Every year, there’s one weekend in Memphis that’s just absolutely bonkers with events and things to do. This weekend, my friends, is it. These are my top five picks, plus plenty of extras.Read More
News from Overton Square
– 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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
– Memphis Tequila Festival: Oct. 19
There’s always something new in Memphis. Whether you’re looking for a snack, a treat (milkshakes and gourmet iced teas, anyone?), a cocktail, or a full meal, here are 13 new and newish spots around town to try.Read More
– Overton Square Crawfish Festival, Overton Square, Saturday, noon – 6 p.m., free to attend, all ages
The annual Overton Square Crawfish Festival is so big that it takes over the whole square, shutting down Madison Ave. for an afternoon of eating, drinking, shopping and live music. Prices for crawfish and drinks vary. The festival benefits the Special Olympics.
First, it was Paulette’s (a French/Hungarian restaurant that’s now on Mud Island). Then, it was Schweinehaus, with German food and big steins. Then, it was Stanley BBQ.
Later this year, the spacious white building in Overton Square will be something entirely new: an upscale “Southern-inspired” restaurant founded by Edward Bogard and co-owned by Lionel Hollins and Preston Butts. Yes, that Lionel Hollins. (!!)
BOGARD stands for “Buying One Give Another Rare Dish”, which refers to the restaurant’s unique approach to giving back.
In the press release from Overton Square, it’s reported that BOGARD will provide a meal to a Mid-Southerner in need for every meal purchased (via a partnership with the Mid-South Food Bank).Read More
Where can you watch the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in Memphis? Here’s a list of places to catch March Madness in Memphis this year. If you have somewhere to add, just leave it in the comments.