has shut its doors.
From restaurant's Facebook page:
After a year's preparation and two and half years of operation, we have decided it's time to close 4Dumplings. We are proud of what we had done for our community, proud of the small impact we had made for eating clean, but we also realized that being the restaurant owner/ operator is a little too much of a job for us... We have sacrificed too much meaningful family time together. We are sad that we started something wonderful, but couldn't carry it to the end, but we know we need a more balanced life so we can do some other things that could be even more important and more rewarding from many levels. 4dumplings has taught us so much and we will always be grateful. Last but not the least, we want to thank all our guests for allowing us the opportunity to serve you!!!
• Another Broken Egg
opens its second Memphis location on August 8th, but biscuit beignet lovers can get an early and free (!) taste on Friday, August 5th, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Saturday, August 6th, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Both days are set as fund-raisers. Friday's proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House and Saturday's go to St. Jude. You can book reservations at NewATABE.com
• The second BreakFest
has been set for September 24th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on Broad. Includes a bloody mary contest and a waffle bar (!).
Proceed go to the Urban Bicycle Food Ministry.
• Have you checked out Blooming Bubble Tea
at the Wolfchase Mall?
Blooming Bubble offers an extensive list smoothies and milk teas, plus sno cones and macarons. You also get a choice of tapioca pearls or popping boba (and, yes, these pop in your mouth!).
• The first Fourth Bluff Friday
is set for August 12th, 4:30-9 p.m., at Memphis Park near the law school. There will be a pop-up beer garden courtesy of Tap Box and food from Monkey Train and Stick'em.
Continues on the second Friday of the month through October.
• Paradox Underground
is a new dining club from chef Jimmy Gentry. The first event is set for August 26th, and the dinner will include five courses plus wine, cocktails, and beer.
There will be at least five dinners a year, with special guest chefs cooking with Gentry.
More info here
• 99 cent Soul Food Express
is now open. All dishes are served a la carte. Guests make their way through line, pointing out what they want, sorta like Picadilly.
Seen above is the lima beans, mac n cheese, fried green tomatoes, and a corn bread muffin, about $6.