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...Read More
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,...Read More
Our Huey’s Poplar Manager Ed continues his hike through the Appalachian Trail! He has now collectively hiked 2000+ miles! He’s crossed into Maine for his last state of the trek, which is the most strenuous and dangerous part of his adventure. Follow Ed’s journey here: http://edandmikeat.blogspot.com/
Don’t miss Rock For Love this year, benefiting Church Health Center! We’re hosting the Kick-Off Party at Huey’s Midtown August 30th! Check out this article in The Commercial Appeal for more information on the whole party!
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...Read More
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’. Read the full post here.
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More