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(WMC TV) - PROJECT GREEN FORK RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH: Interim, 5040 Sanderlin Ave., 901-818-0821

No one gets away with anything at Interim -- in a good way!

The state-of-the-art kitchen -- the most gorgeous kitchen in Mid-South restaurants, in my opinion -- is also in-the-round. It's fused with the dining room.

All eyes are on the chefs.

"I probably clean as much as I cook," smiled Executive Chef Jackson Kramer.

The cleaning at Interim doesn't take much because they recycle all of their glass, plastic and cardboard. According to Project Green Fork statistics, Interim has recycled more than two tons of glass, plastic and cardboard in the last three years.

The restaurant, a former High Score of the Week, also earned its PGF certification through its commitment to local food sources and farms, including Covington, TN's Claybrook Farms for Interim's Black Angus beef and local farmers markets for its produce.

When Interim keeps it local, it keeps customers costs down.

"You don't have to pay for the extra packaging, for it being flown in," said Project Green Fork's Executive Director Margot McNeeley. "It's fresher because it is not frozen, and again, back to supporting local farmers is really important to every that we do at Project Green Fork."

WHAT ANDY LIKES:  Mountain Trout, Mahi Special, Sea Bass, Trendy Bar w/Great Wine and Beer Selection, Impressive Interior Design

FARMS SERVED:  Flora Farms (Byhalia, MS), Delta Grind (Water Valley, MS), Mississippi Natural Products (Newhebron, MS), Peach World (Memphis), Strickland Pork Farms (Jackson, MO), Claybrook Farms (Covington, TN), Whitton Farms (Dyess, AR), Windermere Farms (Memphis), Woodson Ridge Farms (Oxford, MS)

SCORES OF THE WEEK:

J. Alexander's, 2670 N. Germantown Pkwy, Wolfchase Area/Cordova, 99 on March 27

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches, 7850 Poplar Ave., Germantown, TN, 98 on March 26

Happi Store, 6645 Poplar Ave., East Memphis, 98 on March 27

Red Lobster, 8161 Highway 64, Wolfchase Area, 97, date not listed

Elliott's Restaurant, 16 S. 2nd St., Downtown Memphis, 97 on March 26

TGI Friday's, 185 Union Ave., Downtown Memphis, 97 on March 25

DBEE's, 521 S. Highland St., U of M Area, 97 on March 26

Quiznos Sandwich Restaurant, 8370 Hwy. 51 N., Millington, TN, 97 on March 26

Brenda Sue's Soul Food Grill, 2395 Chelsea Ave., North Memphis, 97 on March 27

Jr.'s Fish & Chicken, 3992 Park Ave., U of M Park Ave. Campus Area, 96 on March 26

Subway, 7850 Poplar Ave., Germantown, TN, 96 on March 26

Snappy Tomato Pizza Co., 7601 Hwy. 70, Bartlett, TN, 96 on March 25

Krystal, 4431 Summer Ave., Berclair/East Memphis, 96 on March 25

Ms. Girlee's Soul Food Restaurant, 629 Chelsea Ave., North Memphis, 96 on March 27

The Hideaway, 847 Whitney Ave., Frayser, 96 on March 27

Baskin Robbins, 7601 Hwy. 70, Bartlett, TN, 95 on March 25

MacStell's, 220 S. Main St., Downtown Memphis, 95 on March 26

Tops Bar-B-Q, 1286 Union Ave., Medical District, 95 on March 27

Texas Roadhouse, 2810 New Brunswick Rd., Wolfchase Area, 95 on March 27

Family Bar-B-Q & Snackbar, 2457 Chelsea Ave., North Memphis, 95 on March 27

Jaxon's Hot Wings, 2302 Peres Ave., Springdale/North Memphis, 93 on March 27

Cave's Soul Food & More, 1689 Jackson Ave., Vollintine Evergreen, 92 on March 26

Linso Garden, 1420 Jackson Ave., Vollintine Evergreen, 91 on March 28

Evergreen Grill, 1545 Overton Park Ave., Midtown, 91 on March 26

Rendezvous, 52 S. 2nd St., Downtown Memphis, 91, date not listed

Super Submarine Shop, 614 S. Highland St., U of M Area, 90 on March 26

Las Delicias, 4002 Park Ave., U of M Park Ave. Campus Area, 90 on March 26

Los Compadres, 3295 Poplar Ave., East Memphis, 89 on March 26

Local On The Square, 2126 Madison Ave., Overton Square/Midtown, 87 on March 25

Alex's Tavern, 1445 Jackson Ave., Vollintine Evergreen, 85 on March 26

Yums, 3283 Austin Peay Hwy, Raleigh, 85 on March 25

Checkers, 844 Poplar Ave., Medical District, 82 on March 26

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