I love Memphis. No lie.
It didn’t take me long to fall in love with Memphis. I’ve only been twice, and they were both just long weekend. But we explored morning until, well morning every day, taking in as much as we could. I was lucky. I have a friend who lives there to tell me where to go and what to see (Shout out to Molly!). I managed to find a few new good places on my own each visit as well. The history and culture is rich here. The food and overall experience is revived and modern as well. You can’t beat that combo.
|Sunset over Hernando de Soto bridge and the Mississippi|
Become a Foodie in Memphis
The Brass Door- an authentic Irish pub, owned by Seamus (pronounced Shamis, don’t make the mistake I did- how embarrassing!) Located in an old bank- so cool. Be sure to order the Ruben Egg Rolls. I don’t even like Ruben’s but these were so tasty. Located just a block over from Court Square.
Bar Dog Tavern- loved it. Huge old bar. Go for the cold drinks; leave with a damn cute shirt with a dog on it.
See the Sites
National Civil Rights Museum- this is a must, but do it in a different day that the music part of your visit. It’s pretty powerful. The Museum is in what was the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. So moving. The motel and parking lot take you right back to the 60’s. The museum is very well done. After feeling like you are in a time warp while going through the museum on the motel side, you cross the street to a modern day portion of the museum which follows the conspiracy theories and story of James Earl Ray.