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“My son and I are spending a few days in Memphis during spring break. I need suggestions on places to eat, things to do, etc. We are going to a Memphis Grizzlies game, but other than that I haven't made a decision. Graceland? The zoo? I need input from all you cultured folks.”
“The zoo, is nice. Mud Island is something else to do. Go to the Peabody and watch the ducks get herded in to the hotel. You might go look at the Coor's Breweru, I helped convert it from the old Stroh's Brewery to that Coor's Brew. You can also go to the dog track over in West Memphis, and watch them rascals chase the rag around. There is alot to do in that area.”
“Memphis is a crime-ridden crummy dump best to be avoided.”
“Mutt, I sense that you're so full of sunshine that it's just oozing out of you. However, my son is set on Memphis for spring break, so we will take our chances.”
“I hear there's a lot of good food there. Good food and crime go together. So do the blues. Maybe there's a place in Memphis that has all three.”
“Jerry's Snow Cones...if you can find it:)”
last edited: 3/08/11 10:13:19 AM”
“Memphis sucks :)
last edited: 3/08/11 10:22:41 AM”
“yeah it does:) But its somewhere you need to go atleast once...
“Memphis is one of the best cities in the state. I could be a tour guide, if you like. I am good on crime, too.”
“well, come on then”
“Lived there about 5 years or so.... for sure have him check out the Peabody lobby to see the ducks get in and out of the fountain, it's cool to see at least once.
FOOD... if you like ribs, you gotta go to the Rendezvous. It looks sketchy getting to the door, but it's fine - the entrance is in an alley, but its WILDLY popular. Also over on Beale St there are multiple places to eat - BB Kings place has good food and a neat kinda atmosphere. Spring is a good tim eof year to go, it's not sweltering hot/humid yet.
Graceland, if your into that, though i would take a pass myself.
Stay on the beaten path and you'll be fine, don't venture more than a block or two off the main streets downtown or in the neighborhoods though. It can get rough quick in certain parts of town. IT's a nice city, but it's a large urban area just like any other.”
“Go to the getto's thats where all of the action is. I will take you there and let you see how we do it”
“Go Muddy! Very entrepreneurial!
“HA! I love it!”
“Don't goto Rendezvous....goto Silky O'Sullivans. Their ribs are better, and they have beer drinking goats in the courtyard, and dueling pianos.
You can goto Rendezvous...just goto Silky's before you say you had the best. Rendezvous ribs seemed lower quality and not as tasty!”
“How old is your son? I bet he would like Subway and McDonalds.
Check the phone book under "Billiards." Call and ask! You may be lucky and get to see some top players in action.”
“Definately go to the Peabody for the Ducks. It may sound lame but it is a memorable experience. The atmosphere is pretty cool. Memphis is a BBQ town. My choice would be Corkys on Poplar or the Commisary in Germantown. I lived there 20 years before going to Graceland and when I did go my first thought was wtf kept me from coming here all that time. It is a rock stars paradise frozen in time. Go to Beale during the week. Wednesdays were my favorite as the crowd was minimal and security is good. They have a great zoo and the big cat exhibit is great. There isn't much on Mud Idland anymore but its a cool place to take pics of the mighty Mississippi River. Watching the water flow will give you a real feeling for how much power the river carries.
If you like beer then go to the Flying Saucer. If they don't have it you don't need it”
“The zoo gets my vote also.
Also if you're into fashion, they used to have an awesome shoe show at the Platinum Plus!!”
“Memphis is a BBQ town.
“Thank you all for your suggestions and strong opinions! ;)”
“You could also go to Kellogg's, and take a tour, might even see the inventor of Pop Tarts, lol.”
“The civil rights museum was nice”
“you can't go to memphis with out going to graceland, it's state law...i took my wife there (big elvis fan)...the visitors center were you get the tickets sits on a hill across the street...my wife stood in front of the big picture window and with huge eyes, pointed and said "is that it?"...it was like a kid at the gates of disneyland”
“Graceland was lame if you ask me. Too expensive!!!!”
“don't stop long outside of Graceland, and don't sit at redlights after dark...keep moving, stay armed!”
“Urrhhuuhhu, UUrrrhuuuu, Urrrhuu! Oh Yeah....”
“I have my doo-rag ready and I am prepared to bust a cap in someone's a$$ if necessary.”
“You might want to just take me along, save alot of hassle, with the thugs. Heck, just tag along with me to Los Angeles, and learn how to do this.”
“Just drive along with an illuminated sign on your roof reading ,,,,
"Reparation Check, Eligibility Surveying"
You will get an Honor Guard.”
“Ahhh, to many letter's, just a few is all that is needed.”
“Also if you're into fashion, they used to have an awesome shoe show at the Platinum Plus!!”
The Purple Church got shut down.”
““Memphis is a BBQ town.
I only addressed two of the mainstream BBQ joints.
The BBQ is good at Paynes, Leonards, Neely's, Cozy Corner, Central...
the list goes on and on. There is good BBQ at every wide spot in the road in Memphis.
I would put Tops (the McDonalds of BBQ) up against what most other places serve.”
“other places as in "places other than Memphis"”
Try the Gibson guitar factory, downtown. You can go on a tour through the back where they are building them.”
“What Strat said. Neat stuff going through the process. Hopefully you will be there the day the guy is is giving them the final quality check and bending a few notes.”
“I like the golf cart with Les Paul seats!”
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