Thinking about heading to Memphis for a short trip. Just wondering if you guys had any suggestions on things to do and see and eat. Graceland is on the list. Probably get some BBQ while I am down there. :4:
Sun Records (Where Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, etc recorded); Stax Museum (Stax records where Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, the Bar-Kays, Booker T. & the MGs, Johnnie Taylor, Little Milton, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, etc recorded); clubs on Beale Street; Tunica is close for gambling. The PGA will be in town next week as well. At this tournament John Daly and Phil Mickelson are supposed to return to the tour.midnightMDX said:Thinking about heading to Memphis for a short trip. Just wondering if you guys had any suggestions on things to do and see and eat. Graceland is on the list. Probably get some BBQ while I am down there. :4:
I would pass on Corky's just because it is a chain (although it was started in Memphis) and there are too many great local places. I have not been to Tom's, but it looked very good on the Food Network. You can see the clip on their website.midnightMDX said:Graceland and Beale Street are on the list. Yea, I heard the Rendezvous was a huge tourist trap cause of its tv exposure. I plan to stay away from that. Central and Neely were on my list. How about Toms or Corkys? Thanks for the recommendation of Blue Fish, the menu looks really good.
I tried some ribs with dry rub and I really didnt like it. The sauce was really good, I end up buying a few bottle to take back home. The ribs werent that tender. For dinner we went to Gus's Fried Chicken. Amazing! That place looks run down from the outside (as alot of the places do), but inside its comforting. Chicken had a unique spice and was juicy. For breakfast the next morning we went to Brother Junipers which was also great. Biscuits and cheese grits came with the meal and they were delicious. Took the tour of Graceland and some of extras. They have an huge collection of stuff. Hit up Beale Street. I didnt partake in any "Big Ass Beer", but I did listen to some music and enjoyed the flavor of the area. Went to Mud Island for a short time. People are real friendly there for the most part. Weather is nice and hot.wasjr said:I see you went to Corky's. How was it?