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veryone knows that feeling — the dull ache, or even a flash of pain — after taking a bite of food. And we all pretend it didn’t happen; it will go away if we ignore it. But the next morning, that ache is still there, and we finally realize that it’s time to call the dentist. With tremendous advances in pain management, and impressive new technology in the repair and treatment of tooth problems, there’s no reason to hesitate. The only decision is: Which dentist should you call? The list of dentists and professionals on these pages, named as the very best among their peers in a survey conducted by the national organization, topDentists, should make that choice easy for you. Just pick up the phone.

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DISCLAIMER: This list is excerpted from the 2018 topDentists™ list, which includes listings for 125 dentists and specialists in the Memphis metropolitan area. For more information call 706-364-0853 or email or visit topDentists has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list but does not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. Copyright 2009-2018 by topDentists, Augusta, GA. All rights reserved. This list, or parts thereof, must not be reproduced in any form without permission. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without permission of topDentists. No fees may be charged, directly or indirectly, for the use of the information in this list without permission. D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • 61

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graduated in 1976 with honors from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, then from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1982. Dr. Cooley has undergone training with the Hornbrook Group and PAClive, the country’s top program for hands-on continuing education for dentists. Dr. Cooley is also a proud member of: the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Crown Council. These organizations keep Dr. Cooley abreast of developing studies in the fields of cosmetic, restorative and general dentistry. Dr. Cooley and his entire team love to volunteer their time and efforts both locally and globally taking care of patients in Memphis and Shelby Co. and on mission trips to the Dominican Republic. Dr. Cooley always welcomes new patients into his office with most referrals coming from existing, very satisfied patients. The highest compliment we receive is when our patients refer their family and friends.

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Penny Lover




’m blessed to have lived in three distinctive regions of the United States. With enough birthdays, one can identify connective threads, even across thousands of miles and myriad experiences. Both in terms of time and place, my life in Southern California, New England, and Memphis has been flavored by extraordinary basketball players, one of them on the cover of this magazine as our 2018 Memphian of the Year.

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Some backstory. My family moved from TenThe achievements and accolades mounted. nessee to Southern California (Placentia) in (You can read about them in the feature that 1979, the year a freakishly tall but delightfully begins on page 38.) And I stayed in Memphis, nicknamed point guard moved there from making the Bluff City home not just for myself, Michigan. Magic Johnson led the Los Ange- but for a family. My wife of 24 years and I have les Lakers to a pair of NBA championships two daughters, like Penny Hardaway born and in my three years on the West Coast, moving bred in Memphis. My daughters know the the NBA, quite literally, back to Penny legend, and now Penny prime time for a nation needing the coach. If only the YouTube a dose of personality with its clips could fully convey what hoops. (In much of the country, my generation witnessed in the the 1980 NBA Finals were aired 1990s. (Keep watching those on tape delay after the late local clips, girls.) news.) In 2014, Hardaway was inWhen my dad, an economics ducted into the National High professor, took a job with NorSchool Hall of Fame for his wich University (in Northfield, exploits at Treadwell High. In Vermont) in 1982, we moved to a coincidence almost beyond New England. Boston Celtics measure, my high school basecountry. I played high school ball coach, Frank Pecora, was basketball in that charming inducted the same year. Pecora November 1986 hamlet, part of Larry Bird’s led Northfield High School to territory, as the Celtics and Lakers alternated 15 state championships, one of them (in 1985) championships from 1984 to 1987. I wanted to with me, a sophomore outfielder, riding the shoot like Bird and handle the ball like Magic. bench. That gives me one more high school Alas, I could do neither. I spent my college championship — as a player — than Penny days in Boston, Bird’s influence everywhere, Hardaway. and found my playing niche with intramurals. I mentioned our odd connection, and my Upon graduating in 1991, I decided to make coach’s severe height disadvantage to PenMemphis home, and this is where my life’s bas- ny during the cover shoot for this magazine. ketball thread gets especially colorful. My ma- (Hardaway wasn’t told the significance of the ternal grandmother had shared stories about shot, only that it was intended for our cover.) the great Larry Finch at Memphis State. She When I told him about my state title, Hardaway died not long before I arrived in the Bluff City, smiled and said, “Those are the best moments. but Tiger basketball was very much on my The best memories.” radar, a program under the guidance then of I’m convinced Penny Hardaway has a Coach Larry Finch. championship in his future. He’s as hungry And the Tigers had a star making his debut for one at his college alma mater as he was that fall. I learned how to correctly spell the as an All-Star professional player. He is now name Anfernee Hardaway, and that he was no a leader of young men, tasked with helping relation to the Golden State Warriors’ young talented athletes win, but not merely on a star, Tim Hardaway. Those in the know hinted scoreboard. He transformed the spirit of the that “Penny,” as he was known, could do things Memphis basketball community — is there on the floor most men not nicknamed Magic any other community in this town? — the would consider superhuman. Each of those moment he accepted his new job. Now for forecasts proved gloriously accurate. I can- him, the hard part. And for the rest of us, not remember my early days as a Memphian the fun part. The best moments await. And without seeing a no-look pass or spin move the best memories. from the spindly swingman who seemed to Frank Murtaugh love playing basketball almost as much as we managing editor fans relished watching him.



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uests arriving for The National Civil Rights Museum’s 27th Freedom Awards ceremony, which was held October 17th, walked a red carpet before entering the Halloran Centre for cocktails and food. Some relaxed on sofas in front of the venue before they entered the Orpheum Theatre for the ceremony. Vice President Joe Biden, the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., and J. R. “Pitt” Hyde III were the recipients of this year’s Freedom Awards. A special tribute to the late Aretha Franklin was included at this year’s event. Her role in the civil rights and women’s rights movements were acknowledged during the ceremony. Her children, Jordan, Victorie, and Kecalf Franklin, attended.




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ourage Through Cancer’s fourth annual event to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was held November 9th at Minglewood Hall. This year’s recipients were Bruce Hopkins, Jennifer Chandler, Mike O’Neill, Ethele Hilliard, Jane Ezzell, Kim Bowden, Sonya Faught, and Stephanie Simpson. All the recipients are cancer survivors. Courage Through Cancer is an organization of people who share their life experiences to help others fight cancer. Courage Through Cancer founder Jon Neal chaired the event with his wife, Courtney.

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Steak at Pete & Sam’s by michael donahue

Memphis knows to keep doing the things it does best, and a big part of what this city does best is food. In this new series, “Classic Dining,” Michael Donahue will explore dishes that are legendary on the local dining scene.

Ava Bomarito, granddaughter of Pete & Sam’s founder, the late Sam Bomarito, serves a New York strip and a beef tender at the popular Memphis restaurant.


ack in the 1960s, my mom routinely brought home part of her New York strip sirloin after she and my dad went out to eat with their friends at Pete & Sam’s. I was the lucky one who got to eat the rest of her steak while I was watching a movie or The Tonight Show.

Well, Pete & Sam’s, which opened in 1948, continues to serve that same great steak. I’ve eaten countless numbers of them. In addition to the New York strip, you also can get T-bones, rib-eyes, filets, and beef tender broiled in burgundy wine and mushroom sauce. For years I exclusively ate steak at Pete & Sam’s, which is an Italian restaurant. I didn’t order spaghetti, ravioli, or their thin-crust pizzas. It had to be steak. Ditto for Charlie Robertson, the owner of Three Little Pigs Bar-B-Q. I recently ran into

Robertson, who was eating at Pete & Sam’s the night I was there. He told me he ordered his first steak — a New York strip — that night. He always gets Italian food. His neighbor told him he needed to try a steak. He loved it. The menu reads, “All of our steaks are carved in-house using the finest USDA choice meat.” So, what makes these steaks so good? I asked Michael Bomarito, one of the owners. The grill is one reason. “The grill is the original grill,” he says. “It’s the only grill we’ve ever had. It’s World War II army

surplus. I think my dad said he paid $10 for it, God knows when. A flat-top grill. It’s been seasoned 100,000 times over. That’s how you get those good sears on those steaks.” They don’t do anything fancy as far as preparing the steak for cooking. “We put salt, granulated garlic, and black pepper. We season it pretty heavily but that’s it. There’s nothing to it. A little salt, pepper, garlic. Put it down on that grill, let it sear, flip it once, and onto the plate it goes.” Is that the way they’ve always done their steaks? “I’ve been here 30 years and this is the only way I’ve ever seen a steak cooked. We don’t drizzle it in butter. It goes on the grill and that’s it. It’s not a complicated process.” And, he says, “We’re not

marinating. We’re not doing anything special. It’s a quality piece of meat seasoned properly and that’s it. You don’t have to make it any more complicated than it should be.” I tried the beef tender for the first time the other night. It was the proverbial “cut it with a feather” tender. “It’s been here forever,” Bomarito says. “Our Uncle Paul — it was his recipe for that sauce. Look at the oldest menu on the wall.” And, like the restaurant’s popular Beacon Salad, that beef tender isn’t something you’re going to get anyplace else. “We put our meat sauce in it,” Bomarito says. “You can’t make that anywhere else but Pete & Sam’s.” Pete & Sam’s, 3886 Park Avenue, 901-458-0694

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By stimulating the body’s own healing processes, Dry Needling can provide relief from head to toe


here’s a new technique that helps with everything from muscle pain to migraines; recovery from exertion to dealing with overuse injuries – and Regional One Health’s Center for Rehabilitative Medicine at the East Campus now offers it to patients. It’s called Dry Needling, and it combines acupuncture, trigger point therapy and neuroanatomy. “It works for many diagnoses,” said Ambrosia Scott, LAT, CCI, a doctor of physical therapy and Outpatient Rehabilitation Manager. “It can be used for the worker who does repetitive tasks to the weekend warrior athlete to the geriatric patient who isn’t moving as much.” These patients can experience “microtrauma” to joints and muscles, eventually causing pain and injury. That’s where Dry Needling can help. Patients start with an evaluation by a physical therapist, either via a doctor’s referral or through the center’s Direct Access option, which lets patients with private insurance or who pay out of pocket make appointments on their own. Their therapist develops a treatment plan – as Scott explained, “We still need to address how the pain came about, or it becomes a recurring cycle” – and decide if Dry Needling would help. If so, Scott starts by consulting with the patient on treatment preferences. Dry Needling does involve placing needles, albeit very small ones, into the body, so she needs to understand their sensitivities. “Our needles are very thin and they aren’t there to cause pain, but it is a needle in the body,” she said. “We first test patients’ sensitivity to pressure, and explain the process so they’re less anxious. Then, we continuously communicate to make sure they’re comfortable.” Some patients say they don’t even feel the needles going in, and others experience pain relief or relaxation. Some feel soreness afterwards, which is normal. That’s because Dry Needling works by creating a small lesion, prompting increased circulation to the injury. “The body is remarkable, because it naturally starts the healing process,” Scott said. “Dry Needling stimulates a response for the body to heal itself.” The technique can be used from the face and head to the soles of the feet and has very few contraindications, save for not being appropriate for patients with bleeding

Ambrosia Scott, DPT, LAT, CCI, uses Dry Needling on physical therapy patients at the Center for Rehabilitative Medicine to help speed recovery and relief from a variety of conditions.

The body is remarkable, because it naturally starts the healing process. Dry Needling stimulates a response for the body to heal itself. disorders, communicable diseases or nickel allergies. It can address a number of concerns: TMJ, migraines, muscle spasms or tightness, overuse injuries, neurological issues, back and neck pain, etc. Sessions may last five to 15 minutes, and the number varies. She added the technique can even be used prior to athletic competition to increase blood flow to certain areas – like “cupping,” which gained attention during the 2016 Summer Olympics. Scott said it’s important to seek the right provider, noting the Center for Rehabilitative Medicine is unique in that its Dry Needling is done by clinicians in a hospital setting, providing extra trust and expertise. All of the physical therapists have their doctorate and highest level of knowledge, she said, noting,

“Our training includes a strong focus on the entire body. We know how the muscles work, and we know the neuroanatomy. It is part of what we do every day.” To schedule an appointment with Scott based on a doctor’s referral or on your own through the Direct Access option, call 901-515-3100.


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Ballet Memphis’ Nutcracker

Is it really even Christmas if you haven’t gotten a chance to see The Nutcracker? Check out Clara, the Sugarplum Fairies, and the Nutcracker Prince at Ballet Memphis’ must-see rendition at The Orpheum. The Orpheum, 203 S. Main St.


Pink Palace Re-opening

Holiday Wonders at the Garden

11.23-12.31 (sel ec t nigh t s) Holiday Wonders at the Garden


At long last, the Pink Palace Mansion is set for its grand re-opening. Trace the roots of the mansion and founder Clarence Saunders through a reconstructed Piggly Wiggly and Clyde Parke Miniature Circus. Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave.

Cycles). Other events for the weekend include a Christmas at Graceland Archive Presentation; Christmas Tips, Tricks, and Crafts seminars led by JJ Keras at The Guest House at Graceland; and a screening of the Hallmark Channel’s movie Christmas at Graceland in The Guest House Theater. Elvis Presley’s Memphis at Graceland, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd.

12.14-12.16 Nut ReMix

The Cannon Center presents the 16th annual production of Nut ReMix, a modern rendition of the traditional Nutcracker. Set on Beale

here’s something for everyone at this four-part spectacle. Children can enjoy the interactive and outdoor Snowy Nights, 12.14families can watch the multimedia LED lightshow at Trees Alight or 12.15 view the beautifully decorated City of Memphis Christmas Tree, and adults Graceland Holiday Concert can hang out by the fire while enjoying cocktails at Under the Stars. Weekend Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd., Graceland presents


(select nights) SunTrust Zoo Lights

SunTrust Zoo Lights provides a thrilling outlet for celebrating the holidays through viewing light displays and snow, riding the 90-foot-tall Ferris wheel, or doing laps around the ice-skating rink. It’s no wonder Zoo Lights has been rated one of the “Top 20 Best Zoo Light Displays” two years in a row by USA Today. Memphis Zoo, 2000 Prentiss Pl.


Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees

Stroll through an enchanting winter wonderland filled with beautifully lit Christmas trees, animated characters (like penguins and elves), and, of course, Santa

Claus, at the Pink Palace Museum. Proceeds benefit Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Pink Palace, 3050 Central Ave.


A Christmas Carol A long-running Memphis holiday tradition, the stage production of Charles Dickens’ iconic Christmas story, A Christmas Carol, continues through December 23rd on the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis. In its 41st year, this production, directed by Jason Spitzer, stars Eddy Davis as Ebenezer Scrooge as he journeys through his Christmas past, present, and future. Theatre Memphis, 630 Perkins Extd.


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Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i

From December 1st until February 24th, the Brooks Museum features “Visions of Hawai‘i,” a collection of 20 Georgia O’Keeffe landscapes and floral paintings that resulted from a nine-week stay in Hawaii in 1939. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave.

A Christmas Carol

Graceland Holiday Concert Weekend concerts on the Graceland Soundstage at Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex: “Christmas with Elvis with Live Orchestra,” “An Elvis Gospel Christmas,” and “Elvis Live in Concert.” Concertgoers will receive free admission to Elvis Presley’s Memphis for the day, where they can view two newly expanded exhibits (ICONS: The Influence of Elvis Presley, and Presley

Street, this rendering stars Lil Buck and features dance and musical scores that range widely from hip-hop, classical ballet, flamenco, and Memphis jookin’, to West African dance. Music will be performed by Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Big Band, plus flamenco musicians, African drummers, and Booker T and the MG’s. Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St.

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Grizzlies vs. Rockets

Reigning NBA MVP James Harden visits FedExForum along with the rest of the Houston Rockets to take on the Grizzlies in a Southwest

holiday album Full Of (Even More) Cheer. Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St.




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Liberty Bowl Division showdown. Harden led the NBA in scoring last season with 30.4 points per game. FedExForum, 191 Beale St.


North Mississippi Allstars

The North Mississippi Allstars return to Memphis to promote their latest album, Prayer for Peace. From nearby Hernando, MS, the Dickinson brothers have been going strong since

Liberty Bowl

Two of college football’s top teams — one from the SEC, another from the Big 12 — will battle in the 60th annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Fans will also get to enjoy a pre-game and halftime show featuring a nationally known entertainer, live marching bands, and dancers. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St.

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Home Free’s “A Country Christmas”

Five-piece acapella country group Home Free stops in Memphis at the Cannon Center to belt out Christmas tunes from their 2016


New Year’s Eve on Beale

What better way to ring in the New Year than to watch the guitar drop on Beale Street? Event-goers will also enjoy sets from multiple Memphis musicians at Fourth and Beale, food, drink, and a fireworks finale. The event will be livestreamed on Beale Street’s social media channels. Beale St.




