's Jimmy Sinh confirmed plans for a new restaurant at the old Wendy's on Poplar across the street from Senses.
He hope to have the restaurant open by October or November.
Sinh says the restaurant's menu will be the same as the food truck, but there will be more wiggle room. He envisions having a Taco Tuesday or throwing in specials like fajitas.
Sinh is also starting a second food truck that will serve Vietnamese sandwiches (!). He hasn't settled on a name for the venture yet, but he's been busy training staff, so expect to see it on the road soon.
• Pink Diva Cupcakery
and Cuisine is switching its focus and will now concentrate on catering and its food truck. The restaurant on Florida is now closed.
Pink Diva's Cassi Conyers says she hopes to have the food truck operating in the next month. She says that traffic to the restaurant was often slow. With the truck, she can go to the traffic.
Also in the works is a vegan cupcake mix. She says a mix is much easier to ship than a cupcake.
"I'm taking it in a new direction," says Conyers of Pink Diva. "In the last year and a half, I've accomplished a lot."
Pink Diva caters corporate events, birthday parties, etc. More info here
• Frost Bake Shop
will hold a ribbon cutting for its second location in Collierville at 1016 W. Poplar on Tuesday, August 16th, 11:30 a.m.
The new shop is considerably bigger than the East Memphis location, and there are plans for classes as well as private parties in the space.
• Celtic Crossing
recently announced some changes, including the installation of a new mosquito repellant system (!).
They also have a couple new menu items (Irish nachos!), a seasonal wine menu, and a new manager, Christopher Darling, who has an eye toward efficiency.