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FROM THE KITCHEN OF STRANO! Sicilian Kitchen & Bar

Cured Salmon with tomatoes, shaved fennel, mixed greens and blistered grapes.

Cured Salmon with tomatoes, shaved fennel, mixed greens and blistered grapes.

Chef Josh Steiner’s love for food runs through his veins. It’s a love he inherited from his grandmothers, Jacqueline and Rosemarie, each from different cultures. And it’s his contemporary twist on these Moroccan and Sicilian dishes that Josh brings to Strano! Sicilian Kitchen & Bar in Memphis’ Cooper Young District.

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Dining Review: Strano delivers taste of Sicily in Cooper-Young

Photo: NIKKI BOERTMAN

Photo: NIKKI BOERTMAN

When Strano Sicilian Kitchen & Bar opened, tongues wagged about the cursed location as folks wondered how long it would last. After a few meals there, it appears to me the evil eye has been lifted from the corner spot. It was bustling when I was there for lunch and positively thriving when I was there for dinner last weekend. (In fact, folks were crawling all over Cooper-Young.)


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Rotisserie run: On busy days, a chicken is everyone's best friend

Strano Kitchen's Rotisserie Chicken

Strano Kitchen's Rotisserie Chicken

See how our Rotisserie chicken stacks up against the others.  Thank you Jennifer BIggs at The Commercial Appeal!

"We asked you to tell us your favorite chicken on the go, and a panel of six food-savvy staffers at The Commercial Appeal tasted and compared 10 of those, nine from stores and one from Strano Sicilian Kitchen & Bar, which prepares the chickens daily for pickup..."

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Best Bets: Spinach pie at Strano

Strano Kitchen Grandma's Spinach Pie

Strano Kitchen Grandma's Spinach Pie

Chef Josh Steiner's Grandma's Spinach Pie was recently featured in the Memphis Commercial Appeal.


Chef Josh Steiner said “Grandma’s Spinach Pie” includes four ingredients in the filling. He only told me two: spinach and cheese, but he didn’t tell me what kind of cheese.

Steiner, owner of Strano! Sicilian Kitchen & Bar, serves the pie appetizer at lunch and dinner. It’s delicious any time, but on a day when the temperature is in the 20s, it’s a superb comfort food...

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