Dishcrawl Memphis: A Food Adventure

Dishcrawl Memphis: A Food Adventure

Attention foodies! There’s a new way to check out local restaurants, and it includes a mysterious twist.
MEMPHIS, TN ( - Attention foodies! (Or, really anyone who likes to eat.) There’s a new way to check out local restaurants and it includes a mysterious twist.  It’s called “Dishcrawl.”

Dishcrawl is billed as a “food adventure.” “Yes, we’re definitely foodies,” said Vickie Fioranelli. She and her husband Charles love to experience new things the Bluff City has to offer. When they heard about Dishcrawl, they couldn’t wait to sign up. “The main thing is the adventure. You know, they don’t let us know where we’re going to go,” said Fioranelli.

Kim Fuqua is Memphis’ Dishcrawl Ambassador. “I don’t disclose the restaurants at all so it’s a surprise! The concept of Dishcrawl is to bring communities together through food.”

The most recent crawl had foodies checking out restaurants “North of Beale.” It began at Automatic Slim’s where crawlers sampled three small plates, including bacon wrapped bananas with a tangy honey glaze.  Crawlers couldn’t get enough. “Wonderful! I can’t wait to come back and give it a try later,” said Dishcrawler Tera Ezell.  Brad Ursprung agrees, “This is a really cool concept. I like it a lot and obviously the food is delicious.”  The general manager of Automatic Slim’s, Kendell Robertson, enjoyed seeing everyone enjoy the food. “Half the plates were empty before we even finished describing what it was!”

Dishcrawlers find out the first restaurant 48 hours in advance. They have no idea where they’re headed until they’re on their way to the next stop, which on this night, was Aldo’s. “We walk no more than ten minutes from one restaurant to the next,” said Fuqua.

After enjoying three more small plates, crawlers moved across the street to Local Gastropub. The final restaurant was the biggest twist, Tamp & Tap, downtown’s newest dining spot.  “It’s a great way to try new restaurants for sure if you haven’t been here before. This is a great way to dip your toe in the water without committing to a full meal,” said Ursprung. 

Fuqua says, “It’s a total food adventure. You’re definitely going to have a good time. Three hours on a Wednesday night, you’re going to meet a lot of new people and discover a lot of new local restaurants.”

The Dishcrawls have been selling out in about a week, so if you want to sign up you better get moving.  You can see the upcoming Dishcrawls by clicking here.

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