WEEKLY COLUMN


World-Class Views

PETROGNANO-SEMIFONTE, ITALY— Customers judge restaurants by many criteria. I once read a survey in which a majority of the people ranked service above food and […]

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A Birthday to Remember

PETROGNANO-SEMIFONTE, TUSCANY— My mother used to speak disparagingly of grown men who kept changing careers later in life. Even as a kid, I never agreed […]

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Honor Your Hometown

Grab a broom and a dustpan because I am about to drop some names. My friend Marty Stuart, country music legend, multi-instrumentalist, curator, fellow Mississippian, […]

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Julia

It’s been a little over a year since Julia Reed was taken from us— much too soon— after a long, sometimes public, always brave battle […]

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Steak Night

“RSJ’s Andouille-Stuffed Carpetbagger Steak” Photo Credit: Joey DeLeo From the book “New South Grilling” by Robert St. John, Hyperion 2007 I had a very long, storied, […]

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Friends

I am a regular. Always have been, always will be. If I am in town, I regularly eat breakfast at 7:00 AM at table number […]

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The Capri

One never knows where the restaurant business will lead. Though I do know, if a restaurateur stays in the business long enough, he or she […]

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Extra Table 2021

For the past 22 years I have written this weekly column, 1000 words a week, 52 weeks a year, never missing a week. Those 1,100,000+ […]

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