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CONTENTS 22 Front & Center

Q & A: Dixon Gallery curator Julie N. Pierotti ~ with richard j. alley

26 Newcomer Numbers

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28 Arts & Culture

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32 Home on the Circle G Ranch

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38 Tusk Love

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46 Who’s Who

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62 Tour de Force

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68 Memphis Music

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72 Sports


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80 Road Trip

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104 Let’s Do the Time Warp Again

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111 Medical

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117 Education

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166 Nightlife

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170 Dining: Top 10 Dishes of 2016

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192 Social Media

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he Dixon Gallery and Gardens celebrates its 40th birthday this year. Julie N. Pierotti, the newly named Martha R. Robinson endowed curator of the Dixon, has not yet seen as many milestones, making her one of the youngest endowed curators in the country at 32. Robinson was a longtime supporter of the museum, a trustee in the 1980s and ’90s, and an advocate of the collection of nineteenth-century French paintings. Pierotti grew up in Memphis and visited the museum regularly, both with family and on school field trips.

As the exhibit “The Impressionist Revolution: Forty Years of French Art at the Dixon” came to a close at the end of last month to make way for the current show, “Henri Guérard and the Phenomenon of the Artist’s Fan in France, 1875-1900,” I sat down with Pierotti in the Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries among works of local contemporary artist Carlyle Wolfe to talk about curating, favorite works of art, Martha Robinson, and what might just be the most scenic workplace in town.

What does a curator do? A curator is somebody who assembles objects to tell a story. I’m fortunate enough to work here where we have such incredible objects to tell such incredible stories. I’m also in charge of the care and interpretation of our permanent collection, so all the labels you read when you’re at the Dixon, I’ve either written or had a hand in writing. So I do a lot of research and writing. How might the objects tell the story? The way we have the objects put together determines what story we’re trying to tell, so sometimes we put a lot of pictures of people together in one room or we’ll have a bunch of seascapes in one room, or we’ll just have works by Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro in one room. We’re always trying to extract the maximum value out of our collection and tell different stories and let people know different things. You don’t just come here once and learn all you can and never have to come back again, you can always come back and learn something new. What’s the reward of working at the Dixon? Everything you see when you come here, a lot of hard work went into it. But it’s hard work that doesn’t feel like work, it’s almost like a calling. You are part of something, you are part of helping people experience art and they can learn from that, they can escape from their life through art, they can get inspired to create art themselves. It’s an honor to get to do what I do.

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And the environment isn’t too shabby either. I use this example all the time: My husband’s an accountant and for a long time worked in a cube, and I get here and I’m surrounded by priceless works of art and beautiful, changing gardens. I see these

works of art every single day and every once in a while I’ll stop and I’ll see something new. Sometimes just looking at a painting one way in a certain spot can totally change your opinion of it. I have those kinds of experiences every day; it’s the privilege of the job. Professionally, what does it mean to have your position endowed? In the museum world, to be a curator with an endowed position is a really big honor. It really just shows how much people support your institution and, in particular, the curatorial project enough to put some serious financial backing behind it. For the institution on a day-to-day basis, it takes my salary out of the yearly operating budget and gives some relief to the budget, which is always helpful. And personally? For me to be the first of many curators to hold this position is a great honor, almost like a leap of faith that they thought that, at this very time, when I’m the curator, that it would be a good time for this to happen. It’s a vote of confidence; I have a support base here. Can you tell us about Martha Robinson? She passed away in 2003 and I started here in 2007, so I never had the pleasure of meeting her. But of course we have a lot of longtime supporters here who have told me stories about her, and I know she was a lovely woman. I think more than anybody, she had this great vision for what a curator can do and what a museum can do with its collections. Did you visit the Dixon as a child? I did. I grew up going to schools here so we would come here on field trips, and I have memories of my family coming here for certain things. I have one really clear memory of coming here when I was in high school, and the education director gave us a really good tour; a light bulb went off and I thought, “I’d like to do this.” How was that interest sustained? I was always interested in art and not ever so much in creating it, but learning from it, studying it. I went to St. Agnes and took an art history class there and just loved it, so when I went to Ole Miss I started as an art history major and just stuck with it. When it was my senior year, I thought I’d just keep going in school and went to Vanderbilt for graduate school in art history. And how does that lead to curating? I don’t think I ever had that long of a vision, it was something that just kind of happened. I started here in 2007 as a curatorial assis-



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tant and have worked my way up. Kevin [Sharp, museum director] really had a great vision and still does for what the Dixon can be and should be doing, so he placed a really high emphasis on exhibitions. Right when I started I worked on an exhibition called “Regional Dialect” that opened here in 2009 and traveled to six other museums. I got to publish a book two years after I started here, which was a thrill. What can you tell us about the current exhibit of painted fans? We’re looking at this really short window of time — 25 years — and in this 25 years there was this huge interest in painted fans. Artists took great interest in decorating fans — artists like Edgar Degas and Paul Gauguin and Jean-Louis Forain. Henri Guérard was an artist who was in this circle and he championed the format. It was this great, brief, exciting period where artists were experimenting and were influenced by Japanese art, which was flooding into Paris at the time. What does it take to put such an exhibit together? It’s an international show that’s a big deal, and we published a catalogue to go with it. It has about 45 painted fans that we drew from our collection and from public and private collections across the United States and in Europe. We started talking about this show in 2013 and got it on the calendar, and that’s a quick timetable. Some exhibitions take five or six years; it just depends on the works of art that you’re trying to get and what kind of catalogue you’re going to publish. Do you have a favorite work among the Dixon’s collection? Sometimes it’s like picking favorites among your children, but there are certainly works of art that speak to me more than others. Our Sargent [Ramón Subercaseaux in a Gondola, 1880] is an amazing work of art that has inspired me since the day I got here; it’s just totally different from anything else you would imagine a John Singer Sargent painting would be. And then our Renoir, The Wave, is a painting that, when I first got here I didn’t get what all the fuss was about, but I’ve grown to love it as I’ve come here every day. The Dixon turns 40 this year; what’s in store for the next 40 years? In 2015 we did some improvements to the facility. We’re starting to think really long term about the collection, about the institution, about the facility. We want to expand our reach to this community but also to the country and around the world, too.  

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The Lookout at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid

compiled by sam cicci


emphis, our great city, continues to attract people from all over the world. What is it? The barbecue? The music? The people? It could be for any number of reasons, all of them valid. Once viewed with skepticism, Memphis has continued to draw more and more people to experience the great culture on display here. Resident or visitor, anyone can enjoy a walk by the riverside, a night at the Levitt Shell, a classic dive bar, or one of the many fantastic restaurants located all over the city. But, before planning out your day, familiarize yourself with the guide below. It always helps to get the lay of the land, and these attractions, transportation, administrative, and safety contacts will ensure you have every option covered. ATTRACTIONS

AutoZone Park: 200 Union Ave., 721-6050, memphisredbirds. com Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid: 1 Bass Pro Dr., 291-8200, Beale Street: Downtown, 526-0117, Children’s Museum of Memphis: 2525 Central Ave., 4582678, Chucalissa Museum: 1987 Indian Village Dr., 785-3160, Cooper-Young District: Midtown, 276-7222, Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange: 65 Union Ave., 531-7826, Davies Manor Plantation House: 3570 Davieshire Drive, Bartlett, 386-0715, FedExForum: 191 Beale St., 205-2525 Fire Museum of Memphis: 118 Adams Ave., 636-5650, Gibson Beale Street Showcase: 145 Lt. George Lee Ave., 544-7998, Golf & Games Family Park: 5484 Summer Ave., 386-2992, Graceland: 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd., 332-3322,

Lichterman Nature Center: 5992 Quince Rd., 636-2210, Memphis Botanic Garden: 750 Cherry Rd., 636-4100, Memphis Rock ’N’ Soul Museum: 191 Beale St., 205-2533, Memphis Zoo: 2000 Prentiss Pl., 333-6500, Mud Island River Park: 125 N. Front St., 576-7241, Museum of Biblical History: 140 E. Mulberry, Collierville, 854-9578, National Civil Rights Museum: 450 Mulberry St., 521-9699, Orpheum Theatre: 203 S. Main St., 525-3000, Overton Park: 1914 Poplar Ave., 214-5450, Pink Palace Museum & Sharpe Planetarium: 3050 Central Ave., 636-2362, The Peabody: 149 Union Ave., 529-4000, peabodymemphis. com Shelby Farms Park: 500 N. Pine Lake Dr., 222-7275, STAX Museum of American Soul Music: 926 E. McLemore, 261-6338,

Sun Studio: 706 Union Ave., 800-441-6249, W.C. Handy House Museum: 352 Beale St., 527-3427, Woodruff-Fontaine House: 680 Adams Ave., 526-1469,


Birth & Death Certificate: Memphis & Shelby County Health Department, Vital Records Office, 814 Jefferson Ave., Rooms 101-103, 222-9693, BUILDING PERMITS & INSPECTION: Department of Construction Code Enforcement: 6465 Mullins Station Rd., 222-8300. Shelby County Office of Planning & Development: 125 N. Main St. #468, 576-7197. Shelby County Register of Deeds: 1075 Mullins Station Rd., 222-8100, Hunting & Fishing License: Tennessee Wildlife Division, 800-372-3928, Marriage License: Both parties must appear for issuance of the license. Proof of Social Security number is required. Downtown Office: 150 Washington Ave., Second Fl. East Branch Office: 1075 Mullins Station Rd., West Wing. Millington City Hall: 4836 Navy Rd. Cost: $97.50 Memphis Area Legal Services: 11th Floor, Falls Bldg., 22 N. Front St., 523-8822 Memphis Bar Association: 145 Court, 527-3573, Passport: Main Post Office, 555 S. Third St., 521-2575, Property Tax: City Treasury Office, 125 N. Main St., 522-1111 Property Value: Shelby County Assessor Office: 1075 Mullins Station Rd., 222-7001, Voter Information: Shelby County Election Commission, 150 Washington Ave., Suite 205, 222-1200,


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NUMBERS Alcoholics Anonymous: 454-1414 (24-hr. hotline), Animal Services: 2350 Appling City Cove, Bartlett, 636-7297 Better Business Bureau: 3693 Tyndale Dr., 759-1300, Memphis Crisis Center Child Abuse Hotline: 276-2200, Community Services Agency: 2670 Union Extd., Suite 500, 222-4200 Crime Stoppers: 201 Poplar Ave, 528-CASH (2274), Fire Services:, 636-1400 Greater Memphis Chamber: 22 N. Front St. #200, 543-3500, Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County: 935 Farm Rd., 937-3900, Memphis/Shelby County Public Library & Information Center (Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library): 3030 Poplar Ave., 415-2749, Poison Emergency: 800-222-1222 Suicide & Crisis Hotline: 274-7477, Time & Temperature: 526-5261 Veterans Services: 2670 Union Extd., Suite 500, 222-4237


CITY OF MEMPHIS, City Services Simplified: 311 (hotline) Great Memphis Chamber: 22 N. Front St., 543-3500, Mayor’s Office: 636-6000 Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau: 47 Union Ave., 543-5300, Memphis & Shelby County Film/TV Commission: 496 S. Main St., Suite 101, 527-8300, Memphis City Beautiful: 664 Adams Ave., 522-1135, Memphis Area Association of Governments: 8289 Cordova Road, Suite 103, 729-2871,


Emergency: 911 Memphis Police Non-Emergency: 545-2677 (COPS) Memphis Fire Non-Emergency: 458-8281 Shelby County Sheriff Non-Emergency: 379-7625 Shelby County Fire Non-Emergency: 222-8000


Bus & Trolley: Memphis Area Transit Authority, 444 N. Main St., 274-MATA (6282), Memphis International Airport: 2491 Winchester Rd., 9228000, Train Station: Central Station, 545 S. Main St., 526-0052,


Residential Telephone: Bell South, 1075 Mullins Station Rd., 385-4966, Cable: Comcast, 6263 Poplar Ave., 614-0953, Memphis Light, Gas, & Water Division: 245 S. Main St., 544-6549 (MLGW), Public Works Division/Solid Waste Management: 125 N. Main St., 636-5742


Drivers License Service Centers: 6340 Summer Ave., 543-7920 3200 E. Shelby Dr., 367-3639 220 U.S. Highway 51 (Covington), 475-2517 5019 West Union Rd. (Millington), 872-0800 Registration & Renewal: County Clerk’s Office, 150 Washington Ave., 222-3000 3412 Plaza Ave., 222-3000 6340 Summer Ave., 543-7920 3200 E. Shelby Dr., 367-3639 Traffic Fines: City Court Clerk’s Office, Traffic Violations Bureau, 201 Poplar LL-80, 636-3400,

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Broad Avenue Art Walk



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emphis has long been a destination for artists, singers, storytellers, and dreamers; a city where people love to express themselves. We see it in colorful murals and awe-inspiring art installations, in elaborate stage productions and electric musical performances. Our city thrives on creativity. On the following pages, we showcase a few of the galleries, theatres, performance venues, dance troupes, and more that contribute to the diverse and extensive arts scene. But don’t just take our word for it — get out there and explore the rich cultural landscape the Bluff City has to offer. VISUAL ARTS & EXHIBITIONS


Inside Art at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art 119 S. Main St., 523-2787 Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library 3030 Poplar Ave., 415-2700 The Dixon Gallery and Gardens 4339 Park Ave., 761-5250 Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Rd., 636-4100 Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Overton Park, 1934 Poplar Ave., 544-6200 Metal Museum 374 Metal Museum Dr., 774-6380

STUDIOS & ART GALLERIES Broadway Studios 5179 Wheelis, 725-6838 Crosstown Arts 422 N. Cleveland, 507-8030 David Lusk Gallery 97 Tillman St., 767-3800 Gallery Fifty-Six 2256 Central Ave., 276-1251 Gallery Ten Ninety One at WKNO 7151 Cherry Farms Rd., 458-2521 Jack Kenner Photographic Gallery 2094 Court Ave., 722-8877 L. Ross Gallery 5040 Sanderlin Ave. #104, 767-2200 Thomas Kinkade Inspiration Gallery 2760 N. Germantown Pkwy., #112 612-2668 BROAD AVENUE ARTS DISTRICT Broad Ave./Sam Cooper Blvd.

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AM Photography 2553 Broad Ave., 310-5131 Creation Studios 2637 Broad Ave., 367-9727 Five in One (VINI) 2535 Broad Ave., 308-2104 MetalWorks Design Studios 2537 Broad Ave., 327-4000 T. Clifton Art Gallery 2571 Broad Ave., 323-2787 SOUTH MAIN ARTS DISTRICT Art Village Gallery 410 S. Main St., 521-0782 Disciple Design 390 S. Main St., 386-4299

COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY ART GALLERIES A Deval Bat Fan at Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Fantom Art Gallery 546 S. Main St., 497-9486 Joysmith Gallery 46 Huling Ave., 543-0505 Leadership Memphis Gallery 363 S. Main St., 278-0016 Pat Halloran’s Art Attack 526 S. Main St., 490-4656

Rainbow Studio 400 S. Front, 521-0400 Real2Reel Photography 523 S. Main St., 508-7324 Robinson Gallery 400 S. Front St., 576-0708 Sue Layman Designs 125 G.E. Patterson Ave., Suite 103 409-7870,

The Art Museum at the University of Memphis 3750 Norriswood Ave., 678-2224 Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery Christian Brothers University 650 E. Parkway, 321-3432 Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College 2000 N. Parkway, 843-3442 Memphis College of Art 1390 Poplar Ave., 272-5100

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Ballet Memphis 7950 Trinity Rd., 737-7322 Memphis Symphony Orchestra 585 S. Mendenhall, 537-2525 New Ballet Ensemble and School 2157 York Ave., 726-9225 Opera Memphis 6745 Wolf River Greenway, 257-3100 STAX Music Academy 926 E. McLemore Ave., 946-2535

New Day Children’s Theatre 4630 Merchants Park Cir., 853-9669 Playhouse on the Square & Circuit Playhouse 66 S. Cooper St./51 S. Cooper St., 726-4656 Rhodes College McCoy Theatre 2000 N. Parkway, 843-3834 Theatre Memphis 630 Perkins Extd., 682-8601 TheatreWorks & Evergreen Theatre 2085 Monroe Ave./1705 Poplar Ave., 274-7139 University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance 144 Theatre Building, 678-5643



Germantown Community Theatre 3037 Forest Hill-Irene Rd., 453-7447 Hattiloo Theatre 37 S. Cooper St., 525-0009

Our Own Voice Theatre Troupe 274-1000, Playback Memphis 264-0841,



A scene from the LuvGlo 5K in the South Main Arts District

Poplar Pike Playhouse 755-7775, Stage Door Productions, Kroc Center 729-8007, Tennessee Shakespeare Company 759-0604, Voices of the South 726-0800,



Sister Act at Playhouse on the Square

Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center 3663 Appling Rd., 385-6440, Buckman Performing & Fine Arts Center at St. Mary’s School 60 Perkins Extd., 537-1486, Cannon Center for the Performing Arts 255 N. Main, 576-1200, Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC) 1801 Exeter Rd., 751-7500, The Harrell Performing Arts Theatre 440 W. Powell Rd., Collierville, 457-2780, Kroc Memphis, Nancy R. Crosby Worship and Performing Arts Center 800 East Parkway S., 729-8007, Lafayette’s Music Room 2119 Madison Ave., 901-207-5097, Landers Center 4560 Venture Dr., Southaven, MS, 662-280-9120, Levitt Shell 1928 Poplar Ave., Overton Park, 272-2722, Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities University of Memphis, 678-3732 Minglewood Hall 1555 Madison Ave., 312-6058, Mud Island Amphitheater 125 N. Front St., 576-7241, The Orpheum 203 S. Main St., 525-3000,

ARTS ORGANIZATIONS ArtsMemphis 575 S. Mendenhall, 578-2787, Beethoven Club Series 263 S. McLean St., 274-2504,

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The Blues Foundation 421 S. Main St., 527-2583, Center for Southern Folklore 119 S. Main St., 525-3655, Children’s Ballet Theater 5111 Sanderlin Ave., 921-0388, The Consortium MMT 22 N. Front St., 543-3559 Dancers, Inc. 1738 Galloway Ave., 301-3262 Germantown Symphony Orchestra 794-9730, IRIS Orchestra 1801 Exeter Rd., 751-7669, Lindenwood Concerts 2400 Union Ave., 458-8506, Live at the Garden Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd., 636-4107 Memphis Black Arts Alliance, Inc. 985 S. Bellevue Blvd., 948-9522 Memphis Chamber Music Society 758-0150


The IRIS Orchestra

Memphis/Germantown Art League Memphis Jewish Community Center 6560 Poplar Ave., 761-0810, Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission 125 N. Main St., Suite 200, 636-6850, Project: Motion 2085 Monroe, 214-5327, The Recording Academy 1910 Madison, #536, 525-1340, Rumba Room 303 S. Main St., 523-0020, School of Rock 400 Perkins Extd., 730-4380,

9309 Poplar Ave., Suite 102, 209-4170 UrbanArt Commission 3485 Poplar Ave., Suite 225, 454-0474

READINGS & BOOK SIGNINGS Barnes & Noble 2774 N. Germantown Pkwy., 386-2468 4610 Merchants Park Cir., #521 (Collierville), 853-3264 The Booksellers at Laurelwood 387 Perkins Extd., 683-9801 Burke’s Book Store 936 S. Cooper, 278-7484 Java Cabana 2170 Young, 272-7210 River City Writers Series University of Memphis, 678-2651


Jersey Boys at The Orpheum

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by shara clark n a recent Saturday in July, just before sunrise, the sky began to shift its hue as the first hints of light crawled over the edge of the earth. I was driving south on Highway 301, wanting to re-enact, as best I could, a moment Elvis Presley experienced in that same early hour of a winter morning in 1967. Crossing over Goodman Road between Horn Lake and Walls, Mississippi, puffs of gray clouds against brightening cobalt overhead, I spotted it. Set maybe a mile beyond the road to the east, a towering white cross came into view, nearly hidden by the lush, green boughs of surrounding trees. In front of it, a cluster of geese crowded around a lake as serene as the gently rolling hills on which it sat.

left: Elvis bought Twinkletown Farm in February 1967 and rechristened it the Circle G Ranch. This aerial image shows the land when he owned it; ranch trucks and a fleet of cars are parked outside of Elvis and Priscilla’s “Honeymoon Cottage.” right: Few photos exist from Elvis’ Circle G Ranch days. In this rare image, Elvis, dressed in cowboy attire, sits atop one of his horses behind the stables. He and his entourage spent many days riding horses across the ranch’s 160 acres. PHOTO COURTESY ELVIS PRESLEY ENTERPRISES, INC.


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On this day, there was no “For Sale” sign posted on the property, but when Elvis and his crew drove by in February 1967, heading north on Highway 301 — back to Memphis — after a late-night horse-buying excursion, there was. Then, a hundred head of Santa Gertrudis cattle grazed along the sprawling, pristine field. Stables were situated near a quaint farmhouse that faced (a not-heavily-traveled) Goodman Road. It was Twinkletown Farm. And Elvis had a vision. When Elvis had a vision, there was no stopping him.



he week before my sunrise journey, I spoke with Jerry Schilling — a member of Elvis’ entourage, the Memphis Mafia, and author of Me and a Guy Named Elvis: My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley — on the phone from his home in West Hollywood Hills (a house Elvis gave him in 1974). I told him I’d known about the Circle G Ranch for 20 years; my mother moved us to Horn Lake in 1996, and the locals had all sorts of stories about Elvis’ ranch days. Rumors swirled that Elvis lost his wedding band in the pasture while horseback riding and that it has been out there ever since, waiting to be found by some lucky treasurehunter. Folks said Elvis had built, by hand, the bridge that crosses over the lake. And a brick barbecue pit on the ranch’s southern end, which at one time featured the initials “EP” on its edges (the “P” has been chiseled away, over time, by fans, but the “E” remains), was said to have been a gathering place for

Elvis and his friends. For those who’ve heard the stories, the thought of the King of Rock-and-Roll spending time in this small Mississippi town riding horses, having barbecues, and staying in a modest farmhouse has always lended to Circle G’s sense of mysticism. “You brought up a wonderful word: mystical,” Jerry says. “I think that was the first impression Elvis had about that ranch.” Elvis’ horse-buying binge began a few months earlier with an idea to purchase a horse for Priscilla for Christmas. He’d asked Jerry, over breakfast at Graceland, if he’d mind if he also purchased a horse for Jerry’s girlfriend, Sandy, so the two of them could ride together. Jerry agreed it was a fine idea, and the two of them set out looking for horses, with Jerry trying out each potential purchase. Elvis didn’t ride much at the time because “the horses ran away with him,” Jerry says. Soon, Elvis began cleaning up Graceland’s then unused barn, and Jerry explains what happened next: “As was the nature of Elvis wanting to share his prosperity and good fortune with his friends — and with everybody — we ended up getting 20 or so horses.” Elvis would eventually acquire his own horse, Rising Sun, which he’d ride often, at Graceland, and later, at Circle G. On that February morning in 1967, during “Elvis hours” (2 or 3 a.m.), Alan Fortas (another member of the Memphis Mafia), Elvis, Priscilla, Sandy, and Jerry had driven out to Lennox Farms in a double-cab pickup truck to purchase a Tennessee Walking Horse for Elvis’ father, Vernon. “We’re driving back

This aerial image shows another view of Circle G Ranch. The bridge and the towering cross that first drew Elvis to the property can be seen near the lake. PHOTO COURTESY ELVIS PRESLEY ENTERPRISES, INC.

to Graceland, and it’s dawn, and Elvis sees this beautiful white cross overlooking this lake,” Jerry says. Elvis told Alan to pull over. “I know it was mystical to him because this was a time when Elvis was doing a lot of spiritual reading.” Elvis had Alan knock on the door of the farmhouse right then and there. The property’s owner, Jack Adams, who also owned the Twinkletown Airport in Walls, asked $437,000 for the house, cattle, farm equipment, and 160 acres of land. Elvis wasn’t one to negotiate or wait for anything he wanted. He agreed to the price, and within a day or so, his crew began moving in. It was rechristened the Circle G Ranch (“G” for Graceland, according to most accounts, though some say the “G” was for Elvis’ mother, Gladys). Jerry had become friends with Elvis in 1954 over a game of football in Guthrie Park in North Memphis. He’s since had a hand in several Elvis-related projects, most recently the 2016 film Elvis & Nixon, and is currently producing, along with Priscilla, a four-hour HBO special (due out next year) that will highlight Elvis’ strengths as a music producer. “He was really the most underrated producer in rockand-roll history,” Jerry says. You can hear in his tone, in his measured responses, that he adored Elvis. To him, Elvis was more than the superstar the world swooned over; he was his best friend. In the years leading up to his purchase of the ranch, Elvis’ schedule was heavily focused on film; he starred in 21 feature films released between 1960 and 1967. When they happened upon the ranch, Jerry was 25 and Elvis was 32, and what Elvis envisioned for the place would, for a brief time, bring them and the rest of the group together in a way that the trips to Hollywood movie sets never quite did. “He was unhappy with his movie career at the time,” Jerry says. “And he was very much searching for what his purpose in life was, and why he had this fame and what he should do with that.” Elvis was reading everything from the Bible to the Quran to Eastern philosophies. He studied Paramahansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi and became a member of the Self-Realization Fellowship, which Jerry says is “actually a beautiful thing that encompasses all religions.” The 1960s also saw the rise of the commune. While Elvis wasn’t a hippie, he liked the idea of people gathering together and living together. He’d already moved several friends — including Jerry — into Graceland, and as lavish as the mansion’s accommodations were, it was a bit cramped for his entourage and their girlfriends and horses. The ranch would allow time in nature, together, away from the pressures of Hollywood and superstardom. story continued on page 37 after sidebar

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During my early morning visit to Circle G, it wasn’t hard to imagine why Elvis had chosen the ranch as a refuge. Standing near the lake, all was quiet except for the whirs of occasional cars whooshing down the highway, the murmuring chorus of locusts, and the caws of circling birds. A big pink building (erected after Elvis’ departure; briefly home to a restaurant) acts as an identifying landmark for passing traffic on Highway 301. For a time, the “Honeymoon Cottage” was occupied by a florist, but both the house and the rest of the ranch have sat vacant for years. Good news for Elvis fans: Plans to breathe life back into Circle G are under way. The land was purchased by a group of investors led by Mississippi native Davage “Buddy” Runnels Jr. in 2014. “The goal is to preserve the peace and serenity Elvis and Priscilla felt when they were there,” says Whitney Lee, director of marketing and public relations for the new incarnation of Circle G. Historically significant components, like the barbecue pit and the cottage, will be carefully restored. The cottage will eventually be open for tours, after it is relocated, off Goodman Road, closer to the lake, where a water feature synchronized to music will be installed. Plans also include restoring the stables and establishing a certified equine therapy program to offer mental and physical rehabilitation for special-needs children and veterans with PTSD. An outdoor amphitheater will provide a venue for live music and other events, Lee says, so it can be “a place to celebrate the culture of Mississippi, because Elvis has been a part of shaping that.” The group is now working on city entitlements and required approvals. And while a groundbreaking date has not been set, “I’ve got my finger on the button ready to hit ‘go,’” says Lee. “People have tried to reinvent the ranch over the years,” Jerry Schilling says. “Would I like to see it developed? Of course. It was a big part of our lives; it was a big part of Elvis’ life and Priscilla’s — all of us. It’s a big piece of history.”

top left: While Circle G Ranch has been vacant for many years, bits of its original glory remain. Historic photos exist that show Elvis and Priscilla embracing near the bridge seen in this image.

top right: The cross stands more than 50 feet high and acts as an identifying landmark for Circle G. above: The barbecue pit, which once featured the intitials “EP” on its edges, has

been chiseled away over the years by fans hoping to own a piece of Elvis’ past. Nevertheless, it’s no surprise the ranch’s quiet country landscape was once a retreat for one of the world’s biggest stars.

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oon after the purchase of Circle G, Elvis stocked the stables with 40 horses and began buying mobile homes (from Jerry’s memory: for Alan Fortas, Elvis’ cousin Billy Smith and his wife Jo, Stevie and Larry Geller, Joanie and Joe Esposito, Richard Davis, and Jerry and Sandy). He also bought El Caminos or Ranchero trucks (some branded with a Circle G logo) for everyone to get around the expansive country landscape, tractors, and all sorts of gear for their newfound country lifestyle. Within a few weeks, Elvis had spent nearly a million dollars. “It was a beautiful idea and it was really wellmeant,” Jerry says. “But I think it went out of hand. The spending started costing more than the ranch.” In his book, Jerry wrote about that time, “Just before we began our horse-buying spree, Elvis had been sent the script for his next film, Clambake, which had every indication of being his lousiest production yet. I know it just bothered the hell out of him — his music was being messed with, his once-promising film career had been turned into a joke, and he didn’t see any way out. . . . The idea of turning a ranch into a refuge for himself had to be appealing.” And after the initial spending binge was over, it did turn into the peaceful, communal refuge Elvis intended. On May 1, 1967, Elvis and Priscilla were married in Las Vegas. Jerry and Sandy were married six weeks before. After the wedding, “We did a trip to the Bahamas,” Jerry says, “but I would say the honeymoon, for Elvis and Priscilla and also for Sandy and I, was really at the ranch.” Jerry recalls target shooting, frog hunts, and picnics near the lake — “a lot of nice, easygoing, outdoorsy moments.” Along with those who had trailers on the property, other members of Elvis’ core group — including Red West, Marty Lacker, and Mike Keaton — spent a lot of time at Circle G riding horses. Mike McGregor, a professional horseman and saddler, cared for and trained the horses. Jerry’s home movies show Mike doing tricks on Elvis’ horse, standing on the saddle. And Jerry remembers “these little horses that Colonel [Parker, Elvis’ manager] sent Elvis — like Shetland ponies — and me and Richard Davis were trying to stay on them, riding them bareback and falling. We had a lot of fun.” It wouldn’t be long before diehard fans found out about the ranch and showed up in scores to get a glimpse of the star, just as they had at Graceland. Elvis had a 10-foot-high fence erected for privacy. Still, time spent on the ranch was special, perhaps especially for contin u ed on page 10 0


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yranza celebrated her 52nd birthday in July. An African elephant born in the wild in 1964, she was most likely an orphan. When Ringling Brothers determined that she didn’t have the right stuff to be a circus performer, she found herself in 1977 retired to the Memphis Zoo, where her days ever since have been considerably more predictable and pleasant. Zookeeper Houston Winbigler admits to having a soft spot in his heart for this Memphis grande dame — after all, they’ve been together for nearly 30 years. “Ty” is still a beauty to him, in spite of her many wrinkles, her chubby bottom, and her big ears. She’s now the oldest elephant in North America.

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The zookeeper knows where Tyranza most likes to get scratched (her tongue), and he knows how her mind works when she’s around the other elephants in the herd at the Memphis Zoo. Winbigler has seen Ty figure out how to get food out of the pool at her advanced age, without having to w o r l d navigate the steps, by swirling the water with her trunk to create a vortex until melons float over to her. “Elephants are very observant, and they almost -- d a y -always retain what they experience,” AUGUST 12TH he explains. ---------What really makes him melt, Dr. Kate Evans, the founder and though, is when his very sensitive, director of Africa for Elephants, will 9,400-pound girlfriend purrs. She on the following day give a lecture appreciates reassurance, espeat the Memphis Zoo , which will host cially when it involves change. As an Art for Elephants fundraiser on the herd matriarch, she was extra Saturday, August 13th. cautious when the rhinos moved ---------into the next enclosure. It took her a “Scientists have predicted while to go greet her new neighbors. that the African elephant Ty and Winbigler will be spending could become locally extinct less time together when he retires in in some range states by the fall, but he still hopes he can visit 2020.” — Dr. Kate Evans with her once in a while. She and her colleagues are among nature’s most intelligent creatures, known for the lifelong bonds they establish with other members of their herds, but their survival is a matter of great concern. Wild populations in Africa are being decimated by poaching and wildlife trafficking, says Dan Ashe, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This isn’t just an African problem. “Much of the ivory illegally harvested from these elephants ends up in the hands of American consumers, or passes through our ports on the way to Asia and other parts of the world,” Ashe says. “The Memphis Zoo and other accredited zoos and aquariums across the nation play a key role in educating visitors about the problem and how their choices as consumers affect elephants and other imperiled wildlife,” he says. Poachers are slaughtering elephants at the alarmThe Memphis Zoo’s elephant ing rate of almost 100 per day — or more than 30,000 matriarch “Tyranza,” or “Ty” annually — for their tusks. Greed for ivory has led to for short, is the oldest African a massive decrease in elephant populations throughelephant in North America out the world. Elephants for Africa, the international according to the Memphis Zoo. conservation organization, reports that 1.3 million elTy turned 52 in 2016. Memphis ephants were alive in the 1970s; now there are only an zookeeper Houston Winbigler estimated 400,000 left. As a result, loxodanta africana is says Ty loves to have her now considered an endangered species. tongue scratched. Winbigler In hopes of reducing those numbers, much stricter greeted her when she arrived at laws have been recently implemented to prohibit the the zoo 30 years ago. He is set to sale of ivory. The only exceptions are preexisting ivory retire in the fall. items with certified proof of age (usually, 1982 is the cutoff date). Despite these laws and other conservation


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they find a place in your heart and they never go away.

--- Amanda Hadicke, Elephant Manager at the Memphis Zoo measures, the United States is still considered one of the world’s largest consumers of illegal ivory. World Elephant Day is August 12th. On the following day, Dr. Kate Evans, the founder and director of Africa for Elephants, will give a lecture at the Memphis Zoo, which will also host an Art for Elephants fundraiser on Saturday, August 13th. An assortment of animal art — including elephant footprints and trunk prints, as well as “human-created” pieces —will be up for auction until 2 p.m. that day. For more information, go to Evans is an Englishwoman who has worked with elephants in Botswana and South Africa for more than 20 years. She explains that as a young child she fell in love with these highly intelligent and social animals, and dreamed of working with them one day. Never letting go of that dream, she set up a long-term research project on elephants in northern Botswana and has devoted her life to conservation efforts in southern Africa. Evans works with the largest remaining population of African elephants in Botswana. “Scientists have predicted that the African elephant could become locally extinct in some range states by 2020,” she explains. “Botswana is the silver lining of a very dark cloud. With the largest remaining population and a relatively low human population, elephants [there] are doing well.” The Memphis Zoo has already raised over $15,000 for Elephants for Africa. The zoo has also contributed GPS units, motion-activated cameras, and other items to Evans’ orgranization. A large part of Elephants for Africa’s efforts is aimed towards resolving elephant/human conflicts in Africa, by helping farmers find gentler ways to keep the elephants from raiding their crops. Amanda Hadicke, elephant manager at the Memphis Zoo, focuses her daily efforts on understanding

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and trying to encourage children to care about these animals, the largest living land mammals in the world. “It’s a humbling experience to be in their presence,” she says. “Just their sheer size is awe-inspiring, as is the depth of their intellects. They have enormous brains, and have a huge capacity for remembering and learning. We are dealing with 7,000- to 9,000-pound animals that can exude power and gentleness, all at the same time.” Hadicke is afraid that generations to come may never get to see live elephants. “Soon we could be talking about elephants, giraffes, and rhinos, like we talk about dinosaurs. “We share this planet with every living creature; it is not just ours,” Hadicke continues, reflecting on what humans have done to so much of the wildlife on Earth. That is why she is so passionate about her conservation mission — to ensure that the elephants will be here for future generations to cherish. “There is just something about elephants,” she adds. “They find a place in your heart, and they never go away.” 42 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • A U G U S T 2 0 1 6

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clockwise from top: Giraffe Marilyn nuzzles her baby, Kenzie, who was born in the spring of 2016; Zambezi River Hippo Camp opened earlier this year, giving visitors an up-close view of some of the world’s most exotic creatures; A baby orangutan, Rowan, was born on March 19th to “Jahe” and “Tombak” at the Memphis Zoo. The baby weighed only 5.4 pounds at birth. Keepers cared for the baby for 11 days before he got to meet his mother, who has since embraced motherhood. He and Jahe have since been inseparable.


he Memphis Zoo draws people from all over the world, attracting more than one million visitors annually, according to Kevin Kane, president and CEO of the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau.


lephants are highly intelligent and sensitive creatures. Tyranza presents her ears delicately through the thin bars of her enclosure, allowing them to be inspected. Keepers oil and moisturize her wrinkly skin every six to eight weeks. Her tusks are brushed and scrubbed daily.


he Memphis Zoo’s Zambezi River Hippo Camp opened in 2016. The new exhibit gives visitors a chance to come nose-to-nose

with a hippo. The water-loving creatures can be viewed both above and underwater, through a thick glass panel. The zoo has hopes the current pair of hippos will mate. Years ago, the zoo earned a reputation as “hippo capital of the world” because of a male hippo at the zoo that sired approximately 25 offspring in his lifetime.


he zoo has four Sumatran orangutans. One of them, Jahe, gave birth to Rowan this past spring. Tombak is the baby’s father. Jahe required a Caesarean section. Keepers cared for the baby for 11 days, but since meeting his mother the two have been inseparable. Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered, so zoo births are essential for their survival.


he Memphis Zoo is one of only four in the United States to have giant pandas on display. The zoo is home to a male, Le Le, and a female, Ya Ya, who are being leased from China.


arilyn, one of the zoo’s reticulated giraffes, gave birth to a leap-year baby this spring. Zoo officials say there are current-

ly fewer than 8,000 reticulated giraffes left in the wild. Giraffes are even more endangered than elephants.


he Memphis Zoo, which opened in 1906, has recently spent more than $90 million renovating and building new, more naturallooking exhibits. The zoo is home to more than 3,500 animals on about 70 acres.

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JEN ANDREWS Named executive director of Shelby Farms Parks Conservancy in early 2016. After graduating with a B.A. in English literature from Rhodes College in 2006, planned to attend graduate school at the University of Arkansas. To save money, however, she decided to wait a year and instead apply for a new opening at what was then the Shelby Farms Park Alliance. As the first official employee of what would be the Conservancy, worked alongside Laura W. Morris to grow the park into a greater natural attraction for the larger Memphis community. Currently leading the $52 million “Heart of the Park” project to expand Patriot Lake from 52 to 80 acres. Other additions include a new visitors center, lakeside pavilions, events center and restaurant, and pedestrian promenade.






he year began with a blow to the solar plexus as news spread that David Bowie had left our world for a far distant star. Immediately after, stories of his February 1973 visit to Memphis began appearing alongside photos of the glam rocker with local artist Dolph Smith (and son Ben, owner of Tsunami restaurant in Cooper-Young) at the Memphis College of Art. Bowie never recorded here, but Chips Moman, a recording engineer with Stax and, later, American Studios, recorded some of the most culturally significant music right here in the Bluff City. We lost Moman in August of this year, the man whose gifts gave us the best from Carla and Rufus Thomas, Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield, and Neil Diamond, among so many others. A recording studio is the delicate balance of art and business, and part of an industry that Memphis has excelled in. Just see the names in this year’s issue of Who’s Who — Ward Archer (p. 46), Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell (p. 60), and Jody Stephens (p. 88). Alongside these names are the artists themselves — Julien Baker, Al Green, David Porter, and Jerry Lee Lewis. For a city with so much talent on both sides of the fence, narrowing that number down to a manageable list is a daunting task, yet one that we enjoy every year, as we help you get to know your city just a little better.

WARD ARCHER Founder of Music+Arts Studio and Archer Records. Former ad agency executive who engineered the merger of Memphis’ two largest agencies in 1990 to form archer>malmo, now Tennessee’s largest ad agency, where he served as CEO until 2000. Archer Records also manages the Blue Barrel Records imprint and combined artists include Amy LaVere, John Kilzer, Lily Afshar, Rick & Roy, Motel Mirrors, Tina Harris, the Mighty Souls Brass Band, Caleb Sweazy, Alex da Ponte, and The Memphis Ukulele Band. Recent studio projects include John Kilzer & Kirk Whalum’s “Until We’re All Free” music video, mixing for Grammy-winning engineer Matt Ross-Spang, and 5.1 sound mixing for Jeremy Benson’s just released horror film, Girl In Woods. Serves on the boards of the Indie Memphis Film Festival and Beale Street Caravan radio network. B.A., Rhodes College. MERI ARMOUR President and CEO, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Has been with hospital since 2007. Helped oversee Le Bonheur’s $100 million fundraising campaign, completion of a $340 million hospital, and recruitment of some of the country’s most sought-after physicians and staff. Le Bonheur has been named one of the “Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report multiple times. Received a 2014 Ruby R. Wharton Award and the 2008 Children’s Hospital Association Advocacy Award. Named Communicator of the Year by the Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America in 2009. Named YWCA Woman of the Year (Cleveland, Ohio) in 2005, and was a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow in 2008. Serves as the interim executive director of the Urban Child Institute. Armour is also a registered nurse.

