Last week word was out that Memphis Legend, Robert “Hollywood” Raiford, had passed a way at the age of 75. If you are a Memphian, you most likely know who this is. If not, I suggest you check out the story below by the Commercial Appeal.
Looks like there is a new restaurant coming to Crosstown Concourse. According to the Chose901 blog, “The restaurant will be a fast-casual dining experience that offers only organic, vegetarian menu items at affordable prices (entrees will range from $8 to $10 with additional options under that price point). Mama Gaia will receive its Project Green Fork certification as well as a B Corp Certification before its opening date, which makes it one of fewer than 2,000 companies worldwide and the first company in Memphis to receive this certification.
Mama Gaia is founded by Philipp and Cru Peri von Holtzendorff-Fehling. Philipp left a successful 20-year career in the corporate sector to dedicate himself to a cause he is very passionate about – one that led to the creation of the Mama Gaia concept. Most notably, he served as chief marketing officer at ServiceMaster in Memphis.”
Porter Leath’s Rajun Cajun Crawfish Fest
April 23, 2017
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wagner Place and Riverside Drive between Union Avenue and Beale Street
free to enter, food and drink for sale (crawfish is usually $20 for 3 pounds)
VIP “Swamp Tent” tickets available for $100 per person/$175 per couple
From Chose901 – “Today we confirmed with Hattie B’s Hot Chicken that the Nashville-based hot chicken spot will be opening in midtown later this summer.
They will open at 596 Cooper St (where Curb Market is currently, which will be relocating to Crosstown Concourse). The menu will mirror the classic menu in Nashville but they will have local beer on tap and a family-friendly patio.” See link below