Annual neighborhood beer festival comes of age

By Andy Ashby Apple debuted the iPad. Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake. Obamacare was signed into law. The Deepwater Horizon blew up, and the winter Olympics were held in Vancouver. What do these things have in common? They all occurred in 2010, which was also the first year of the Cooper-Young Beerfest. That first year, we had 10 breweries and about 400 attendees join us for the first beer festival in Memphis that was...

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Cooper-Young Festival Food Vendors
Sep12

Cooper-Young Festival Food Vendors

By Trestle Uncle C’s: Ice cream and snow cones Elzey Entrance Nutty Bavarian: Roasted and flavored nuts East Evelyn Wild Bill’s Old Fashion Sodas: Old time flavored sodas Shucks and Waffles: Roasted corn and waffle pops on stick, slushies Twiniques Cake: Sweets, cakes, cupcakes Children’s Area Pronto Pups: Pronto Pups and soft drinks West Nelson Flavor Island: Snow cones East Nelson Makeda’s Cookies: Butter cookies Begley Dogs:...

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Food Notes: Café Ole’s new patio, Greencork closes
Jun08

Food Notes: Café Ole’s new patio, Greencork closes

• Mexican restaurant Café Ole, which sits right at the intersection of Cooper and Young, recently unveiled its revamped patio. Since it first opened in 1991, Café Ole has had one of the most popular patios in Memphis. But by the time the Robertson family, owners of several area restaurants, including Alfred’s on Beale, Dyer’s Hamburgers, and Automatic Slim’s, bought the Cooper-Young restaurant in 2013 the patio had fallen into...

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Brewery boosts perennial offerings, extends taproom hours
Apr04

Brewery boosts perennial offerings, extends taproom hours

After more than two years in business, Memphis Made Brewing Co. in Cooper-Young is mixing it up a bit: The brewery will start making more year-round beers while extending the hours at its taproom. Located at 768 S. Cooper, Memphis Made Brewing is an independent neighborhood brewery, which distributes beer to more than 130 accounts throughout Shelby County. Since its opening two years ago, Memphis Made has become known for changing up...

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Chick-fil-a hosts Peabody Spirit Night
Apr04

Chick-fil-a hosts Peabody Spirit Night

A staple of Peabody Elementary School fundraising efforts since 2011, Spirit Night returns Tuesday, April 12th from 4-7 p.m. at Chick-fil-a at 1980 Union in Midtown Memphis. Held at area restaurants throughout the year, Spirit Nights allow Peabody students, family, faculty, and supporters to come together over a meal and raise money, with participating restaurants donating a portion of the sales for the night to the school. So come...

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Find your tribe: No matter your interests, Cooper-Young  Has A way for you to get Out & Get involved
Mar02

Find your tribe: No matter your interests, Cooper-Young Has A way for you to get Out & Get involved

By Kim Halyak Whether you’re a longtime resident of Cooper-Young or new to the neighborhood, there are many groups and organizations that welcome your membership, ideas, and participation. Resolve to get more involved in your community while actively pursuing your passions. Key: (FB=Facebook page; ND= Nextdoor event; MU=Meet-up Memphis, join through http://www.meetup.com/cities/us/tn/memphis/. (Call ahead to confirm meeting)....

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