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e courted on long walks home from school and across a nicked and varnished table at the Mourning Public Library. He asked what I was reading and, almost every time, would say he’d read the book as well. He strolled around the library, came back to the table and slid a book across to me. I began to think that all he’d done up to that point was read books. He was training to be a writer. Grandmother sent me to the post office on Saturday afternoons and I was out the door like a flash, anticipating a moment with Edward who worked there with Mr. Cooper, sorting mail, delivering packages, sweeping up. And then there were those dewy mornings we met just beyond the shotgun cabins of Lizzie’s people. I’d walk along the dirt road fronting the shack where Lizzie had grown up and wave to Miss Della and Fern, Teeth and his missus if she was on the front porch with him. In a meadow of lavender and black-eyed Susan, the tall grass and trees kept us hidden and cut off from the world. Blades as soft and fine as hair brushed my bare shoulders and the view of the foothills in the distance, so pale green and gray with blue sky above, reminded me of the mural over the library’s circulation desk. I can still recall the scent of lilac caught on a breeze and carried like a kite,

and what the earth smelled like after a light rain. Now, I don’t mean to say that what happened between Edward and me in that meadow was anything other than what two young and curious people might get into naturally. No, our wedding night in the Chisca Hotel was new to me. But I won’t say it wasn’t a start, either. Back in Mourning, we held hands and talked, mostly about school and the stories he was writing. Sometimes we’d just sit and take in the view, feel the sun on our faces. It was I who leaned in for that first kiss. He already had the faintest whiskers and they tickled my face. It was the meadow and the foothills in the distance I was thinking about as Christine and I sat across from one another during a lull in our shift at the Arcade. We each had coffee and she smoked a cigarette, and she told me about the mountains of Arkansas. Her mystery man had taken her to Hot Springs for the weekend, telling his wife he had business there. Christine gushed about the horse races and the hot spring baths (“We were bathed and massaged together, Amelia! Naked as jaybirds right there in front of the attendants.”) and the food they’d eaten in the finest restaurants. She finally had her time as the sole woman, the wife-for-aweekend that she’d always dreamed about. And it had


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gone better than she could have hoped. I didn’t see any bruises this time, no black eye. He behaved like a gentleman, she said. “He truly does love me, I believe that.” “Where did you stay?” I asked, trying to stay engaged though I wanted to tell her she should have just stayed there while he came back. Arkansas had been her home, after all. “Why, the Arlington, of course. Finest hotel in the Ozarks. His boss has business in Hot Springs and keeps a suite, so we took advantage. It was like a honeymoon.” “The problem is honeymoons never do last.” I don’t know why I said it. The way Christine’s face fell told me it was as hurtful as a slap across the cheek. Edward and I never had a honeymoon. Unless you count our night in the Chisca before he shipped out, we never experienced what so many married couples are blessed with. I suppose I resented her a little, spending a luxurious weekend in a beautiful hotel with massages, champagne, entertainment, sex for days on a whim. I never had that with Edward and never would. I had a train ride, a wedding night in a strange city, and then the gift of a hotel stay with the entire weight of the unknown in bed with us. And we had those moments in the meadow. I clung to those memories even as Christine’s tales of her Hot Springs weekend washed them out like house paint in the sun. I could sense the color of those moments, but they would never be as vibrant as they’d once been.  

RICHARD J. ALLEY is an award-winning reporter, columnist, and editor from Memphis. His work has appeared in Memphis magazine, Oxford American, and Humanities Tennessee, among others. He is the author of the novel, Five Night Stand, and a story contributor to the anthology, Memphis Noir.

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LIL Bucking Gravity Talking inspiration, improvisation, and innovation with the Memphis-raised dancer.

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ow would you describe your relationship with gravity?” It’s not a standard interview question, or, for that matter, one I’d ask just about anyone else, in just about any other circumstance.

But I’m talking with Charles “Lil Buck” Riley, and I can’t not ask

him about the 9.8 meters-per-second force that dictates the way most of us move across Earth’s surface. If you’ve watched Buck dance — either on stage with New Ballet Ensemble in the annual Nut ReMix, on the street (back in the day, he used to dance on Beale), in a commercial, or in any number of viral YouTube videos — you know that he moves with preternatural freedom, sometimes f lowing like liquid, sometimes f loating as air.

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Lil Buck, who has danced all over the world and appears in a recent Disney feature film, will be back in Memphis this month for New Ballet Ensemble’s annual Nut ReMix.

Born in Chicago in 1988, Buck moved to Memphis in the mid-nineties, when he was 8. In more recent years, he’s danced with Madonna, performed alongside YoYo Ma, danced on the stage of the Lincoln Center, in a Super Bowl halftime show, on the Great Wall of China. And he’s playing the Mouse King in the recently released Disney version of the Tchaikovsky-scored ballet classic: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. But still, Buck says he “learned most everything that I know dealing with dance, what I still do right now, from Memphis.”


e “learned how to grow up fast in Memphis, as well,” he adds. The family lived in a few places in South Memphis, where Buck attended Riverview Elementary and Middle Schools, then Carver High School. From Carver, he transferred to the Yo! Memphis Academy, a performing- and visual-arts-focused school, since shuttered. Buck didn’t learn to dance in schools or dance studios

— not at first. He started dancing with his sister, Stephanie: two little kids in their living room, after school and after church, studying all of Michael Jackson’s moves. Their mom, Sabrina Moore, would bring home VHS tapes, including one from Jackson’s Bad tour. He remembers that he and Stephanie “would just practice a lot, wearing our church outfits. Trying to be as fresh and clean as Michael Jackson was on tour.” There wasn’t TiVo back then, so they would try to absorb the moves as well as possible, as quickly as possible. It was when the family (Moore worked at a clothing store; Buck’s father, also named Charles Riley, drove a truck) moved to Memphis that Buck’s dancing became original, creative. In his final year at Riverview Middle, he was introduced to jookin’, again through his sister, who had been turned onto the quintessentially Memphis hip-hop-inspired dance style by Zephaniah Jenkins. Jookin’ is a dance style born in Memphis. Its origins are in the gangsta walk of the 1980s, a group D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • 29

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In recent Instagram posts, Buck marked the premiere of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, lifted up Memphis jookin’, and introduced the latest work from Movement Art Is.

line dance, which evolved over time into the glides, The performance was caught on a video that Damian sudden bucks, and toe holds integral to the form today. Woetzel, now the president of The Juilliard School, and Jenkins had taught Buck’s sister a jookin’ routine to a Heather Watts, Woetzel’s wife and a former principal Project Pat song; Buck remembers “just loving how that ballerina with the New York City Ballet, chanced upon whole style looked.” online. Things started happening quickly. As soon as he had seen jookin’ once, he started to see Woetzel, a sort of matchmaker for creativity, was it everywhere — “like when you love a car, when you connected to Yo-Yo Ma through President Obama’s see that car for the first time, and it ends up being your Committee on the Arts and Humanities. And he wonfavorite. You start seeing it a lot more on the road.” All dered, “Hey, what would happen if we take this dancer, of a sudden, jookin’ was all around him. Buck became a and this musician. . .” leading practitioner, at the U-Dig Dance Academy but also on streets, in parking lots, and in MySpace videos hich is how a kid from South Memand the still often-cited Memphis Jookin Vol. 1, a DVD phis came to be dancing while Yo-Yo Ma produced by Jai Armmer, Buck’s manager to this day. played the cello, in a performance that was Buck became involved with Memphis’ New Ballet recorded on a cell phone by filmmaker Spike Jonze, Ensemble as a high school student, already prodigiously then seen by Disney producers. “I think he’s a genius,” Ma later told The New York Times. talented as a jooker, and inclined toward the unexpected crossover skills intertwining jookin’ and ballet The crazy thing about Buck’s Mouse King role in — like long, long toe holds, when Buck the Disney picture is that the producbalances on the toes of his sneakers in a ers had no idea, when they reached out “I think he’s a genius.” way that brings to mind a ballet dancer to his management, that he had been — Yo-Yo Ma poised en pointe. (He has said a pair of dancing the part of the Mouse King for sneakers lasts him about two and a half years, in New Ballet’s annual Nut ReMix. weeks, moving the way he does.) “It’s amazing how I’ve always been prepping for this New Ballet CEO and artistic director Katie Smythe moment,” says Buck, “and didn’t even know it.” tells me Buck watched the professional male dancers at He’ll be back in Memphis in December for Nut ReMix New Ballet and was especially drawn to pirouettes — a (performances are at the Cannon Center, December ballet spin on the toes of one foot. But he also wanted 14-16). Katie Smythe, who wrote Nut ReMix in 2003, says to perfect moves that worried Smythe, a former professhe never wanted to interfere with more traditional sional ballerina herself. performances of The Nutcracker. But she did want to do something “completely different.” “He wasn’t doing that hyper-over-the-arch [of the foot] stuff yet,” she remembers, when she met him. The story has changed a bit each year, making it “That’s something he developed on his own, and he was relevant to the dancers’ lives and bringing in elements like interracial love. Smythe made the Nutcracker role determined to do. I tried to push him against it because it terrified me.” She mentions that Buck has sustained a Marine, or some manner of serviceman (the details injuries as a result of his trademark “over-stretching have changed over the years), who is being called to of the ligaments at the ankle and turning on the inwar; he’s still a Marine. “I thought as long as we’re side of his foot.” at war, I’m never going to change it, so I haven’t. Isn’t that sad?” There’s a great deal of Memphis in the story With Smythe in the driver’s seat, he made a trip to West Memphis, Arkansas, as part of a school outreach (Beale Street and the blues), but other cultures make effort; he danced to Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Dying Swan” appearances too. The whole performance has changed in an entirely improvised, deeply expressive, lyrical so much over the years that, Smythe says, “It’s hard to give choreography credit, because it’s one big collabostyle — part ballet, part jookin’, almost unbelievably ration with student voice in it, teacher voice in it, and flexible and flowing, balanced and bouncing. Smythe my original voice.” played him the Saint-Saëns for the first time in the car, I ask Buck why he comes back home every year for as they were crossing the bridge from Memphis to Arkansas. Played it once. Buck was slated to perform the the ReMix. After all, he’s now got a Disney movie under role of the hunter in “Peter and the Wolf,” so he was in his belt, he’s danced in commercials for Versace (with what Smythe recalls as a “hip-hop hunter’s outfit,” all whom he created a line of sneakers), Lexus, Apple. This camo, not very swanlike. But then he started moving. magazine receives no ad revenue from that Cupertino,


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California, company, but take one minute and one second, right now, and watch Buck’s AirPods commercial — it is mesmerizing, particularly the moment near the end of the spot when he appears to be teetering at the precipice before a sky full of stars. He doesn’t hesitate: “Because Memphis has never left me.” Buck didn’t grow up in an affluent part of town, but he did grow up knowing the power of inspiration. And he knows that he is, himself, an inspiration to young people, especially in Memphis — he knows what this means, the weight it carries and places on his often-bouncing shoulders. “I’m their living testament,” he tells me, “of breaking boundaries. That you can make it, even though you’re a dancer in Memphis that comes from the streets, or from the struggle. I want more of the youth that are coming up into the same world, the same environment that I grew up in, that don’t know that there’s a way or don’t think that they’re talented enough. I want to be that living proof to them.” And, he adds, “It has to be more than just them seeing me on TV.” As Smythe puts it, after learning I have a ballet background, “Then you know — some of us are just wired this way. It’s how we express ourselves.” The children who come to New Ballet who are “the most passionate,” she goes on, “are the ones whose parents tell me, ‘They’re dancing in the kitchen all the time. We have to tell them to cut it out.’ There’s something about kitchens.” I offer: “It’s the floors.” Yes, it’s the floors, but it’s also the joy — the joy that finds articulation in movement.

Buck speaks of that fateful visit to the Crystal Palace as if the South Memphis roller rink had the Holy Grail hidden somewhere behind the snack bar. And for jookin’, at that time, it did. “One day, I went and saw this guy named BoBo there,” Buck tells me. “And I don’t think he used to go there often, because he was from North Memphis, I believe, or West Memphis — I forget. But I saw him at the Crystal Palace — he had, like, gold in his mouth. It was the hood. We all wanted that. We all wanted to look like that. He had a big circle around him, and when I looked in that circle, he was gliding on the carpet grinning, just smiling, and gliding so smooth across the carpet, like it was water.” That was the moment when Buck received the deep inspiration that has carried him through his career as a dancer. The moment when he knew this was what he wanted to do — not just after school, in his living room or carport, but with his life. He sometimes calls himself a movement artist nowadays. (And sometimes an actor — in addition to the Mouse King role for Disney, he’ll appear next year in a feature film about John Brown’s 1859 raid on Harper’s Ferry.) Indeed, the company he’s founded in collaboration with Miami-native Jon Boogz is called MAI, or Movement Art Is, described as “an organization

Lil Buck performing in New Ballet Ensemble’s 2012 Springloaded.



nspir ation c omes l o c a lly, person-to-person, or at least it did for Buck. After being introduced to jookin’ through his sister, he was “always dancing, always moving, always jookin’. You can ask anybody that’s ever been around me.” When he moved to Westwood, in high school, he encountered more peers and role models whose moves he could study. “Dale and PeeWee were my homies,” he remembers. “Every time I’d come home from school, we’d be dancing in the carport of my house. We’d always be jookin’.” In high school, one of Buck’s friends acquired a Camcorder that the group would use to film themselves, then examine the footage to understand how to improve, how to accentuate and embellish. But he hadn’t met the “real guys” yet — Marico Flake, Daniel Price, G-Nerd, BoBo. And he hadn’t been to the Crystal Palace yet.

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Growth is the driving force for Octavius Nickson.

focused on using movement artistry to inspire change in the world.” Boogz and Buck first connected while both were dancing in California. Buck had flown out to dance in a music video; not long after, he moved there, started street performing in Santa Monica, building a dance crew. Boogz was performing in the L.A. area as well, and the two met at the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio’s Groove Night. Boogz “had a certain style about him that I knew wasn’t from L.A.


He knows that making a positive impact requires purpose and perseverance. Octavius needed a collaborator who shared his passion for creating change and opportunities for others.

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Lil Buck with some of the youngest Nut ReMix cast members. “I want to be living proof to the youth that are coming up into the same world I grew up in,” he says.

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He popped to the same music I would jook to — being from the South, from Miami, Florida, and me being from Memphis, it was like a whole different way of how we saw dance.” Not only did the two share an affinity for street dance — believing it to be a fine art in itself — they also felt that their art was part of a bigger cultural mission. Buck soon went off on tour with Madonna, landing in Las Vegas to do the Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil show — and as fate would have it, Boogz joined that same Cirque show as Buck was transitioning out of it. Buck describes this as an example of the “law of attraction.” Both men were interested in creating films, feeling that most dance films out there didn’t go far enough in advancing meaningful and “different narratives, powerful and strong narratives.” Boogz and Buck started working together, investing their own money in MAI, directing films as well as running workshops, performances, and exhibitions. Color of Reality was the first film; in it, they collaborated with artist Alexa Meade, an L.A.-based painter who daubs paint on people to make them appear two-dimensional, like moving paintings. That was followed by Am I A Man, centering on mass incarceration, and Honor Thy Mother, about treating Earth more lovingly, performed in collaboration with spoken-word artist Robin Sanders. Their latest,

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The Price of Life, also features spoken word by Sanders, about the epidemic of gun violence and its effect on communities, in particular on children.



ot small issues: mass incarceration, environmental devastation, gun violence — and not entertaining topics, either. The videos are beautifully rendered, the dance exquisite, and in moments — because Buck and Boogz move so


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DON’T MISS THESE EX “I’m their living testament of breaking boundaries.” — Lil Buck expressively — exquisitely painful to watch. On the evening we spoke, Buck’s most recent public news was the Disney premiere — but what had been keeping him most busy that day were meetings to continue developing projects for Movement Art Is. In Lil Buck’s Instagram feed (@lilbuckdalegend), a preview of The Price of Life, posted on October 31st, appears immediately on the heels of a video, posted October 30th, of a smiling Buck and his proud family on the red carpet for The Nutcracker and the Four Realms premiere. There’s no apparent friction between the big-screen star in him and the socially conscious artist — each pursuit bolsters the other. What’s next for this always gliding, always moving artist? There’s a film coming out next year called Emperor. A historical drama about Shields Green, an escaped slave and an associate of Frederick Douglass and John Brown, the film centers on the pivotal 1859 raid on Harper’s Ferry. Buck will play Meshach, who aids Green in the search for underground railroads. He can’t disclose many details yet, but he does let slip, “In this film, I’m not dancing at all. I play a character that has to communicate solely through emotion.” He laughs: “That’s all I’m going to give you. I can’t give you any more.” Fair enough. He has given us so much already.

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Repurpose, Recycle, Reinvent Finding creative new life for architectural salvage. by jane schneider


tep into the gracious home of Susie and Terry Tucker in Byhalia, Mississippi, and you’ll notice a series of gray metal picture frames hanging in the foyer. Square and roughhewn, the edges of these tin panels appear to be peeled back, to create the opening for the needlepointed magnolias that bloom inside. The frames are unique and significant. They were once part of a wellloved tool shed, and now transformed into a keepsake that reflects her father’s life as a farmer in Lauderdale County. “I wanted to use the tin for something and that was the first thing I thought of. I didn’t want something standard. And I like the contrast between the rough tin and the delicate needlepoint,” says Tucker, a retired nurse.

Byhalia resident Susie Tucker (right) loves finding new uses for architectural elements. Above is a tin panel she salvaged from her father’s shed. Her husband, Terry, turned it into a picture frame. PHOTOS BY JANE SCHNEIDER

You’ll find other architectural touches here, too. A sculptural wrought-iron railing accents an antique sideboard. And the couple’s dining room table uses repurposed metal boiler parts to hold up a burnished table top, made from a cedar tree from the family farm. What makes these home improvements all the more personal is that while Susie is the decorating mastermind, her husband, Terry, is often the maker. “You think of it, I’ll build it,” he’s told her.

Something old is new again


epurposing architectural elements from old buildings isn’t a new idea. But the intentional harvesting of housing materials before the wrecking ball swings might be. When most buildings were demolished in Memphis, no one thought twice about saving a thing. Those few interested in collecting bits of history would patiently wait at the site in hopes of hauling off a treasure or two. But no longer. With the popularity of HGTV shows like West End Salvage and Salvage Dogs, architectural salvage is suddenly chic. Homeowners are gaining

a new appreciation for the timeless beauty seasoned materials bring. Add the DIY mentality that has taken home decorating by storm and you can see where this is headed. Architectural salvage is gaining an avid following and local vendors are in on the game.

