Chef Karen Carrier of Memphis likes to take old buildings and spaces and make them into, well, old buildings or spaces that keep their character but become something even better.
To wit, her super popular Beauty Shop, where diners may still catch a whiff of Aqua Net while lounging in a vintage hair dryer chair. Or Mollie Fontaine Lounge - the Victorian Village mansion that may be haunted - one of the favorite haunts of many Memphians into the wee hours of the morning.The bar at Bar DKDC — Photo courtesy of Justin Fox Burks
Carrier's done it again: taken a cool space and turned it into something so much better. The space is admittedly a little less colorful than a mansion or former hair palace, and was actually home to another Carrier eatery, Dō.
But now, it's filled with exotic textiles and vintage finds, masks from Central and South America and live music on many nights. And then, there's the food - a menu of small plates that changes frequently.
Bar DKDC is all about street food, the kind of nosh you can find on the streets of Mexico City. Or Tel Aviv. Or even New York. And the food is paired with anything but street libations. Think lesser-known wines, a long list of great rums and local and regional brews.
The vibe is fun, funky and full of life. Bar DKDC is definitely a new place to see and be seen in Cooper Young.