Mack's Corner

This Week

Swirling and Slurping PK and I went on a little 3-day vacation a few years ago. We had dinner in a restaurant that was supposed to be really good, 2 Michelin stars, it was OK, I know several places in Memphis that are better. The odd thing was that everybody was there to be seen. They were all swirling wine and slurping like they were great wine experts. There was one guy sitting next to us who did the whole routine. They poured him some wine then he would swirl it in the... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, March 27, 2021

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Evidence and the Tooth Fairy Here's the mystery: The Thursday before Valentine's day a few years ago I was out riding my motorcycle (Triumph Street Triple). I was riding on  Hwy 64, getting ready to go down Collierville-Arlington, and then on to Raleigh-LaGrange. I wanted to be sure I had enough gas if  I wanted to go someplace else after, so I stopped and got gas. I ended up just riding to my brother's wine store and then home later that night. The... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, March 20, 2021

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It's Personal I love making lamb, it's so easy. The trick is to get rid of all of the fat on the outside, Salt & Pepper, then cook it to 140. My mom used to always have lamb for Easter and it was one of my favorite things. I usually get a taste for it in March but all I can usually find is a leg, with lots of fat for $9 - $10 a pound. Too soon. One year I had it bad, had to have some lamb. I went out to dinner on a gift certificate (I won't tell the name of... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, March 13, 2021

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That's him!!! Several years ago, before the Sanctuary was built, I used to stand up on the roof of the church to direct the Coneheads (Parking lot guys) in parking cars. I could see the whole parking lot and tell them over the radio where the empty places were. One Sunday a young boy and his mom were walking into church. "That's him mom, I'm telling you that's him"... "No it's not"... "Yes it is, that's him I'm telling... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, March 6, 2021