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JULIEN BAKER This year’s breakout independent singer-songwriter grew up “playing the worship circuit” in Arlington, Tennessee. Also fronted the Memphis punk band, Forrister, before leaving for college at MTSU, where she recorded her debut solo album, Sprained Ankle. In the fall of 2015, Sprained Ankle earned Baker national attention and a place on the best-of-the-year lists from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Pitchfork. Baker’s soulful vocals and intimate lyrics have drawn an international following. But for the 20-year-old artist, this seems to be only the beginning. EKUNDAYO BANDELE CEO, Hattiloo Theatre, which he founded in a converted shopfront in 2006. Opened his new custom-built theatre, modeled after Chicago’s inventive Lookingglass Theatre, with two blackbox performance spaces in Overton Square in June 2014. Started a free “Theater in the Park” initiative making live theater available to underserved communities. Named “Innovator in the Arts” by Blues City Cultural Center and MPACT Memphis. Named to “12 Who Made a Difference” by The Commercial Appeal. Graduate, Leadership Memphis Executive Program. Board Member, Overton Park Conservancy, and Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau. Chairman of the Memphis Youth Guidance Commission. Author of eight plays and the novel Tales Go Round. In December 2013 Bandele’s play, If Scrooge Was A Brother, was produced by Chicago’s ETA Creative Arts. DAVIN AND KELLAN BARTOSCH The Bartosch brothers opened Memphis’ first taproom, Wiseacre Brewing Co., in 2013, but only after years of travel, studies, and hands-on experience in the industry. Davin, Wiseacre’s Brewmaster, attended the World Brewing Academy (Siebel Institute of Technology — Chicago, IL, and Doemens Academy — Munich, Germany) where he was salutatorian, worked as a brewmaster with Rock Bottom Chicago, and has been named an award-winning brewer in the Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup, Festival of Wood & Barrel Aged Beer, and more. Kellan, resident “dreamer genius” and “idea guy,” spent years honing his skills working for craft beer pioneers Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and has become the beer equivalent of a wine sommelier, a Certified Cicerone. Kellan is a columnist for Celebrator Beer News,, and Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional. BRETT BATTERSON President & CEO of the Orpheum Theatre Group, which includes the Orpheum Theatre and the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education. Took over the organization at the start of 2016 and has continued the

Orpheum’s excellent series of performing arts events. B.A. from Augsburg College and M.F.A. from Tulane University. Batterson began his career as a set designer before transitioning into an arts administrator. Worked as chief operating officer of Michigan Opera Theatre before becoming executive director of the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago in 2004. The Theatre was one of the five largest nonprofit performing arts institutions in Chicago, serving as the performance home of the Joffrey Ballet and presenting other diverse performances. The Auditorium even hosted the NFL Draft in 2015, an event viewed by over 40 million people worldwide. While there, he started “Hands Together, Heart to Art,” an arts camp for children who have experienced the death of a parent. Has been recognized with a State Farm Insurance “Embrace Life” Award, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic’s “Think Big” Award, cited by the State of Michigan and City of Detroit for contributions to Michigan’s cultural life, and is a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International. JACK BELZ A s chairman and CEO of Belz Enterprises, Belz heads one of the South’s largest real estate and development firms. A longtime booster, activist, and participant in downtown development, probably best known for bringing back The Peabody hotel. The driving force behind Peabody Place, a two-millionsquare-foot mixed-use development stretching for eight blocks that will welcome ServiceMaster’s headquarters in 2017. Has worked with the Memphis Housing Authority and Henry Turley Company to develop Uptown, including the demolition of the Hurt Village housing project and construction of approximately 1,000 new single-family and multifamily units near St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Also partnered in downtown projects such as Harbor Town and South Bluffs. Received the Leadership Memphis Community Leadership 2000 Award, the 2003 Master Entrepreneur Award of the Society of Entrepreneurs and Junior Achievement of Memphis, the 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center City Commission, and the Kether Shem Tov Award from the Orthodox Union, one of the highest honors bestowed on members of the worldwide Jewish community. CHARLES “CHUCK” BRADY President/CEO of the Memphis Zoo since 2003. Zoo has been voted among the country’s best for many years and has undergone renovations costing more than $90 million since early 1990s, with major additions devoted to China, Northwest Passage, and more. Active in conservation efforts for various species and has served on the boards of the Giant Panda Conservation Foundation and the Jaguar Conservation Fund. Played a key role in negotiations with the Chinese government that brought a pair of giant pandas to the zoo in spring 2003. Zambezi River Hippo Camp premiered in 2016, the latest in zoo’s transformation to more environmentally sound habitats

for its animals. Was at odds with advocates of Overton Park’s greensward, where zoo patrons park on busy days when lots are full. CRAIG BREWER Memphis’ most accomplished film director and screenwriter. Filmed the Oscar and Sundance award-winning movie Hustle & Flow, mostly in Memphis; followed by Black Snake Moan, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Justin Timberlake. Received the Governor’s Award in 2005 from the Tennessee Film Commission for his contributions to the film industry. His remake of Footloose for Paramount Pictures was released in 2011 and was a box-office success. Created $5 Cover, a 15-episode series for MTV centered upon Memphis’ rock-and-roll scene. Served as executive producer on the 2012 documentary/ concert film Katy Perry: Part of Me. Has signed with Paramount to write and direct The Gangster Princess of Beverly Hills, a true story about a Hollywood socialite who’s really in the drug trade. Latest project: serving as one of the screenwriters for The Legend of Tarzan, feature film released in July 2016. RUBY BRIGHT E xecutive director and chief administrative officer of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM), a nonprofit organization of women helping women break the cycle of poverty in Memphis through philanthropy, leadership, and collaboration. Three decades of experience with nonprofits, including 16 years leading WFGM in growing its Annual Fund Campaign from $374,000 to over $2.3 million annually. Announced WFGM’s Vision 2020 Strategic Plan in 2015 to reduce poverty by 5 percent over 5 years in zip code 38126, the nation’s poorest. Garnered national funding from W.K. Kellogg, Walmart, and Ford Foundations. In 2016, invited by the White House Council on Women and Girls to participate in the Inaugural United State of Women Summit. Presented with the 2010 Leadership Memphis “Kate Gooch Leader of the Year Award,” the “Henry Logan Starks Award” from Memphis Theological Seminary in 2013, and has received numerous honors from the Memphis Urban League, Girls Inc., and Girl Scouts Heart of the South. SCOTT BROCKMAN President and CEO, Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority. Accredited Airport Executive (AAE). Second vice chairman of the Executive Committee for the Board of Directors for the American Association of Airport Executives. Board member of the International Association of Airport Executives. Former president, Southeast Chapter of the AAAE. Chairman, 2011 AAAE National Airports Conference. Chairman and Southeast Chapter representative, AAAE Board of Examiners. Chairman, AAAE Audit Committee. Chairman, Airports Council International — North America (ACI-NA)

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JERRY COLLINS President and CEO of Memphis Light, Gas and Water since 2007. Under his leadership, MLGW is a multiple winner of the American Public Power Association’s RP3 award for providing customers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Native Memphian, former director of public works for the City of Memphis. Registered Professional Engineer in Tennessee. Awarded Herff College of Engineering Outstanding Alumnus Award and the Herff Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering by the University of Memphis. Elected to the KentuckyTennessee Water Environment Association Hall of Fame in 2002. Former president of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Public Works Association, former president of the Kentucky-Tennessee Water Pollution Control Association, and former board member for the International Water Environment Federation. Currently an officer in the Tennessee Valley Authority Public Power Association. MIKE CONLEY Point guard — many would say the heart — of the Memphis Grizzlies. Originally drafted in 2007, has played in more games (637) and delivered more assists (3,578) than any other player in franchise history. Missed 2016 playoffs — the team’s sixth straight appearance — with an Achilles-heel injury. Returned to 2015 playoffs after breaking bones in his face and led Griz to two wins over champions-to-be Golden State while wearing protective mask. Two-time winner of the NBA’s Sportsmanship Award (2014 and 2016). Signed contract in July that will keep him in a Griz uniform at least five more years and pay him $153 million. PACE COOPER President and CEO of Cooper Hotels. Chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. Earned B.A. from Columbia College and M.B.A. from Harvard. Recipient of the Developer of the Year Award from Hilton Worldwide, as well as a Hotel Owner of the Year Award, HotelWorld Network. Member of the Tennessee and American Hotel and Lodging Associations. Chairman of the Multi Franchise Organization. Member of the Hilton Advisory Board. Past chairman of the International Association of Holiday Inns. Partner of the Memphis Grizzlies. Currently president of Baron Hirsch Synagogue. DR. REGINALD COOPWOOD President and CEO of Regional One Health. Prior to joining Regional One Health in March 2010 was the CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Hospital Authority. A board-certified surgeon, served as associate clinical professor of surgery at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and associate professor of surgery at Meharry Medical

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College. Past chair of the Tennessee Hospital Association Board of Directors and currently serving as speaker of the THA House of Delegates. Sits on the boards of the Memphis Chapter and the Tennessee State Chapter of the March of Dimes, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, and chairs the MidSouth e-Health Alliance board. Also a past chair of the American Hospital Association’s Governing Council on Metropolitan Hospitals and an alumni of Leadership Memphis. He has received the 2010 individual Leader in Health award from the Community Health Charities of Tennessee; the Memphis Business Journal’s Healthcare Heroes Award of Administrative Excellence in 2011; the Tennessee Hospital Association’s CEO Meritorious Service Award in 2011 and Diversity Champion Award in 2013. Named Inside Memphis Business’ CEO of the Year, 2014. LEWIS DONELSON The godfather of the modern Tennessee Republican Party and the founder of influential Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, and Berkowitz law firm. As original member of the Memphis City Council, took active role in attempting to resolve the 1968 sanitation strike before it culminated in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. Assisted in the expansion of First Tennessee Bank, and, as board chairman for The Med, shored up that financially ailing institution, now Regional One Health. As a lawyer, won landmark decision guaranteeing parity in state funding for all state school districts. Reorganized the Shelby County Republican Party and made it a political force in the mid-twentieth century, recruited the state’s chief GOP office-holders of the last century — among them Governor Winfield Dunn; Senator Howard Baker, his law partner; and Lamar Alexander, successively governor and U.S. senator, whom he served as commissioner of finance and administration during Alexander’s gubernatorial tenure. Author of 2012 autobiography Lewie. At 98, remains active. An acknowledged political moderate, he has differed with the current leaders of the state Republican Party on a state income tax, which he favors, and several other matters. Was honored in 2015 with Cook Halle Award for outstanding lifetime contribution to Mid-South community. JAMES DOWNING CEO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since July 2014. Finalist in 2013 for TIME magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world. Research focused on better understanding genetics of childhood cancer. Instrumental in launching Pediatric Cancer Genome Project and ensuing clinical genomics project. Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and appointed to Blue Ribbon Panel for Vice President Joe Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. Architect of new six-year plan to expand St. Jude clinical care and research programs in Memphis and around the world. Native of Detroit; joined St. Jude in 1986.

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KELLY ENGLISH Master chef, list of accolades started in 2008 with the opening of Restaurant Iris. Since then, the restaurant in Overton Square has won multiple awards for its contemporary Southern cuisine, including wins from Memphis magazine readers for Best Restaurant, Best Chef, and Best Service four years in a row. English opened the Second Line in 2013, offering New Orleans pub grub inspired by his native Louisiana. In 2014, English steered Magnolia House, a fine dining restaurant at Harrah’s Gulf Coast in Biloxi, and more recently, he created the menu for The Five Spot, tucked behind downtown’s storied Earnestine and Hazel’s. English has been recognized nationally, as well, winning a James Beard Award as semifinalist for Best Chef in the Southeast and a Best New Chef nod from Food & Wine magazine.

MARC GASOL All-Star center (and backbone) of Memphis Grizzlies franchise. Member of six straight playoff teams for Griz, the 2012-13 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, and first-team All-NBA for the 2014-15 season. Missed last 30 games (and playoffs) of 2015-16 season with broken foot after signing five-year contract that will pay him more than $100 million. Ranks second in franchise history in games played (569) and rebounds (4,431). Originally acquired in 2008 trade that sent brother Pau to the Los Angeles Lakers.

DAVID FIZDALE Named head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies in May 2016. Longtime NBA assistant coach, having worked for Golden State, Atlanta, and, for the last eight years, the Miami Heat (where he was part of championship teams in 2012 and 2013). Known for genial nature, Fizdale replaces Dave Joerger who was fired after three playoff seasons. Griz made playoffs in 2016 for sixth straight season despite suiting up 28 players over the course of injury-riddled campaign. Played in college at the University of San Diego. BOB FOCKLER President of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, the largest charitable grant-maker in the Mid-South, with grants of more than $143 million last year. Manages more than 1,000 charitable funds for individuals, families, and organizations throughout the region, with total assets of more than $450 million. Also leads the foundation’s efforts to report on community issues and supports GiVE 365, a communitywide giving circle for emerging philanthropists. As a volunteer, he formerly led community grant-making for both the Community Foundation and United Way of the MidSouth. Serves on the boards of the Southeastern Council

TERRY LEE FREEMAN Named president of the National Civil Rights Museum in 2014. Previously president of the Washington, D.C.based Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, where she focused on community building and consensus, quality of life issues, and increasing the foundation’s assets from $52 million to more than $350 million. In 2005, The Washington Business Journal identified her as one of the “Women Who Mean Business.” Earned undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton and master’s degree from Howard University.

ROBERT J. GILLETTE Named chief executive officer of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. in June 2013. Company announced it would move its national headquarters to Peabody Place in 2017. Gillette’s business career spans 31 years, including executive roles at General Electric, Honeywell, and First Solar. Was the chief executive officer at First Solar, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of solar cells and solar power plants. At First Solar, expanded and refined the company’s global manufacturing capabilities and led the company to approximately 50 percent revenue growth. Previously, spent 12 years at Honeywell International, including roles as president and CEO of two of the largest divisions, Transportation Systems and Aerospace. Before Honeywell, spent 10 years with GE. Started his career as an account executive with Owens Corning. LESTER GINGOLD Founder and publisher of Best Times, a news magazine for readers age 50+. Began his media career in 1941 as business manager of his college newspaper at Birmingham-Southern College. Served as a combat engineer during World War II and then began a 34-year career as general merchandise manager for all Sears stores in the Memphis region. Returned to media as advertising director for The Commercial Appeal. At age 75 became publisher and co-owner of Active Times, which he sold several years later to the Newhouse Group. When that company closed the paper, Gingold bought it back, changed the

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AUDREY GREGORY Recently named CEO of St. Francis Healthcare, responsible for overseeing all areas of operations at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis and Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett. Born in Jamaica and moved to the United States for college, traveling with her husband during his military career in the U.S. Army. Earned both a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and a master’s degree in healthcare administration, from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia; and a Ph.D. in global leadership, concentrating in corporate and organizational management, from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Began her career with Tenet Healthcare, which operates St. Francis, in 2004 at Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Florida, as director of emergency services before advancing to director of nursing and, in 2008, chief nursing officer. In 2011, promoted to COO at St. Francis Hospital, where she was responsible for all aspects of day-today operations at the 519-bed facility. In 2014, promoted to CEO at Placentia-Linda Hospital in Placentia, California. DICK HACKETT Director of Children’s Museum of Memphis since 2006. Rose to prominence in 1982, when — serving as Shelby County Clerk — became urban America’s youngest mayor in a special election. Was reelected mayor twice and served until his defeat by Willie Herenton, who became the city’s first elected black mayor in 1991. Known as a fiscal conservative, Hackett is considered a racial moderate and was an innovator of such programs as the Wonders Series of major cultural exhibits. Was also instrumental in bringing about the Children’s Museum, his current venue, by overseeing the award of a 25-year, $1-a-year lease of the old National Guard Armory at Central and Hollywood. Later served as senior vice president of ALSAC, the fundraising arm of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Currently overseeing major additions, including installation of Grand Carousel from Libertyland. Graduate of University of Memphis. TRACY HALL Named president of Southwest Community College in July 2015. Previously served as vice president for academic affairs at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park and as associate dean of instruction at Metropolitan Community CollegePenn Valley in Kansas City, Missouri. Holds a doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia in educational leadership and policy analysis, and a master’s from Wichita State University. Serves on several professional and civic organizations and has participated in mentoring, management, and leadership conferences.

LEE HARRIS Minority leader of the Tennessee state Senate, won election to four-year term in 2014, defeating incumbent Ophelia Ford in first victory ever by anyone over an incumbent member of the well-established Ford political family. In second consecutive upset, was elected by diminished band of Democrats in Senate as their leader over established Memphis colleague Reginald Tate. Became thereby the first African-American legislative party leader of either chamber in Tennessee legislative history. Professor of law at the University of Memphis, was educated at Overton High School, Morehouse College, and Yale Law School. SALLY JONES HEINZ Since February 2011, executive director of the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA), the volunteer-supported agency that provides housing, financial assistance, food, and other services to some 50,000 people in this area annually; also provides programs for vulnerable seniors and families in crisis. Heinz was previously MIFA’s vice president of development. Originally from Memphis and a graduate of Rhodes College. Also has a master’s degree in American studies from the University of Texas. Previously worked as executive director of Memphis Heritage, marketing director at Robert F. Sharpe and Co., and director of development at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art until starting at MIFA in 2007. JAMES L. HOLT President and chief executive officer of Memphis in May International Festival, Inc., one of the nation’s largest, most successful civic events. MIM now operates with an annual budget of $8.5 million and generates an estimated economic impact of more than $70 million annually to the City of Memphis. Previously spent nearly two decades in the entertainment industry, promoting and directing headline concerts, special events, music festivals, and managing recording artists and national touring properties. During his tenure, MIM has received 184 Pinnacle Awards from the International Festival and Event Association (IFEA). Accredited Certified Festival and Event Executive (CFEE) and served on the Board of Directors of the International Festival and Events Association (IFEA) for seven years, where in 2014 he was named its World Board Chairman. DORSEY HOPSON Superintendent since 2013 of newly reorganized Shelby County Schools, the nation’s 14th largest school district. Graduate of the University of Memphis and Georgia State College University of Law; served as counsel to several Georgia school systems before becoming general counsel for then Memphis City Schools in 2008. Won $57 million judgment against City of Memphis for underfunding that year and, as superintendent, helped oversee

negotiations resulting in settlement in 2014. During MCS-SCS merger process of 2011-13 worked in harness with former SCS counsel Valerie Speakman, became interim superintendent of new SCS before gaining permanent appointment by SCS board. Guided district through difficult process of city-county school merger, followed rapidly by de-merger as six Shelby County suburbs initiated own school systems. In 2014 saw extension of original three-year superintendent’s contract to 2018. In 2015 joined with SCS board to seek legal redress of state under-funding. MICHAEL HUDMAN AND ANDREW TICER Since bringing locally sourced Italian cuisine to Brookhaven Circle in 2008, Michael Hudman and Andrew Ticer — Memphis natives and lifelong friends — continue to innovate and inspire with their sustainable approach to food. Three years after opening Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, the chefs introduced Hog & Hominy across the street, a more casual venue for specialty cocktails and wood-fired pizzas. In 2015, the chefs launched Porcellino’s Craft Butcher, a hybrid restaurant and market offering shared plates, a coffee and cocktail bar, and a butcher shop selling charcuterie and responsibly raised meat. They also penned a debut cookbook called Collards & Carbonara and have won multiple James Beard awards, including a finalist award for Best Chef in the Southeast earlier last year, and a semifinal bid this year that marks their fifth nomination. BARBARA HYDE Chairman and CEO of the Hyde Family Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life in Memphis. Known for her advocacy and involvement in public education reform, has led numerous efforts to bring innovative education initiatives to Memphis, most notably KIPP Academy, Teach for America, and New Leaders. Born in California and raised in Atlanta. As a founding member of the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, is leading the master planning efforts to transform the park into a world-class amenity for the twenty-first century. Board member of Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Ballet Memphis, and Yale University Gallery Governing Board. J.R. “PITT” HYDE A s president of Malone and Hyde in 1968 and CEO in 1972, was the youngest CEO listed on the New York Stock Exchange for a decade. Founded AutoZone in 1979, one of three Fortune 500 companies with its headquarters in Memphis. After a successful career in business and following his retirement in 1997, Hyde has become one of the leading philanthropists in the city. He and wife, Barbara, are active in civic affairs and key supporters of education reform in both the district and at the state level. Also instrumental in A U G U S T 2 0 1 6 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • 55

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KEVIN KANE President and CEO of the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau and its subsidiary MMG LLC, which manages the Memphis Cook Convention Center and the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. CVB also operates sales offices in Washington, D.C., London, and Germany. Serves on a number of boards including the Executive Committee of the U.S. Travel Association, past chair and current board member of Destination Marketing Association International, University of Tennessee College Health & Sciences Advisory Board, Christian Brothers High School Board of Trustees, Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association, Memphis Rock ’N’ Soul Museum, Memphis Transportation Commission, Memphis/Shelby County Public Building Authority, AutoZone Liberty Bowl Festival Association, Memphis In May International Festival organization, and executive board member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. A lifelong Memphian and graduate of Christian Brothers High School and the University of Memphis. PATRICK LAWLER Since 1980, has served as CEO of Youth Villages, which has grown from serving 25 youths daily to offering hope to more than 22,000 children each year as one of the largest private providers of services to troubled children and their families in the country. Has established specialized treatment programs operated involving more than 2,700

employees in 72 locations across 12 states. Entire career has been spent working with society’s most vulnerable children. Began as a counselor at Tall Trees Guidance School at age 18 and then worked at the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County for five years before becoming CEO of Youth Villages. In 2006, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Leaders” in conjunction with the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Frequent guest lecturer at Harvard Business School and Columbia University. The White House has cited Youth Villages as an example of “effective, innovative non-profits” that are “high-impact, result-oriented” organizations. In 2016, was named “Master Entrepreneur” by the Society of Entrepreneurs. JERRY LEE LEWIS Also known as “The Killer,” Lewis is a native of Ferriday, Louisiana. Came to Memphis in the 1950s to record for Sun Studios. Shot to fame with blockbuster hits “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire.” Was the first inductee into the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame. His pioneering contribution to the genre was recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. In 2008 was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame. Named to Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” in 2004, and in 2005 received Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammys. Resides in Nesbit, Mississippi, in a ranch house with a piano-shaped pool. Ventures out for a yearly

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Commission on city/county school merger. Opposed county sales tax referendum that year but proposed increase in budget and county sales tax in 2013, presented balanced budget without tax increase in 2014. Won second four-year term in 2014 against Democratic nominee Deidre Malone, and in 2015 produced budget with stable tax rate and $6 million surplus. ESTELLA MAYHUE-GREER President and CEO of the Mid-South Food Bank, which fights hunger in a 31-county service area. Has worked for the organization since 1996 as agency relations director, director of programs, and vice president and chief operating officer. Among her accomplishments: Initiating childhood hunger programs, starting the Mobile Pantry program to increase food distribution to rural counties, streamlining warehouse and distribution operations, and launching the Feeding Seniors initiative. In 2012, Shelby County government transferred the USDA commodity distribution program to Mid-South Food Bank. Graduate of Leadership Memphis Executive Class 2012 and current member of the UT College of Medicine Advisory Board and Kiwanis Club of Memphis. Received the 2015 Humanitarian of the Year award from Memphis City Council.


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the 24 Beats Per Second Award for best music film, 2014 SXSW Film Festival. Has won several awards from NARAS for working on Grammy Award-winning and nominated projects. Won a Grammy in 2015 for his production work on the single “Uptown Funk.” DR. SCOTT MORRIS Founder and CEO of the Church Health Center, which opened in 1987 to provide quality, affordable healthcare for uninsured working people and their families. Master of divinity degree from Yale University, M.D. from Emory University. Board-certified family practitioner and ordained United Methodist minister. Thanks to financial support from foundations, churches, corporations, and individuals, and the volunteer help of doctors, nurses, dentists, and others, the Center has grown to become the largest faith-based healthcare organization of its type in the country. Currently logs more than 46,000 patient visits to its medical clinic and more than 117,000 member visits to its wellness center per year without relying on government funding. Author of several books, including God, Health, and Happiness. Currently overseeing the Center’s efforts to move to Crosstown in 2017. EMILY NEFF Since becoming executive director of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in April 2015, has launched a number of groundbreaking projects for the 100-year-old institution. Under her direction, the museum’s centennial year has ushered in the opening of Inside Art, Tennessee’s only hands-on family art gallery dedicated to visual literacy, and launched both Brooks Outside: RedBall Memphis and Rotunda Projects: Yinka Shonibare MBE. Current strategies include expanding community engagement programs, developing dynamic long-term exhibitions, and continuing exciting renovations to the museum. Previously served as director and chief curator of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma and served nearly two decades as the first curator of American Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. A graduate of Yale University, Rice University, and holder of a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, and a fellow of the Center for Curatorial Leadership in NYC.​ BARBARA NEWMAN President of the Blues Foundation. B.A., political science, Brown University. After college, honed her skills in accounting, money and banking, and corporate financing while working at National Westminster Bank in New York City. Moved back to Memphis and worked as treasurer on the board of directors for Bornblum Solomon Schechter School. In 2007, took over as executive director of Beth Sholom Synagogue, handling the facility, administration,

human resources, and communications. Early in 2016, took the reins at The Blues Foundation and worked quickly to welcome five new inductees at the Blues Hall of Fame Awards. Works closely with community organizations, acting as board chair for Planned Parenthood – Greater Memphis Region. Over the past 15 years, has helped to produce concerts and nonprofit fundraising events. Member, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and Folk Alliance International. JACKIE NICHOLS Founder and executive producer of Playhouse on the Square, Memphis’ only resident professional theatre company, along with Circuit Playhouse, and POTS@TheWorks. Has created numerous programs to benefit the community, including “Pay What You Can Night” and ArtsAccess. Began performing when he was a student at Overton High School. Started an after-school acting program for children and has had more than 33,000 students annually emerge from his numerous outreach programs. Past recipient of the Memphis Rotary Club’s Outstanding Community Service Award, the State of Tennessee’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Theatre, the Gordon Holl Outstanding Arts Administrator Award, and the Public Relations Society of America’s Memphis Chapter Communicator of the Year Award. Instrumental in the redevelopment of Overton Square as a Theatre Arts District, with recent opening of $15 million Playhouse on the Square complex at Union and Cooper, and renovation of its previous facility across the street — for many years the old Memphian Theatre, and now the new Circuit Playhouse. Member of the Memphis and Shelby County Film and Television Commission. MARK NORRIS Majority leader of the Republicandominated state Senate. Was the primary author in 2011 of the controversial Norris-Todd bill establishing guidelines for merger of Memphis City Schools with Shelby County Schools in August 2013, including the lifting at that time of a ban on new special school districts. Crafted add-on legislation in 2012 to enable immediate referenda for such districts in Shelby County suburbs and repeated process with amended bill in 2013 when 2012 measure was found unconstitutional. Primarily responsible for carrying legislation for Governor Bill Haslam, chose not to support GOP governor’s Medicaid expansion proposal, Insure Tennessee, in 2015. Chairman of Tennessee Advisory Commission on Inter-Governmental Relations (TACIR) and immediate past chairman of National Council of State Governments. A lawyer and farmer living in Collierville, is known to have ultimate gubernatorial ambitions of his own. contin u ed on page 84

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hen First Tennessee Bank celebrated its sesquicentennial in 2014, employees paid tribute to Charles Q. Harris, a head cashier who could take credit for the bank surviving to enjoy its 150th birthday. For it was Harris who stayed behind to keep the bank — then known as First National — open during the dreadful yellow fever epidemic of 1878, while employees and owners of other businesses fled our suffering city. For his efforts, Harris was promoted to bank vice president, and when life slowly returned to normal in Memphis, he spent the rest of his days living peacefully in a lovely two-story stone home at 1380 Carr, in the heart of present-day Central Gardens. This historic property is today the residence of Kathy Ferguson was featured in the hit movie 21 Grams. Another was designed by one of our city’s leading architects (and in his day, a well-known author), and her husband, Edward, and it’s only fitting that a house with such and another house was occupied by a German baroness. Every house a history serves as their home, because Kathy is chair of the Central chosen, it seems, has a significant story behind it. Gardens Home and Garden Tour, one of the most popular in our city, and scheduled this year for Sunday, September 11th. The year 2016 is One of the Association’s goals is to highlight a different section special for the tour, as it is for this magazine, both of which are celeof Central Gardens each year. “We like to move around, to show off brating their 40th anniversaries. different areas,” Ferguson says. “At the same time, the homes need “My husband and I have lived in Central Gardens for the past eight to be close to each other so that our visitors can easily walk to each property, or we can shuttle them.” years, and 15 years in Midtown, and we love it here,” Ferguson says. “The tour is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our neighborhood.” This year’s tour, with the eight homes clustered along Belvedere Organizing a home tour through a neighborhood that stretches and Carr, will offer special treats, such as a collection of vintage cars parked along the streets. “That’s mostly for the men,” says Ferguson across more than 500 acres and includes more than 1,540 properties can be overwhelming, especially when the challenge is to make each year’s with a smile. “I’ve been on tours and I know they can get bored looking tour different — and even more memorable — than the one before. at old homes, but they really love the old cars.” Central Gardens was listed on the National Register of Historic Another form of transportation will be a special feature of the 2016 Places in 1982. Even so, the tour got off to a somewhat slow start. tour. The Association is working with Revolutions Bicycle Co-Op in According to Dr. Pat Wall, a former president of the Association, Cooper-Young to provide a bicycle tour of the neighborhood. Also “the first home tours were literally friends opening up their homes available for the first time, for the lovers of flowers and trees, will be on a Sunday afternoon, with the homeowners a self-guided arboretum tour, showcasserving as hosts.” Wall and his wife, Jeanne, ing the magnificent trees that shade the 40th Annual recall receiving an oil painting from the Ashomes of Central Gardens. sociation as a thank-you gift for hosting one And the tour is becoming Central Gardens of the early tours. more high-tech. An app is available Home and Garden Tour for download on the Central Gardens By about the fifth year, in 1981, the tours SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1 – 6 P.M. Neighborhood Association website had become more organized, with a volun(, which ofteer committee selecting six to eight homes Hospitality Center: each year. That selection can be a daunting fers GPS-guided tours of the homes on Parking lot at Belvedere and Peabody task. “Many times homeowners approach this year’s tour along with some 80 other historic properties in the neighborhood. us,” Ferguson says. “They have made renovaTickets: tions to their property, and they want to show “We hope to draw anywhere from $12 each for groups of 10; them off. But most of the homes [we choose] 1,200 to 1,500 people,” says Ferguson, “and $15 in advance at designated ticket outlets; are ones that we have already been in — we I hope it’s not just Midtowners, or even $20 on the day of the tour. know the owners or residents — and we find Memphians. I hope somebody passing For ticket locations something that appeals to us, whether it’s a through town learns about our tour, and and other information: great historical story or a special architecturcomes by on Sunday afternoon to see a CENTR ALGARDENS.ORG al feature.” part of Memphis they might normally This year’s tour includes one home that never visit.” 62 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • A U G U S T 2 0 1 6

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Owners: Jana and Andy Lamanna

uilt in 1925, the Work House gets its unusual name from its first owners, Charles and Annie Few Work. According to architectural historian Judith Johnson, who provided much of the information published in the tour program, the family owned C.F. Work & Sons, a woodworking firm that specialized in golf clubs. Kathy Ferguson, in fact, has turned up a 1948 magazine advertisement for the company, which invited readers to “feel the clear click of the club head with woods of persimmon” and reassured golfers that “we have prewar inventories of persimmon golf blocks to ensure prompt deliveries to makers of golf clubs.”


The Long-Sellers House 1348 c a r r av e n u e

Owners: Elizabeth and Matthew Domas


his house is something of a mystery. Although city records suggest it was built in 1903, making it one of the earliest homes in Central Gardens, Ferguson’s search through old city directories shows that no one occupied it for half a dozen years. In fact, she turned up a newspaper article from a small town in Arkansas which indicated that the first owners, a family named Long, were living across the river “because their Memphis home had succumbed to a fire.” At any rate, in 1909, the Longs sold the house to Isaac Sellers, a whiskey sales representative. If the home’s exterior looks familiar, that’s because the two-story home was featured in the star-studded 2002 movie, 21 Grams.

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Owner: Dr. Shawn Hayden


his impressive home was designed in 1927 by J. Frazer Smith, an accomplished architect and the author of a classic book, White Pillars: The Architecture of the South. In addition to beautifully crafted residences, his other projects in Memphis included Lauderdale Courts and the original Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital building. The house is actually a duplex, and in the 1930s, one side was occupied by Walter C. Chandler, who served as the city’s U.S. congressman during that decade, before being elected mayor for two terms in the 1940s. Living here with Chandler and his wife was his son, Wyeth, who himself became mayor of Memphis in the 1970s, and later served as a city court judge.



or 40 years, Central Gardens residents have opened their homes and other neighborhood landmarks to visitors during the annual tour. Space prevents listing every building featured on previous tours, but these are some of the highlights:

Robinson House (688 S. M c L e a n ) — This was the former residence of religious performing artist Bette Stalnecker, who purchased the set of four 76,000-pound columns from the demolished Goodwyn Institute on Madison and added them to the façade. (2011 tour) Wellford House (205 S. B e lv e de r e ) — This grand home was built in 1903, before Belvedere was landscaped into one of our city’s most beautiful boulevards. The high, terraced lawn is the result of the once-hilly street, then called Arcadia, being leveled. (2005 tour) Beverly Hall (1560 C e n t r a l ) — Constructed in 1905-06, this handsome red-brick mansion, a Central Gardens landmark, is often considered one of the finest private residences in Memphis, located on a shady two-acre lot. The original construction cost was $115,000 — more than $3 million today. (2004 tour)

E.H. Crump House (1962 P e a b ody ) — Built ca. 1908, this was the private residence of “Mr. Crump,” the boss who dominated Memphis and Tennessee politics from 1910 into the 1950s. (2012 tour) The Magic House (295 K i mb rough ) — Built in 1935, this was promoted as the American Legion Magic House because it showcased the latest innovations and gadgets of the day, including fiberglass insulation, an attached garage, and central air conditioning. (2003 tour) Immaculate Conception Catholic Cathedral (1695 C e n t r a l ) — Constructed during the Depression, this stunning Italian Renaissance-style building provides the perfect terminus for Belvedere Boulevard. (featured on various tours over the years) Lloyd T. Binford House (1731 P e a b ody ) — This was home to the president of the Columbia Mutual Insurance Company, but better known as our city’s notorious censor, whose condemnation in the 1950s of seemingly innocent films made Memphis a laughingstock. (2001 tour) Church of Scientology (1 4 40 C e n t r a l ) — Formerly a private residence, the building was converted into the offices of the Church of Scientology between 1997 and 2008.

Prominent members included Isaac Hayes and Lisa Marie Presley. (1991 tour) Rozelle House (1737 H a r b e rt ) — Constructed in 1853 as a plantation house, Rozelle House (along with Clanlo Hall) is one of the two surviving antebellum homes in Central Gardens. Extensive, historically accurate renovations have earned the homeowners multiple awards. (1998 tour) Clanlo Hall (1616 C e n t r a l ) — Tennessee Supreme Court Judge William Harris bought 40 acres from C.W. Rozelle and also built a plantation home in 1853. For many years, these were the two major dwellings in what is now Central Gardens. The Harris Home was renamed by the 1954 owners, who combined the first two letters of their three daughters’ names: Claire, Ann, and Lois. (1997 tour) Lang House (1600 P e a b ody ) — This home was a marriage gift to Frank Lang from his wealthy father-in-law, whose family allegedly were the founders of Four Roses bourbon. (1991 tour) The Wedding House (600 S. M c L e a n ) — Built in 1892 in the Queen Anne Revival style for an executive at the Memphis Appeal, it later was the home of General Sessions Judge James White, earning its name because so many weddings were conducted over the years in its front parlor.

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onstructed in 1921, this Mediterranean-style villa was singled out in Memphis: An Architectural Guide “as a low, delicately detailed, classical pavilion offering a welcome respite from the ponderous rhythms of the houses that surround it.” The original owners were Rumina and Amos Strong, a partner in a Front Street cotton company. For a while, the property was occupied by the Strongs’ daughter, a woman with the wonderful name of Creola, who lived here with her husband, Herbert, a teacher at Central High School. In 1971, however, the house was sold to the Baroness Mary McFall de Guzenburg. It’s really not clear where she acquired her title, since Mary, as everyone called her, was actually born in Memphis and attended Lausanne and later Southwestern. But she became an accomplished artist, spending time between Memphis and New York City, where she became a member of the Art Students League.

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Owners: Karen and Tyson Bridge

ne of Central Gardens’ best-known houses, this twin-gabled stone mansion was built in 1907 to serve as the home of two widows, Mrs. Walter Goodman and her daughter, Mrs. John Richardson. Mr. Goodman had been a prosperous businessman, president of the Woods-Chickasaw Company, owner of the Dixie Electro-Magnet Company, and owner of a cotton plantation near Horn Lake. The wealthy widows hired the prestigious architectural firm of Jones and Furbinger — perhaps best known for designing the Claridge Hotel, the Shrine Building, and other local landmarks — to build their grand home.

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Owners: Betsy and Giles Robinson


ankers seemed to prefer Central Gardens. Built in 1909, this was originally the home of Emma Tuther Crosby and Harry Howard. Howard was not only the president of National City Bank, just down the street from Charles Q. Harris’ First National Bank, but also served as vice-president and treasurer of the Reichman-Crosby Company, which manufactured parts for sawmills in the early 1900s. The authors of Memphis: An Architectural Guide, admired the imposing façade of this home, noting its Italianate tiled roof and grateful symmetry.

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Owners: Barrie and Michael Simpson


lthough today it is considered part of Central Gardens, this home was part of our city’s first subdivision, called Annesdale Park, when it was built in 1903. This was an ambitious undertaking, building homes so far away from the central business district (a notion that today sounds laughable) but the developers included such famous Memphis (and street) names as R. Brinkley Snowden, J. Bayard Snowden, and Thomas O. Vinton. The first owners were Ella and John Oliver, who was president of the Memphis Cold Storage Company, the first of its kind in the South, and still an imposing landmark on Front Street. According to Judith Johnson, Mr. Oliver (who has a street named after him in Cooper-Young) originally came to Memphis in 1860 to open a hat shop and after the war he got into the much more profitable wholesale grocery and ice storage business.

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by chris shaw


emphis has been a hotbed for talented musicians of all kinds since rock-and-roll was first introduced to the world. We’ve got a little bit of everything here, from legendary garage rock bands to hip-hop moguls who currently have the rap game in a chokehold. We’ve also got some of the best venues in the country bringing in world-class talent to rooms large and small, a plethora of analog and digital recording studios that are sought out by some of the biggest names in the business, and a supportive base of music fans who oftentimes care more about local bands than the touring acts they are opening for. On top of that, we’ve got a record-pressing plant, tons of labels that put local artists first, and a summer series at the Levitt Shell that offers some of the best free concerts on the planet. Now that you know what we’re working with, let’s take a look at more than 20 bands to know in the local music scene. Chris Shaw is music editor of the Memphis Flyer.


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On the Rise


ocal songwriter Julien Baker has had the most productive year out of any new Memphis musician, landing spots on festivals like Hopscotch, Coachella, and Austin City Limits. In addition to playing Beale Street Music Festival, she’s been interviewed by everyone from The New Yorker to Pitchfork, and made friends with her idol Sharon Van Etten. Not bad for a songwriter who was relatively unknown until her breakout 2015 album Sprained Ankle took the world by storm. The Band Camino is another young group of musicians who have been making waves outside of Memphis on the strength of their debut EP My Thoughts on You. The band has only played a handful of shows, but with the help of Spotify, their music has reached the masses and landed them shows at Beale Street Music Festival and the Bank Plus Amphitheater. Expect big things from this band next year. Nots has been kicking up dust in the local punk scene for years, but 2016 has been their most productive year yet, having conquered Europe for the second time and already generating buzz for their second album Cosmetic, which drops at the end of the summer.

