Mississippi River sunset at The Front Porch @ Beale Street Landing

Last night our BBQ team treasurer Misty celebrated her birthday at The Front Porch, the recently reopened restaurant in Beale Street Landing. The closest restaurant to the river, there is a large outdoor patio with a seating area and lots of red rocking chairs for an ideal Mississippi River view.

Unfortunately, due to storms moving through and another birthday celebration a few blocks away, I didn’t make it down to The Front Porch until almost 8 PM. Therefore, I didn’t get to try any of their food, which is a shame because I have heard good things. However, Jennifer Biggs from the Commercial Appeal gave the restaurant a first look and wrote about the food. (Edit: I linked to a menu but it was the wrong Front Porch.) For the reopening, the restaurant is being temporary operated by Patrick & Deni Reilly of the Majestic Grille, so you know their standards for the quality of menu items and service is high.

A wonderful early summer evening. I hope to be back soon. I have Saturday news but I will save it for a separate post, in order to encourage people to share and tweet this one and get the word out about this excellent restaurant and gathering space.