Thanks to the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, the Tape Art Crew is returning to the 901! Last May, they brought their talent and tape to the facade of the museum and starting September 13th, the artists will make their way around town creating public murals, holding workshops, and creating a community collaborative project in Overton Square.Read More
News from Overton Square
It's never too late to find your passion, and for career bartender Andy Walker, that passion has turned out to be smoking meats.
"For the first 20 years of my career, I stayed as far away from the kitchen as possible," Andy says. "Now, barbecue is a real passion for me. You'd be surprised what you're really good at."
Andy is one of the brothers and sons, behind Stanley Bar-B-Que, formerly Schweinehaus, in Overton Square.
He owns and runs the eatery with his brother, David, who is not new to the restaurant business nor to barbecue — he was on a barbecue-cooking team for Memphis in May for years, studied at the French Culinary Institute, and was an executive chef in New York before returning to Memphis to be with his family.Read More
Hopdoddy, an Austin, Texas-based burger bar, has filed a $700,000 building permit application with construction code officials for tenant improvements at its new location in Overton Square.
In March, property owners Loeb Properties Inc. announced the new restaurant would move into an expanded 3,500-square-foot site at 6 S. Cooper St. that previously was occupied by YoLo Frozen Yogurt & Gelato, with a tentative opening date this fall.
Founded in 2010, the popular burger chain primarily operates out of Texas, Arizona, California and Colorado. Memphis will be the restaurant’s first location east of the Mississippi River.Read More
Looking for something to do in Memphis this week? Here are a bunch of events, including lots of live music.
Monday, July 17
– Amy Lavere & Will Sexton at Lafayette’s
Wednesday, July 19
– Jason D. Williams at Lafayette’s
With all the great things going on in the 901 these days, have you ever been overwhelmed with choices? Well, you’re in luck! Every week we curate The Weekender, a post filled with a handy schedule to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.
You can follow this schedule to a T, or use it as a launching point to plan your own adventure! The Weekender is not meant to be exhaustive, but will include our suggestions to help you plan the weekend ahead.Read More
This family-friendly celebration includes a concert from Mississippi’s 41st Army Band, Fire Museum of Memphis vintage fire trucks, local beers for sale. Bring your chairs and blankets, but leave the coolers at home.Read More
It wasn’t that long ago, maybe a decade, that most Mexican food you found in the states was some variation on a national chain doing nachos. Not anymore. Babalu Tacos & Tapas serves, obviously, tacos and tapas, as well as salads, tortas, table-side prepared guacamole. Oh, and the drinks are killer. There’s a patio that wraps around the building that is dog-friendly, but make sure you bring a leash.Read More
Enjoy the city with these free things to do in Memphis. Some are available for everyone, some are for TN or Shelby County residents only, and some are once a year, but all of them are tee-totally free of charge.Read More