2016 Food

The HoneyBaked Ham Company

When Harry Hoenselaar opened the first HoneyBaked store in Michigan, he did so because of an idea. An idea that produced what is regarded today as the best tasting ham in the world. Using the highest quality bone-in smoked ham, Harry created a special curing and cooking procedure, bringing out a one-of-a-kind taste that can only be described as perfection.


Newby's was established in 1975 in Memphis, Tennessee and became known as the friendliest bar in town, with the tastiest chicken sandwich under the sun. Newby's now has a pool hall, concert hall, bar, dining area, and full sized patio. Newby's offers some of the best original menu items you'll find in Memphis including smothered tater tots, fried pickle chips, stone cooked pizzas, and in the spring live crawfish.

Runway Grille

Commonly known for their "chicken-on-a-stick", Runway Grille is quickly becoming a town favorite. Runway Grille has two locations, one on Winchester and one on the famous Beale Street. You do not want to miss out on this food!

City East Bagel and Grille

City East Bagel and Grille has been a popular eatery and gathering destination in East Memphis for over twenty years. With a roster that ranges from signature sandwiches, wraps, and blue plate specials, you'll find there's something on the menu for everyone.

Cordova Catfish

Cordova Catfish is a locally owned restaurant whose owner saw a need for a Farm Raised Catfish restaurant to complete the other varieties of cuisine in Cordova. Menu items range from filet catfish, to fried okra and pickles, to turkey and Angus burgers.

Pronto Pups

Pronto Pups, the original creators of the "Hot Dog on a Stick" was established in Memphis in 1946. Pronto Pups have long been a staple in Memphis and surrounding areas' festivals, fairs, concerts, and sporting events. The food concessions are family owned and operated by the Andreini family; Danny, Sharon, Danny Jr., Lisa, Ken, and their faithful employees. Their specialty items include the 1/2 pound hamburgers, N.Y. steak sandwiches, Italian sausage, Philly Cheese Steak, chicken on a stick, and funnel cakes to name a few.

Central BBQ

Memphians know great BBQ and won't settle for anything less. That's why Central BBQ has been ranked in the top 3 BBQ restaurants in Memphis since 2003 and taken top honors ten times. The premium meats are rubbed with a secret combination of dry spices, marinated for 24 hours, then are smoked low and slow in the pit over a combination of hickory and pecan woods. The pit at the first Central BBQ on Central Avenue was fired up in 2002 and has been a success ever since, thanks to their wonderful customers!

Cafe Society

Celebrating 20 plus years in business, Michel Leny first opened Cafe Society in 1987, inspired by his father Maurie Leny, a Chef at Maxim's in Paris. October 2007 welcomed new owner, Chef Cullen Kent, graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Cullen and Michel continue the tradition of International cuisine emphasizing Belgian influences and classic French food. Located in the heart of Midtown, Cafe Society features innovative preparations of fresh seafood, veal, lamb, and beef along with an extensive wine list.

SideStreet Burgers

Chef Jonathan Mah is out to prove that it doesn't take an army to run a restaurant as he is the head chef, dishwasher, waiter, and cashier. SideStreet Burgers is about simplicity but also about creativity, offering beef or turkey burgers topper with cheddar, mozarella, or a parmesan-cheese blend. SideStreet Burger was voted top 10 in Mississippi's 2015 Best Burgers Contest, awarded Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2015 and 2016, and will definitely meet those standards when you try them!