Finding character


uring my visit to Heritage Building Supply in Memphis’ Edge District, a millennial drops in to pick up a pair of old wooden doors he’s purchased. He tells the store’s co-founder, Robert Watson, he’s repurposing them to use as panel doors for his condo on Cotton Row. “I’ve got 100-year-old f loors with these 1980s-style finishes. I want the doors to bring more character to the space,” he says. Watson hears that often. Customers are hungry for a bit of character and history. The store works in partnership with Memphis Heritage, a nonprofit group dedicated to saving historically significant buildings. Their aim is to help people recycle salvaged building materials by collecting donations that are then sold at the store. Here you’ll find an array of wood doors, crown moldings, window frames, and light fixtures. Prices are affordable

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Every November, Memphis Heritage puts together an “Adapt-a-Door & More Auction and Fundraiser,” a silent auction of artwork and furniture made by local artists, woodworkers, and preservationists. This event gives participants a chance to see how doors and windows are retooled into eyepopping works of wonder. Phillip Bickerstaff runs Heritage Building Supply at 405 Monroe (above right). PHOTOS COURTESY MEMPHIS HERITAGE

and the proceeds support the organization. For the past two decades, West has auctioned off similar goods at the nonprofit’s fundraisers. “The recycling process appeals to me and anyone in historic preservation,” she says. The time was finally right for a storeGlass doorknobs from front, and in November The Peabody (above). 2017 they landed at 405 Decorative parts from a Monroe Avenue, a downboiler create a handsome town building owned by dining table base (left). the Will McGowan, a PHOTOS BY JANE SCHNEIDER carpenter by trade and president of the Memphis Heritage board. For many years, one of the few places you could find architectural salvage was downtown at The Common Market. Now called South Front Antiques, this family-run business has been part of the South Main Historic District since 1975. Owner Eric Nielsen acquired the business from his father several years ago. The huge building fairly groans with inventory: wrought iron fencing, metal f loor grates, fireplace surrounds, all manner of hardware, bathroom fixtures, chandeliers, wood f looring — the list is endless. What’s more, you’ll encounter snippets of Memphis history, since

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Eric Nielsen, owner of South Front Antiques (right). His Arkansas cabin (lower right) uses old panel doors as wainscoting and timbers to enhance a wall. Decorative ironwork from an old bridge makes the perfect base for a table (below). PHOTOS BY ERIC NIELSEN

Craftsmen at Palladio Garden turn aged flooring into beautiful harvest tables (bottom). PHOTO BY JANE SCHNEIDER

roughly 50 percent of their hoard comes from the city or smaller towns around the Delta. While I visit, a customer scoops up several delicate glass doorknobs that once graced The Peabody, while another considers how to transform old wooden shutters into signs. People have often repurposed old building materials, says Nielsen. To his point, we walk over to examine a huge industrial table built of wide floor planks that date back to the late 1800s. “They were recycling material even back then,” he notes. “I had another table come in like this, and it sold in three days for someone’s back porch.” Nielsen was able to salvage the huge wooden foundry patterns from the William C. Ellis and Sons building on South Front Street. The graphic pieces harken back to the Industrial Revolution and were used to make mechanical parts for cotton gins. Their savage beauty begs for creative repurposing. “You don’t find this kind of untouched stuff every day,” he says. The challenge “is connecting the dots as to finding the right person who may want it.”

Nielsen’s fishing cabin on the Spring River in Arkansas reflects his personal passion for such finds. Here, handsome doors become wainscoting in the living room, with wooden beams pulled from a downtown building creating a frame. Together, they give this rustic room warmth and interest, perfectly complementing a collection of weathered canoe paddles that hang on the wall. Another favorite is an occasional table made from an ornate piece of ironwork Nielsen came by during the renovation of the Strawberry Mansion Bridge in Philadelphia. “It’s got a killer design,” he proudly notes. Intercepting material before it’s destroyed isn’t easy, however. Memphis Heritage has long marshaled the Preservation Posse, an ad hoc group who gather when West receives word from the city that a building is slated for demolition. Watson remembers going on one such outing near Crosstown. The posse spent the morning doing manual labor just hours ahead of the wrecking crew, pulling up columns, prying off trim, and unhinging doors. “It was a pretty good haul,” he says. But such hauls can be rare.

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Addressing blight


hen it comes to appreciating the value of salvaged goods, Memphis has a long way to go before catching cities like Portland, Oregon. There, an individual can take classes to become a certified deconstruction contractor. These contractors learn how to meticulously deconstruct a house to harvest usable building materials. Portland’s housing boom created pressure from neighborhood groups who witnessed the waste of demolished homes and pushed city officials to find alternative solutions. Now, Portland’s code requires deconstruction for all houses or duplexes built prior to 1916. While more costly and time-consuming, that decision could be far-reaching. With renewed appreciation for architectural salvage, cities like Detroit and Baltimore are also beginning to reframe their blight, seeing older houses through a preservationist’s lens and recognizing the bounty such buildings could hold, work that ultimately keeps such usable materials out of landfills.

Resale is key


he growing market in Memphis for resale is good news for companies like Palladio Garden, whose craftsmen use reclaimed wood to create handsome harvest tables and custom kitchen cabinets. “You don’t do reclamation with the expectation of saving money. You do it for the esthetic beauty, for the craftsmanship and creativity,” says manager Frank Roberts. The company started down this road 10 years ago, and one need only look around Palladio’s garden store to appreciate the possibilities. Though much of the building is new construction, it artfully utilizes old brick and lumber to create a space that’s striking. Many of the furnishings on display come from Memphis. Roberts scooped up the wrought-iron Juliet balconies from the French Quarter Inn and Imperial Bowling Lanes. But you’ll also find beautiful, centuries-old doors from Egypt and curvy ironwork from France. “For some unique pieces, it’s important to come to us at the right point of construction,” he says. “A huge percentage of the architectural business is people saying ‘I want character and charm in my otherwise sterile suburban home.’” With architectural salvage, you can have a little bit of both.

June West is executive director of Memphis Heritage (left). Old cast-concrete columns brighten West’s garden (above). PHOTOS BY JANE SCHNEIDER

A wine cabinet is crafted from doors by Phillip Bickerstaff (left). Will McGowan’s desk won “Best of Door” at Memphis Heritage’s annual auction (right). Iron candlesticks by Richard Carr were once valves from the Wonder Bread Factory (right). PHOTOS COURTESY MEMPHIS HERITAGE

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PERFECT For embodying the spirit of a region starving for the championship that eluded him as a player, ANFERNEE HARDAWAY


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here’s a counter that runs the full length of a conference room wall on the second level of the Laurie-Walton Family Basketball Center, just outside the head coach’s office. On this counter — on any day one might visit — rest basketball cards, glossy photos, a basketball or two, and often an authentic Lil Penny, the most popular stringless puppet in basketball history. These are what amount to fan mail for the rookie head coach of the University

of Memphis Tigers, one Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway. They are a testament to the profound popularity of a 47-year-old former player. And Hardaway’s commitment to signing them is a testament to the profound commitment a Memphis son retains to those who made him a star in the first place. For his return home (did he ever really leave?) and for his outsized role in returning hope to a region still devoted to a college basketball program never to have won a national championship, Penny Hardaway is Memphis magazine’s 2018 Memphian of the Year. The pride of Binghampton and long-since-closed Treadwell High School spent most of this year as the most popular winless coach in the country. But what follows — wins and losses, press conferences, recruiting excursions, and such — will shape Hardaway less than he will shape the forces around him. His is a presence known by few others in the Bluff City since Elvis Presley drew his last breath 41 years ago. He will be the rare coach known casually — and perhaps, formally — by a simple nickname. The heights he reaches as a college basketball coach — in his hometown, remember — will be worth every, er, penny his success generates. Adapting to a new job — let alone thriving in it — requires the management of four human elements: doubt, fear, inspiration, and ultimately, confidence. He may be a Memphis icon and the job may feel like a birthright, but Penny Hardaway must navigate these forces just like the anxious rookie in your adjacent cubicle.


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PENNY HARDAWAY 2018 MEMPHIAN OF THE YEAR “As a lifelong basketball fan and U of M grad, the significance of hiring Penny Hardaway to coach in his hometown at his alma mater cannot be overstated. The energy his hiring brings to the university and to our city has really been electrifying. I’m so excited about what the future holds for the program with him at the helm and can’t wait to root for my Tigers.” — Jim Strickland, Mayor of the City of Memphis


never doubted myself on a basketball court,” says Hardaway, and emphatically. “Never. I felt like I could do anything. I was never short of confidence in my game.” Since he was a child playing on courts near his grandmother’s house — indoors or out — Hardaway felt in command near a basketball and hoop. He first played organized basketball in 8th grade, and a year later, famously stepped forward — when his coach asked who could start — and seized a starting spot as a freshman at Treadwell High School. As a player, Hardaway achieved an extraordinary trifecta of accolades. After scoring more than 3,000 career points for Treadwell, Hardaway was recognized as the 1990 national high school player of the year by Parade magazine. He earned first-team All-America honors from the Associated Press after his 1992-93 (junior) season with the Tigers, one of only three Memphis players to be so recognized. And Hardaway reached the pinnacle of his sport when he was named first-team All-NBA after the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons when he starred for the Orlando Magic. (You’ve heard of the other four members of the 1996 team: Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, and David Robinson.) The claws of doubt finally snared Hardaway in a basketball uniform — that of the Miami Heat, his fourth NBA team following stints with Phoenix and New York — on December 3, 2007, in Salt Lake City. The four-time All-Star started that night but was held scoreless in 13 minutes on the floor in a nine-point Jazz win. He’d never play another NBA game. His 36-year-old knees had reached the finish line. “When you retire early,” reflects Hardaway, “it’s like, ‘Man, I didn’t finish this the way I should have.’ It was tough, not being able to compete at a high level. I missed the compet-

itiveness of the [NBA]. I wasn’t ready to leave. It was because of injuries. Bittersweet moment, being done with basketball, but looking at new horizons and what God had ready for me. Now, I understand who I am, where I am.” Despite his otherworldly gifts on the hardwood, Treadwell didn’t win a state title. Memphis State fell a game short of the Final Four in 1992. And Orlando lost to Houston in the 1995 NBA Finals. Hardaway helped the U.S. team win a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, but that wasn’t his team, rather an unbeatable squad of NBA All-Stars. For all his accolades, Penny Hardaway retains a hunger to achieve what he hasn’t. He got the state title (actually three of them) as coach of the East High Mustangs. Next: a national championship for his college alma mater?

“Penny is a hometown hero but not in the way we generally categorize those who have started small and gained greatness. Yes, Penny started in Binghampton and made his way to first-team All-NBA, became a superstar and pop-culture icon. What is different about this Memphis hero is that he is still humble. Humble enough to value friendship and coach Lester Middle School for a friend sick with cancer. Penny has demonstrated that he cares about people more than his own fame and fortune. He loves the game and he loves the kids.” — Gayle Rose, acclaimed Memphis businesswoman


ardaway purses his lips and quickly shakes his head when asked about what scares him. “You fear injuries at the wrong time of the year,” he says. “That happened to [the Tigers’ top scorer] Jeremiah Martin last year. But beyond that, nothing really.” When he’s asked about legless reptiles, though, Hardaway’s eyes widen. “Now, a snake would scare me,” he acknowledges. “Anything that could kill you scares me. A snake would make me pause.” The admission is about as close as you’ll come to identifying human frailty in a man now a quarter-century removed from his heights as a college basket-

Hardaway rarely sits during a Tiger game. He calls standing “my thinking pose.” PHOTO BY LARRY KUZNIEWSKI

ball star in Memphis. In taking his new job, Hardaway hasn’t confronted any fears yet — you might see geese wandering the grounds outside the Laurie-Walton Family Basketball Center, but no serpents — but he’s discovered, perhaps for the first time, restriction. “The demands seem like seven days a week, 365,” says Hardaway. “But that comes with the job, and I knew that. It’s been tough, but I understood. You get a lot of free time when you’re a high school coach, not so in college.” When he’s not being pulled into an interview room by ESPN or smaller media entities, Hardaway is scheduling speaking engagements, meeting with a suddenly larger booster club, or appearing in a parade (through Orange Mound as grand marshal for the Southern Heritage Classic in September). And that’s when he’s not on the road recruiting, casting a net for the next scoring sensation or lockdown defender. And what if Hardaway doesn’t win? Nothing is automatic, no matter how popular or precocious a coach (or his players) may be. That 1996 Olympic team that Penny helped win a gold medal? Every last member of that team — from Charles Barkley to Mitch Richmond — is in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, except Penny Hardaway. There are snakes that slither silently, but bite painfully.

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nspiration can sneak up on you. And it can break your heart. Hardaway answered the call of a cancer-stricken friend, Desmond Merriweather, in 2011 and took over the coaching duties for Lester Middle School. He led Lester to a West Tennessee championship, and discovered himself as a leader over the ensuing years even as Merriweather lost his personal battle (he died in 2015). Hardaway’s life transition led to the coaching gig at East, an experience on the sideline, one has to believe, that informed the university’s decision to hire an iconic player for his coaching skills. “I didn’t start thinking about this job, honestly, until a couple of years ago,” says Hardaway. “It wasn’t something I thought about when I was young.” Well into his NBA career, Hardaway resumed classes at the U of M and graduated in 2003 with a degree in professional studies. When those balky knees began screaming on game nights, Hardaway’s thoughts turned toward life’s bigger picture, one his mind never envisioned without a Memphis skyline. (Hardaway has kept a home on the TPC Southwind golf course for years.) As for his coaching role models, Hardaway starts with the obvious, his own college coach. “Being a competitor . . . that’s what Coach [Larry] Finch was all about,” he says. “And being tough. He knew the game. He was a player’s coach. He communicated well. Coach Finch let me know that if you love your players, they’ll go the extra mile for you.” When asked if he learned anything not to do from his own coaches, Hardaway bristles at





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“It is so gratifying to see a lifelong Memphian complete the circle. A child prodigy who actually lived up to the hype. Penny could have lived anywhere but returned home to give back to his community. He worked tirelessly to turn Team Penny and East High into successful, nationally recognized programs. The excitement that he has generated since being named head coach of the Tigers is incredible. The exposure that Penny is generating for the program and the city is worth a fortune.” — Kevin Kane, CEO of Memphis Tourism


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the suggestion, emphasizing he won’t judge any man by decisions that go awry. Instead, he describes himself as the product of all the coaches he’s known. Among those he played for in the NBA, four — Chuck Daly, Lenny Wilkens, Pat Riley, and Larry Brown — can now be found in the Hall of Fame. “Playing at the highest level,” he says, “I learned a lot of things from a lot of great coaches. The knowledge I received, I can pour into these kids.” In one breath, Hardaway will ask for realistic expectations from the Tiger fan base. In the next, he’ll aim for a moon landing. “We want to win a national title,” he says, and without a that’s-crazy-talk grin. “I don’t think that’s far-fetched. That drives me. To win a championship now would trump not winning one in high school, college [as a player], and the NBA.” Going a step further, Hardaway suggests the Tigers’ first national championship would mean more to his legacy than an Olympic gold medal. “The gold medal was something we were supposed to do,” he says. “We had the best players in the world playing for one team. We’ve got to do what’s not expected. They’re not expecting us to win a national championship here.”

“Penny Hardaway was the right hire at the right time. He has the skills to be the most successful coach in the history of the university. All of Tiger Country needs to rally around Penny and the program . . . and be patient if things don’t move as fast as the expectations.” — Herb Hilliard, former First Tennessee Front Row (L-R): Todd Dyson, Louis Clay Back Row (L-R): Mike Henry, Stan Addison, Jeff Michael

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o anyone older than the 47-yearold Hardaway, the new coach remains a “kid” of sorts. No one, after all, played a younger style of basketball than he did in his prime: a game built on speed, quickness, agility, and deceit. But Hardaway was, in fact, older when he coached his first game for the Tigers than his coach/predecessor, Larry Finch, was when he coached his final game (in 1997). With age comes a degree of confidence, even in tackling a job with the brightest spotlight in town. It won’t hurt that Hardaway will see a statue of Finch erected outside his office window on the university’s South Campus. Basketball heroes mean something in this town. Tubby Smith — a man with a national championship on his resume — won 60 percent of his games over two seasons as Mem-

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Making the case for Penny Hardaway:

In his second season as a pro, Hardaway led the Orlando Magic to the 1995 NBA Finals. PHOTO BY NATHANIEL S. BUTLER/ NBAE VIA GETT Y IMAGES

Hall of Famer


emphis has produced its share of basketball stars but precious few have achieved the status of legend. (A park and statue will soon pay tribute to the great Larry Finch.) But to date, no Memphis player has been enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. It’s time for Anfernee Hardaway to get an expenses-paid trip to Springfield, Massachusetts. Here we are, 11 years since the pride of Treadwell High School played his last NBA game (December 3, 2007), and Hardaway cannot be found among the greatest to play the sport he commanded for an all-too-brief professional career. And that’s the catch for Penny: However great he may have been, we’re tortured by the question of what he could have been, perhaps what he should have been with stronger knees. But there’s an advantage Hardaway holds as a former basketball great. The Basketball Hall of Fame has a significantly lower standard for induction than baseball’s Hall, and even lower than football’s. Unless your name is Sandy Koufax, a career abbreviated by injury eliminates you from consideration for Cooperstown. You have to have played ten seasons just to reach baseball’s ballot (which Koufax barely did); most inductees enjoyed careers of at least 15 years. As for football, Kurt Warner and Terrell Davis have recently been inducted, joining Gale Sayers among gridiron greats who starred brightly enough during brief careers to earn enshrinement. Then there’s the hoop Hall. Here’s a look at four recent inductees to factor into the equation of Penny Hardaway’s qualifications: ◗ Maurice Cheeks (2018) — Four-time All-Star. Never named to an All-NBA team. Played a supporting role (to Julius Erving and Moses Malone) on one of the greatest teams in NBA history, the 1982-83 Philadelphia 76ers. Played 15 years in the NBA. ◗ Sarunas Marciulionis (2014) — The face of Lithuanian basketball (particularly at the 1992 Olympics). Played seven seasons in the NBA. Never an All-Star. ◗ Jamaal Wilkes (2012) — Three-time All-Star. 1974-75 NBA Rookie of the Year. Played a supporting role (to Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) for three championship teams with the L.A. Lakers. Never named to an All-NBA team. ◗ Satch Sanders (2011) — Played a supporting role (to Bill Russell and John Havlicek) for eight championship teams with the Boston Celtics. Never an All-Star and never named to an All-NBA team. Never averaged more than 12.6 points in a season. Sorry, but these four players don’t so much as approximate the star power of Penny Hardaway in his prime. Let’s consider 50 games a “full” season for an NBA player. Penny played nine such seasons, so it’s not as though he went down after five or six no-look passes and a reverse dunk. He was named All-NBA three times, and twice first-team (after the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons). Consider his company on the 1996 All-NBA team: Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, and David Robinson (all members of the 1992 Olympic Dream Team). Hardaway was a four-time All-Star and averaged more than 20 points per game three times.

