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This Week in Downtown Memphis


Q: A problem solver, a techie, and a concerned citizen arrive at the same location, where are they?
A: At the Memphis Civic Data Hackathon, of course!

The Memphis Civic Data Hackathon is this weekend! Bring your ideas and concerns to the Hackathon to develop solutions around the following themes: Transportation and Mobility, Health and Safety, Neighborhoods and Census 2020.

Explore Downtown restaurants such as Sage, Curry N Jerk, The Office @ Uptown, Phillip Ashley Chocolates & Cafe, and Flava House Lounge between March 8-14 during Memphis Black Restaurant Week!

Check out more of our featured events below! Click on the images for more information! 

March 6-8
Memphis Civic Data Hackathon
Universal Life Insurance Building
Times Vary
Friday–March 6
Boxlot Taste & See
Boxlot
5-9 PM
Friday–March 6
Purple Prince Party
333 Adams Ave
8:30 PM
Sunday–March 8
Beauty Pageant Informational
Lily Roze Studios
2 PM
Saturday–March 7
Business Made Social
Luna Restaurant and Bar
5-7 PM
March 8-14
Memphis Black Restaurant Week
Various Locations
Times Vary
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Tim Howard Comes out of Retirement to Play for Memphis 901 FC

Former United States Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard is coming out of retirement to play for the Memphis 901 FC, the team announced.

The team’s president and owner announced Howard’s signing as a player Wednesday. He has signed to play in the 2020 USL season. Read More>>
 

Memphis Black Restaurant Week Features a Dozen Restaurants in Year 5

Somewhere closer to 5,000 people came in that year, and it’s grown so much each year since that last year, the participating restaurants combined had more than $450,000 in sales.

It’s the first year for Arturo Azcarate, the owner of Curry N Jerk. He plans to pare down his menu a little for the week.“I want to introduce people who have never been to the Caribbean to the flavors,” said Azcarate, who is from Panama. “Everyone thinks of this as Jamaican food, but it’s West Indies food, and it is delicious." Read More>>
 

New Cajun Restaurant Opening Soon Downtown in Former DejaVu Space

Ben-Yays will open in mid-March at 51 S. Main. The restaurant, called Ben-Yay’s, will serve po’boys and other classic Creole dishes, include a coffee bar, and also offer homemade beignets. Additionally, they’re planning to offer a “scoop and serve” lunch special that will include a half po’boy and a cup of soup, such as gumbo, turtle soup, or jambalaya.

Ben-Yay’s will be operated by Tandem Restaurant Partners, which is run by partners Tony Westmoreland, Stephanie Westmoreland and Cullen Kent. They’re known for their work with restaurants like Interim, Growlers, Zinnies, and Mardi Gras. Read More>>
 

Memphis City Guide: Where to Eat, Drink, Shop and Stay in the Birthplace of Rock'N'Roll

Few places on Earth match Memphis’s musical legacy. The city has nourished legends such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Otis Redding, and plenty of attractions honour this harmonious heritage. 

Memphis is more than a sum of its musical parts, though. It’s also a city steeped in poignant Civil Rights history, and one whose artsy neighbourhoods speak volumes about the creativity of Memphians.

There’s never been a better time to walk to Memphis’s beat.  Read More>>

Who To Follow Downtown: Curry N Jerk

Downtown by the Numbers!

Downtown Jobs
Of the 65,000 jobs in Downtown, 5,500 are in the food services industry! 
Memphis Black Restaurant Week
The Memphis Black Restaurant Week features 12 restaurants
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