Le Bon Appetit
Hey, everybody! Spring is finally here, and Sweet Grass and Next Door are excited to get this season underway! We started off this spring with Chef Trimm and our Sweet Grass being invited to participate in Chef Kelly English’s fundraising event for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Le Bon Appetit. This event features chefs from around Memphis, as well as, chefs from around the country donating their time and talents to a very worthy cause. This year, we were lucky to be paired with Chef Bryan Caswell from Reef in Houston. It’s always nice to share you kitchen with someone who does something so different from you. It gives our team a chance to try some new things and further develop our skills. Our featured dish was a Low Country Crab Tostada with an avocado mousse, chili rubbed lump crab, a field pea salsa, and topped off with a piquillo pepper crema. We had a great time eating all the delicious food and helping out our friend Chef English to raise money for Le Bonheur Children’s hospital.
Hop Grand Slam Imperial IPA
The following Friday we teamed up with Bell’s Brewery by tapping their Hop Grand Slam Imperial IPA (the only one released in Memphis!) along with Oberon Wheat and Two-Hearted Ale Double IPA. Our kitchen prepared all the fixins’ for a Cuban Taco Party, and we kicked back with the Grizzlies, some good grub, and some tasty brews! We know we had a good time, and we hope you did too. If you missed it…that’s on you. Wait till next year.
Curb Market on Cooper Street
For those of you who have enjoyed our charcuterie over the years, a few of those select items will be available at the Curb Market on Cooper Street. They are located in what was previously Easy Way, and we are happy to welcome them to the neighborhood. We are really proud of what Curb is bringing to the neighborhood and encourage everyone to check it out. We would also like to send some love to Nick Scott and Tony Westmoreland who just purchased Alchemy across the street from us. It’s always exciting to add some new neighbors to our cozy little corner at Cooper Young. We wish them the best of luck and hope you all will check them out again.
After taking the winter off, we are getting geared up for the return of our Chef Supported Agriculture program on May 4th. For those of you who are unfamiliar, the C.S.A. is an 8 week program that you can sign up for that gives you a grocery bag each week featuring produce from farmers around the Mid-South, not to mention a few goodies from the Sweet Grass Kitchen. It’s a cool way for our patrons to get a grasp on where the produce that we love to use comes from, as well as unique ways to use you grocery bags to prepare a really cool dinner. So, sign up on the website today!
Don’t forget about all the deals we have going on during the week! Starting on Mondays we have All You Can Eat Wings for just $15 and beer buckets for $10. Taco Tuesday is next with a different taco prepared every week paired up with select tall boy cans and whiskey drinks for $2. Wine on Wednesdays features every bottle of wine we have in the house for half the price. On Fridays, you can join us for fried chicken buckets and half-priced bottles of sparkling wine. We call it “Birds and Bubbles.”
Southern Prohibition Brewery Yard Party
Please join us on May 7th for the Southern Prohibition Brewery Yard Party located in the back parking lot of Sweet Grass. We’ll be serving boiled crawfish, roasted pig, and cans of SPB. There will also be a cornhole tournament and Goner Records’ own Zach Ives will be spinning some old-school R&B records.
I’m mentioning this last so that it will be fresh on your mind, but Mother’s Day is May 8th. So, take care of your mamma because she took care of you! There’s no better way to do that than bringing Mom in for a delicious brunch with us! Thanks, as always, to our friends who come to see us at Sweet Grass and Next Door. We couldn’t do it without you!