Let’s forget the stats and accolades, though. Basketball doesn’t have a significant counting number — 3,000 hits or 10,000 rushing yards — that introduces a player into discussions about Hall of Fame status. In nearly every case, it’s an eye test. Did the player do things on a basketball court we don’t see many (if any) others do? This is where Penny Hardaway’s Hall of Fame case becomes lock-down secure. Beyond Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson, who can fill — to this day — a 60-second highlight reel like Hardaway? He was the national high school player of the year (according to Parade magazine) in 1990. He was named first-team All-America as a junior at Memphis State in 1993. And he remains an unforgettable performer at basketball’s highest level, an Olympic gold medalist. (Get this: Every member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame . . . except Penny Hardaway.) The good folks at SLAM magazine recently published an issue ranking the 100 greatest players of all time, and Hardaway checks in at 92. (None of the Hall of Famers mentioned above made the cut.) The Naismith selection committee is bound to get this right. But make no mistake: The Basketball Hall of Fame is incomplete without Penny Hardaway. — FM

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phis coach, but FedExForum was more than half empty on most nights his Tigers took the floor. This isn’t lost on Hardaway, even as he shies away from the notion that the solution to selling seats on Tiger game nights is, in fact, staring at him in the mirror. “I know I can make things better,” says Hardaway. “We can get this team to a level of national prominence we [once] had. There’s pressure. But you manage it with realistic expectations and hard work. You get through a lot of things by working hard.” Within 30 days of Hardaway taking over the Tigers, the city’s two most prominent recruits — Cordova High School’s Tyler Harris and Alex Lomax, who played for Hardaway at East — signed with the program. (The signings vaulted Memphis into the nation’s top 30 recruiting classes.) And any concerns about




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an empty FedExForum were extinguished on October 4th — more than a month before the team’s season opener — when 18,000 fans paid to be a part of Memphis Madness, an introductory extravaganza, but with no score to keep in a meaningful basketball game. It was pure lovefest, an NBA arena packed with people metaphorically hugging a single person, a coach without a solitary college win to his credit. “It’s inspiring,” says Hardaway. “It’s a blessing. The city has always shown me love, and it continues to show me love. They understand what I’ve had to sacrifice to become coach here. They know I could have ridden off into the sunset, moved anywhere else in the country. But I came home to make a difference. I know they appreciate it, and it makes me feel good.” Make no mistake: In a city known for kings, Penny Hardaway is the coin of the realm. 

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A journey to the Old World, crossing bridges between then and now. by alex greene by alex greene


When Alex Greene, Memphis-based father, writer, and musician, recently had the good fortune to tour Europe with the Hellcats, his wife Lorette Velvette’s old band, it became a musical adventure that may strike readers as a neat bit of time travel, deep into the Greenes’ youth. Indeed, the author himself initially viewed it that way, much as one who has lived through the blessings and burdens of parenthood might treat himself to a Ferrari. But, as he soon discovered, the journey took him and his compatriots into deeper wells of insight than mere nostalgia could provide.


“You can’t live without water or music. You can’t live without ’em.” — Quincy Jones


sometimes puzzle over that quote from one of America’s great musical geniuses. Surely he knew he was leaving out a few other staples of survival. But it expresses the vital importance of music’s ebb and flow, and how, like water and life itself, music can never quite be grasped as it immerses us. This story begins, appropriately enough, at a headwater. Through sheer serendipity, I found myself in the Italian village of Nobiallo. It felt a bit like living by the sea. Boats sailed past the window; there were even batel races, in the traditional hooped skiffs of the region. Bells rang a block away, from the Santuario di Santa Anna, built over a stream flowing from mountains far above the town. You could fill a canteen with that spring water, straight from a pipe in the church walls, before picking up the trail of L’Antica Strada Regina, the Old Queen’s Road, built by the Romans in the last years of the empire. Following its path, you could turn from the hills and see the spring’s destination stretching before you: the serene blue expanse of Lake Como.

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Rains came and went, time stood still, the waters lapped at the shore. I strummed the guitar that lay on the couch, playing “Volare,” telling friends about that reluctant son of Memphis, Alex Chilton. Soon I’d be joining my wife to continue traveling together, two streams joining. Everything had been set in motion; all we needed to do was show up. If your daughter has a chance to study dance in a Northern Italian vineyard and school, don’t you rush to the chaperone sign-up sheet? Having just paid down some credit card debt, we thought we’d best get busy building it right back up. And so we signed on. But we had a secret weapon to soften the financial blow: rock-and-roll!

o explain: my wife and I spent our twenties traipsing around Europe as troubadours, at the behest of a record label that hitched its fate to our star. Fickle we were, putting our star in a barn when our children were born. Yet as domesticated years flew by we kept at our guitars, and, barring broken strings, held them at the ready. This year, still young at heart, we leapt once more into the fray. In plainer terms, we booked a rock tour to help finance our daughter’s dance education. Or was it just to pay for those tastes of Europe we enjoyed while waiting for her to finish her studies? Simply grateful we could manage such a journey at all, it didn’t matter. Yes, we had arranged to work during our time in Germany and Italy, but it was work we loved. And we would be seeing long-lost European friends. The human distance across the Atlantic need not be so great. We put out calls, and our journey fell into shape around our friends’ lives. Before I met her, my wife, Lorette Velvette, started a rock band in Memphis with some fellow feisty twentysomething women. Now we had a chance to reunite with two of them, Misty White and Giovanna Pizzorno, who had come to live in the Old Country. And while reuniting, why not make a bit of coin? Transcontinental

top left: A rainbow arches over Italy’s Lake Como. top right: A fresco detail from a church in the Italian village of Gravedona. inset above: The Yachtklub in Frankfurt carried a Hellcats show poster. left: Lorette Velvette waits with her guitar and suitcase in Frankfurt.

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above center: A 1613 map shows the canals of Munich.

set lists flew via satellite between Memphis, Toulouse, and Rome. Three hellcats, who once played in a band going by that very name, making one last heist! I was recruited to be the bassist. Contacts were called. Musical tracks were played, loudly, and dates were booked. Other old friends awaited us as well. When people speculate as to why Memphis produces so much quality music, many will offer up that it’s “the water.” I reflected on this a moment, as I reclined near springs above Como, clear water running from the rocks. Further up the mountain, that same water was being readied for shipping at the Chiarella bottling plant. We say “that same water” because of its provenance, of course, though we know every drop is unique; centuries of local tradition have kept that same water clean. In my Memphis home, such stewardship doesn’t have as much momentum. I idly wondered how much longer my family and I could still imbibe from “that same water” that Memphis has been drinking for generations.


uddenly, my wife and I were flying over the Alps to rendezvous with our fellow bandmates in Frankfurt am Main. We were still tied to the water, which knew no boundaries. Here, over the centuries, the Main River had made Frankfurt a cultural crossroads. Some even liken it to New York: “Mainhattan,” they call it. Like the Hudson, the Main is far from pristine. But the congregation of cultures keeps on, and our little band was one example of it. Half a century ago, a band of American GIs, the Monks, had

made musical history in that cradle of diversity. The Old World was forever looking to the New. And the old rock sound we had absorbed was still in high demand across the pond, as we were about to find out. Through some charmed serendipity, the club we were playing that night was a boat. The Yachtklub had nothing to do with yachts, really, but as covered barges-cum-restaurants go, it was warm and inviting. It got even warmer as the crowd packed in, first to see the openers, Blackout Beauties, who comported themselves in an appropriately trashy manner. They packed in even closer to hear us. Did the club bounce on the waters as the audience began to gyrate? I was distracted. Afterward, as I hauled our gear out to the van, I found the Main generated a subtle, noxious smell, but somehow it fit our ragged-but-right jungle guitar noise to a T. The next night was in Munich, a city braided through with canals. Its earlier centuries were powered by them, and though some were filled in over the decades, many still thread through the city. The Alpine water of the Isar River tumbles down and fans out through the town in scattered splinters, most prominently in the Eisbach branch, around which the luxurious Englischer Garten is built. Yet I always hear the Beach Boys in my head when visiting the Eisbach; with its gigantic wave machine, it’s a popular destination for surfers. Disembarking at the train station, we hurried over to ride a different kind of wave, those of Bayerischer Rundfunk, the “Bavarian Broadcasting” public radio station. We hellcats were overwhelmed by the show of friends and fans in Munich. Being interviewed by DJs


above left: Spring water still flows in Nobiallo.

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^6 “The 1960s didn’t really come to Italy until the ’70s.” — Federico Laterza ^6

with happy memories of Lorette Velvette from the last century, and performing her music live in the studio, was the clearest sign yet that we weren’t crazy for touring. Our past had lived on right here, while we were busy with time flowing by. It was even clearer once we brought our Memphis beat to the club that night, playing to a packed house and talking with friends deep into the night. “This is an interesting club,” said one friend, gesturing to the brick around us. “It has an underground spring flowing through these walls.”


oon we were tumbling back for a beaker full of the warm South, flying into Rome. But that wasn’t where we’d be playing. As Giovanna informed us, “No one plays Rome in the summer. It’s too hot.” In July, Roman revelers head for the hills, such as the town of Anguillara Sabazia, on the shores of Lago di Bracciano. Cool breezes blew off the waters and into the thousand corners and angles of the ancient town. A thunderstorm rolled over the lake and then was gone. Our show, in the cobblestone courtyard of the Granfà cafe, echoed up and down those jumbled stone walls, and soon we had new Italian fans cheering the murky blues-rock of Lorette, the Jonathan Richman-like wit and simplicity of Misty, and the exotic rumba of Giovanna. All of us in the band were taking our past songs into a new territory, having never toured Italy together before. Beyond that, simply playing them in the present meant taking them into another kind of new land. Now even the original, raw insolence of Lorette’s “God Forsaken

Town” took on qualities of resignation and rage. Now, Misty’s country love song to a convict carried a deeper, truer grief over the love of her life’s sudden death. And Giovanna, her Anguillara nest now empty of children who had grown into adulthood, found herself reviving a decades-old conceit of a Memphis motorcycle gang, here on the very shores of her domestic life. It was enough to make your heart burst. Yet to these ears, the true musical revelation was the band that played the night before. We hellcats were lounging at Granfà, anticipating our show the next evening, when a band struck up suddenly with some of the finest Brazilian music you could imagine. Closing your eyes, you were transported over the Atlantic to the perfect synthesis of the Old World and the New. Pianist Federico Laterza, who led the band, has achieved some renown, but it’s unlikely you’ve heard of him in the U.S. Nonetheless, he’s the living embodiment of the exploratory essence of jazz and its fusion of worlds. Born in Bari, Italy, he married a Brazilian woman many decades ago, splitting the years since between Brazil and his home on Bracciano. We were lucky enough to encounter him during an extended foray back to his homeland, accompanied by Brazilian colleagues Mel Freire, Berval Moraes, and Kleberson Caetano. Hearing them, you might have thought yourself at Corcovado. Beyond Freire’s spring-clear voice, or the rhythms of Moraes and Caetano, Laterza’s playing was both idiom-appropriate and absolutely free, his solos taking the ear on unexpected journeys.

above: The Memphis Hellcats perform at Club Milla in Munich.

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od. We were just upstream from Florence on the Arno River, in the lush lands of Tuscany. Historically, the Arno played no small role in the growth of Florence and the Renaissance, providing both power for its mills and a shipping lane to the sea, and it still dominates the landscape. Our show was just downhill from the village of Loro Ciuffenna, where Tuscany’s oldest working water wheel is still used in the production of chestnut flour. Though the summer heat was almost as oppressive as in Rome (or Memphis), sunset brought an immediate cooling and a throng of visitors to the public park where our stage was set. And, though we’d never played there before, this final show had perhaps the most inspiring listeners. They were young regulars, just testing their independence, and more familiar with Lorde, or her Italian equivalent, than American garage rock springing from the 1980s. But as we played, we saw a minor miracle: They pressed close to the stage, drawn by the Southern grooves, and I reckon we won over fans with whole lifetimes ahead of them. It’s another quality of music’s flow between people, as we carried to these Tuscan youth the sounds and rhythms that we in turn had learned from Memphis Minnie and others. Would this music create reverberations in their souls, as they tumbled through life into the future? I thought of our daughter, whom we would soon gather back to our bosoms for the home trek, relishing for a time the beauty of dance. That passion could lead her on like our own life streams, gathering momentum for half a century, accumulating ever-growing force as we somehow fell through the world. Now it was almost time to resume our lives over the Memphis Sand aquifer, back home, and ponder our fates.


ut one last journey remained. A friend — an academic comrade, a central character from a long-closed chapter in my life — honored her ancestry and heritage as very few do, thanks to her Italian-American family’s devotion to their Sicilian relatives. This ebb and flow of language and ritual, across continents and generations, led her to purchase a home there, in the modest city of Modica. The main thoroughfare of the town was once a flowing river, which had long ago cut the area’s gorges and valleys. The Irminio Bridge, Sicily’s highest, spans them. Now the river is nigh invisible, having been paved over a century ago. But the water still flows below, and the steep hillsides of the town are a testament to its power. You clamber up and down the city’s steps every time you need groceries. Views from the hilltop homes there are inspiring, and perhaps that led one son of Modica, Salvatore Quasimodo, to write poetry of a caliber that earned him a Nobel Prize

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in Literature. Touring his childhood home, one can see desks, notebooks, mementos, and photos of his muse and second wife, the dancer Maria Cumani. But turning a corner, I was shocked to see an image from the American South in a place of honor: a first-edition copy of Quasimodo’s Discorso su Martin Luther King, written shortly after the civil rights leader’s assassination. Having just honored Dr. King this spring in Memphis, the book was a startling reminder to us of the visionary’s global impact, and how rebellious Americans can inspire a hunger for justice across vast distances. And it was a little call from home, reminding us of work yet to be done. Later, we all took a short ride to the beach, and it felt as if our journey

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was complete. The same water that splashed down from the headwaters, connecting and separating in a thousand different rivulets, had led us to the sea. As the poet might observe, it was not unlike clear mountain water tumbling under its own momentum, growing salty with tears and bawdy wisdom in its journey to the great common pool. I stumbled over the sand and into the brine, leaving my friends and loved ones on the shore, then floated prone over the waves, imagining what had come before: our small life aspirations, taking us zigzagging through the world, leading to unforeseen connections. The world’s ambitions, even those of antiquity’s seafarers bound for nearby Syracuse, came crashing into each other there, as did the Old World and the New. Somehow we were caught up in reverberations starting centuries ago, as influences and tastes flowed “over the pond,” from surfing on the Main to Modica’s renowned Mexican-style chocolate, from an Italian pianist’s love of Memphis Slim to our own ragged-but-right songs resonating with Old World ears. The great span of the Atlantic, so often seen as an obstacle, is also a conduit, a channel bearing those two great necessities of life, water and music, from shore to shore.  Alex Greene is the music editor for the Memphis Flyer.

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The Pounders residence is a contemporary design informed by classical principles — an appropriate expression for a fine home in the South. left: The spectacular living room with its barrel-vaulted ceiling. above: The all-glass rear of the home.

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Architect Louis Pounders created the perfect home for his own family.


could write volumes on this stunning house, as well as on its distinguished owners, a husband-wife team who are both well-known in Memphis. Louis R. Pounders is an award-winning architect with ANF Architects in Memphis, working primarily on commercial and institutional buildings. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a longtime member of its Committee on Design; in 2009 he served as AIA’s National

Chair. Louis has worked on projects close to home and around the country, co-authored two books on mid-century modern architecture in Memphis, and authored a children’s board book on architecture. D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • 55

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The residence traces its roots to the works of Andrea Palladio, Sir John Soane, and Thomas Jefferson. Dorothy Johnson Pounders is a distinguished lawyer who founded Pounders Coleman, a firm focusing on family law, litigation, and mediation services. She is also an accomplished musician and has found time for community service, including most recently joining the Board of the Orpheum Theatre Group. The 4,500-square-foot home pictured on these

pages was completed in 1996, designed by Louis Pounders for his own family. As an architect, Louis explains, he had resisted building his own home for many years. He and his wife looked all over the city and county before taking the big step to build. As a layman, I can imagine that for an architect with such expertise and experience, building a “masterpiece”

to accommodate comfortably his family, all while showcasing his talents, would be a daunting task. Actually it was Elizabeth Howorth, the Pounders’ daughter, who discovered the perfect site, which as it turned out was located in a residential East Memphis neighborhood developed in the 1940s with one-acre lots or larger. With its large, mature trees, the area seemed

rural despite its proximity to the center of the city, and it was exactly the kind of lot that Pounders required. As he jokingly says, “I wanted to drive to the street going forward,” which is to say he was tired of backing out of his driveway. I think a lot of us can empathize with that desire! The new home took two years to design and build. At the time, much was written about the

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property in local magazines and newspapers. Today, 22 years later, it seems an excellent moment to revisit the home and see just how it has stood the test of time. Here’s how Louis Pounders described his new home: “With its nearly symmetrical arrangement and one-story wings (the master bedroom on one side and the garage on the other), the residence traces its roots to the works of Palladio, Sir John Soane, and Thomas Jefferson — which is to

say it is a contemporary design informed by classical principles.” To Pounders, this was the appropriate expression for a home in the South. At the same time, what appears at first traditional, is made less so by such details as the 10-foot windows and the all-glass rear of the house facing the terrace. One point which I found particularly interesting is that the house was designed to look somewhat shorter than a typical two-story house, to avoid overwhelming

the neighborhood that consisted for the most part of smaller brick cottages. Pounders was determined that “the house would not loom.” The first-floor ceilings are ten feet high, while upstairs they are eight-and-a-half feet. In 1997, the house received an honor award from the Tennessee chapter of the AIA. Pounders gave me the grand tour of the home and provided background on architectural details as well as the contents of the house.

