Downtown Dining Week: Annual food event Nov. 1-7

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It’s Downtown Dining Week!

Restaurants across the country are fighting to stay afloat during the pandemic. To lend a helping hand the Downtown Memphis Commission is rallying behind dozens of restaurants and bars. The annual event businesses need more than ever this year.

“We want to encourage people to come downtown and spend your dollars downtown,” said marketing director Eric Bourgeois.

Momma’s, a trucker themed dive bar in downtown Memphis, opened its doors frying wings and grilling burgers after shutting down for several months because of the pandemic.

“We have been in the process of remodeling the past few months; using the pandemic to our advantage when we were shut down,” said Bourgeois.

Momma’s is one of nearly 70 restaurants participating in Downtown Dining Week, an annual event hosted by the Downtown Memphis Commission to celebrate great food downtown.

“The restaurant industry as a whole is predicated on people coming out and dining with and participating and supporting these businesses,” said Bourgeois.

The commission is encouraging people to step up and be there for restaurants hit hard by the pandemic.

“Without the support of the consumer and customer we can’t exist,” said Bourgeois.

CLICK HERE to see all the restaurants participating this year.