Idol worship

Reading and writing are my greatest passions in life.  I cannot tell you how many times I’ve said those words or how accurately they describe me.  It’s always the first sentence I give when people ask about who I am– and the second revolves around my appreciation for food.  I absolutely love to eat.  And I’m so good at it I try to consume delectable morsels as often as possible.  Bonus points if said morsels get washed down with an ice cold adult beverage.

A food/restaurant critic seems like a job that’s too good to be true.  Sure, there’s a byline for those columns, but does it belong to an actual person engaged in all these culinary adventures and then translating their experience to print?!  Work today was proof positive that this dream occupation is very much real.  I had the privilege of meeting Pamela Denney, the Food Editor for Memphis Magazine.  We chatted about our local restaurant scene and the significant amount of time we devote to blogging.  Be sure to check out Pamela’s blog, Memphis Stew.  What I wouldn’t give for the opportunity to share a meal with her and pick her brain.  Never missing an opportunity to shamelessly self-promote, I slipped my business card in her bag.  Talk of my encounter with a local celebrity of great personal interest dominated my conversations for the rest of the day.   indexDespite my shared passion for writing and food it’s almost shameful how little I’ve fused the two.  My only ‘official’ review comes from a piece I wrote about RP Tracks for this blog.  [[Sidenote:  Aunt Sarah, we must do brunch soon!]]  I am officially making a commitment prominently feature all things edible in Cocktails With Hemingway….perhaps my future mentor, Pamela, will allow me to accompany her on a dining expedition one evening.  Hint hint.  😉

With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,



About Cocktails With Hemingway

I'm blunt and opinionated. Virtually everything I say or do is a contradiction but I'm not a hypocrite. I never hesitate to speak my mind and never fail to leave an impression wherever I go. You love me, you hate me, but you'll never forget me.
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2 Responses to Idol worship

  1. Hi Sloane.
    What a lovely post to read first thing in the morning! Thank you for your enthusiasm, and I applaud your commitment to following your dreams. And yes, let’s wine and dine one evening. In the meantime, here’s my first writing tip: Food is first and foremost about relationships. We love food because of the people we share it with, the chefs who prepare, the mom who teaches us to cook, the husband we cook for. So remember the people when you start blogging. Good luck and I look forward to reading your blog.

  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog and offering your insight. Let’s wine and dine soon!

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