Memphians use their brains to better the city all week during the day, but several nights a week, they use their brain for food, fun, and challenging games of trivia. And most trivia nights even give away prizes. Check out any of these spots and play trivia solo or with a team.
Monday at 8pm (Collierville, 2130 W Poplar Ave)
Tuesday at 8pm (Midtown, 1927 Madison Avenue)
Wednesday at 8:30pm (Downtown, 77 South Second St)
Thursday at 7:30pm (Southaven, 7090 Malco Blvd.)
Thursday at 8pm (East Memphis, 7825 Winchester Rd #101)
No cover charges
Prizes include gift certificates up to $50
Before Alex left for her expedition in Antarctica, she HAD to have a Huey Burger and Fries.
Read the full story at the I Love Memphis blog here.
Huey’s was just listed as a place in Memphis to watch Super Bowl 50 by the I Love Memphis blog! View the full article here.
Visiting Memphis and have some time to explore our awesome city? We’ve got some suggestions for you that are in the areas closest to downtown Memphis.
Here’s our list of where the locals go:
- Gus’s Fried Chicken (best fried chicken you’ll find)
- The Rendezvous (BBQ, of course)
- Majestic Grille (sandwiches, steak, burger)
- Lunchbox Eats (sandwiches, soul food)
- Cozy Corner (BBQ, of course)
- Trolley Stop Market (pizza, sandwiches, burgers)
- Aldo’s Pizza Pies (pizza, salads, sandwiches, local beer)
- The Brass Door (irish pub)
- Central BBQ (BBQ, of course)
- Local Gastropub (pub fare)
- Tamp and Tap (sandwiches, salads, coffee, beer)
- Huey’s (burgers, fries)
- A Schwab’s Soda Shoppe (milkshakes, homemade soda)
- The Arcade (breakfast/brunch)
- Cafe Keough (coffee shop)
- Earnestine & Hazels (soul burger)
- Flying Saucer (pub fare)
- Burrito Blues (build your own burritos, margaritas)
- Kwik Chek (sandwiches, other)
- Pho Hoa Bihn (vietnamese fare)
- Little Italy (pizza)
- Soulfish Cafe (seafood)
- Pho Vietnam (vietnamese fare)
- Payne’s BBQ (BBQ, of course)
- Central BBQ (BBQ, of course)
- Huey’s (burgers, fries)
- BBQ Shop (BBQ, of course)
- Local Gastropub (pub fare)
- YoLo (gelato, frozen yogurt)
- Sweet Noshings (gourmet popcorn, candy, ice cream, coffee)
- Pyro’s Pizza (pizza, salads, local beer, coffee)
- Young Avenue Deli (sandwiches, fries, burgers)
- Slider Inn (burgers)
- Celtic Crossing (Irish pub)
- Tart (French fare)
- Schweinehause (German)
- Babalu (Latino tapas)
- Hammer and Ale (craft beer and food)
On December 16, 2105, employees of Huey’s Restaurants donated over $3,000 worth of Christmas gifts to Dorothy Day House families in Memphis.
Five total families received gifts from Huey’s employees. For 5 weeks, employees from each location rallied together to collect Christmas gifts for their assigned family. The eight locations, plus the home office, donated to families through the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality. Several locations split larger families, to make sure that every family member got all of the items on their list.
All donations to were based on wish lists provided directly from the families. Items included clothing, toys, and necessities. Says Sister Maureen Griner, Executive Director of Dorothy Day House, “We are grateful that every restaurant and the home office played a part in making Christmas special for the homeless families we serve. In a special way, these employees have created hope for our DDHH parents and their children. Through their love and care, they have shared Christ’s love during this season.”
The head server at each Huey’s location was in charge of overseeing fundraising for each of their locations. Huey’s Poplar, located at 6872 Poplar Avenue, was able to rally employees to donate the
largest amount of gifts out of all locations. Anna Cade, Head Server at Huey’s Poplar, boasts on her co-workers, “Most of our staff did not even need motivation to give. They really enjoy giving back to the community. For those who were more hesitant to give to our family in need, it just took a few words of encouragement and the phrase ‘tis the season to give’ and they jumped right on board!”
Huey’s Southaven, located at 7090 Malco Blvd., donated the second largest sum of gifts for families. They have had a plan in place for months in order to be able to donate the most amount of gifts possible for their family. “Our server Erin Mangrum came up with the idea to put a bucket out for our staff at the beginning of October. She felt that if people had the chance to put a dollar in every shift, it wouldn’t be so hard around Christmas time when everyone was trying to buy for their own family,” explains Melanie Hughes, Head Server at Huey’s Southaven.
Huey’s Restaurants have worked with Dorothy Day House for three years now to provide gifts for homeless families. The local restaurant chain has been donating Christmas gifts to families in need for over 15 years total. Every few years, they work with a different organization, to help out as many worthy non-profit organizations in Memphis as possible. Previous organizations include Neighborhood Christian The Dorothy Day House of Hospitality provides temporary housing and support services for homeless families in Memphis, TN. Working with other local agencies, staff members and volunteers provide families in need with a safe environment and the means to re-establish their independence.
The Dorothy Day House keeps homeless families together, creating a safe haven and a community for entire families. People in conditions of common hardship bond together to mutually support and encourage one another as they face and overcome their shared obstacles of poverty and homelessness. This home-like atmosphere fosters self-esteem and creates one of the most vital ingredients for escaping poverty—hope.
On Christmas Day, employees of Huey’s Restaurants volunteered their afternoon to spend time helping the homeless in Downtown Memphis.
