Memphis Food News: Pantá's Late Night Eats, New Coffee Shop, Cowboy Speakeasy Coming Soon

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Here's a quick rundown of some Memphis food scene news with sources linked. Shout-out to our local restaurants and bar writers and outlets—there's a lot to cover and these folks do a great job!

Memphis Restaurant News

It's the Memphis Flyer Burger Week! Stop by one of the ten participating restaurants and get you a souped-up burger special for $6.99. Read more.

Edible Memphis released their annual Black-Owned Restaurant edition this month! Aside from the features on Black-owned restaurants, there's also a bartender guide, a nightlife vibes guide, and much more. Look for copies at your favorite local restaurants, pubs, and coffee shops. You can also subscribe to have it mailed to you!

French Truck Coffee opened a second Memphis location in the Highland Row development in the University District. I stopped by today to check it out.

dark pink colored iced tea in a plastic cup in the foreground, background is coffee shop interior with white chairs and lots of windows
Holly Whitfield

Does beer related count as food news? I Love Memphis Blog announced a new Memphis Beer & Arcade Festival happening this fall with Black Lodge Video and Flip Side pinball ball. Read more.

Back to Edible Memphis...their current Champion-sip contest is for iced coffee around town, and you have four more days to try and vote on their Instagram Stories.

An Instagram-friendly "speakeasy" called Lucky Cowboy 901 (in the basement of 409 S. Main) will open in a couple of weeks.


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The owner of Knifebird will open The Public Bistro in the former Sweet Grass location in Cooper Young. The Commercial Appeal quotes owner Kate Ashby describing the new restaurant as "if Huey's and Houston's had a baby". Expect that one in early 2023.

Jojo’s Espresso truck will open a permanent location in Thornwood shopping center in Germantown at some point, Daily Memphian reports. 

The Lucky Cat guy seems to be working in whatever is replacing the former Farm & Fries place in Germantown. 

I still have my eye on Anima, a coffee and amaro bar coming to The Citizen apartments in midtown this year, from the creators of Vice & Virtue coffee roasting.

Bounty added everyone’s favorites back to the menu—yay! You can get your pomme frites with goat cheese, fried oysters, and eggplant parmesan again!

Restaurant Iris’s reopening in the Laurelwood Shopping Center is in progress.

Pantá (in the former Iris location) has a new late-night food menu, including a burger, and 25% off food for college students, military, and nurses (with ID) after 10 p.m.

Supper Club On 2nd, and upscale lounge-y spot is opening soon. 

Watch out Chic Fil A! Whataburger is open in Southaven. 

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Holly Whitfield
Good call, Wallis!
October 3, 2017 10:18pm