In fact, he tells me that very little has been done to change the interior of the home, except reconfigure some of the upstairs space to accommodate grandchildren. What first impresses the visitor who steps inside are the vistas of the glorious grounds available throughout the house. Next are the interior furnishings that beautifully blend handsome traditional antiques with classic modern furniture, including Barcelona stools, along with eclectic pieces that the

above: The décor of the elegant music room juxtaposes Dorothy’s leatherbound law books and her piano with a pair of Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chairs. opposite: The kitchen has a sleek, open plan, with an Eero Saarinen round table and four Arne Jacobsen chairs in the breakfast area.

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upper left: The dining room contains a collection of antique porcelain and Biedermeier chairs surrounding the table. upper right: The dramatic, light-filled entrance hall features an octagonal 1930s Venetian mirror and a 1920s “Snowball” overhead light. bottom left: Interesting art fills one corner of the living room. bottom right: The spacious master bedroom is flanked by bathrooms on either side, which Pounders calls “a great design decision since we each get our own!”

Pounders have collected on their wide travels. And then there’s the art! This home is a veritable museum with exceptional works too numerous to name, including fine pieces by local artists such as Paul Edelstein, Nancy Cheairs, Maysey Craddock, Billy Price Carroll, as well as by international artists. To give you an idea

of the wonders inside, Pounders provided a three-page list of the art as well as another one page detailing the modern furniture in the home. Additionally, the many oriental carpets collected over the years lend color, warmth, and texture to the house. The living room has a barrel-vaulted ceiling, with the trim accentuating the curve. The col-

umns are Tuscan, which are Louis’ favorites, as they are “the simplest and sturdiest.” The paint color used throughout is a restful greenish-gray in subtle gradations. The grounds are magnificent, and Pounders says that “really the most effort through the years has been in the landscaping. This is something which Dottie loves and is good

at, and she uses the pool house as her greenhouse.” Louis Pounders tells me simply that “after all these years, I think it’s a successful design, and it still works for us.” And I’m betting that Dottie Pounders would second that. Perhaps that’s an understatement, but a telling statement for a talented and perfectionist architect. Both inside and out, the Pounders home has aged very well, indeed.

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veryone knows that feeling — the dull ache, or even a flash of pain — after taking a bite of food. And we all pretend it didn’t happen; it will go away if we ignore it. But the next morning, that ache is still there, and we finally realize that it’s time to call the dentist. With tremendous advances in pain management, and impressive new technology in the repair and treatment of tooth problems, there’s no reason to hesitate. The only decision is: Which dentist should you call? The list of dentists and professionals on these pages, named as the very best among their peers in a survey conducted by the national organization, topDentists, should make that choice easy for you. Just pick up the phone.

SELECTION PROCESS “If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer them to?” This is the question we’ve asked thousands of dentists to help us determine who the topDentists should be. Dentists and specialists are asked to take into consideration years of experience, continuing education, manner with patients, use of new techniques and technologies, and of course physical results. The nomination pool of dentists consists of dentists listed online with the American Dental Association, as well as dentists listed online with their local dental societies, thus allowing virtually every dentist the opportunity to participate. Dentists are also given the opportunity to nominate other dentists that they feel should be included in our list. Respondents are asked to put aside any personal bias or political motivations and to use only their knowledge of their peers’ work when evaluating the other nominees. Voters are asked to individually evaluate the practitioners on their ballot whose work they are familiar with. Once the balloting is completed, the scores are compiled and then averaged. The numerical average required for inclusion varies depending on the average for

all the nominees within the specialty and the geographic area. Borderline cases are given careful consideration by the editors. Voting characteristics and comments are taken into consideration while making decisions. Past awards a dentist has received and status in various dental academies can play a factor in our decision. Once the decisions have been finalized, the included dentists are checked against state dental boards for disciplinary actions to make sure they have an active license and are in good standing with the board. Then letters of congratulations are sent to all the listed dentists. Of course there are many fine dentists who are not included in this representative list. It is intended as a sampling of the great body of talent in the field of dentistry in the United States. A dentist’s inclusion on our list is based on the subjective judgments of his or her fellow dentists. While it is true that the lists may at times disproportionately reward visibility or popularity, we remain confident that our polling methodology largely corrects for any biases and that these lists continue to represent the most reliable, accurate, and useful list of dentists available anywhere.

DISCLAIMER: This list is excerpted from the 2018 topDentists™ list, which includes listings for 125 dentists and specialists in the Memphis metropolitan area. For more information call 706-364-0853 or email or visit topDentists has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list but does not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. Copyright 2009-2018 by topDentists, Augusta, GA. All rights reserved. This list, or parts thereof, must not be reproduced in any form without permission. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without permission of topDentists. No fees may be charged, directly or indirectly, for the use of the information in this list without permission. D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • 61

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TOP DENTISTS ENDODONTICS ROBERT J. CLAYTON 6209 Poplar Avenue, Suite 220 Memphis, TN 38119 901-767-6673 KENAN D. CLINTON 6401 Poplar Avenue, Suite 260 Memphis, TN 38119 901-682-8847 PAUL M. CURTIS JR. 2804 East Matthews Avenue Jonesboro, AR 72401 870-972-6226 BRADLEY M. HARRIS Memphis Endodontics 1755 Kirby Parkway, Suite 103 Memphis, TN 38120 901-761-0180 TYLER W. LOVELACE Oxford Endodontics 1209 Office Park Drive Oxford, MS 38655 662-236-0098 MICHAEL P. LOWERY North Mississippi Endodontics 5740 Getwell Road, Suite 10-A Southaven, MS 38672 662-890-3196 EDWARD M. MACK Mack Endodontics 704 West Brookhaven Circle Memphis, TN 38117 901-683-2221 BRYCE F. MCCREARY McCreary Endodontics 7865 Educators Lane, Suite 120 Memphis, TN 38133 901-380-7994 J. O’FARRELL SHOEMAKER 1036 Oakhaven Road Memphis, TN 38119 901-374-9600 L. KEVIN WELLS Memphis Endodontics 1755 Kirby Parkway, Suite 103 Memphis, TN 38120 901-761-0180

GENERAL DENTISTRY JEREMY L. ADAMS Hilltop Family Dentistry 3299 East Johnson Avenue Jonesboro, AR 72401 870-933-1900 JAMES H. ANDERSON 975 Reddoch Cove Memphis, TN 38119 901-682-2491 MARY A. AUBERTIN University of Tennessee School of Dentistry 875 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38163 901-448-6227 JAMES G. AVERY Avery & Meadows 3491 Walnut Grove Road Memphis, TN 38111 901-452-0040 MICKEY E. BERNSTEIN Germantown Dental Group 2165 West Street Germantown, TN 38138 901-754-0540 GERALD F. BILLIONS Kirby Parkway Dental Group 3337 Kirby Parkway Memphis, TN 38115 901-362-5763 BLAKE T. BILLUPS 5170 Sanderlin Avenue, Suite 203 Memphis, TN 38117 901-767-3603 ALAN O. BLANTON Aesthetic Dentistry of Collierville 362 New Byhalia Road, Suite 3 Collierville, TN 38017 901-853-8116 ROBERT E. CALDWELL Caldwell Family Dentistry 8232 U.S. Highway 51 North Millington, TN 38053 901-872-7179 M. WADE CLAYTON Bellano Dental Health 2705 Appling Road, Suite 101 Memphis, TN 38133 901-388-9110

JENNIFER D. COCHRAN Evergreen Family Dentistry 1723 Kirby Parkway Memphis, TN 38120 901-757-9696 CHRISTOPHER E. COOLEY 7938 Wolf River Boulevard Germantown, TN 38138 901-754-3117 JOHN S. COVINGTON III 875 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38163 901-448-8609 RYAN K. DAGEN Dental Excellence 5180 Park Avenue Memphis, TN 38119 901-457-1908 SCOTT A. EDWARDS 6250 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38119 901-681-0011 H. STEVEN FERGUS Church Health Center 1350 Concourse Avenue, Suite 142 Memphis, TN 38104 901-272-0003

CLAYTON C. FLORIANI Pediatric Dental Group 6611 Kirby Center Cove Memphis, TN 38115 901-363-8192 JEFF P. FRIZZELL 785 Estate Place, Suite 2 Memphis, TN 38120 901-766-9002 S. DWAIN GAITHER Quail Hollow Family Dentistry 6425 Quail Hollow Road, Suite 102 Memphis, TN 38120 901-767-3020 TODD D. GRUEN Germantown Dental Group 2165 West Street Germantown, TN 38138 901-754-0540 CHARLES E. HARBISON 730 Goodman Road East, Suite A Southaven, MS 38671 662-349-2351 LAWRENCE A. HIGGINBOTHAM Dental Partners - White Station 717 South White Station Road, Suite 8 Memphis, TN 38177 901-747-4611

E. DAVID IJAMS Cordova Dental 8333 Cordova Road Cordova, TN 38016 901-759-0999 JEFFREY A. KALMOWICZ 5180 Park Avenue, Suite 140 Memphis, TN 38119 901-683-7309 DAVID T. KIZER Kizer Dental Associates 7685 Wolf River Circle, Suite 102 Germantown, TN 38138 901-767-4882 ELIZABETH H. LEE Dr. Lee’s Beautiful Smiles 5180 Park Avenue, Suite 280 Memphis, TN 38119 901-763-1600 STEPHEN J. LINDSEY Dental Excellence 5180 Park Avenue, Suite 310 Memphis, TN 38119 901-457-1908 MARK C. MACGAW Modern Dentistry of Memphis 6750 Poplar Avenue, Suite 700 Germantown, TN 38138 901-761-3726 WILLIAM H. MCHORRIS 3100 Walnut Grove Road, Suite 302 Memphis, TN 38111 901-454-0660 DAN T. MEADOWS Avery & Meadows 3491 Walnut Grove Road Memphis, TN 38111 901-452-0040 S. JEFFERSON MOORE JR. Olive Branch Dental Care 8935 Goodman Road Olive Branch, MS 38654 662-895-5012 CLAY T. NELSON 871 Mount Moriah Road Memphis, TN 38117 901-682-4366 DEBORAH F. NEWSOM 6603 Summer Knoll Cove Bartlett, TN 38134 901-373-7144 STEVEN M. PARKHURST Parkhurst & Savage 730 Crossover Lane Memphis, TN 38117 901-683-4369 MICHAEL L. PARRISH 6363 Stage Road Bartlett, TN 38134 901-386-5757

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NISHEL PATEL Avery & Meadows 3491 Walnut Grove Road Memphis, TN 38111 901-452-0040 THOMAS C. PATTERSON 776 Mount Moriah Road Memphis, TN 38117 901-683-5239 JULIA A. PRINCE 6250 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38119 901-681-0011 JOHN G. REDDICK Modern Dentistry of Memphis 6750 Poplar Avenue, Suite 700 Germantown, TN 38138 901-761-3726 KEVIN D. REED Reed Family Dentistry 8020 U.S. Highway 51 North Millington, TN 38053 901-872-3391 MEHDI SADEGHI-GHAHROODI Smile Center Memphis 6750 Poplar Avenue, Suite 612 Memphis, TN 38138 901-309-1333 MICHAEL K. SAVAGE Parkhurst & Savage 730 Crossover Lane Memphis, TN 38104 901-683-4369 DOROTHY F. SELLERS Grove Park Dental Group 4515 Poplar Avenue, Suite 406 Memphis, TN 38117 901-683-9800 MARK S. SMITH Kizer Dental Associates 7685 Wolf River Circle, Suite 102 Germantown, TN 38138 901-767-4882 GEORGE W. SORRELLS III 623 North Missouri Street West Memphis, AR 72301 870-732-5100 JOHN D. THOMAS JR. 278 German Oak Drive Cordova, TN 38018 901-343-6412 TERRY W. TURNER Higginbotham Family Dental 6630 Summer Knoll Circle, Suite 103 Bartlett, TN 38134 901-377-5060 RICHARD J. VAN SICKLE 2835 Summer Oaks Drive Bartlett, TN 38134 901-372-7283 RYAN E. VICK Germantown Dental Group 2165 West Street Germantown, TN 38138 901-754-3117

STANLEY R. WADDELL Waddell Restorative Dentistry 1900 Kirby Parkway, Suite 200 Germantown, TN 38138 901-756-8855 KATHRYN L. WAGNER Taylor Wagner Family Dentistry 2000 Fielders Road Jonesboro, AR 72401 870-972-6985 NEIL B. WESTON Weston Family and Cosmetic Dentistry 7500 Enterprise Avenue Germantown, TN 38138 901-754-3562 JOHN R. WHITTEMORE Germantown Dental Group 2165 West Street Germantown, TN 38138 901-754-0540 CHARLYN A. WILSON Wilson Dental Care 7520 Enterprise Avenue Germantown, TN 38138 901-751-1100 GARY T. WILSON JR. 5565 Murray Road, Suite 202 Memphis, TN 38119 901-761-3456 MARK E. WIYGUL 5340 Poplar Avenue, Suite 2 Memphis, TN 38119 901-683-7771 E. JACK WOHRMAN JR. 6363 Poplar Avenue, Suite 430 Memphis, TN 38119 901-761-3040 CHARLES S. WOOD JR. Wood Dental Group 715 Calvin Avery Drive West Memphis, AR 72301 870-735-3601 MARJORIE A. WOODS University of Tennessee School of Dentistry 875 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38163 901-448-6227

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY JOHN S. CANNON 2785 Summer Oaks Drive, Suite 101 Bartlett, TN 38134 901-386-6385

JAMES M. CHRISTIAN University of Tennessee 875 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38163 901-448-6234 K. MARCUS HOPKINS Maroda & Hopkins 2136 Exeter Road, Suite 202 Germantown, TN 38138 901-754-8002 T. ALLEN LIGON III 1121 Mimosa Drive Oxford, MS 38655 662-236-5300 STEPHEN J. MARODA JR. Maroda & Hopkins 2136 Exeter Road, Suite 202 Germantown, TN 38138 901-754-8002 STEPHEN A. MODELEVSKY 906 Osler Drive Jonesboro, AR 72401 870-972-8570 RUSSELL C. PECK 766 South White Station Road, Suite 1 Memphis, TN 38119 901-685-8090 JAMES B. PHILLIPS 2609 Browns Lane Jonesboro, AR 72401 870-931-3000 STEPHEN B. SEXTON Sexton Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 1661 Aaron Brenner Drive, Suite 105 Memphis, TN 38120 901-756-8475 ROBERT KUHEN SMITH 766 South White Station Road, Suite 1 Memphis, TN 38117 901-685-8090 LAWRENCE W. WEEDA JR. University of Tennessee School of Dentistry 875 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38163 901-448-6236 DARREN R. WILLIAMS Dental Implant Aesthetic Center 795 Ridge Lake Boulevard, Suite 101 Memphis, TN 38120 901-682-5001 G. TRENT WILSON McRae-Wilson Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Group 5565 Murray Road Memphis, TN 38119 901-767-0088 STEVEN ZAMBRANO Cordova Oral, Facial and Implant Surgery 915 Willow Tree Circle Cordova, TN 38018 901-755-6724

ORAL PATHOLOGY K. MARK ANDERSON University of Tennessee School of Dentistry 875 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38163 901-448-4559

ORTHODONTICS DAVID H. CROWDER 6597 Summer Knoll Cove Bartlett, TN 38134 901-382-8611 KYLE D. FAGALA Saddle Creek Orthodontics 2176 West Street, Suite 320 Germantown, TN 38138 901-726-3878 CHRISTOPHER H. GETMAN Getman Orthodontics 9067 Poplar Avenue, Suite 113 Germantown, TN 38138 901-843-2483 BRENTON E. GLASSELL Weiss Orthodontics 5885 Ridgeway Center Parkway, Suite 200 Memphis, TN 38120 901-767-7370 MICHELLE G. JOHNSON 6551 Stage Oaks Drive, Suite 2 Bartlett, TN 38134 901-386-5800 WILLIAM G. PARRIS Parris Orthodontics 2136 Exeter Road, Suite 201 Germantown, TN 38138 901-683-6387 QUINTON C. ROBINSON III 5180 Park Avenue, Suite 260 Memphis, TN 38119 901-683-6770 W. COOPER SANDUSKY III Sandusky Orthodontics 6262 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38119 901-761-3700 KEVIN C. UTLEY Utley Orthodontics 298 Germantown Bend Cove, Suite 1 Cordova, TN 38018 901-756-6200

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AESTHETIC DENTISTRY OF COLLIERVILLE, PLLC A complete full-service dental practice for the entire family. We offer the latest in Dental technology in a comfortable, up to date, modern facility. Visit us in person or online at Our office has been completely remodeled and expanded in order to better serve our patients. We would love to serve you and your family.


or the last 35 years Dr. Blanton has served the Collierville community providing the most advanced procedures utilizing the latest technology to care for his patient’s dental needs in a relaxed and caring atmosphere where patients are treated like family. Along with practicing full time, Dr. Blanton is also Director of the Dental Sleep Medicine and Orofacial Pain program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry where he is helping to train the next generation of dental professionals in the areas of dental management of sleep disordered breathing, facial pain, Tempromandibular Joint Dysfunction and headache.

MID-SOUTH TMJ AND SLEEP APNEA DENTAL TREATMENT CENTER MID-SOUTH TMJ AND SLEEP APNEA DENTAL TREATMENT CENTER is a part of Aesthetic Dentistry of Collierville, PLLC that treats patients suffering from Tempromandibular Joint Dysfunction and pain, Orofacial Pain and headache, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) with FDA approved Oral Appliances designed to stabilize the lower jaw and maintain an open airway during sleep. For patients diagnosed by their Sleep Physician with mild to moderate OSA and those unable to tolerate CPAP treatment, Oral Appliance Therapy offers a quiet, comfortable alternative treatment.

