Eat Local Dining Guide

September 26, 2015
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These restaurants and grocers are putting ‘local’ at the top of their lists. Each of them are proud to support our regional farmers, brewers, food artisans and organizations and they welcome questions about their relationships with each. Support our Dining Guide locations and you will be supporting our local food economy too!

*Advertising in the Dining Guide is by invitation only. We make every effort to verify all facts though hours and information is subject to change. Please contact advertisers directly for any further details.


Alchemy Memphis - The night isn’t over until we say it is.

940 S. Cooper Street | 901-726-4444
Hours: Mon – Thu 4 PM – 10 PM, bar until 11 PM | Fri – Sat 4 PM – 12 MIDNIGHT, bar until 1:30 AM | Sun Brunch 10:30 AM – 3 PM, bar until 4 PM
Menu highlights: Gulf shrimp and grits with house-cured tasso gravy; roasted asparagus with Benton’s bacon, and fried poached egg; chili-roasted fish tacos with cumin-lime slaw; pan-seared hanger steak, duck-fat roasted fingerling potatoes, smoked paprika aioli; seared diver scallops, bacon lardons, roasted cauliflower, butternut squash purée, and brown butter

Cooper Street 20/20 - Focus on fresh.

800 S. Cooper Street | 901-871-6879
Hours: Mon – Fri 8 AM – 7 PM | Memphis Farmers’ Market (Saturdays)
Menu highlights: spanikopita; hummus; fresh soups such as African peanut, gazpacho, and tomato basil; meat and veggie lasagnas; quiche; cowboy crackers; weekly specials.

Huey’s Midtown - Voted Best Burger in Memphis since 1984.

1927 Madison Avenue | 901-726-4372 (*See website for additional locations.)
Hours: Mon – Thu 11 – 1:30 AM | Fri – Sat 11 – 2:30 AM | Sun 11:30 – 1 AM
Menu highlights: world-famous Huey burger, hand-battered onion rings, grilled salmon and veggie plate, steak sandwich, heart-healthy menu.

Next Door - Right next door to Sweet Grass.

937 S. Cooper Street | 901-726-0015
Hours: Mon – Fri 3 PM until… | Sat – Sun 11 AM until…
Menu highlights: house-made charcuterie, fried egg sdwich, pimento cheese burger, shrimp and grits, chicken and waffle, signature cocktails; extensive bourbon list.

Restaurant Iris - French-Creole cuisine.

2146 Monroe Avenue | 901-590-2828
Hours: Mon – Sat 5 – 10 PM
Menu highlights: Brussels sprouts salad, Tennessee farms duck breast, New York strip stuffed with fried oysters and blue cheese, hand-dived scallops, degustation menu.

The Second Line - Where Cooper meets Monroe and Louisiana meets Memphis.

2144 Monroe Avenue | 901-590-2829
Hours: Mon – Fri 5 PM until... | Sat – Sun 11 AM until...
Menu highlights: Andouille, crawfish, and pimento cheese fries; eight varieties of poboys, seafood plates; Natchitoches meat pies; roasted beet and feta shawarma.

Sweet Grass - Neighborhood bistro offering Low Country–style cuisine.

937 S. Cooper Street | 901-278-0278
Hours: Tue – Sun 5:30 PM until… | Sun Brunch 11 AM – 2 PM
Menu highlights: house-made charcuterie, deep-dish sour cream apple pie, frogmore stew, shrimp and grits.


The Booksellers Bistro - Fresh bistro fare, inside the Booksellers at Laurelwood.

387 Perkins Extended | 901-374-0881
Hours: Mon – Thu 7:30 AM – 9 PM | Fri 7:30 AM – 10 PM | Sat 8 AM – 10 PM | Sun 9 AM – 8 PM
Menu highlights: tomato blue cheese soup, quiche of the day, cookbook selections, gluten-free and non-dairy options

Curb Side Casseroles - A “take & bake” kitchen offering entrees, sides, salads, soups and desserts for people that are too busy to cook!

5130 Wheelis Drive off of White Station Road | 901-761-0287
Hours: Tue and Thu 10 AM – 6 PM | Sat 9:30 AM – 2 PM
Menu highlights: black bean and spinach enchiladas, pork tenderloin, chicken salad, firecrackers, strawberry cake

The Elegant Farmer - Farm to table “elevated” comfort food.

262 S. Highland Street | 901-324-2221
Hours: Lunch Daily 11 AM – 2:30 PM | Dinner Tue – Sat 5:30 PM until... | Wine dinners every last Monday
Menu highlights: American shrimp and grits, “old school” salmon patties, pan-seared Mississippi catfish, banh-mi sandwich, orange and olive oil citrus cake

Interim Restaurant & Bar - Clean, simple, flavorful dishes.

5040 Sanderlin | 901-818-0821
Hours: Lunch Mon – Fri 11 AM – 2:30 PM | Dinner Mon – Sat 5:30 – 10 PM; Sun 5 – 9 PM | Sun Brunch 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Menu highlights: scallops with tarragon and maple bacon vinaigrette; beef tenderloin with bone marrow demi glace and spaghetti squash; smoked trout with creme fraiche, capers, and dill; beef brisket with cabbage, cauliflower, and smoked beer; Interim burger

Lucchesi’s Ravioli & Pasta Co. - House-made, restaurant-quality Italian meals.

