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With a seasonal menu and a focus on locally grown produce, the menu is never quite the same each evening at Sweet Grass, but one can always count on an artful combination of Low Country cooking combined with an overall farm-to-table Southern flair, signature cocktails & weekend brunch served in an intimate bistro.
The menu consists of small, medium, and large plates — to suit your large appetite or set up perfectly for sharing. Make sure to order the fried green tomato BLT sandwich, a Southern staple turned into an innovative and memorable treat. But their signature Badass Nachos are something truly delightful and will leave you craving them come every game day. And when it comes time for brunch, head back here for some of the best French toast you’ll ever experience.
The ambiance is upscale casual, making for an elegant meal well within any price range. An airy, open dining room has a small bar area and a very small waiting area, so you can always pop next door to Next Door, also co-owned by Chef Trimm, to wait in comfort for a table if there's no spot available at the bar. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days.
Next Door is the casual sister to Sweet Grass. The perfect place to grab a drink after work, catch the game, or have a Friday night dinner where you don’t need a reservation (in fact, they don’t take them!). Offering a local and craft beer menu and premier bourbon selections.
Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. Call 901.278.0278 or visit the website for more delicious information!
Open Tuesday to Sunday: 5.30 until
Sunday brunch: 10a - 2p
937 S Cooper St
Memphis, TN 38104
By and photo credit: sweetgrassmemphis.com
Just hearing or seeing the date, February 14th, conjures images of hearts and flowers in our minds. Valentine’s Day. A “holiday” named for St. Valentine. A day set aside each year to celebrate love. But how did Valentine’s Day begin? And who is St. Valentine?
Have you ever wondered how Valentine’s Day got its name? While it is believed that the name came from a saint, the origins of how it became attached to a day to celebrate love are a bit of a mystery. One legend claims that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When the Emperor during that time decided that single men made superior soldiers than those with wives and children, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine felt this was unjust, so he defied the Emperor and continued to secretly perform marriages for young lovers. Another story contends that Valentine may have sent the first “valentine” letter while imprisoned in a Roman prison. He allegedly fell in love with a young girl, possibly the jailer’s daughter, who visited him during his confinement. It is said that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine”, an expression that is still used today. While we may never know the true story about St. Valentine, the common theme throughout these stories is that he was sympathetic, heroic, and most significant…a romantic figure.
The origins of Valentine’s Day began with a pagan festival during the month of February. By the end of the 5th century, February 14th was declared Valentine’s Day by Pope Gelasius. It wasn’t until much later that the day became associated with love. During the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in England and France that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that the date should be celebrated as a day of romance. While Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, written Valentine’s didn’t begin to appear until after 1400. The oldest known Valentine known of was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. It is also believed that King Henry V hired a writer to compose a Valentine note to a woman he admired.
It is believed that people began exchanging hand-made Valentine’s in America in the early 1700s. By 1840, a woman named Esther Howland was selling the first mass- produced Valentines in America. Known as “the Mother of the Valentine”, she created elaborate cards using real lace, ribbons and colorful paper. Today, according to the Greeting Card Association, and estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making it the second largest card sending holiday behind Christmas.
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Nestled on a private cove lot in the desirable Carrollwood Lakes subdivision sits this charming 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom traditional home. Move in ready with many quality features including an open floor plan, neutral colors, gleaming wood floors, moldings, two car garage, plus close proximity to the neighborhood lake, pool and tennis courts! The bright and airy eat in kitchen is sure to please the chef in the family featuring a tile backsplash, full complement of appliances, pantry, tons of cabinet space and cutout to the formal dining area. The spectacular great room with soaring ceiling and cozy gas log fireplace is the perfect space to entertain or just relax at days end. A luxurious main level master suite provides a soothing refuge of special conveniences and comforts with a walk in closet and high ceilings. Wash your cares away in the master bath with whirlpool tub, separate shower, and double sinks. Two generously sized bedrooms with wood floors and a shared full bathroom on the second level. Skylights illuminate the huge fourth bedroom or bonus room offering the ultimate space for a rec. room, office or mancave. Retreat to the professionally landscaped backyard with a two tiered deck, fencing and lush landscaping – truly a relaxing oasis! Elegant formal living with a relaxing ambiance awaits the lucky buyer of this home. Come visit today!