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DANIEL D. FREEMAN Freeman Pediatric Dentistry 2567 Appling Road Memphis, TN 38133 901-383-7337 STEVEN J. FUSON Pediatric Dental Group 6611 Kirby Center Cove Memphis, TN 38115 901-363-8192 B. WES MCCANN JR. McCann Pediatric Dentistry 5885 Ridgeway Center Parkway, Suite 230 Memphis, TN 38120 901-767-9200 S. MEADE MOORE III 1908 Exeter Road Germantown, TN 38138 901-683-3993 CHRIS C. ROWLAND Childrens Dental Center 3394 South Houston Levee Road Germantown, TN 38139 901-245-1815 JAMES B. SELECMAN Childrens Dental Center 3394 South Houston Levee Road Germantown, TN 38139 901-861-9668 MELANIE L. SHAW-NESBITT All About Kids Pediatric Dentistry 3285 Hacks Cross Road, Suite 101 Memphis, TN 38125 901-759-0970 SUMMER L. TYSON Jonesboro Pediatric Dental Group 620 Southwest Drive Jonesboro, AR 72401 870-336-9700 MARTHA H. WELLS University of Tennessee School of Dentistry 875 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38163 901-448-6200 BRADLEY W. WILKINSON Pediatric Dental Specialties 5040 Sanderlin Avenue, Suite 101 Memphis, TN 38117 901-761-5155


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ROGER D. CRADDOCK Periodontal Associates of Memphis 6268 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38119 901-761-3770 MITCHEL S. GODAT Periodontal Associates of Memphis 6268 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38119 901-761-3770 ANASTASIOS KARYDIS University of Tennessee School of Dentistry 875 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38163 901-448-6242 EDWARD S. LANE II 5565 Murray Road, Suite 101 Memphis, TN 38119 901-767-8152

thankful for the Journey During this holiday season, we at Reed Family Dentistry are reminded just how thankful we are for the journey. For nearly 70 years, we have built relationships with individuals and families just like yours. We would like to take the time to stop and say thank you. At Reed Family Dentistry, we treat people, not just teeth. To start a relationship that will have you on your way to insuring your long-term dental health, give us a call today.

MICHAEL L. THOMPSON Thompson Periodontics & Implant Dentistry 2737 Paula Drive Jonesboro, AR 72404 870-932-0015 J. STEPHEN WEIR 5348 Estate Office Drive, Suite 1 Memphis, TN 38119 901-763-4700

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WHEN YOU VISIT THE OFFICE of Dr. Christopher Cooley, you become part of a caring dental family. Along with his highly trained, professional staff, Dr. Cooley is committed to listening to your needs and providing care that works for your lifestyle. Dr. Cooley’s dental practice is devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of smiles using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles. A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables him to provide the quality dental services his patients deserve. Dr. Cooley takes the time necessary to constantly improve his skills and the technological capabilities of the practice. He has trained with many of the best clinicians in the country, and insists on the best materials and highest quality lab work available. Thereby, you benefit from the latest treatment techniques, including innovative advances in patient comfort, the highest-quality and longest-lasting materials, and the most aesthetically pleasing results. Dr. Cooley is a lifetime Memphian who graduated in 1976 with honors from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, then from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1982. Dr. Cooley has undergone training with the Hornbrook Group and PAClive, the country’s top program for hands-on continuing education for dentists. Dr. Cooley is also a proud member of: the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Crown Council. These organizations keep Dr. Cooley abreast of developing studies in the fields of cosmetic, restorative and general dentistry. Dr. Cooley and his entire team love to volunteer their time and efforts both locally and globally taking care of patients in Memphis and Shelby Co. and on mission trips to the Dominican Republic. Dr. Cooley always welcomes new patients into his office with most referrals coming from existing, very satisfied patients. The highest compliment we receive is when our patients refer their family and friends.


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CREATING BEAUTIFUL SMILES is what Dr. Miles Moore does best. Dr. Moore, along with the rest of his team at Memphis Center for Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, specializes in the latest dental technologies, while offering an office environment that is both calming and friendly. Not only does Dr. Moore approach each patient with compassion and respect, but he is also committed to finding the best solutions for every dental problem. Whether you are seeking a complete smile makeover, “invisible” braces, or teeth


whitening, Dr. Moore can transform your smile with an array of cosmetic dentistry options. If you are looking for ways to make your or a family member’s smile healthier, the office treats patients of all ages with general dentistry services. Memphis Center for Family & Cosmetic Dentistry’s convenient location and dedication to serving patients has made it a Memphis favorite for years. After one appointment, you’ll see what a difference Dr. Moore makes!

MILES C. MOORE, DDS MEMPHIS CENTER FOR FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY 725 W. Brookhaven Circle Memphis, TN 38117 901.761.2210

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IT’S NO SURPRISE that Dr. Kathryn A. Sneed is recognized as a Memphis Top Dentist again in 2018. This energetic mother of three is not only a general dentist, but she is the creator and CEO of three very successful companies. Sneed Dental Arts, a first-class dental practice, has offices in both Collierville and Cordova. Furthermore, as an entrepreneur and businesswoman, she recently founded Memphis’s premier Medispa: Sneed Medispa and Wellness. From weight-loss to fatigue, to anti-aging and body contouring, the Medispa brings proven techniques for enhancing overall wellness. Dr. Sneed believes that total body health begins with nutrition, exercise, and proper sleep, and affects every part of the body. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and expertise with patients of all ages, inside and outside of the office. Dr. Kathryn Sneed provides dentistry to patients of all ages, and offers specialty procedures such as braces, Invisalign, dental implants, sedation dentistry, root canals, extractions, veneers, smile makeovers and much, much more. She is also the lead injector at the Medispa and has completed training in advanced facial esthetics in order to provide cutting-edge procedures such as Botox, Fillers, Almi, PDO threading, Kybella, body contouring, skin tightening and so much more. When not in the offices, she can be found teaching group exercise at Lifetime Fitness, attending church activities, or spending time with family and friends. Truly, Dr. Kathryn Sneed, represents a “Top Dentist” in more ways than one!



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ADAIR DENTAL MEDICINE Dr. Jennifer Adair DR. JENNIFER ADAIR has a passion for dental health that will literally make you smile. At Adair Dental Medicine in East Memphis, Dr. Adair offers comprehensive dentistry that is not only centered on esthetics but also overall wellness. Adair Dental Medicine offers a unique patient experience: it is a fluoride-free practice and the only practice in Memphis to offer safe amalgam removal as well as ozone therapy. Dr. Adair’s goal is for her patients to live a healthy lifestyle and limit their exposure to toxic materials often found in conventional dentistry. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and has extensive training in general, cosmetic and biologic dentistry.

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AVERY, MEADOWS, AND ASSOCIATES DDS Left to right: Dr. James G. Avery, Dr. Kaleb J. Page, Dr. Nishel Patel, and Dr. Dan T. Meadows AT AVERY, MEADOWS AND ASSOCIATES we love smiles. And seeing you smile is our goal! From the first time you call our office, and throughout your dental healthcare, we strive to provide an atmosphere that is welcoming and comforting. Established nearly 40 years ago, we have had the privilege of caring for patients from all over the MidSouth. With four dentists in our practice and hours five days a week, including Thursday evenings, we can accommodate your busy schedule. All of our dentists pride themselves on maintaining a high level of professionalism and education. Our office also utilizes the latest advances in dental technology, including Invisalign™, 3D imaging, intraoral cameras to aid communication, and a CEREC™ system to facilitate same-day dentistry. So give us a call. We look forward to seeing your smile in our office!

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READY TO EXPERIENCE COMPASSIONATE CARE? Dr. Wade Clayton and Dr. Drew Mefford are proud partners in Bellano Dental Health, a multi-office practice focused on supporting healthier, happier lives through preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Previously known as Clayton-Mefford Dental, their practices united with the former East Memphis Dental Group and rebranded earlier this year, providing convenient locations in East Memphis, Germantown, and Bartlett. Committed to treating patients with respect and empathy, specialty services include advanced in-office whitening, digital x-rays, and same-day crowns. Together with Dr. Lance Ashlock, Dr. Grant Dasher, and Dr. Dana Henry, all Bellano Dental Health locations are currently welcoming new patients. Come experience the difference.

AT GERMANTOWN COSMETIC AND FAMILY DENTISTRY, we pride ourselves on the personalized attention we give every patient. From the first phone call to the end of an appointment, Dr. Alexandra Garrett and staff want patients to feel comfortable. We understand the dental office is not most people’s favorite place but our nurturing environment can help patients feel at ease. Dr. Garrett has been building strong relationships through dental healthcare in the Memphis area since 2002. She continues to invest in cutting-edge technology, like impression-free 3D scanning, low radiation digital x-rays, and Carivu early decay detection, so she can offer the most comprehensive and comfortable care. Dr. Garrett provides full-service dental care including cosmetic smile reconstruction, Invisalign, teeth whitening, replacing missing teeth, and comprehensive dental care for children and adults. She also incorporates facial esthetic solutions, Botox and Juvederm to help restore overall facial beauty.


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SOUTHWIND DENTAL CARE Dr. Timothy Messer DR. TIMOTHY MESSER AND THE SOUTHWIND DENTAL CARE TEAM, have provided exceptional dental care to Germantown and the greater Memphis area for over 15 years. Southwind Dental Care’s enduring objective is to give our patients a reason to smile! From the initial contact and first appointment, through the successive generations of families seen in the practice, Dr. Messer is dedicated to doing his very best on behalf of all his patients – not surprising, given his sincere passion for the art of dentistry and true compassion for his treasured patients. Dr. Messer invites you to reach out, now, and see the many possibilities for a beautiful, healthy new smile.

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WILSON DENTAL CARE IS proud to serve the Mid-South as a specialist in cosmetic, preventive, and restorative dentistry, as well as Invisalign treatment. With over 25 years of combined experience, Dr. Charlyn Wilson and Dr. Jessica Gursakal are at the forefront in the field of dentistry with the use of state-of-the-art equipment and treatment options. Drs. Wilson and Gursakal make every decision with you in mind. They are dedicated to beautifying your smile and appearance, patient education, and maintaining your dental health. Along with their team of dental professionals, Dr. Wilson and Dr. Gursakal strive to bring a personal touch to dentistry and provide exceptional care for all patients.

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ELIZABETH H. LEE, DDS DR. ELIZABETH H. LEE is a dentist in East Memphis. In addition to general dentistry, she and her team provide short term braces for adults. This system is known as Six Month Smiles. She is also well-versed in all aspects of implant dentistry to replace missing teeth. Dr.Lee is continuously enrolled in cutting-edge courses to provide her patients with the latest in technology and procedures. Her smile makeovers are beautiful, life-like, and functional. She has made numerous mission trips to Kenya, where she treats the tribes people, and to Ethiopia, where she works with a ministry to help the street children. She is also a leader in the annual Mid-South Mission of Mercy here in Memphis. Dr. Lee is accepting new patients to help more people have beautiful pain free smiles. Call us now to get started on your Beautiful Smile for Life!

DR. CHRISTINA T. ROSENTHAL is a native Memphian and graduate of The University of Memphis, the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, and Harvard University. Coined a social entrepreneur, Dr. Rosenthal enjoys practicing general dentistry and performing community service throughout the city. Her most notable initiative, Determined to be a Doctor Someday, D.D.S., seeks to develop a new generation of healthcare providers who will ultimately help to decrease healthcare disparities. Dr. Rosenthal is also a 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar, an initiative that draws on the principled leadership of the four presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.



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city’s senior celebrities,

Sonia Walker, the mother of re-invention, keeps doing what is necessary.

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n Sonia Walker’s living room, there’s a houseplant the width of a washer and dryer. To call it a houseplant is an injustice; it’s a Schefflera arboricola on steroids, gone wild on sunlight from the south-facing window. Its branches are propped on wire frames and redirected around the trunk in crazy, serpentine

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“I have had an opportunity to be a voice for the voiceless, to make those in power to hear those voices.”

The inviting room with the super-plant also exhibits African art with feminine themes that attest to a lifetime of collecting, and a set of antique calipers mimics birds in flight on the wall above the sofa. It’s a place where friends and family come to process loss, celebration, divorce, and transition with Sonia, the 81-year-old associate pastor of First Congre-

istry. In 2010, Women of Achievement singled her out for their prestigious “Initiative” award, citing her ability to “use her talents and create her own future.” When her late husband, Dr. Walker Walter, accepted the presidency of LeMoyne-Owen College in 1974, the couple moved to Memphis from Chicago with their three sons. Once the boys

You’re living in those cities with all your talents and you’re living like a bedding plant.’ Because I knew some pretty outstanding African-American people that would have rocked the city and helped us move more expeditiously towards our best good. Bedding plants are all crowded up together; when you plant them in their own space they have room to grow. And there was room for growth here.”

The Rev. Walker conducts services in the main sanctuary of First Congregational Church.

gational Church on Cooper. It’s not such a stretch to span careers in television, counseling, education, and ministry, she says. To others, it may appear that she’s a wizard at re-invention, but according to her, it’s just what life required of her at different stages. Um, hold it right there: For most of us, it takes a lifetime to master even one career. Earlier this year, the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis recognized Walker with the Catalyst Award for her “selfless dedication to creating positive change … and her lifelong commitment to help end hunger in the community.” Walker was instrumental in the expansion of the Mid-South Food Bank’s min-

were in school, Walker took a job as director of community relations at WHBQ-TV. Even without formal training in broadcasting, her prior experience as an educator and social worker equipped her for public affairs reporting. She also brought a dimension of advocacy to the job and used her platform to address social issues such as hunger, race, school reform, and literacy. For the last decade, she has served the city in ordained ministry. After the Walkers were established in Memphis, she would encourage friends to relocate to the New South. “When I first got here I used to tell people in Chicago and New York that they ought to come here. I’d say, ‘You should come to Memphis.



hile she made no converts from Chicago, she raised three sons to adulthood here. Her voice — which she now uses to pray and comfort — was just the right timbre for television. Memphis shaped her development as much as she shaped Memphis. “All the seeds were planted when I came here,” she says. “The television job gave me access to many voices and many opportunities for which the seeds had been planted.” She used her access to get things done. “Not everybody has access to the captains of industry here and the people who made major decisions simply because they had wealth,” she says. “They shape our cultural community, our economic community, our communities of faith, the quality of life. “And I’ve been able to converse with these people over the years in many capacities; as a colleague; as somebody who had something to offer them when I was in broadcasting; and as a recipient of their beneficence. So I have had an opportunity to be a voice for the voiceless, to make those in power to hear those voices. Access has been a major element of my life in Memphis.” As her sons married and left the city to pursue their own careers, her empty nest filled again with aging loved ones. At one time she was looking after her husband, her mother, motherin-law, and an aunt. Again she dug deep for creative solutions to meet their many colliding needs.

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An example: When she was establishing the counseling center at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, there was no budget for staff or even a dedicated telephone line. So, she deployed her retired husband and her mother — both disabled by that time — as the ersatz appointment and reception staff. It gave everyone a purpose, and they stayed in the jobs after she moved on to another gig. Creative problem-solving is a Walker trademark. One year, Christmas came along when resources were spread thin. She wrote limericks in red ink for every member of the family, and sent each on a treasure hunt for their presents hidden deep in the attic and locked storage closets. When all the adult children and grandchildren came to Memphis last December, guess what tradition they wanted recreated?

Christmas Eve is a work night for this pastor, but she is well acquainted with the pressures on women to create an unrealistic fantasy Christmas for a family who may or may not be present. The secret to keeping the holiday fresh, she says, is to do it authentically and not be apologetic. “I don’t think we outgrow

Christmas, but you have to figure out a way that makes it meaningful. The spirit can be the same, but the implementation doesn’t have to be. Let it be something different every year if need be. Especially if you start losing key people, you have to make it different. Maybe go to a different place.”

“I don’t think we outgrow Christmas, but we have to figure out a way to make it meaningful.” Associate Pastor Sonia Walker greets parishioners at First Congregational Church.

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If you want to be in the lives of grandchildren, you must keep up, she says. FaceTime, Skype, and travel keep her in touch, and one of them is applying to colleges now. “I’ve given her some advice about following up with these places because relationships are everything,” Walker says. “Young people are operating in a new reality. What we can do is encourage them to create their own access routes.”

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iving into our calling is everyone’s own responsibility. For Walker, the calling to Memphis Theological Seminary grew organically out of her life experience. “I’ve always asked the hard questions,” she says. And people in crisis have naturally come to her. A friend recommended that she put some credentials behind the armchair counseling, so, already possessing a master’s in social work, she earned her Master of Divinity degree from Memphis Theological Seminary ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Dr. 1001 Battleground Battleground ~ Iuka, Iuka, MS MS 38852 38852~ 1001 Dr. ~ ~ ~ 1001 1001 Battleground Battleground Dr. Dr. ~ ~ Iuka, Iuka, MS MS 38852 38852 1001 Battleground Dr. ~ Iuka, MS 38852

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in 2008. “I wanted to be in that environment. When I ran the counseling center, I said I will never do therapy again without the guidance of the Holy Spirit. If people want to talk about their fake lives, I can’t serve them in the same way.” We all contain the raw materials of greatness, and it is our responsibility to cultivate them, regardless of the culture, Walker says. She tells a story about her father, the first Af-

“They always encouraged me to use my voice, even if it got me in trouble a lot of times.”