Punk, Metal, and More


anateees is the Memphis punk band that just won't die. The band has undergone numerous lineup changes with Abe White still at the helm, and their latest incarnation includes bassist Tommy Trouble, a member of the excellent (but now defunct) band Final Solutions. Manateees is currently on a long tour that sees them dipping all the way into Florida before returning home. Aquarian Blood is another punk band that can be found playing the local dive-bar circuit on any given weekend, but their debut album dropping on Goner allows the first chance to take the band home with you. Local weirdo rockers Rickie & Aimee are more of a movement than a band. The husband and wife duo publish a monthly zine, host shows at unconventional spaces, and often feature a large band on stage, including a full choir. The band doesn’t have an album out yet, but if goofy garage rock is your thing, Rickie & Aimee should definitely be on your radar. Evil Army is a band that needs no introduction, as they’ve been playing memorable live shows and dropping new records for quite some time. Their latest album, Violence and War, holds up to any of the


other material they’ve released, meaning it’s some of the best metal to ever come out of Memphis. Youngsters Dawn Patrol have also been carrying the Memphis metal torch, and the band is currently on a West Coast tour in support of their Police State EP. Dawn Patrol may be young (drummer Kyle Gonzales is still in high school), but the band has a loyal fan base in the Bluff City and abroad.

Rockin’ on the River


outhern Avenue has been on a tear lately, playing regional dates in addition to the morning news and just about every local club. Their brand of Memphis soul music is led by Memphis transplant Ori Naftaly, and sisters Tierinii

Jackson and Tikyra Jackson have the ability to take command of any stage, no matter the size. Marcella Simien can frequently be found rockin’ the house at places like Bar DKDC and Lafayette's Music Room, but the singer’s recent residency at Zebra Lounge has been one of the highlights for the Overton Square piano bar. No matter where Marcella decides to sing, rest assured we are eager to listen. When he’s not planning epic tribute shows for fallen rock legends like Prince and David Bowie, Graham Winchester and his band, The Ammunition, can be found playing any place that will have them. Winchester also frequently sits in for Devil Train, and his weekly performance schedule could make even the most seasoned professional musician blush. Folk singer Mark Edgar Stuart just released another excellent single called “Don’t Blame Jesus,” and Stuart can be found playing shows in Memphis at least once a month.

Hip-Hop Royalty


o Gotti is currently Memphis’ hottest musician, but since he’s been a major-label artist for years, there’s no reason to include him in the “On the Rise” section of this local music guide. Gotti’s latest album, The Art of Hustle, reached number one on the Billboard hip-hop chart, and his latest music videos have included cameos from some of the biggest names in the genre. His yearly parties at Mud Island Amphitheater are also becoming the best local rap concerts


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copies of it to his shows. Even if it’s tough to take Time home with you, their live shows are not be missed, as Owen has one of the most powerful voices in the scene. Speaking of powerful voices, Chickasaw Mound singer Jesse Davis has pipes like a church organ, and his band has been getting some much-needed attention, having recently played live on the local news, in addition to performing a killer show at Wiseacre Brewery. The debut single from

in town, with Rick Ross and Trey Songz both performing earlier this summer. Rap legend and former member of the original lineup of Three 6 Mafia, Kingpin Skinny Pimp is one of the best-kept secrets of the ’90s gangster rap movement. The rapper now spends his time between Houston and Memphis, but he’s starting to play shows again and recently held a birthday party at the Hard Rock Café, in addition to a memorable show at Bar DKDC. Cities Aviv is another rapper Memphis music fans should be familiar with, as he keeps re-inventing his brand of witty, politically charged hip-hop. His latest track, “Melanin Drop,” received “Best New Track” on Pitchfork, and the MC has concerts planned throughout the summer. Tori Who Dat has been bringing her message of LGBT equality to the Memphis rap scene, and tastemakers outside

Every year, the Levitt Shell in Overton Park presents more than 50 free concerts.

of the city have been paying attention, as she was recently invited to perform at the Capital Pride festival stage during the Celebration of Pride in Washington, D.C.

In the Garage


peaking of Graham Winchester, his other band, The Sheiks, has been absolutely killing it as the backing band for Jack Oblivian. Jack Oblivian & The Sheiks recently released what very well could be the best local album of 2016 with Lone Ranger of Love, and to celebrate, the band took Europe by storm on a five-week tour. T ime, the project of singer/songwriter Chris Owen, recently released their second CD, but the album is elusive and only available when Owen feels like bringing


Chickasaw Mound should be out soon. Longtime Memphis heavyweights the Oblivians just won’t quit. After 20 years, the band is still going strong, and if their recent show at Newby's was any indication, the old guys have still got it. They hit Europe this summer, but no word of a new record has been spoken. Another new-ish band that deserves recognition is China Gate, a band that formed from the ashes of indie-rock group Berkano. China Gate has been on just about every indie rock show that’s rolled through the Hi-Tone, and a debut record should be coming soon. Dirty Streets has long been a household name for classic rock fans across the city, but these days the band seems to play out of town more than in. They recently conquered Europe, and they’ve got a tour coming up soon that sees them playing Psycho Fest in Las Vegas.




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TONY ALLEN — Now and forever, the

Grindfather. Originator of the Grizzlies’ “Grit & Grind” M.O., Allen has been a defensive force for six playoff teams in Memphis, as popular for his eccentric behavior — on the court and off — as for his efforts in guarding the NBA’s top offensive threats.

JOE ALLISON — One of three first-team

AP All-America honorees in the history of University of Memphis football. The kicker drilled 23 of 25 field-goal attempts in 1992 to capture the very first Lou Groza Award.

ANTONIO ANDERSON — The only Memphis Tiger to accumulate 1,000 career points, 500 rebounds, and 500 assists. Played for teams that won 137 games from 200506 to 2008-09. Played in more games (150) than any other player in program history. RICK ANKIEL — First starred as a flame-throwing pitcher for the 1999 Memphis Redbirds, striking out 119 batters in 88 innings. After famously losing the ability to throw strikes, Ankiel returned to Memphis as a centerfielder in 2007 and hit 32 home runs in 102 games. A Ruthian tale.


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s we continue to celebrate four decades in the magazine business, here’s a look at 40 athletes who made a significant impact in Memphis since 1976. Consider it a starter kit for a few debates. Most memorable? Most polarizing? Greatest achievement? Whatever their specialty, these men (and women) drew their share of applause in the Bluff City.

SHANE BATTIER — Ambassador. Mayor. Swingman. It’s easy to forget Battier occupied only one of these positions (officially) during his time with the Grizzlies (2001-06 and again in 2011). Hit game-winning shot in the franchise’s first-ever playoff win at San Antonio in ’11. BETTY BOOKER — The career scoring record among Memphis Tiger male basketball players is 2,408 points (the record-holder is on this list). Consider Booker’s mark, then, among Tiger women: 2,835. She averaged 20.2 points

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as a freshman in 1976-77 (with a new magazine in town) and scored more than 700 points in three of her four seasons in blue and gray. ISAAC BRUCE — One of six University of Memphis football players to have his jersey retired, Bruce set single-season records of 74 receptions and 1,054 receiving yards in 1993 that stand to this day. He enjoyed a 16-year NFL career and helped the St. Louis Rams win Super Bowl XXXIV. Bruce’s 15,208 career yards are fourth in NFL history. STUBBY CLAPP — The back-flip-

ping second baseman helped the Memphis Redbirds win the 2000 Pacific Coast League championship in the franchise’s inaugural season at AutoZone Park. First captured attention during the final season of professional baseball at Tim McCarver Stadium (1999).

MIKE CONLEY — The point guard

has played more games in a Memphis Grizzlies uniform than any other human being. Winner of the NBA’s Sportsmanship Award in both 2014 and 2016, Conley showed toughness beyond the norm in the 2015 playoffs when he returned after a facial fracture to help the Griz beat Golden State (the eventual champions) twice. JIMMY CONNORS — The tennis legend won a pair of Wimbledon titles and five U.S. Opens. He also made regular appearances at the Racquet Club of Memphis and won four championships here, a record that has stood for more than 30 years. CHRIS DOUGLAS-ROBERTS — One of only three Memphis Tigers to earn firstteam All-America honors from the AP (2008).


Averaged 18.1 points as a junior for team that reached the 2008 Final Four. One of only four Tigers to score 700 points in a single season. DAVID FREESE — The third-baseman

drilled 26 homers for the 2008 Redbirds, then hit a pair of game-winning home runs in the playoffs to help Memphis win the 2009 PCL championship. Two years later, he hit the most famous triple and homer in St. Louis Cardinals World Series history (in the same game) on his way to MVP honors in the Fall Classic.

MARC GASOL — Our 2015 Memphian of the Year became the first Grizzly to earn first-team All-NBA honors. The two-time All-Star also won the league’s Defensive Player of the Year award in 2013. The contract extension he signed in 2015 secures Gasol as the franchise’s center (literally and otherwise) for years to come.

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SPORTS PAU GASOL — Marc’s older brother

earned Rookie of the Year honors with the Grizzlies in 2002 and remains the franchise’s career scoring leader (8,966 points). He was the team’s first All-Star (in 2006) and the 2008 trade chip that brought Marc to Memphis.

AL GEIBERGER — Playing on the PGA Tour’s longest course (Colonial Country Club), the 39-year-old became the first professional golfer to shoot a 59. His second-round lightning strike was enough to win him the 1977 Danny Thomas Classic despite shooting 70 or higher in the other three rounds. STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI — From

2002 to 2005, scored most points (369) and converted most field goals (70) in Memphis Tiger history. Now kicking for the New England Patriots, he and Hall of Famer Don Hutson are the only men to win five NFL scoring titles.

PENNY HARDAWAY — The greatest basketball player to come out of Memphis, Hardaway earned first-team All-America honors as a Tiger in 1993 before being chosen third in that year’s NBA draft. The graduate of Treadwell High School was named first-team All-NBA as a member of the Orlando Magic in 1995 and ’96. TOM HORNSEY — Punters may be easily forgotten, but not this one. Hornsey played in an era (2010-13) when the Memphis Tigers punted . . . a lot. His career yardage (12,815) is almost 3,000 more than any other punter in U of M history. He did it so well he won the Ray Guy Award and first-team All-America honors in 2013.

Tim McCarver Stadium. The future Royal (and Raider) hit .277 with seven home runs in 53 games with the Double-A Chicks. JOE JACKSON — After setting scoring records at White Station High School, played in four NCAA tournaments with the Memphis Tigers and scored 1,687 points, seventh-most in U of M history. Also ranks fourth in Tiger history with 567 assists. CHARLIE LEA — Having starred at Memphis State, Lea returned home upon being drafted by the Montreal Expos. He went 9-0 with a 0.84 ERA for the 1980 Chicks before making his big-league debut. He pitched a no-hitter for the Expos in 1981. KEITH LEE — The centerpiece of

Memphis State’s 1985 Final Four team, Lee remains the top scorer (2,408 points) and rebounder (1,336) in Tiger history. An AP All-America all four of his college seasons, first-team as a senior in 1984-85.

North Carolina’s powerhouse, then was a key member of the historic 1999 World Cup champions, a team honored as Sportswomen of the Year by Sports Illustrated. DON PARSONS — Played six seasons (2000-06) for the Memphis RiverKings, helping the franchise to a pair of Central Hockey League championships (2002 and ’03). A twotime CHL MVP, Parsons holds the RiverKings’ career record for goals (290) and hat tricks (19). ELLIOT PERRY — Another Treadwell

High legend, Perry is one of only two players to score 2,000 points as a Memphis [State] Tiger. He played in 549 games over a 10-year career in the NBA with seven franchises.

ALBERT PUJOLS — One swing of

a baseball bat got Pujols on this list. He played a total of 14 games with Memphis, but hit a 13th-inning walk-off ho-

PAXTON LYNCH — Quarterback for

the most successful two-year run (19 wins) in University of Memphis history. Led Tigers to victory in the 2014 Miami Beach Bowl, seventh in what would be a program-record 15-game winning streak that included a win over Ole Miss in October 2015. NIKKI McCRAY — After scoring

more than 3,500 points for Collierville High

BO JACKSON — The 1985 Heisman

Trophy winner at Auburn spent part of the summer of ’86 mashing baseballs at


mer at AutoZone Park to win the 2000 Pacific Coast League championship for the Triple-A Redbirds in the ballpark’s inaugural season. Since then, he won a pair of World Series with the Cardinals and three MVP trophies.


School, McCray was a two-time All-America at Tennessee, then played eight seasons in the WNBA. She won gold medals with the U.S. Olympic team in 1996 and 2000. MARC GASOL LARRY KUZNIEWSKI

CINDY PARLOW — The graduate

of Germantown High School won three college soccer championships playing for

TIM RAINES — Hit .290 and stole 59 bases for the 1979 Memphis Chicks on his way to a lengthy career with the Montreal Expos. Played in seven All-Star Games for Montreal. His 808 stolen bases rank fifth in baseball history. Appears likely to be elected to the Hall of Fame in 2017. ZACH RANDOLPH — A two-time AllStar since his 2009 arrival in Memphis, Z-Bo has taken to the Bluff City like dry rub to ribs. He’s finished among the NBA’s top five in double-doubles four times with the Grizzlies.

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Reasonable to think he’ll be the first player to have his number retired by the franchise. ANDY RODDICK — The top seed for

an astonishing nine straight years at the local ATP tournament, Roddick won three titles at the Racquet Club and delivered the most famous shot in the event’s history, a diving championship-clincher in 2011.

DR. NANCY A. CHASE and her staff are committed to having a positive impact on the lives of the children and families they care for by providing exceptional cardiac care and compassionate service.

DERRICK ROSE — Occupies space in University of Memphis Hall of Fame and Hall of Infamy. In lone college season,


point guard for four NCAA tournament teams (including the ’85 Final Four team), Turner’s total of 763 assists is 124 more than any other player in program history.


spurred Tigers to national-championship game and earned third-team All-America recognition. Final Four appearance was vacated, though, after an investigation concluded Rose had a proxy take an entrance exam in his place. First pick in the 2008 NBA draft and the 2011 NBA MVP. ROCHELLE STEVENS — This grad-

uate of Melrose High School won the NCAA 400-meter championship in 1988 (competing for Morgan State). Four years later she helped the U.S. 4 x 400 relay team win a silver medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona. Her career culminated at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics when she and her U.S. teammates took gold in the 4 x 400.

LEE TREVINO — A favorite wherever

he played on the PGA Tour, Trevino was a regular at the Colonial Country Club where, in 1980, he became only the second man to win three Memphis championships. His final appearance in Memphis came in 1983, the year before he won his sixth and final major.

ANDRE TURNER — The Little General

would be in the running for most-popular Tiger basketball player of all time. The

ADAM WAINWRIGHT — Won 14 games over two seasons with the Memphis Redbirds before helping the Cardinals win the 2006 World Series and climbing to seventh on the St. Louis Cardinals’ career-wins chart.

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REGGIE WHITE — Played two seasons (1984 and ’85) with the Memphis Showboats of the USFL before going on to an NFL career that landed him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. DeANGELO WILLIAMS — Greatest Tiger football player of them all, and by some distance. Over his four seasons in Memphis, Williams became the fifth player to rush for 6,000 yards in a college career. His 34 100-yard games set an NCAA record. DANNY WIMPRINE — Lynch has many of the Memphis Tiger single-season passing marks now, but the career numbers still belong to this less-heralded quarterback who took the Tigers to bowl games as a junior and senior (2003 and ’04). It will be a while before any U of M passer tops Wimprine’s career numbers for yardage (10,215) and touchdowns (81). LORENZEN WRIGHT — A star for two seasons (1994-96) with the Memphis Tigers and a starter for five with the Memphis Grizzlies (2001-06), Wright played in more NBA games (778) than any other former Tiger. His 2010 murder in Memphis remains unsolved. A U G U S T 2 0 1 6 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • 75

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City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods (MDPN) offers a summer league for boys ages 5-18. Register March-April. Season runs May-July. Entry fee: $200 per independent team, $100 per Community Center team. Bartlett Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) offers leagues for boys ages 5-17. Register early February. Season begins in March. Entry fee, T-Ball/Coach Pitch League: $300 per team and $15 for each non-resident; Recreational League: $450 per team and $15 for each non-resident; Competitive League: $500 per team and $15 for each non-resident; 17 & Under League: $500 per team. For individuals, $75 per resident and $90 per non-resident. Collierville Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department (CPRCA) offers Fall leagues for kids ages 7-14. Register June-July. Season runs August-October. Entry Fee: $95 per Collierville resident; $145 per non-resident. Gameday Baseball offers a boys 6th and 7th grade middle school league. Registration by February for a season that runs March-May. $1,000 per team. Germantown Baseball League (GBL) offers baseball and softball leagues for ages 5-18. Register November-February. Season runs March-May. $150-195 per resident and $175-220 non-resident. For more information please visit



MDPN offers Spring and Fall leagues for boys and girls ages 5-18. Register March-April or September-October. Seasons run April-June and November-March. Entry fee: $200 per team, $100 Community Center Team in the Fall. CPRCA offers recreational leagues for boys and girls grades 1st-12th. Register in mid-September. Season runs

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December-March. Entry Fee: $95 per resident for the first child/ $75 each additional child, $145 per non-resident for the first child/ $125 each additional child. Germantown Parks and Recreation Department (GPRD) offers leagues for boys in 1st – 10th grade, and girls ages 7-14. Register August-October. Season runs November-March. Fee: $117 per resident, $163 per non-resident. GPRD offers Challenger Basketball leagues designed for children with special needs. Registration: December-January with league running weekly January-February. Ages: 6 to 16, Fee: $35. For more information, call 757-7375.

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Germantown Football League offers cheerleading for ages 5-12. Register May-early July. Season begins in August. Early Bird Entry Fee: $125 per resident, $165 per non-resident. Normal Entry fee: $145 per Germantown resident and $185 per non-resident. Germantown Youth Cheerleading offers recreational leagues for grades K-6. Register in April. Season begins in August. Entry fee: $135 per resident and $172 per non-resident. Contact Craig Melton at cmelton@ or call 757-7375. Wings Gymnastics Memphis offers cheer squads for girls grades 1-6. Register year-round. Season runs September-April. Week-long summer cheer camps. Power Tumbling grades 1-8 (boys and girls) and gymnastics (boys and girls) for ages 2.5-14 yrs old. Entry fee: $35 for one child and $50 for two or more.

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CPRCA offers recreational leagues for 1st – 8th graders. Register June-July. Season begins in August. Registration fee: $115 per Collierville resident; $165 per non-resident. MDPN offers flag recreational leagues for boys. Register August-September. Season runs September-October. Entry fee: $100 per independent team, $50 Community Center team. MDPN offers flag recreational league for ages 18 and up. Registration begins early August. Season runs September-October. Entry fee: $600 per team.


Germantown Football League offers team play for ages 5-12. Register May-July. Season begins in August. Early Bird Entry Fee: $180 per resident, $260 per non-resident. Normal Entry fee: $200 per resident and $280 per non-resident. Also offering cheerleading (see section for details).


The First Tee of Memphis brings golf and life-skills coaching to kids of all ages. Introduce your child to the game of golf, program taught on public courses across the city. Seven-week sessions run in the fall, spring, and summer. $55. or karlon@ Memphis’ Public Links program includes complimentary green fees for golfers 17 years and younger. The program helps break down cost barriers for city youth who are interested in learning to play golf. Each course provides loaner clubs and lessons from golf profes-

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sionals. Any City of Memphis course, except Galloway, is available Monday through Friday and after noon on weekends and holidays.


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Memphis Lacrosse Youth League offers team play for grades K-8 for the Spring season (February-May). Registration is in January. Fees vary. memphislacrosse. No-Excuse Lacrosse offers Summer and Fall Select Travel Teams for grades 3-12. Registration/tryouts in September. Fees vary. Rise Lacrosse offers a wide range of Memphis lacrosse leagues, indoor for boys U11 – 18+ and girls U13 – high school. Fee: $150 per person. Register beginning in May. Season runs June - August. The Houston Lacrosse Club provides lacrosse for boys and girls grades 3 to 12, at all skill levels. Registration in January. Season runs February-April. Fees vary by level. For more information, visit


MDPN offers four league divisions for boys and girls up to age 18. Register February-March or July-August. Seasons begin in March and September. Entry fee: $100 per independent team; $50 per Community Center Team. MidSouth Futbol Club offers recreational leagues for boys and girls ages 4-12 and competitive leagues for boys and girls ages 8-19. Registration starts in July. Seasons run August-December and January-June. Fees vary. Legends Germantown Soccer Clubs offer Spring and Fall recreational and competitive leagues for boys and girls ages 3-18. Register in December for Spring season or June for the Fall season. Seasons begin in February and August. Fees vary per level. BPRD offers Fall and Spring leagues for ages 4-18. Register in early February and May. Seasons run March-May and June-August. Fees vary by age group. Collierville Soccer Association offers recreational leagues for ages 4-18 and competitive leagues for ages 7-18. Register in May-June and January-February. Seasons run August-November and February-May. Fees vary per age group and level. Memphis Liberty Soccer offers competitive leagues and clinics for kids of all ages. Tryouts and Registration in May-June. Season runs August-November. Fees vary per age group. Weekly training sessions open to the public. 572-1813 or


MDPN offers leagues in four divisions for girls age 5-18. Register in Mid-March. Season runs May-July. Entry fee: $200 per independent team, $100 Community Center Team. BPRD offers leagues for girls age 5-17. Register in early February. Entry fee: $75 per resident and $90 per non-resident. CPRCA offers recreational fall leagues for girls age 7-14. Register June-July. Season runs August-October. Entry fee: $95 per Collierville resident; $145 per non-resident. Germantown Baseball League (GBL) offers girl’s softball leagues for age 4-14. Register November-February. Season runs March-May. Prices vary per age group and resident/non-resident. For more information please visit

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MDPN offers teams for boys and girls ages 18 and under at designated community centers. Contact Aquatics Department: 547-8018. Germantown Swim Team offers teams for ages 6 and up. Registration fee for new swimmers: $215, plus additional quarterly fees. or email Memphis Tiger Swimming offers a year-round competitive team with professional coaching and instruction for beginners to Olympic level, beginning at age 5. Registration fee: $127 per child, plus additional fees. Monthly dues vary by group.


Memphis Public Tennis Centers are owned by the City of Memphis and managed by Tennis Memphis. Three tennis centers (Leftwich, Wolbrecht, and Eldon Roark) are open to the public 7 days per week and offer open court time, adult walk-in clinics, junior programming, league play, tournaments, and private lessons. CPRCA offers Youth Tennis Clinics and Camps, Jr. Team Tennis Development Program (lessons/match play) during the Fall, Spring, and Summer. or register at Junior Tennis in Memphis supports and promotes opportunities for 18 & under players through Memphis Tennis Association including year-round USTA Junior Team Tennis, tournaments, camps, and NJTL programming. Fees vary. Laura Huss, at memphisjrtennis@ or


MDPN offers co-ed leagues for ages 14-18. Register February-March. Season runs March-May. $200 per independent team, $100 Community Center team. BPRD offers leagues for girls ages 5-17. Register in early February. Season runs March-April. Entry fee: $50 per resident and $65 per non-resident. CPRCA offers leagues for girls grades 3-8. Register July-August. Season runs September-November. Entry Fee: $95 per resident for the first child/ $75 each additional child, $145 per non-resident for the first child/ $125 each additional child.

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hether your taste leans toward visiting a unique antique porcelain collection or taking a walk on the wild side in a safari park, you can do both, amazingly enough, on a day trip in rural west Tennessee. Who knew? Our great Memphis friend Conley Barclay has been telling me for ages that I needed to visit two small towns north of Jackson, near and dear to her family’s heart: Trenton and Alamo. Conley has a number of relatives in this neck of the woods and kindly offered to plan a wonderful tour for myself and my husband. And so, with Ms. Barclay as our chauffeur and well-experienced guide, we headed off to the northeast earlier this summer. Our first stop was in Trenton, Tennessee — the county seat of Gibson County, almost exactly one hundred miles from Memphis. Trenton has long been notable for its peculiar city speed limit of 31 miles an hour. The 1950s citizens of this little city were apparently early adaptors of the metric system, since 31 mph is the exact equivalent of 50 kilometers. Of equal interest to Memphians: Trenton is also the birthplace of beloved longtime Channel 5 weatherman, Dave Brown.


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left to right: Conley Barclay, Anne Cunningham O’Neill, Mayor Ricky Jackson, Evarist O’Neill (foreground) Dent Partee

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But most importantly, Trenton, Tennessee, is home to the largest collection of rare antique porcelain night-light teapots in the world. Conley Barclay’s great-aunt, Dent Partee, is in fact the docent of the Trenton Teapot Museum which just happens to be in a glass-walled wing of the Trenton City Hall. Mayor Ricky Jackson was on hand to greet us, as was Gary Smith, intrepid photographer/sports editor from the Trenton Gazette which published our photo several days later. (It must have been a slow news day; nonetheless, our Memphis magazine delegation was very flattered!) Partee gave us the grand tour of the collection of porcelain veilleuse-théières (night-light teapots) which had been gifted to the city by Dr. Frederick Freed. Raised in Trenton, Freed lived for many decades in New York City, where he was an obstetrician at Bellevue Hospital and on the faculty of NYU’s medical school. Over a 45-year period, he collected some 650 of these unique little teapots, while traveling all over Europe, Asia, and North Africa. As the story goes, the Metropolitan Museum in New York City was very eager to have these pieces, but Dr. Freed in 1955 chose to make Trenton the repository of more than 500 of his nightlight teapots. And so began one of America’s most unusual museums.

These vessels come in two parts — they consist of a small, decorative teapot set over a column containing a short candle, a nut, or a wick floated in oil. These “tea lamps” were designed to furnish both heat and light. Ornamental as well as practical, veilleuse-théières were used in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in sick rooms and nurseries, to provide healing vapors and herbal teas — a kind of elaborate croup kettle, if you will. Four of the Trenton teapots date from the Napoleonic era; many are ornate, with forms of figurines or personages, and some have aristocratic insignias and crests. Dent Partee is a retired school teacher in her nineties, and, as her great niece Conley Barclay likes to say, “She has always been a go-getter,” someone who does so much for everyone. This was evident in town, as all who walked into the Last Drop Café where we were lunching greeted Ms. Partee warmly. She is clearly the unofficial, much beloved mayoress of Trenton, to which title her daughter Dotty attests. The little city holds its annual Trenton Teapot Festival every spring, at which time the Victorian-era Freed Home is open to the public. For further information about the museum and other things to see and do there, check out A U G U S T 2 0 1 6 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • 81

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ur next stop was the Tennessee Safari Park, just 20 miles to the southwest from Trenton in Alamo, the county seat of Crockett County, on the little road heading back toward home. You may have seen billboards around Memphis advertising this park, and as the signs say, it is only 80 miles away. A three-acre park just outside of Alamo opened to the public in 2007; it is family-owned and operated on the antebellum Hillcrest Homestead by Claude May (another Conley Barclay relative) and his two sons, Claude and John Wesley. The Mays and Conley families settled in this area before the Civil War, and the Mays still farm over 200 acres. For decades, the family had been accumulating exotic animals on the property, everything from zebras to peacocks. Claude May admits that the park’s origins came from his own love of nature. He says he “had honestly anticipated success” when he opened to the public, but the Safari Park has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. The mission of the park is to demonstrate the importance of wildlife preservation for future generations through conservation and education. In addition to passing visitors like ourselves, school and youth groups are regular visitors to this unusual wildlife preserve in western Tennessee. Megan Collins, a Memphis friend of mine, told me the park reminds her of the book, We Bought a Zoo. As for me, I had once been to the famous Woburn Safari Park in England, and while this was a smaller Tennessee version, I did know what to expect. The drill is to pull in and buy a feed bucket,

and as you drive through the park at 5 mph, some of the animals come up to the car and you find yourself up close and personal with bison, zebras, antelope, ostriches, emus, and many other animals. You can literally feel the swoosh of the giraffes’ long tongues when you offer them carrots from your cup! The current park collection includes more than 700 animals, representing more than 100 different species, and the Safari Park was recently expanded to 110 acres by popular demand. There is also a walk-through component to the park — there’s no danger of grizzlies lurking in the bushes — as well as a petting zoo and gift shop. It is open all year round, seven days a week; check out all the details at The park seems, er, wildly popular for families, getting five-star ratings at websites like and My husband and I are so grateful to Conley Barclay for her family connections and for making this road trip both possible and highly entertaining. We loved the long, straight twolane blacktop roads passing by family-owned farms and pretty agricultural countryside, and enjoyed passing through whistle-stops with whimsical names like Frog Jump, Three Way, and Nutbush. The trip was truly a mixed metaphor, as in a single day we went from the rarified world of porcelain teapots in Trenton to the menagerie extraordinaire gathered at the Tennessee Safari Park outside Alamo. The two stops provide a wonderful and easily-accomplished one-day autumn road trip, for any Memphian with a sense of adventure and curiosity about out-of-the ordinary places. Enjoy!  

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WHO’S WHO contin u ed from page 61 MIKE NORVELL First-year head football coach at University of Memphis. Among youngest coaches in country (turns 35 in October). Challenged with following Justin Fuente, who departed for Virginia Tech after the best two-year run (19-7) in the history of the Tiger program. Previously served as offensive coordinator at Arizona State, where Sun Devils ranked 23rd in the country in total offense in 2015. Worked under coach Todd Graham at ASU, Pitt, and Tulsa. Played collegiately at Central Arkansas where he left program as career leader in receptions. Upon being introduced last December, emphasized “family and fit” as central philosophy to winning program. DR. WILLIAM NOVICK Formed the Novick Cardiac Alliance in 2014 after founding and leading the International Children’s Heart Alliance for 20 years. Has taken surgical teams to more than 20 countries and operated on more than 4,000 children. Graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his general surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania before entering the cardiothoracic residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Was the sole pediatric cardiac surgeon at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women and Children, before joining the faculty at the University of Tennessee as a pediatric cardiac surgeon. Named Paul Nemir Professor of Surgery and International Child Health in 1999. Has authored multiple papers on congenital heart disease, contributed to several books on pediatric heart disease, intensive care, and thoracic trauma, as well as co-authored Healing the Heart of Croatia. Featured in 2003 Oscar-winning documentary Chernobyl Heart. STEPHEN PIKE Director of museums for the Memphis Pink Palace Family of Museums, which includes Memphis Pink Palace Museum, Crew Training International IMAX Theater, Sharpe Planetarium, Lichterman Nature Center, Magevney House, Mallory-Neely House in Victorian Village, and Coon Creek Science Center. New

ANNE PITTS Executive director, Levitt Shell at Overton Park, which presents 50 free concerts in an open-air amphitheater. Pitts worked in arts for more than 15 years, serving in a variety of positions including manager, director, associate director, and lawyer. She served on the boards of the Memphis Chapter of the Recording Academy and Music Maker Relief Foundation. Former chair, Intellectual Property Section of the Mississippi Bar. Co-compiler of the Oxford American’s annual Southern Music Issue for four years, including the 10th anniversary double issue. DAVID PORTER An original architect of Memphis soul music and Stax Records’ first salaried songwriter in 1963 at just 22 years old. Porter’s songs, including “Soul Man” and “Hold On, I’m Coming,” have sold more than 300 million units worldwide. A native Memphian and active community leader, Porter has served on many local boards and commissions, including the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Youth Villages, and the Stax Museum Foundation. Opened Consortium MMT (Memphis Music Town) on the second floor of the Greater Memphis Chamber in 2012, a national music mentorship nonprofit allowing industry veterans to develop young talent in Memphis. Inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame along with fellow Memphian, songwriting partner and lifelong friend Isaac Hayes in 2005. DOROTHY GUNTHER PUGH Founder and artistic director of Ballet Memphis, which enters its 30th season. Graduate of Vanderbilt University. Under her leadership, Ballet Memphis has achieved national prominence, cited by the Ford Foundation as an “exemplary arts institution” and “national treasure.” Honored by Hearst Foundations for its community engagement programs. Company has performed to glowing reviews in New York, Paris, and at the Kennedy Center. Honored as an Outstanding Arts Administrator by the Tennessee Arts Commission, recipient of the Women of Achievement Award for Initiative, and recipient of grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to explore initiatives for redefining mid-size ballet companies in the nation. Chair of Artistic Directors Committee for Dance/ USA as well as its Committee on Equity and Inclusion. Fellow in National Arts Strategies Chief Executive

Program, one of only 100 arts leaders globally chosen due to innovative leadership and capacity for longterm success. Company moves to new home in Overton Square in 2017. DR. LEWIS REICH Professor of optometry, named interim president of Southern College of Optometry (SCO) in March 2015. Inaugurated as president in May 2016. Formerly executive vice president for academic affairs, joined SCO’s faculty in 2008 following nearly a decade of service at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, where he served as associate professor and assistant dean for student affairs. A 1988 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, completed a residency in low-vision rehabilitation at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and later joined the faculty. Received his Ph.D. from the University of Houston in 1999. Founded in Memphis in 1932, SCO is an independent, not-for-profit institution of higher education with more than 500 students and residents from 40 states. The college’s public clinic, The Eye Center at SCO, serves more than 60,000 patients annually as one of the nation’s top clinical optometric education. SCO’s Community Outreach program reaches more than 12,000 children throughout Shelby County. The college also operates University Eyecare, a full-service clinic on the campus of the University of Memphis. BILL RHODES Chairman, president, and CEO of AutoZone, Inc. Oversees the nation’s leading retailer and a leading distributor of auto parts and accessories, a $10 billion Fortune 500 company with more than 5,500 stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Brazil. Civic engagement includes board member of Memphis Tomorrow, treasurer of the National Civil Rights Museum, vice-president of Youth Programs, Inc., the governing body of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, and vice chairman of the golf tournament. Minority owner in the Memphis Grizzlies. Rhodes serves on the board of Dollar General Corporation and is incoming chairman of the Retail Industry Leaders Association. Named 2013 CEO of the Year by Inside Memphis Business. TODD RICHARDSON Associate professor at the University of Memphis, co-founder of Crosstown Arts, and co-director of the Crosstown Concourse Development Project, $200 million project scheduled for completion in 2017, which will transform the historic, 1.5 millionsquare-foot Sears Crosstown into a vertical urban village anchored by organizations in healthcare, education, and the arts, as well as a diverse range of residential. Since 2010, has co-led the development team. Earned a B.A. in philosophy and psychology from the University of Mississippi, M.A. in religious studies from Memphis Theological Seminary, M.A. in

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DAVID RUDD Named 12th president of the University of Memphis in May 2014. Spearheading efforts to increase student admissions, retention, and degree completion. Bachelor’s degree from Princeton; master’s and Ph.D. in psychology from University of Texas. Has been responsible, in part, for more than $18 million in research funding. Under his leadership, the Finish Line program is helping former students return to complete their degrees at little or no cost. Launched a Year of Service with the goal of providing 500,000 hours of service throughout Memphis and the Mid-South. First year at helm saw a record $37 million raised, with larger figure expected for 2015-16. Launched national visibility campaign in partnership with FedEx.

TOM SHADYAC The son of former ALSAC CEO, and brother of the nonprofit’s current leader, Tom moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and, at age 24, became the youngest staff writer ever for Bob Hope. Received his master’s in film from UCLA in 1989 after completing the critically acclaimed short film Tom, Dick and Harry. Has directed such popular films as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Patch Adams, Bruce Almighty, and the documentary I Am. Recently moved back to Memphis, involved in a number of projects, including the purchase and planned renovation into a community center of the property across from the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Soulsville, and a radio talk show on KWAM 990.

STEVE J. SCHWAB Chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) since 2010, responsible for all six of UTHSC’s doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges, its grants and contracts enterprise, which annually receives more than $200 million in sponsored program revenue (all-source external grants, contracts and awards), and its four major campus locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. An internationally recognized researcher and author, serves on boards for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, UT Medical Center in Knoxville, and the board of governors of Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville. UTHSC and its healthcare practice corporations employ nearly 6,000 people statewide, and its faculty comprise several of the largest practice groups in the region. Internationally recognized in the field of acute and chronic renal failure and dialytic therapy with more than 150 publications and five books. Industry honors include the Distinguished Service Award from the National Kidney Foundation of America and the Clinician-Scientist Award from the American Heart Association.

KEVIN SHARP Has been the Linda W. and S. Herbert Rhea Director of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens since 2007. Previously served as curator at the Art Institute of Chicago (1988-1998), curator at the Norton Museum of Art in Florida (1998-2003), and director of visual arts at Cedarhurst in Illinois (2003-2007). Has contributed to more than 25 books on American and French art and organized more than 100 exhibitions. The Dixon showcases important works of art, hosts dozens of education programs, and cares for a 17-acre garden. Dixon has pay-what-you-wish Tuesdays, free Saturday mornings, quarterly Family Days, and a deep commitment to neighborhood and community.

RICHARD SHADYAC JR. President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, since 2009. Has led ALSAC to become the top healthcare charity in the country and the top not-for-profit healthcare brand three years in a row. Volunteer efforts include Memphis Tomorrow, Greater Memphis Chamber, Memphis Medical District Collaborative, and co-leading an initiative on re-branding Memphis. Earned bachelor’s in political science from Marquette and law degree from Loyola

JOHN SMARRELLI JR. President of Christian Brothers University since 2009 and its first permanent lay president. Received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Postdoctoral work in biochemistry from the University of Virginia. Received National Academic Advising Association Pacesetter Award in 2006 and Loyola University Outstanding Teacher Award in 1996, along with authoring numerous articles published in scientific journals and textbooks. Has begun programs in Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at CBU. Serves on numerous boards, including the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association, Catholic Charities, the Salvation Army, the Gulfsouth Conference, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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 Downtown real estate developer and leader of residential renaissance on banks of Mississippi. With Jack Belz, Turley developed the upscale Harbor Town residential and commercial community on Mud Island, the low- and moderate-income Uptown residential development north of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and South Bluffs, where he lives. Native of Memphis and graduate of the University of Tennessee. Leading revitalization in Jackson, Tennessee, with Healthy Community, which helped city earn first place in the 2013 U.S. Conference of Mayors City Livability Awards. Currently leading the $55 million redevelopment of Central Station in the South Main Arts District. MICHAEL UGWUEKE President and chief operating officer, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Will take over as CEO of the seven-hospital, 12,000-employee system in January 2017. Received bachelor’s degree in biology from Shaw University, master’s of public health from Emory University, and doctor of health administration and leadership from the Medical University of South Carolina. Over the last 26 years served in planning and operational leadership roles in healthcare organizations in Atlanta, Sarasota, Fla., Washington, D.C., and the Chicago area. Ugwueke was the 2012 Modern Healthcare Top 25 Minority Executive. A fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a member of the National Association of Health Services Executives. Sits on the boards of many institutions, including the Memphis Academy of Health Sciences, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, and the American Heart Association, Greater Southeast Area. CRAIG UNGER President and general manager of the Memphis Redbirds, Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Since taking the helm in 2014, has overseen dramatic renovations to AutoZone Park and sale of club from Cardinals to New Yorker Peter Freund (a minority owner of the New York Yankees). Transformation of ballpark before 2015 season included the addition of two bluff seating areas, LED ribbon lighting, and the stadium’s first all-inclusive club. Spent five years in the Cardinals’ front office specializing in corporate sales and marketing.

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JOHN VERGOS Born the same year his father, Charlie, opened one of Memphis’ most famous restaurants, taking over the family business seemed to always be in the cards for John Vergos. Worked closely with his father when The Rendezvous started out as just a small snack shop, helping to perfect the original signature Greek-style dry rub that has made Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous into a world-famous barbecue restaurant that has played host to many notable celebrities and politicians like Bill Clinton and Mick Jagger. Graduated from SMU and attended law school at University of Memphis. Practiced law for 14 years and had two stints on the Memphis City Council before returning to the restaurant business to run the Rendezvous with his brother Nick and sister Tina. Serves on the board of directors for Regional One Health and Memphis Area Transit Association (MATA). Founder of the Penal Farm for Public Use Committee, the group that saved Shelby Farms in the 1970s. AMY WEIRICH Shelby County District Attorney General since 2011, was appointed that year by Governor Bill Haslam to succeed former boss Bill Gibbons, now state safety and homeland security commissioner. A 20-year-plus veteran of the D.A.’s office, Weirich was formerly chief prosecutor of the Gang and Narcotics Prosecution Unit and division leader for the Special Prosecution Unit in criminal court. Graduate of Germantown High School, University of Tennessee at Martin, and University of Memphis Law School. Won re-election in 2012 as Republican candidate against Democratic opponent Carol Chumney and won again in 2014 for a full eightyear term, handily defeating former TV jurist Joe Brown in campaign marred by baseless personal attacks from Brown. RUSS WILLIAMS CEO of Archer Malmo, an integrated agency founded in 1952 with 190 employees. He oversaw Archer Malmo’s acquisition of the Austinbased Tocquigny agency in 2015, and the local agency Combustion this year, skyrocketing their employee numbers to more than 250, making it one of the top 30 independent agencies of its size in the country. A 25year veteran of strategic action and an avid supporter of the downtown Memphis creative community. Recipient of the Memphis chapter of the American Advertising Federation “2016 Silver Medal Award” and Inside Memphis Business 2016 “CEO of the Year Award.” He received an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia School of Business, and a B.S. from Christian Brothers University.





