There are a TON of exciting restaurant and bar concepts in the works as our city continues to grow and find ways to bring in new Memphians and visitors alike. In 2019 we’ve seen a welcome addition to the third wave coffee scene in the nearly forgotten Pinch District, our favorite temporary restaurant finally find its forever home on Broad Avenue, a popular food truck move to a food court in the Medical District, and one hell of an inspiring cafe open its doors in Binghampton. In addition to the best new, keep scrolling to see our tried and true best of the best picks for fine dining, more casual fare, soul food, and naturally, barbecue.
Serving excellent food to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay
Caritas Village is a non-profit that seeks to break barriers between the rich and “those made poor.” One of the primary ways of doing so is by breaking bread. The restaurant has taken many forms over the years, but now with Mac Edwards at the helm, Spencer McMillan in the kitchen, and monthly fundraising wine dinners with guest chefs the last Thursday of every month, Caritas is making food that’s attracting a wider audience and allowing the restaurant to serve around 600 meals a month free of charge. Diners are encouraged to “pay it forward” when dining or by becoming monthly donors.