You may have noticed from this Commercial Appeal story
that the Elegant Farmer is no longer elegant. The name of the restaurant is now The Farmer
According to Mac Edwards, the change came about to avoid a copyright dispute with a market named the Elegant Farmer in Wisconsin
Edwards, who says he named his restaurant after his parents' favorite place in California, said it was much simpler and cheaper to change the name to the Farmer. He says that's how most customers refer to it, in any case.
In other news, Edwards says he currently working with Jennifer Dickerson on opening two new restaurants by year's end.
The Firefly Southern Kitchen in Brighton will have a heavy Farmer influence, says Edwards, while The Chandelier Cafe & Cater
in Jackson, TN, will be more of a reflection of Dickerson's global influences.
The Chandelier is near the train station in the bottom floor of the Murphy Hotel, which used to be a regular stop of traveling salesmen, according to Edwards.
Stay tuned ...