The 10 Hottest New Restaurants in Memphis

The 10 Hottest New Restaurants in Memphis

17 Berkshire owner Nuha Abuduhair opened her shop full of pastel-colored desserts in Overton Square a few months ago. It has since become a go-to spot for authentic French macarons, as well as the other beautifully decorated cakes and chocolates that helped make Abuduhair famous on social media. This is a personal project for the hobbyist-turned-pro baker: The shop’s name is also the address of her childhood home.

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All The Best Burgers You Have To Eat In Memphis

All The Best Burgers You Have To Eat In Memphis

– Try the Good Night/Good Cause from Hopdoddy. Yes, it’s a chain, but $1 of proceeds for this particular burger (with cheddar, caramelized onions, caffeinated BBQ, jalapeños) are donated back to the Stax Academy.

– The Pub Burger at Local Gastropub (Overton or Main Street) is good for $6.99 (with fries) during lunch and all day on Mondays. Nice.

– Babalu Burger from Babalu is available at their Overton Square and East Memphis locations, and people really love it.

– The Southern Gentleman from Belly Acres in Overton Square comes with greens, bacon, and sweet potato.

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2018 Memphis Fall Events Guide

2018 Memphis Fall Events Guide

Throw on your jeans and a light jacket, breathe in that crisp air, admire the reds and golds of the changing leaves, and buy yourself a super-sized calendar, because there’s A LOT happening in the Bluff City this fall and you want to be ready to roll.

Make plans to watch movies under the stars in Overton Square, jam to live bands on the Levitt Shell lawn, dance in the streets in Soulsville, and cheer on the Grizzlies at FedExForum.

Autumn in Memphis means a steady stream of fantastic festivals, sassy soirees, cool concerts, innovative indie films, awesome art exhibitions, and fierce football showdowns. Whether you dig yoga, tequila, Harry Potter, comic conventions or group bicycle rides, you’ll find something you love in Memphis’ fall events lineup.

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New movies in Memphis and special screenings, Sept. 14-20

New movies in Memphis and special screenings, Sept. 14-20

Wonder Woman (PG-13, 141 min.) After a short hiatus, the free family-friendly movie series in the Overton Square courtyard (recently christened "Chimes Square") returns with the 2017 hit that cast Gal Gadot as DC Comics' amazing Amazon. Lawn chairs and folding chairs welcome.

7 p.m. Thursday, Overton Square. Free. Visit overtonsquare.com.

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Loeb Gets Okay To Move Forward With Overton Square Hotel

Loeb Gets Okay To Move Forward With Overton Square Hotel

A new hotel planned for Overton Square is now one step closer to reality. Loeb Properties wants to build a 7-story, 109-room boutique hotel next to the Hatiloo Theatre.

During a meeting at city hall Thursday morning, the measure passed, and Loeb was told it could move forward with the development. However, neighbors and patrons remain worried about parking since the hotel would take parking spaces from the Square.

One solution is to get restricted parking for some streets, but not everyone agrees the permits will work.

“The requirement is 75% of the residence participating and unfortunately part of my street, a large part of the street his rental properties,” says homeowner Roger Schwartz.

Construction is scheduled to start on the hotel in November with a grand opening in early 2020.

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Save The Dates! A List of Memphis Fall Festivals & Events 2018

Save The Dates! A List of Memphis Fall Festivals & Events 2018

Here’s a super quick guide to Memphis fall festivals and events: think beer festivals, cultural events, Memphis art events, and more. This list is a great way to see it all at a glance and to mark your calendars.

Stay tuned for a more detailed guide like we always do coming next week. Got something to add? Submit it to the blog’s calendar.

October

– Memphis Tequila Festival: Oct. 19

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Boozy Milk Shakes to Celebrate the End of Summer

Boozy Milk Shakes to Celebrate the End of Summer

"If you have a milkshake and I have a milkshake and my straw reaches across the room, I'll end up drinking your milkshake."

Disgraced New Mexico Senator Albert Fall uttered that line during congressional hearings about the Teapot Dome scandal in 1924 — and to be truthful, he was explaining the concept of oil field drainage. But his analogy was immortalized in Paul Thomas Anderson's 2007 film, There Will Be Blood, and the lines have been seared in my brain forever since.

I love milkshakes. Especially alcoholic milkshakes, which, these days, are available in eateries and bars all around Memphis. I've gotten boozy on classic milkshakes at the Arcade Restaurant Downtown, and on 1,000-calorie S'mores- and Nutella-flavored concoctions at newer joints like Railgarten and Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Overton Square. And this Labor Day weekend, I'll be celebrating the unofficial end of summer by using my trusty Waring blender to whip up my own.

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The Ivory Closet

The Ivory Closet

The Ivory Closet, created by Alexandra Scharff, is a chic boutique offering the women of Memphis on-trend wardrobe essentials for all of life’s adventures. A selection of the brands carried here are made to help slim the waist, eliminate back fat, lengthen the legs and tuck the tummy, all while leaving you looking and feeling fabulous! With a wide variety of tops, bottoms and outerwear, this stylist-run boutique is a great place to visit for your wardrobe updates. On top of a complete wardrobe, you’ll also find eclectic jewelry, accessories and gifts. These sharp-eyed stylists are armed with top boutique brands and ready to put together picture perfect outfits for every occasion!

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