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MORGAN FREEMAN One of Hollywood’s most acclaimed actors. Born in Memphis and raised in Clarksville, Mississippi. Made his acting debut at age 8 in a school play. First major role was as chauffeur Hoke in Driving Miss Daisy (1989). Has appeared in almost 50 major films since, including The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and Se7en (1995), earning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Million Dollar Baby (2004). Distinctive voice has made him a popular choice for narration, including Academy Award-winning 2005 documentary March of the Penguins. Owner of Ground Zero Blues Club in

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Clarksville, Mississippi. Recent films include Transcendence, Last Vegas, Now You See Me, The Dark Knight, and Invictus; the latter earning him an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Nelson Mandela. Latest projects include London Has Fallen, a sequel to Olympus Has Fallen; Momentum, a 2015 thriller; BenHur, set for release in 2016, and other films. GINNIFER GOODWIN Born in Memphis, graduated from Lausanne Collegiate School in 1996 and received a B.F.A. in acting from Boston University. Trained with the Royal Shakespeare Company in London. Moved to New York and landed small roles on Law & Order and Ed before moving to Los Angeles. Turned heads in 2005 in Mona Lisa Smile, starring Julia Roberts. Portrayed Johnny Cash’s first wife in Walk the Line, filmed in Memphis. Starred in all five seasons of the critically acclaimed HBO series Big Love. In 2009, filmed He’s Just Not That Into You, earning a nomination for a “Breakout Movie Actress” People’s Choice Award. Portrayed Jacqueline Kennedy in the National Geographic Channel-produced TV movie, Killing Kennedy, alongside Rob Lowe. Plays Snow White in the ABC TV series Once Upon a Time, earning a People’s Choice Award nomination for “Favorite Dramatic TV Actress” in 2013 and 2014. Voiced the character of Lieutenant Judy Hopps in Disney’s 2016 animated action-comedy feature, Zootopia.


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degree in physics from Princeton University in 1970, Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude; a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1974; and he has received four honorary degrees. Founded the Harpswell Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower a new generation of women leaders in Cambodia and the developing world, specifically through housing, education, and leadership training. DAN SCHNEIDER Television producer, writer, and actor. The New York Times has referred to Schneider as “a kind of Aaron Sorkin of tween sitcoms” and “the Norman Lear of children’s television.” Born in Memphis and was senior class president at White Station High School. Landed a role in the John Cusack film Better Off Dead in 1985. Appeared as a gifted high school student in the hit ABC TV comedy Head of the Class from 1986 to 1991. Was co-host of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in 1988, during which he formed relationships that would lead to a career in running TV shows for the network. Created the smash Nickelodeon kids shows iCarly, Drake & Josh, Zoey 101, Victorious, and The Amanda Show, launching the careers of stars such as Amanda Bynes, Kenan Thompson, Drake Bell, and Miranda Cosgrove. Newest projects include Sam & Cat, Henry Danger, and Game Shakers. Won 2014 Kid’s Choice Awards “Lifetime Achievement Award.” CYBILL SHEPHERD It was allegedly the 1970 cover of Glamour magazine, according to Shepherd, that launched her successful film career. As the winner of the 1966 “Miss Teenage Memphis” and the 1968 “Model of the Year” contests, Shepherd put herself on the map with a fashion modeling career that spanned her high school years and after. This led to an audition for The Last Picture Show in 1971. The film became a commercial and critical hit, with Shepherd nominated for a Golden Globe Award and continuing onward to a successful 40-year career in both television and film. Her fame grew with work on immensely successful projects throughout the next three decades, such as Taxi Driver, Moonlighting, and Cybill. Her work on Moonlighting and Cybill led to three Golden Globe Awards for “Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy/Musical,” and also received seven additional Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. HAMPTON SIDES Perhaps best-known as author of Ghost Soldiers, a nonfiction book about the rescue of the last survivors of the Bataan Death March from a Japanese prison camp during World War II. Published in 2001, the book remained on The New York Times best-seller list for 42 weeks. Graduated from Memphis University School and Yale. Started in journalism as a staff writer for Memphis magazine. Has been an editor-at-large for Outside magazine, a correspondent for NPR and work has been

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published in The New Yorker, Esquire, Men’s Journal, and elsewhere. Other best-selling books include Stomping Grounds: A Pilgrim’s Progress Through Eight American Subcultures (1992), American Dispatches from the New Frontier (2004), and Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West (2006). Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin (2010) has been optioned by Universal Studios and is now said to be under development. Latest work is In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette (2014). Current project is a book about the 1950s and the early days of the Cold War. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Acclaimed singer and songwriter, topping music charts first as a member of ’N SYNC, currently as a solo artist. Born in Millington. In the early 1990s was cast member of the Mickey Mouse Club. His album Justified was a multiplatinum solo debut, and the follow-up, Future Sex/Love Sounds, won two Grammys and was nominated for Album of the Year. Appeared in the film The Social Network as Napster founder Sean Parker, for which he was nominated along with the ensemble cast for a Screen Actors Guild Award. Other film credits include Runner Runner, Inside Llewyn Davis, Bad Teacher, Black Snake Moan, In Time, and Trouble With the Curve, alongside Clint Eastwood. Married to actress Jessica Biel, and the two are minority owners of the Memphis Grizzlies. Owns a clothing line, a restaurant in New York City, a record label, and a line of tequila. Third album, The 20/20 Experience, debuted at number one on the charts in March 2013 and won 2014 “Favorite Album” People’s Choice Award. Composed soundtrack and supervised music for 2016 film The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. Performed single “Can’t Stop the Feeling” during finale of the 2016 Eurovision contest; song reached number one in 15 countries. ANDREW VANWYNGARDEN White Station High School graduate became one of pop music’s breakout stars in 2008 as singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the Brooklyn-based rock duo MGMT. Formed the band at Wesleyan College with classmate Ben Goldwasser. After landing a multi-album deal with Sony/Columbia, the duo released its debut album, Oracular Spectacular, in 2008, scoring international hits with the singles “Time to Pretend,” “Electric Feel,” and “Kids.” Rolling Stone ranked Oracular Spectacular 18th on the top 100 albums of the 2000s. In 2010, MGMT received two Grammy nominations for “Best New Artist,” and “Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals” for “Kids.” Congratulations, the band’s second album, was released in April 2010 and reached number one on iTunes in its first week on the charts. In November 2011, MGMT performed a unique, artistic/ performance/musical piece at the Guggenheim Museum in New York to celebrate the opening of a Maurizio Cattelan exhibit. The band covered “Future Games” for a 2012 Fleetwood Mac tribute album. MGMT’s self-titled third album was released in September 2013. In 2014, released a solo track “I Just Knew” for surfing film, Spirit of Alaska. MGMT has returned to the studio this year.

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MDPN offers Summer and Fall leagues for men and women age 18 and up. Register April-May or September-October. Seasons run May-August and November-March. Entry fee: $400 per team. BPRD offers Summer for men age 18 and up. Register in April-May. Seasons start in June. Entry fee: $500 per team.


Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club offers weekly bicycle rides and social events for all ages and skill levels. Many rides do not require membership. Fee: $25 per year for individuals and $40 per year for households. Mid-South Trails Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that encourages off road cycling. The MSTA web site offers a calendar of mountain bike racing and other events, detailed maps of Memphis Area Trails, and area trail conditions. Dues: $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for households.


CPRCA offers men’s and women’s leagues for participants 18 and up. Register September-October. Season runs October-December. Entry fee: $575 per team. Teams may have only 2 non-Collierville residents per team.


MDPN offers leagues for Spring and Fall, age 18 and up. Register in February or July. Seasons run April-August and September-October. Entry fee: $500 per team for Spring, and $350 per team for Fall. BPRD offers co-ed leagues for age 18 and up. Register in February for Spring season which begins in March. Entry fee: $375 per team. GPRD offers co-ed leagues for age 18 and up. Register February-March. Season runs April-July. Entry fee: $320 per team. CPRCA offers co-ed leagues. Register June-July. Season runs August-October. Entry fee: $100 per team.


Memphis Roller Derby offers teams for women age 18 and up. Newbie “Boot Camps” and open registration. Season runs January-September. Always accepting new referees and non-skating officials. Fee: $45 per month. Men now able to participate in open league practices and attend scrimmages. Email for more info.


Greater Memphis Soccer Association offers men’s, women’s, and co-ed leagues for Fall, Spring, Summer, and Indoor, age 16 and up. Fee: $100-135 per season for individuals. email: info@


MDPN offers leagues for Spring and Fall, ages 18 and up. Register in March or August. Seasons run April-August and September-October. Entry fee: $500 per team for Spring, and $350 per team for Fall. BPRD offers men’s, women’s, and co-ed leagues for Spring and Fall. Register in February and July. Seasons run April-June and September-November. Entry fee: $500 per team. CPRCA offers men’s and co-ed leagues for age 18 and up. Register June-July. Season runs August-October. Entry fee: $550 per team. GPRD offers Fall and Spring Softball for men and women, with both men and co-ed leagues for ages 18 and up. Register in August, or February-March. Season runs September-November and April-July. Entry fee: $500 per team.


Memphis Tennis Association offers year-round leagues for men and women age 18 and up. Runs the local USTA Tennis Leagues. BPRD offers men’s singles and doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. Register in February. Season begins in March. Fee: $15 per individual. CPRCA offers Adult Tennis Clinics and Camps and Adult Recreational Tennis Leagues during the Fall, Spring and Summer. Participants can view available programs on our website or register at


Memphis Runners Track Club offers a racing schedule of events, retail discounts for running merchandise, training, and weekly workouts. Fee: $25 per year and $45 for two years for individuals and $30 per year and $55 for two years for households.


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Elvis’ new bride. “He was in that little house with Priscilla, and it was the first time in her relationship with Elvis that she and Elvis lived in a place by themselves; granted, in this walled-off ranch, but in Hollywood and in Graceland, everybody’s in the house and everybody’s living there,” Jerry says. In Priscilla’s book, Elvis and Me, she reminisced about the ranch and its unassuming farmhouse, which upon first sight, “I pictured us saddling our own horses and riding in the early evening or at dusk. My picture was of us alone, without an entourage,” she wrote. But Elvis saw it as the best of both worlds. He could hang with the group when he wanted and have his alone time with Priscilla — the couple moved out of the house (which became known as the “Honeymoon Cottage”) and into one of the mobile homes, where, she wrote, “It turned out to be very romantic. I loved playing house. I personally washed all his clothes, along with the towels and sheets, and took pride in ironing his shirts and rolling up his socks the way my mother had taught me. Here was an opportunity to take care of him myself. No maids or housekeepers to pamper us.” During the spring of 1967, they’d sometimes spend weeks at a time on the ranch. Priscilla recalled leaving for Los Angeles, so Elvis could do pre-production work for Speedway — shortly after finding out she was pregnant with Lisa Marie — but returning to the ranch for Christmas for horseback riding, snowball fights, and hayrides. Of those early Circle G days, she wrote, “He was having a ball, and there were days he didn’t even want to take time out to eat — he’d walk around with a loaf of bread under his arm in case hunger pangs struck.” With all the fun on the farm, the potlucks, and the picnics — “something that’s so unElvis” — Jerry says, the Circle G “became a beautiful place.” One day, when Priscilla was pregnant (“If you do the math, you can see how happy those honeymoon ranch times were,” Jerry wrote) , she, Elvis, Jerry, and Sandy were out horseback riding and came upon a cow giving birth. “It was amazing,” he says. “I’d never seen anything like that. It was like we were in the Wild Wild West.” Experiences like that gave Elvis something he couldn’t have gotten elsewhere. It wasn’t about Elvis, the star. It was about sharing friendships, Jerry says, “on a more realistic, simple, loving basis — being off the road, being away from Hollywood, just getting down to the bare essentials. I think it was one of the times that Elvis enjoyed just being a human being. It was a great time in our lives.” As with all good things, the days at the Circle G came to a close, after about a year. The ranch, while it played a very important part

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he Summer Drive-In is four screens, a yellow-lit concession stand, and enough brown concrete to hold 2,000 cars. Set off from the busy street that is Summere Avenue by hourglass-shaped, space-age sculptures and a teal marquee, the drive-in feels as if it hasn’t changed much since the first moon landing. It’s better for it: There are few things more welcome on a summer night than posting up with take-out and a friend for four hours of good (or bad) cinema. I found myself alongside photographer Brandon Dill at the drive-in on a warm Friday evening earlier this summer, parked in a bevy of pre-movie tailgaters and makeshift picnics. The sun was still up as a small crowd gathered. We were here for something slightly different than the usual summer blockbusters. Instead, the groups of punk teenagers, committed-looking old-timers, and young families had gathered for the Time Warp Drive-In, an all-night screening of cult classics put on by Black Lodge Video and local B-list movie auteur, Mike McCarthy. Though the Time Warp folks have been hosting overnight marathons for several years, the event is not so much an institution as it is an improvisation on all the things a drive-in movie experience can be. In addition to old (but not forgotten) movies, they screen vintage commercials, concert footage, questionable television excerpts, or whatever fits the theme. There are bands and MCs and intermissions. People sell T-shirts and comics in the lot. This night’s theme was “Comic Book Hardcore,” which featured four back-to-back movies based on comics or graphic novels. Says Matt Martin, co-owner of Black Lodge Video, “The tradition of all-night movie marathons is very old. It made sense for drive-ins. Why not go all night? A drive-in invites you to define your night moment by moment, whether you’re sitting outside with friends or taking a walk or hanging out in your car.” As the sun set, I looked around, attempting to determine the true-blue film buffs among us: How many people would make it until 4 a.m.? I personally hoped I’d stick it out until 2 a.m. or so because I was excited for the third movie of the night, Tank Girl, a low-budget apocalyptic film about a girl and her heavy artillery. But I wasn’t sure I’d make it to Blade, the 2:30 a.m. offering. That’s okay, according to Martin. The nature of the Time Warp isn’t to watch everything. “I try to pick movies where we’re thinking in terms of the attention span someone can have overnight,” he says. “Sometimes I’ll choose movies based on a phenomenal soundtrack. We try to make it easy to follow along even if you can’t be watching every second of it.” In other words: It’s a social experience. Pack enough water, a warm blanket (even in the summertime), and don’t be afraid to stretch your legs and talk to folks. You never know who you might meet in a time warp.

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Matt Martin kiss outside during the Time Warp drive-in. ABOVE: Corn dogs kept warm under red heat lamps are among the fare offered at the drive-in’s concession stand. RIGHT: Fans dressed as the Tank Girl character from the movie of the same name enjoy concessions during intermission. BELOW: The neonglow of self-serve popcorn is a classic staple of a night at the movies.

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MAIN IMAGE: Projectionist Don Swindell takes in the view from the Malco Summer Drive-in’s projection booth. ABOVE: The late-night faithful socialize as midnight nears during the movie marathon. LEFT: Writer Eileen Townsend watches Sin City from outside the projection booth. BELOW: A movie-goer stoops under a barricade separating two of the drive-in’s screens on his way to the concession stand.

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ighting adult and childhood cancers. Preventative care and mending sports injuries. Research and instruction. The medical community of Memphis is one of the best in the country and continues to grow and improve. Where the Medical District, hemmed in by I-240 and Downtown, used to be the epicenter of care, the largest institutions now reach into East Memphis, Collierville, and DeSoto County, Mississippi. Just as their geographic reach has grown, so grows their technology, knowledge, and collaborative care, from installing a mini telescope into the eye to conferring with the top physicians of the renowned Mayo Clinic. Campbell Clinic opens new spine center


n the spring of 2015, Campbell Clinic opened the doors to a state-of-the-art spine center in response to regional demand from patients for more specialized treatment for back and spine issues. This is the first such sub-specialized facility that Campbell Clinic has operated. The new clinic is located at 8000 Centerview Parkway in the Germantown Park business complex in Cordova. There are also four other orthopaedic clinics and two surgery centers in the Mid-South. “Optimal spinal health is vital to one’s

overall well-being,” says Fred Azar, MD, chief of staff for Campbell Clinic. “Neck and back problems can be debilitating, so it’s imperative that they are treated appropriately. Our new spine center enables patients to receive integrated spine care under one roof. From the visit with their physician to their X-ray, all the way to their physical therapy appointment, this facility combines convenience with high-level orthopaedic expertise.” Campbell Clinic is one of the oldest medical institutions in Memphis, having been founded in 1909 by Willis C. Campbell, MD, and now serves as a national leader in orthopaedics, sports medicine, teaching, and research in orthopaedic surgery.

New Baptist Children’s Hospital finds its home in Memphis


aptist Memorial Health Care has unveiled a new addition to the Baptist family — the Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital. Located adjacent to Baptist Women’s Hospital in East Memphis, the Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital is home to a 17,000-square-foot emergency room, which includes 10 bays for patient care and a 2,000-square-foot diagnostics area. In addition, the pediatric facility offers a 12-bed inpatient unit, outpatient pediatric surgery, and the Pediatric Eye Center, the first comprehensive eye center for babies and children, led by Jorge Calzada, MD, of the Charles Retina Institute. “Our vision was to bring pediatrics from Baptist Memphis over here to join Baptist Women’s in order to grow these services and be able to provide that continuum of care that our families and pediatricians have continuously asked us for,” says Anita Vaughn, CEO and administrator of Baptist Women’s Hospital. A U G U S T 2 0 1 6 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • 111

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One of the comfortable waiting areas at the new Baptist Children’s Hospital.

Pediatric services were originally housed at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis until plans were initiated for the new Children’s Hospital.

The Church Health Center’s Family Medicine Residency


hen Crosstown Concourse opens in early 2017, Church Health Center will consolidate its myriad services from disparate properties into this one centralized location, filling 120,000 of the total 1.5 million square feet the citadel on Cleveland Street houses. Within that space will be doctors and nurses, dentistry, space for exercising, and kitchens for nutrition classes. But there will also be something new for CHC. The Family Medicine Residency is a major initiative aimed at improving health and access to healthcare in Memphis. In conjunction with Baptist Memorial Health Care, the Residency’s mission is to provide family medicine resident education in an environment of high-quality patient care across clinical continuums, which will emphasize both the holistic approach to comprehensive individual health and the coordination and collaboration required across disciplines to improve outcomes for diverse populations. Graduating family physicians will be prepared to practice the art of family medicine while mastering the science and technology of the evolving healthcare system in order to become leaders in advanced primary care practices for the community.

The Heart Institute at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital


e Bonheur Children’s Hospital is building on its strong foundation as home to some of the country’s premier pediatric cardiologists and cardiac surgery pioneers by expanding its Heart Institute at Le Bonheur. Programs undergoing expansion include mechanical circulatory support, cardiovascular genetics, adult congenital heart disease, heart transplantation, neurodevelopment, single ventricle, sports cardiology, and obesity. The 150-member Heart Institute is led by executive co-directors Christopher Knott-Craig, MD, and Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD, an internationally recognized expert in cardiomyopathy and heart failure in children. Knott-Craig has pioneered some of the most complex congenital heart defect procedures and is one of the country’s most successful cardiac surgeons. Another specialty is cardio-oncology, in conjunction with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where Towbin holds the post of chief of Cardiology. Many Le Bonheur and University of Tennessee Health Science physicians hold joint appointments at St. Jude. “We have the surgical and medical teams in place to look beyond patient survival — now it’s about lifestyle and giving children and adults with congenital heart defects and heart muscle diseases a great quality of life,” says Towbin. To build these programs, the Heart Institute expects to recruit 25 cardiologists in the next five years.

est Cancer Center celebrated the grand opening of its new East Campus located at 7945 Wolf River Boulevard. The 123,000-square-foot facility combines many of West Cancer Center’s physicians and researchers all under one roof. For the first time patients now have access to multispecialty services including medical, surgical, diagnostic, and radiation oncology, in addition to West’s clinical research program, all delivered at one location. The result is a collaborative environment that both fosters West Cancer Center’s comprehensive approach to treatment and transforms the delivery of oncology care in the Mid-South. “This marks another milestone in the transformation of how we care for and treat our patients,” says Erich Mounce, CEO of West Cancer Center. “By physically combining the forces of our multidisciplinary specialty teams into one facility, we are creating an environment that truly fosters collaboration and produces a unique understanding of what each specialty requires, allowing everyone to perform at their highest level.” The facility is a tangible result of an innovative partnership between Methodist Healthcare, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), and West Clinic, who joined together in January 2012 to form West Cancer Center.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center


ast year was one of transformation on several fronts for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), which annually educates approximately 4,000 students, is responsible for 26,700 jobs across Tennessee, and contributes $2.7 billion to the state’s economy. With record enrollment in many programs, expanded educational locations, updated teaching methods, stronger clinical partnerships, broadened research activities, and unprecedented construction, the 105-year-old university has moved aggressively to boost its presence on the state, national, and global stage as a healthcare educator, provider, and innovator. “We think we’re in the best position we’ve ever been in,” Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD, told faculty and staff in his annual State of the University Address last year. Notably, the College of Pharmacy expanded into Nashville and a stronger alliance with Saint Thomas Health system

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there; UTHSC achieved a graduation rate of 96 percent and a first-time board pass rate of 97 percent; research dollars rose to more than $92 million; demolition and construction changed the face of the campus; and students, faculty, and staff provided hundreds of hours of community care at health fairs, fundraisers, and special events.

Regional One Health expands its footprint across town

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egional One Health has embarked on a journey of growth and expansion. Throughout its more than 180-year history, the institution has provided a wide range of health services to citizens of the Mid-South. Until recently, though, the majority of these services were offered on the main campus where its flagship acute-care hospital, Regional Medical Center, is located. In 2015, Regional One Health expanded its footprint in the Mid-South, opening new locations and services from Downtown’s Harbor Town on Mud Island to a new campus on Quince Road near Kirby Parkway and Highway 3815 in East Memphis to better serve the healthcare needs of the community. A long-

range goal is to help individuals manage their health to avoid preventable hospitalizations. To meet this goal, Regional One Health is focusing on creating convenient health services in an outpatient setting. “We are creating an innovative model for providing access to a modern and convenient healthcare campus where you not only go for your primary care but your specialty care, too,” says Reginald W. Coopwood, MD, president and CEO of Regional One Health. “To be able to take our world-class expertise and offer services into another geographical location will greatly benefit Memphis as we introduce a different model for delivery of outpatient services.”

aint Francis Hospital-Memphis was host to a team of Mid-South vision specialists who successfully implanted a mini telescope in the eye of a patient with end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The patient, 74-year-old Peggy Ryan, was the first patient in Tennessee to receive this revolutionary device since it received FDA approval. It was surgically implanted by Saint Francis Hospital-affiliated ophthalmologist Subba Gollamudi, MD, with a medical team that included Cynthia Heard, OD, and Orli Weisser Pike, OT. Approximately 500 patients around the country have received the telescope implant, and the Memphis team is one of 100 teams nationwide to offer the procedure. The first-of-its-kind telescope implant is FDA approved for patients age 65 and older, and is currently the only surgical option that improves visual acuity by reducing the impact of the central vision blind spot caused by end-stage AMD. “This telescope technology can com-

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Proton Therapy at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


he first proton therapy center in the world dedicated solely to children with cancer can be found at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The $90 million center is sponsored by Red Frog Events. Patients are now being treated at the center using precisely delivered, high-energy particles called protons to kill or shrink tumors while minimizing damage to healthy tissue and organs. For patients with brain tumors and certain other cancers, research suggests proton beam therapy may be more effective than conventional radiation at preventing the growth and spread of tumors while reducing the risk of treatment-related side effects. The center includes the linear accelerator, a synchrotron, a three-story rotating gantry, powerful magnets, and other

The Danny Thomas/ALSAC Pavilion at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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here are a host of schools available to families in Shelby County. From public to private, charter to magnet, even the communities in our surrounding suburbs run municipal school districts. It may take time, but with a little research, you’ll find the school that fits your family’s needs. Read about those options here, then go online to the Memphis School Guide (, a website developed to help parents more closely examine the school landscape. There you’ll find a link under each section with additional school profiles and data. Editor’s Note: Copy written by Ginger Spickler, founder, Memphis School Guide.

PUBLIC TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS All students in Shelby County are zoned to a neighborhood public school. Public schools are tuition-free and follow state-established guidelines for standards, safety, and evaluation. Shelby County has eight separate school districts, each governed by its own school board. Start your search with your neighborhood school and learn about its offerings. Once you have that information, you’ll have a basis of comparison as you continue your search. Know that if you choose a school other than your neighborhood school, you will need to go through the school district’s transfer process. PUBLIC OPTIONAL SCHOOLS Optional Schools, which are all part of the Shelby County Schools district (SCS), offer a somewhat more specialized education (similar to “magnet” schools in other cities), though not all optional schools have academic requirements. In some optional schools, all classes are considered optional, while others operate as a “school within a school,” featuring some optional and some traditional classrooms in each grade level.

PUBLIC IZONE SCHOOLS Innovation Zone (iZone) Schools are a subset of public schools (all are in the SCS district) that operate with more resources and more autonomy from the district than traditional public schools. Administrators at the school level are given more freedom over staffing, budgets, programs, and schedules (iZone schools typically have a longer school day). They may experiment with innovative teaching or technology-usage methods. NOTE: While these schools got to the iZone for being on the state’s Priority List of schools in the bottom 5 percent for student achievement, many schools in the iZone have enjoyed strong test-score growth since their turnarounds, so pay more attention to these schools’ growth scores than achievement scores. CHARTER SCHOOLS Charter schools are public schools (tuition-free) but operate more independently from the school district than traditional public schools do, particularly in regard to curriculum or the hiring of staff (teachers are required to be state-certified). All charters operating in Tennessee are not-for-profit. Some charters are single-site schools, while others are part of a larger charter management organization (CMO) that may operate multiple schools. A U G U S T 2 0 1 6 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • 117

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS Private schools are not funded by the state and must fund operations by charging tuition, though many private schools offer some form of financial aid. Schools are typically run by an independent body (a school board, the Catholic Diocese, etc.), and as they are exempt from state oversight and mandated testing, faculty have the freedom to choose their own standards and educational approach. While the majority of private schools in Memphis have a religious affiliation, there are also a number of non-religious schools focusing on a wide variety of methodologies and approaches. The Memphis Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) and the Catholic Diocese of Memphis represent the majority of private schools in Memphis. When weighing whether your family can afford a private school, you’ll want to ask about all the associated costs. In addition to tuition, most private schools charge fees for books, activities, technology, meals, etc. However, some private schools were designed specifically with low-income families in mind, and these may be a great choice if you qualify. Many private schools also have a birthday cut-off date that is earlier than that of public schools, some as early as June 1. Check school websites for details. MUNICIPALITY SCHOOL SYSTEMS A number of communities in Shelby County manage their own school systems. If you live in Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland, or Millington, you can opt to attend one of these schools. Go to the town’s website for details. ARLINGTON BARTLETT COLLIERVILLE GERMANTOWN LAKELAND MILLINGTON


In Shelby County, all charters have been authorized by either SCS or the Achievement School District (ASD). For more frequently asked questions about charter schools, visit the Tennessee Charter School Center at SCS charter schools do not draw from attendance zones — if you are interested in applying for your child, you must apply directly to the school. If there are more applicants than spaces available, a lottery is used to determine who will get a spot. Most ASD schools (including the charters) do have attendance zones, and priority is given to students living within that zone. However, eligibility has opened up.



helby County Schools (SCS) is the largest public school system in Tennessee and among the 25 largest systems in the nation. The system also oversees optional, charter, and iZone schools under their umbrella. Optional and charter schools are listed here; go to to learn more detailed information about each school. SCHOOL REGISTRATION If your child is attending a Shelby County School for the 2016-2017 school year, you will need to register online. The registration process is offered in both English and Spanish. NOTE: Parents must have an active email account in order to register via computer or smartphone. Parents can also register online for their child’s zoned school or an approved transfer location. If your child is a new student who has attended an out-of-state or non-public school, you will create a new account and complete the online registration process. Documents required include: a Tennessee Department of Health Immunization Certificate with proof of a physical, two proofs of residence, and the student’s social security card. If your child is a returning student, you will receive a Snapcode via email. You will use the Snapcode to begin the registration process. Certain documents (proof of residence and immunization records) will also need to be uploaded or brought to your child’s school for the registration process to be complete. Online Registration: !1 First day of school is Monday, August 8th. !1 Go to for up-to-date news and information.



ptional schools offer a world of choices to students. SCS has two optional programs: 33 schools use the school-within-a-school approach (optional program and traditional classes), 15 schools are optional only (all students participate in the program). In the following profiles, optional programs are described, and optional-only schools are designated with an asterisk (*).

*Balmoral Ridgeway Elementary School 5905 Grosvenor Avenue, 38119 • 416-2128 Grades: 1-5 • International Baccalaureate (IB) World School Primary Years Programme. Balmoral Ridgeway teaches students to be critical thinkers with a worldwide perspective. Bellevue Middle School 575 S. Bellevue Boulevard, 38104 • 416-4488 Grades: 6-8 • The Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program emphasizes the liberal arts with a focus on honors language arts/English, mathematics, and sciences. Arts and music electives offered. Bolton High School 7323 Brunswick Road, 38002 • 416-1435 Grades: 9-12 • or boltonhighib The International Baccalauareate Diploma Programme provides an academically rigorous curriculum that emphasizes international awareness and interdisciplinary learning. Automotive Tech and Information Tech programs prepare students for college and careers. Dr. William Herbert Brewster Elementary 2605 Sam Cooper Boulevard, 38112 • 416-7150 Grades 1-5 • The Enriched Academics-M.A.S.T. program emphasizes accelerated learning in math, art, science, and technology. State-of-the-art technology includes a visual-arts room and interactive science lab. Brownsville Road Elementary School 5292 Banbury, 38135 • 416-4300 Grades: 1-5 • The Enriched Academics/International Studies program

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When learning begins at Hutchison, there is no limit to where a girl can go. Values, leadership development, and commitment to service are at the very heart of learning. Outstanding academics, competitive athletics, and a wide array of arts programs open worlds of opportunity. World-class teachers cultivate young women with a passion for achievement and the confidence to think for themselves. Graduates develop the resilience to meet life’s challenges and the determination to realize their dreams. Discover the strength of a Hutchison education. Call 901.762.6672 to schedule your personal tour. Hutchison welcomes qualified students regardless of race, religion, or ethnic origin. 1740 Ridgeway Road | Memphis, TN 38119 | 901.762.6672 | PreK-12 |

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provides students with advanced multicultural educational opportunities. Each grade concentrates on the customs, cultures, and languages of a country. *Carnes Elementary School 943 J.W. Williams Lane, 38105 • 416-3206 Grades: 1-5 • The Environmental Science program encourages students to become environmental explorers by integrating science into the core curriculum. Outdoor classroom, lab experiences, and field trips. Central High School 306 S. Bellevue Boulevard, 38104 • 416-4500 Grades: 9-12 • The College Preparatory program offers academics for college-bound students and includes honors-level and AP courses in all subjects. Central also offers an outstanding arts program. Colonial Middle School 1370 Colonial Road, 38117 • 416-8980 Grades: 6-8 • Arts and Academics. The Creative and Performing Arts program focuses on art, music, band, drama, creative writing, and dance. The Enriched Academics provides challenging courses in language arts, math, science, and social studies. *Cordova Elementary School 750 Sanga Road, 38018 • 416-1700 Grades: 1-5 • elementary Enriched Academics accelerates the learning environment through hands-on teaching and learning strategies, the use of supplemental books, visiting artists, and technology programs like Edmodo, a monitored social network for students, parents, and teachers. *Cordova Middle School 900 Sanga Road, 38018 • 416-2189 Grades: 6-8 • Computer and Environmental Sciences provides students with a range of educational opportunities to solve real-world problems through inquiry-based, hands-on learning. Students are well-prepared for college prep high school programs. Craigmont High School 3333 Covington Pike, 38128 • 416-4312 Grades: 9-12 • The College Preparatory for International Studies program focuses on social studies, language arts, and world languages. Students examine issues of international scope, and collaborations with civic organizations like Memphis in May expose teens to the international scene. Craigmont Middle School 3455 Covington Pike, 38128 • 416-7780 Grades: 6-8 • The Enriched Academics/International Studies prepares students to live and work in an increasingly global society. Builds an understanding of world cultures via a concentration on languages and social studies, international activities, and literacy. *Cummings School 1037 Cummings, 38106 • 416-7810 Grades: 1-8 • Developing Masterful Mathematical Minds (DM³) offers students a world-class education with an emphasis on mathematics woven across the curriculm. Cummings is a laboratory school for LeMoyne-Owen College’s Department of Education. *Delano Elementary 1716 Delano, 38127 • 416-3932 Grades: 1-5 • The Computer/Technology program aids students in developing critical thinking, reading, writing, and math skills. Students use computer technology, digital cameras, and closed-circuit TV.

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*Double Tree Elementary School 4560 Double Tree, 38109 • 416-8144 Grades: K-5 • As a modified Montessori/Technology school, Double Tree offers learning via hands-on, self-correcting materials in individualized work for grades K-3. Grades four and five use computer labs and mobile laptops. Douglass High School 3200 Mt. Olive Road, 38108 • 416-0990 Grades: 9-12 • The Public Service and Communication Arts program prepares students to become global leaders and communicators who support community grassroots efforts. *Douglass School 1650 Ash Street, 38108 • 416-5946 Grades: *K-5, 6-8 • The Chess and Public Service programs offer students enrichment opportunities interwoven through the curriculum. Problem-solving assignments encourage hard work, perseverance, and creativity. Downtown Elementary School 10 North Fourth Street, 38103 • 416-8400 Grades: 1-5 • The Enriched Academics/Social Studies program provides enrichment in basic courses with an emphasis on social studies. Field trips to historical and cultural sites downtown are part of every child’s learning experience. East High School 3206 Poplar Avenue, 38111 • 416-6160 Grades: 9-12 • The College Preparatory for Engineering program is designed for students who want to pursue careers in engineering. Top colleges recruit East High graduates. *John P. Freeman Optional School 5250 Tulane Road, 38109 • 416-3156 Grades: 1-8 • The Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program is designed to stimulate creativity and develop critical thinking skills. Freeman is SCS’s only totally optional school for grades 1-8. Germantown Elementary School 2730 Cross Country Drive, 38138 • 416-0945 Grades: 1-5 • The Enriched Academics/International Studies program provides problem- and project-based learning and multicultural activities. Students develop intellectual and social abilities to become creative problem-solvers. Germantown High School 7653 Old Poplar Pike, 38138 • 416-0955 Grades: 9-12 • or / germantownhighcapa Germantown’s International Baccalaureate and College Preparatory/Creative and Performing Arts programs garner national recognition for achievements in academics and the arts. Germantown Middle School 7925 C.D. Smith Road, 38138 • 416-0950 Grades: 6-8 • The Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program provides every student a wide range of challenging, educational opportunities. Students readily transition to the International Baccalaureate Programme at Germantown High School. Grahamwood Elementary School 3950 Summer Avenue, 38122 • 416-5952 Grades: 1-5 • The Enriched Academics program recognizes each child’s unique combination of talents and skills. Experienced faculty help provide successful learning opportunities at this competitive school. Havenview Middle School 1481 Hester Lane, 38116 • 416-3092 Grades: 6-8 • middle

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The Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) program offers an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons. *Idlewild Elementary School 1950 Linden Avenue, 38104 • 416-4566 Grades: K-5 • Idlewild’s well-rounded curriculum combines enriched science, technology, art, and music with academic excellence. Keystone Elementary School 4301 Old Allen Road, 38128 • 416-3924 Grades: 1-5 • ECO: Educating Children Through the Outdoors is the focus at Keystone, where enriched academics includes: CLUE, outdoor classroom gardens, pond, “grow rooms,” and amphitheatre, science and computer labs, and weekly classes in art, music, and P.E. Kingsbury High School 1270 N. Graham, 38122 • 416-6060 Grades: 9-12 • With its Global Health Studies: Applied Health Science and Health Science Policy program, graduates are well prepared for college or careers in the health care professions. *Oak Forest Elementary School 7440 Nonconnah View Cove, 38119 • 416-2257 Grades: 1-5 • With its International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme, students gain a world-class education with a global emphasis. Instruction includes Chinese, art, Orff music, and student leadership. Overton High School 1770 Lanier Lane, 38117 • 416-2136 Grades 9-12 • The Creative and Performing Arts program helps students develop talents through intense study in vocal and instrumental music, jazz, orchestra, dance, drama, and visual arts. Optional students are part of CAPA Academy and can take Honors and AP courses. Peabody Elementary School 2086 Young Avenue, 38104 • 416-4606 Grades: 1-5 • Enriched Academics/International Studies. Peabody is a multicultural mecca, incorporating international studies as a feature. Each grade studies a different country for indepth, global learning. Ridgeway High School 2009 Ridgeway Road, 38119 • 416-1802 Grades: 9-12 • As an International Baccalaureate World School (IB), Ridgeway offers a program of study recognized worldwide for its academic rigor and excellence. Ridgeway Middle School 6333 Quince, 38119 416-1588 Grades: 6-8 • The IB World School Middle Years Programme focuses on developing well-rounded, internationally minded students who are principled thinkers and risk-takers. Riverwood Elementary School 1330 Stern Lane, 38016 • 416-2310 Grades: 1-5 • The Environmental Science and Community Service program emphasizes building excellence through community consciousness. Teachers lead students in hands-on learning to solve real-world problems across the curriculum. *Rozelle Elementary School 993 Roland, 38114 416-4612 Grades: K-5 • Creative and Performing Arts. Instructors at Rozelle use the

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arts to teach academic subjects and develop individual skills. Sherwood Elementary School 1156 Robin Hood, 38111 • 416-4864 Grades: 1-5 • The Academic Enrichment Through Arts program requires students to read children’s classic literature, current books, and periodicals to develop problem-solving, listening, and writing skills. Involvement by Arts Memphis, Brooks Museum of Art, and Dixon Gallery and Gardens enriches the curriculum. *Maxine Smith STEAM Academy 750 E. Parkway South, 38104 • 416-4536 Grades: 6-8 • The Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) program provides challenging and inquiry-based experiences that prepare students to compete in the global workforce and develop innovative solutions to real-world problems. Snowden School 1870 N. Parkway, 38112 • 416-4621 Grades: 1-8 • Snowden’s Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program offers a challenging curriculum that stresses academics, creativity, and social development. Elementary offers an in-depth study in all core subjects plus Spanish and the arts. The Middle School program combines advanced academics with diverse exploratory course offerings. *Springdale-Memphis Magnet Elementary School 880 N. Hollywood Street, 38108 • 416-4883 Grades: 1-5 • Exploratory Learning provides an innovative environment that encourages real-world learning and science

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exploration. Arts and leadership development are also available. Treadwell Elementary School 3538 Given, 38122 416-6130 Grades: K-5 • The Dual Language Immersion program is a bilingual education in a culturally diverse environment. Groups of English-speaking students are paired with native speakers of another language to provide a unique foreign language immersion experience. *Vollentine Elementary School 1682 Vollintine, 38107 • 416-4632 Grades: K-55 • Science Exploration: Scholars Tackling Academic Rigor Scientifically (STARS) integrates differentiated instruction with science discovery. Cooperative learning groups, peerand cross-age tutoring, and a hands-on approach facilitate learning. Whitehaven Elementary School 4783 Elvis Presley Boulevard, 38116 • 416-7431 Grades: 1-5 • The Enriched Academics program focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The STEM curriculum is designed to build cooperative learning, creativity, and higher-level thinking skills. Whitehaven High School 4851 Elvis Presley Boulevard, 38116 • 416-3000 Grades: 9-12 • The College Preparatory/Business and Finance programs provide a broad scope of student opportunities ranging from a business/finance program emphasizing career preparation to AP classes designed to prepare students for college work.