When preparing your home to sell, you might want to incorporate some current popular design trends to entice buyers. But there are also design and décor ideas that you may want to avoid for the same reason. Here are some interior design trends that are not currently popular with home buyers:
Breakfast Nooks: According to Country Living breakfast nooks are out. They are charming and cute, but not what buyers are looking for these days. If you’re renovating your kitchen, you may want to add more cabinets and counter-top space instead.
Bamboo Floors: This once trendy flooring material is on its way out. Buyers are now looking for other options such as synthetic materials that can be easily replaced, or good old fashioned hardwood that can be refinished to their liking.
Shiplap: Shiplap has been hugely popular recently, but according to realtor.com, “If you’ve ever wondered what 2016's version of tacky wood paneling would be, look no further than this trend that seems to have overtaken TV design shows." It’s challenging to remove and designers say it just doesn’t make sense to have it in some houses such as Colonial or Tudor style homes.
Brushed Metal: Per House Beautiful, industrial looking metals are out. Shiny metals like bronze and gold are gaining popularity for adding elegance to a home.
Gray Paint: Once a favorite color choice, gray is starting to look, well, gloomy. It has been overused according to Realtor Mag and new color palettes will include warmer colors such as mocha and taupe.
Check this out for trends that are IN: http://www.yourkeytomemphis.com/Blog/Making-Your-Home-More-Desirable-in-2017-Home-Improvement-Projects
For other selling tips: http://www.yourkeytomemphis.com/Blog/The-Renovation-Dilemma-What-to-Fix-If-Youre-Selling
Come join us for an Open House at 1115 Cordova Club Drive, Cordova, TN 38018 this Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00! This amazing home offers an open floor plan, gleaming wood floors, gracious two-story foyer, neutral colors throughout, cozy fireplace, 4 bedrooms plus bonus room, 3 full bathrooms, open grand middle hallway with soaring two-story open area, laundry room, 2 car garage, and so much more! Make this home yours!
Drink Memphis Made beer. Eat Midtown food. Bid on cool stuff from local businesses. And the best part? It all benefits Cooper-Young’s Peabody Elementary PTA to support the arts and technology at our favorite neighborhood school!
Wait — there’s more. It’s all happening inside one of Cooper-Young’s favorite haunts — Memphis Made Brewing Company’s Tap Room!
Your ticket will get you Memphis Made brews and food from Central BBQ, Sweetgrass, Mulan, Aldo’s and Celtic Crossing. Silent auction items from local businesses. Music by DJ Zac Ives of Goner Records.
Check out our Facebook Event Page to see the latest silent auction items.
WHEN: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017, 7-10PM
WHERE: MEMPHIS MADE BREWING COMPANY, 768 S. COOPER ST.
Get your tickets now. Just click this Eventbrite link to order!
This is an age 21 and up event.
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Welcome home to 5315 Spruce View Way, an incredible 4 bedroom home situated on a nice corner lot in the Evergreen Hills Subdivision in Lakeland, that you will have to see to believe. This spacious home offers impressive formal rooms, plus comfortable everyday living spaces. Quality features include gleaming hardwood floors, arched doorways, huge bonus room, smooth ceilings, plantation shutters, granite, stainless steel appliances, laundry room, master suite, fenced yard with covered patio and so much more! Enjoy comfortable everyday living in the captivating great room flaunting an overlook, TV niche and a cozy fireplace, perfect for those cold winter nights. Host the finest dinner parties in the romantic dining room embellished with a dazzling chandelier. Cooking will be a delight in this incredible eat-in kitchen equipped with desirable granite countertops, pantry, tile backsplash, and a full complement of stainless steel appliances including double ovens, microwave, dishwasher, and a cook-top. Located off the kitchen, the cozy hearth room is the perfect place to gather with family and friends. You will rest easy in your very own downstairs master retreat with a private spa-inspired bathroom featuring a whirlpool tub, double vanity sinks, and a divine walk-in shower. This home also boasts 3 additional spacious bedrooms that share 2 full size baths. Play, party or entertain in the large playroom upstairs. The additional 10x10 bonus room makes a great play area or office space. Relax outside in the fenced backyard featuring a delightful covered patio, perfect for cookouts and parties! This amazing home also offers a 2 car garage, attic, and a security system. Lakeland schools make this a home not to miss!