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Grab your grill and get fired up to win: It’s Bartlett BBQ Fest time

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Expect to see proud faces behind the grills Saturday when local teams compete for top honors in the 2017 Bartlett BBQ Fest, a Memphis Barbecue Network sanctioned event. These are people who savor good food and take their barbecue seriously. The aromatic and mouth-watering event is part of the Bartlett Festival at W.J. Freeman Park […]

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BPACC to welcome Jim Messina for concert

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Legendary singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and engineer Jim Messina comes to Bartlett on Wednesday, Sept. 20, for one performance. He will be onstage at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center at 7:30 p.m. Born in California and raised for part of his childhood in Texas, Messina was an influential figure in California’s budding country […]

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New Bartlett eatery focuses on fresh Southern cooking

Taste of the South Location: 4210 Altruria Road, Bartlett (formerly the 4210 Café) Hours: 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Sunday; closed on Mondays Menu:Daily menus on Facebook after 10 a.m.; search for “Taste of the South Restaurant & Event Hall” Catering: Available Payment: Accepts major […]

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Doubling down: Arlington restaurant moves to Millington for expansion

The grill is being fired up, the sauce is being created and the pies are being whipped. For a year and a half, the menu of Double D’s BBQ Restaurant and Lounge came to life at the previous location of 9508 Millington-Arlington Road. The taste of smoked ribs, homemade buttermilk pies and thick-cut bologna led […]

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National Pro Tour BBQ

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National Pro BBQ Tour to visit Bartlett July 1

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The National Pro BBQ Tour, the largest barbeque tournament in America, makes its way to Bartlett for a Regional Championship on Saturday, July 1. Thirty competition BBQ teams will battle it out for a chance to win a $20,000 prize purse and to advance to the National Championship. Sam’s Club, the presenting sponsor of the […]

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Cupcake shop brings sweet treats back to old TCBY spot

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Smallcakes Bartlett is seeing a steady stream of customers for its homemade ice cream and plump cupcakes. The business opened March 19 at the old TCBY location (6600 Stage Road, Suite 109). Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Owner Cathy Hayes said in the first two days of operation, chocolate cupcakes seemed to be the […]

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Are there good and bad proteins?

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Determining the nutritional value of certain foods can be a tricky business. Many foods can be enjoyed in moderation, and labeling them as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ might lead to negative connotations. In addition, food labels change from time to time as nutritionists and doctors learn more about nutrition and revise their opinions on certain items. […]

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Holiday season meal tips when you’re pinched for time

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Much of the holiday season can seem like a blur, during which busy men and women spend much of their time running here and there. Holiday supplies need to be purchased, homes need to be decorated and gifts must be bought and wrapped. During the busy holiday season, men and women pressed for time may […]

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Bartlett BBQ Fest draws top contenders

The competition was fierce at this year’s Bartlett BBQ Fest for its first year being a sanctioned Memphis Barbecue Network (MBN) sanctioned event. But a hometown competitor brought home the honors. “The Bartlett BBQ Fest was a great event for everyone involved,” said Will Hair, Winner Smoke Masters Grand Champion and winner of first-place for […]

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Flapjacks & fun: Another $7K for charity

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TOP: Children adore getting to clamberall over this historic fire truck whenever Bartlett Fire Department brings it out. It was on display for the annual reserve firefighters’ pancake breakfast held on Saturday at the Bartlett Municipal Center. It’s one of their main fundraisers to help needy families in the Bartlett community and support charitable organizations. […]

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Bartlett ups its BBQ profile

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The Bartlett BBQ Fest is now a Memphis Barbeque Network-sanctioned event, and amateurs and pros alike are welcome to compete. The event will be Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 as part of the Bartlett Festival at W.J. Freeman Park. Alderman David Parsons, the city’s Bartlett BBQ Fest chairman, said at the city board’s Aug. 23 […]

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