When venturing down Capitol Street in the city of Jackson, one can’t help but stop and admire the historic brick buildings that line the sidewalks. Parlor Market, located at 115 West Capitol Street, has a rich history of serving Southern food to Jacksonians and many others since 1898. The building once housed a grocery called Parlor Market, and when then owner, the late Craig Noone, decided to start a restaurant in the vintage brick building in 2010, he decided to honor its original name.
Vittles and Vino
Chefs and owners Sarah and Brian Carver of Twin Forks Wine and Provisions have everyday culinary adventures that give new meaning to the term ‘home-cooking.’ The cool couple, Sarah a native of Hattiesburg, and Brian, of Beaufort, South Carolina, spent a recent lazy Sunday butchering a whole lamb (for just the two of them, mind you) and have been savoring its succulent meat for weeks. I’ll happily take the leftovers.
Twin Forks is a welcome oasis (and my personal paradise) for wine and gourmand enthusiasts throughout the ‘Burg and surrounding areas. These grape stomping gurus delight in encouraging customers to step out of their cocktail comfort zone.
Brian notes, “We taste every bottle that comes into our store. We want to be able to talk to our customers about new wines and spirits.”
Ditto with cheeses. With wines from all over the world, 35 types of cheeses, and a relaxing unpretentious vibe, assertive or apprehensive palates will feel welcome to ask questions, taste, and try new varietals.
The pair, who have been married for eight years, met while attending culinary school at Johnson & Wales, in Charleston. While they admit that working with a spouse, is not always “smooth sailing,” their enthusiasm, entrepreneurial spirit, and adoration for each other is beyond telling.
“We are best friends, like-minded in the kitchen and in life, ” affirms Sarah.
San Diego post-hardcore quartet Pierce the Veil was formed in 2006 by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes. They recently released their new album Misadventures, the long awaited follow-up album to Collide the Sky. Drummer Mike Fuentes took some time out of their sold-out touring schedule to tell DIME all about their new album, crazy fan experiences and how they got Matt Pinfield to be in their new music video.
With his quiet demeanor, laid back temperament and boyish features, it’s easy to imagine contemporary artist Ricardo Moody as a child, arms and elbows atop a table, engrossed in his drawings. The artist could easily go unnoticed in a crowded room, except that his personal style speaks volumes.
When I arrive at Ricardo’s home, he is wearing a Hurley x Tim Hendricks tee, red vintage Nike low tops, a Milkcrate Athletics 5-panel hat and hipster approved denim. I didn’t know God made teachers like this. He is way cooler (and cuter) than the schoolmarmish educators who walked my high school’s halls.
Green. Organic. Local. Farm-to-Table. For a lot of places out there, these are just words. They’re pretty little pieces of confetti and wall art used to attract old school hippies and naive millennials alike to shops pretending like they’re more than just another place to grab a sandwich. But for the realist people in the game, these words aren’t just some quirky fad to attract business. They’re a lifestyle.
In Tupelo, there lives a man who could be called the O.G. of Organic, the Fresh Prince of Farm-to-Table, the Lord of Local Food, but you and I can just call him Mitch McCamey. Mitch is on a life mission to amass some of the most revolutionary restaurants in the country, right out of one of the most unlikely places.
Growing up in the South, there’s typically only two types of tea: sweet and unsweet. The very idea that tea comes in any other variety is nothing short of mind-boggling to some. And then there are connoisseurs such as Kimberly Richardson of Memphis, who works to elevate and tantalize the taste buds of others with her own tea blends.
Where does your trash go once you’ve thrown it out? Have you ever wondered? Do you even care? Although NASA is (thankfully) discovering other inhabitable planets, you should. Each year humans generate about 230 million tons of trash — that calculates to about 5 pounds per person every day. That’s why 36-year-old Gabriel Dishaw decided to sculpt your useless rubbish into intricate creations.
“My passion for working with metal and mechanical objects has been essential in the evolution of my art. It provides me an avenue to express myself in a way that brings new life to materials such as typewriters, adding machines and old computers – technology that would normally end up in a landfill,” Dishaw said. “My mission is to create dialogue and help find creative, environmentally sound ways of repurposing e-waste.”
The Indiana based artist allowed us to pick his brain to uncover the reasons, methods and hopes behind his so-called “junk art.”
For fans of vibrant and consistently engaging Hot Chip, Alexis Taylor’s name will be enough to give this one a listen. Piano is a striking exercise in musical and personal introspection, and the voluminous quiet that comes with it. For everyone else, perhaps Piano’s novelty will do the trick, but Hot Chip lovers won’t get the pulsing synthonic power they’re used to. Taylor has challenged himself here giving himself offering nothing but a piano, some expectedly adept songcraft, and his endearing McCartneyan vocal clarity. On Piano, those three things are done with taste and control and the result is a pleasant and challenging and softly honest musical release. Taylor’s chosen intimate setting is the perfect one for his self-proclaimed “atheist’s gospel record,” a blissful song sequence of beautiful ballads.
Simon Wiesenthal used his skills as an artist to survive the Holocaust, later becoming the
Julia is demure with an otherworldly, almost sprite-like demeanor. She has sparkling eyes and a
According to Almost Circle Gallery’s website, “The name Almost Circle started as a drawing group
The contemporary art scene in Dallas is booming. Believe it or not, for many connoisseurs,
The Mississippi Museum of Art was pleased to announce the 2016 recipient of The Jane Crater
This exhibition features works by 18 Mississippi artists from across the state. Initiated in 1997,
“I love pop art because it’s controversial. Some people don’t even consider it art and
Art is a subjective and experiential sort of affair, an unspoken social contract entered into by the artist and the viewer. Moss Point artist Qin Mobley remains acutely aware of this agreement, and it shows through his work — from his outright references to popular culture to the more nuanced aspects like his religious use of flat colors.
Qin is no stranger to the artistic game. He’s been creating art and drawing since the second grade. But it wasn’t until third grade when art took over his life.
Brooklyn-based Kurt Perschke, 46, brainstormed deep into the night 15 years ago, dropping design after design of complex shapes over black and white photocopies. Nothing felt quite right. He was working on a public arts commission for the Arts in Transit program in St. Louis where he lived and taught at the time. Though in his youth the Chicago-native envisioned maybe becoming a wildlife biologist or a psychologist — his mom wanted him to be an architect — he got an MFA in ceramics sculpture from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1997. Thereafter, Perschke built a reputation due to his persistence with multiple media, including ceramic, glass, steel, inflatable, video, collage and set design for dance.
Red Ball Project
Finally, on a whim and a bit exasperated, while continuing sketches for the Arts in Transit commission, Perschke drew something much simpler. It was a giant red sphere smushed beneath an overpass in a bland part of the city. The absurdity – the “risk” – of it – made him laugh. It was only then that he had the “ah ha” moment, or rather the “ha ha” moment, and he felt he was onto something.