These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things
2012 Holiday Gift Guide
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Take a bite of this gourmet coffeecake — in cinnamon-pecan or blueberry-sour cream — and you’ll hum new lyrics about your favorite things. Local baker Ed Crenshaw bakes these marvels for Tender Loving Cake, which was founded by entrepreneur and graphic artist Bill Oates. For every cake that’s bought, a pound cake will be donated to the Mid-South Food Bank. Purchase 48-oz. coffeecake directly at Tender Loving Cake, 5041 Summer, 230-8485 or 831-1306, tlc.com, or ship for $11 flat-rate.
St. Blues Cigar Box Guitar | $250
Johnny B. Goode played a guitar just like ringing a bell, and your friends can take the stage with an old-school instrument made from an authentic wooden cigar box. First used in the 1800s, and a favorite instrument of old Delta bluesmen, a considerably more sophisticated version is available from the St. Blues Guitar Workshop. Craftsman Greg Mitchell assembles each one by hand, adding a custom-shaped neck, tuners, and piezo-transducer pickups. Pluck away on three- or four-string versions. Available at St. Blues Guitar Workshop, 645 Marshall, 578-3588, saintblues.com
Flo’s Chow Chow | $8
This year, Felicia Suzanne’s restaurant downtown has been celebrating its tenth anniversary, and, as part of that celebration, local culinary icon Felicia Willett has launched a line of special condiments, all sourced from Memphis-area farmers. Four different products are now offered under the “Flo” label (Flo being Felicia’s nickname when she started working with Emeril Lagasse in New Orleans): bread and butter pickles, chow chow, pepper jelly, and tomato jam. Sounds like a very spicy way to make this holiday season more flavorful! Available at Felicia Suzanne’s, 80 Monroe, Suite L-1, 523-0877, feliciasuzanne.com