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: Central Station Hotel to offer authentic Memphis experience

CA: Central Station Hotel to offer authentic Memphis experience The historic Central Station building will soon become a hotel like none other, says the grandson of the man who revolutionized the hotel industry 65 years ago. Interior demolition is to start within two months and construction be finished by summer 2018 on Central Station Hotel in Downtown’s South Main District. The hotel will have a lobby, bar, ballroom, guest rooms, restaurant and retail, all stamped with the rich character of a 103-year-old train station. But the redevelopment will feature a still-secret sauce – something “experiential” – being cooked up by McLean Wilson and … Continue reading CA: Central Station Hotel to offer authentic Memphis experience

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: ‘Transit-oriented development’ rolls into Memphis with Central Station project

MBJ: ‘Transit-oriented development’ rolls into Memphis with Central Station project … Investment in public transit typically has a return on investment of 4 to 1, said interim MATA CEO Gary Rosenfeld. For every $1 a city invests in public transit, it gets $4 back in economic development, according to the American Public Transportation Association. Since Denver voters approved a multibillion-dollar transit expansion plan in 2004, Colorado’s Regional Transportation District, which provides public bus and rail transportation to Denver, Boulder and surrounding cities, has seen a tremendous amount of economic development revolving around public transit, Rosenfeld said. … MATA owns the … Continue reading MBJ: ‘Transit-oriented development’ rolls into Memphis with Central Station project

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

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

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: 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