540 S. Mendenhall Road | 901-766-9922
Hours: Mon – Sat 9 AM – 8 PM | Sun NOON – 6 PM
Menu highlights: Take-and-bake pizza, fresh pasta and ravioli, lasagna, sandwich of the day, catering.

Mosa Asian Bistro - Fresh meals prepared daily and to each customer’s satisfaction.

850 S. White Station | 901-683-8889
Hours: Mon – Thu 11 AM – 9 PM | Fri – Sat 11 AM – 10 PM | Sun 11 AM – 8:30 PM
Menu highlights: hot and sour soup, sesame chicken, pad thai, rainbow panang curry, Korean BBQ beef.

Napa Café - A neighborhood favorite.

5101 Sanderlin | 901-683-0441
Hours: Lunch Mon – Fri 11 AM – 2 PM | Dinner Mon – Thu 5 – 9 PM; Fri – Sat 5 – 10 PM
Menu highlights: Short rib slider with shallot “onion rings”; seared tuna with corn and bacon relish and soy ginger syrup; blackened catfish dumplings with tomato bacon gravy; filet mignon (grass-fed beef) garlic purée, porcini butter;  extensive wine list.

Rock‘n Dough Pizza Co. - Artisan pizza and grinders.

1243 Ridgeway Road | 901-435-6238 (*See website for additional locations.)
Hours: Mon – Sat 11 AM – 9 PM; Sun 4 – 9 PM
Menu highlights: pizza by the slice; salads; pesto, vegan, carnivore, custom, and other specialty pies; rock‘n grinders on house-baked bread.

Southward Fare and Libations - Devoted to all things Southern.

6150 Poplar Avenue | 901-767-0100
Hours: Brunch Sat – Sun 10:30 AM – 2 PM | Dinner Mon – Sat 5:30 PM until...
Menu highlights: mussels with chorizo, grape tomatoes, mustard greens; catfish cakes with baby kale ceviche; pistachio-crusted salmon with creamed corn and fried okra; Claybrook Farms steak with shrimp risotto.

Whole Foods Market - Natural and organic market.

5022 Poplar Avenue | 901-685-2293
Hours: Mon – Sat 8 AM – 10 PM | Sun 9 AM – 9 PM
Menu highlights: build-your-own salad bar, hot-food bar, house-made pizza, sushi, takeaway foods.


eighty3 - Ever-changing selection of small plates.

83 Madison Avenue | 901-333-1224
Hours: Breakfast Mon – Sun 6:30 – 10:30 AM | Lunch Mon – Sun 11:30 – 4 PM | Dinner Sun – Thu 5:30 – 10 PM; Fri – Sat 5:30 – 11 PM
Menu highlights: Southern-style edamame, devil’s fire fries, lamb kofta cigar roll, Korean-style braised beef tacos, crispy crawfish fritters, coffee soy–marinated elk.

Lunchbox Eats - An eclectic, gourmet & soulful sandwich shop.

288 S. Fourth Street | 901-526-0820
Hours: Mon – Sat 10 AM – 3 PM | Open all FedExForum game nights
Menu highlights: homeroom chicken and grids, broken rib bones, extra curricula portobello, leadership mac and pork, 3rd period smoking bird, kale chips, eggplant fries.

The Majestic Grille - Dramatic dining where the food takes center stage.

145 S. Main Street | 901-522-8555
Hours: Open daily 11 AM until...
Menu highlights: house-smoked salmon, handcut steaks, signature flatbreads, weekend brunch, classic cocktails.

McEwen’s Memphis - One cannot live well, unless one has dined well. — Virginia Woolf

120 Monroe Avenue | 901-527-7085
Hours: Lunch Mon – Fri 11 AM – 2 PM | Dinner Mon – Thu 5:30 – 10 PM; Fri & Sat 5:30 – 11 PM, closed Sun
Menu highlights: duck confit enchiladas, sea bass, lobster risotto, purple hull pea hummus.

Miss Cordelia’s - Cordelia’s Table deli and prepared foods.

737 Harbor Bend Road | 901-526-4772
Hours: Open daily 7 AM – 9 PM
Menu highlights: panini and deli sandwiches; house-made soups; sushi rolled daily; grab ‘n’ go; artisan candies, sauces, and snacks.


L’Ecole Culinaire - Support Memphis’s future chefs at work.

1245 N. Germantown Parkway, Cordova | 901-754-7115
Hours: Mon – Thu 11 AM – 2 PM | Tue and Thu 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Monthly wine dinners, last Wednesday of every month.
*Call in advance as restaurant availability coincides with class schedules.


 Local Sourcing — The chefs at these restaurants shop at our local farmers’ markets, grow their own, or serve locally crafted artisan products such as beer and bread.

 Vegetarian Friendly — While most of the restaurants on this list can accommodate vegetarian eaters upon request, the restaurants with this icon have an assortment of options or clearly identify veggie options on their menu.

 Project Green Fork Certified — These restaurants are members of Project Green Fork, a non-profit that helps local restaurants employ sustainable practices, including eliminating Styrofoam, reducing waste, and recycling.

Hours and information subject to change.


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