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07 March 2013

Memphis TN Suggestions

I love Memphis! We usually go about once a year as my dad is always working down there. My brother and Sis-in-law are going at the end of the month for a quick birthday trip and were asking for suggestions on where to stay, eat, and play. Figured might as well do a quick post of my recommendations. Sure many others have even better ideas so PLEASE comment away if you have any great Memphis ideas.

STAY – this is a no brainer The Peabody!! Can’t beat the atmosphere, the history, and the charming ducks.

EAT – Several favorites here.

Pearl's Oyster House has the best char grilled oysters ever!!

Flights is fancy and delish. Must try the chicken and waffles and the chocolate dessert flight. This is a new favorite of ours and a nice departure from BBQ and the noisy but fun Bealle Street options

Huey's is fun as you get to write you name on the wall and they have excellent hamburgers

Neely’s would be my pick for BBQ hands down. We usually eat at Interstate BBQ it's a great option for authentic tasty BBQ

PLAY – So many options most within walking distance (or a short trolly ride) of the Peabody – score!

Flying Saucer (my dad’s name is on a plate on the ceiling!!!) is a great place to start the evening with one of the 100’s of beers on tap and a fun appetizer

BB Kings always has great live Blues music

Rum Boogie another fun venue for live music and Southern food if you want

Silky O'Sullivan’s is always a favorite of mine – the dueling pianos and the atmosphere is unbeatable
A. Schwaab has an array of things you never new you wanted or needed. Highly entertaining
Graceland – even though it’s not nearly as luxiourous as you expect no trip to Memphis is compelte without a trip to Graceland just to see all of Elvis’s paraphernalia. All my Graceland pics are pre-digital age so none to share.

Antique shopping – they have some gorgeous antiques, especially furniture, in Memphis. I always wish I had a U-haul so I can take several items home
Shopping at the Peabody is always a must as well as both Lansky’s and Lansky’s 126 have a great selection of high end stylish clothes and accessories. My closets thanks me my bank account does not.

Obviously there are a million other places to eat, drink, and play but my siblings are only in town for a weekend so was trying to just touch on my favorites. Suggestions greatly appreciated! I would love to stow away in their luggage and take a trip to Memphis with them right now!

1 comment:

Raquel said...

It looks like an awesome trip, if I'm ever down that way I will definitely have to consult you!