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Memphis Foodie News: Trader Joe’s Confirmed, 3 Angels Closes, & More

In a city as vast and changing as Memphis, it can be hard to stay up on all of the awesome things happening around The Bluff City. To help keep you updated, here’s a list of what’s happening in the news:


Photo: Trader Joe’s

The Commercial Appeal has confirmed that Trader Joe’s will indeed be opening a store in Germantown sometime in 2016. It will be located in the shopping center at 2130 Exeter Road. You can read all about that here thanks to the CA, and head over to the “Bring Trader Joe’s to Memphis” Facebook page here to celebrate. Want Trader Joe’s to come to Midtown? There’s a Facebook group for that.


3 angels

Photo: 3 Angels/Maximo’s

In a press release 3 Angels owners Amy and Julio Zuniga told us they will be closing their doors on Broad Avenue and will reopen under a new name, Maximo’s on Broad. The new restaurant will feature a tapas menu and a more extensive wine list with a focus on gourmet and fusion cuisine. Lunch and Sunday Brunch will be served as well. A grand opening is tentatively scheduled for Friday, October 9th.

FuzzboxIPA bottle pic

Photo: Memphis Made Brewing

Memphis Made Brewing Company will be releasing exclusive beers for Gonerfest 12. The first beer is called Gonerbrau, a delicately hopped cream ale at 4.5 percent ABV. It is a “smooth beer made for drinking at a crowded Goner show”. The second beer is a limited run of Fuzzbox IPA at 6.2 percent ABV. It has a “piney resin from New Zealand Rakau with hints of stone fruit head banging in the background.” You can buy Fuzzbox in 750 milliliter bombers with cover art by Seth Fountain.

We don’t bottle often, but we’re big fans of Gonerfest and want to support it,” Andy Ashby, co-owner of Memphis Made, said. “Goner Records is our neighborhood record store and they work really hard to make this happen every year. We hope this beer makes a great festival that much better.”

Memphis Made’s taproom is open Fridays 4-9pm and Saturdays 1-9pm. 

Relevant Roasters Memphis

Photo: Relevant Roasters

Relevant Roasters has recently announced new expanded hours to seven days a week, Monday-Friday 7am-1pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-1pm. In addition they are introducing two new single origins: Tanzanian and Guatemalan. Pastries from Snackcakes are also now available seven days a week.

belly acres breakfast menu

Belly Acres in Overton Square is now open for breakfast on the weekends starting at 7am. The menu includes scramblers, biscuit sandwiches, and sides.


Photo: Wikimedia

The Memphis Business Journal has announced that the chef de cuisine of Restaurant Iris is opening his own restaurant in Collierville called 148 North. It will be a “classic French meets new South restaurant”. See all the info here.


What are you most excited about with these updates? Let us know in the comments!

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