Situated around the old Sears Crosstown building -- a long-defunct 1.4 million-square-foot warehouse and retail store -- is the Crosstown neighborhood, a diverse residential community of people from all income brackets. That massive building is currently being renovated for a second life as Crosstown Concourse, a “vertical urban village” with arts, medical, and education facilities, apartments, restaurants, a gym, and more. That project should wrap up in 2017, but you don’t have to wait until then to find amazing food in the area. Midtown Crossing Grill is the pizza parlor and neighborhood bar responsible for some of the best pies in Memphis. The Artist Pizza, no doubt a nod to the area’s status as a burgeoning arts district, features a unique pairing of tomato jam, mozzarella, and chevre. Midtown Crossing also features plenty of vegan options, including vegan cheese for pizzas and a tofu banh mi sandwich. Just down the block you’ll find authentic Middle Eastern falafel, fava bean stew, and kabobs at Al Rayan, a dive-y mom-and-pop.