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
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