Wednesday News Update: So Much Restaurant News, Memphis Music at the White House, and Beer Week Details

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 3rd 2013 2754 0

Today in Memphis, we've got three juicy bits of restaurant news, Memphis music at the White House, and all of the details for Memphis Beer Week. All of that and more is in today's Memphis news update.

But first, check out this photo from @jmwarnerphoto of a woman named Natalia eating fire:

By @jmwarnerphoto

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– First, some big restaurant news: Deja Vu, Memphis' favorite hole-in-the-wall Cajun restaurant, is opening a second location on Main Street in the downtown core.

– In other restaurant news, Cafe Eclectic has reopened after a week of renovations. Hungry Memphis has the details.

– Also, Kelly English (of Restaurant Iris) is opening a second restaurant called the Second Line, next door to Iris. Best quote from the story: "“This is not a place where you’ll sit and ponder the food,” English said. “I’ve already got that place".

– Congrats to the Soulsville Charter School seniors: every single one of them has accepted to a four-year college or university.

– We all know that President Obama loves soul music (watch him sing Al Green's "Let's Stay Together"), and next week, he's inviting a handful of Memphis musicians – including Justin Timberlake, Al Green, Steve Cropper and Booker T. Jones – to the White House for a concert.

– If you're a college student, you can score $20 tickets to Broadway shows at the Orpheum.

– Finally! Culinate has a very thorogugh explaination of the regional variations of barbecue.

– Excited about Memphis Fashion Week? Style Watch is giving away some pieces from participating designers today at noon. To enter, go here.

– Lastly, FuzzyBrew has all of the details for Memphis Beer Week, which is happening April 21 – 27th.

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Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Huey’s will also be participating in Memphis Beer Week!

    Monday: 2 for 1 Yazoo drafts all day at Huey’s Midtown
    Tuesday: Tennessee Beer Tuesday at Huey’s Downtown, half price Ghost River and Yazoo drafts all day

  2. Leefordlyle says:

    Curious, where in Memphis is known for BBQ beef?  I've never heard of such, but I'm game to try it.

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