Where To Find the Best Memphis Pizzas

Where To Find the Best Memphis Pizzas

The battle over who has the best pizza in Memphis isn't nearly as heated as the battle over who has the best BBQ (and how could it be?). That being said, we do actually have plenty of BBQ pizza to appease anyone looking to beautifully conflate the two. The pie’s the limit here in Bluff City, and we're gonna show you why. From Elvis’ favorite joint to James Beard award-winners, this list has the top contenders covered.

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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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Memphis' Best Neighborhoods for Eating, Ranked

Memphis' Best Neighborhoods for Eating, Ranked

Overton Square is the cool cousin of Beale Street. It’s the entertainment district where locals go to drink and dine, and there’s plenty to keep you busy all night. If you’re looking for fine dining, make a reservation for Restaurant Iris -- acclaimed chef Kelly English’s upscale creole and French restaurant (the five-course degustation menu offers diners a surprise meal prepared according to the chef’s whim). On a laid-back Friday night, grab a beer and a brisket grilled cheese at Local Gastropub, or order a tapas plate of tacos, guacamole (made fresh at the table), and a TC Iced Tea (sweet tea vodka, mint, and lemon) at Babalu Tacos & TapasRobata Ramen & Yakitori Bar offers up authentic Japanese-style ramen and meat and veggie skewers, plus it has a solid selection of sake.

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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 Memphis Restaurant For Your Big Party

The Best Memphis Restaurant For Your Big Party

Local was basically designed for large groups. The downstairs area features a number of long “community” tables that can seat up to 10. Upstairs, there are several casual seating areas with comfy chairs and couches as well as a cozy outdoor patio. You can even reserve a whole floor if you like. The menu is basic pub grub and there are often food specials.

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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 Beer Bars in Memphis

The Best Beer Bars in Memphis

What makes a great bar? The ambiance? The clientele? The drink selection? It's a combination of all those things, but let's talk specifically about the latter -- and even more specifically, about what makes a great beer bar in Bluff City. The place has to offer a variety of local and regional craft brews, and, for more adventurous drinkers, a selection of harder-to-find beer brands and styles. Pint nights and beer specials never hurt, either.

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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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12 Must-Hit Happy Hours in Memphis

12 Must-Hit Happy Hours in Memphis

Happy hour: whether at the bar, on the patio, at a big table surrounded by 10 friends when you're drinking specialty cocktails, wines by the glass, or pints (or liters!) of beer, you can't go wrong. Wherever and however you happy hour, you’ve got lots of options in the Bluff City for saving a buck and catching a buzz in the late afternoon/early evening hours. Here are the 12 spots that do it best.

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