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White Station High School 514 S. Perkins, 38117 • 416-8880 Grades: 9-12 • College Preparatory. Ranked on Newsweek’s list of top high schools in America, this optional program is designed to provide a broad liberal arts foundation for collegebound students in science, mathematics, medicine, law, education, business, computer science, and public/social service. College credits earned through AP courses. Grads accepted to competitive universities. White Station Middle School 5465 Mason, 38120 416-2184 Grades: 6-8 • The College Preparatory program provides academically enriched instruction in English, math, science, social studies, fine arts, and world languages in a state-of-theart facility. Willow Oaks Elementary School 4417 Willow, 38117 • 416-2196 Grades: 1-5 • The Enriched Academics Through the Arts and Technology program offers a curriculum that exceeds state performance standards in reading, math, science, social studies, computer technology, and the arts. Wooddale High School 5151 Scottsdale, 38118 • 416-2440 Grades: 9-12 • College Preparatory and Aviation/Travel and Tourism programs. Students follow a broad outline for a major in English, math, science, or social studies. The Aviation/ Travel and Tourism program is an integrated aeronautics curriculum that enhances the study of math, science, engineering, technology, and travel and tourism with emphasis on preparing students for post-secondary education or training in these fields.

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harter schools are public schools that operate independently from their school districts. Each school follows its own mission while adhering to state-required education standards.

Arrow Academy of Excellence 645 Semmes Street, 38111 • 207-1891 Grades: K-3

Aspire Coleman Elementary School 3210 Raleigh-Millington Road, 38128 • 567-7068 Grades: PK-7 ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS: * Aspire East International * Aspire Hanley Elementary 1 * Aspire Hanley Elementary 2

Aurora Collegiate Academy 3804 Given Avenue, 38122 • 249-4615 Grades: K-5

Circle of Success Learning Academy 867 South Parkway E., 38106 • 322-7978 Grades: K-5

City University School - Boys and Girls Preparatory 1475 East Shelby Drive, 38116 • 755-2219 Grades: 6-8 for boys & girls

City University - School of Liberal Arts 1550 Dunn Avenue, 38106 • 775-2219 Grades: 9-12 City University - School of Independence 1475 East Shelby Drive, 38116 Grades: 9 Cornerstone Prep - Lester Campus 320 Carpenter Street, 38112 • 416-3640 Grades: K-6

Cornerstone Prep - Denver Elementary 1940 Frayser, 38127 416-3640 Grades: PK-5

DuBois Consortium of Charter Schools ADDITIONAL SCHOOLS INCLUDE: • DuBois Elementary for Entrepreneurship • DuBois Elementary & Middle - Arts & Technology • DuBois High School - Art & Technology • DuBois Middle & High - Leadership & Public Policy

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Freedom Preparatory Academy Elementary & Middle School - Westwood 778 Parkrose Road, 38109 • 881-1149 / Achievement School District Grades: PK-5 & 6-8

Freedom Preparatory Academy - High School 5132 Jonetta Street, 38109 • 259-5959 Grades: 9-12

Gestalt Community Schools 3175 Lenox Park Boulevard #410, 38115 • 213-5161 Grades: K-12

Klondike Preparatory Academy 1250 Vollintine Road, 38107 Grades: K-5

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Humes Preparatory Academy 659 North Manassas, 38107 humes • Grades: 6-8

Power Center Academy Middle School 6120 Winchester, 38115 Grades: 6-8 Power Center Academy High School 5368 Mendenhall Mall, 38115 Grades: 9-12 KIPP: Memphis Collegiate Schools *ADDITIONAL SCHOOLS:

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Memphis Grizzlies Preparatory 168 Jefferson Street, 38103 • 474-0955 Grades: 6-8

Memphis RISE Academy 5050 Poplar Avenue, Suite 1714, 38157 • 303-9590 Grades: 6-12

Memphis School of Excellence 4450 South Mendenhall Road, Suite #1, 38141 • 367-7814 Grades: 6-12

New Consortium of Law and Business 110 N. Court Avenue, 38103• 214-5298 Second campus: 6165 Stage Road, 38134 Grades: 6-12

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Memphis Academy of Health Sciences - Middle School 3608 Hawkins Mill Road, 38108 • 213-4123 Grades: 6-8 Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering 1254 Jefferson Avenue, 38104 • 333-1580 Grades: 6-12 Memphis Business Academy Elementary School 2450 Frayser Boulevard, 38127 • 353-1475 Grades: K-5 Memphis Business Academy Middle & High School 3306 Overton Crossing, 38127 • 357-2708 (m), 357-8680 (h) Grades: 6-12 Memphis College Prep Elementary School 278 Greenlaw Avenue, 38105 • 620-6475 Grades: K-4

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Omni Prep Academy - North Pointe Elementary School 111 South Highland #263, 38111 • 828-4912 Grades: K-3

Second campus Omni Prep Academy - North Pointe Lower School 111 South Highland, 38111 828-4912 Grades: 5-8

Pathways in Education 3156 N. Thomas Street, 38127 • 353-4999 Grades: 7-12

Promise Academy 1346 Bryan Street, 38108 • 324-4456 Grades: K-5

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Southern Avenue Charter Elementary School 2221 Democrat Road, 38132 • 743-7335 southernavenue Grades: K-5

Soulsville Charter School 115 College Street, 38106 • 261-6366 Grades: 6-12

Southern Avenue Charter Middle School 2185 Democrat Road, 38132 • 433-9356 Grades: 6-8 S.T.A.R. Academy 3260 James Road, 38128 • 387-5050 Grades: K-5

Veritas College Preparatory Charter School 690 Mississippi Boulevard, 38126 • 526-1900 Grades: 5-8

Vision Preparatory Charter School 3750 Millbranch Road, 38116 • 651-7832

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host of independent schools provide families with a wide range of educational choices. Special needs schools are here, too.

Bornblum Jewish Community School 6641 Humphreys Boulevard, 38120 • 747-2665 Student body: co-ed Grades: K-8 Tuition: $6,500-$9,500 Enrollment: 102 Religious affiliation: Jewish

Briarcrest Christian Schools 76 S. Houston Levee, Eads, 38028 • 765-4600 Student body: co-ed Grades: 2 yrs.-12 Tuition: $5,795-$14,695 Enrollment: 1,654 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian *ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS: 6000 Briarcrest Avenue • 765-4600 Grades: 2 yrs.-grade 5

Christ Methodist Day School 411 S. Grove Park, 38117 • 683-6873 Student body: co-ed Grades: 2K-6 Tuition: $2,250-$12,250 Enrollment: 425 Religious affiliation: Christian


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Christ the King Lutheran School 5296 Park Avenue, 38119 • 682-8405 Student body: co-ed Grades: 18 mos.-8 Tuition: $6,500-$8,200 Enrollment: 265 Religious affiliation: Lutheran Special Ed classes: Plus, Discoveries

Christian Brothers High School 5900 Walnut Grove, 38120 • 261-4900 Student body: male Grades: 9-12 Tuition: $12,000 Enrollment: 880 Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic contin u ed on page 161

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Taking the first steps onto a college campus is a serious milestone. Along with a first real taste of independence from family, all the new friends, classes, professors, and experiences can shape the way a student will continue to grow and set him on the way toward a career path. College is a transition period, where kids can explore their various interests and learn valuable education and life skills that will pave a path toward adulthood. Success can be defined in a multitude of ways. More often than not, there’s a dollar sign attached to it. College graduates are more likely to find steady employment. In general, the higher the level of educational attainment, the higher the income. Take a look at the following infographic, which shows 2015 unemployment rates and median income for people (25 years and older) with varying levels of education.

WHY GO TO COLLEGE? The answer isn’t complicated. A college education is a long-term investment. As suggested by the graph below, the money you make is tied to your highest level of education. It should also go without saying that well-educated and experienced individuals will have easier times locating job opportunities than those without a degree.







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MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS IN 2014 $1,623 $1,730 $1,341

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In a city known for doing things our own way is a university that’s driven to do the same. At the University of Memphis, we think differently about education. We blur the outdated lines of academic pursuits and active ones. Each day at UofM brings more than new lectures and assignments. It brings new opportunities. Not just to learn, but to experience. To create, solve and build. To explore and express.

Our top UofM rankings* include our online MBA program (#23); audiology (#12) and speech-language programs (#15); rehabilitation counseling program (#17); rhetorical studies PhD program (Top 15 by National Communication Association) and the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law facility (#1 by preLaw magazine).


Here, an education isn’t something you get. It’s something you do.

The UofM boasts the lowest campus incident rate in Tennessee—almost 40% lower than any of the state’s ten largest schools, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Police officers patrol by car, bike and foot 24/7. There are over 600 campus security cameras and strategicallyplaced outdoor emergency phones. Mass emails, Tiger Texts and an outdoor loudspeaker system warn the campus of severe weather or other emergencies.


Our internship program is among the nation’s Top 10.* With the entire city of Memphis doubling as a classroom, you'll have the chance to make realworld contributions in Fortune 500 offices, art galleries, community programs and research labs all across the Memphis area.

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As a metropolitan research University, the UofM strives to form partnerships with business, government and community organizations that foster learning for our students, provide support for our faculty and positively impact the quality of life in the greater Memphis community. With six Centers of Excellence, we are also home to the FedEx Institute of Technology, which is elevating the way the world innovates.

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PREPARING FOR COLLEGE It’s never too early to start!

Kids in elementary school are always throwing out the names of professions that interest them: a fireman, a doctor, a policeman, an astronaut. But before you know it, the end of high school is in sight, and it’s best to be prepared for anything. Parents need to take the initiative early on. It’s crucial to help your children develop an interest in reading and learning at a young age. Keep an eye on your child’s progress in school and be firm about the importance of maintaining good grades and attendance records. After all, being present and punctual is an excellent habit to develop for both one’s personal and professional lives. While there are a decent number of scholarships and financial aid options available to most students, there is never any guarantee. Start a college savings fund for your child as early as possible. Once your child hits middle school, it’s time to begin actively preparing for college. On the following pages are preparedness checklists for both students and parents, from junior high through high school, provided by the Federal Student Aid office of the U.S. Department of Education.


Junior high school is a time for feeling out skills and interests. Becoming involved in extracurricular school or community activities can help with that. Students are encouraged to develop strong study habits and test-taking adeptness. Parents should maintain in-depth communication with their child and his or her teachers, while actively saving for the child’s education. Students: • Think about college as an important part of your future. Discuss your thoughts and ideas with family and with people at school. • Take challenging and interesting classes to prepare for high school. • Ask your parent or guardian to help you research which high schools or special programs will most benefit your interests. • Develop strong study habits. • Do your best in school and on standardized tests. If you are having difficulty, don’t give up — get help from a teacher, tutor, or mentor. • Become involved in school- or community-based activities that let you explore your interests and learn new things. • Speak with adults, such as your teacher, school counselor, or librarian, relatives, or family friends who you think have interesting jobs. Ask them, “What do you like about your job?” and “What education did you need for your job?” Parents: • Use FAFSA4caster (at to find out how much federal student aid your child might receive. This information will help you plan ahead. • Continue saving for your child’s college education. • Talk to your child about his or her interests and help match those interests with a college major and career. • Help your child develop good study habits, such as studying at the same time and place every day and having the necessary materials to complete assignments. • Stay in contact with your child’s teachers and counselor, so they can let you know about any changes in your child’s behavior or schoolwork. • Keep an eye on your child’s grades on his or her tests and report cards, and help him or her find tutoring assistance, if necessary. 6

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• Encourage your child to take advanced placement or other challenging classes. It’s time to get serious about planning for college if you haven’t already. Students should be diligent • Add to your child’s college savings account regularly and make sure you are fully aware of with their schoolwork and grades, as maintaining the provisions of the account. a high grade point average (GPA) during this time will increase the chances for scholarships. Ask about taking more challenging courses and start 10TH GRADE actively searching for the college you’d like to Students: attend. This will be a time for taking college- • Meet with your school counselor or mentor to required standardized tests, applying for discuss colleges and their requirements. admission to colleges that interest you, and • Consider taking a practice Preliminary SAT/ applying for any and all available scholarships. National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test Parents should encourage their children to (PSAT/NMSQT) or the PLAN exam. explore their academic and extracurricular • Plan to use your summer wisely: work, volunteer, interests while taking on new responsibilities or take a summer course (away or at a local outside of school. college). • Go to career information events to get a more 9TH GRADE detailed look at career options. Students: • Research majors that might be a good fit with • Take challenging classes in core academic your interests and goals. subjects. Most colleges require four years of English, at least three years of social studies Parents: (history, civics, geography, economics, etc.), • Find out whether your child’s school has three years of mathematics, and three years of college nights or financial aid nights. Plan to science, and many require two years of a attend those events with your child. foreign language. Round out your course load • Help your child develop independence by with classes in computer science and the arts. encouraging him or her to take responsibility • Begin saving for college if you haven’t already. for balancing homework with any other • Get involved in school- or community-based activities or a part-time job. activities that interest you or let you explore c a re e r i n te re sts . Co n si d e r wo r ki n g, 11TH GRADE volunteering, and/or participating in academic Students: enrichment programs, summer workshops, and All Year camps with specialty focuses such as music, • Explore careers and their earning potential in arts, or science. Remember — it’s quality (not the Occupational Outlook Handbook (bls. quantity) that counts. gov/ooh). Or, for a fun interactive tool, try the • Ask your guidance counselor or teachers what U.S. Department of Labor’s career search at advanced placement courses are available, whether you are eligible, and how to enroll in • Go to college fairs and college-preparation them. presentations by college representatives. • Start a list of your awards, honors, paid and Fall volunteer work, and extracurricular activities. • Take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Update it throughout high school. Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). You must take the test in 11th grade to qualify Parents: for scholarships and programs associated • Talk to your child about college plans as if he with the National Merit Scholarship Program. or she will definitely go to college. Spring • Keep an eye on your child’s study habits and • Register for and take exams for college grades — stay involved. admission. The standardized tests that many

colleges require are the SAT, the SAT Subject Tests, and the ACT. Check with the colleges you are interested in to see what tests they require. • Use the U.S. Department of Labor’s scholarship search ( to find scholarships for which you might want to apply. Some deadlines fall as early as the summer between 11th and 12th grades, so prepare now to submit applications soon. SUMMER BEFORE 12TH GRADE Students: • Narrow down the list of colleges you are considering attending. If you can, visit the schools that interest you. • Contact colleges to request information and applications for admission. Ask about financial aid, admission requirements, and deadlines. • Decide whether you are going to apply under a particular college’s early decision or early action program. Be sure to learn about the program deadlines and requirements. • Use the FAFSA4caster financial aid estimator and compare the results to the actual costs at the colleges to which you will apply. To supplement any aid FAFSA4caster estimates you might receive, be sure to apply for scholarships. Your goal is to minimize the amount of loan funds you borrow. Parents: • Take a look at your financial situation and be sure you’re on the right track to pay for college. • Talk to your child about the schools he or she is considering. Ask why those schools appeal to your child and help him or her clarify goals and priorities. • Attend college fairs with your child but don’t take over the conversation with the college representatives. Just listen and let your child do the talking. • Take your child to visit college campuses, preferably when classes are in session. • Make sure your child is looking into or already has applied for scholarships. • Ask your employer whether scholarships are available for employees’ children.


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12TH GRADE Students: All Year • Work hard all year — second-semester grades can affect scholarship eligibility. • Stay involved in after-school activities and seek leadership roles if possible.

application online is faster and easier. You should submit your FAFSA by the earliest financial aid deadline of the schools to which you are applying, usually by early February. • After you submit the FAFSA, you should receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) within three days to three weeks. Quickly make any necessary corrections and submit them to the FAFSA processor. • Complete any last scholarship applications.

Fall • Meet with your school counselor to make sure you are on track to graduate and fulfill college Spring admission requirements. • If you haven’t done so already, register for and • Visit colleges that have invited you to enroll. take the standardized tests required for • Review your college acceptances and compare the colleges’ financial aid offers. college admission. Check with the colleges you are interested in to see what tests they • Contact a school’s financial aid office if you have questions about the aid that school has require. offered you. In fact, getting to know your • Apply to the colleges you have chosen. financial aid staff early is a good idea no Prepare your applications carefully. Follow the matter what — they can tell you about instructions and pay close attention to deadlines, other aid for which you might wish deadlines. to apply, and important paperwork you might • Well before your application deadlines, ask need to submit. your counselor and teachers to submit required docu ments (e.g., transcript, letters of • When you decide which school you want to attend, notify that school of your commitment recommendation) to the colleges to which and submit any required financial deposit. you’re applying. Many schools require this notification and deposit by May 1st. Winter • Encourage your parent(s) to complete income tax forms early. If your parent(s) has (have) not Parents: completed tax forms, you can provide Work with your child on filling out the FAFSA. estimated information on your federal student aid application, but remember to make any Further checklist items and additional college preparedness information can be found necessary changes later. • As soon as possible after January 1st, at complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), along with any other financial aid applications your school(s) of choice may require. You can complete the FAFSA online or on paper, but completing the

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While these majors offer significant wages for new college graduates, data released in May 2015 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show Your chosen field of study generally determines your future career path. occupations in the medical field as the most lucrative jobs in the United Though it is an important decision, it’s not one to be rushed. Take time in high States. Following are the top five jobs and their annual mean incomes: school and early college to explore new and different classes, even classes that don’t seem interesting at first, and get to know your passions and skill Anesthesiologists: $258,100 sets before declaring a major. Use this as a period of discovery and choose Surgeons: $247,520 a class or two each semester in a discipline or department you don’t know Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: $233,000 much about. Branching out early on might help you come to a decision Obstetricians and Gynecologists: $222,400 Orthodontists: $221,390 sooner. Of course, it’s not a bad idea to consider the job market and earning potential when choosing a major. A study released earlier this year by the Other top-paying medical professions include dentists, pharmacists, National Association of Colleges and Employers showed which majors led podiatrists, optometrists, nurse practitioners, prosthodontists, and pediatricians. to the highest entry-level salaries right out of college. Take every factor into consideration when choosing a major.


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It is also important to complete the FAFSA if the student is planning to attend a college in the state of Tennessee, as the FAFSA form determines eligibility for the Hope Scholarship.


When should students begin the college process? What advice Memphis: What types of things should students do to prepare would you give them on selecting the appropriate college? for college? The college process begins the moment a student enters high school. Why? Because Smith: That’s sometimes easier said than done. My advice for students is to his or her courses from freshman year forward count toward an admission decision. prepare for college early. Remember that most colleges are making an admission So, beginning in that freshman year, students are crafting their resume, per se, for a decision based on what a student has accomplished from the freshman year to the smooth college process — this includes the courses taken, their academic rigor, and end of the junior year. That said, don’t flounder in the senior year. Although most any extracurricular activities. The actual process of making a college list and admission decisions are released before grades in the senior year are complete, applying to college should take place in the junior year, particularly during the admissions officers do review those grades and course selections for accuracy. second semester. Students and parents should begin making a list of prospective Students should plan to increase their grade point average each year, which is a schools, visiting the various schools and checking off things they like or, more clear indication that they can handle college-level work and are committed to importantly, things they don’t like, to help guide them toward a nice workable list academic performance. Although a downward trend may not prevent a student that should include what I like to call “reach, possible, and likely” schools. from gaining admission, it will give an admissions officer pause and encourage Students will know the moment they step foot on campus, even before the tour, more background information. if a school is the “right fit” for them. Be sure to take notes because after visiting a I also encourage students to involve themselves in a plethora of extracurricular variety of different schools — big, small, liberal arts, religiously affiliated, etc. — activities throughout high school. However, as they move through the high school they all begin to look and sound the same. Keeping good notes will help you to ranks, junior and senior years, try to hold more of a leadership position in one or two remember, later, your likes and dislikes. of those activities. This indicates to colleges that you have leadership skills and can balance academics and extras with aplomb. What advice would you give students on choosing a major? Tough question! Students need to search for that area of study that excites them. I’m What are the benefits of filling out the FAFSA? reminded of a quotation from poet and author Rainer Maria Rilke: “If, when you The FAFSA or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid determines how much wake up in the morning, you can think of nothing but writing . . . then you are a writer.” financial assistance a school or schools will provide a family. It is imperative that This holds true for areas of interest, too. Students should contemplate what moves students and parents complete the FAFSA even if they feel they don’t qualify for them and gives them that sense of joy and, more importantly, what they are good at. financial assistance — you never know what could happen, and a family’s situation Once they have narrowed down those areas of interest, they should talk with a could change mid-year. More importantly, with the change to PPY or Prior-Prior Year, college counselor or teacher about possible careers in those particular areas. It’s families are able to use two previous years’ tax information to determine financial a good idea to have some sort of idea of a major prior to college but don’t feel too eligibility. This will give financial aid offices a more accurate accounting of the married to that area, because statistics show students change their minds five times family’s circumstances and could result in a better EFC or Estimated Family before settling on a particular career path. Contribution.

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The Tennessee HOPE Scholarship offers additional funding for students statewide.

One of the most important things to consider when planning for college is how you’re going to finance it. Starting a continuing education fund or savings account early is ideal, but for those who haven’t been able to save up enough to cover it, there are a variety of options available. Many Tennessee residents attending eligible in-state institutions qualify for funds through the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program. The traditional HOPE Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who meet the minimum requirements. The need-based HOPE Aspire supplemental award is available to those whose adjusted gross income is $36,000 or less. The General Assembly Merit Scholarship (GAMS), also known as the HOPE Merit, is a merit-based supplemental award.

The traditional HOPE Scholarship is awarded to entering college freshman who meet the following requirements: • Apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at Applications must be received by September 1st for fall semester or February 1st for spring and summer semesters. • Have been a Tennessee resident for at least one year prior to application date. • Graduate from a Tennessee eligible high school. Exceptions may be granted to Tennessee residents who meet certain criteria, including those who graduate from high schools located in bordering out-of-state counties.

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EDUCATION contin u ed from page 128 Collegiate School of Memphis 3353 Faxon Avenue, 38122 • 591-8200

Student body: co-ed Grades: 6-12 Tuition: $10,000 Enrollment: 290 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

Evangelical Christian School - Main Campus 7600 Macon Road, 38018 • 754-7217

Additional Location: 1920 Forest Hill-Irene • 754-4420 Grades: jr.K-5 Fayette Academy 15090 Hwy 64, Somerville, 38068 • 465-3241 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-12 Tuition: $6,500 Enrollment: 600 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

First Assembly Christian School 8650 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova, 38018 • 458-5543 Student body: co-ed Grades: jr.K-12 Tuition: $4,718-$9,646 (resource extra) Enrollment: 790 Religious affiliation: interdenominational Christian

Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School 246 S. Belvedere, 38104 • 278-0200 Student body: co-ed Grades: 2 yrs.-8 Tuition: $2,800-$15,200 Enrollment: 550 Religious affiliation: Episcopal

Harding Academy of Memphis 1100 Cherry Road, 38117 767-4494 Student body: co-ed Grades: 18 mos.–Grade 12 Tuition: $9,695–$12,695 Enrollment: 945 Religious affiliation: Christian *ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS Cordova Lower School 8360 Macon Road, 38018 Grades: 18 mos.–Grade 6 East Memphis Lower School 1106 Colonial Road, 38117 Grades: 18 mos.–Grade 6

Hutchison School 1740 Ridgeway, 38119 • 761-2220

Student body: female Grades: Age 2-12th grade Tuition: $6,188-$20,108 Enrollment: 872 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

Immanuel Lutheran School 6319 Raleigh-LaGrange, 38134 • 388-0205 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK3-8 Tuition: $6,490-$6,710 Enrollment: 225 Religious affiliation: Lutheran

Lamplighter Montessori School 8563 Fay Road, 38018 • 751-2000 Student body: co-ed Grades: 18 mos.-8 Tuition: $9,525-$13,950


Student body: co-ed Grades: 6-12 Tuition: $$6,635-$16,150 Enrollment: 700-800 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

Enrollment: 120 Religious affiliation: nonsectarian

Lausanne Collegiate School 1381 W. Massey, 38120 • 474-1000 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-12 Tuition: $13,060-$20,790 Enrollment: 883 Religious affiliation: nonsectarian

Macon Road Baptist School 11015 Highway 64, Arlington, 38002 • 290-5555 Grades: K4-12 Tuition: $5,350-$6,500 Enrollment: 675 for all locations Religious affiliation: Baptist ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS: 9182 Highway 64, Lakeland, 38002 • 937-0766 Grades: K3-K5 3540 Tomlin Road, Oakland, 38060 • 465-3329 Grades: K3-2

Margolin Hebrew Academy - Feinstone Yeshiva of the South 390 S. White Station Road, 38117 • 682-2400

Student body: co-ed (preK3-8), female (Grade 9-12), male (Grade 9-12) Grades: preK-12 Tuition: $7,231-$19,170 Enrollment: 180 Religious affiliation: Jewish

Maria Montessori School 740 Harbor Bend Road, 38103 • 527-3444 Student body: co-ed Grades: 18 mos.-8 Tuition: $8,000-$10,000 Enrollment: 121 Religious affiliation: none

Marshall Academy 100 Academy Dr., Holly Springs, MS, 38635 • (662) 252-3449 Student body: co-ed Grades: K3-12 + preschool day care Tuition: $6,152-$6,660 Enrollment: 230 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

Memphis Junior Academy 50 N. Mendenhall, 38117 • 683-1061

Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-12 Tuition: $3,790-$8,780 Enrollment: 65 Religious affiliation: Seventh-day Adventist

Memphis University School 6191 Park, 38119 • 260-1300

Student body: male Grades: 7-12 Tuition: $19,950 Enrollment: 640 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

New Hope Christian Academy

3000 University Street, 38127 • 358-3183 Student body: co-ed Grades: 3 years- 6th grade Tuition: sliding scale based on income Enrollment: 411 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

Northpoint Christian School (formerly SBEC) 7400 Getwell, Southaven, MS, 38672 • (662) 349-3096 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK3-12 Tuition: $4,695-$9,675 Enrollment: 1,078 Religious affiliation: Christian

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Presbyterian Day School 4025 Poplar Avenue, 38111 • 842-4600 Student body: male Grades: Age 2-Grade 6 Tuition: $8,450-$18,860 Enrollment: 615 Religious affiliation: Presbyterian

Rossville Christian Academy 280 High Street, Rossville, 38066 • 853-0200 Student body: co-ed Grades: K4-12 Tuition: $5,980-$6,150 Enrollment: 320 Religious affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

St. Agnes Academy/St. Dominic School 4830 Walnut Grove Road, 38117 • 767-1356 Student body: St. Agnes, female; St. Dominic, male Grades: 2K-12 (girls); 2K-8 (boys) Tuition: $7,345-$16,700 Enrollment: 880 (combined) Religious affiliation: Catholic

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Memphis Campus 3749 Kimball Avenue, 38111 • 261-3920 Grades: PK-5 St. Mary’s Episcopal School 60 Perkins Extended, 38117 • 537-1405 Student body: female Grades: 2 yrs.-12 Tuition: $2,550-$19,850 Enrollment: 860 Religious affiliation: Episcopal

Tipton-Rosemark Academy 8696 Rosemark, Millington, 38053 • 829-6536 Student body: co-ed Grades: K3-12 Tuition: $4,808-$8,485 Enrollment: 650 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

Westminster Academy 2500 Ridgeway Road, 38119 • 380-9192 Student body: co-ed Grades: JK-12 Tuition: $7,165-$12,900 Enrollment: 295 Religious affiliation: reformed Christian

West Memphis Christian School 1600 N. Missouri Street, West Memphis, AR, 72301 Elementary Campus • (870) 735-0642 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-3rd Tuition: $4,900-$6,900 Enrollment: 200 Religious affiliation: Christian ADDITIONAL LOCATION: Middle School & High School 1101 N. Missouri Street • (870) 400-4000 Grades: 4-12

Woodland Presbyterian School 5217 Park, 38119 • 685-0976 Student body: co-ed Grades: age 2-grade 8 Tuition: $8,161-$13,370 Enrollment: 350 Religious affiliation: Presbyterian

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Bodine School 2432 Yester Oaks Drive, Germantown, 38139 • 754-1800 Serves students with dyslexia and dyslexia-related reading differences. Grades: 1-6 Tuition: $21,300 Financial aid: available Enrollment: 95 Religious affiliation: none

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Madonna Learning Center 7007 Poplar Avenue, Germantown, 38138 752-5767 Individualized educational services for special-needs children and adults. Students represent all disabilities, including Down syndrome, developmental and learning disabilities, sensory processing disorders, and other learning challenges. Ages: 5-30 Grades: flexible levels, ungraded classrooms Tuition: $12,700 Financial aid: available Enrollment: 65-70 Religious affiliation: none

Memphis Oral School for the Deaf 7901 Poplar Avenue, Germantown, 38138 758-2228

At Memphis Oral School, deaf children are listening and talking. Small class sizes, daily speech therapy, and on-site cochlear implant mapping and therapy work toward this early intervention program’s goal of mainstreaming children into regular education programs. Ages: 6 weeks- 6 years Tuition: sliding fee scale Financial aid: available Enrollment: 30 Religious affiliation: none

Phoenix School for Creative Learning 2404 Arthur Road, Germantown, 38138 • 757-4360

Phoenix offers individualized, arts-based learning for students with average or above-average I.Q., ADD/ADHD, highfunctioning autism, or other learning disabilities. Social skills therapy is part of the program. Grades: 1-12 Tuition: $10,000 Financial aid: limited Enrollment: 28 Religious affiliation: none

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Special, individualized instruction for students with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning disabilities. Individualized reading, math and phonics designed to build self-confidence and prepare students for traditional classroom learning. Curriculum including Spanish, music and karate. Grades: 2-8 (ungraded classrooms) Tuition: $8,500 Financial aid: limited Enrollment: 20 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

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hrough its department of education, CDOM administers 24 schools, serving approximately 7,549 students in pre-K through grade 12. Jubilee Schools provide an educational option for families in economically challenged neighborhoods. Those schools have Jubilee next to their name. To learn more about each school and tuition rates, go to or the individual school. Christian Brothers High School 5900 Walnut Grove Road, 38120 • 261-4900 Student body: male Grades: 9-12 Enrollment: 901


De La Salle Elementary at Blessed Sacrament *Jubilee School 2540 Hale Avenue, 38112 • 866-9084 Student body: co-ed Grades: K-8 Enrollment: 166

Holy Cross Catholic Preschool 1210 E. Wood Street, Paris, TN 38242 • (731) 642-4681 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-age 4 Enrollment: 25

Holy Rosary School 4841 Park Avenue, 38117 • 685-1231 Student body: co-ed Grades: K3-8 Enrollment: 449

Immaculate Conception Cathedral School 1669 Central Avenue (lower school), 38104 • 725-2710 1725 Central Avenue (upper school) • 725-2705 Student body: lower: co-ed; upper, female Grades: preK-12 Enrollment: 311 Incarnation School 360 Bray Station Road, Collierville, 38017 853-7804 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-8 Enrollment: 175

Memphis Catholic Middle & High School *Jubilee School 61 N. McLean Boulevard, 38104 • 276-1221 Student body: co-ed Grades: 7-12 Enrollment: 277

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Our Lady of Sorrows School *Jubilee School 3690 Thomas Street, 38127 • 358-7431 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK 3-8 Enrollment: 189

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Sacred Heart of Jesus High School 146 McClellan Road, Jackson, 38305 • (731) 660-4774 Student body: co-ed Grades: 9-12 Enrollment: 85


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St. Benedict at Auburndale High School 8250 Varnavas at Germantown Parkway, 38016 • 260-2840 Student body: co-ed


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St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School 2100 Germantown Parkway, 38016 • 388-7321 Student body: co-ed

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St. Joseph School *Jubilee School 3851 Neely Road, 38109 • 344-0021 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK 3-6 Enrollment: 181

St. Louis School 5192 Shady Grove Road, 38117 • 682-9692 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK3-8 Enrollment: 526

St. Michael Parish School 3880 Forrest Avenue (38122) • 323-2162 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-8 Enrollment: 165

St. Patrick School *Jubilee School 277 S. Fourth Street, 38126 • 521-3252

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Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-6 Enrollment: 124

St. Paul School 1425 E. Shelby Drive, 38116 • 346-0862 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK3-6 Enrollment: 198

St. Therese Little Flower Primary • Jubilee School 1666 Jackson Avenue, 38107 Student body: co-ed

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Peabody Rooftop Party

by bianca phillips


hether you’re seeking a swanky cocktail bar to entertain visitors, a low-lit wine bar for a romantic date, a grimy dive bar for a cheap beer and a rock show, a taproom offering craft beer, or a disco-pumping party playground to dance until the wee hours of the morning, Memphis’ bar and club scene has you covered. Here’s a list of our favorite bars, clubs, and taprooms (in alphabetical order). A-TAN — You’ve never had a drink like

the Flaming Volcano (unless, of course, you’ve already been to this University-area Asian joint and ordered one). This kitschy cocktail of rum, brandy, pineapple juice, orange juice, and almond syrup is served in the moat of a volcano-shaped glass, and in the volcano’s crater is a flaming shot of Bacardi 151. Order one to share, and while you’re at it, sample from A-Tan’s dual menus of Chinese and Japanese fare. 3445 Poplar, Suite 17, 452-4477 (Chinese side) or 458-8877 (Japanese side)

AGAVE MARIA — If tequila is your

jam, you’ve found nirvana. This Mexican restaurant and bar offers more than 100 varieties of agave spirits, many of which are high-end and hard to come by. There’s also a large selection of Mexican beers and hand-crafted cocktails to pair with Agave’s

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menu of tapas, tacos, and enchiladas. 83 Union, 341-2096 ALCHEMY — If alchemy were real,

it would certainly have life-changing potential. And while it’s doubtful you’ll find the elixir of immortality on the cocktail menu at this swanky Cooper-Young bar, the lovingly hand-crafted drinks there come darn close. Sit back on one of the lounge chairs and order the Memphis Takes Manhattan (your choice of whiskey or rye or bourbon with vermouth, bitters, and brandy-infused cherries). Alchemy also boasts a huge menu of premium bourbon and scotch. 940 S. Cooper, 726-4444

ALEX’S TAVERN — Life-chang-

ing moments are more likely to happen when you’re awake. And you can stay up and party until the wee hours of the morning at this north Midtown after-hours dive. The jukebox features some 5,000 songs to choose from, and the kitchen cranks out burgers and fries all night. 1445 Jackson, 278-9086


— The Blues Boy may have gone on to that great blues hall in the sky, but his spirit lives on at this Beale Street juke joint. The bar features live entertainment — mostly blues and soul acts — every night of the week, and it’s a must-visit for Memphis

tourists. Grab a seat on the indoor balcony that overlooks the stage and order a glass of wine and a platter of fried green tomatoes. 143 Beale, 524-KING BABALU TACOS & TAPAS

— Give us a spacious patio, a massive bowl of guacamole, a basket of house-made tortilla chips, and an ice-cold margarita, and we’re set for life. Or at least an hour or two. At Babalu in Overton Square, you can kick back and soak up the sun with gourmet tacos, made-at-the-table guac, and a menu of fancy Mexican-themed cocktails. 2115 Madison, 274-0100 BAR DKDC — You might never get a

chance to travel the globe. But a meal and cocktail from Bar DKDC in Cooper-Young may be the next best thing. This tiny bar offers a rotating menu of global street fare that changes every five weeks and live music that ranges from sweet soul to doowop. 964 S. Cooper, 272-0830

BAR LOUIE — Located on the hottest corner in Midtown, this Overton Square martini bar is perfect for people-watching. Its patio wraps around the corner of Madison and Cooper, so grab a seat and order a S’mores martini (made with vodka, chocolate liqueur, toasted marshmallow syrup, and a graham cracker-crusted rim). 2125 Madison, 207-1436

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— This downtown Prohibition-themed cocktail bar gives Memphians a chance to step back in time to the days of gangsters and gun molls. Order the Bootlegger’s Mule (moonshine, ginger beer, and simple syrup served in a Mason jar) for the most authentic experience. 119 S. Main, 417-8435 BOSCOS — If a drink is going to change your life, it has to be homemade. And the beer served at this Overton Square brewpub is made in-house. It’s even used to flavor the crust for their wood-fired pizzas. One sip of Boscos’ award-winning Flaming Stone Beer (a North American steinbier with notes of caramel) and a bite of the Germantown Purist pizza (barbecue chicken with smoked mozzarella) and you’ll never be the same. 2120 Madison, 432-2222 THE BRASS DOOR — If soccer is

your thing, you’ll find a home away from home at this lively Irish pub. It’s the official home of the Memphis Gooners, the local Arsenals fan club. Guinness is on tap, and Irish breakfast is served all day, every day. 152 Madison, 572-1813

BROOKHAVEN PUB & GRILL — Everyone needs a home base

bar, and that’s what Brookhaven is to so many East Memphians with a taste for sports and pub grub. Catch all the Grizz ac-

tion on multiple high-definition TVs. Order a plate of barbecue nachos and a bucket of brews to share with friends. It’s like home away from home. 695 Brookhaven Circle, 680-8118 THE BUCCANEER — You may think you’ve stumbled into the belly of a rustic boat, but never fear — you’re just inside The Bucc, as its loyal hipster patrons call it. This tiny bar features nautical décor, cheap PBR, and a roster of local and traveling musical acts that range from fledging punk bands to bluesy singer-songwriters. 1368 Monroe, 278-0909 CELTIC CROSSING — You may

never get a chance to travel to Ireland and kiss the Blarney Stone, but that’s okay because this Cooper-Young Irish pub is the next best thing. Owner D.J. Naylor hails from Ireland, so he offers an authentic experience with Guinness on tap, a menu of corned beef sliders and bangers and mash, and broadcasts of soccer games. The spacious, covered patio is second-tonone, and it’s heated in the winter. 903 S. Cooper, 274-5151

CLUB SPECTRUM — The city’s

only LGBT dance club caters to a mostly younger crowd of twentysomethings, so don’t bother showing up before midnight. That’s when the crowd pours in to watch

two nightly drag shows and dance the night away on Spectrum’s large dance floor. There’s a game room for those seeking a quieter evening, and there’s a public stage with a dance pole for anyone daring enough to show off their skills (but please leave the clothes on — Spectrum doesn’t allow stripping). 616 Marshall, 612-1911

they’re greeted with open arms. Owner Tami Montgomery remembers every face, so you’ll be a regular in no time. Weekend drag shows and karaoke nights attract standing-room-only crowds. To get the most booze for your dollar, check out the Thursday and Saturday night $5 beer busts. 1474 Madison, 725-8082

THE COVE — From the safety of Broad Avenue you can pretend to drink your hand-crafted cocktail aboard a pirate ship when you sit at the ship-shaped bar (complete with sails jutting out from the wall) at The Cove. This popular oyster bar caters to the hipster set and is best-known for its massive list of artisan cocktails. Since rum is the official drink of pirates, try the Hot Lips, a Bloody Mary made with rum. 2559 Broad, 730-0719

EVELYN & OLIVE — Order a Dark ’n’ Stormy, some jerk wings, and fish stew and be whisked away to the island of Jamaica at Evelyn & Olive. This casual Caribbean eatery offers authentic cuisine and hand-crafted Jamaican cocktails. Don't say we didn't warn you: The rum punch is strong, and one (or maybe two) is all you need. 630 Madison, 748-5422


just on the western edge of town, right before the old bridge crosses the Mississippi River, this no-frills dive bar serves up plenty of cold brews (including a nice selection of local craft beers) and a simple menu of burgers, po’boys, wings, fried pickles, and poutine. 855 Kentucky, 614-2309

DRU’S PLACE — If the bar on

Cheers were a gay bar, this would be it. Everyone knows everyone at Dru’s, and when a new person comes in the door,


— Get a taste of Memphis history in this dimly lit South Main dive. The building was opened as a pharmacy in the early 1900s. But it eventually became a nightclub/ brothel, where musicians who’d performed at the nearby Club Paradise would frequent for hook-ups. The old brothel rooms are still there, so Earnestine & Hazel’s patrons can have a cold one (and a greasy Soul Burger) with the wild ghosts of Memphis’ seedy past. Pop into the 5 Spot, the restaurant in the back of the bar, for a classier experience and hand-crafted cocktails. 84 East G.E. Patterson, 523-9754

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FLIGHT RESTAURANT & WINE BAR — Can’t decide on a glass

HIGH COTTON BREWING CO. — This local craft brewery prides

of wine? No problem. As the name of this upscale Downtown eatery implies, you can order a flight of wine by varietal and region. For example, the Wonders of the World flight features a Côtes du Rhône from France, a Chianti from Italy, and a Shiraz from Australia. And yes, it’s wonderful. 39 S. Main, 521-8005

itself on beers that pay homage to our Southern heritage. Stained wood beams give the Edge District taproom a rustic ambience, and the hand-crafted brews don’t disappoint. Fans of dark beers will love the full-bodied Scottish Ale, while the ESB (extra-special bitter) is a favorite of hop-lovers. 598 Monroe, 543-4444.

