Jr. to talk, sing with fans in Memphis March 30 | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
Tony Award-winner for role of Aaron Burr in original 'Hamilton' production hosts a deluxe book event at the Orppheum        
Recipe Finder: Ham Palacsinta | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
Paulette's generously shares recipes when asked       
Hot Property:  Central Gardens home has country charm | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
A century-old home offers vintage feel with modern amenities.       
Recipe Finder: Ham glazes | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
Cook ham low and slow; finish with steady glaze        
Something for everyone at summer fairs and festivals in Memphis | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | April 21, 2018
There are plenty of things happening from Spring Break through the end of August, so mark your calendars.        
Illinois Resolution Spanks Tennessee House Members on Neo-Nazi Vote | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 20, 2018
An Illinois lawmaker has issued a blistering rebuke of the Tennessee General Assembly in a new resolution that calls out lawmakers here for failing twice to pass a resolution against  white nationalism and neo-Nazis. Illinois Rep. Lou Lang, a Democrat and House Deputy Majority Leader...
Scenes from Memphis Students' Rally Against Gun Violence | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 20, 2018
Hundreds of students at about 20 high schools here took a stand against gun violence Thursday by participating in a citywide walkout. Some marched, some toted posters with messages against violence, and some held moments of silence. ...
Haslam Signs Bill for Sunday Wine, Liquor Sales | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 20, 2018
"Sunday Funday" might get a little more fun now that Tennesseans can now buy liquor on Sunday. Gov. Bill Haslam signed the bill Friday making it legal for liquor stores to be open seven day a week and for grocery stores to sell wine on Sundays.  Extended liquor store hours b...
GoFundMe for City Draws Dollars, Criticism | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 20, 2018
In two days, 1,918 people raised $61,300 on a GoFundMe page to help fund Memphis' bicentennial and while the page organizer is slated to meet city officials Friday, the effort has faced backlash on social media.  Brittney Block launched the page Wednesday morning after state la...
Memphis Students Protest Gun Violence With Walkout | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 19, 2018
Students at about 20 high schools here plan to walk out of class at various times on Thursday to protest gun violence and other ills in schools. Responding to the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida that r...
Round One: Shelby County Primaries Election Guide | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 19, 2018
One of the busiest and most crucial county elections in local history is taking place right now, with early voting that began on April 11th and will end on April 26th. This first round of the local election process terminates on election day — May 1st. Two p...
#FreeManuel | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 19, 2018
Southern Poverty Law Center steps in for a jailed Memphis journalist. A new petition filed in federal court pleads for the release of Manuel Duran, the Hispanic journalist arrested at an immigration protest on April 3rd, who now faces deportation by U.S. Immigration ...
Fly on the Wall 1521 | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 19, 2018
Dammit, Gannett Thanks to ye olde Commercial Appeal for mak'mg bold this acknowledgement off a fact seldom recogniz'd. Als they hath written, "The budget, a monument amoung what to watch in the legislature." Ond so it be. So, too, be the budget monument amoung hwæt to watch in lyfe. I...
Poor People's Campaign Sets Training Session Ahead of 40-Day Action Plan | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | April 18, 2018
A training session to prepare for the Poor People’s Campaign's 40 days of nonviolent direct action will take place here Saturday, April 21st at 1 p.m. Memphis is one of many cities across 30 states with residents planning to take part...