Several years ago, country music legend and noted Mississippian Marty Stuart and I were on the dais of a radio show.
While we were each waiting our turn to go on the air, we struck up a conversation about one of my favorite subjects, and most certainly one of his, our home state, Mississippi.
Just a little over 32 years ago, I was a few weeks into the honeymoon phase of my first restaurant opening.
There have been 17 other openings since then. They have all been stressful and hectic, but there is something about the first one that holds such a special place in my heart.
Last week a Facebook ad crossed my timeline in search of recent college graduates who might be interested in driving a hot dog on wheels all over the country for a year.
There is a game I play with a few of my foodie friends. It’s based on the question: “If you could only eat one food item for the rest of your life, what would it be?” It’s a harder question to answer than one might think. I love steak, but would I want to eat steak three times a day forever? No.
In the 1960s and early 1970s of my youth there wasn’t a lot of dining out in my family. Most special occasions were hosted by my grandmother in her dining room.
On the rare instance our family dined out my favorite restaurant was a place called Captain John’s.
There are many ways to sum up a person’s personality and character. Attaching labels to them is a shortcut, but probably the most frequently used.
Each year I compile a list of the top 10 dining experiences I enjoyed throughout the previous year.
The list is never about the most expensive meal or the finest atmosphere. This end-of-the-year list covers the meals that were most memorable to me
Last night we held our 32nd annual manager’s Christmas dinner. There were 30 people seated at the table for our once-a-year steak and ribs dinner.
We’ve held the dinner at Donanelle’s for the past 15 years. It’s my favorite dive bar/steakhouse. It’s my management team’s favorite dive bar/steakhouse, too.