For the third year in a row, a group of employees organized a lunchtime feast at Huey’s Downtown (77 S. Second St.) to feed the homeless, a population that doesn’t always get a hot, home-cooked meal on a holiday. From 10:00am-2:00pm, Huey’s volunteers served up a hot meal consisting of turkey, homemade dressing, green beans, sweet potatoes, giblet gravy, and cranberry sauce. Water, sodas, tea, and hot coffee were also served. Nobody left hungry. There was a steady flow of guests during this time, and overall approximately 200 people were fed.
In addition to a hot meal, many guests also received clothing and coats on their way out, thanks to an internal drive hosted by employees at Huey’s Downtown.
Mike Garrity (General Manager, Huey’s Southwind) and his wife Bobbye, Terry Gant (Kitchen Manager, Huey’s Midtown), and Prentiss Jones (Floating Kitchen Manager) head up this event every year through organizing the logistics, cooking all the food, recruiting volunteers, and much more.
In addition to the dynamic trio, many other Huey’s volunteers from various locations donated their time to help serve food and beverages, pass out coats, visit and talk with guests, transport guests to and from Huey’s, and walk the streets to inform guests of the opportunity to dine and celebrate the holiday. These volunteers included Wight and Chuck Laminack, Dean family, JP Graham-Townsend, Brian Moore, Kathy Neil, David Garrity, Wes Bates, Nikki Graham and children, Hani Abraham, Ashley Griffin, and many more.
It’s almost time for 2016, Memphis! Here are some fun and festive ways to celebrate the new year. I’ll continue to update as I find out more (including New Year’s Day openings and brunches).
New Year’s Eve Parties at Huey’s, most locations, Dec. 31
Most Huey’s locations will offer complimentary party favors and a midnight champagne toast. Cordova, Midtown, and Germantown locations will have live music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and the downtown location will be open until 3 a.m. Collierville location will close early at 10 p.m.
Another year is almost over and Memphis is ready to celebrate the amazing things that have happened and to welcome in a new year with opportunities to make this city greater. There are many ways to celebrate, commemorate, and enjoy New Year’s Eve in the 901. Here are a few suggestions:
All locations will have complimentary party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Cordova, Midtown, and Germantown will all have live music from 9:00pm – 1:00am Collierville is closing early at 10pm. Downtown is staying open late until 3am. Everyone else is open normal hours.
Lauren McHugh Robinson, CEO and President of Huey’s Restaurants, has been named the 2015 Tennessee Restaurateur of the Year, an award presented by the Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association (TnHTA). The award was presented to her at the annual awards banquet on August 4, 2015.
According to TnHTA, this award is “the pinnacle of industry achievement— there is no higher honor in the state.” The winner is chosen for his or her shining character, demonstrated work ethic, leadership ability, inspiring vision, and for contributions to the overall advancement of the hospitality and tourism industry in Tennessee. It is exclusively peer-nominated, and each year’s nominees and winners are hand-selected by the distinguished panel of previous winners.
Lauren was selected based on her industry knowledge and experience, hard-working and can-do demeanor, involvement in the Memphis community, and caring attitude toward all of her employees.
When asked about her honor, Lauren asserts, “I am very honored and humbled. This award is really due to all of our great staff. If not for them, we would not be who we are.”
Lauren began working with her father, Thomas Boggs, in the restaurant industry at a very early age at Huey’s Midtown. Over the years, she worked both in the kitchen and as a server.
Lauren graduated from Memphis State University in 1987 with a BA in Business and Marketing, cum laude. She received her MBA in Management from Memphis State University in 1993. She waited tables all through college.
In 1988, she began working for National Bank of Commerce in the Bank Card and Commercial Lending Divisions. In June of 1993, Lauren came back on board at Huey’s as the General Manager of Huey’s Cordova, which opened in 1994. After seeing the need to create tighter controls and more consistency in operations, Lauren was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 1995. In 2007 she was promoted to President of the company and then became CEO in 2008.
In addition to Huey’s, Lauren is also President and managing partner of Folk’s Folly Prime Steak House, plus partner in The Half Shell and Tsunami.
Lauren currently serves on the Board of Directors for Shelby Farms Park Conservancy and Leadership Memphis. She served on the board for Paragon Bank from 2012-2014. She is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Memphis and a Graduate of Leadership Memphis Class of 2007. She served several years with the Memphis Food Bank as the Co-Chair for Feed the Need.
In addition to this award, Lauren has also been named a member of the 2003 Top 40 Under 40 class (Memphis Business Journal), 2013 Super Women in Business class (Memphis Business Journal), and 2014 CEO of the Year finalist (Memphis Business Quarterly).
READ MORE ABOUT LAUREN’S AWARD IN THE NEWS:
- Huey’s CEO Tapped as Restaurateur of the Year – Memphis Daily News: August 4, 2015
- Lauren McHugh Robinson Named TN Restaurateur of the Year – Leadership Memphis Blog, August 4, 2015
- Prominent Memphian Wins Tennessee Restaurant of the Year – Memphis Business Journal, August 4, 2015
- CEO of Huey’s named Tennessee’s restaurateur of the year – High Ground News, August 14, 2015
Welcome to August, Memphis! I’ve teamed up with Volunteer Odyssey to bring you the third edition of a monthly series about unique ways to give back and love Memphis. This month, we have everything from delivering flowers to being a high-speed auction spotter to sprucing up Overton Park.
I see it all the time on social media: y’all really do want to give back and show your love for Memphis. I hope these monthly roundups make it easier to find volunteering ideas that work for you.
If none of these strike your fancy, click here for five places that you can try out from home. Or, there are more than 80 volunteer opportunities on Volunteer Odyssey’s Calendar: volunteerodyssey.com/calendar.