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rican American to be the manager of a Kroger store in Columbus. Despite his outward success, he was a frustrated inventor and artist. In the late 1950s or early ’60s, he had an idea about manufacturing dolls in multiple skin colors, especially all shades of brown, “all the colors little children come in,” she recalls. The day the rejection letter came, the sense of letdown in the house was palpable. “Now when I see all those dolls in the department store, I think, ‘Dad, you were so ahead of your time.’” She credits a large, diverse family who fostered independence as her foundation. “I never thought I wasn’t wise,” she says. “Even as a child I had always been validated as a person of substance. My name means ‘wisdom.’ They always encouraged me to use my voice, even if it got me in trouble a lot of times.” With a career that spans the days of the public service announcement on television to the era of the 12-minute TEDx Talk, Walker says one skill she mastered along the way was getting her message across in 30 seconds. And at 81, it is this: “This forum gives me one more opportunity to encourage people to live into their own truths. To live creatively. To not be afraid of the darkness in their lives and the uncertainties. And not to feel compelled to fill their lives with busyness that has no purpose and no pleasure in it.To step into the calling that God put in you. I don’t believe that because I’m clergy; I’m clergy because I believe that.”

BELOVED A photo exhibition brings the Temple Israel Cemetery to life. by sus a n a dl er t hor p | photographs by m u r r ay r i s s n Judaism, a cemetery is as much for the living as it is for the dead. Yet most people seldom visit such a place except to bury a loved one or to visit a loved one’s grave. For that reason, the Temple Israel Museum commissioned the creation of a unique photographic exhibit of the Temple Israel Cemetery, located some five miles south of downtown. Through the keen artistic eye of photographer Murray Riss, an unforgettable exhibit, simply titled “Beloved,” allows everyone to experience and appreciate the solemnity and beauty of this sacred ground.

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^6 “After spending a year there, I realized that the Temple Israel Cemetery is alive and teeming with nature’s joy.” — Murray Riss


The history of Temple Israel’s cemetery can be traced to the death of one man, Samuel S. Andrews, who died in Memphis on November 20, 1846 — just a quarter-century after the founding of Memphis and 15 years before the Civil War. Wishing that his brother’s body rest in hallowed ground, Joseph I. Andrews bought land on Bass Avenue (now Jefferson Avenue) from Marcus Winchester, the city’s first mayor, and established the first Jewish cemetery in Tennessee. By 1885, the Congregation Children of Israel — now Temple Israel — realized that its cemetery was no longer large enough for a growing congregation and bought a 10-acre plot on Hernando Road. When the cemetery was moved to its new location, the remains of those buried in the original Bass Road cemetery, including victims of the yellow fever epidemics from the late 1800s, were relocated to the new grounds. Judaism teaches that death ends a life, not a relationship, according to Temple Israel Senior Rabbi Micah Greenstein.

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^6 “Judaism teaches that we can draw strength from our ancestors. It is because they lived — not that they died — that we can draw inspiration and new life from their memories.” — Rabbi Greenstein


“Questions about life and death never will cease to haunt us,” he explains. “But the way we learn to live with them is to remember those unforgettable human beings who taught us what it means to love and to be loved. A Jewish cemetery is, in fact, a living memorial and an everlasting sign of love and respect.” The “Beloved” exhibit makes it clear that the Temple Israel Cemetery exists in tribute not only to the history of the Memphis Jewish community, but also to the history of Memphis itself. On the stones in this graveyard appear the names of some of Memphis’ greatest civic, business, religious, and professional leaders: Goldsmith, Plough, Levy, Seessel, Wax, Strauch, Gerber, and others. For more than a year, Riss spent countless hours photographing the Temple Israel Cemetery, taking images in the summer, fall, winter, and spring; during the day and night; at dawn and at dusk; in the sun, the rain, even the snow. “After spending a year there,” Riss says, “I realized that the Temple Israel Cemetery is alive and teeming with

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Sunday, December 16 4:00 - GPC Sanctuary

Blue Christmas Service Reflective, meditation worship

2363 S Germantown Rd * 901/754-5195


Sunday, December 2 • 6:00pm A Christmas Night of Praise & Worship


Sunday, December 9 • 6:00pm An Evening with Daniel Crews Monday, December 24 • 4:00pm Candlelight Service SUNDAYS: Bible Fellowships • 9:15am Worship •10:45am & 6:00pm

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Sunday, December 23 at 8:15 & 11:00 a.m.

Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Germantown

A service of Scripture and songs adapted from the original Nine Lessons service that began at King’s College in Cambridge, England in 1918.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES 5:30, 8:00 & 11:00 p.m. Candlelight Communion Services

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An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth Saturday February 9th, 2019 at 6pm The Guest House at Graceland

Join us for a special event to benefit The University of Tennessee West Institute for Cancer Research. This intimate evening will begin with fine dining at the Guest House and will conclude with a private concert by Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth. Proceeds from this event will help fund our commitment to adult cancer research and supportive care services.

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SPECIALIZING IN EMPLOYMENT LAW Alan G. Crone The Crone Law Firm, PLC Location: Memphis, TN Number of attorneys: 4 Practice area: Employment & Labor Phone: (901) 737-7740 Web:

The Crone Law Firm works passionately and effectively to resolve workplace issues that keep employees, executives and entrepreneurs from earning a living. The earlier you seek an attorney, the faster the speed of the resolution.

88 Union Ave., 13th Floor Memphis, TN 38103 PH: (901) 737-7740

Our experienced, highly skilled lawyers are licensed throughout the Mid-South and we have handled cases nationwide. We are fully immersed in employment law, with in-depth knowledge of the statutes, allowing us to leverage our expertise to your benefit. There’s an equitable and fair solution to every business dispute. Rely on us to find it.


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Bailey, III, James E., Butler Snow, Memphis TN

Chapman, Ralph E., Chapman Lewis & Swan, Clarksdale MS

Ballin, Leslie Irwin, Ballin Ballin & Fishman, Memphis TN

Childress, Jr., E. Franklin, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN

Bearman, Jr., Leo, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN

Cornaghie, Chris A., Attorney at Law, Memphis TN

Belz, Saul C., Glankler Brown, Memphis TN

Coury, Michael P., Glankler Brown, Memphis TN

Bicks, Nathan A., Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN

Farese, John Booth, Farese Farese & Farese, Oxford MS

Britt, Louis P., FordHarrison, Memphis TN

Feibelman, Jef, Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN

Glassman, Richard, Glassman Wyatt Tuttle & Cox, Memphis TN Gordon, J. Houston, Gordon Shaw Law Group, Covington TN Greer, Thomas R., Bailey & Greer, Memphis TN Griffith, Benjamin E., Griffith Law Firm, Oxford MS Haltom, Jr., William H., Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, Memphis TN Hill, David W., Nahon Saharovich & Trotz, Memphis TN Jones, Les, Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN Krupicka, Lisa A., Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN


Lait, Hayden D., Mediation & Law Office, Memphis TN Lewis, III, George T., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN Lichterman, Lisa, Littler Mendelson, Memphis TN Massey, William D., The Law Office of Massey McClusky McClusky & Fuchs, Memphis TN McDaniel, Bobby R., McDaniel Law Firm, Jonesboro AR McMullen, Bruce A., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN Merkel, Jr., Charles M., Merkel & Cocke, Clarksdale MS Meyers, Robert D., Glankler Brown, Memphis TN Pera, Lucian T., Adams and Reese, Memphis TN Potter, Jerry O., Harris Shelton, Memphis TN Pounders, Dorothy J., Pounders Coleman, Germantown TN Prather, Paul E., Littler Mendelson, Memphis TN Reid, Glen G., Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, Memphis TN Rice, Larry, Rice Amundsen & Caperton, Memphis TN Rosenblum, Jeffrey S., Rosenblum & Reisman, Memphis TN Ryan, William B., Donati Law, Memphis TN Shelton, III, Henry C., Adams and Reese, Memphis TN

Proven For Over


Smith, Gary K., Gary K. Smith Law Firm, Memphis TN


Steinberg, Jill M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN Summers, James B., Allen Summers Simpson Lillie & Gresham, Memphis TN Tannehill, Jr., J. Rhea, Tannehill Carmean & McKenzie, Oxford MS Vescovo, Christopher L., Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, Memphis TN Vorder-Bruegge, Jr., Mark, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, Memphis TN Wade, David C., Martin Tate Morrow & Marston, Memphis TN

Triad Centre III, 6070 Poplar Avenue, Fifth Floor, Memphis, TN 38119 901-527-9600 | Rosenblum & Reisman is a proven boutique personal injury firm that focuses its practice on catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. Jeff Rosenblum, founder, has been selected to the Super Lawyers list since 2006 and Matt May has been selected to the Rising Stars list since 2014. Rosenblum has also been selected as a Top 100 attorney in the region and a Top 50 attorney in Memphis. The office also includes a criminal defense attorney who has more than twenty years of experience defending the rights of the accused.


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Waide, III, James D. (‘Jim”), Waide & Associates, Tupelo MS Weintraub, Jeff, Fisher & Phillips, Memphis TN Wellford, Buckner, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN Wheeler, John G., Mitchell McNutt & Sams, Tupelo MS Wiseman, Lang, Wiseman Bray, Memphis TN Young, Edward R., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN


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Dyer, Thomas R., Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, Memphis TN Feibelman, Jef, Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN Pg. S-4 Futhey III, Malcolm B., Futhey Law Firm, Memphis TN, 901-725-7525 Pg. S-12

MALCOLM B. FUTHEY III FUTHEY LAWÂ FIRM PLC .FNQIJT`Č• Germany, Jeffrey D., Morton & Germany, Memphis TN, 901-522-0050



CIVIL LITIGATION: DEFENSE Bearman, David L., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN Bernstein, Kevin D., Spicer Rudstrom, Memphis TN Driskell, III, Mitchell O., Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, Oxford MS Glover, Molly A., Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN Green, Robert L., Allen Summers Simpson Lillie & Gresham, Memphis TN, 901-763-4200 Pg. S-11 Hale, Robert B.C., Glankler Brown, Memphis TN Holley, R. Layne, Holley Elder & McWhirter, Germantown TN, 901-757-3367


Golwen, John S., Bass Berry & Sims, Memphis TN

Blair, Allen S., Blair Mediation, Memphis TN

Graves, Michael K., Graves Smith Palmertree & Shaw, Hernando MS, 662-429-9302

Cannon, Jr., John R., Shuttleworth, Memphis TN, 901-328-8227 Pg. S-12 Cody, W.J. Michael, Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN Hoffman, Sheree L., Hoffman Law and Mediation Office, Memphis TN, 901-754-9994 Pg. S-12 Lait, Hayden D., Mediation & Law Office, Memphis TN Pg. S-4 Tate, Shepherd D., Bass Berry & Sims, Memphis TN

BANKING Cox, LeeAnne Marshall, Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN



Harris, David J., Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN

Lewis, Goodloe T., Hickman Goza & Spragins, Oxford MS

Harvey, Albert C., Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, Memphis TN

McMullen, Bruce A., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN Pg. S-4

Hearn, Jr., Don L., Glankler Brown, Memphis TN Heflin, III, John J., Bourland Heflin Alvarez Minor & Matthews, Memphis TN Horne, John D., The Winchester Law Firm, Memphis TN Hughes, Brett A., Harris Shelton, Memphis TN Lewis, III, George T., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN Pg. S-4

Phelps, John V., Womack Phelps Puryear Mayfield & McNeil, Jonesboro AR Wade, David C., Martin Tate Morrow & Marston, Memphis TN Pg. S-4

CIVIL LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF Manis, Howard B., The Cochran Firm, Memphis TN

Mayo, Jr., J. Cal, Mayo Mallette, Oxford MS McAnally, Melody, Butler Snow, Memphis TN


Gerrish, Jeffrey C., Gerrish Smith Tuck, Memphis TN

McLaren, Michael G., Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee, Memphis TN, 901-762-0535 Pg. S-9

O’Donnell, David D., Clayton O’Donnell, Oxford MS

Speer, John C., Bass Berry & Sims, Memphis TN

Miller, Louis Jay, Apperson Crump, Memphis TN


Minor, III, Lancelot L., Bourland Heflin Alvarez Minor & Matthews, Memphis TN

CLASS ACTION/MASS TORTS Allen, Cannon F., Adams and Reese, Memphis TN

Moffett, Larry D., Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, Oxford MS

Burns, William F., Watson Burns, Memphis TN

Bailey, III, James E., Butler Snow, Memphis TN Pg. S-4

Newman, Charles F., Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN

Hudson, Eric E., Butler Snow, Memphis TN

Coury, Michael P., Glankler Brown, Memphis TN Pg. S-4

Norris, Sr., Mark S., Adams and Reese, Memphis TN

Douglass, Steven N., Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh, Memphis TN

Patton, Michael C., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN

Hillyer, Robert Campbell (Cam), Butler Snow, Memphis TN

Pera, Lucian T., Adams and Reese, Memphis TN Pg. S-4

Kahn, Bruce M., Apperson Crump, Memphis TN

Puryear, Jeffrey W., Womack Phelps Puryear Mayfield & McNeil, Jonesboro AR

Matthews, Paul A., Bourland Heflin Alvarez Minor & Matthews, Memphis TN

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION Less, Michael I., Butler Snow, Memphis TN Stengel, Elizabeth B., Evans | Petree, Memphis TN Summers, James B., Allen Summers Simpson Lillie & Gresham, Memphis TN, 901-763-4200 Pg. S-4, S-11

Reid, Glen G., Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, Memphis TN Pg. S-4

Ryder, John L., Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh, Memphis TN

Roberts, Kristine, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN

Shelton, III, Henry C., Adams and Reese, Memphis TN Pg. S-4

Trammell, Bradley E., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN

Snider, Kevin A., Snider & Horner, Germantown TN

Van Horn, Daniel W., Butler Snow, Memphis TN


BUSINESS LITIGATION Bearman, Jr., Leo, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN Pg. S-4 Belz, Saul C., Glankler Brown, Memphis TN Pg. S-4 Childress, Jr., E. Franklin, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN Pg. S-4 Cocke, David J., Evans | Petree, Memphis TN Craddock, Jr., Robert E., Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, Memphis TN Crawford, Robert L., Butler Snow, Memphis TN Crosby, Scott J., Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN Culpepper, III, L. Clayton, Evans | Petree, Memphis TN

Watson, III, Frank L., Watson Burns, Memphis TN Wellford, Shea Sisk, Martin Tate Morrow & Marston, Memphis TN

BUSINESS/CORPORATE Adams, Jr., Ben C., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN


Ebelhar, Jay, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN

CRIMINAL DEFENSE Ballin, Leslie Irwin, Ballin Ballin & Fishman, Memphis TN Pg. S-4 Ganguli, Juni S., Ganguli Law Firm, Memphis TN

Bobango, John A., Farris Bobango, Memphis TN, 901-259-7100 Pg. S-10

Massey, William D., The Law Office of Massey McClusky McClusky & Fuchs, Memphis TN, 901-384-4004 Pg. S-4, S-7

Grai, Mark J., The Winchester Law Firm, Memphis TN

McClusky, Lorna S., The Law Office of Massey McClusky McClusky & Fuchs, Memphis TN, 901-384-4004 Pg. S-7

Magids, Jack, Magids Cottam, Memphis TN Orians, Robert E., Martin Tate Morrow & Marston, Memphis TN

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Scholl, Michael E., The Scholl Law Firm, Memphis TN Stengel, Michael J., Law Office of Michael J. Stengel, Memphis TN, 901-527-3535

Your ďŹ rm. Our passion.


ELDER LAW Self, Jr., William K., Apperson Crump, Memphis TN

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Thornton, David A., Bass Berry & Sims, Memphis TN


Tressa V. Johnson

Kristy L. Bennett


1331 UNION AVE., SUITE 1226




Allen, Jr., Richard H., Allen Summers Simpson Lillie & Gresham, Memphis TN, 901-575-3211 Pg. S-11 Barton, Stephen C., Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, Memphis TN Bennett, Richard D., Farris Bobango, Memphis TN, 901-259-7100 Pg. S-10 Caraway, Kirk A., Allen Summers Simpson Lillie & Gresham, Memphis TN, 901-763-4200 Pg. S-11

(901) 402-6601


Crone, Alan G., The Crone Law Firm, Memphis TN, 901-737-7740 Pg. S-3 Davis, Angie C., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN Donati, Donald, Donati Law, Memphis TN


Godwin, Deborah G., Godwin Morris Laurenzi Bloomfield, Memphis TN


Hagerman, Jennifer, Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN

Germantown, TN OfďŹ ce: 3107 E. Corporate Edge Drive Germantown, TN 38138 PH: (901) 682-2030 FX: (901) 624-2694

Holland, Maureen T., Holland & Associates, Memphis TN

Goodwin, Stephen D., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN

Southaven, MS OfďŹ ce: 7075 Golden Oaks Loop West, Suite 4 Southaven, MS 38671 PH: (662) 655-1601

Johnson, Florence M., Johnson and Johnson, Memphis TN, 901-725-7520 Pg. S-12 Kaplan, Jonathan E., Littler Mendelson, Memphis TN |

Kiesewetter, Jay W., Fisher & Phillips, Memphis TN Lichterman, Lisa, Littler Mendelson, Memphis TN Pg. S-4


Likens, Steven W., Littler Mendelson, Memphis TN

An estate planning and elder law attorney, Anthony Bradley is also accredited by the Veterans Administration. Bradley’s practice areas include probate administration and estate planning, wills, irrevocable and revocable trusts, conservatorships, durable powers of attorney, special needs trust planning, elder care planning and protection, Veterans Administration pension planning (Aid and Attendance pensions) and military service-connected disability claims (including Agent Orange and Nehmer claims), and Social Security disability claims. He is licensed in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Kentucky. Bradley’s practice areas also include business law, real estate and self-directed IRAs. He earned his Bachelor of Accounting, Master of Accountancy and Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi. He earned his LL.M. in taxation from the University of Miami and was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1996, the Tennessee Bar in 1998, the Arkansas Bar in 2006 and the Kentucky Bar in 2012. He has earned the 2018 Martindale-HubbellŽ Client Distinction Award based upon clients’ ratings, and he has its AV Preeminent peer-review rating. He was also selected to Mid-South Super Lawyers from 2010 through 2018.

