I know what you’re thinking…the home of blues and bbq and you didn’t take advantage. Well, hear me out!
Rourke and I are on separate fences when it comes to eating out. He likes the dives with dark lighting and cheap, good food. So, any barbecue joint meets that criteria, right?
Me, I like a gourmet meal with a nice glass of good wine. Not a place where you ask for a glass of wine, and they give you three choices….red, white or pink?
So, with the weather being on the cooler, damp side while there, we did it my way this time. No touristy places, no way.
Next time, which should not be too far away in the future, we will do it Rourke’s way. And, hopefully, with the warmer weather, we can walk down Beale Street or maybe see a baseball game. I know he would love to tour Sun Records.
So here goes….
I found two parts of Memphis really cool. One was the South Main Arts District. It’s just south of downtown and has an urban-eclectic vibe. It is home to many great restaurants and shops.
This was South Main Market. It has several establishments within it.
We ate at several great restaurants in this part of town. For breakfast or lunch, I recommend this organic option, Bed Rock Market & Cafe.
For dinner, I highly recommend Catherine and Mary’s. It is a modern Italian restaurant with a great wine selection.
Another great place for dinner is The Gray Canary. It is mostly seafood served uber-creatively. It is located inside the Dominick’s Distillery building on Front Street.They have an extensive bar with a large raw bar. Great wine here, too!
The second area of Memphis that I would like to showcase is Overton Square. It was about a $15 Uber ride from downtown.
This is a one-stop shopping/eating/entertaining area.
There’s a live entertainment area. There’s a piano bar.It had any kind of restaurant you could imagine.It was 2$ Taco Tuesday at Babalu. So that was the choice for lunch!
They have shopping, yoga and pilates studios and a spa, too!
So tune in for a later post with down-home blues and bbq and a few touristy spots!
P.S. It happens to be the 50th anniversary of the day Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in Memphis. Such a sad day!