MDN: 2 Midtown Restaurants Seek to Incorporate Shipping Containers

MDN: 2 Midtown Restaurants Seek to Incorporate Shipping Containers The Broad Avenue Arts District has long been innovative when it comes to the creative reuse of formerly blighted properties, and its newest addition seeks to continue this trend. The owners of City & State on Broad Avenue filed paperwork with the city of Memphis requesting approval to convert an abandoned liquor store into a diner – fittingly named The Liquor Store – that will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner … The new restaurant, located at 2655 Broad, will partner with the UrbanArt Commission to include a public art installation on … Continue reading MDN: 2 Midtown Restaurants Seek to Incorporate Shipping Containers

MDN: Midsouth Food Truck Fest Returns in May

MDN: Midsouth Food Truck Fest Returns in May Midsouth Food Truck Fest organizer Stanley Perrin is preparing for the May 13 return of his yearly bash celebrating food truck culture in Memphis and is hoping to outdo the attendance numbers of the festival’s first two years. The one-day event, which once again is set for Tiger Lane at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, drew some 10,000 foodies in 2015, its first year. Last year, the number grew to 14,000, and this year Perrin is hoping the addition of new activities and attractions helps that number get even bigger. Many of the trucks … Continue reading MDN: Midsouth Food Truck Fest Returns in May

MDN: First Look at New Overton Square Restaurant Hopdoddy

MDN: First Look at New Overton Square Restaurant Hopdoddy Overton Square developer Loeb Properties and brg3s architects are moving forward with their plans to bring a Texas-based burger bar to Midtown. New signage has been installed depicting the first glimpse of what the new site at 6 S. Cooper St. will look like. Anchoring the block will be newcomer hopdoddy Burger Bar, a popular restaurant chain that will replace YOLO Frozen Yogurt & Gelato’s former location, while Lenny’s Sub Shop will get an upgrade but remain in the same location. … The popular Austin, Texas-based brand was founded in 2010 … Continue reading MDN: First Look at New Overton Square Restaurant Hopdoddy

NYT: Italian Food With Southern Soul

NYT: Italian Food With Southern Soul Andrew Ticer met Michael Hudman on the basketball court in the sixth grade. Back then, when they played for rival Catholic schools in Memphis, no one could have predicted they would become the city’s restaurant royalty, winning national recognition for their restaurant Hog & Hominy. Mr. Hudman has always been bigger, louder and gregarious. Mr. Ticer is quieter, gentler and more of a tactician. But they share the Italian gene, the one that is fiercely loyal to friends, food and family. (Mr. Ticer’s roots go back to Sicily, Mr. Hudman’s to Tuscany.) They discovered … Continue reading NYT: Italian Food With Southern Soul

MBJ: Popular Asian restaurant preps third location

MBJ: Popular Asian restaurant preps third location One of Memphis’ most popular Asian restaurants is working on a third location. Mulan Asian Bistro, which has won the Memphis Flyer’s “Best Chinese” category for five years running, is preparing to open a new location at 4698 Spottswood Ave., in the Audubon Place shopping center. The Asian restaurant will occupy the 4,600-square-foot former home of Mac’s Burgers, which recently closed. Mulan co-owner Nora Dang said Monday that she was drawn to the shopping center because of its proximity to businesses and because of East Memphis’ relative lack of Asian fusion. … Dang … Continue reading MBJ: Popular Asian restaurant preps third location

CA: Cocktails, table tennis, ice cream coming to Midtown’s Railgarten

CA: Cocktails, table tennis, ice cream coming to Midtown’s Railgarten A new kind of experience for dining and entertainment is coming down the tracks to Midtown. Railgarten will offer four types of activities spread among three buildings and the grounds outside in a concept similar to Loflin Yard, a recently opened bar near Downtown with a large outdoor seating area. Construction continues in Midtown near the northeast corner of Central and Cooper on property that borders the apparent inspiration for its theme: a railroad. In what she described as a “campus-like venue,” project land planner Brenda Solomito Basar said: “The whole property has … Continue reading CA: Cocktails, table tennis, ice cream coming to Midtown’s Railgarten

Flyer: Hopdoddy Coming to Overton Square

Flyer: Hopdoddy Coming to Overton Square Austin-based Hopdoddy Burger Bar is coming to Overton Square, according to a press release from Loeb Properties. The restaurant will be in the Yolo space at 6 S. Cooper. Yolo is (was?) set to move down the street. Here’s the release: Hopdoddy Burger Bar, a nationally-recognized, Austin-born burger + beer joint, will be joining Overton Square in the expanding 3,500 sf space. Extensive renovation and construction will begin in March with the restaurant slated to open this fall. Hopdoddy grinds their meats in-house daily and offers a wide variety of the freshest available, all-natural … Continue reading Flyer: Hopdoddy Coming to Overton Square

MBJ: Construction: Craft brewery permit filed for Crosstown

MBJ: Construction: Craft brewery permit filed for Crosstown A very “hoppy” tenant is the latest to be named on a building permit for Crosstown Concourse. … Crosstown Brewing Co. is one of the many tenants joining the 1.1 million-square-foot vertical “urban village” that is Crosstown Concourse. In addition to office, educational, art, health care and retail/restaurant space, the 10-story building includes 265 apartments, which are located on floors seven through 10. Some residents have already moved into the building. The official grand opening of the overall development is Saturday, May 13. …. MBJ: Construction: Craft brewery permit filed for Crosstown Continue reading MBJ: Construction: Craft brewery permit filed for Crosstown

HGN: MEMPopS announces expansion to Crosstown Concourse

HGN: MEMPopS announces expansion to Crosstown Concourse Local gourmet frozen popsicle purveyor MEMPopS is expanding to its second location in April with a spot secured in the new Crosstown Concourse development. …. HGN: MEMPopS announces expansion to Crosstown Concourse Continue reading HGN: MEMPopS announces expansion to Crosstown Concourse

CA: BBQ spots across U.S. lay claim to ‘Memphis’ name

CA: BBQ spots across U.S. lay claim to ‘Memphis’ name Bluff City BBQ opened last month — in a New York suburb. And there’s Memphis Style BBQ Company. Location:  Seminole, Florida. And there’s Porky J’s Memphis Style BBQ in San Antonio. And there’s a restaurant chain called Memphis Barbecue Co. operating  in Fayetteville, North Carolina,, and Dunwoody, Georgia,   as well as just below Memphis in Horn Lake. From the fringes of Manhattan to the the semi-arid hills of central Texas to California’s Bay Area, restaurants and other food-related businesses lean on the Memphis brand to establish their credibility. The same city that gave … Continue reading CA: BBQ spots across U.S. lay claim to ‘Memphis’ name