Another great year for Huey’s at the Great Beale Street Wine Race! We love participating in this friendly competition among local restaurants in Memphis!
We are very proud to be taking home first place in the Grape Stomp Competition for the third year in a row and first place in the Wine Race for the fourth year in a row! Congrats to our team!
- Huey’s 2014 Wine Race Team (in order of run): Ed Haaga, Trey Hurst, Alex Boggs, Chris Cook, Dax Nichols (Coach)
- Huey’s Grape Stomp: Dax Nichols
Check out this great Commercial Appeal article, highlighting the race and our win!
To get the full Wine Race experience up close and personal, view the videos below of both our Grape Stomp and Wine Race Run:
Thanks to our team for all of your hard work and dedication! Thanks to our employees who came out to support our team!
You can find more photos from the event in our Facebook album.
We had a blast volunteering for Steak-n-Burger night for the eleventh year in a row at Minglewood Hall, benefiting Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. Our Huey’s team served up burgers to all the grown-ups and steaks to all the kids. We are looking forward to year #12!
Ever wonder why we have so many darned frill picks in our ceilings at Huey’s? Ever wondered how they get up there? We understand the frustration our customers experience when they try again and again to shoot their frill picks into our ceiling but can never seem to make it. Take some tips from the experts, and watch this how-to video on how to perfectly stick your frill pick in the ceiling every time.
Our staff is the reason we continue to be successful, and we want to make sure you all get to know them well. Today’s blog post is dedicated to Leigh Anne Brewer, better known to us as LaLa, who is a driving force behind our success at Huey’s!
Leigh Anne has been working at Huey’s for 8 years. She started in April 2006, and we have loved her ever since. You may recognize her face from Huey’s Poplar, where she is a server, bartender, and server trainer. She also sometimes works as a sub at our Midtown location, which she calls her “second Huey’s family”.
Leigh Anne is always a a joy to be around, with her bright smile, fun personality, and witty humor. She is a role model in her dedication to our community and willingness to help out whenever she is needed. She is loyal, dedicated, and reliable both at work and in her relationships with friends and family.
Along with working for Huey’s, Leigh Anne is also one of our first employees to jump at the chance to volunteer for events with us. Since she has participated in many community events with Huey’s, including Rock For Love (Church Health Center), Zoo Rendezvous (Memphis Zoo), Bet Against Breast Cancer (Wings Cancer Foundation), Dragon Boat Races (Tennessee Clean Water Network), Steak and Burger Night (Boys and Girls Club), Polar Bear Plunge (Special Olympics), Relay for Life (American Cancer Society), and the Greenline Opening Party (Shelby Park Farms Conservancy).
Not only does Leigh Anne volunteer with Huey’s, but she has done some additional exciting volunteer work on her own as well. She assisted in building a school in Quito, Ecuador and also worked with Wolf River Conservancy.
Leigh Anne has a degree in Sports and Leisure Studies, with a concentration in Leisure Management (aka Parks and Recreation at some schools). Leigh Anne has a passion for nature and the great outdoors. As soon as she graduated, she began working with National Park Services as a wilderness ranger at Yosemite National Park in California. She has also headed up the nature center at Camp War Eagle in Rogers, AR.
Her education and experience in Parks and Recreation have also led to her love for travel. She has traveled to 8 countries outside of the United States so far, including spending 6 months in Scotland as a nanny. Her time in Scotland proved that she can do just about anything, and she wants to do it all! Ideally, she would love to have Samantha Brown’s job: traveling the world, finding adventure, and sharing her experiences, with her dog Xena by her side.
Outside of work and volunteering, Leigh Anne loves spending time with her friends. As she puts it, “My friends are my hobby! I love to be with people, laughing and growing in friendship.” She loves to camp and hike, with her sweet dog by her side, and make jewelry on occasion. She wants to learn how to cook and is working on her skills.
If you could summarize her in one phrase, you could quote her saying, “I enjoy a challenge. Give me a goal, and I’ll do my best to see it to fruition!”
If you’re looking for something new to try on the Huey’s menu, her favorite item is the Bluff City Burger, with a beef or black bean patty.
Mix-Odyssey was held at the Jack Robinson Gallery Downtown, and it featured 7 mixologists and their 7 signature drinks. Mixologists prepared drink samples for everyone in the crowd, to vote for a crowd favorite, as well as 3 drinks for a panel of expert judges.
Our drink was The Dragon Pick. It placed in crowd favorite!
Here’s the recipe, for anyone who is interested in making their own Dragon Pick at home.
