Dinstuhl's is a family-owned and family-operated business that's been serving up sweets to Memphis since 1902. Even today, a Dinstuhl can be found in the kitchen, helping to hand-make something worthy of significant salivation. With today's Groupon tucked into your nougat center, you can obtain a one-pound box of assorted chocolates from one of Dinstuhl's three candy cabins, while avoiding the candy cabin in the forest. Your chocolate box will contain a dazzling array of fine handmade chocolates that include nuts, creams, caramels, nougats, and chips covered with rich milk and dark chocolate, all of which are crafted with top-of-the-pole ingredients and nature's chocolate (love).
Petra Cafe invokes the flavors surrounding the ancient Mediterranean metropolis—its namesake—that was unknown to the Western world for centuries. The chefs channel the Rose City’s cuisine with traditional Mediterranean ingredients, such as lamb, hummus, and grape leaves. The Syrian eggplant dip’s savory blend of onion, garlic, and tomatoes spreads over warm chunks of pita bread. Vegetarian options abound, including paninis stuffed with basil pesto, feta, and artichoke hearts, and hummus, which is great for coating vegetables or your kid sister’s hair. Diners can enjoy their food inside Petra Cafe or have the restaurant cater cuisine for private events.
L'École Culinaire's Memphis location follows the lead of the school's St. Louis campus to produce top-quality culinary graduates. Thanks to a unique curricular structure, students can focus completely on their chosen field, which could range from short-order cooking to dietary management.
Along with the full academic programs, L'École Culinaire hosts public cooking classes where students can learn basic cake-decorating or artisan-bread-baking skills, or how to prepare French, Indian, or Thai food using only Lunchables and a toaster oven.
Like the jazz for which NOLA is famous, Mister B's cuisine provides a laid-back framework of savory spices and masterful preparation that let robust soloists such as fresh seafood and hand-cut steaks shine. Mister B's expansive menu features everything from crawfish étouffée ($5.95/cup) to savory home-style sides like turnip greens and black-eyed peas. Fans of fried fare will appreciate battered versions of pickles ($6.95), mushrooms ($6.95), green tomatoes ($6.95), crab claws ($8.95), and crawfish tails ($8.95). Fork lunch bites of Cajun pasta ($11.95), meat loaf with two veggie sides ($10.95), or grilled chicken bedded atop wild rice with veggies ($10.95) for a less crispy bite. Gnaw on one of Mister B's famous steaks, all priced according to weight and type, or epicuriously sample frog legs ($19.95 with two sides) and crawfish salad ($14.95). For dessert, settle down with a silken slice of key lime pie ($5.25) or New York–style cheesecake ($6.25). View the complete menu on the restaurant's Facebook page here.