Where to Drink in Memphis Right Now

Memphis -- as you're probably aware -- is the home of the blues. And you know what goes great with the blues? Booze! It also goes great with rock 'n' roll, the river, barbecue, and (nearly) year-round patio weather. That said, with so many options to choose from, and seven days in the week, where do you go right now? We're answering that with Beverage Director. A handy guide of all the best spots to drink in Memphis -- from shiny and new to the diviest of dives.

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The Best Italian Restaurants in Memphis

The Best Italian Restaurants in Memphis

Chef Jason Severs recreates the fare of Puglia (in Southern Italy) at this Overton Square institution. That means you’ll find dishes like spaghetti alla carbonara or roasted tiger prawns with basil and chiles. Bari also features a vast wine selection, with Italians from almost every region of the country. And the cheese menu boasts more than 40 styles of Italian cheese.

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The Best Restaurants in Memphis Right Now

The Best Restaurants in Memphis Right Now

Memphis undoubtedly has some heavy hitters in the food scene, and it is high time to familiarize yourself with all of them. To get the best grub here, you don’t need to go super fancy, or visit a chef’s private $200-per-plate event in a garage. That said, many of our best chefs around town have multiple establishments, and many of said establishments can be found on this list.

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The Best Restaurants in Memphis Right Now

The Best Restaurants in Memphis Right Now

Memphis is brimming with heavy hitters in the restaurant scene, and it is high time to familiarize yourself with literally all of them. And to do the aforementioned familiarizing, you don't always have to go to the fanciest or most de rigueur of places. The restaurants on this list are new, old, and everything in between. So the next time you find yourself out wondering where to go, check this list. None of these places will ever steer you wrong.

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Best Bets for Brunch: Bari Ristorante in Overton Square

Best Bets for Brunch: Bari Ristorante in Overton Square

Five or six years ago, we finally went to Bari Ristorante because one of our co-workers had been nonstop singing the Italian restaurant’s praises. She just wouldn’t stop talking about the cheese with hay on it. We trusted her recommendation, so we went the restaurant in Overton Square and loved it, too, so much so that we don’t remember our first meal at Bari because there have been so many others since.

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