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June with the Memphis Group

June Culinary Highlights
In June Memphis Café and Memphis at the Santora are featuring Dos Mamacitas Veal Chorizo on the brunch menus. The Build Your Own Burger Night welcomes Paso Prime Grass Fed Beef for the month. Yum!

June Bar Picks
Memphis bartenders are excited to pour the new sour beer, Petrus, available for $7 per bottle. Also in June Thompkin Cellars Cabernet Franc and Merlot blend from Santa Barbara, ‘Couchant’ is available by the glass for just $12. Memphis Café will be shaking up the Black Manhattan cocktail with Stetson Bourbon, Averna Amaro and orange bitters for $8 and the Vertigo cocktail with Averna Amaro, ginger beer and lemon for just $7 to quench your thirst the month of June.

Memphis at the Santora Weekly Specials
Memphis at the Santora offers weekly specials to tantalize your taste buds. On Tuesdays enjoy a “Build Your Own Burger” plus movie night. The first and third Wednesday of the month offers the specialty crafted Flights & Bites menu. Sundays enjoy the Yacht Rock Brunch from 10am to 3pm followed by Service Industry Night with Long Play Sundays curated vinyl selections hosted by Mire Molinar – Barton.

KCRW + dineLA Present Dinner Date at Memphis at the Santora
June 23, KCRW and dineLA present Dinner Date at Memphis at the Santora. Executive Chef, Diego Velasco created a special prefix menu for the event that blends traditional Southern and contemporary classics. Proceeds benefit KCRW. Reservations and more information are available at http://kcrw.com/dinnerdate

SoBeCa Art Walk
SoBeCa presents the monthly Costa Mesa artwalk on Tuesday, June 25. Memphis Café will be participating with paintings by Kelly Keane and art, clothing and crafts on display courtesy of Memphis staff. DJs will be spinning oldies, soul, funk and rock starting at 8:30pm for The King’s Inn.

Memphis Café at OC Tastefest
The city of Costa Mesa is celebrating its 60th anniversary with the 60 & Fabulous festival and OC Tastefest June 28-30. The three-day extravaganza will feature live entertainment, culinary tastings, libations and Memphis Café will of course be in the mix. Detroit Bar and The Sun Group will co-host the festival after party with Chico Mann and KCRW’s Mario Coto. More details at http://octastefest.com and http://detroitbar.com

Bring Dad to Memphis
On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, give dad the gift of Southern comfort with a special brunch from 10am to 3pm or family dinner starting at 5pm. If dad doesn’t feel like going out Memphis has the perfect shirt, hat, BBQ sauce and gift cards to make his big day extra special.

Moonshine Fridays at Memphis Café
June 14 and June 28 are Moonshine Fridays at Memphis Café with special guest DJ Eno and resident DJs The Rillera Bros spinning the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month.

The Memphis Group establishments have served as staple eatery and entertainment hubs in Orange County since the launch of the group’s flagship location, Memphis Café, Costa Mesa in 1995. By 2002 The Memphis Group had successfully expanded locally to include two Memphis restaurants, a catering and events division, a live-music venue (Detroit Bar) and gay friendly saloon (Tin Lizzie Saloon) all characterized by the group’s signature branded chic spin on comfort food, classic cocktails and mod design meets roadhouse ambiance. http://memphiscafe.com