We are deeply saddened by the loss of Liesl Beck, wife of Tucker Beck. Tucker has been a bartender at Huey’s Poplar for 7 years, and his wife was considered an integral part of our Huey’s family too.
Liesl had a lively, bright spirit that livened everyone around her. She was a loving mother to Ike and wife to Tucker. She will be greatly missed by so many.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with expenses for Tucker and Ike in the next few months. You can view it here: http://www.gofundme.com/wcbsz7y
If you would like to help provide meals for Tucker and Ike Beck for the next couple of months, you can sign-up for a day here: http://www.takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=THYC3789
Details on Liesl’s services:
On Thursday, June 11th, services will be held at Holy Rosary Church at 4851 Park Avenue.
- Visitation at Holy Rosary Church at 9:00 am.
- Followed by the Rosary at 10:30 am.
- Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am.
- Burial will take place, right after the Mass, at Calvary Cemetery at 1663 Elvis Presley Blvd.
- Immediately following the burial services, there will be a reception at Holy Rosary Church on Park Avenue around 1:00 pm.
In celebration of National Burger Day, Ron Olson with FM 100 stopped by Huey’s Midtown to talk to our crew about making a perfect Huey Burger. Here’s the footage.
Happy National Burger Day! I Love Memphis did a round-up of burger posts to honor the day, and she featured Huey’s as first on the list!
A Huey’s burger, continually voted best in town by various publications readers polls’.
The last meal we had as nonparents was at Memphis Pizza Café — Calvin was born the next day. The first place we felt comfortable taking him out so we could eat (and have a much-needed adult beverage) was Huey’s on Madison Avenue. The white noise of conversation, kitchen sounds and music lulled him to sleep; we thought we’d never leave.
And now, in its 45th year and mine, we find ourselves returning to Overton Square with our own children. They enjoy the patio at Boscos and at YoLo yogurt just across the street. They shoot toothpicks at the ceiling in that same Huey’s, and Sweet Noshings is a sugary heaven for them. The courtyard behind it all, it turns out, is the perfect place to rock and romp.
In this week’s The Rant in Memphis Flyer, Randy Haspel talks of his first memories in the original Lafayette’s in Overton Square. Here is a sneak peek:
When Lafayette’s Music Room opened in August of 1972, I became the Square’s unofficial go-to guy for a warm-up act. Friday’s manager and former Box Tops drummer, Thomas Boggs, moved me across the street where, instead of playing four sets a night, I became the opening act for some of the major artists of the day. Lafayette’s wasn’t just a rock club. They booked jazz musicians like Herbie Hancock, Buddy Rich, and Chick Corea, or you could drop by the next week and catch Waylon Jennings or Earl Scruggs.
Billy Joel was touring behind his first album, Piano Man, when he played Lafayette’s. I strummed pleasantly for the packed house, but Billy Joel blew them away. Between shows, I went to the dressing room and, after introducing myself, I told Billy that I really believed he was going to make it. He smiled and told me he appreciated it. Hey, you’ve heard of the “butterfly effect.” Who’s to say my few words of encouragement didn’t make all the difference?
When I was finishing up my set before Barry Manilow made his Memphis debut, I told the audience that they would love this guy with the piano that lights up like a Christmas tree, which sent Manilow’s manager into a rage, chasing after Thomas Boggs, screaming that I had ruined Barry’s schtick.
To read the whole article, with more stories about Thomas Boggs, pick up a copy of this week’s paper or read it online here.
Memphis offers “the right live/work/play environment” for Millennials, a recent report found. Young adults are flocking to the Bluff City.
College is the best time to explore a new city. For students at the University of Memphis, there is plenty to do on and off campus. Below are just a few things every Tiger should do before graduating.
3. EAT LOCAL
The Bluff City is known for its barbecue (and for that, you should definitely eat Central BBQ. But there are many mouthwatering and diverse restaurants worthy of your patronage. Here are three that stand out:
Chings Hot Wings claims to have “the best damn wings” in town and it’s no joke. Customers get a lot for the rock-bottom prices they pay. I highly recommend the honey gold wings.
Pizza is a crowd pleaser, and it’s hard to mess up. But Aldo’s Pizza goes above and beyond. Grab a slice of the Vodka Pie.
Huey’s has been flipping burgers in Memphis since 1970. The restaurant may be more synonymous with the city’s culture than any other. Bring a Sharpie and write on the walls or put a toothpick in a straw and shoot it at the ceiling. Every burger is worth ordering at least once, but after biting into the Sunshine Burger — which features cheddar cheese, grilled mushrooms, bacon and a fried egg — there’s no going back.
It is with great sadness that we said goodbye to our beloved manager Terry Winston this past weekend. TW passed away Saturday afternoon after a long battle with cancer.
TW had been a manager with us for 15 years, working at Huey’s Midtown and then at Huey’s Southaven. He always had a bright, cheery attitude and knew every single word to every classic rock song that came on the radio. He will be missed greatly.
Here’s a highlight about this “Burger Boss” from The Commercial Appeal in 2009: http://
Felicia Willet of Felicia Suzanne’s was recently featured in Memphis Magazine, and she gave a kind shout out to Thomas Boggs and Huey’s.
Charlie Vergos of Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous and Thomas Boggs of Huey’s Restaurant were both titans in this business, but they were humble men who were always happy to share their secret to success. The advice they gave was simple, yet invaluable to me as I began to think about how I wanted to model my business: Always count your blessings, and pay them back to the community that gives them to you.
We owe much to the community, and we’ve found our way of giving back. I think that Charlie Vergos and Thomas Boggs would be proud.
It is with extreme sorrow that we announce that Corderius Meriweather, passed away yesterday evening from a car accident. Corderius’ mom, Adrian, works at Huey’s Poplar, his dad, Antonio, works at Huey’s Collierville and Folks Folly, and his brother, DeAndre Bramlett, works Downtown.
The wake will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2014 from 9:00 to 11:00 am.
United Community Outreach Church
2821 Range Line Road
Memphis TN 38127
Funeral services will immediately follow at 11:00 am at the Church.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
We are sickened by the loss of our sweet employee Tina Maher and her fiancé David Wyatt, who tragically died in a car accident Tuesday evening. Tina has worked for Huey’s Southaven for close to 10 years, alongside her dad Mike (Kitchen Manager) and sister April (server). She is loved by all of her co-workers. Her adventurous and fun spirit always led to great stories. She was a loving mother, and always high spirited and full of surprises. Tina leaves behind 4 children: ages 9 years to 9 months.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with the children here:http://www.gofundme.com/mozvks
Services will be held on Monday, February 23, 2015 at New Prospect Baptist Church (310 Highway, 305 North, Olive Branch MS 38654). Visitation from 12pm-2pm. Service at 2pm at the Church.
Please keep the Maher family in your prayers.