Karen Carrier's Bar DKDC To Open Saturday in Cooper-Young

Karen Carrier's new Bar DKDC is in the same location as Do Sushi, which Carrier closed in October.

Justin Fox Burks

Every once in a while, I feel like a foodie insider. Such was my reaction earlier this week when an invite to the opening party for Karen Carrier's new bar on Cooper Street popped into my Facebook page. The party celebrates the official opening on Saturday at 5 p.m. of Bar DKDC, located next to Carrier's Beauty Shop in the former location of Do Sushi and Noodles.


Since Carrier's restaurant ventures always combine fun, hip and delicious, I'm looking forward to the the newest addition to the Cooper Young neighborhood. The bar will focus on speciality cocktails, craft beers and Carrier's favorite: global street food.


“We are starting with Spain and Mexico, and we'll be going all over the world,” Carrier said in a recent email. “We will be changing the menu monthly.”


Also look for a rum bar (very trendy!), a vintage photo booth and late-night hours Wednesday through Sunday nights.


Memphis Flyer's Hannah Sayle interviewed Carrier for this week's Food News column. Click here to read her engaging story which includes great comments from Carrier like this one explaining why she closed Do in October: “When you can buy sushi in a gas station, it's time to switch.”


As to the meaning behind the letters DKDC, Carrier is still mum, but here's the guess I hear most often: don't know don't care.

Bar DKDC, 946 S. Cooper (901) 272-0830



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