Five Things To Do This Weekend in Memphis: December 1st-3rd

Five Things To Do This Weekend in Memphis: December 1st-3rd

There are lots of opportunities this season to get the warm-and-fuzzies at tree lightings. I suggest getting those warm-and-fuzzies this Friday with Le Bonheur patients as they light the tree in the Tower Courtyard at Overton Square with Magic Light Wands. Keep them going with Santa photos, holiday carols, Christmas crafts, cookies, hot chocolate, Le Bonheur Ornament Shop, and more.

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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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The Top Ten New Restaurants in Memphis for 2015

The Top Ten New Restaurants in Memphis for 2015

For people who love to eat out (we certainly do!) the words “new restaurant” resonate with one of life’s memorable pleasures: food shared with friends and family, and libations to match spirit and mood. In Memphis, where the food scene this year moved from emerging to full speed ahead, an astonishing number of new restaurants directed the question of where to eat toward more than 30 different choices. Feel like a robust bowl of ramen on a chilly February day? No problem. Looking for a scrumptious Delmonico with asparagus and Parmesan truffle fries? We know where to go. Daydreaming about charcuterie plates and Italian home cooking elevated for modern tastes? Yep, we’ve got that, too.

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The Winners of the 2015 Memphis Magazine Readers’ Restaurant Poll

The Winners of the 2015 Memphis Magazine Readers’ Restaurant Poll

Way back in July 1983, when we conducted our first readers’ restaurant poll, it only took half a column to report the results. With just 18 categories focusing on the most basic specialties — pizza, steak, seafood — readers probably finished the survey in 10 minutes. The poll, and the city’s dining infrastructure, has certainly expanded in the past three decades. This year’s results present the winning restaurants in more than 40 categories, and judging from the number of entries submitted, it’s obvious that current readers took quite a bit more time to ponder the best places in town, including categories that might have stumped our 1983 subscribers, such as Best Food Truck, Best Craft Cocktails, and Best Local Brew.

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