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
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://www.commercialappeal.com/business/burger-boss
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...Read More
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 901-358-7675 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...Read More
For the second year in a row, members of our Huey’s staff have come together to donate their time and money to feed the homeless Christmas lunch. This year we partnered with local nonprofit Eat Memphis to provide lunches to over 130 guests at Huey’s Downtown. Each guest recieved turkey, dressing, green beans, sweet potatoes, gravy, and cookies. Thanks to all of the volunteers, the homeless were able to sit in a warm building with hot food, drinks, and great service. The kids all helped the homeless to their tables and kept their cups filled. Cortez and Jessica with Eat...Read More
We are deeply saddened to hear about the sudden loss of Raymond Mansfield, a member of our Huey’s family and kitchen crew member at Huey’s Poplar. Join us for his Celebration of Life ceremony at 2pm this Saturday, December 13th at Whitten Memorial Baptist Church (6773 Macon Road 38134). Raymond’s family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Huey’s is a proud sponsor of Rock For Love and big supporter of Church Health Center. Each year, we participate in this fun event, one of the Church Health Center’s biggest fundraisers all year along. Our participation this year was two-fold: We hosted the Kick-Off Show and joined in the fun during the Kid’s Show. Huey’s Midtown hosted the Kick-Off Show the Sunday before the music festival began on August 31st. The Chaulkies jammed from 4pm-7pm. Church Health Center was present to pump up the show and give away swag, and we ran beer specials that day to raise an extra $268.00...Read More