Did You Know: Project Green Fork Edition

Mahaffey is excited to partner with Fuel Cafe this weekend for a wedding at the Metal Museum!
ImageFuel Cafe, located in Midtown, is one of many restaurants in Memphis that are Project Green Fork certified. Founded in 2008, Project Green Fork was established to reduce environmental impact, with an emphasis on supporting homegrown restaurants. 

Here are the six things that it takes to be Project Green Fork certified: 

1. All disposable products must be compostable, biodegradable, recyclable, or made from recycled content.

2. All items that can be recycled must be recycled (as recognized by Project Green Fork).

3. With the help of Project Green Fork, restaurants will establish a composting system for pre-consumed fruit, vegetable, coffee grounds, eggshell scraps, and other compostable waste. 

4. The use of toxic cleaners is discouraged and, whenever possible, must be replaced with plant-based and/or biodegradable cleaners. 

5. Establishments must complete an energy audit and attempt to reduce water and energy waste. 

6. All kitchens, front of houses, and outside areas should be clean and free of debris. 

Check this out to find any Project Green Fork restaurants in your neighborhood.

And to check out Fuel Cafe’s delicious menu, go see them on Madison Avenue or track down their food truck for Fuel on the go! Follow them on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up with where they are in Memphis. 

Food Truck Fridays at Dixon Gallery & Gardens

Food trucks have become quite popular here in Memphis. They are a staple of the Memphis Farmer’s Market, and you see them sporadically at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Shelby Farms Park and several other hot spots around our fabulous city.

One of our favorite sitings, and a recent addition, has got to be Food Truck Fridays at Dixon Gallery & Gardens. This spectacular event, held in the heart of East Memphis, was only supposed to run from the end of May through June. But it was so successful that the Gallery decided to keep it running until October. We couldn’t be happier!

A different truck is represented each week, including Fuel Cafe, Rock ‘N’ Dough, MarksGrill and many more. The event takes place every Friday until October 25 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Hope to see you soon at one of our fave destinations in East Memphis!

Fuel Cafe Food Truck

 

MarksGrill

Flight Memphis, Ready For Winter!

No one really knows what the weather holds for Memphis. One day (like today), it’s in the 70s. The next, the temperature has dropped 30+ degrees! But one thing’s for sure…Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar, located Downtown, is ready for the winter season! Anyone strolling down Main Street will be able to see these beautiful floor to ceiling glass walls surrounding the front patio. This outside seating enclosure fits perfectly within their wrought iron fence and will not only keep diners happy, but most importantly, warm.

Mahaffey loves installing fun features like this around Memphis! We have been providing this glass wall patio covering for over five years. If you are Downtown, grab a bite to eat at Flight and make sure to ask to sit “outside!” 😉

Glass panels

Glass walls at Flight

Outdoor patio

Front view of the swanky restaurant