Bon Ton Cafe offers Pigs in a Blanket on its lunch menu! I have nothing left to add, except that they're $3.99.
The Orpheum looked to be at near-capacity for the Alton Brown show last Saturday night. Brown was in fine form, very funny and quick on his feet. And while I thought there was a little too much feedback from the audience, one of the funniest moments came as Brown mocked those who like vanilla ice cream, saying something about owning Honda Accords. This was met with a shout from the balcony: "It's a reliable car!"
What did you think of the show?
Here's Brown's feedback on Memphis.
This cool-looking cake is called Memphis Mayhem and is available at the Cake Gallery downtown. It's vanilla, chocolate, and red velvet.
I'm loving the new-ish ramen noodle menu at Crazy Noodle. Included on the menu is cheese (!?) ramen.
Gigi's Cupcakes is offering holiday pies — Southern Comfort Pecan Pie and Ginger Snap Pumpkin Pie — for a limited time. They're offered in the traditional 9" or 3" mini pie.
I never considered a dessert tamale, but this pineapple tamale is very good, not too sweet. I got it at the Evergreen Community Farmers Market, which, sadly, is closed for the season.
Monday is National Sandwich Day. I know this because Goldbely.com sent out a press release with this fact and its top-ten most ordered sandwiches. Corky's pulled pork sandwich is number 8 on the list, ahead of Zabar's Reuben. Number 1 is Primanti Bros.' Primanti Classic, which includes the genius combo of slaw and french fries.