More than just a place to eat
Welcome new spot for G’town (or, close by)
It’s a complaint that’s not valid, but it’s certainly common: There’s nothing to eat in Germantown. Of course there are places to eat, but new restaurants don’t often open along the Poplar section of the town. Further, Theo’s Bistro, at Kirby and Poplar, is actually at the very edge of Memphis, just because it’s on the north side of the street. Were it one block east or south, it would be in the suburb.
Whatever, it’s close enough that e-mails from Germantown have been coming in, all happily reporting a new place to eat in their neck of the woods.
Theo’s, which opened in August under the name Superior Café and is related to the Superior Bar & Grill on Beale through some ownership, is more than just a place to eat. It also boasts a popular bar, if our visits are any indication, and even live music on some nights. It’s clean and comfortable, and the prices are reasonable. In short, it’s the kind of place that would be welcome just about anywhere. (The name was changed because someone else had trademarked the former name.)
We arrived for dinner around 6:30 on a Friday night, and three, maybe four tables were occupied. Despite the flashing sign above the door that read “dueling pianos,” two men were setting an area toward the end
The smoked salmon dip appetizer is a popular choice at Theo’s Bistro at Kirby and Poplar, just across from the Germantown city line.
Lydia Smith runs food at Theo’s Bistro, formerly known as Superior Café. In addition to the food, customers come by for the lively bar scene as well as occasional live music.