MBJ: New Crosstown brewery announces IBO — initial beer offerings

MBJ: New Crosstown brewery announces IBO — initial beer offerings The brewery set to open next door to Crosstown Concourse in November has unveiled its initial beer lineup. Crosstown Brewing Company, founded by Will Goodwin and Clark Ortkiese, will start by offering a West Coast-style IPA called “Traffic” and a blonde ale called “Siren,” according to a news release. “Having spent so much time in the Crosstown neighborhood, we’ve become very familiar with the sights and sounds of our home,” Ortkiese said in the release. “Cleveland Street is very busy, and the 42 is one of the busiest bus routes … Continue reading MBJ: New Crosstown brewery announces IBO — initial beer offerings

MBJ: Brewery announces opening date in Cordova

MBJ: Brewery announces opening date in Cordova The Memphis-area’s latest brewery will open in the coming weeks. Meddlesome Brewing Co., located at 7750B Trinity Road near Shelby Farms Park, will officially open at 4 p.m. on June 30. The 5,000-square-foot building includes a 1,500-square-foot tap room that can hold 80 people, as well as chairs, tables and a kid’s area complete with chalkboard wall. “We wanted it to be a family-friendly place to go and hang out,” said co-owner Ben Pugh. Beer will be available for purchase via pint, flight, growler or keg. There will also be a food truck … Continue reading MBJ: Brewery announces opening date in Cordova

MDN: Barbecue Restaurant Scene Heats Up in Memphis

MDN: Barbecue Restaurant Scene Heats Up in Memphis Memphis has enjoyed a bumper crop of barbecue restaurant news in recent weeks, from tweaks to some business’ existing locations and plans by others to expand. And that trend isn’t letting up anytime soon. King Jerry Lawler’s Memphis BBQ Company, one of the newer such brands in the city, opened its Cordova-area location earlier this year. Its menu includes items like briskets and barbecue nachos, as well as a handful of championship rubs, all served up in a setting that’s decked out with vintage Lawler photos and Memphis wrestling playbills. And the … Continue reading MDN: Barbecue Restaurant Scene Heats Up in Memphis

CA: Central BBQ plans expansion to cities east and west

CA: Central BBQ plans expansion to cities east and west Collierville or Germantown will be the first new destination for the Central BBQ chain as it takes its style of smoked pork outside Memphis to cities throughout the Southeast. Memphis conglomerate Kemmons Wilson Companies said Monday it has invested in Central and will guide the expansion to cities between Dallas and Knoxville. … Regarded in Memphis as a business success story, the restaurant chain emerged out of Central Smokers, a small team of soccer enthusiasts competing in the Memphis in May International World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. Craig Blondis and … Continue reading CA: Central BBQ plans expansion to cities east and west

CA: 2 Memphis burgers on Top 30 list

CA: 2 Memphis burgers on Top 30 list Not one but two–count ’em, two–burgers made the list of the 30 Best Burgers in U.S. on a list released yesterday by Food & Wine. That ain’t bad, considering there are 50 states and who knows how many towns with untold burgers claiming to be the best. In fact, the numero uno burger on the list is a hometown one: The John T. Burger at Hog & Hominy. …(An aside: Hog & Hominy owners Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman are up for Best Chef: Southeast in the James Beard Awards and the winners … Continue reading CA: 2 Memphis burgers on Top 30 list

MBJ: Local group breaks ground on world’s largest gas fermentation plant

MBJ: Local group breaks ground on world’s largest gas fermentation plant What does the future of livestock feed look like? A new, 37-acre production facility planned for Presidents Island. Cargill and Calysta Inc. unveiled renderings of the project Wednesday, in conjunction with a groundbreaking event for the new plant. Along with the renderings, the companies also revealed a new name for their joint venture — NouriTech. … Twenty fermenters, each similar in size to a football field end zone. Two fermenters are expected to be installed in the first phase of construction and up to an additional 18 will be … Continue reading MBJ: Local group breaks ground on world’s largest gas fermentation plant

CA: NouriTech aims to curb world hunger, create Memphis jobs

CA: NouriTech aims to curb world hunger, create Memphis jobs Investors broke ground in Memphis on Wednesday on a $660 million animal food ingredient plant they say will create up to 160 jobs and possibly help feed the world. The NouriTech plant will repurpose a 37-acre swath of Presidents Island, formerly part of Cargill’s corn sweetener operation that closed in 2015. On the site will rise what’s billed as the world’s largest gas fermentation plant, built to convert methane into a feed ingredient for fish, livestock and pets through a process similar to brewing. Announced last fall by agribusiness giant Cargill and California company Calysta, the plant … Continue reading CA: NouriTech aims to curb world hunger, create Memphis jobs

ilovememphisblog: UberEATS Launches In Memphis Today

ilovememphisblog: UberEATS Launches In Memphis Today As of this morning, Memphians can now have food delivered from more than 100 local restaurants via the UberEATS app. It launches today, and here’s what you need to know. – UberEATS is a separate app from the Uber ride-sharing app, but you won’t need to re-register for a new account/payment info if you already have an Uber account. – You place your order through the app by tapping on menu items. Or you can order online. – The delivery fee is a flat $4.99. So, you pay for your food + the $5. … Continue reading ilovememphisblog: UberEATS Launches In Memphis Today

Memphis Magazine: Full Benefizz

Memphis Magazine: Full Benefizz In 2016, customers walking into Otherlands Coffee Bar might have spied a cooler of snazzy-looking carbonated beverages across from the checkout counter. Last year, the drink known as Memfizz was a plucky startup trying to carve out its niche in the Memphis market. Now, with a rebranding under its belt and city-wide availability, the product is looking to expand beyond the borders of the 901. Last night, Benefizz hosted a launch party with its three signature flavors available as mixers at the bar. Each serving of ginger, lemon, and cranberry Benefizz is bottled individually, but its demand … Continue reading Memphis Magazine: Full Benefizz

WMCTV: Babalu set to open 6th location

WMCTV: Babalu set to open 6th location A popular southern restaurant chain is nearing another grand opening. Babalu is a wildly popular tacos and tapas restaurant that started in Jackson, Mississippi. The chain has five locations, including one in Midtown Memphis. Soon a sixth Babalu location will open in East Memphis. The restaurant is slated to open Monday, April 17. The new restaurant is 5,000 square feet with an indoor capacity of 160 people, plus an outdoor area that can seat around 40 people. It is located at 6450 Poplar Avenue, Suite 101, Memphis, TN 38119. The East Memphis location will … Continue reading WMCTV: Babalu set to open 6th location