Y'all!! First of all, this place is BOMB but let me give you a full review before I start lusting! So, on yesterday (Wednesday, March 28, 2018) I had the opportunity to attend a community mixer for Hopdoddy Burger Bar and could even bring one guest! I decided to take one of the toughest critics I know, my mom! The mixer gave those in attendance the chance to preview the menu, atmosphere, and staff of the restaurant. I can't tell you how I got the invitation. I know I am always signing up for different newsletters but shout out to sweet baby Jesus for coming through. The experience was amazing and I am so glad I was able to be a guest. We were immediately greeted by smiling faces that were ready to serve us and with cocktails! We were told we could look around, mingle, and that the food would be out shortly. We took a seat at table twenty-two and then this variety of fries appeared. Buffalo fries, chili cheese fries, truffle fries and more all waiting for us to dig in and that we did. You could taste all of the fresh ingredients in the drinks that were given and they all had the right amount of alcohol. Every single burger I tried was filled with flavor, juices, and uniqueness. I actually don't eat burgers often so when I venture out to get a burger it's always at places that have been recommended. However, these burgers weren't your normal cheese burger. These burgers were like Five Guys on steroids or just your favorite burger joint multiplied. Everything was exceptional! The prices on the menu were reasonable and they even have a burger where they donate a dollar from each sell to Stax Music Academy to inspire and nurture young people through music education!!
I would recommend Hopdoddy Burger Bar Midtown to all burger lovers/food lovers and residents just looking for a cool spot to hang out and have great drinks. They have a patio for your spring/summertime adventures and if you're not really looking to eat burgers they have a turkey burger sent from GOD and two vegan burger options for all against using anything animal for their personal consumption. Hopdoddy Burger Bar has thought of it all! Visiting will not only please your taste buds but give you a dope experience.
To the city I ask that you take care of this gem and appreciate it for adding to the list of already delicious eateries. I also want to say thank you to Hopdoddy and their staff for being an example of superb customer service, diversity, and originality. Huge shout out to Hopdoddy employees Erin, Dalton, Jimmy, Arielle, and Fish, they made our experience one to remember! Once we left I asked my mother what rating would she give Hopdoddy if the scale ranged from 1 to 10 and she quickly stated a 10. If you know my mom you know this is a HUGE deal because like I said before she can be hard to impress!
PLEASE go see them when they open on next Monday, April 2 they are looking forward to seeing you! Be sure to follow my blog page on Instagram @Plug901 for more stories and updates on what's going on here in the city. I have more pictures from last night on my Insta Story!
Dr. Edmund Ford, Jr. of Memphis City Council District 6 is holding a community meeting focusing on the closing of the Kroger Store on Third. The meeting will be (Today)Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 5:30. The location will be Oak Grove M.B. Church 183 Joubert Ave Memphis, TN 38109. For more info call Sophia Wordlaw 901-636-6798 or Rebecca Garcia 901-636-6795.
Manhood University is a new program presented by Mayor Strickland that is set to start on March 10, 2018.
This six week program aims to inspire men to build up their communities, find jobs, and create stronger relationships. For more information contact the Office of Community Affairs 901-636-6507, e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org , or click on the link provided www.memphistn.gov/manhood. Classes will only be held on Saturdays.
The City of Memphis is offering FREE summer camp at 24 summer camps this summer. Registration begins April 7th at the community centers and children must be a resident of Memphis. For more information on what is needed for registration please click the link provided www.memphistn.gov and search "Free Summer Camp" once on the website. You may also call 901-636-4203 for more info. If you need any assistance finding the site leave a comment on the blog and I'll be happy to assist you in finding what you need.
If you have any kids that are interested in becoming a DJ there is a DJ camp being held this summer. "Camp DJ Memphis" is currently open for registration and accepting applications for their June camp. Only 16-18 kids will be selected, camp will be June 4th-8th, and the camp is for children ages 10-16. This camp will give the kids the opportunity to be mentored and coached by DJ legends such as Devin Steel, Big Sue, Mic Tee, and DJ Xclusive. Click the link provided for more info and to register. campdjmemphis.com/
If you're like me and interested in the break down of the city's poverty rate I have included the poverty report for your viewing. I believe this information is vital in helping us defeat and decrease poverty rates! Let's get to work!
February may be over but the celebration continues! Here are some Black Owned businesses for you to check out. I will leave an asterisk symbol (*) beside places I can give insight on. Think of it as your little black book, a directory to support your own.
