the FIX: Memphis
Date Night?— Open Table, the restaurant reservation service, released a list of the 50 Best Date Night Restaurants in America earlier this month. Now, if you’re a couple (or dating) with no kids in the mix, we still think the best date night spot is at home, where you control the atmosphere—and the menu—and are free to do as you please. But if you just have to go out, Flight downtown may be the spot for you. Doin’ It Right— Our Crosstown neighborhood is home to many refugees. The Crosstown Concourse is home to three restaurants committed to serving the greater good through food. Global Café serves food from Sudan, Syria, and Venezuela, made by refugees from those nations. Next Door Eatery, just a few doors down, has a mission of making fresh ingredients more accessible. They’ve also partnered to put learning gardens in local schools. Lucy J’s Bakery serves up sweet creations, but with a mission of their own. They’ve partnered with Dorothy Day House to provide jobs for parents transitioning out of homelessness; at a minimum of $15/hour. Bravo Y'all. All in The Family— Huey’s is a family-owned chain and a Bluff City gem. But, more than being about awards (like: Best Burger in Memphis from Thrillist), the three sisters who run the business say the real reason for success is their family-style atmosphere. Since 1970, when the doors to the first Huey’s opened, it’s been their employees that make the difference; and keep their customers coming back. Waste Not Want Not— Last Sunday, Kroger teamed with Clean Memphis at the Mississippi River Park to create The Reharvest Memphis Food Recovery Event where participating chefs created dishes using ingredients that would otherwise be thrown away.