- 1/2 oz Bacardi Dragon Berry
- 1/4 oz Bacardi Silver
- 1/4 oz Chambord
- 1/4 oz Bacardi Coconut
- 4 oz Sweet Tea
- Mint, Sugar, Strawberries, and Lime
- Muddle lime wedge, mint, and sugar
- Add ice
- Add liquor
- Top with tea
- Garnish with mint sprig and strawberry
It was a fun (and sold out!) event, and we are already looking forward to participating next year!
We were very excited to once again be involved in The Polar Bear Plunge, benefiting Special Olympics of Greater Memphis. This year, we had both a plunging team and a chili cook-off team!
It was a full day of fun, and we were able to raise a total of $632.00 for the organization!
Check out our photo album on Facebook to see all of our photos from the day!
Huey’s is participating this year in Memphis Business Journal’s Social Madness Competition, which gives us a chance to win $10,000 for Church Health Center! The competition is based off of our Huey’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, and is judged based on the amount of engagement we have with our customers on it. We are competing with other local Memphis organizations who have a big social media presence, and if we win the local competition, we will move on to compete in the national Business Journal Competition!
The first round of the competition has begun. It started on June 3rd and runs through June 17th. (Subsequent rounds to follow.) You can learn more about the competition here.
Official scoring rules:
- Companies will be placed into three categories (small, medium, large) based on the size of their collective social following at the start of the local competition. The 132 national qualifiers will be recategorized again based on the size of their collective social following into the small, medium, and large categories at the start of the national competition. Again, the category each participant is placed in is at Sponsor’s sole discretion. The local category placements will be determined on May 16, 2013. The national category placements will be determined on July 10, 2013.
- The proprietary Social Madness algorithm will gauge votes on bizjournals.com as well as social engagement on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ during the challenge. Facebook page likes, Twitter followers, LinkedIn connections, and Google followers will not count in the algorithm.
- Social engagement is defined as likes, comments, and shares of a company’s posts by their followers.
- Scores will be updated throughout the day on bizjournals.com, but not in real-time.
- After each round, a company’s total score will reset to 0.
- Scores will be reviewed by the Social Madness judges every day. Penalties will be assessed for unnatural or purchased social media gains as determined by the judges in their sole discretion. A second offense/penalty may result in disqualification and removal from the competition.
Please, please help us and Church Health Center our by engaging with us as much as possible on Huey’s Facebook and Twitter! Like, comment, and share our Facebook posts. Follow, retweet and tweet us on Twitter! Have your friends, family, and Facebook/Twitter friends get engaged with us as well. This is all going to a good cause!
This competition runs for several months, so it is important to keep it up!
If you have any questions about this or how you can help, please contact Shannon Little at slittle(at)hueys(dot)cc or (901) 726-9693 x100.
Congratulations to our Huey’s team for another first place victory in the Great Beale Street Wine Race this year! We couldn’t have done it without such a great group: Dax Nichols, Neal Shelton, Trey Hurst, Alex Boggs, and Chris Cook.
2013 marks three years in a row we have won first place in the wine race and two years in a row we have won first place in the grape stomping contest! To see all of the action and fun we had, check out our photo album on Facebook. Also, see live video from our grape stomp and race below.
Grape Stomping Competition:
Beale Street Wine Race:
Cheers, and here’s to another victory in 2014!
This past Saturday, we were proud to be a part of MAD SWEEP 1, an event put on by the Madison Avenue Business Association, in conjunction with Clean Memphis and other local Madison Avenue businesses. For the whole morning, we walked up and down Madison Avenue, picking up trash, cleaning up abandoned properties, and doing an overall “clean sweep” of the street. There is a lot of great things going on in Overton Square and all over Madison right now, and we want to do our part as a business to make sure we are keeping the street beautiful!
It was a great morning, and we had a lot of amazing volunteers. Thank you to everyone who came out, and we are proud to be a part of such an amazing district!
Our friends at Choose 901 are turning 1 this year, and we wanted to help them celebrate. Join us on Tuesday, April 2nd at Huey’s Midtown for the first ever Choose 901 Day!
We will be decorated and have lots of great things planned for this special day, including:
- Choose 901 stickers for all guests
- The premiere of our Huey’s Choose 901 t-shirt, on sale for everyone
- Memphis themed drinks
- $5.00 901-aRitas, featuring Justin Timberlake’s 901 Tequila, with a percentage of the proceeds going to Project Green Fork
- Happy hour prices on Ghost River beer all day long
- Memphis themed trivia night
- Check in to the event “Choose 901 Day” at Huey’s Midtown via Foursquare, and be entered to win 4 tickets to LUVGLO
We are very excited about it here at Huey’s, and we hope you will be as well!