Tuscany Italian Eatery | Soft-Opening!

Sunday July 10th marked the long-awaited return of Tuscany Italian Eatery!

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The restaurant, which began in Olive Branch as a steakhouse, hosted a soft-opening  free to the public.  Located at 116 S. Front St., Tuscany is perfect if you’re on your way to the Orpheum just one block over, looking for a quick lunch, or having an easy afternoon along the river.

Donations were suggested, all of which benefited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an organization with which Owner/Chef Jeremy Martin works closely.

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Chef Julia, showing her love of Nikki’s Hot Chips!

Tuscany Eatery is deli style.  Order when you come in, grab a drink, and pick a seat!

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The deli has fountain drinks, tea, and canned sodas, but you can bring your own wine or beer if you want.  If you need a pick-me-up, try a specialty coffee!

Once you’re set, you can either dine inside, or out at the cafe-style tables on the walkway where there’s a pretty good view of the river.

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The tasting featured lots of snacks, including a delicious pasta salad with veggies.  A vegetarian marinara was also served, which made a great dipping sauce for the focaccia with melted cheese.  Tuscany also has Mempops, a local summer favorite.

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Another unique item is Chef Martin’s house-infused olive oils.  It’s really difficult to find a local olive oil, and these just happen to be, in the eloquent words of my coworker, ‘badass.’

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If you’re from further east, never fear!  These are due to be on the shelves at Curb Market in Midtown very soon!

Also present were Nikki’s Hot Products, demoed by Lisa Ortosecco, the national sales director for the locally-owned company.

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The deli stayed packed for most of the afternoon, many patrons having just been passersby following the delicious aromas.  Lots of familiar faces also stopped by, including Michael Donahue of the Commercial Appeal.

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L to R: Michael Donahue, Debbie Houck, Chef Jeremy Martin

As of July 11th, Tuscany is fully open everyday except Sunday, so be sure to stop by.  You won’t be disappointed!

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