With all the great things going on in the 901 these days, have you ever been overwhelmed with choices? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve put together a weekly post called The Weekender, filled with a handy schedule to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend. You can follow this schedule to a T, or use it as a launching point to plan your own adventure! The Weekender is not meant to be exhaustive, but will include our suggestions to help you plan the weekend ahead.
Saturday, May 28th
- 7am – Run in the inaugural Great American River Run (and get a free ticket into 901Fest)
- 10am – Celebrate National Blacksmiths Day, take a Memphis Music tour at Elmwood, or take the kids to Tie Dye Day at The Art Project
- 12pm – Then celebrate National Burger Day for lunch before taking the family to the Wacky Wonderland Kids Festival, Hattiloo’s Black Arts Festival, or the Children’s Theatre Festival
- 3pm – Gates open for 901Fest! Stop by the Choose901 Popup Shop and enter to win a Memphis Staycation Extravaganza Package
- 5:30pm – Can’t make it to 901Fest? Take the family to the inaugural Summer Symphony at the Garden or the final River Series at Harbor Town
- 8pm – Enjoy an evening of comedy
- 10pm – Experience Daisyland (free with 901Fest ticket)
Sunday, May 29th
- 11:30am – Enjoy brunch and benefit a great cause at World Wine & Jazz
- 2pm – Catch the final performance of Memphis the Musical
- 6pm – Enjoy food, fashion, music, cigars and more at the Pink Palace
- 7pm – Or spend the evening at the New Daisy with friends, music, drinks, and a cigar lounge
- 8:30pm – Catch this album release party, or enjoy live music at Huey’s Midtown, or the HiTone
Huey’s is celebrating National Burger Day Willy Wonka-ish style. On Saturday, May 28th, at all locations, guests whose burgers are adorned with a gold frill pick get their meal for free.
Today in Memphis, we have some donut news, a couple of new Memphis websites, a heads-up that Friday is Bike To Work Day, and lots of national media attention to brag about. Check it out.
– National Burger Day is May 28 and to celebrate, Huey’s will randomly give away free burgers all day at all eight of their locations. Read up on the details here, and prepare yourself for this holiday by checking out this list of delicious Memphis burger blog posts.
Patrons of Huey’s will get the chance to win a free burger on May 28 in celebration of National Burger Day.
As usual on that day, all Huey burgers will be presented with a frill pick in the middle of the bun. However, all day on National Burger Day, customers can be surprised with a gold frill pick in lieu of the standard colors. Guests who order a Huey burger that comes out with the special gold pick will get their meal free.
Gold frill picks will be given at random and will be up to the discretion of the kitchen staff working behind the scenes that day.
This is the first time Huey’s has participated in a giveaway contest on National Burger Day. All eight locations will have a certain amount of gold picks and will randomly select burgers throughout their business hours.
Thanks to WMC for having us on the show to chat about our Huey’s Germantown Patio Party series! See the videos from the segment below.
We absolutely LOVED partnering with Collierville High School to participate in the Special Education work program.
Chris was a gem to have work with us in the store. His thoughts:
I love how you go out into the community, learn more skills like working in the kitchen, setting the tables. What I like to do the most is put the mats on the tables and fix the drinks.
Tune in around the 5:10 mark to starting hearing about Huey’s participation and our employee Chris.
Thanks to Jenny Finny, from Not Just Another Southern Gal blog, for visiting us during Music Fest weekend at our Downtown location. Here’s a sneak peek at her review:
Huey’s serves more than just burgers. They have an enormous menu to choose from ranging from shrimp baskets, Po Boys, catfish baskets, appetizers of all kinds, grilled chicken and chicken tenders as well as their Famous Huey Burgers. The options are endless. This time, I decided to try something a little different. I went with the Shrimp Po Boy. If you’re not familiar with what a Po Boy is, it a sandwich that is served on a hoagie bun, topped with shrimp, chicken or other meat. My shrimp po boy came with round disks like shrimp that was deep fried, of course, topped with tomato, lettuce and a side cup of buffalo sauce.
We had such a great time at Church Health Center’s Walking As One on April 23rd! Thanks to everyone who came by and played in our kid’s tent! We had a frill pick shooting game, bubbles, and a graffiti wall to sign.
See all of our photos here on our Facebook page.
Referring to the Beale Street Wine Race, Alex Boggs said, “Wine race is pretty much my favorite day of the year. ‘Cause I love to win.”
For the fifth time in six years, Alex’s crew, “The Huey’s Wine Race Team,” won the event, held April 23 on Beale Street. “I was definitely worried seeing that we dropped a bottle, but, overall, this year, in my opinion, all the teams were a little bit down,” said Alex, who is an owner of Huey’s. “Nobody had a perfect run. All three teams that placed actually dropped something.”
Participants run the relay race while carrying a tray of wine bottles, glasses, corks and a corkscrew. “You’ve got to fill up all four glasses to the line of tape at the top,” Alex said. “Then you have to complete the race with all four bottles, four glasses, four corks and a corkscrew. Anything you’re missing, you get penalized. Any spillage is going to count off as well. Every millimeter (of spillage) adds a couple of seconds to your race time.”
But, Alex said, “As long as you’ve got the quickest time, the seconds that get added on for spillage don’t penalize you as much.”
“At the end of the race, all the wine that’s in the glasses and the bottles is weighed,” said Beale Street director Jon Shivers. “Teams with the quickest time and the most wine at the end of the race wins.”
Alex actually won the past consecutive six races because he was on last year’s winning team from Lafayette’s Music Room, where he worked at the time.
This year, he and his teammates celebrated at the Huey’s Downtown and Midtown locations, Alex said.
Thanks to our friends at Choose901 for including us in their list of Memphis patios! Here’s a sneak peek at the post:
When the weather is nice, Memphians commonly find themselves choosing restaurants based on their outdoor seating and patio. To better help you satisfy your craving for fresh air and food, we have compiled list of some of the best patios around town: