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Mulan's booth at Cooper Young Festival.

Yolo Food Truck

Chitlins at the 4 Way Cafe

From fine to casual dining, Memphis is in the midst of a restaurant renaissance. We have the tasty pleasure of attracting incredible culinary talent and energetic entrepreneurs who know Memphis is more than traditional barbecue. And beyond the rich restaurant community, the food scene is shifting. With urban gardens, a host of farmer's markets, culinary competitions and food trucks rolling into town, fresh, local food is on the menu.


A boarded up home on Bellevue Boulevard in Klondike carries a message to deter break-ins.

Boarded up houses are not a death knell for Klondike Smokey City

A concerted effort is underway in Klondike Smokey City to fight blight and turn vacant lots and boarded-up houses into centers of hope for the neighborhood’s future.


Video: North Memphis community gardens turn blight into bounty

The Klondike Smokey City CDC community garden in Memhis sows seeds for a neighborhood less burdened by blighted empty lots.

Bradford Williams started Curbside Casseroles in 2007.

Curb Side Casseroles brings Memphis convenience to dinner

Curb Side Casseroles offers convenient home-cooked meals for Memphians too busy to cook or who just want a break from the kitchen.

Frankie Walter takes customer orders.

Smoky City Bar-B-Que fires up opportunity in North Memphis

It’s been said that the Smokey City got its name from the active smokestacks of blacksmiths in the area. While industry left the North Memphis neighborhood decades ago, smoke has returned with the opening of a new restaurant, which is a rare site in the area.

A home-based bagel bakery has taken off in Memphis.

Dave's Bagels finds early success

David Scott relocated to Memphis from Portland in October, and within weeks began offering his homemade Dave’s Bagels. The business is quickly growing with new distribution opportunities in the works.
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