Love this bar!
Can totally vouch for the muscadine and the pumpkin gelato. And also the pear sorbet, which is surprisingly creamy. My exposure to Sweet Magnolia is still fresh, but so far it's a great regional product.
That dude's 'stache is the stuff of nightmares. Creepy.
Anyway, this place hasn't been the same since it was the beer joint. Now THAT was a bar.
Are the new owners talking with the staff and customers at all, or are the just forcing they're ideas on the bar whether they're wanted or not? Midtowners like dive-bars (see P&H, Murphy's Alex's, Hi-Tone, etc). Why "fix" something that isn't broken?
I agree with no smoking... I can afford the meals and drinks there, but I can't afford to get sick from spending the evening breathing tons of cigarette smoke (nor do I want to). I love the food, drinks, and service at the Cove, but the smoke is what keeps me out.
Welcome to the neighborhood, Mary and Taylor!
Yeah, No smoke for me please. Make the Move to smoke free. Arkansas did it more than 14? years ago. Olive Branch has a city ordinance and Memphis....NO.
They are going to make it feel like a suburban, big portion, chain theme bar. Cordova's idea of a arts district.
Yeah, too bad Memphis is loosing one of its few hip hangouts. If something is cool why do people feel like they need to ruin it? Being a dive bar is what made it cool.
Well that was neat while it lasted . . .
Yeah, don't look for us if there's smoking allowed at all....wake up to 2012!!!
"...added ceiling fans to circulate the air, and installed additional air purifiers so the bar won't be too smoky."
Spoiler alert: the bar will be too smoky.
Seth you are a godsend!
I'm excited about The Sweet Life. I would love a place to grab something simple & sweet. Can't wait for it to open. Look forward to seeing you at the CY Fest.
This was the worst breakfast - EVER. We stay frequently in downtown Memphis while traveling, and were excited to see Cockadoos - couldn't wait to try the sweet potato hasbrowns - they were terrible - undercooked and dripping in an oil/sugar syrup. The biscuit was tasteless and the bacon overdone - Come on! How can you screw up breakfast. this is a perfect location, great decor and really good coffee . . . . . what a shame the food was so horrible!
Went there with my two daughters and grandson. Loved their food in the past. But bad ownership can kill any place. Two of us had ribs, the third pulled pork. Our ribs came out cold....we sent them back, while the third person ate her pork. It took long enough for the ribs to come back out hot that the other person was done, we were out of time (had to go to visit at the hospital), and couldn't sit another 20 minutes to eat. I did not want to take my ribs to go, for $22 I can make ribs at home. At first, their bartender (who claimed to be the manager), refused to take my ribs off the bill, as "they had corrected their mistake." I protested, and he came back with a bill that had the ribs removed, BUT HE CHARGED ME $2 each for the sides that "come with" the ribs, since I had eaten them (I had nibbled on them while awaiting the ribs, but I had not eaten them). I asked to see the owner/manager, but he said he was there but "off duty," and that this is what he had been instructed to do. I asked him if he ever wanted me to eat there again, and he looked at me, swiped my card, and charged me the $4 for the sides that I basically did not eat. I HAVE CROSSED THIS RESTAURANT OFF MY LIST. If they need $4 for a baked potato and baked beans that badly, they're in serious trouble anyway. I plan to go back sometime in the next few days to try to find the owner. I told the bartender/"manager" that I was a native, not a tourist. It also bothered me that they charged a $2 sharing charge for my daughters to split one of their expensive combos, and of course we did not get an extra side for the sharing charge. Not many restaurants charge a sharing charge any more. Desparate. And cold food. And they didn't care. ZERO STARS
By Joe Boone
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