Downtown Memphis Neighborhood's Grand Openings, Re-Openings, New Additions and Congratulations

Something Old...

Can’t afford a luxurious trip to Italy? Neither can we! So how about an alternative suggestion? Catherine and Mary’s, a restaurant with a menu chock full of old world yums from Tuscany and Sicily. 

The newest addition to Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman's family of restaurants, located in the newly renovated Chisca Apartments, will not disappoint. From carefully crafted cocktails to outstanding service and superior Italian inspired dishes - Catherine and Mary's is EXACTLY what downtown Memphis was missing! Whether you're wanting to indulge with a post-work cocktail, celebrate a milestone or need a venue that exudes ambiance, Catherine and Mary's has it all. 

The folks behind the scenes at Catherine and Mary's do a fantastic job posting upcoming wine dinners, specials and monthly menu items so be sure to follow them on their social media channels. Enjoy and Mangiamo!

Something New...

"Eat Fresh" at the brand spanking new Subway restaurant located at the corner of 2nd Street and Union downtown. 

The grand opening took place on Wednesday, November 30th. The store opens at 7 a.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Something Borrowed...

The Grand Re-Opening of Kooky Canuck’s is now underway! The restaurant moved down a few doors from its former location on 2nd Street and boasts the same great food with a gorgeous new bar and handsome interior features, some features borrowed from the old location. 

Happy hour specials include $2.50 well drinks, domestic bottles and wine Monday-Friday from 3-7 p.m., $.75 wings and draft specials on NFL Mondays and Thursdays and $5 - 34 oz Specialty Cocktails on Tuesdays. Be sure not to miss their annual New Year's Eve Party and to find out more about Kooky's upcoming events visit

Something Blue...

As you’re cruising down Union Avenue you can’t help but notice the blazing blue “Belle A Southern Bistro” sign atop the venue…And in case you missed it, the restaurant has a new reason to visit - Belle Tavern! 

Not only does Belle Tavern showcase a full bar with thirst quenching cocktails, but a food menu featuring bar bites, salads and sandwiches. Check out the modern styled Memphis speakeasy from 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday-Saturday and 12-10 p.m. on Sundays.

Though the Tavern's website is "under construction," their cocktail, food menu and photos are available here:

And Congratulations!

Last but certainly not least, a big CONGRATULATIONS to McEwen’s on Monroe who recently made OpenTable’s “Top 10 Diners' Choice Winners” list! 

Check out who else made the list here: