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Congratulations to these folks, who were all recognized at last week’s Memphis Restaurant Association Banquet: Lauren McHugh Robinson, president of Huey’s, named restaurateur of the year; Bobby Maupin, key account specialist for wine at West Tennessee Crown Distributors, named associate member of the year; and Frank Vernon, owner of the Bar-B-Q Shop, who was given the Pioneer Award.



Vintage901 is coming this weekend, and here’s what you need to know. Tickets for the full event are sold out, but they're still available for individual events.


On Friday, Chef Kelly English of Restaurant Iris and The Second Line cooks for Perfect Pairings from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main; tickets are $225 and include dinner and wine pairing presented by grand sommelier Laurie Forster.
On Saturday, the Grand Tasting takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Creative Arts Building, 2375 Tiger Lane S. Tickets are $50 and include plenty of wine to taste plus food demonstrations, live music and vendors.

On Sunday, chef Jimmy Gentry hosts brunch from noon to 2 p.m. at the FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms Park. Tickets are $87.50. Go to for more information and to buy tickets.


See the full story at The Commercial Appeal.