Dining out: From Downtown to Collierville, here are 50 'must-try' Memphis-area restaurants

Dining out: From Downtown to Collierville, here are 50 'must-try' Memphis-area restaurants

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.) 

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Gong Meditation at Delta Groove

Gong Meditation at Delta Groove

"Reorient" yourself with a guided gong meditation with Aaron Glazer.

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.

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Christmas, Broadway, Caesar, more: TN Shakespeare Company announces season

 Christmas, Broadway, Caesar, more: TN Shakespeare Company announces season

"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.

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Five to Try: Some of our favorite restaurant patios from Downtown Memphis to Germantown

Five to Try: Some of our favorite restaurant patios from Downtown Memphis to Germantown

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.

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Upscale restaurant set to open in Overton Square in the fall

Upscale restaurant set to open in Overton Square in the fall

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.

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Developer files $16 million building permit for Overton Square hotel

Developer files $16 million building permit for Overton Square hotel


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.

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