I hope you're hungry, because Memphis has several million new dining options coming soon. I'm working on one of my notorious monster posts previewing 2014 in Memphis (food and otherwise), but I couldn't wait to share a few excerpts about three new spots, one of which has this fancy poster:
Image via Farmhouse. Used with permission.
Mr. Johnson is also opening a Mexican joint in the old Papa Pia's location on Union Ave called Agave Maria, hopefully in time for Cinco de Mayo. Expect tacos, tortas, enchiladas, and tapas, along with a few entrees (when I talked to him, Jeff mentioned whole crispy snapper, waygu carne asada, and fire roasted chicken) as well as fancy Latin-inspired cocktails.
I hope Local Margaritas are served there because they are the best non-traditional margaritas in all the land, and their gospel must be spread.
The Local Margarita in all its glory. Photo via @alliemounce on Instagram.
I also just found out about a new place called Bounty that will open somewhere in Broad Avenue in the first half of the year. The first floor will be a market/butcher shop; the second level will be a farm-to-table restaurant with a twist. That's all the information the owners are giving out for now. I'm just pumped that it seems healthy, because woman does not live by FGTBLT alone.
Broad Avenue. Bounty will be somewhere in this neighborhood; the owners aren't announcing where yet.
There have been some jokes about the rapid proliferation of restaurants in town. In fact, I've made some of those jokes. We'll let the market decide how many is too many, but for now I'd like to point out that there are 1,095 opportunities for meals each year, and that doesn't include pre-breakfast, second breakfast, brinner, daytime snacks, or midnight snacks. It will be tough, but think we can handle the Memphis Foodnado.