30 Days of Opera
When: Fri., Sept. 6, 7-8 p.m.
In this free, strolling performance, Opera Memphis singers serenade the square with opera classics. Share #30daysofoperaRead More
The Bluff City is world-renowned for Memphis-style barbecue, but there is so much more to dine on than barbecue.
The culinary scene in the Memphis area is undeniably one of the best in the country.
Talented chefs and restaurateurs from Downtown to Collierville are creating unforgettable dishes and one-of-a-kind dining concepts that rival (and often surpass) offerings in larger cities.
From 100-year-old diners to fine-dining white-table-cloth restaurants, from soul food to French fare, from inexpensive to a splurge, Memphis is full of eateries that show the true spirit and soul of the city.
The following is a list of 50 "must-try" Memphis restaurants. (As a side note, we intentionally left barbecue out of this conversation. That's a topic for a whole other discussion — and it's one we plan to have soon.)Read More
by JULIA BAKER
Gong meditation is a form of sound therapy, dating as far back as 16,000 B.C., that uses a series of vibrations and sounds to induce a relaxed state in the listener.
Aaron Glazer, who leads this Thursday's gong bath at Delta Groove Yoga, says benefits are subjective and vary from person to person.Read More
"The play's the thing."
Shakespeare wrote those words for Hamlet, who had a specific purpose in mind — he hoped a theatrical production would expose his father's murderer.
More generally, that statement suggests that plays, theater, the stage — whatever you want to call it — are important, significant and worthwhile.
"Pericles, Prince of Tyre": This play, attributed to Shakespeare, will be performed in 10 different and often surprising spaces all over the Mid-South (including the Wiseacre Brewery and the small stage at "Chimes Square" in Overton Square), from Sept. 10-21. Admission to these performances is free.Read More
The hot weather has been great for Sweet Noshings in Overton Square too.
"It's been super busy," manager Amani Figgs says.
Candy is usually their top seller but in the summer it's their ice cream that flies off the shelf. Customers come in to enjoy an icy break.Read More
Looking for the most Instagrammable places in Memphis?
Whether you're new to the area or want to discover the best places for backdrops in Memphis, here are the top ten spots to take pictures:Read More
Summer is here — and that means it is prime outdoor dining season. From backyard patios to sunny courtyards, we've assembled a list of five of our go-to Memphis-area patios for al fresco drinks and dining.
Whether in search of an after-work happy hour, a romantic night under the stars or a lazy Sunday in the sun, head outside and take advantage of the warm weather at one of these spots.Read More
The restaurateurs behind two of TripAdvisor's "Best Fine Dining Restaurants in the United States" are preparing to open their third Memphis-area concept.
Russ Graham and Tom Powers, the duo behind Downtown's Flight Restaurant & Bar and Germantown's Southern Social, plan to open the much-anticipated Porch & Parlor restaurant this fall in Overton Square. The restaurant will take over the space formerly held by Bar Louie, at 2125 Madison Ave. at the corner of Madison and South Cooper Street.Read More
Developers took a key step this week toward construction of the Overton Square hotel that, according to documents, will be called the Memphian.
An application for a building permit was filed Monday for 21 S. Cooper, the surface parking lot between Trimble Place and Hattiloo Theatre.
The document estimates construction will cost $16 million.Read More
By WMCActionNews5.com Staff | June 18, 2019 at 4:25 PM CDT - Updated June 18 at 4:40 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A Memphis property developer filed a $16 million building permit Monday for a hotel at Overton Square.
Overton Square hotel pegged for 2020 opening
Loeb Properties announced in 2018 plans to build the hotel on land currently being used as a parking lot.
According to the Memphis Business Journal, the owner and tenant on the permit are listed as “The Memphian Hotel LLC," which you can see in the latest renderings of the seven-story hotel from Loeb.Read More
Overton Square is a thriving retail, restaurant, excercise, and entertainment district in the heart of Midtown Memphis, TN.