Table Talk: July Fourth menu inspo from Memphis restaurateurs

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 03, 2024 8:46 PM CT | Published: July 03, 2024 1:34 PM CT

With the Fourth of July this week, all I can think about is what will I be cooking on Thursday for the holiday.

Every year I mix it up a little. But most years, my menu includes watermelon, fresh corn, Ripley tomatoes, ice cream and something on the grill.

Looking for inspiration, I reached out to Memphis restaurateurs Bert Smythe, Jimmy Stovall, Eric Vernon, Glenda Hastings and Kat Gordon to find out what their favorite Fourth of July dishes are. 


Fourth of July Muddy's Bake Shop The Bar-B-Q Shop McEwen's Napa Cafe Corky's BBQ Maciel's Tortas and Tacos Nashoba Wolf River Hospitality Group Petals of a Peony Cocozza American Italian Greys Fine Cheese and Entertaining Bari Ristorante Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar Porch & Parlor Subscriber Only

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Jennifer Chandler

Jennifer Chandler

Jennifer Chandler has been a restaurateur, a cookbook author, a food stylist, a writer and a TV and radio personality.


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