CA: Shout-outs to Philip Ashley, Logan Guleff plus Andy and Michael

CA: Shout-outs to Philip Ashley, Logan Guleff plus Andy and Michael

First, congratulations to Phillip Ashley Rix for placing in AT&T’s #Agility contest. The self-taught chocolatier from Memphis was among more than 1,000 small business owners to apply and ended up a runner-up, which means he won $10,000 he can use to help with repackaging for his business, Philip Ashley Chocolates. Continue to support this local businessman by picking up his signature chocolates at his gallery at 798 S. Cooper or online at

And let’s put our hands together for our favorite tween culinary superstar. Logan Guleff is headed to the James Beard House in October to cook for the foundation’s annual food conference. He entered and placed in the Blended Burger Project, a contest that requires at least 25 percent of the beef in a burger be replaced by mushrooms. Last year, Rob Ray of Belly Acres was one of the finalists, and this year, it’s Logan. His Monster Mushroom Burger is on the menu at Elwood’s Shack, 4523 Summer, where it will remain for at least a few more weeks…

But wait! There’s more: Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman made Bon Appetit’s 50 Best New Restaurants 2016 for Josephine Estelle, the restaurant they opened this spring in the Ace Hotel in New Orleans…

Restaurant news

Frost Bake Shop opens Tuesday its second location, this one at 1016 West Poplar in Collierville…

The Pub at the Brass Door has opened in the space to the west of the main restaurant, which will be used mostly for watching games. ..

Sushi Jimmi, the popular food truck, plans to open a brick-and-mortar location … at 2895 Poplar in the next few months…

And there’s plenty of time to talk more about this, but Char has announced that it will open in October at 431 S. Highland. The restaurant is owned by the same group that includes Memphis Ben Brock. In all they own 11 properties, including Amerigo here and in Nashville, Etch in Nashville, and Char and Saltine around Jackson, Mississippi, as well as a few other properties.


CA: Shout-outs to Philip Ashley, Logan Guleff plus Andy and Michael


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