Overton Square Adds Two New Restaurants in One Week

Overton Square Adds Two New Restaurants in One Week

Loeb Properties has announced that Bogard, a new upscale restaurant that will serve contemporary Southern-inspired dishes, has signed a 3,790-square-foot lease in Overton Square.

Though the restaurant partially takes its name from co-owner Edward Bogard, it also an acronym for “Buying One Gives Another Rare Dish,” as each meal purchased at the restaurant will provide another meal for a person in need thanks to a partnership with the Mid-South Food Bank.

Ed Cabagiao and Ben McLean have been tapped as operating managers for the new venue that will occupy the former Stanley Bar-B-Que space at 2110 Madison Ave. 

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Overton Square Crawfish Festival

Overton Square Crawfish Festival

The 2018 Bayou Overton Square Crawfish Festival took over Midtown Memphis on Saturday.

Festivities included live music from local acts, beer and of course plenty of boiled crawfish.

Madison Avenue was packed with people twisting, pinching and devouring piles of crawfish in support of Special Olympics of Greater Memphis.

The Director of Special Olympics, Lisa Taylor, says events like these are so important for the organization, "It means a lot to us. If it wasn't for this - everything we do is at no cost for our athletes and their parents and caregivers. So fundraisers like this are so important to help keep our programs going."

A VIP tent was also available for those who wanted to eat crawfish all day for one price.

And, of course, there was a competition to see who could eat mudbugs the fastest.

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New Overton Square Restaurant To Donate Proceeds To Mid-South Food Bank

New Overton Square Restaurant To Donate Proceeds To Mid-South Food Bank

A restaurant revival happening in Midtown Memphis promises something for everybody.

From hot chicken to upscale dinning, four new restaurants will soon open in and around Overton Square, but here's a twist.

One of those restaurants is offering help to people who can't afford to eat out.

This is a one-of-kind concept you can really sink your teeth into all while doing some good right here in the Mid-south.

"I wanted to come home and birth something that's never been done," said Edward Bogard, owner and founder of BOGARD restaurant.

Bogard says he's been eyeing the now vacant restaurant space for 4 years.

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New restaurant coming to Overton Square will help feed homeless

New restaurant coming to Overton Square will help feed homeless

A new Overton Square restaurant is getting a lot of buzz.

The talk about Bogard’s is not just about the food, but also about feeding the homeless through the Mid-South Food Bank.

Owner Edward Bogard said the newest restaurant coming to Overton Square will have a Southern-inspired menu. 

“It's everything from fried green tomatoes shrimp and grits all of our favorites, right?" Bogard said.   

The idea is to not only serve customers but also help the homeless.

Two percent of sales from the restaurant will be donated to the Mid-South Food Bank.

“The projected goal of the first year providing just over right at 100,000 meals actually,” Bogard said.

Bogard also started SO GIV, a charitable organization that raises awareness and money for charitable causes. 

During that time he raised thousands for the Mid-South Food Bank and worked together with former Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach Lionel Hollins and his charitable organization.

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