Food and Beverages
Mot & Ed’s
1354 Madison Ave Memphis, TN 38104
1680 Madison Ave Memphis, TN 3810
288 S 4th Street Memphis, TN 38126
The Office at Uptown
594 N 2nd Street Memphis, TN 38105
Slice of Soul
1299 Madison Ave. Memphis, TN 38104
3279 Kirby Parkway Memphis, TN 38115
Mike's Hot Wings*
6825 Winchester Road Memphis, TN 38115
97 N. Main Street Memphis, TN 38103
Bluff City Crab*
3705 Malco Way Suite 102 Memphis, TN 38125
D. Arthur’s Catering*
901-300-0026 (Desmond A. Robinson)
106 GE Patterson Ave Memphis, TN 38103
Phillip Ashley Chocolates*
798 Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104
MaKeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies (2 locations)
2370 Airways Blvd Memphis, TN 38114
Sweets by Chan
Contact Via Facebook and Instagram
ElectroLyfe Juice Bar
4466 Elvis Presley Blvd Suite 164 Memphis, TN 38116
Applesauce Bartending *
PO Box 16465 Memphis, TN
94 S Main Street Memphis, TN 38103
WKND Hang Suite
115 Vance Ave Memphis, TN 38103
I have included the flyer for Memphis Black Restaurant Week. There are some Black owned restaurants on the flyer that aren't listed on the blog. Also, I will add the link to the website so that you may get all the details for what will be taking place during the week.
Goods and Services
City Tasting Tours*
Xpressive Designs 101
BeLeaf Cigar Lounge
4593 Elvis Presley Blvd Memphis, TN 38116
A. Lever Studio
Kinetics Media Group*
Facebook Unexpected Film
Corinthia Denise Fair Enterprise
(Real Estate & Credit Repair)901-843-8756One Stop Taxes DL
1138 Germantown Pkwy Ste. 101-284 Cordova, TN 38016
Marie's Goods and More
The Elephant Ear- Green Thumb Services
D&F Hilltop Liquors*
3277 Kirby Parkway Memphis, TN 38115
South Memphis Farmers Market
(Black Farmers Come to Sell Their Produce)
1400 Mississippi Blvd Memphis, TN 38106
Tri State Bank (3 Locations)
4606 Elvis Presley Blvd Memphis, TN 38116
Hair, Nails, and Skin
425 N Watkins Street Memphis, TN 38104
Gifts from Nature
80 Tillman St. Ste. 108 Memphis, TN 38111
Makeup by Paris Chanel *
Flawlessly Fierce Cosmetic Services by Heather Boddie
Beautifully Blended 901 by Kellee Miller
Glam Me Up Kena by Shekena Robinson
MakeUp By Dr. Nikki*
Instagram @dr_nikkiedwards @dr_nikki_makeup
Maddie's Minks by Andrea Teal
Natural Hair Affair* (Book Caresse)
2869 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38111
KleSure Hair Studio
1200 Sycamore View Ste. 102 Memphis, TN 38134
Forever Young Beauty Bar
750 N Germantown Pkwy Suite 110 Memphis, TN 38018
D'Stinguished Hair Extensionz
Polish Girl Nail Café
2852 Poplar Ave Memphis, TN 38111
September Nail Salon*
2101 Merchants Row #1 Memphis, TN 38138
Wonderfully Made Beauty Supply*
8952 Mid S Drive Olive Branch, MS 38654
Starlings of Memphis Volleyball Club
This organization provides young girls from all socioeconomic
backgrounds the opportunity to play volley ball.
The S.O. What! Foundation*
This organization helps youth overcome obstacles and eliminate excuses
by providing hope, love, support, encourage, direction, and training.
Memphis Urban League Young Professionals*
This organization is a service oriented leadership organization promoting
the development of young professionals and serving their affiliates
through social and community actions.
This organization is a development organization for
high school and college students in the Mid-South.
This organization educates, promotes awareness, and provides a positive
outlet for individuals who have become prisoners to issues and roadblocks.
Perfectly Me & Proud LLC.
This organization is committed to eradicating stigma and low self-esteem
in women by embracing, educating, and empowering the total woman.
Facebook and Instagram @Perfectly Me & Proud
901 Natural Cutie
This organization's mission is to promote positive images, people
and activities in the African American community.
Cynthia Daniels & Co.
This organization creates events for urban professionals.
JUICE Orange Mound
This organization exist to unite, empower, and support each resident
in HISTORIC Orange Mound by finding and funding innovative ideas within the community.
The Collective (CLTV)
This organization's mission is to inspire and cultivate creativity within the
our community, to provide a platform for African American artists in Memphis to display
their talents, and use that creative expression as a vehicle to uplift our community.
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