FLYING SAUCER — Choices, choices. You’ll have your share of them at this casual bar that boasts more than 200 beer options. Professional drinkers can have their ability to imbibe immortalized on a plate on the wall if they sample all the Flying Saucer has to offer. Now that’s something mom can be proud of! 130 Peabody Place, 523-7468; 1400 N. Germantown Pkwy., 755-5530


HI-TONE — This Crosstown live music venue is a Memphis institution, and punk rockers and metal heads flock here by the dozens. Local and touring musical acts — mostly from the aforementioned genres — play here several nights a week. But if death metal isn’t your thing, you can always sip your tall-boy PBR in the lounge side of the bar. 412-414 N. Cleveland, 278-8663.

King on Beale. No, not that king, silly. We’re talking about Memphis’ other king — the King of Wrasslin’. It’s the perfect place to throw back a few beers while noshing on some Memphis classics, like barbecue nachos, fresh fried pork rinds, and Lawler’s “famous” slamburger (a triple stack, allbeef burger with all the fixin’s). 159 Beale, 523-1940 LAFAYETTE’S MUSIC ROOM — Some 38 years after the

original Lafayette’s in Overton Square closed its doors, it reopened in the same location in 2014. The bar boasts quite a rich history, helping to launch the careers of musical greats Billy Joel, KISS, and Big Star, among others. In its second incarnation,

Lafayette’s has the potential to boost more careers. The music room hosts local and traveling musical acts every night of the week. 2119 Madison, 207-5097 LOCAL GASTROPUB — Forget standard bar food. Local’s two locations — one in Overton Square and one in the South Main Arts District — serve gourmet pub grub (think shoestring fries with gouda fondue and garlic aioli) alongside craft beers and unique cocktails. Local also offers craft beer and whiskey flights for those who just can’t decide. 95 S. Main, 473-9573; 2126 Madison, 725-1845 LOFLIN YARD — South End’s old Loflin Safe & Lock Co. has been transformed into a hip neighborhood bar with a massive, shaded patio, barrel-aged artisan cocktails, an on-site wine shop, and sandwiches made from meats prepared in a smokehouse out back. The Gayoso Bayou runs through the patio via a waterfall and small creek. 7 W. Carolina, 249-3046 MEMPHIS MADE BREWING — This seasonal craft brewery is

known for taking chances, and will try anything once. So head to its Cooper-Young taproom to sample some of the most distinctive craft beers in the city. Don’t be



surprised to find coffee stouts brewed with cacao nibs, saisons with notes of candied ginger, and Scottish ales brewed with smoky cherry wood malts. Some beers are only offered on limited release, so try them while you can. 768 S. Cooper, 207-5343 MIDTOWN CROSSING — Residents of the up-and-coming Crosstown neighborhood convene at this friendly neighborhood bar for lovingly prepared pizzas, broadcasts of the big game, spoken word, art shows, and live music. Grab a local brew and try The Artist Pizza (tomato jam, mozzarella and chevre, caramelized onions, and fresh arugula). 394 N. Watkins, 410-9330 MINGLEWOOD HALL — This

cavernous music hall is massive, so it tends to attract big-name musical acts from a span of genres — indie artists, rappers, EDM DJs, and ’90s alternative bands. Plus, Minglewood often plays host to nonprofit galas and even the occasional MMA fight. 555 Madison, 312-6058

MOLLIE FONTAINE LOUNGE — Tucked into the charming

Victorian Village neighborhood, this lounge is a favorite gathering place for the city’s LGBTQ set, although it’s not officially a gay

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The Lookout high atop the Bass Pro Pyramid.

bar. The bar is located inside a converted Victorian-era home, and its individual bedrooms, decorated with a mix of period antiques and 1960s kitsch furnishing, serve as lounging spaces. There’s live piano music in the parlor room. 679 Adams, 524-1886 MOLLY’S LA CASITA — Adobe-style décor and rustic charm transport patrons of this beloved Overton Square Tex-Mex joint to the border. The locally famous margaritas are made with a secret recipe, and they’ve attracted a legion of loyal regulars over the years. Menu items range from standard burritos and tacos to cheeseburgers and spicy chicken sandwiches. 2006 Madison, 726-1873 P&H CAFÉ — While we’re certain the

P&H has offered a life-altering experience to many, we can say for sure that filmmaker Craig Brewer’s life was changed at this Midtown watering hole. It’s there that he penned his first screenplay, aptly named The Poor & Hungry, and his career has never looked back. The P&H’s beloved owner Wanda Wilson, who passed away in January 2015, was always a patron of the arts, so her laidback dive bar has naturally attracted artists, actors, playwrights, and various eccentrics over the years. 1532 Madison, 726-0906

PAULA & RAIFORD’S DISCO — Who says disco’s dead? The poppy

glitter and glam of the late ’70s is very much alive inside this flashy discotheque. Memphis’ own “grandfather of disco” Robert Raiford — with his shiny cape and jerry curl — spins the oldies (and plenty of newer dance music) every weekend as his charismatic daughter Paula greets the crowd. Bring your dancing shoes and an appetite for 40-ounce beers. 14 S. Second, 521-2494 THE PUMPING STATION —

Once known as a hangout for gay men into the leather scene, this Crosstown-area bar now caters to the city’s entire LGBTQ community. The crowd still tends to be mostly male, but ladies are welcome. A treehouse built into the patio offers a unique hangout, and the new smoker’s lounge gives patrons a place to puff without annoying other customers. 1382 Poplar, 272-7600

RIVERFRONT BAR & GRILL — Have a drink on the banks

of the Mississippi River at this bar tucked inside Beale Street Landing. A spacious, covered patio offers stunning river views, so be sure to stop by just before sunset. The food menu features dressed-up Southern fare, and the bar serves local beers on tap

and a nice selection of wines. 251 Riverside, 528-3135 SLIDER INN — As the name implies, tiny burgers are the specialty at this motorcycle-themed bar, and they come in all varieties — buffalo chicken, blue cheese and onion, falafel, fried egg, even PB&J. Slider offers a nice selection of local and craft brews, which are best enjoyed on the large, covered patio. 2117 Peabody, 725-1155 TIN ROOF — Located in the heart of


— Deep in the heart of the Broad Avenue Arts District, the Bartosch brothers — Davin and Kellan — are always busy pumping out creative, inventive brews at Wiseacre. Visit their ultra-modern taproom for a taste of seasonal Belgian dubbels, barrel-aged imperial stouts, or fruity saisons. Or go with a classic Wiseacre standard — Tiny Bomb American pilsner or Ananda IPA. The taproom is open for tours on Saturdays. 2783 Broad, 888-7000

the Beale Street Entertainment District, this hip nightspot offers Southern hospitality, downhome eats (Southern staples, as well as tacos and quesadillas), country cocktails (try the Grit and Grind with moonshine, Peach schnapps, lemonade, Red Bull, and soda). Bonus: Tell the bartender to “bump your beer,” and they’ll trade out your pint for a 32-ounce draft for just $2 extra. 315 Beale, 527-9911


WILD BILL’S — This off-the-

way at this Overton Square lounge, where patrons can request covers to be performed by the bar’s rotating cast of local pianists. The classy joint is only the second such location in the country. The original Zebra Lounge opened in Chicago way back in 1929, making it that city’s second-oldest bar. 2114 Trimble Place, 249-8147 

beaten-path juke joint, tucked away in a shopping strip in north Midtown, is the stuff of legends. The dance floor is always kickin’ to the sweet sounds of Wild Bill’s house band, and the big beers (they only come in 40-ounce bottles) are dirt cheap at $5 a pop. 1580 Vollintine, 726-5473

Nothing goes better with a cold, craft brew than hot, greasy fries, and this Cooper-Young watering hole has the best fries in town (they’ve won awards!). The Sam-I-Am sandwich is a good choice too. The joint also has plenty of pool tables, occasional live music, and a fine selection of beers on draft. 2119 Young, 278-0034

ZEBRA LOUNGE — Have it your

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Chef Trevor Anderson works the pizza oven at Hog & Hominy.

by pamela denney | photographs by justin fox burks


very summer when I compile a list of favorite dishes for the City Guide, I’m reminded that memorable food is a conf luence of taste, place, and timing. Most years, one of the three inf luences sways my decision-making because of a food trend or a propensity towards certain restaurants. Last year, I leaned toward simple fare from the city’s leading chefs. In 2014, I was seafood crazy. At first, this year’s list seemed scattered with no guidepost, but then I remembered how I felt before eating

a tender brisket hoagie (famished by late afternoon) and a platter of round, buttery oysters (exhausted by a long drive to the Alabama coast). Like magic, the food transformed me, as did the rest of the dishes on the top-10 list. In fact, the impeccable timing of each pick was so memorable that I added runner-up dishes for every meal. The list follows, but don’t interpret the order as any kind of ranking. After all, a Popsicle dipped in chocolate on a blue-sky summer day can be as perfect as an elegant entrée at a birthday dinner.




he Puff Ball — an omniscient charred loaf that will make you wonder if the Mother of Dragons is coming to dinner — begins as pizza dough fermented five days so sugar and yeast can work their magic. Baked in the coolest part of the restaurant’s wood-burning oven, the dough ball puffs up like a blowfish, and roasted garlic oil, Maldon salt, and Parmesan add sheen and flavor. Poke the ball at the table and it deflates into a kind of pizza pita bread for scooping up dip made with whipped ricotta. “Chefs Andy and Mike like to keep the spread really seasonal,” explains general manager Nick Talarico. “Now it’s ricotta whipped with lemon and olive oil, and a salad of summer corn, chanterelles, peaches, and herbs.” Contender : Buttercrunch salad with Green Goddess dressing

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redit goes to photographer Justin Fox Burks for suggesting the Farmer’s Platter, a celebration of local produce and culinary technique from Chef Ryan Trimm. Served on a platter large enough for a Thanksgiving turkey, four vegetables (they change daily) line up like colorful swatches in a book of fabric samples. On a recent visit, the dishes could tempt the most ardent carnivore: roasted eggplant and red onions drizzled with carrot-top pesto; bi-colored corn elote cut off the cob; heirloom cherry tomatoes tossed with vinegar, olive oil, and Thai basil; and finally, the platter’s beauty queen — smoked beet pastrami garnished with goat cheese, pistachio gremolata, and skinny asparagus cut on the bias. Contender : Charcuterie with house-cured bacon, chorizo, and country pâté

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riginally served only on Wednesdays, wings and waffles now shape the daily menu’s core at HM Dessert Lounge, with mix-and-match options both sweet and savory. Chef Fran Mosley trilled off cake flavors to develop specialty waffles such as rum, maple bacon, and sweet potato, a customer favorite. Wings — so tender they need just a little tug to eat — marinate in special seasonings for flavors like spicy fried, Southern fried, and double-fried honey hot. There’s also smothered wings with brown gravy drizzled on top and served on the side for dipping. “Our secret is simple,” Mosley says. “We make the wings to order, flour right before we fry, and never keep anything under a light.” Contender : Alex’s special apple and peach cobbler with ice cream

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he tools chef Josh Steiner uses to prepare calamari on his kitchen’s wood-burning grill are deceptively simple: tongs and a well-used pan perforated with holes. The ingredients for the dish are simple too: tomatoes, squash, olive oil, roasted garlic, peppers — red, yellow, and green — fresh calamari sliced into rings, and Trapani sea salt (hand-harvested crystals from Sicily, a place that shapes Steiner’s cooking). Yet despite the calamari’s humble start, the finished dish is warm and cheerful, like a favorite uncle’s big-bear hug. Coupled with Rosemarie’s Sicilian Salad or fried olives stuffed with cheese, the dish is large enough to share, but so good you will hoard leftovers for a second meal at home. Contender : Cannoli garnished with an orange peel rose

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ood-looking and a little mysterious, Chocoflan is a popular dessert for birthdays in Mexico, where it is also called Impossible Cake. Here’s why: The cake defies baking logic. At the Sweet Cake Shoppe downtown, baker Jorge Acosta layers luscious caramel, cake batter, and flan made with seven eggs and a little Rompope (yum!) into a Bundt pan. When the cake goes into the oven, the flan is on top. When the cake comes out about an hour later, the flan — sweet and spongy — is on the bottom. Flip the pan and the luscious layer of flan is back on top. “They separate and switch places,” says co-owner José Martinez, laughing. “That’s the impossible part.” Contender : Lavender cupcake with purple florets

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t Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman’s flagship restaurant on Brookhaven Circle, it’s easy to get sidetracked by a marvelous pork chop or a Sazerac cocktail or two. But please, oh please, don’t skip the casonsei, a filled and folded pasta that hails from Bergamo in north central Italy. House-made and tortellini-like, casonsei is a sublime foray into seasonal eating. In cooler months, look for fillings like sunchoke, horseradish, and mascarpone cheese tossed in brown butter. For summer, mixtures lighten up, marrying beet, dill, spring onions, poppy seed, and sambal, a spicy condiment popular in Southeast Asia. Seasonal eating aside, casonsei turns pasta — as a side or entrée — into classy comfort food, rich but unpretentious. Contender : Mezza luna pasta shaped like crescent moons

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ne way to get hooked on Pigasus carnitas is to grab a market slice from the Rock ’n Dough Pizza truck. Another is to get to the Memphis Farmers Market early, before Jonathan Burlison runs out of this Mexican favorite translated as “little meats.” A hobbyist-turned-vendor, Burlison starts his carnitas with meat from Home Place Pastures Tamworth hogs; adds garlic, adobe sauce, and dried Mexican chilis; and confits the mixture at a commercial kitchen downtown. “On my way to work at St. Jude, I put them in the oven and when I walk out at five, I go turn the oven off,” Burlison says. “Then I chop it up and re-season with smoked paprika and other spices.” Contender : Smoked tofu


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n Chicago, barbecue maestro Ray Nolan fell hard for the city’s famed Italian beef hoagie dipped — bread and all — into its au jus. For his own stellar interpretation in Memphis, Nolan smokes beef brisket, tenderizes the meat with Miracle Flavor Enhancer (made with secret ingredients), and layers the meat and juices into a soft hoagie bun. Next comes slaw, a squirt of barbecue sauce, and giardiniera, a garden-inspired relish made with carrots, celery, onions, and green olives. “So now you have three or four flavors going into your mouth at the same time,” Nolan says. “I eat one every now and then to make sure it’s popping on all cylinders, and it always is.” Contender : Slab of barbecue ribs with fries

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andcrafted and natural, the Popsicle flavors at Mempops change regularly, depending on the availability of local produce and the creative whims of owner Chris Taylor. Happily, the coffee pop is a menu mainstay. The flavor starts with Sumatra beans from Reverb Coffee, a local micro-roaster. Next, the coffee is cold-brewed overnight and then strained twice: first through fine mesh and then through paper. Finally, dulce de leche transforms the coffee into a creamy and dreamy treat. “We make the dulce fresh, and then combine it with the coffee, half and half,” Taylor explains. A dip in chocolate — available for an extra dollar — accentuates the hint of caramel that occurs naturally in the coffee beans. Contender : Hibiscus lemonade pop

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hen Johnny Fisher opened his excellent restaurant in the Orange Beach Marina, the artisanal oysters from Murder Point illustrated his commitment to quality ingredients and coastal vendors who practice stewardship. While most Gulf oysters are large and irregularly shaped, innovative farming off the Alabama coast keeps Murder Point oysters petit, deeply cupped, and uniform in size. Simply put, the oysters in their smooth, white shells are game-changers. Paired with chilled French Rose and house-made mignonette, each briny and buttery slurp brings salt and sea to a shady dockside table with a lovely bayside view. Order a second dozen and another drink, and you might never make it back to your blanket on the beach. Contender : Marinated Gulf crab claws with grilled corn vinaigrette

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We are now accepting nominations for our annual CEO of the Year Award! For more information, or to nominate a CEO, please visit or email editor Richard Alley, And keep an eye out for the date and time of our CEO of the Year Awards banquet coming in early 2017.

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Aldo’s Pizza Pies Downtown

Aldo’s Pizza Pies Midtown

Main Street’s most happening patio invites you for a slice and a shot of house-made limoncello! Enjoy 60 brews (with 30 on tap) or a handcrafted cocktail. We also offer fresh salads, sandwiches, and the best NY Cheesecake in Memphis. Open 7 days a week. Kid-friendly. We deliver downtown. Eat more pie!

Downtown’s favorite New York Style pie heads to Midtown with our new location located at Cooper and Central. Enjoy the same great house-made dough, fresh ingredients, and kid-friendly service we’ve been serving up for three years now! Featuring a unique rooftop patio; stop by to see why our pizza is the best in town.

Another Broken Egg Café, Memphis

The The Bar-B-Q Bar-B-Q Shop Shop

Another Broken Egg Café at Park Avenue is an upscale, Southern-inspired breakfast, brunch, and lunch restaurant with seating indoors and an outdoor patio, which is pet friendly. Menu includes multiple varieties of Benedicts and Omelets, Bananas Foster over Waffles, French Toast, and Cakes, Southern Crabstack, Shrimp and Grits, Biscuit Beignets, Burgers, Specialty Sandwiches and Salads. A full bar is available and signature drinks complement the menu. Don’t miss the Mimosa or the Bloody Mary! Open Daily 7:00am – 2:00pm. Second location coming soon to 65 S. Highland.

Voted #1 BBQ BBQrestaurant restaurantininAmerica America The Network. NowNow overover 27 Voted #1 forby ribs by Food The Food Network. years in the Midtown area, westwest of Overton Square on Madison Avenue, The 27 years in the Midtown area, of Overton Square on Madison Avenue, Bar-B-Q ShopShop has been using recipes made fromfrom scratch thatthat are are overover 60 The Bar-B-Q has been using recipes made scratch years old. Originators of BBQ & The Texas Toast BBQToast Sandwich, 60 years old. Originators ofSpaghetti BBQ Spaghetti & The Texas BBQ we serve real barbecue dailycooked with a blend of oura Dancing Sandwich, we pit serve real pitcooked barbecue daily with blend ofPigs our Bar-B-Q Sauce and Dry Seasoning, also sold in Kroger. Featured on Dancing Pigs Bar-B-Q Sauce and Dry Seasoning, also sold in Kroger., Andrew Zimmerman The TravelofChannel, & regularly Featured on, Andrew of Zimmerman The Travel Channel, in & Southern Living. Private dining and bulk orders available. regularly in Southern Living. Private dining and bulk orders available.

Bardog Tavern

Bhan Thai

We are a bar with a restaurant, not the other way around. Everyone enjoys our great staff, but they stay for the food. Serving weekend brunch, lunch, dinner, and our full menu until 2am every night, 7 days a week. Beer for breakfast? We open at 8am Monday - Friday. Two dining and bar levels, non-smoking downstairs. Kitchen closes one hour before bar. Book the Underdog Room for private parties. 21 & over. Monday - Friday 8am-3am; Saturday and Sunday 11am-3am. Daily downtown delivery.

Owner Molly Smith along with Chef Sorrasit “Alex” Sittranont offers original Thai cuisine in an elegant, friendly environment both inside and outdoors. Our newly expanded patio is sure to capture your presence! Longtime favorites are pad Thai, tiger cry, crispy duck, tuna and many more. Voted Best Thai 2003-2015. Lunch Tuesday-Friday 11:00am – 2:30pm and dinner Tuesday – Friday beginning at 5pm. Closed Monday.

100 S. Main Street • 901.5.777.PIE •

6063 Park Avenue • 901.729.7020

73 Monroe Avenue • 901.275.8752 •

752 S. Cooper Avenue • 901.725.PIES •

1782 Madison Avenue • 901.272.1277 •

1324 Peabody Avenue • 901.272.1538 •

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Bounty on On Broad 2519 Broad Avenue • 901.410.8131 •

Broadway Broadway Pizza Pizza 2581 Broad Ave • 901.454.7930 & 629 South Mendenhall • 901.207.1546

Celtic Crossing

Central BBQ • 901.272.9377

Now non-smoking non-smokingand andrecently recentlyrenovated renovated with custom handcrafted Now with custom artart andand handcrafted furniture,Celtic CelticCrossing Crossingoffers offers fresh Irish food beer seven furniture, fresh Irish food andand coldcold beer seven daysdays a a week, Monday-Saturday Monday-Saturday11am-3am 11am-3am Sunday 10:30am-3am. Located in week, andand Sunday 10:30am-3am. Located in the heart heartofofMidtown’s Midtown’s beloved Cooper-Young, our Sunday Irish Brunch the beloved Cooper-Young, our Sunday Irish Brunch from 10:30am-3pm, 10:30am-3pm,features features andspecials. drink specials. Our from live live CelticCeltic musicmusic and drink Our popular lunch lunchmenu menuoffers offers $5.95 daily specials Monday-Friday 11am-3pm. popular $5.95 daily specials Monday-Friday 11am-3pm. Annual winner winnerofofBest BestPatio PatioininMemphis Memphis Magazine Memphis Flyer polls. Annual magazine andand Memphis Flyer polls.

Voted Best BBQ sandwich, ribs, and food truck by Memphis magazine. Our beef brisket, BBQ turkey, and smoked hot wings continue to be a Memphis treasure. With seating up to 200 folks there is plenty of room for all your family and friends. Our catering team can bring you the best Central BBQ has to offer to any location. Catering business luncheons, private parties, and weddings.

Ciao Bella


Located the heart of East Memphis, CiaoItalian Bella Italian Located ininthe heart of East Memphis, Ciao Bella Grill servesGrill serves authentic Italian cuisine cuisineand andhand-tossed hand-tossedgourmet gourmet pizzas. offer a full authentic Italian pizzas. WeWe offer a full barbar with extensivewine winelist, list,beautiful beautiful patio, private party facilities with an extensive patio, andand private party facilities with with full equipment. Dine in out. or carry out. available. Catering available. Happy full audio-visual visual equipment. Dine in or carry Catering Happy Hour Sunday4-7pm, 4-7pm,Monday-Thursday Monday-Thursday 11-7pm. Open for dinner 7 adays a Hour Sunday 11-7pm. Open for dinner 7 days week. servedweekdays. weekdays.PGF PGFCertified. Certified. week. Lunch served

eighty3 features globally inspired cuisine with Southern sensibilities. Enjoy an array of delectable “shared” plates or choose your own entrée to savor—inside or out with the bustling backdrop of Main Street at the eighty3 patio year-round. eighty3 features specialty cocktails, daily happy hour food specials, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

2519 Broad Avenue • 901.410.8131 • Bounty Bounty on on Broad’s Broad’s vibrant vibrant menu menu continuously continuously evolves evolves based based on on the the availability availability of of seasonal seasonal and and sourced sourced ingredients. ingredients. Our Our dishes dishes are are designed designed to to be be shared shared and and enjoyed, enjoyed, family family style, style, among among everyone everyone at at the the table. table. We We offer offer dinner dinner Tuesday Tuesday through through Saturday Saturday and and brunch brunch on on Sunday, Sunday, along along with with a a full full bar, bar, wine wine list, list, and and house house cocktails. cocktails. See See our our website website for for full full hours, hours, menu, menu, and and other other information. information. Reservations Reservations are are recommended. recommended.

903 S. Cooper St. • 901.274.5151 •

565 ErinDrive Drive• 901.205.2500 • 901.205.2500• • 565 Erin

2581 Broad Avenue • 901.454.7930 & 629 S. Mendenhall • 901.207.1546 Old-fashioned pizza house with a lovely comfortable atmosphere where the Old-fashioned pizza house with a lovely comfortable atmosphere where the staff has you feeling like you are in their pizza home. Delicious hot pizzas staff has you feeling like you are in their pizza home. Delicious hot pizzas overflowing with toppings of your choice. Appetizers, salads, spaghetti, overflowing with toppings of your choice. Appetizers, salads, spaghetti, catfish, cheeseburgers, Philly cheese steaks, Broadway whole wings, daily catfish, cheeseburgers, Philly cheese steaks, Broadway whole wings, daily plate lunch specials, and more. Located in Memphis’ Broad St. Arts District plate lunch specials, and more. Located in Memphis’ Broad St. Arts District and look out, Memphis... NOW a second location at 629 South Mendenhall and look out, Memphis... NOW a second location at 629 South Mendenhall at Poplar. Legendary Pizza since 1977. Call-in orders are welcomed! at Poplar. Legendary Pizza since 1977. Call-in orders are welcomed!

4375 Summer Avenue • 901.767.4672 & 147 Butler • 901.672.7760

83 Madison Madison Avenue Avenue •• 901.333.1224 901.333.1224 •• 83

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Erling Erling Jensen

Evelyn & Olive

InIn an elegantly elegantlysophisticated, sophisticated, yet warm and inviting atmosphere, Erling yet warm and inviting atmosphere, Erling Jensen’s Jensen’s appetizers, suchLobster as Maine Lobster Pancakes or Crabcakes, Jumbo Lump appetizers, such as Maine Pancakes or Jumbo Lump are Crabcakes, are Atotally amazing. A few are entrees to Sea mention Seasonal totally amazing. few entrees to mention Seasonal Food,are Elk Chop and FiletFood, of Buffalo. Smalland Plates Specialty Drinks at the Wine Dinners Sea Elk Chop Filetand of Buffalo. Small Plates andbar. Specialty Drinks every Friday night. Sundays are Special: courses for $38. atoffered the bar. Wine Dinners offered every Fridaythree night. Sundays are Jensen’s Special: approach is globally inspired andapproach classicallyisexecuted,using theand freshest, most three courses for $38. Jensen’s globally inspired classically seasonal ingredients to produce of the highest caliber for 19+ years. executed,using the freshest, mostmeals seasonal ingredients to produce meals of Dinner nightly 5pm-10pm. Contact for Special Events or Corporate Affairs. the highest caliber for 19+ Dinner nightly 5pm-10pm. Contact us for Special Events or Corporate Affairs.

Jamaican & Southern fusion cuisine includes such dishes as Ziggy Pasta, Kingston stew fish, Rasta Pasta, and black bean tacos. Open Tuesday - Thursday, 11am - 9pm; Friday, 11am - 10pm; Saturday, 4pm - 10pm. Closed Sunday & Monday. Happy hour specials 4pm - 7pm. Ask about our gift cards!

1044 Road• •901.763.3700 901.763.3700• • 1044 S. S. Yates Yates Road

The Five Five Spot Spot The 531 South Main • 901-523-9754

531 South Main • 901-523-9754 Nestled in the burgeoning South Main historic district, near Central Station. Nestled in the burgeoning South Main historic district, near Central Station. Chef Kelly English brings his distinct touch to, as described in these pages, Chef Kelly English brings his distinct touch to, as described in these pages, “soulful bar food with an uptown turn.” The BLT features seasoned chicken skin; “soulful bar food with an uptown turn.” The BLT features seasoned chicken skin; catfish fillets are flavored with kale, seared crispy on the edges. And dining catfish fillets are flavored with kale, seared crispy on the edges. And dining critic Pam Denney says Monkey Bread is a dessert “so happy-making that you critic Pam Denney says Monkey Bread is a dessert “so happy-making that you will likely hug a stranger before heading home.” Perfect for downtown will likely hug a stranger before heading home.” Perfect for downtown residents, and ideal for visitors exploring the heart of Memphis. residents, and ideal for visitors exploring the heart of Memphis.

630 Madison Ave. • 901.748.5422 •

Fox Ridge Pizza

1769 N. Germantown Pkwy • 901.758.6500 • Fox Ridge Pizza has proudly been serving the Memphis Area as a locally owned restaurant for over 40 years. New owner Lisa Seelig Rolin invites you to come out and enjoy a meal with us, play trivia (coming soon) or just grab a glass of wine or a cocktail and watch the game on one of the big screens. Although we may be known for our exceptional gourmet pizza pies, Fox Ridge also boasts a large menu that includes delicious burgers, golden fried catfish, fresh salads, southern plate lunches, and so much more. If you are in a hurry, call ahead and pick up at our drive-thru window! Have a party, meeting or just a lot of friends? Fox Ridge has a party room that fits up to 50 people.


Interim Restaurant & Bar

Huey’s isiscelebrating celebratingover over years of “Blues, Brews, Burgers.” Huey’s 4645 years of “Blues, Brews, and and Burgers.” HomeHome of the theWorld WorldFamous Famous Huey Burger, voted Burger 31 consecutive of Huey Burger, voted BestBest Burger for 32for consecutive years by bythe thereaders readers Memphis Magazine! Enjoy live music on Sundays. years of of Memphis Magazine! Enjoy live music on Sundays. Shoot frill frillpicks picksininthe theceiling, ceiling, and write walls. menu offers Shoot and write on on thethe walls. TheThe menu offers over over 13 different differentburger burgerchoices, choices,aavariety varietyofofdelicious delicious sandwiches ranging from 13 sandwiches ranging from a a steak sandwich sandwichto toaagrilled grilledtuna tunafish fishsandwich, sandwich, awesome salads, and yummy steak awesome salads, and yummy homemadesoups. soups.Eight Eightconvenient convenient locations. directions and hours homemade locations. ForFor directions and hours of of operation,please pleasevisit operation,

A highly visual state-of-the-art kitchen is fused with the dining room to enhance the relationship between the staff and the audience of guests at Interim Restaurant. Chef David Krog melds southern cuisine with traditional French preparations to create food that is not only beautiful, but also delicious and approachable. Whether for celebration, business, date night, or just to get together with friends, Interim will provide an unforgettable dining experience.

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Itta Bena

Medallion - Holiday Inn / U of M

Up the fire escape above BB King’s Blues Club lies Memphis’ “hidden gem” Itta Bena. Itta Bena embodies the charm and inspiration of fine southern dining, from date night to rehearsal dinners or milestone celebrations, Itta Bena has something for everyone. Itta Bena invites you in for a cool libation and southern cuisine with a Delta twist in a relaxed atmosphere with unrivaled southern hospitality.

Select this hotel for your catering needs.needs. Located in the heart of Select thisaward-winning award-winning hotel for your catering Located in the Memphis, we’re firstwe’re in banquets up to 1,000uppeople andpeople receptions up to 1,400. heart of Memphis, first in banquets to 1,000 and receptions OurtoEuropean-trained chef reigns over a 12,000-square-foot ballroom with a up 1,400. Our European-trained chef reigns over a 12,000-square-foot permanent stage and three wood-inlay floors. Ice carvings, wedding ballroom with a permanent stage and dance three wood-inlay dance floors. Ice cakes, andwedding hand-made horsand d’oeuvres are among specialties. try our carvings, cakes, hand-made hors our d’oeuvres are Also among fabulous Sunday specialties. Also brunch. try our fabulous Sunday brunch.

Memphis Pizza Memphis Pizza Cafe Cafe

Mister B’s Restaurant

145 Beale Street • 901-578-3031 • Our Our crust crust is is prepared prepared one one way way — — thin thin and and crisp. crisp. Choose Choose one one of of our our specialty specialty pizzas pizzas or or create create your your own own from from our our extensive extensive ingredients ingredients list, list, and and see see why why we’ve been voted “Best Pizza” 20 years in a row. Best pizza. we’ve been voted “Best Pizza” 20 years in a row. Best pizza. Coolest Coolest workers. workers. Five Five locations: locations: Overton Overton Square Square at at 2087 2087 Madison Madison -- 901.726.5343, 901.726.5343, East East Memphis Memphis at at 5061 5061 Park Park Ave. Ave. -- 901.684.1306, 901.684.1306, Germantown Germantown at at 7604 7604 W. W. Farmington 901.753.2218, Southaven at 5627 Getwell 662.536.1364, Farmington - 901.753.2218, Southaven at 5627 Getwell - 662.536.1364, and and Collierville Collierville at at 797 797 W. W. Poplar Poplar -- 901.861.7800 901.861.7800

3700 Central Avenue • 901.678.8200

6655 Poplar Avenue • 901.751.5262 Mister check B’s, aout Mid-South tradition of B’s, fantastic Cajunmenu seafood andrestaurant colossal Come the renovated Mister same great but the hand-cut steaks sinceAt 1975! You’ll find will mouth-watering Louisiana has a brand new look! Mister B’s you find great Cajun seafoodspecialties and tender like etoufee, Louisiana and great daily homestyle lunches, plus handpo-boys, cut steaks.gumbo, Mouth watering specialties like Po-Boys, Jambalaya, delicious entrees like Red Fish Almondine, Frog Legs, and Celestial Chicken. gumbo and great lunch specials. Delicious entrees like Redfish Almondine, frog Mister has Celestial a full bar and great atmosphere. Open hour. Tuesday legs andB’s thealso famous Chicken. Full bar and great happy Tuesthru - Fri Friday 11am-10pm. Saturday 5-10pm. Sunday andrear Monday. in 11am - 10pm, Sat 5pm - 10pm. ClosedClosed Sun & Mon. In the of theLocated Carrefour, the Carrefour Poplar and Kirby in Germantown. 6655 Poplar atat Kirby Parkway facingParkway the railroad tracks.

Mulan Asian Bistro

Pancho’s Mexican Foods

Mulan Asian Bistro is one of the top rated Chinese restaurants in Memphis. Our authentic Szechuan cuisine will make you so warm inside you’ll be coming back for more. Now offering a new Asian fusion menu with Vietnamese spring rolls, Thai cuisine, and updated sushi menu. Let us cater your wedding or anniversary party. Private dining room is available at our Midtown location. We deliver up to 10 miles and are the only restaurant that delivers sushi in Memphis! Located at Young Avenue and Houston Levee in Collierville.

Take a trip to Mexico right here in Memphis. Pancho’s has wowed Memphians with its unique Mexican flavors since 1956. It’s the perfect in-town getaway. Famous for its mouth-watering cheese dip, Pancho’s also serves up a variety of tacos, enchiladas, and mix-and-match platters. 717 North White Station in Memphis, 901.685.5404, and 3600 East Broadway, in West Memphis, AR, 870.735.6466.

2149 Young Ave. • 901.347.3965 & 2059 Houston Levee • 901.850.5288

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Pearl’s Oyster House

Pete & Sam’s

Pearl’s Oyster House is one of Memphis’ favorite spots for great seafood, steaks, chicken and pasta. Pearl’s is the perfect place for business luncheons, private parties and casual evening dining. Located in the historic South Main Arts District, Pearl’s charm is sure to please everyone with free parking and easy access to FedEx Forum and the Orpheum. Open Monday-Saturday 11am, Sunday 1-8pm.

Serving Memphis for nearly 65 years to diners of all ages. Offers delicious steaks, seafood, and traditional authentic Italian dishes, including homemade ravioli, lasagna, chicken Marsala, and fabulous thin-crusted pizzas. Consistently voted one of the best Italian restaurants in the area by Memphis magazine readers. Open every night for dinner and even most holidays.

299 S. Main Street • 901.522.9070.

3886 Park Avenue • 901.458.0694 •

Ray’z World Famous Dr. Bar-B-Q


Ray Nolan has been cooking BBQ for over 40 years. Winner of the Travel Channel’s 2014 Underground BBQ Challenge with G. Garvin. Serving slow cooked ribs, beef briskets, chopped pork, BBQ catfish sandwich - chicken breast and much more. Soon Ray will be launching his all natural bar-b-que sauce online and in-stores. Stop by today for Memphis style bar-b-que. Open Tuesday-Thursday, 11am - 7pm; Friday - Saturday, 11am - 8pm; Sunday, 11am - 5pm. Closed Monday.

The Vergos family has been cooking up food in a downtown Memphis alley since 1948. The pork ribs are legendary, as are the waiters and the vintage Memphis décor. Winner of numerous awards in Southern Living and other publications, the menu offers barbecued ribs, pork shoulder, beef brisket, cheese plates, barbecue nachos, Greek salads, local beers and wine. We ship our ribs overnight, too! Call about private parties for lunch and dinner. Open for dinner, Tuesday - Saturday. Lunch, Friday - Saturday only. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Restaurant Iris

The Second Line

302 South Main Street, Memphis • 901.527.9411 •

2146 Monroe Avenue • 901.590.2828 •

Home of of James James Beard and one one of of Food Food & & Wine Wine Home Beard Award Award semi-finalist semi-finalist and magazine’s “Best “Best New New Chefs” Chefs” for for 2009, 2009, Chef Chef Kelly Kelly English English is is inspired inspired by by the the magazine’s familiar flavors flavors from from his his childhood childhood in in southern southern Louisiana Louisiana and and incorporates incorporates familiar that inspiration inspiration into into each each dish dish he he cooks. cooks. Restaurant Restaurant Iris Iris appeared appeared on on the the that Food Network’s Network’s Guilty Guilty Pleasures Pleasures and and was was voted voted Memphis’ Memphis’ “Best “Best Restaurant,” Restaurant,” Food “Best Service,” Service,” and and “Best “Best Chef,” Chef,” in in 2012, 2012, 2011, 2011, and and 2010 2010 by by Memphis Memphis “Best magazine readers. readers. magazine

52 South Second Street • 901.523.2746 • 888.HOGSFLY •

2144 Monroe Ave • 901.590.2829 • Chef Kelly restaurant, TheThe Second Line, Line, is located right right KellyEnglish’s English’ssecond second restaurant, Second is located next door Memphis. The Second Line boasts a a door to toits itsolder oldersister sisterininMidtown Midtown Memphis. The Second Line boasts casual traditional New Orleans favorites like like po’ po’ casual atmosphere, atmosphere,complete completewith with traditional New Orleans favorites boys, meats, all served in a in bar. Line Line boys, seafood seafoodplates, plates,roasted roasted meats, all served a The bar. Second The Second continues from Restaurant Iris Iris to use freshfresh and and locallocal continues English’s English’scommitment commitment from Restaurant to use ingredients on on all menu items.items. Monday-Friday, 5pm - 5pm ingredientswhenever wheneverpossible possible all menu Monday-Friday, 10pm, Saturday-Sunday: Saturday-Sunday:11am 11am- -11pm. 11pm.

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Slider Inn

Strano! Sicilian Kitchen & Bar

Slider Inn, at Peabody and Cooper, in the heart of Midtown, boasts one of the greatest patios in town. Specializing in mini-sandwiches, or “sliders,” we’re proud to serve you burgers, chicken, fried green tomatoes, homemade meatballs, and more. We feature fresh-squeezed lemonade—mix it with vodka for a fantastic ‘LUI,’ or Lemon Under the Influence, our house specialty! Try the Mid-South’s ONLY AUTHENTIC lobster roll, a savory delight prepared with fresh Maine lobster shipped in three times a week. 4 HDTV’s, including one on our big deck. 21 and over. Monday-Sunday 11am-3am. Kitchen closes one hour before bar. Rev it up.

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Tops Bar-B-Q

948 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 n 901.275.8986 11am-10pm Tues.-Thurs.& Sun. n 11am-12am Fri. & Sat. Sunday Brunch at 11am n Reservations Recommended n 6065 Park Ave • 901.685.9264 • •

Tops Bar-B-Q Bar-B-QInc. is Memphis’ oldest only home-owned chain Tops Memphis’ oldest and and only home-owned chain of 15 of 15 barbecue restaurants, restaurants,serving serving real Memphis barbecue since 1952. barbecue real Memphis pit pit barbecue since 1952. NowNow serving brisket brisketand andribs. ribs. Slowly cooking pork shoulders the old-fashioned serving Slowly cooking pork shoulders the old-fashioned way over overreal real hardwood charcoal andhickory real hickory wood that imparts that way hardwood charcoal and real wood imparts characteristicmoist, moist,smoky smoky flavor distinguished our products for characteristic flavor thatthat hashas distinguished our products for over half halfaacentury. century.General Coming August 2015: our Southaven over offices: 5720 Mt. We’re Moriahrelocating Road, 901.363.4007. location to 313 Stateline Road. General offices: 5720 Mt. Moriah Road, 901.363.4007.

Come to Wang’s to enjoy fine traditional and contemporary Chinese Cuisine, voted Memphis best since 1986. Our services include a lunch buffet, dinein, take-out, free deliveries, and catering. We also have a private room for business meetings and/or parties. Or go next door to East Tapas and Drinks which offers unique small plates prepared with an Asian twist, a long list of libations like no other, and live music on selected evenings. East is the place to wind down after a long day of work or to just relax during the weekend.

