Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:51:46 GMT
(WMC) – WMC Action News 5 Superintendent Week continues with Dr. William Bibb from Tipton County Schools discussing some changes parents and students should expect. "We have a new student management system.More >>
WMC Action News 5 Superintendents Week continues with Dr. William Bibb from Tipton County Schools discussing some changes parents and students should expect. More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:29 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:29:48 GMT
(WMC) - Tuesday, a woman is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect after police say she beat her six children with an extension cord, choking one of them. Neighbors say the family moved intoMore >>
A Memphis woman is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect after police say she beat her six children with an extension cord, choking one of them. More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:04 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:04:15 GMT
(WMC) – A job fair specifically geared toward veterans is being held on Wednesday, July 30 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111 in theMore >>
A job fair specifically geared toward veterans is being held on Wednesday, July 20 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111 in the 1st Floor Entrance Meeting Room C.More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:03 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:03:40 GMT
(WMC) – An investigation is underway to determine what caused an early Wednesday morning house fire. It happened in the 800 block of Pope Street, north of Summer Avenue, around 2:30 a.m. FirefightersMore >>
An investigation is underway to determine what caused an early Wednesday morning house fire.More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:54 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:54:27 GMT
An 11-year old diabetic girl and her service dog 'Major' are back together again after Major was essentially stolen.More >>
An 11-year old diabetic girl and her service dog Major are back together again after Major was essentially stolen.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - PROJECT GREEN FORK RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH: Central BBQ, 2249 Central Ave., Midtown Memphis (Cooper-Young), 901-272-9377, www.cbqmemphis.com/ (see website for other locations, including upcoming Downtown location at St. Martin St. & Butler Ave., across from the National Civil Rights Museum)
Walk up to lunch at Central BBQ. You'll see two things you don't normally see during a week-day lunch rush.
One: smiling, laughing customers who will wait despite a line that snakes out the door into the parking lot.
Two: customers in the parking lot persuading those intimidated by the line to kindly turn around -- and stick around.
Central BBQ is worth the wait.
"It's just amazing," said Jack Madison, a tweener who talks like a food critic when he waxes about Central BBQ's chicken, ribs and pork shoulder. "It's tangy and spicy, which just gives it a delectable taste."
Yes, a 11-year-old used the word "delectable" to describe this Midtown decade-old institution, among Memphis' barbecue elite.
Central BBQ, a certified Project Green Fork (www.projgreenfork.org) restaurant for four years, earned our PGF Restaurant of the Month for a comprehensive recycling and energy-efficiency program: food waste compost, renewable grease disposal, washable/re-usable cups, energy-rated windows and a weatherized facility.
In its first year as a PGF restaurant, Central BBQ's Midtown location actually saved green -- going green.
"We saved about $4,000 (in dumpster fees)," said owner Craig Blondis. "We significantly reduced our carbon footprint in the landfill by half and saved money in the process."
In the process, their menu for carnivores made room for vegans. A vegetarian favorite: the barbecue portabella mushroom sandwich with gouda cheese.
"No vegans can even pass up Central," said cook Duran Robinson. "They come here, eat salads, portabellas, some greens, green beans, some with no meat in it!"
"With the whole Project Green Fork thing, a restaurant that shows commitment like that, you want to support it," said customer Matt Clark, a dental school student.
Stop in that parking lot, pivot and do your dental work a favor. Get back in line at Central BBQ.
THIS WEEK'S SCORES:
Take A Break Coffee Shop, 2150 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN, 100 on April 2
Sweet CeCe's Frozen Yogurt, 1250 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 98 on March 15
Subway, 6490 Memphis-Arlington Rd., Bartlett, TN, 96 on April 2
Domino's Pizza, 5784 Raleigh Lagrange Rd., East Memphis, 96 on April 2
Mad Lilly Cakery, 1165 N. Houston Levee Rd., Cordova, TN, 95 on March 21
Game Time Grill & Wings, 7838 Church St., Millington, TN, 93 on March 13
CK's Coffee Shop, 4969 Park Ave., East Memphis near Eastgate Shopping Center, 92 on March 30
Taqueria Reyes, 1535 Cherry Rd., South Memphis, 92 on March 30
5 Star Grill, 2006 E. Shelby Dr., Whitehaven, 92 on April 4
El Toro Loco, 2617 Poplar Ave., Midtown Memphis, 91 on April 3
Sonic Drive-In, 4009 Frayser-Raleigh Rd., Frayser, 91 on March 30
Daylight Donuts, 5735 Raleigh Lagrange Rd., East Memphis, 90 on April 2
Chili's, 8100 Giacosa Place, Wolfcreek/Wolfchase Area/E. Memphis, 90 on April 3
Jason's Deli, 1199 Ridgeway Rd., East Memphis, 90 on April 2
Chili's, 8526 Highway 51 N., Millington, TN, 90 on April 5
Captain J.J. Fish & Chicken, 2447 Poplar Ave., Midtown Memphis, 87 on April 3
Newk's Express Café, 2200 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 85 on April 3
Piccadilly Cafeteria, 4996 Stage Rd., Raleigh, 76 on April 3
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:31:11 GMT
The Neshoba County fair began Monday, offering attendees hay rides, food and fun. "I grew up with the fair, I was about a week old when I came to my first one," said Dan Jordan, an attendee. JordanMore >>
The Neshoba County fair began Monday, offering attendees hay rides, food and fun.More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:37 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:37:51 GMT
(WMC) - Maurice Brown Sr., who is accused of murdering his 3-year-old son, will stand trial beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Maurice Brown Jr. was reported missing on July 1, 2012. His fatherMore >>
The trial for Maurice Brown Sr., who is accused of murdering his 3-year-old son, began Tuesday morning in Memphis. More >>