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  • Writer's pictureGena Heelz

ESCO Restaurant and Tapas: The New Must-Try Dining Destination in Downtown Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee-(December 18, 2023),

Over the weekend, ESCO Restaurant and Tapas, the newest addition to the vibrant Memphis dining scene and a franchise of the renowned Atlanta-based ESCO brand, is thrilled to announce its grand opening on December 15th. Located in the heart of downtown Memphis, next to the FedEx Forum and the Westin Hotel, this exciting new venue is set to become the city's go-to destination for exquisite tapas and an unparalleled dining experience. 


The grand opening festivities began at 10:30 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Mayor Elect Paul Young with Chamber of Commerce, proprietors Mowbray and Cherina Rowand. The day was packed with various entertainment activations, culminating in a special evening appearance by recording artist 2 Chainz. Aligning with a Memphis Grizzlies game night, ESCO Restaurant and Tapas, as the official post-game sponsor, anticipates a vibrant crowd of Grizzlies fans and downtown patrons. Part 2 of the Grand Opening ceremony began at 9:30 p.m. This was a red carpet event and valet was available.




ESCO Restaurant and Tapas brings a unique dining experience to Memphis, offering a blend of artfully prepared tapas and a vibrant atmosphere, perfect for social gatherings, business meetings, or a night out in the city. Under the leadership of visionary entrepreneurs Mowbray and Cherina Rowand - founders of Rowand Restaurant Group - the new restaurant transforms a long standing vacant building steps away from the most prominent landmark in the city into a thriving destination location for Memphians and visitors. ESCO Memphis offers a diverse menu of delectable dishes and a curated selection of wines and spirits in an elegantly designed space that reflects the rich cultural tapestry of Memphis (with the unique modern touch of a robot server!). 


Founded by successful entrepreneur Mychel 'Snoop' Dillard and hip hop icon 2 Chainz, the ESCO brand is synonymous with a blend of upscale dining and vibrant nightlife. As a franchise of the Atlanta-based ESCO brand, the Memphis location carries the legacy of quality, sophistication, and culinary excellence.

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GH 12.18.23


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