2117 Peabody Avenue • 901.725.1155 •

948 South Cooper Street • 901.275.8986 •

Wang’s Mandarin House

Jack Pirtle’s Chicken (8 Memphis Locations) •


Founders, Jack and Ovra Pirtle Photo taken in 1957 at the original store on S. Bellevue

Jack Pirtle started serving fried chicken in Memphis in 1957, and from the beginning we’ve had something that sets us apart from chicken everywhere: Pirtle pride, and Memphis style. Jack Pirtle’s Fried Chicken was born in the city of Beale Street, barbecue and blues. It’s the town that gave the world Elvis Presley, who coincidentally purchased Graceland, just down the street from the original Jack Pirtle’s, the same year Jack opened his first restaurant at 1217 Bellevue. And it’s where soul music was created. People from all over the world come to Memphis for the music and the food, and we’re proud to have them here. But it’s the hometown folks we really aim to please, because we know that in Memphis, people know good food. From the start, they’ve loved the chicken at Jack Pirtle’s. Fine chicken, seasoned just right, and fried with pride by people who are proud to serve it. Fresh biscuits, hot from the oven; our signature country-fried steak sandwich; mashed potatoes, crinkle-cut fries or rice with our homemade chicken cracklin’ gravy, which is so popular people get gravy to-go even when they’re doing the cooking themselves. You’ve heard Southerners talk about gravy so good you could drink it by the glass? Well, they must’ve been to Jack Pirtle’s, where we really do sell gravy by the cup. Tour buses welcome! • For Good Ole’ Southern Style Catering, call 901.372.9897 Contact us with your favorite Jack Pirtle’s Chicken story at


Keeping the tradition going today! Founders only son and wife, Cordell and Tawanda Pirtle

Dine In/Drive-Thru restaurant locations: 3571 Lamar Ave. • 2520 Mt. Moriah Rd. Drive-Thru Only restaurant locations: 811 S. Highland • 1370 Poplar Ave. • 1217 S. Bellevue Blvd. • 4349 Elvis Presley Blvd. • 2484 Jackson Ave. • 890 Thomas St A U G U S T 2 0 1 6 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • 181

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Up to 300 people gather on Loflin Yard’s lawn Friday and Saturday nights to eat, drink, and listen to bands playing from the porch of the Coach House.


Loflin Yard

by pamela denney n a mid-summer afternoon at Loflin Yard — a charming bar, restaurant, and hang-out space in downtown’s South End — Chef Andy Knight was excited about mushrooms. He was waiting for a delivery of chanterelles, 16 pounds of burnt yellow beauties, trumpet-shaped and foraged locally. “That’s a lot of mushrooms,” said Knight, laughing. “So I pickled them.” A veteran of Memphis restaurants including Interim and Bounty on Broad, Knight tossed the mushrooms with tomatoes, basil, and Southern field peas, a refreshing salad for a pitch-perfect menu serving the venue’s sprawling site. While seasonal produce inspires sides day-to-day, a smoker and custom grill in an open-air smokehouse shape the menu’s core. For lunch and late-night, irresistible brisket smoked 12 hours is layered with tomatoes and horseradish aioli into po’boy rolls from La Baguette. For dinner, sandwiches morph into family-style plates. Pork tenderloin pairs with fire-roasted potatoes, and tarragon-stuffed trout — cooked on the grill in a cast iron skillet — snuggles next to charred Broccolini, a customer favorite. For drinks, select a chilled bottle of chardonnay from a cooler in the Safe House, the former home of Loflin Key & Lock, for which the restaurant is named. Or pick a barrel-aged cocktail like the Rested Martini, and then wander outside to a shady patio table where a waterfall and the Gayoso Bayou bubble along nearby. To be honest, I thought I had aged out of Loflin Yard with its hipster vibe and live music every other night. But I couldn’t have been more mistaken about a creative approach that respects the lay of the land and welcomes people of all ages. Says general manager David Moore: “We love kids. We love dogs, and we are constantly growing into something more.” Up next: outdoor movie nights and tree lighting for the winter holidays.


“We think it’s the best beef brisket po’boy in the city,” says Andy Knight, who smokes the brisket for 12 hours.

Both lunch and dinner menus include daily specials, such as gazpacho served with toasted baguette.

7 W. Carolina Ave. Closed Monday and Tuesday. (901-249-3046) $$

We celebrate our city’s community table and the people who grow, cook, and eat the best Memphis food at

Seasonal produce, like these locally foraged chanterelle mushrooms, inform the restaurant’s soups, salads, and sides.

Barrel-aged cocktails include the Vieux Carre made with George Dickle Rye, Benedictine, cognac, and vermouth.


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emphis magazine offers this restaurant listing as a service to its readers. The directory is not intended as a recommendation of the establishments included, nor does it list every restaurant in town. It does, however, include most of the city’s finer restaurants, many specialty restaurants, and a representative sampling of other Bluff City eating establishments. No fast-food facilities or cafeterias are listed, nor have we included establishments that rely heavily on take-out business. Restaurants are included regardless of whether they advertise in Memphis magazine.   The guide is updated regularly, but we recommend that you call ahead to check on hours, prices, and other details. Suggestions from readers are welcome; please contact us. Email BAR LOUIE—Serves small plates, flatbreads, sandwiches, burgers, ABUELO’S MEXICAN FOOD EMBASSY—Mejores de la salads, and such large plate entrees as blackened fish tacos and baked casa — beef and stuffed shrimp — is a specialty here, along with tilapia Veracruz, quesadillas, chili rellenos, and chicken mac-and-cheese. 2125 Madison. 207-1436. L, D, WB, X, $-$$ medallions.   8274 Highway 64 (Bartlett). 672-0769. L, D, X, $-$$ BAR-B-Q SHOP—Dishes up barbecued ribs, spaghetti, bologna; also pulled pork shoulder, Texas toast barbecue sandwich, chicken ABYSSINIA RESTAURANT—Ethiopian/Mediterranean menu includes beef, chicken, lamb, fish entrees, and vegetarian sandwich, and salads. Closed Sun. 1782 Madison. 272-1277. L, D, dishes; also a lunch buffet. 2 600 Poplar. 321-0082. L, D, X, $-$$ X, MRA, $-$$ ACRE—Features seasonal modern American cuisine in a stylish BARDOG TAVERN—Classic American grill with Italian influence, setting using locally sourced products; also small-plates/bar. Closed Bardog offers pasta specialties such as Grandma’s NJ Meatballs, as well as salads, sliders, sandwiches, and daily specials.  73 Monroe. 275-8752. for lunch Sat. and all day Sun. 690 S. Perkins. 818-2273. L, D, X, $$-$$$ B (Mon.-Fri.), L, D, WB, X, $-$$ AGAVE MARIA—Menu items at this Mexican eatery include BARI RISTORANTE ENOTECA—Authentic Southeastern duck tacos, shrimp and scallop enchiladas, and salmon sashimi Italian cuisine (Puglia) emphasizes lighter entrees. Serves fresh fish tostadas; also family-style chef’s seasonal selections. 83 Union. and beef dishes and a homemade soup of the day. 22 S. Cooper. 341-2096. L, D, X, $-$$ 722-2244. D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$$ ALCHEMY—Southern fusion, locally grown cuisine features small BAYOU BAR & GRILL—New Orleans fare at this Overton and large plates; among the offerings is the pan-seared hanger steak Square eatery includes jambalaya, gumbo, catfish Acadian, shrimp with duck-fat-roasted fingerling potatoes; also handcrafted cocktails dishes, red beans and rice, and muffalettas; also serves some favorites and local craft beers. Closed for dinner Sun.  940 S. Cooper. from the former Le Chardonnay. 2094 Madison. 278-8626. L, D, 726-4444. D, SB, X, $-$$ WB, X, $-$$ ALDO’S PIZZA PIES—Serving gourmet pizzas — including Mr. BEAUTY SHOP—Modern American cuisine with international T Rex — salads, and more. Also 30 beers, bottled or on tap.  100 S. flair served in a former beauty shop. Serves steaks salads, pasta, and seafood, including pecan-crusted golden sea bass. Closed for dinner Main. 577-7743; 752 S. Cooper. 725-7437. L, D, X, $-$$ Sunday. 966 S. Cooper. 272-7111. L, D, SB, X, $-$$$ AMERIGO—Traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine includes pasta, wood-fired pizza, steaks, and cedarwood-roasted fish. 1239 BEDROCK EATS & SWEETS—Memphis’ only Paleo-centric restaurant offering such dishes as pot roast, waffles, enchiladas, Ridgeway, Park Place Mall. 761-4000. L, D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$$ chicken salad, omelets, and more. Closed Sun. 327 S. Main. 409ANDREW MICHAEL ITALIAN KITCHEN—Traditional Italian cuisine with a menu that changes seasonally with such entrees 6433. B, L, D, X, $-$$ as Maw Maw’s ravioli. Closed Sun.-Mon. 712 BELLE: A SOUTHERN BISTRO— DINING SYMBOLS Brisket in a bourbon brown sugar glaze, W. Brookhaven Cl. 347-3569. D, X, $$-$$$ and chicken with basmati rice are among ANOTHER BROKEN EGG B — breakfast the specialties; also seafood entrees and CAFE—Offering several varieties of eggs such vegetables as blackened green benedict, waffles, omelets, pancakes, L — lunch tomatoes. Closed for dinner Sun. and all day beignets, and other breakfast fare; also D — dinner Mon.  117 Union Ave. 433-9851. L, D, burgers,sandwiches, and salads. 6063 Park SB — Sunday brunch WB, X, $-$$$ Ave. 729-7020. B, L, WB, X, $ WB — weekend brunch BENIHANA—This Japanese steakhouse THE ARCADE—Possibly Memphis’ serves beef, chicken, and seafood grilled at oldest cafe. Specialties include sweet X — wheelchair accessible the table; some menu items change potato pancakes, a fried peanut butter and MRA — member, Memphis monthly; sushi bar also featured. 912 Ridge banana sandwich, and breakfast served all Restaurant Association Lake. 767-8980. L, D, X, $$-$$$ day. 5 40 S. Main. 526-5757. B, L, D $ — under $15 per person without BHAN THAI—Authentic Thai cuisine (Thurs.-Sat.), X, $ includes curries, pad Thai noodles, and drinks or desserts ASIAN PALACE—Chinese eatery serves vegetarian dishes, as well as seafood, pork, seafood, vegetarian items, dim sum, and $$ — under $25 and duck entrees. Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun. more.  5266 Summer Ave. 766-0831. L, D, X, $$$ — $26-$50 and all day Mon. 1324 Peabody. 272$-$$ $$$$ — over $50 1538. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ A-TAN—Serves Chinese and Japanese SHADED — new listing BLEU—This eclectic restaurant features hibachi cuisine, complete with sushi bar. A American food with global influences and specialty is Four Treasures with garlic local ingredients. Among the specialties are a 14-oz. bone-in rib-eye sauce.  3445 Poplar, Suite 17, University Center. 452-4477. L, D, and several seafood dishes. 221 S. Third, in the Westin Memphis X, $-$$$ Beale St. Hotel. 334-5950. B, L, D, WB, X, $$-$$$ AUTOMATIC SLIM’S—Longtime downtown favorite specializes BLUE NILE ETHIOPIAN—Kabobs, flavorful chicken and lamb in contemporary American cuisine emphasizing local ingredients; also stew, and injera (flatbread) are traditional items on the menu, along extensive martini list. 83 S. Second. 525-7948. L, D, WB, X, MRA, with vegetarian options. 1788 Madison. 474-7214. L, D, X, $-$$ $-$$$ BLUEFIN RESTAURANT & SUSHI LOUNGE—Serves BABALU TACOS & TAPAS—This Overton Square eatery Japanese fusion cuisine featuring seafood, duck, and steaks, with dishes up Spanish-style tapas with Southern flair; also taco and seasonally changing menu; also, a sushi bar and flatbread pizza. enchilada of the day; specials change daily. 2115 Madison. 274Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun. 135 S. Main. 528-1010. L, D, X, MRA, 0100. L, D, SB, X, $-$$ $-$$ BAHAMA BREEZE—Baby back ribs, Jamaican chicken wings, BOMBAY HOUSE—Indian fare includes lamb korma and and coconut shrimp are among the entrees at this Caribbean-fusion chicken tikka; also, a daily luncheon buffet. 1727 N. Germantown restaurant. 2830 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 385-8744. L, Pkwy. (Cordova). 755-4114. L, D, X, $-$$ D, X, MRA, $-$$ BONEFISH GRILL—Serves wood-grilled fish,as well as steaks, BANGKOK ALLEY—Thai fusion cuisine includes noodle and chicken and pork entrees. 1250 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). curry dishes, chef-specialty sushi rolls, coconut soup, and duck and 753-2220; 4680 Merchants Park Circle, Carriage Crossing seafood entrees. Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Sun. at Brookhaven (Collierville). 854-5822. L (Fri.-Sat.), D, SB, X, $-$$$ location; call for hours. 121 Union Ave. 522-2010; 2150 W. Poplar BONNE TERRE—This inn’s cafe features American cuisine with a at Houston Levee (Collierville). 854-8748; 715 W. Brookhaven Southern flair, and a seasonal menu that changes monthly. Offers Cl. 590-2585. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ Angus steaks, duck, pasta, and seafood. Closed Sun.-Wed. 4715 BAR DKDC—Features an ever-changing menu of international Church Rd. W. (Nesbit, MS). 662-781-5100. D, X, $-$$$ “street food,” from Thai to Mexican, Israeli to Indian, along with BOOKSELLERS BISTRO—Serves soups, sandwiches, quiche, specialty cocktails. Closed Sun.-Mon. 964 S. Cooper. 272-0830. D, salads, pasta, and seafood, including shrimp polenta; a specialty is pesto X, $

CIT Y DINING LIST pasta.  The Booksellers at Laurelwood, 387 Perkins Extd. 3740881. B, L, D, WB, X, $-$$ BOSCOS—Tennessee’s first craft brewery serves a variety of freshly brewed beers as well as wood-fired oven pizzas, pasta, seafood, steaks, and sandwiches. 2120 Madison. 432-2222. L, D, SB (with live jazz), X, MRA, $-$$ BOUNTY ON BROAD—Offering family-style dining, Bounty serves small plates and family-sized platters, with such specialties as grilled pork loin and stuffed quail. Closed Mon. 2 519 Broad. 4108131. D (Tues.-Sat.), SB, X, $-$$ BOZO’S HOT PIT BAR-B-Q—Barbecue, burgers, sandwiches, and subs. 342 Hwy 70, Mason, TN. 901-294-3400. L, D, $-$$ BRAZIL FLAVOR—Offers daily buffet with traditional Brazilian dishes. Closed Monday. 8  014 Club Center Dr. 746-9855. L, D, $ BRASS DOOR IRISH PUB—Irish and New-American cuisine includes such entrees as fish and chips burgers, sandwiches, salads, and daily specials. 152 Madison. 572-1813. L, D, SB, $ BROADWAY PIZZA HOUSE—Serving a variety of pizzas,including the Broadway Special, as well as sandwiches, salads, wings, and “soul-food specials.”  2581 Broad. 454-7930; 627 S. Mendenhall. 207-1546. L, D, X, $-$$ BROOKLYN BRIDGE ITALIAN RESTAURANT— Specializing in such homemade entrees as spinach lasagna and lobster ravioli; a seafood specialty is horseradish-crusted salmon. Closed Sun. 1779 Kirby Pkwy. 755-7413. D, X, MRA, $-$$$ BROTHER JUNIPER’S—Breakfast is the focus here, with specialty omelets, including the open-faced San Diegan omelet; also daily specials, and homemade breads and pastries. Closed Mon. 3519 Walker. 324-0144. B, X, MRA, $ BRYANT’S BREAKFAST—Three-egg omelets, pancakes, and The Sampler Platter are among the popular entrees here. Closed Tuesday. 3965 Summer. 324-7494. B, L, X, $ BUCKLEY’S FINE FILET GRILL—Specializes in steaks, seafood, and pasta. (Lunchbox serves entree salads, burgers, and more.)  5355 Poplar. 683-4538; 919 S. Yates (Buckley’s Lunchbox), 682-0570. L (Yates only, M-F), D, X, MRA, $-$$ BUNTYN CORNER CAFE—Serving favorites from Buntyn Restaurant, including chicken and dressing, cobbler, and yeast rolls. 5050 Poplar, Suite 107. 424-3286. B, L, X, $ THE BUTCHER SHOP—Serves steaks ranging from 8-oz. fillets to a 20-oz. porterhouse; also chicken, pork chops, fresh seafood.  107 S. Germantown Rd. (Cordova). 757-4244. L (Fri. and Sun.), D, X, MRA, $$-$$$ CAFE 1912—French/American bistro serving such seafood entrees as grouper and steamed mussels: also crepes, salads, and French onion soup, 2 43 S. Cooper. 722-2700. D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$ CAFE ECLECTIC—Spanish omelets, and chicken and waffles are among menu items, along with sandwiches, wraps, and burgers.  603 N. McLean. 725-1718; 111 Harbor Town Square. 590-4645; 510 S. Highland. 410-0765. B, L, D, SB, X, MRA, $ CAFE KEOUGH—European-style cafe serving quiche, paninis, salads, and more.  12 S. Main. 509-2469. B, L, D, X, $ CAFE OLE—Now under new ownership, this 23-year-old eatery specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine; one specialty is the buildyour-own quesadilla. 9 59 S. Cooper. 343-0103. L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$ CAFE PALLADIO—Serves gourmet salads, soups, sandwiches, and desserts in a tea room inside the antiques shop. Closed Sun. 2169 Central. 278-0129. L, X, $ CAFE PIAZZA BY PAT LUCCHESI—Specializes in gourmet pizzas (including create-your-own), panini sandwiches, and pasta. Closed Sun. 139 S. Rowlett St. (Collierville). 861-1999. L, D, X, $-$$ CAFE PONTOTOC—Serves a variety of internationally inspired small plates, as well as salads and sandwiches. Closed Mon.  314 S. Main. 249-7955. L, D, WB, X, $-$$ CAFE SOCIETY—With Belgian and classic French influences, serves Wagyu beef, chicken, and seafood dishes, including baconwrapped shrimp, along with daily specials and vegetarian entrees. Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun. 212 N. Evergreen. 722-2177. L, D, X, MRA, $$-$$$ CANVAS—An “interactive art bar” serving salads, sandwiches, and flatbreads. 1737 Madison. 619-5303. L, D, $ CAPITAL GRILLE—Known for its dry-aged, hand-carved steaks; among the specialties are bone-in sirloin, and porcini-rubbed Delmonico; also seafood entrees and seasonal lunch plates. Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun.  Crescent Center, 6065 Poplar. 683-9291. L, D, X, $$$-$$$$ CAPRICCIO GRILL ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE—Offers prime steaks, fresh seafood (lobster tails, grouper, mahi mahi), pasta, and several northern Italian specialties. 149 Union, The Peabody. 529-4199. B, L, D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$$$ CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL—Serves chicken Bryan, calamari, various pastas, and other “old-world” Italian entrees. 4600 Merchant’s Park Cl., Carriage Crossing

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Moe’s Southwest Grill T.J. Mulligan’s O’Charley’s Olive Garden On the Border Osaka Japanese Outback Steakhouse Pasta Italia Pei Wei Asian Diner The Presentation Room Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza Rafferty’s Red Lobster Romano’s Macaroni Grill Sekisui Shogun Skimo’s Tannoor Grill Zaytos


Aldo’s Pizza Pies Alfred’s The Arcade Automatic Slim’s Bangkok Alley Bardog Tavern B.B. King’s Blues Club Bedrock Eats & Sweets Belle — A Southern Bistro Bleu Blind Bear Speakeasy Blue Monkey Bluefin Blues City Cafe Bon Ton Cafe Brass Door Irish Pub Burrito Blues Mexican Grill COLLIERVILLE/WEST TN. Cafe Eclectic (ARLINGTON, COVINGTON, Cafe Keough MILLINGTON, OAKLAND) Cafe Pontotoc Bangkok Alley Capriccio Bonefish Grill Central BBQ Bozo’s Hot Pit Bar-B-Q Chez Philippe Cafe Piazza City Market Cajun Catfish Company Cozy Corner Carrabba’s Italian Grill DeJaVu Chili’s Dirty Crow Inn Ciao Baby Double J Smokehouse & Saloon Corky’s Earnestine & Hazel’s Crepe Maker Eighty3 El Mezcal Felicia Suzanne’s El Porton Ferraro’s Pizzeria Emerald Thai Five Spot Firebirds Flight Ronnie Grisanti’s Italian Restaurant Flying Fish Gus’s Fried Chicken Flying Saucer Hickory Tavern T.G.I. Friday’s Huey’s Grawemeyer’s Jim’s Place Grille Gus’s Manila Filipino Happy Mexican Mulan Hard Rock Cafe Osaka Japanese Havana’s Pilon Memphis Pizza Cafe Huey’s Pig-N-Whistle Itta Bena Sekisui King’s Palace Cafe Silver Caboose Kooky Canuck Stix Little Tea Shop Vinegar Jim’s Local Wolf River Cafe Loflin Yard Lookout at the Pyramid CORDOVA LYFE Kitchen Bahama Breeze Maciel’s Tortas & Tacos Bombay House McEwen’s on Monroe Bonefish Grill The Majestic Brazil Flavor Marmalade Butcher Shop Mesquite Chop House Cheddar’s Mollie Fontaine Lounge Chili’s The Office@Uptown Corky’s Onix Crazy Italians Oshi Burger Bar East End Grill Paulette’s El Mezcal Pearl’s Oyster House El Porton Pig on Beale T.G.I. Friday’s Pink Diva Cupcakery & Cuisine Flying Saucer Ray’z World Famous Dr. Bar-B-Que Green Bamboo Rendezvous, Charles Vergos’ Gus’s Rizzo’s Diner Happy Mexican Rum Boogie Cafe Hunan Palace Silky O’Sullivan’s Huey’s South of Beale J. Alexander’s South Main Sushi & Grill Jerry Lee Lewis’ Cafe & Honky Tonk Spaghetti Warehouse Jim N Nick’s Bar-B-Q Spindini Joe’s Crab Shack The Terrace Logan’s Roadhouse Texas de Brazil A-Tan Brother Juniper’s Cheffie’s Derae El Porton The Farmer La Baguette Los Compadres Lost Pizza Medallion Newby’s Osaka Japanese Pete & Sam’s Rock’n Dough Pizza R.P. Tracks Woman’s Exchange

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CIT Y DINING LIST (Collierville). 854-0200; 5110 Poplar. 685-9900. L (Sat.-Sun.), D, X, $-$$$ CASABLANCA—Lamb shawarma is one of the fresh, homemade specialties served at this Mediterranean/Moroccan restaurant; fish entrees and vegetarian options also available. 1707 Madison. 4216949; 5030 Poplar. 725-8557. L, D, X, $-$$ CATFISH BLUES—Serving Delta-raised catfish and Cajun- and Southern-inspired dishes, including gumbo and fried green tomatoes. 210 E. Commerce (Hernando). 662-298-3814. L, D, $ CELTIC CROSSING—Specializes in Irish and American pub fare. Entrees include shepherd’s pie, shrimp and sausage coddle, and fish and chips. 903 S. Cooper. 274-5151. L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$ CENTRAL BBQ—Serves ribs, smoked hot wings, pulled pork sandwiches, chicken, turkey, nachos, and portobello sandwiches. Offers both pork and beef barbecue. 2249 Central Ave. 272-9377; 4375 Summer Ave. 767-4672; 147 E. Butler. 672-7760. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ CHEZ PHILIPPE—Classical/contemporary French cuisine presented in a luxurious atmosphere with a seasonal menu focused on local/regional cuisine. Afternoon tea served Wed.-Sat., 1-3 p.m. (reservations required). Closed Sun.-Tues. T he Peabody, 149 Union. 529-4188. D, X, MRA, $$$$ CIAO BABY—Specializing in Neapolitan-style pizza made in a wood-fired oven. Also serves house-made mozzarella, pasta, appetizers, and salads. 890 W. Poplar, Suite 1. 457-7457. L, D, X, $ CIAO BELLA—Among the Italian and Greek specialties are lasagna, seafood pasta, eggplant rolotini, gourmet pizzas, and vegetarian options. Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun. 565 Erin Dr., Erinway Shopping Center. 205-2500. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$$ CITY GROCERY—Southern eclectic cuisine; shrimp and grits is a specialty. Closed for dinner Sunday. 152 Courthouse Square (Oxford, MS). 662-232-8080. L, D, SB, X, $$-$$$ COLETTA’S—Longtime eatery serves such specialties as homemade ravioli, lasagna, and pizza with barbecue or traditional toppings. 2850 Appling Rd. (Bartlett). 383-1122; 1063 S. Parkway E. 948-7652. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ CORKY’S—Popular barbecue emporium offers both wet and dry ribs, plus a full menu of other barbecue entrees. Wed. lunch buffets, Cordova and Collierville. 5259 Poplar. 685-9744; 1740 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 737-1911; 743 W. Poplar (Collierville). 405-4999; 6434 Goodman Rd., Olive Branch. 662-893-3663. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ COZY CORNER—Serving up ribs, pork sandwiches, chicken, spaghetti, and more; also homemade banana pudding. Closed Sun.Mon. 745 N. Parkway. 527-9158. L, D, $ THE CRAZY NOODLE—Korean noodle dishes range from bibam beef noodle with cabbage, carrots, and other vegetables, to curry chicken noodle; also rice cakes served in a flavorful sauce. Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun. 2015 Madison. 272-0928. L, D, X, $ CURRY BOWL— Specializes in Southern Indian cuisine, serving Tandoori chicken, biryani, tikka masala, and more. Weekend buffet. 4141 Hacks Cross. 207-6051. L, D, $ DEJAVU—Serves Creole, soul, and vegetarian cuisine, including po-boys, jambalaya, and shrimp and grits. 51 S. Main. 505-0212. L, D, X, $-$$ DERAE RESTAURANT—Ethiopian and Mediterranean fare includes fuul, or fava beans in spices and yoghurt, goat meat and rice, and garlic chicken over basmati rice with cilantro chutney; also salmon and tilapia. Closed Monday. 923 S. Highland. 552-3992. B, L, D, $-$$ DIRTY CROW INN—Serving elevated bar food, including poutine fries, fried catfish, and the Chicken Debris, a sandwich with smoked chicken, melted cheddar, and gravy. 855 Kentucky. 2075111. L, D, $ ECCO—Mediterranean-inspired specialties range from rib-eye steak to seared scallops to housemade pastas and a grilled vegetable plate; also a Saturday brunch. Closed Sun.-Mon.  1585 Overton Park. 410-8200. L, D, X, $-$$ EIGHTY3—Contemporary menu of steaks and seafood offers a variety of eclectic specialties; also weekly specials, small plates, appetizers, and patio dining. 83 Madison Ave. 333-1224. B, L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$$ EL MEZCAL—Serves burritos, chimichangas, fajitas, and other Mexican cuisine, as well as shrimp dinners and steak. 402 Perkins Extd. 761-7710; 694 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 755-1447; 1492 Union. 274-4264; 11615 Airline Rd. (Arlington). 867-1883; 9045 Highway 64 (Lakeland). 383-4219; 7164 Hacks Cross Rd. (Olive Branch). 662-890-3337; 8834 Hwy. 51 N. (Millington). 872-3220; 7424 Highway 64 (Bartlett). 417-6026; 9947 Wolf River (Collierville) 853-7922. L, D, X, $ EL PORTON—Fajitas, quesadillas, and steak ranchero are just a few of the menu items. 2095 Merchants Row (Germantown). 754-4268; 8361 Highway 64. 380-7877; 3448 Poplar, Poplar Plaza. 452-7330; 1805 N. Germantown Parkway (Cordova). 624-9358; 1016 W. Poplar (Collierville). 854-5770. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$


These establishments offer American cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. While some serve ethnic entrees, the emphasis is on steaks, salads, sandwiches, pasta, fish and seafood. Also some soul-food and homestyle cooking.

CHILI’S—7810 Poplar (Germantown). 756-5203; 4609 Poplar. 685-2257; 8100 Giacosa Pl. 372-3132; 287 W. Goodman Rd. (Southaven). 662-349-7002; 237 Market Blvd. (Collierville). 853-7520; 1260 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 756-7771; 8526 Highway 51 (Millington). 872-0555. COLTON’S STEAKHOUSE—8030 J. ALEXANDER’S—2670 N. GermanHighway 64 (Bartlett). 383-8445; 8051 town Pkwy. (Cordova). 381-9670. Goodman Rd. (Olive Branch). 662-890-4142. APPLEBEE’S—2114 Union Ave. 725-7136; COMO STEAKHOUSE—203 Main St. 2890 Bartlett Blvd. (Bartlett). 213-5034; Como, MS. 662-526-9529. 710 DeSoto Cove (Horn Lake, MS). 662-772THE COVE—2559 Broad Ave. 730-0719. 5914; 7515 Goodman Rd. (Olive Branch, THE CUPBOARD—1400 Union. MS). 662-893-7555. 276-8015 AJAX DINER—118 Courthouse Sq., ELWOOD’S SHACK—4523 Summer. Oxford, MS. 662-232-8880. 761-9898. BELLY ACRES—2102 Trimble Pl, 529EVERGREEN GRILL—1545 Overton 7017. Park. 249-2393. BLUE AND WHITE RESTAURANT—1355 U.S. 61 N., Tunica, T.G.I. FRIDAY’S—185 Union, Double Tree Hotel. 523-8500; 176 E. Goodman MS. 662-363-1371. Rd. (Southaven). 662-349-4223; 7733 BLUE PLATE CAFE—5469 Poplar. Winchester Rd. 752-1369; 8325 Highway 761-9696; 113 S. Court. 523-2050. 64. 372-2539. BLUE SHOE BAR & GRILL—Hotel KEM’S RESTAURANT—2751 New Memphis, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Brunswick Rd., Holiday Inn & Suites. 266362-6200. 1952. BON TON CAFE—150 Monroe. LOGAN’S ROADHOUSE—2710 N. 525-0883. Germantown Parkway. 381-5254; 5901 CAJUN CATFISH Poplar. 684-2272; 7755 Winchester Rd. COMPANY—1616 Sycamore View 759-1430; 6685 Airways Blvd. (Southaven). Rd. 383-8958; 336 New Byhalia Rd. 662-772-5015. Collierville. 861-0122 MAC’S BURGERS—4698 CHEDDAR’S—7684 Winchester. Spottswood. 512-4604. 624-8881; 2147 N. Germantown Pkwy. MIDTOWN CROSSING 380-1119. GRILLE—394 N. Watkins. 443-0502. THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY—2760 N. Germantown Pkwy, O’CHARLEY’S—6045 Stage Rd., #74. 373-5602 (Bartlett); 1040 N. Germantown Suite 193 (Wolfchase). 937-1613. Pkw. 754-6201; 357 W. Goodman Rd. EMERALD THAI RESTAURANT—Spicy shrimp, pad khing, lemon grass chicken, and several noodle, rice, and vegetarian dishes are offered at this family restaurant. Closed Sunday.  8950 Highway 64 (Lakeland). 384-0540. L, D X, $-$$ ERLING JENSEN—Presents “globally inspired” cuisine: specialties are rack of lamb, big game entrees,and fresh fish dishes. 1044 S. Yates. 763-3700. D, X, MRA, $$-$$$ EVELYN & OLIVE—Jamaican/Southern fusion cuisine includes such dishes as Kingston stew fish, Rasta Pasta, and jerk rib-eye. Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Sun.-Mon. 630 Madison. 7485422. L, D, X, $ EXLINES’ BEST PIZZA—Serves pizza, Italian dinners, sandwiches, and salads.  2935 Austin Peay. 388-4711; 6250 Stage Rd. (Bartlett). 382-3433; 2801 Kirby Parkway. 754-0202; 7730 Wolf River Blvd. (Germantown). 753-4545; 531 W. Stateline Rd. 662-342-4544 (check online for additional locations). L, D, X, $ 4DUMPLINGS—Chicken with celery and pork with Napa cabbage are among the hand-made dumpling varieties; also serves Asian tacos, and noodle and rice meals. Closed Sunday.  6515 Poplar. 762-4184. L, D, X, $ THE FARMER—Serving upscale Southern cuisine, with a focus on locally grown ingredients. Among the specialties are smoked beef tenderloin and shrimp and grits. Closed for dinner Sun.-Mon. 262 S. Highland. 324-2221. L, D, X, $-$$ FELICIA SUZANNE’S—Southern cuisine with low-country, Creole, and Delta influences, using regional fresh seafood, local beef, and locally grown foods. Entrees include shrimp and grits. Closed Sun. and Mon. Brinkley Plaza, 80 Monroe, Suite L1. 523-0877. L (Fri. only), D, X, MRA, $$-$$$ FERRARO’S PIZZERA & PUB—Rigatoni bolognese and capellini pomodoro are among the pasta entrees here, along with pizzas (whole or by the slice), with a variety of toppings.  111 Jackson. 522-2033. L, D, X, $-$$ FIREBIRDS—Specialties are hand-cut steaks, slow-roasted prime rib, and wood-grilled salmon and other seafood, as well as seasonal entrees. 8470 Highway 64 (Bartlett). 379-1300; 4600 Merchants Circle, Carriage Crossing (Collierville). 850-1637. L, D, X, $-$$$

662-349-6663 (Southaven); 656 W. Poplar (Collierville). 861-5811. THE OLIVE GARDEN—7778 Winchester. 624-2003; 8405 Highway 64, Wolfchase Galleria. 377-3437; 6615 Airways (Southaven). 662-536-3350; 5679 Poplar, #1. 761-5711. OSHI BURGER BAR—94 s. Main. 341-2091. OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE— 1110 N. Germantown Parkway. 751-9800; 2255 Union Ave. 728-5100; 125 W. Goodman Rd. (Southaven). 662-349-7488. MRA. RAFFERTY’S—4542 Poplar. 374-0096; 505 N. Germantown Pkwy. 755-4799. RUBY TUESDAY—1653 Sycamore View. 382-9280;7535 Winchester. 7556570. SIDECAR CAFE—2194 Whitten. 388-0285. SILVER CABOOSE—132 E. Mulberry (Collierville). 853-0010. SKIMO’S—1166 N. Houston Levee, #107. 756-5055. MRA. SOUL FISH CAFE—862 S. Cooper. 725-0722; 3160 Village Shops Dr. (Germantown). 755-6988. 4720 Poplar. 590-0323. MRA. SPAGHETTI WAREHOUSE—40 W. Huling. 521-0907. STONEY RIVER—7515 Poplar. 2071100. TUGS—River Inn, 51 Harbor Town Square. 260-3344. MRA. VINEGAR JIM’S—12062 Forrest (Arlington). 867-7568. WOLF RIVER CAFE—460 U.S. 194 (Rossville). 853-2586.

