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Spend enough time in Memphis and you’ll realize it’s not an ordinary city. It’s got personality and quirk. Some might even call it a bit weird. That’...
Since Jim Jarmusch’s “Mystery Train” was filmed here in 1989, Memphis has become a hot destination for filmmakers looking for a unique setting. Many...
From the galleries of historic South Main to the classrooms of the Brooks Museum in Midtown, Memphis’ arts community is thriving. Beyond the visual...
Memphis’ creative spirit is most alive in the city’s underground arts scene. Some of Memphis’ hottest emerging artists show their work at Odessa, a...
Some of downtown’s best food can be found at Bardog Tavern, a local pub popular with everyone from executives to law school students. The food is...
Want to know where the best down-home cooking is in any city? Find out where the cops eat. In Memphis, that’s an unassuming storefront on North...
 
The food crew at the Pittsburge Post-Gazette visited Memphis as part of the Association of Food Journalists annual conference. Gretchen McKay, Bob...
At the Graceland visitor's centre you can pose for a photo next to a mock-up of the gates of Elvis Presley's home. What's odd, however, is that...
“Let’s go to Memphis in the meantime, baby.”That’s the chorus of my favourite song on John Hiatt’s breakout 1987 album Bring the Family. And once I’d...
As the self-declared barbecue ambassador here at Bites, I figured it was time to pay a state visit to Memphis and open discussions regarding the...
Planning your holiday for 2015? We've picked some of the best destinations around the world to visit next year. From fascinating film locations to...
Food can be a major factor in choosing a travel destination. We may want to see the ancient ruins, beautiful beaches, or incredible monuments, but...
...but it was a dive bar that captured my attention. After having one dinner we ended up at Earnestine’s and Hazel’s, where I was told to have the...
To most people, Memphis is known for two things: blues and barbecue. But a new cropping of restaurants as well as a few old standby joints have given...
The Lorraine Motel, the scene of the crime is now the National Civil Rights Museum; Stax Recording Studio - where black and white could record...
You feel it as you walk down touristy Beale Street, taste it as you bite into the BBQ at Payne's, drink it in every glaass at Earnestine and Hazel's...
 
 
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