I have a backlog of several restaurant reviews so that I have plenty material to do weekly blog updates. The good part is that I almost always have stuff to say, but there is also a downfall. With the economy floundering, I've found that several restaurants that I had visited and planned on reviewing had permanently closed their doors.
This post is a plea to my faithful readers to please, please, please patronize locally owned restaurants in your hometown. In return, I pledge to you to try and update my restaurant reviews sooner. Next time, a few more customers could make all the difference.
This post is in honor (and memory) of the Memphis area restaurants that have closed recently...
Avenue A Fine Grill (Cordova)
Blue Plate Cafe (Bartlett location only; Poplar Ave location is still open)
Bol A Pasta (Cordova and Germantown locations)
Buckley's Fine Grill (Cordova location only; Yates Rd and Poplar locations are still open)
Cafe 61 (Downtown)
Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant (Germantown)
EP's Delta Kitchen (Downtown)
Jordan's Catfish and More (Bartlett)
King Biscuit Diner (Cordova)
Lobster King (Midtown)
Lolo's Table (Downtown)
Luchessi's (Germantown location only; Sanderlin Ave location is still open)
Mantia's (East Memphis)
Square Foods (Midtown)
Sweet Bistro (Midtown)
Yia Yia's Euro Grill (Germantown)
and all the others that aren't listed...
Hopefully, we can all make a difference to save our locally-owned, hometown favorites.