THE FIVE SPOT—Tucked behind Earnestine & Hazel’s, this popular eatery features innovative bar food by chef Kelly English.  531 S. Main. 523-9754. D, X, $-$$ FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE—Serves wet-aged and dry-aged steaks, prime beef, chops, and seafood, including salmon, Australian lobster tails, and a catch of the day. 6245 Poplar. 7616200. D, X, MRA, $$$-$$$$ FLIGHT RESTAURANT & WINE BAR—Serves steaks and seafood, along with such specialties as pork rib-eye and roasted duck, all matched with appropriate wines; also gourmet plate lunches. Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun. 39 S. Main. 521-8005. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$$ FLYING FISH—Serves up fried and grilled versions of shrimp, crab, oysters, fish tacos, and catfish; also chicken and burgers. 105 S. Second. 522-8228. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ FOLK’S FOLLY ORIGINAL PRIME STEAK HOUSE— Specializes in prime steaks, as well as lobster, grilled Scottish salmon, Alaskan king crab legs, rack of lamb, and weekly specials. 551 S. Mendenhall. 762-8200. D, X, MRA, $$$-$$$$ FORMOSA—Offers Mandarin cuisine, including broccoli beef, hot-and-sour soup, and spring rolls. Closed Monday. 6685 Quince. 753-9898. L, D, X, $-$$ THE FOUR WAY—Legendary soul-food establishment dishing up such entrees as fried and baked catfish, chicken, and turkey and dressing, along with a host of vegetables and desserts. Closed Monday.  998 Mississippi Blvd. 507-1519. L, D (call to check hours.), $ FRATELLI’S—Serves hot and cold sandwiches, salads, soups, and desserts, all with an Italian/Mediterranean flair. Closed Sunday.  750 Cherry Rd., Memphis Botanic Garden. 766-9900. L, X, $ FRIDA’S—Mexican cuisine and Tex-Mex standards, including chimichangas, enchiladas, and fajitas; seafood includes shrimp and tilapia.  1718 Madison. 244-6196. L, D, X, $-$$ FUEL CAFE—Focus is on natural “Americana” dishes with such specialties as bison burgers, grass-fed beef dishes, and wild-caught fish; also vegan and gluten-free entrees. Closed Sun.-Mon. 1761 Madison. 725-9025. L, D, X, $-$$ GERMANTOWN COMMISSARY—Serves barbecue sandwiches, sliders, ribs, shrimp, and nachos, as well as smoked

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CIT Y DINING LIST barbecued bologna sandwiches; Mon.-night all-you-can-eat ribs. 2290 S. Germantown Rd. S. (Germantown). 754-5540. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ GOLDEN INDIA—Northern Indian specialties include tandoori chicken as well as lamb, beef, shrimp, and vegetarian dishes. 2097 Madison. 728-5111. L, D, X, $-$$ GREEN BAMBOO—Pineapple tilapia, pork vermicelli, and the soft egg noodle combo are Vietnamese specialties here.  990 N. Germantown Parkway, #104 (Cordova). 753-5488. L, D, $-$$ GRIDLEY’S—Offers barbecued ribs, shrimp, pork plate, chicken, and hot tamales; also daily lunch specials. Closed Tues. 6842 Stage Rd. (Bartlett). 377-8055. L, D, X, $-$$ FRANK GRISANTI’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT— Northern Italian favorites include pasta with jumbo shrimp and mushrooms; also seafood, fillet mignon, and daily lunch specials. Closed for lunch Sunday. Embassy Suites Hotel, 1022 S. Shady Grove. 761-9462. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$$ RONNIE GRISANTI’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT—This Memphis institution serves some family classics such as Elfo’s Special and chicken ravioli, along with lighter fare and changing daily chef selection. Closed Sun.  Sheffield Antiques Mall, 684 W. Poplar (Collierville). 850-0191. L (Mon.-Sat.), D (Thurs.-Sat.), X, $-$$$ THE GROVE GRILL—Offers steaks, chops, seafood, and other American cuisine with Southern and global influences; entrees include crab cakes, and shrimp and grits, also dinner specials. 4550 Poplar. 818-9951. L, D, SB, X, MRA, $$-$$$ GUS’S WORLD FAMOUS FRIED CHICKEN—Serves chicken with signature spicy batter, along with homemade beans, slaw, and pies. 310 S. Front. 527-4877; 215 S. Center St. (Collierville). 853-6005; 2965 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 373-9111; 730 S. Mendenhall. 767-2323; 505 Highway 70 W., Mason, TN. 901-294-2028. L, D, X, MRA, $ HALF SHELL—Specializes in seafood, such as King crab legs; also serves steaks, chicken, pastas, salads, sandwiches, a ”voodoo menu”; oyster bar at Winchester location. 688 S. Mendenhall. 682-3966; 7825 Winchester. 737-6755. L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$$ HAPPY MEXICAN—Serves quesadillas, burritos, chimichangas, vegetable and seafood dishes, and more. 385 S. Second. 529-9991; 6080 Primacy Pkwy. 683-0000; 7935 Winchester. 751-5353. L, D, X, $ HAVANA’S PILON—Tiny eatery serving Cuban cuisine, including fried plantains in a pilon topped with shrimp, ropa vieja (shredded beef in tomato sauce), roasted pork, and a Cuban sandwich. Closed Sunday.  143 Madison. 527-2878. L, D, X, $ HERITAGE TAVERN & KITCHEN—Featuring classic cuisine from the country’s five regions, including lobster rolls, fried chicken, smoked tamales, Green Goddess shrimp, and more.  6150 Poplar, Regalia. 761-8855.L, D, WB, X, $-$$$ HIGH POINT PIZZA—Serves variety of pizzas, subs, salads, and sides. Closed Monday.  477 High Point Terrace. 452-3339. L, D, X, $-$$ HM DESSERT LOUNGE—Serving cake, pie, and other desserts, as well as a selection of savory dishes, including meatloaf and mashed potato “cupcakes.” Closed Sunday and Monday. 1586 Madison. 290-2099. L, D, X, $ HOG & HOMINY—The casual sister to Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen serves brick-oven-baked pizzas, including the Red-Eye with pork-belly, and small plates with everything from meatballs to beef and cheddar hotdogs;and local veggies. Closed for lunch Mon. 707 W. Brookhaven Cl. 207-7396. L, D, SB, X, $-$$$ HONG KONG—Cantonese and Mandarin standards are sweetand-sour chicken, and pepper beef. Closed Sunday. 3966 Elvis Presley. 396-0801. L, D, X, $ HOUSTON’S—Serves steaks, seafood, pork chops, chicken dishes, sandwiches, salads, and Chicago-style spinach dip.  5000 Poplar. 683-0915. L, D, X $-$$$  I LOVE JUICE BAR—Serving an extensive line of juices and grab-and-go lunch items. 553 S. Cooper. 612-2720. L, D, X, $ IMAGINE VEGAN CAFE—Dishes range from salads and sandwiches to full dinners, breakfast items served all day. 2299 Young. 654-3455. L, D, SB, X, $ INDIA PALACE—Tandoori chicken, lamb shish kabobs, chicken tikka masala are among the entrees; also, vegetarian options and a daily lunch buffet. 1720 Poplar. 278-1199. L, D, X, $-$$ INTERIM—Offers American-seasonal cuisine with emphasis on local foods and fresh fish; macaroni and cheese is a house specialty. Closed for lunch Sat. 5040 Sanderlin, Suite 105. 818-0821. L, D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$$ INTERSTATE BAR-B-Q—Specialties include chopped porkshoulder sandwiches, ribs, hot wings, spaghetti, chicken, and turkey. 2265 S. Third. 775-2304; 150 W. Stateline Rd. (Southaven). 662-393-5699. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ ITTA BENA—Southern and Cajun-American cuisine served here; specialties are filet Oscar and shrimp and grits, along with steaks, chops, seafood, and pasta. 145 Beale St. 578-3031. D,X, $$-$$$
 JASMINE THAI AND VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT—Entrees include panang chicken, green curry shrimp,and pad thai (noodles, shrimp, and peanuts); also vegetarian dishes. Closed Mon.-Tues. 916 S. Cooper. 725-0223. L, D, X, $

JIM ’N NICK’S BAR-B-Q—Serves barbecued pork, ribs, chicken, brisket, and fish, along with other homemade Southern specialties. 2 359 N. Germantown Pkwy. 388-0998. L, D, X, $-$$ JIM’S PLACE/JIM’S PLACE GRILLE—Features American, Greek, and Continental cuisine with such entrees as pork tenderloin, several seafood specialties, and hand-cut charcoal-grilled steaks. Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Sun. 518 Perkins Extd. 766-2030; 3660 Houston Levee (Collierville). 861-5000. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$$ JOE’S CRAB SHACK—Serves a variety of seafood, along with chicken, steak, and pasta. 7990 Horizon Center Blvd. 384-7478. L, D, X, $-$$$ JULLES POSH FOOD CO.— The changing menu features seasonal “cooking light” dishes such as salmon-shrimp cakes with green salad and roasted sweet potato wedges; also cold-pressed juices, to-go dishes, and desserts.  6300 Poplar. 509-8675. B, L, D, X, $-$$ KOOKY CANUCK—Offers prime rib, catfish, and burgers, including the 4-lb. “Kookamonga”; also late-night menu. 97 S. Second. 578-9800; 1250 N. Germantown Pkwy. 1-8002453 L, D, X, MRA, $-$$$ LA BAGUETTE—An almond croissant and chicken salad are among specialties at this French-style bistro. Closed for dinner Sun. 3088 Poplar. 458-0900. B, L, D (closes at 7), X, $ LA PLAYITA MEXICANA—Specializes in seafood and Mexican entrees, including red snapper, tilapia, oysters, chimichangas, tostados, and taco salad. 6 194 Macon (Bartlett). 3772282. L, D, X, $-$$ LA TAQUERIA GUADALUPANA—Fajitas and quesadillas are just a few of the authentic Mexican entrees offered here. 4818 Summer. 685-6857. L, D, $ LAFAYETTE’S MUSIC ROOM—Serves such Southern cuisine as po boys and shrimp and grits, and wood-fired pizzas; also live music. 2119 Madison. 207-5097. L, D, WB, X, $-$$ LAS DELICIAS—Popular for its guacamole, house-made tortilla chips, and margaritas, this restaurant draws diners with its chicken enchiladas, meat-stuffed flautas, and Cuban torta with spicy pork. Closed Sunday. 4002 Park Ave. 458-9264; 5689 Quince. 8002873. L, D, X, $ LAS TORTUGAS DELI MEXICANA—Authentic Mexican food prepared from local food sources; specializes in tortugas — grilled bread scooped out to hold such fillings as brisket, pork, and shrimp; also tingas tostados and such sides as steamed corn. Closed Sunday. 1215 S. Germantown Rd. 751-1200. L, D, X, $-$$ LEONARD’S—Serves wet and dry ribs, barbecue sandwiches, spaghetti, catfish, homemade onion rings. and lemon icebox pie; also a lunch buffet. 5465 Fox Plaza. 360-1963. L, X, MRA, $-$$ LISA’S LUNCHBOX—Serving bagels, sandwiches, salads, and wraps.  5030 Poplar, 761-4044; 5885 Ridgeway Center Pkwy., Suite 101. 767-6465; 2659 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 1200; 2525 Central (at Children’s Museum). B, L, $ LITTLE ITALY—Serving New York-style pizza as well as subs and pasta dishes.  1495 Union. 725-0280, L, D, X, $-$$ THE LITTLE TEA SHOP—Downtown institution serves up Southern comfort cooking, including meatloaf and such veggies as turnip greens, yams, okra, and tomatoes. Closed Sat.-Sun.  69 Monroe. 525-6000, L, X, $ LOCAL GASTROPUB—Entrees with a focus on locally grown products include lobster mac-and-cheese and pork osso bucco. 95 S. Main. 473-9573; 2126 Madison. 725-1845. L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$ LOFLIN YARD—Beer garden and barbecue restaurant with barbecue and vegetarian fare cooked on a custom-made grill. 7 W. Carolina. 249-3046. L (Sat. and Sun.), D, $-$$ THE LOOKOUT AT THE PYRAMID—Serves Southern fare, including catfish tacos and crawfish tails. 1 Bass Pro Dr. 6204600/291-8200. L, D, X $-$$$ LOS COMPADRES—Serves enchiladas, burritos, tamales, tacos, and vegetarian dishes; also Cuban entrees. 3295 Poplar. 458-5731. L, D, X, $-$$ LOST PIZZA—Offering pizzas (with dough made from scratch), pasta, salads, sandwiches, tamales, and more. 2855 Poplar. 5721803; 5960 Getwell, Southaven. 662-892-8684. L, D, X, $-$$ LOTUS—Authentic Vietnamese-Asian fare, including lemon-grass chicken and shrimp, egg rolls, Pho soup, and spicy Vietnamese vermicelli. 4970 Summer. 682-1151. D, X, $ LYFE KITCHEN—Serving healthy, affordable wraps, bowls, sandwiches, and more; entrees include roasted salmon and “unfried” chicken. 6201 Poplar. 684-5333; 272 S. Main. 526-0254. B, L, D, WB, X, $ LYNCHBURG LEGENDS—This restaurant with a Jack Daniels’ theme and Southern cuisine serves such entrees as Bourbon Street salmon, buttermilk-fried chicken, and grilled steak and wild mushroom salad. Double Tree Hotel, 5069 Sanderlin. 969-7777. B, L, D, X, $- $$$ MACIEL’S TORTAS & TACOS—Entrees include tortas, hefty Mexican sandwiches filled with choice of chicken, pork, or steak. Also serving fried taco plates, quesadillas, chorizo and pastor


From Beale Street night spots to neighborhood bars/grills, these places dish out a variety of food. Many offer live entertainment, and patrons can’t miss the large-screen TVs. ALEX’S TAVERN—1445 Jackson. 278-9086. ALFRED’S—197 Beale. 525-3711. MRA. B.B. KING’S BLUES CLUB—143 Beale. 524-5464. MRA. BEALE STREET TAP ROOM—168 Beale St. 576-2220. BELMONT GRILL—4970 Poplar. 767-0305; 9102 Poplar Pike (Germantown). 624-6001. MRA. BLIND BEAR SPEAKEASY—119 S. Main, Pembroke Square. 417-8435. BLUE MONKEY—2012 Madison. 272-2583; 513 S. Front. 5276665. BLUES CITY CAFE—138 Beale St. 526-3637. MRA. BROOKHAVEN PUB & GRILL—695 W. Brookhaven Circle. 680-8118. MRA. BUFFALO WILD WINGS—3770 Hacks Cross Rd. 737-9463; 7188 Airways (Southaven). 662-349-7776; 8385 Highway 64. 3809294. DOUBLE J SMOKEHOUSE & SALOON—124 E. G.E. Patterson. 347-2648. EARNESTINE & HAZEL’S—531 S. Main. 523-9754. MRA. EAST END GRILL—7547 Highway 64. 937-1392; 7956 Winchester Rd. 432-4256. MRA. FLYING SAUCER DRAUGHT EMPORIUM—130 Peabody Place. 523-7468; 1400 Germantown Pkwy. 755-5530. MRA. FOX AND HOUND ENGLISH PUB & GRILL—847 Exocet Dr. 624-9060; 5101 Sanderlin Ave. 763-2013; 6565 Town Center Crossing (Southaven). 662-536-2200. GRAWEMEYER’S—520 S. Main. 800-1553. HADLEY’S PUB—2779 Whitten Rd. 266-5006. HARD ROCK CAFE—126 Beale. 529-0007. HICKORY TAVERN—4600 Merchants Park Cir. 861-0196. HIGH POINT PUB—477 High Point Terrace. 452-9203. HUEY’S—1927 Madison. 726-4372; 1771 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 754-3885; 77 S. Second. 527-2700; 2130 W. Poplar (Collierville). 854-4455; 7090 Malco Blvd. (Southaven). 662-3497097; 7825 Winchester. 624-8911; 4872 Poplar. 682-7729; 7677 Farmington Blvd. (Germantown). 318-3030. MRA. JERRY LEE LEWIS’ CAFE & HONKY TONK—310 Beale St. 654-5171. KING JERRY LAWLER’S HALL OF FAME BAR & GRILLE—159 Beale St. 523-1940. KING’S PALACE CAFE—162 Beale. 521-1851. MRA. MEMPHIS SPORTS PUB—5012 Park Ave. 767-8632. MIDTOWN CROSSING GRILLE—394 N. Watkins. 443-0502. MURPHY’S—1589 Madison. 726-4193. MRA. NEIL’S MUSIC ROOM—5727 Quince Rd. 682-2300. NEWBY’S—539 S. Highland. 730-0520. OLD ZINNIE’S—1688 Madison. 726-5004. PATRICK’S—4972 Park Ave. 682-2852. MRA. P & H CAFE—1532 Madison. 726-0906. PIG ON BEALE—167 Beale. 529-1544 ROCKHOUSELIVE—2586 Poplar. 324-6300. 5709 Raleigh LaGrange. 386-7222. R.P. TRACKS—3547 Walker. 327-1471. RUM BOOGIE CAFE—182 Beale. 528-0150. SAMMY HAGAR’S RED ROCKER BAR & GRILL— Southland Park, 1550 North Ingram Blvd. (West Memphis). 872-7353670. SILKY O’SULLIVAN’S—183 Beale St. 522-9596. MRA. THE SILLY GOOSE—100 Peabody Place. 435-6915. THE SLIDER INN—2117 Peabody. 725-1155. SOUTH OF BEALE—361 S. Main. 526-0388. T J MULLIGAN’S—8071 Trinity Rd. (Cordova). 756-4480; 2821 N. Houston Levee Rd. 377-9997. UBEE’S—521 S. Highland. 323-0900 WESTY’S—346 N. Main. 543-3278 . THE WINDJAMMER—786 E. Brookhaven Cl. 683-9044.

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soft tacos, salads, and more. Closed Sun. 4 5 S. Main. 526-0037. L, D, X, $ THE MAJESTIC GRILLE—Housed in a former silent-picture house, features aged steaks, fresh seafood, and such specialties as roasted chicken and grilled pork tenderloin; offers a pre-theatre menu and classic cocktails. 145 S. Main. 522-8555. L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$$ MANILA FILIPINO RESTAURANT—Entrees include pork belly cutlet with lechon sauce, and shrimp and vegetables in tamarind broth; also daily combos, rice dishes, and chef specials. 7 849 Rockford (Millington). 209-8525. L, D, X, $ MARCIANO MEDITERRANEAN AND ITALIAN CUISINE—Rack of lamb with roasted potatoes and demiglaze is among the entrees; also steaks, seafood, and gourmet pizza. 780 Brookhaven Cl. 682-1660. D, X, $-$$
 MARDI GRAS MEMPHIS—Serving Cajun fare, including an etoufee-stuffed po’boy. 496 Watkins. 530-6767. L, D, X, $-$$ MARLOWE’S—In addition to its signature barbecue and ribs, Marlowe’s serves Southern-style steaks, chops, lasagne, and more.  4381 Elvis Presley Blvd. 332-4159. D, X, $-$$ MARMALADE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE—Southern homestyle entrees include catfish, honey-baked ham, steaks, and shrimp, all with a choice of three vegetables. Closed Sun. and Mon. 153 G.E. Patterson. 522-8800. D, X, $ MAXIMO’S ON BROAD—Serving a tapas menu that features creative fusion cuisine. Closed Mon. and Tues.  2617 Broad Ave. 4521111. L, D, SB, X, $-$$ MAYURI INDIAN CUISINE—Serves tandoori chicken, masala dosa, tikka masala, as well as lamb and shrimp entrees; also a daily lunch buffet, and dinner buffet on Fri.-Sat. 6524 Quince Rd. 753-8755. L, D, X, $-$$ MCEWEN’S ON MONROE—Southern/American cuisine with international flavors; specialties include steak and seafood, sweet potato-crusted catfish with macaroni and cheese, and more. Closed Sun., Monroe location.  120 Monroe. 527-7085; 1110 Van Buren (Oxford). 662-234-7003. L, D, SB (Oxford only), X, MRA, $$-$$$ DAN MCGUINNESS PUB—Serves fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, burgers, and other Irish and American fare; also lunch and dinner specials. 4694 Spottswood. 761-3711. 3964 Goodman Rd. 662890-7611. L, D, X, $ MEDALLION—Offers steaks, seafood, chicken, and pasta entrees. Closed for dinner Sunday. 3 700 Central, Holiday Inn (Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality). 678-1030. B, L, D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$$ MELLOW MUSHROOM—Large menu includes assortment of pizzas, salads, calzones, hoagies, vegetarian options, and 50 beers on tap. 9155 Poplar, Shops of Forest Hill (Germantown). 907-0243; 5138 Park Ave. 562-1211. L, D, X, $-$$ MEMPHIS BARBECUE COMPANY—Offers spare ribs, baby backs, and pulled pork and brisket, along with such sides as mac and cheese, grits, and red beans.  709 Desoto Cove, Horn Lake (MS). 662-536-3762. L, D, X, $-$$ MEMPHIS PIZZA CAFE—Homemade pizzas are specialties; also serves sandwiches, calzones, and salads. 2087 Madison. 7265343; 5061 Park Ave. 684-1306; 7604 W. Farmington (Germantown). 753-2218; 797 W. Poplar (Collierville). 861-7800; 5627 Getwell (Southaven). 662-536-1364. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ MEMPOPS—Specializes in handcrafted popsicles. Cream and fruit pop flavors include Mexican Chocolate and Hibiscus Lemonade; menu changes. 1243 Ridgeway. 421-5985. L, D, X, $ MESQUITE CHOP HOUSE—The focus here is on steaks, including prime fillet, rib eyes, and prime-aged New York strip; also, some seafood options. 5960 Getwell (Southaven). 662-890-2467; 88 Union. 527-5337; 3165 Forest Hill-Irene (Germantown). 249-5661. D, SB (Germantown), X, $$-$$$ MISTER B—Features New Orleans-style seafood and steaks. Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Sun. 6655 Poplar, #107. 751-5262. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$$ MOLLIE FONTAINE LOUNGE—Specializes in tapas (small plates) featuring global cuisine. Closed Sun.-Tues. 679 Adams Ave. 524-1886. D, X, MRA, $

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MOLLY’S LA CASITA—Homemade tamales, fish tacos, a vegetarian combo, and bacon-wrapped shrimp are a few of the specialties. 2006 Madison. 726-1873. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ MORTIMER’S—Contemporary American entrees include trout almondine, several chicken dishes, and hand-cut steaks; also sandwiches, salads, and daily/nightly specials. Closed for lunch Sat.Sun. 590 N. Perkins. 761-9321. L, D, X, $-$$ MOSA ASIAN BISTRO—Specialties include sesame chicken, Thai calamari, rainbow panang curry with grouper fish, and other Pan Asian/fusion entrees.  850 S. White Station Rd. 683-8889. L, D, X, $ MULAN—Hunan Chicken, tofu dishes, and orange beef served here; some sushi, too. 2059 Houston Levee (Collierville). 8505288; 2149 Young. 347-3965. L, D, X, $-$$ NAGASAKI INN—Chicken, steak, and lobster are among the main courses; meal is cooked at your table. 3951 Summer. 4540320. D, X, $$ NAGOYA—Offers traditional Japanese cuisine and sushi bar; specialties are teriyaki and tempura dishes. 7075 Malco Blvd., Suite 101 (Southaven). 662-349-8788. L, D, X, $-$$$
 NAM KING—Offers luncheon and dinner buffets, dim sum, and such specialties as fried dumplings, pepper steak, and orange chicken.  4594 Yale. 373-4411. L, D, X, $
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 PETE & SAM’S—Serving Memphis for 60-plus years; offers steaks, seafood, and traditional Italian dishes, including homemade ravioli, lasagna, and chicken marsala. 3886 Park. 458-0694. D, X, $-$$$ PETRA CAFÉ—Serves Greek, Italian, and Middle Eastern sandwiches, gyros, and entrees. Hours vary; call. 6641 Poplar Ave. (Germantown). 754-4440; 9155 Poplar (Germantown). 7555440; 1560 Union. 505-2812. L, D, X, $-$$ PINK DIVA CUPCAKERY & CUISINE— Vegetarian/ vegan fare, including cupcakes and build-your-own ramen and mac and cheese bowls. Closed Thurs. and Sun. 936 Florida. 946-0056. L, D, $ PF CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO—Specialties are orange peel shrimp, Mongolian beef, and chicken in lettuce wraps; also vegetarian dishes, including spicy eggplant. 1181 Ridgeway Rd., Park Place Centre. 818-3889. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ PHO BINH—Vietnamese, vegetarian, and Cantonese specialties include lemon tofu and spring rolls. Closed Sunday. 1615 Madison. 276-0006. L, D, $ PHO SAIGON—Vietnamese fare includes beef teriyaki, roasted quail, curry ginger chicken, vegetarian options, and a variety of soups. 2946 Poplar. 458-1644. L, D, $ PIG-N-WHISTLE—Offers pork shoulder sandwiches, wet and dry ribs, catfish, nachos, and stuffed barbecue potatoes.  6084 Kerr-Rosemark Rd. 872-2455. L, D, X, $ PORCELLINO’S CRAFT BUTCHER—Small plates, charcuterie selections, specialty steaks, house-made pastries, and innovative teas and coffees are offered at this combination butcher shop and restaurant featuring locally sourced menu items.  711 W. Brookhaven Cl. 762-6656. B, L, D, X $-$$ PRESENTATION ROOM, THE—American bistro run by the students of L’Ecole Culinaire. Menu changes regularly; specialties may include such items as a filet with truffle mushroom ragu. Closed Fri.-Sun. 1 245 N. Germantown Pkwy (Cordova). 754-7115. L, D, X, $-$$ PYRO’S FIRE-FRESH PIZZA—Serving gourmet pizzas cooked in an open-fire oven; wide choice of toppings; large local and craft beer selection. 1 199 Ridgeway. 379-8294; 2035 Union Ave. 208-8857; 2286 N. Germantown Pkwy. 207-1198. B, L, D, X, $ QUEEN OF SHEBA— Featuring Middle Eastern favorites and Yemeni dishes such as lamb haneeth and saltah. 4792 Summer. 207-4174. L, D, $ RAVINE—Serves contemporary Southern cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, locally grown foods and a menu that changes weekly. Closed Mon.-Tues. 5 3 Pea Ridge/County Rd. 321 (Oxford, MS). 662-2344555. D, SB, X, $$-$$$ RAY’Z WORLD FAMOUS DR. BAR-B-QUE—Serves dry-roasted barbecue, pulled or chopped pork, beef brisket, ribs, salads, and more. Closed Mon. 302 S. Main. 527-9026. L, D, X, $ RED KOI—Classic Japanese cuisine offered at this family-run restaurant; hibachi steaks, sushi, seafood, chicken, and vegetables.  5847 Poplar. 767-3456. L, D, X $-$$ RED LOBSTER—Specializes in crab legs, lobster, and shrimp dishes; also pastas, salads, steaks, and chicken. 8161 Highway 64 (Cordova). 387-0056; 6535 Airways (Southaven). 662-536-1960; 7750 Winchester. 759-9045. L, D, X, $-$$ RENDEZVOUS, CHARLES VERGOS’—Menu items include barbecued ribs, cheese plates, skillet shrimp, red beans and rice, and Greek salads. Closed Sun.-Mon. 52 S. Second. 523-2746. L (Fri.-Sat.), D, X, MRA, $-$$ RESTAURANT IRIS—French Creole cuisine includes shrimp and delta-grind grits, and New York strip stuffed with fried oysters and blue cheese. Closed Sun. 2146 Monroe. 590-2828. D, X, MRA, $$-$$$ RIVER OAKS—A French-style bistro serving seafood and steaks, with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients. Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Sun. 5871 Poplar Ave. 683-9305. L, D, X, $$$ RIVERFRONT BAR & GRILL—Beale Street Landing eatery serves Southern American specialties, including Tom Lee Catfish, and Tennessee Caviar, a fresh veggie salsa of black-eyed peas and cilantro with pimento cheese and toast points; also sausage-cheese appetizer. Closed Monday.  251 Riverside Dr. 524-0817. L, D, X, $ RIZZO’S DINER—Chorizo meatloaf, lobster pronto puff, and brisket are menu items at this upscale diner, Closed for dinner Sun. and all day Mon.  492 S. Main. 304-6985. L, D, WB, X, $-$$ ROBATA RAMEN & YAKITORI BAR— Serves ramen noodle bowls and Yakitori skewers as well as rice and noodle dishes, and sake.  2116 Madison. 410-8290. D, WB, X, $ ROCK’N DOUGH PIZZA CO.—Specialty and custom pizzas made from fresh ingredients; wide variety of toppings. 3445 Poplar

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Ave., Ste. 1. 512-6760; 7850 Poplar, #6 (Germantown). 7792008. L, D, SB, X, $$ ROMANO’S MACARONI GRILL—Serves MediterraneanItalian cuisine, including hand-crafted pasta Milano and penne rustica, and create-your-own pasta; also steaks, seafood, and salads.  2859 N. Germantown Pk wy. (Cordova). 266-4565. L, D, X, $-$$ ROYAL PANDA—Hunan fish, Peking duck, Royal Panda chicken and shrimp, and a seafood combo are among the specialties.  3120 Village Shops Dr. (Germantown). 756-9697. L, D, X, $-$$ RUSSO’S NEW YORK PIZZERIA AND WINE BAR— Serves gourmet pizzas, calzones, and pasta, including lasagna, fettucine Alfredo, scampi, and more. 9087 Poplar, Suite 111. 7550092. L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE—Offers prime steaks cut and aged in-house, as well as lamb, chicken, and fresh seafood, including lobster. 6120 Poplar. 761-0055. D, X, MRA, $$$-$$$$ SABOR CARIBE—Serving up “Caribbean flavors” with dishes from Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and Cuba. Closed Sunday. 662 Madison. 949-8100. L, D, X, $ SABROSURA—Serves Mexican and Cuban fare, including arroz tapada de pollo and steak Mexican.  782 Washington. 421-8180. B, L, D, X, $-$$ SAIGON LE—Vietnamese/Chinese specialties include calamari with ginger, and pork chops with mushrooms; vegetarian options too. Closed Sunday. 51 N. Cleveland. 276-5326. L, D, X, $-$$ SAKURA—Sushi, tempura, and teriyaki are Japanese specialties here. 2060 West St. (Germantown). 758-8181. 4840 Poplar. 572-1002. L, D, X, $-$$ SALSA—Mexican-Southern California specialties include carnitas, enchiladas verde, and fajitas; also Southwestern seafood dishes such as snapper verde. Closed Sun. Regalia Shopping Center, 6150 Poplar, Suite 129. 683-6325. L, D, X, $-$$ SCHWEINEHAUS—Serving Bavarian-influenced fare with a Southern twist; includes wurst platters, pork schnitzel, sauerbraten, and more; also a wide variety of beers. 2 110 Madison. 347-3060. L, D, X, $-$$ SEASONS 52—This elegant fresh grill and wine bar offers a seasonally changing menu using fresh ingredients, wood-fire grilling, and brick-oven cooking; also a large international wine list and nightly piano bar. Crescent Center, 6085 Poplar. 682-9952. L, D, X, $$-$$$ THE SECOND LINE—Kelly English brings “relaxed Creole cuisine” to his new eatery; serves a variety of po-boys and such specialties as barbecue shrimp, and andouille, shrimp, and pimento cheese fries.  2144 Monroe. 590-2829. L, D, WB, X, $-$$ SEKISUI—Japanese fusion cuisine, fresh sushi bar, grilled meats and seafood, California rolls, and vegetarian entrees. Poplar/Perkins location’s emphasis is on Pacific Rim cuisine. Menu and hours vary at each location. 2 5 Belvedere. 725-0005; 1884 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 309-8800; 4724 Poplar (between Perkins & Colonial). 767-7770; 2130 W. Poplar (Collierville). 854-0622; 1255 Goodman Rd. (Horn Lake). 662-536-4404; 2990 Kirby-Whitten (Bartlett). 377-2727; 6696 Poplar. 747-0001. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$$ SHOGUN JAPANESE RESTAURANT—Entrees include tempura, teriyaki, and sushi, as well as grilled fish and chicken entrees. 2324 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 384-4122. L, D, X, $-$$ SIDE PORCH STEAK HOUSE—In addition to steak, the menu includes chicken, pork chops, and fish entrees; homemade rolls are a specialty. Closed Sun.-Mon. 5689 Stage Rd. (Bartlett). 3772484. D, X, $-$$ SOUTH MAIN SUSHI & GRILL— Serving sushi, nigiri, and more.  520 S. Main. 249-2194. L, D, X, $

JAVA CABANA—2170 Young. 272-7210. MUDDY’S GRIND HOUSE—585 S. Cooper. 683-8844. OTHERLANDS—641 S. Cooper. 278-4994. MRA. QAHWA COFFEE BAR—Claridge House, 109 N. Main.800-2227. SQUARE BEANS ESPRESSO + GELATO— 103 N. Center St. (Collierville). 854-8855. STARBUCKS—1850 Union Ave. 729-4288; 3388 Poplar. 320-1021; 5201 Poplar. 818-9954; 2955 Kirby Whitten (Bartlett), 266-2497; 180 Goodman Rd. E. (Southaven). 662-349-0342; 8140 Goodman Rd. (Olive Branch). 662-890-9507. For more listings, check online. SWEET CAKE SHOP—45 S. Main (upstairs from Maciel’s Tacos & Tortas). 526-0037. TAMP & TAP—122 Gayoso. 207-1053 THE UGLY MUG— 4610 Poplar. 552-3165.

SPINDINI—Italian fusion cuisine with such entrees as wood-fired pizzas, gorgonzola stuffed filet, and fresh seafood; pizza specials on Mon.; large domestic whiskey selection.  383 S. Main. 578-2767. D, X, $$-$$$ STAKS— Offering pancakes, including Birthday Cake and lemon ricotta. Menu includes other breakfast items such as beignets and French toast, as well as soups and sandwiches for lunch. 4615 Poplar. 509-2367. B, L, WB, X, $ STIX—Hibachi steakhouse with Asian cuisine features steak, chicken, and a fillet and lobster combination, also sushi. A specialty is Dynamite Chicken with fried rice.  4680 Merchants Park Circle, Avenue Carriage Crossing (Collierville). 854-3399. L, D, X, $-$$ STONE SOUP CAFE— Cooper-Young eatery serving soups, salads, quiche, meat-and-two specials; and daily specials such as Italian roast beef. Closed Monday. 993 S. Cooper. 922-5314. B, L, SB, X, $ STRANO SICILIAN KITCHEN & BAR—Presenting a Sicilian/Mediterranean mix of Arab, Spanish, Greek, and North African fare, Strano serves small plates, wood-grilled fish, and hand-tossed pizzas such as the King Alaska, with salmon and chevre. Closed Mon.  948 S. Cooper. 275-8986. L, D, SB, X, $$-$$$ SWEET GRASS—Low-country coastal cuisine includes such specialties as shrimp and grits. Closed Mon. The restaurant’s “sister,” Sweet Grass Next Door, open nightly, serves lunch Sat.-Sun. 937 S. Cooper. 278-0278. D, SB, X, $-$$$ TANNOOR GRILL—Brazilian-style steakhouse with skewers served tableside, along with Middle Eastern specialties; vegetarian options also available.  830 N. Germantown Pkwy. 443-5222. L, D, X, $-$$$ TART—Combination patisserie, coffeehouse, and restaurant serving rustic French specialties, including baked eggs in brioche, topped with Gruyere, and french breads and pastries.  820 S. Cooper. 725-0091. B, L, WB, X, $-$$ TERRACE—Creative American and Continental cuisine includes such entrees as filet mignon, beef or lamb sliders, five-spice salmon, and grilled vegetarian eggplant; also small plates. Rooftop, River Inn of Harbor Town, 50 Harbor Town Square. 260-3366. D, X, $$ TEXAS DE BRAZIL—Serves beef, pork, lamb, and chicken dishes, and Brazilian sausage; also a salad bar with extensive toppings. 150 Peabody Place, Suite 103. 526-7600. L (Wed.-Fri.), D, SB, X, $$-$$$ THREE LITTLE PIGS—Pork-shoulder-style barbecue with tangy mild or hot sauce, freshly made cole slaw, and baked beans.  5145 Quince Rd. 685-7094. B, L, D, X, $ TOPS BAR B-Q—Specializes in pork barbecue sandwiches and sandwich plates with beans and slaw; also serves ribs, beef brisket, and burgers.  1286 Union. 725-7527. 4183 Summer. 324-4325; 5391 Winchester. 794-7936; 3970 Rhodes. 323-9865; 6130 Macon. 371-0580. For more locations, go online. L, D, X, $ TROLLEY STOP MARKET—Serves plate lunches/dinners as well as pizzas, salads, and vegan/vegetarian entrees; a specialty is the locally raised beef burger. Also sells fresh produce and goods from local farmers; delivery available. Saturday brunch; closed Sunday.   704 Madison. 526-1361. L, D, X, $ TSUNAMI—Features Pacific Rim cuisine (Asia, Australia, South Pacific, etc.); also a changing “small plate” menu. Specialties include Asian nachos and roasted sea bass. Closed Sunday.  928 S. Cooper. 274-2556. D, X, $$-$$$ TUSCANY ITALIAN EATERY—Serves classic Italian dishes. Menu includes paninis, deli subs and wraps, pasta, soups, and more. Closed Sunday. 116 S. Front. 626-8848. L, D, X, $

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Serving sandwiches and salads, burgers and bagels, wings and chicken, these are popular spots. BOGIE’S—715 S. Mendenhall. 761-5846. MRA; 2098 LaSalle Place. 272-0022. MRA; 80 Monroe. 525-6764; 2028 W. Poplar (Collierville). 854-8555. CHEFFIE’S—483 High Point Terrace. 343-0488. CHING’S HOT WINGS—1264 Getwell. 743-5545. CITY EAST BAGEL & GRILLE—6698 Poplar at Kirby. 754-2660. CITY MARKET—66 S. Main. 729-6152. CORDELIA’S TABLE—737 Harbor Bend Rd. 526-4772. FINO’S FROM THE HILL—1853 Madison. 272-3466; 703 W. Brookhaven Cir. 334-4454. MRA. HOLIDAY HAM—2087 Union. 881-6433; 585 Erin Dr. 7634499; 7652 Poplar (Germantown). 869-6650; 3750 Hacks Cross Rd., #112. 624-4848 JASON’S DELI—1213 Ridgeway. 685-3333; 1585 Chickering (Cordova). 844-1840; 3473 Poplar. 324-3181. KWIK CHEK—2013 Madison. 274-9293. LENNY’S SUB SHOP—2893 Poplar. 320-0022; 7424 Stage Rd. 937-0800; 22 N. Front. 543-9230; 521 S. Highland. 454-7077; 2095 Exeter, Suite 30 (Germantown). 755-0750; 4970 Raleigh-LaGrange. 371-9979; 1016 W. Poplar (Collierville). 8548299; 4726 Spottswood. 202-4800; 4740 Showcase. 368-4215; 8950 Hwy. 64 (Lakeland). 12 S. Cooper. 276-5775; 6300 Poplar, #111. 761-2403. MRA. LETTUCE EAT SALAD COMPANY—6641 Poplar, Suite 106. (Germantown), 552-5604. LUCCHESI’S BEER GARDEN—84 S. Reese. 452-3002. LUCCHESI’S RAVIOLI—540 S. Mendenhall. #3. 7669922. LUNCHBOX EATS—288 S. Fourth. 526-0820. MCALISTER’S DELI—3482 Plaza Ave. 452-6009; 7990 Trinity Rd. (Cordova). 737-7282; 7710 Poplar (Germantown). 753-1507; 975 580 S. Mendenhall. 763-2711; 3855 Hacks Cross. 881-6068; 6600 Stage Rd. (Bartlett). 213-3311. 9091 Poplar (Germantown) 756-5292. NEWK’S EATERY—3680 S. Houston Levee (Collierville). 861-1221; 2200 Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 377-8796; 5336 Poplar. 820-0415. PANERA BREAD—714 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 754-5813; 4530 Poplar. 767-3116; 5865 Poplar, Ridgeway Trace. 683-9384; 7850 Poplar. 759-1439; 7501 Goodman Rd. (Olive Branch). 662-890-1985. PARADISE CAFE—6150 Poplar, Suite 120. 821-9600. JACK PIRTLE’S FRIED CHICKEN—3571 Lamar. 7941254; 2520 Mt. Moriah. 565-0203 RAFFE’S DELI—3358 Poplar. 458-5110. SCHLOTZSKY’S DELI—4758 Poplar. 763-0741. UNCLE LOU’S FRIED CHICKEN—3633 Millbranch. 332-2367. WHOLE FOODS MARKET—5014 Poplar. 685-2293. YOUNG AVENUE DELI—2119 Young. 278-0034. TWILIGHT SKY TERRACE—Offers small plates of tostados, nachos, flatbreads, paninis; also hand-crafted cocktails and sweeping rooftop views of the downtown Memphis skyline. Open, weather permitting.  The Madison Hotel, 79 Madison. 333-1224. L (Sat.Sun.), D, WB.X, $ TYCOON—Among the Asian entrees are spicy garlic shrimp, Thai gumbo, and special house noodle soup. 3307 Kirby Parkway. 362-8788. B, L, D, X, $ UNCLE BUCK’S FISHBOWL & GRILL—Burgers, pizza, fish dishes, sandwiches, and more served in a unique “underwater” setting.  Bass Pro, Bass Pro Drive, 291-8200. L, D, X, $-$$ WANG’S MANDARIN HOUSE—Offers Mandarin, Cantonese, Szechuan, and spicy Hunan entrees, including the goldensesame chicken; next door is East Tapas, serving small plates with an Asian twist.  6065 Park Ave, Park Place Mall. 763-0676. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ WOMAN’S EXCHANGE TEA ROOM—Chicken-salad plate, beef tenderloin, soups-and-sandwiches, and vegetable plates are specialties; meal includes drink and dessert. Closed Sat.Sun. 88 Racine. 327-5681. L, X, MRA, $ ZAYTOON—Serves such Mediterranean cuisine as shish kebabs, falafel, hummus, and gyros. 694 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 754-6366. L, D, X, $            

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here’s never been a better time to read about Memphis on the Internet. It seems like more things are happening around town than ever before, and as such, there’s a flood of posts and pictures of everything you could be doing, every meal you could be eating, every cool new place to check out. These are some of our favorite Memphis-related sites; from history to sports (Tigers and Grizzlies, anyway — but by next year someone will probably start a Redbirds blog) to obsessively following local politics, every base is covered.

Memphis magazine Of course we start with our own site, featuring articles from the magazine and web-exclusive updates and musings from the Memphis staff. Blurb Richard J. Alley, editor of Inside Memphis Business and published novelist, covers books with a Memphis slant. Ask Vance Memphis magazine’s history buff and award-winning columnist Vance Lauderdale examines the bygone Bluff City. Beyond the Arc Twitter: @FlyerGrizBlog Memphis Flyer’s Kevin Lipe offers analysis on the Memphis Grizzlies. Bird on a Wire News and updates from MLGW. Bigger than Your Head A wine blog by longtime Memphis journalist Fredric Koeppel. The BruceV Blog Twitter: @sylamore1 Notes and musings from Memphis Flyer editor Bruce VanWyngarden. Choose901 A relentlessly positive look at what’s going on in and around Memphis, and ways to make Memphis better. The Chubby Vegetarian Foodie heaven from Justin Fox Burks.

Crème de Memph Josh Whitehead, local planning director, writes about urban design and history. Dining with Monkeys Stacey Greenberg tells of her experiences taking her kids, lovingly referred to as the “monkeys,” out to eat in Memphis and offers restaurant reviews from a mom’s perspective. The Flyer News Blog The latest breaking news for Memphis and the Mid-South. Fly on the Wall Blog A team of wits covers Memphis news from a slightly warped perspective. From My Seat Twitter: @FrankMurtaugh Memphis magazine managing editor Frank Murtaugh’s sports essays. Fuzzy Brew A blog about local beers and the people who make them. Grizzly Bear Blues Twitter: @sbnGrizzlies SB Nation’s Grizzlies team blog, written by Grizzlies fans from Memphis and all over the world. Hungry Memphis Twitter: @HungryFlyer Memphis Flyer managing editor Susan Ellis on the local food scene. I Love Memphis Twitter: @ilovememphis A constantly updated and upbeat take on Memphis people, places, and events from the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Intermission Impossible Twitter: @PeskyFly Memphis Flyer writer Chris Davis covers the local theater scene. Lef tWingCracker Twitter: @LeftWingCracker A blog about politics: sometimes local, sometimes national, always left of center. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Blog The official blog of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Memphis Gaydar Twitter: @biancaphillips Bianca Phillips covers the local LGBTQ community for the Memphis Flyer. Memphis Parent Twitter: @Memphis_Parent Memphis Parent highlights news, trends, and events affecting parents living in Memphis. The site features articles from the magazine, and a great calendar of kid-friendly events around town. Political Beat Blog Twitter: @jbaker7973 Memphis Flyer senior editor Jackson Baker covers the local political scene like no one else can. Smart City Memphis Smart City Consulting brings a fresh perspective on Memphis. Style Sessions The Memphis Flyer’s fashion blog puts emphasis on local designers and fashionistas. Tiger Blue Twitter: @FrankMurtaugh Memphis magazine managing editor Frank Murtaugh takes on the University of Memphis athletics program. Vegan Crunk Twitter: @biancaphillips Bianca Phillips (aka Crunk Master B) shows us how to dine vegan in the Dirty South. Vibinc Twitter: @vibinc Steve Ross’ progressive take on Memphis politics.

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Memphis magazine, August 2016  

Our annual City Guide issue! Your guide to everything and everyone you need to know in Memphis.

Memphis magazine, August 2016  

Our annual City Guide issue! Your guide to everything and everyone you need to know in Memphis.