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Project Green Fork Restaurant of the Month: Sweet Grass/Next Door

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(WMC TV) - PROJECT GREEN FORK RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH:  Sweet Grass/Next Door, 937 S. Cooper St., Cooper-Young/Midtown Memphis, 901-278-0278.

The place is clean. The grub is green. So is the cocktail (more on that in a second!).

At Sweet Grass/Next Door, every dish is in season and in step with Mid-South farms and local food sources.

"They have a lot of local produce and support a lot of local farmers," said Margot McNeeley, executive director of Project Green Fork.

"We change our menu about five or six times a year," said Sweet Grass Executive Chef Ryan Trimm. "We use seasonal produce. We are starting with a quality product and quality freshness."

The restaurant is its own freshness source. Trimm and his crew grow Sweet Grass/Next Door's herbs right in its back-lot garden.

Order The Green Fork cocktail (cucumber vodka, midori, St. Germaine, lime, ginger beer), and they'll donate a dollar to Project Green Fork.

"It's a beautiful, green, summertime, cooling-down cocktail that I have had many of!" said McNeeley.

WHAT ANDY LIKES:  Chicken Jambalaya, Vegan Jambalaya, Halibut W/Pocahontas, AR, Jasmine Rice, Bad Ass Nachos (not available in summer!)

FARM SOURCES:  Claybrook Farm (Covington, TN), Newman Farm (Myrtle, MO), Woodson Ridge Farms (Oxford, MS), Hillbilly Acres Farm (Brighton, TN), Delta Sol Farm (Proctor, AR), Delta Grind (Oxford, MS), Harris Farms (Millington, TN), Hanna Farm (Osceola, AR), Flora Farms (Holly Springs, MS), Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream (Clarksdale, MS).

SCORES OF THE WEEK:

McDonald's, 1325 Ridgeway Rd., Loehmanns Plaza Shopping Center, East Memphis, 98 on July 2

Newk's Express Cafe, 3680 Houston Levee Rd., Collierville, TN, 94 on July 5

Casablanca Restaurant, 5030 Poplar Ave., White Station Area/East Memphis, 91 on July 2

Holiday Deli & Ham, 7652 Poplar Ave., Germantown, TN, 91 on July 2

McDonald's, 3363 Austin Peay Hwy., Raleigh, 90 on July 5

Checkers, 3231 Jackson Ave., Brinkley Heights, North Memphis, 87 on July 2

El Patio Mexican Grill, 3954 Austin Peay Hwy., Raleigh, 87 on July 2

China Wok, 8115 Hwy. 51 N., Millington, TN, 87 on July 3

Beijing Chinese Restaurant, 6149 Macon Rd., East Memphis, 84 on July 2

Perignons Restaurant & Lounge, 2818 Coleman Rd., North Memphis, 84 on July 3

Mother's Family Restaurant, 2661 N. Hollywood St., North Memphis, 82 on July 2

The Original Donut Man, 3224 Austin Peay Hwy., Raleigh, 80 on July 5

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