Huey's

The Heartwarming History of Huey’s

The Heartwarming History of Huey’s

Huey’s, the family-owned restaurant chain in Memphis, is notably a local gem. While some of its success can be attributed to the award-winning burgers and gritty charm (graffiti walls and ceilings full of frill picks), at the core of the company’s strategy is the family-style atmosphere that makes Huey’s feel like a second home. It’s an approach that isn’t happenstance. In fact, it’s intentional. Since the 1970s, the Huey’s team has been dedicated to creating a family-like culture, and if it’s up to the three sisters who now manage the local restaurant chain, that won’t be changing anytime soon.

The 14 Things You Have To Eat and Drink Before You're a True Memphian

The 14 Things You Have To Eat and Drink Before You're a True Memphian

The standard time frame to be considered a true Memphian is 25 years. So the good news is, there's plenty of time to eat and drink this entire list. The bad news is, to be a true Memphian, you clearly cannot list “healthy eater” or “vegetarian” among your defining characteristics... at least, not right away.

(Late-night) burgers

There are two must-eat late-night burgers: the Soul Burger at Earnestine & Hazel’s, and the Greek Burger at Alex’s Tavern. (Some would say burgers at 2am from Krystal count. They don't.) Those Memphians unable to stay out past 10pm can get a decent amount of street cred by hitting a Huey’s or Tops at any time of day.

Everything BBQ

The short list of BBQ must-eats: a pulled pork sandwich on Texas toast from the Bar-B-Q Shop; dry-rubbed ribs from the Rendezvous; nachos from Central; pizza from Coletta’s (extra points if it's heart-shaped); spaghetti from Interstate; Cornish hen from Cozy Corner; and bologna from Payne’s.

The Ultimate Memphis Patio List: 100+ Places To Eat and Drink Outside

The Ultimate Memphis Patio List: 100+ Places To Eat and Drink Outside

Here it is: Memphis area patios, listed (generally) by neighborhood. I will continue to update this, so if left off your favorite patio all you have to do is leave me a comment!

I’ve created this based on older posts herehere, and here, and more I added in March 2017. While those other blog posts give a bit more commentary on the patios and have more pictures, this post you’re reading right now is meant to be more of a big reference list.

The Beifuss File: Historic pub crawl's hangover lingers

But never have such terms as lit, loaded, crocked, high, hammered, flushed, juiced, plastered, potted, polluted, stewed, sloshed, soused, tanked, totaled, trashed and wasted been as relevant as during the era of the traveling bacchanalia formally known to a few as the St. Patrick's Day Marching Ensemble and Pub Crawl and generally known to most as, simply, "the pub crawl."

This and that

This and that

On Friday, Chef Kelly English of Restaurant Iris and The Second Line cooks for Perfect Pairings from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main; tickets are $225 and include dinner and wine pairing presented by grand sommelier Laurie Forster.

Huey's Millington gives construction update, announces opening

Huey's Millington gives construction update, announces opening

Once finished, the restaurant will measure in at a little more than 4,100 square feet and include a more than 900-square-foot patio. The total seating capacity will be 201. Traditional Construction Co. Inc. is the general contractor.

Gettin’ Lucky: Memphis St. Patrick’s Day Guide 2017

Gettin’ Lucky: Memphis St. Patrick’s Day Guide 2017

Huey’s usually has plenty of drink specials at all/most of their locations for this esteemed holiday. Last year it was a dollar off all Bud Light pints, Guinness, Killian’s, Jameson shots, and Irish Car Bombs. I’ll updat this with 2017 info as soon as I get it.

Snapshot: Millington Gets Memphis Original

Snapshot: Millington Gets Memphis Original

Construction is underway on the Memphis area’s ninth Huey’s Restaurant, which is scheduled to open soon at 8570 U.S. 51 in Millington. A $1 million building permit application for the project was filed in late 2016. Hollis Ranson, a former general manager at the Huey’s locations in Southaven and Collierville, will be the general manager at Huey’s Millington, according to the company’s website. Roughly 60 people will be hired to staff the restaurant. Huey’s was founded in Memphis in 1970.