New dishes, new friends, new event — NeighborFood, The Commercial Appeal

The latest food movement to come to Memphis has folks crawling, not with a pint but with a plate. Dishcrawl events bring a group of around 40 diners together to visit four different restaurants in one area of the city over the course of one meal.

Founded in San Jose, Calif., in 2010, Dishcrawl came to Memphis in January. Since then, diners have explored Cooper-Young, Overton Square, and areas of Downtown.

“People want to try something different. Our vegan and vegetarian events have been very popular for instance,” said Kim Fuqua of Memphis Dishcrawl.

Now Dishcrawl is taking that social experience to a new level. On Saturday beginning at 2 p.m., NeighborFood will feature eight restaurants in Downtown. And instead of 40 diners, hundreds will be able to participate.

To handle the larger crowd, NeighborFood will not be a progressive dinner like the other Dishcrawl events. Instead, participants can purchase tickets good for food and drinks then visit the participating restaurants over the course of the afternoon on a self-guided drop-in food adventure. NeighborFood is family-friendly, but admission tickets are required for all guests, regardless of age.

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