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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Off to Cuba!

Off to Cuba!

I've always liked the idea of a fine Cuban cigar better than actually smoking one. So, when Michelle Laverty, "Lav" to one and all, over at Babalu, slid a creation called a Cuba Cigar across the bar, I was intrigued. A single massive square of ice swimming in Bacardi Gran Reserva Rum with Havana, hyde and smoked bitters, with an orange slice. It is a solid drink, with the bitters supporting, not hiding the rum. And here it was, that smoky, leathery ideal of a cigar without the reality of it. Which is good, because in reality I'm allergic to tobacco.

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80+ Places To Eat Brunch In Memphis

80+ Places To Eat Brunch In Memphis

Memphis Brunch! We’re obsessed with it! While our longer guides about where to get brunch in Memphis are under construction, below is a big list of places to eat brunch.

I’m making this list quick and dirty – actually no frills, with almost no comments – but you can click and call to find out about drink specials, hours, etc.

Midtown
Babalu Tacos and Tapas
Bar Louie
The Bayou
Lafayette’s Memphis
Local on the Square
Robata Ramen and Yakitori Bar
Stanley BBQ

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Babalu hosting pop-up shop for cancer patient

Babalu hosting pop-up shop for cancer patient

This week, a local restaurant is helping to raise money for a Memphis cancer patient. 

In 2015, 12-year-old Micah was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that often occurs in and around the bones.

Doctors quickly removed Micah's femur and put in a titanium rod.

This Wednesday, Babalu in Overton Square will host Micah's Taco Shop.

Babalu will donate $1 from every taco sold to help Micah’s family pay for his ongoing medical costs.

If you’re unable to stop by, you can also donate to his GoFundMe page.

For more information, click here.

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      Today, December 6th, Babalu becomes Micah’s Taco Shop and $1 from every taco sold at the Overton Square and East Memphis locations will go to help with Micah’s ongoing medical expenses. The Winkles were nominated for Babalu’s pop-up fundraiser by another family they’d met at St. Jude that got to participate a couple of years ago.  Micah will be at the Overton Square location to help take orders during lunch, and will be at the East Memphis location for dinner. Check out his time behind the scenes at the restaurant including the making of his signature taco.   See the full post at Choose901.

Today, December 6th, Babalu becomes Micah’s Taco Shop and $1 from every taco sold at the Overton Square and East Memphis locations will go to help with Micah’s ongoing medical expenses. The Winkles were nominated for Babalu’s pop-up fundraiser by another family they’d met at St. Jude that got to participate a couple of years ago.

Micah will be at the Overton Square location to help take orders during lunch, and will be at the East Memphis location for dinner. Check out his time behind the scenes at the restaurant including the making of his signature taco.

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