Marshall, Michael R., Evans | Petree, Memphis TN Morris, Samuel, Godwin Morris Laurenzi Bloomfield, Memphis TN Norris, III, O. John, Jackson Lewis, Memphis TN Perl, Arnold E., Glankler Brown, Memphis TN Simpson, James M., Allen Summers Simpson Lillie & Gresham, Memphis TN, 901-763-4200 Pg. S-11 Thompson, Tanja L., Littler Mendelson, Memphis TN Waide, III, James D. (‘Jim�), Waide & Associates, Tupelo MS Pg. S-4 Weintraub, Jeff, Fisher & Phillips, Memphis TN Pg. S-4 Wexler, Maurice, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN Young, Edward R., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN Pg. S-4 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-8


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Massey, McClusky, McClusky & Fuchs

Lorna McClusky* Lauren Fuchs**

Melody Dougherty William D. Massey* Top 100 Tennessee Top 50 Memphis

Joseph McClusky**


10+ YEARS THE HEART FOR THE FIGHT When choosing a lawyer for criminal defense, there is only one opportunity to make the right choice, a choice that will have a resounding impact on your future. At Massey McClusky McClusky & Fuchs, we bring something special to the table—the heart for the fight. In an adversarial system that pits the prosecution against the defense, we are in it to win it, zealously advocating for our clients to preserve their reputation and freedom. Our goal is to prevent clients from being charged with a crime. If that’s not possible, we know our way to the courtroom and what to do when we get there. Settlement is always attempted, but if it can’t be reached on our client’s terms, we are comfortable asking for a jury trial. Senior partner William Massey is board certified by the NBTA as a criminal trial specialist and is a perennial selection for Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America. Senior partner Lorna McClusky, a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has consistently been named one of the top women defense attorneys in the Mid-South, Tennessee and the nation. Together, they have been a prominent and formidable defense team for over 19 years. Partners Joseph McClusky and Lauren Fuchs established themselves as go-to lawyers with a string of wins in tough cases. Our team’s trial skills are honed in the adversarial arena and polished by professional advocacy training. A lasting legacy is assured for championing the defense of the accused. We do it by bringing something special to the table—the heart for the fight.

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SELECTED TO Super Lawyers William D. Massey Lorna S. McClusky

3074 East Road Memphis, TN 38128 PH: (901) 201-6747 FX: (901) 937-8004

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MEMPHIS AREA 2018 SUPER LAWYERS EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: DEFENSE Britt, Louis P., FordHarrison, Memphis TN Pg. S-4 Cowart, Craig A., Jackson Lewis, Memphis TN Hancock, Jonathan C., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN Krupicka, Lisa A., Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN Pg. S-4 Meyers, Robert D., Glankler Brown, Memphis TN Pg. S-4 Mulroy, II, James R., Attorney at Law, Memphis TN Prather, Paul E., Littler Mendelson, Memphis TN Pg. S-4 Simmons, John W., Littler Mendelson, Memphis TN Stock, Jr., James H., Jackson Lewis, Memphis TN

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF Bennett, Kristy L., Johnson & Bennett, Memphis TN, 901-402-6601 Pg. S-6 Johnson, Tressa V., Johnson & Bennett, Memphis TN, 901-402-6601 Pg. S-6 Norwood, Dan, Working Boomer Advocate, Memphis TN Ryan, William B., Donati Law, Memphis TN Pg. S-4 Waide, Rachel Pierce, Waide & Associates, Tupelo MS

ENVIRONMENTAL Womack, Randall B., Glankler Brown, Memphis TN

Walker, Joseph B., Butler Snow, Memphis TN

ESTATE & TRUST LITIGATION Autry, Edward T., Williams McDaniel, Memphis TN, 901-766-0887


WILLIAMS MCDANIEL, PLLC .FNQIJT`Č• Glover, R. Mark, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN

Womack, Tom D., Womack Phelps Puryear Mayfield & McNeil, Jonesboro AR

FAMILY LAW Anderson, J. Steven, J. Steven Anderson Law Firm, Memphis TN, 901-763-1800 Pg. S-12 Black, Stevan L., Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee, Memphis TN, 901-762-0535 Pg. S-9

Thornton, M. Matthew, Bourland Heflin Alvarez Minor & Matthews, Memphis TN

Hollis, Scott Burnham, Hollis Legal Solutions, Olive Branch MS


Mason, Sr., R. Miles, Miles Mason Family Law Group, Germantown TN, 901-683-1850 Pg. S-1

Bailey, Jr., Olen M. “Mac�, The Bailey Law Firm, Memphis TN, 901-843-2760 Pg. S-12 Bradley, Beth Weems, Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN Bradley, J. Anthony, The Bradley Law Firm, Germantown TN, 901-682-2030 Pg. S-6 Buckner, Thomas R., Apperson Crump, Memphis TN Duncan, Joe M., Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN Hall, Jr., James R. (Josh), Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN McDaniel, A. Stephen, Williams McDaniel, Memphis TN Murrah, John F., Evans | Petree, Memphis TN Nassar, Jr., George J., Glankler Brown, Memphis TN Thompson, Jeffrey E., Martin Tate Morrow & Marston, Memphis TN

Jones, Vickie Hardy, Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee, Memphis TN, 901-762-0535 Pg. S-9

Nichol, Caren Beth, Evans | Petree, Memphis TN Pounders, Dorothy J., Pounders Coleman, Germantown TN Pg. S-4 Rice, Larry, Rice Divorce Team, Memphis TN, 901-526-6701 Pg. S-2, S-4 Ryland, John C., Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee, Memphis TN, 901-762-0535 Pg. S-9 Taylor, Daniel Loyd, Taylor & Bean, Memphis TN Turner, Kay Farese, Kay Farese Turner & Associates, Memphis TN Worley, Patricia M., Dowden Worley Jewell Olswing & John, Memphis TN

Tobin, Cynthia J., Williams McDaniel, Memphis TN


Tual, Blanchard E., Tual Graves Dorkowski, Memphis TN

Carson, Dawn D., Hickman Goza & Spragins, Memphis TN Hutton, Robert L., Glankler Brown, Memphis TN Jones, Jeffrey H., Law Office of Jeffrey Jones, Bartlett TN Lamar, Jr., John T., Lamar & Hannaford, Senatobia MS Mallette, Pope S., Mayo Mallette, Oxford MS McLean, Robert A., Farris Bobango, Memphis TN, 901-259-7100 Pg. S-10 Miller, Robert F., Farris Bobango, Memphis TN, 901-259-7100 Pg. S-10 Mixon, Donn H., Mixon Law Firm, Jonesboro AR Murrah, Todd B., Glassman Wyatt Tuttle & Cox, Memphis TN Peyton, Edd, Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, Memphis TN Sams, Jr., L.F. (Sandy), Mitchell McNutt & Sams, Tupelo MS Wallis, Ed, Glassman Wyatt Tuttle & Cox, Memphis TN Wellford, Buckner, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN Pg. S-4

HEALTH CARE Bicks, Nathan A., Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN Pg. S-4 Hess, Michael R., Bass Berry & Sims, Memphis TN Houseal, Jr., John I., Glankler Brown, Memphis TN Shelton, Max, Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh, Memphis TN Wheeler, Jr., George T., Harris Shelton, Memphis TN

IMMIGRATION Babaoglu, Rehim, Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, Memphis TN Jones, David S., Fisher & Phillips, Memphis TN Photopulos, Todd, Butler Snow, Memphis TN Siskind, Gregory H., Siskind Susser - Immigration Lawyers, Memphis TN


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MEMPHIS AREA 2018 SUPER LAWYERS INSURANCE COVERAGE Cassidy, Jr., Thomas P., McAngus Goudelock & Courie, Memphis TN Deaton, Chris H., Brock Deaton Law Firm, Tupelo MS Derrick, Michael G., Shuttleworth, Memphis TN, 901-526-7399 Pg. S-12 Webb, Dan W., Webb Sanders & Williams, Tupelo MS

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Garrison, Grady M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN


McLaughlin, David A., 901Attorneys, Memphis TN Miller, Jennifer L., Morgan & Morgan, Memphis TN Morton, Craig V., Morton & Germany, Memphis TN, 901-522-0050



Smith, Gary K., Gary K. Smith Law Firm, Memphis TN Pg. S-4 Tannehill, Jr., J. Rhea, Tannehill Carmean & McKenzie, Oxford MS Pg. S-4 Vines, Jr., Glenn K., Nahon Saharovich & Trotz, Memphis TN Wages, A. Wilson, Wages Law Firm, Millington TN Wells, Phillip J., Wells & Wells, Jonesboro AR Wiseman, Lang, Wiseman Bray, Memphis TN, 901-372-5003 Pg. S-4


Peel, David B., Peel Law Firm, Millington TN, 901-872-4229 Pg. S-8


Saharovich, Alex, Nahon Saharovich & Trotz, Memphis TN

Sauer, Stephen A., Attorney at Law, Memphis TN Siegel, David A., Nahon Saharovich & Trotz, Memphis TN


Carter, Richard M., Martin Tate Morrow & Marston, Memphis TN Halijan, Douglas F., Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN Vorder-Bruegge, Jr., Mark, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, Memphis TN Pg. S-4

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS Waddell, Ralph W., Waddell Cole & Jones, Jonesboro AR Williams, Laurel C., Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: DEFENSE Baker, S. Shane, Waddell Cole & Jones, Jonesboro AR Byars, III, Wilton V., Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, Oxford MS Dunbar, John H., Dunbar Davis, Oxford MS Gresham, Darryl D., Allen Summers Simpson Lillie & Gresham, Memphis TN, 901-763-4200 Pg. S-11 Owens, Jr., Nicholas J., Owens Law Firm, Memphis TN Potter, Jerry O., Harris Shelton, Memphis TN Pg. S-4 Roney, Margaret Cooper, Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, Memphis TN Spragins, H. Scot, Hickman Goza & Spragins, Oxford MS Stacy, Jr., Robert F., Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, Oxford MS Underwood, Richard D., Farris Bobango, Memphis TN, 901-259-7100 Pg. S-10 Vescovo, Christopher L., Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, Memphis TN Pg. S-4

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF Acerra, Carey L., Jehl Law Group, Memphis TN Bristow, Bill W., Bristow & RIchardson, Jonesboro AR Connell Jr., Edward (Ted) P., Merkel & Cocke, Clarksdale MS Farese, John Booth, Farese Farese & Farese, Oxford MS Pg. S-4 Fishman, Randall J., Ballin Ballin & Fishman, Memphis TN Gee, Jr., Peter Byron, Morgan & Morgan, Memphis TN Gordon, David E., Law Office of David E. Gordon, Memphis TN Gordon, J. Houston, Gordon Shaw Law Group, Covington TN Pg. S-4 Graham, Kevin N., Nahon Saharovich & Trotz, Memphis TN Greer, Thomas R., Bailey & Greer, Memphis TN Pg. S-4 Hill, David W., Nahon Saharovich & Trotz, Memphis TN Pg. S-4 Lacy, Brandon W., Lacy Law Firm, Jonesboro AR Laurenzi, Eugene A., Godwin Morris Laurenzi Bloomfield, Memphis TN Ledbetter, Mark, Attorney at Law, Memphis TN Leffler, Stephen R., Law Offices of Stephen R. Leffler, Memphis TN, 901-527-8830 Pg. S-12

SEATED (L TO R): Stevan L. Black*, John C. Ryland*, Vickie Hardy Jones*, Mike McLaren*; STANDING: Warren Campbell, Jana Davis Lamanna, Chris Williams, William E. Cochran, Jr., Chris J. Webb**, J. Mark Griffee, Brice M. Timmons and Charles Mitchell; NOT PICTURED: Lynda Wray Black, Of Counsel *CHOSEN TO 2018 SUPER LAWYERS; **CHOSEN TO 2018 RISING STARS


SELECTED TO Super Lawyers

BLACK MCLAREN JONES RYLAND & GRIFFEE, P.C. PROVIDING THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF LEGAL TALENT AND EXPERIENCE IN ALL AREAS OF CIVIL LITIGATION The attorneys of Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee provide exceptional representation to clients in diverse areas of civil litigation, including: • Insurance defense • Business Litigation • Professional liability • Products liability • Employment law • Vaccine law • Mediation They have earned a strong reputation in family law matters, including: • Divorce • Custody • Probate law • Adoption • Prenuptial agreements

Stevan L. Black Michael G. McLaren

With a focus on client communication and a high standard of ethics, Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee is a leader in the legal community, offering effective strategies and creative problem-solving to clients. The ďŹ rm’s attorneys are licensed in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri and New York. Its attorneys are honored for their excellence, with Stevan L. Black, Mike McLaren, Vickie Hardy Jones and John C. Ryland named to the 2018 Super Lawyers list, and Chris J. Webb named to the Rising Stars list.

BLACK MCLAREN JONES RYLAND & GRIFFEE, P.C. 530 Oak Court Drive, Suite 360, Memphis, TN 38117 PH: (901) 762-0535 • FX: (901) 762-0539


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MEMPHIS AREA 2018 SUPER LAWYERS PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: DEFENSE Anderson, Katherine “Kay� M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN Boyce, Donna L., Adams and Reese, Memphis TN Cissell, Clarissa McClain, Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, Memphis TN Clark, Joseph M., Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, Memphis TN Conley, Craig Creighton, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN

Gilmer, Brad, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN

McNeill, Paul D., Reece Moore McNeill Pendergraft, Jonesboro AR

Haltom, Jr., William H., Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, Memphis TN Pg. S-4

Milam, S. Kirk, Hickman Goza & Spragins, Oxford MS

Harrison, Jennifer, Hall Booth Smith, Memphis TN

Podesta, Eugene (Gene), Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN

Magee, Marcy Dodds, Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, Memphis TN

Steinberg, Jill M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN Pg. S-4

Malkin, Andrea N., Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, Memphis TN

Waddell, Amanda C., Rainey Kizer Reviere & Bell, Memphis TN

Martin, Jonathan T., Harris Shelton, Memphis TN

Waddell, Paul D., Waddell Cole & Jones, Jonesboro AR

Mayer, Minton P., Wiseman Ashworth Law Group, Memphis TN

Wheeler, John G., Mitchell McNutt & Sams, Tupelo MS Pg. S-4

McNabb, Tabitha F., Harris Shelton, Memphis TN

Wilson, James D., Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh, Memphis TN


SELECTED TO Super Lawyers

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: PLAINTIFF Cocke, John H., Merkel & Cocke, Clarksdale MS Geller, Mark N., Nahon Saharovich & Trotz, Memphis TN Graddy, Chad, Morgan & Morgan, Memphis TN

John A. Bobango Robert F. Miller Richard D. Underwood

Jones, Les, Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN, 901-524-5000 Pg. S-4


Congratulations to Farris Bobango attorneys for their inclusion to 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers: Richard D. Bennett, John A. Bobango, Robert S. Kirk Jr., Robert A. McLean, Robert F. Miller, Richard D. Underwood, Barry F. White, and Patricia E. Adrian to Rising Stars. Farris Bobango, PLC is a nationally recognized law ďŹ rm with a broad-ranging practice emphasizing business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, commercial real estate and government relations. The ďŹ rm’s government-relations group concentrates in matters involving state and local jurisdictions within Tennessee, assisting entities and individuals with navigation of government regulations and policies. Farris Bobango also dedicates particular focus to taxation, securities, civil litigation, including alternative dispute resolution, and land use and zoning. In addition, the ďŹ rm provides legal services in labor and employment, creditor’s rights, health care, intellectual property and environmental law.


Martin, Jr., Bobby F., Morgan & Morgan, Memphis TN McDaniel, Bobby R., McDaniel Law Firm, Jonesboro AR Pg. S-4 Merkel, Jr., Charles M., Merkel & Cocke, Clarksdale MS Pg. S-4 Morrell, Gary K., Morton & Germany, Memphis TN Raiford, III, William B., Chapman Lewis & Swan, Clarksdale MS Rosenblum, Jeffrey S., Rosenblum & Reisman, Memphis TN, 901-527-9600 Pg. S-4

JEFFREY S. ROSENBLUM ROSENBLUM & REISMAN, P.C. .FNQIJT`Č• Smith, W. Bryan, Morgan & Morgan, Memphis TN

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: DEFENSE Cassisa, Jr., Paul V., Butler Snow, Oxford MS

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: PLAINTIFF Ardis, Patrick M., Wolff Ardis, Memphis TN Chapman, Ralph E., Chapman Lewis & Swan, Clarksdale MS Pg. S-4 Cooper, Berry, McNabb Bragorgos & Burgess, Memphis TN Edwards, Tim, Ballin Ballin & Fishman, Memphis TN

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: DEFENSE Blair, Sam Berry, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN

999 S. Shady Grove Road, Suite 500, Memphis, TN 38120 PH: (901) 259-7100 | FX: (901) 259-7150


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Faughnan, Brian S., Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, Memphis TN Glassman, Richard, Glassman Wyatt Tuttle & Cox, Memphis TN Pg. S-4


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MEMPHIS AREA 2018 SUPER LAWYERS Keeney, Michael E., Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, Memphis TN Mitchell, Jerry E., Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, Memphis TN

REAL ESTATE Austin, Jr., Stewart G., Glankler Brown, Memphis TN Biggs, Lodie V., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN Bourland, Donald E., Bourland Heflin Alvarez Minor & Matthews, Memphis TN

Warner, James C., Martin Tate Morrow & Marston, Memphis TN White, Barry F., Farris Bobango, Memphis TN, 901-259-7100 Pg. S-10

SECURITIES & CORPORATE FINANCE Chafetz, Samuel D., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell &


Berkowitz, Memphis TN

TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME Bratton, G. Ray, Bratton & O’Neal, Memphis TN


Chance, Michael B., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN

Patterson, Lori H., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell &

Piovarcy, Lee L., Martin Tate Morrow & Marston, Memphis TN

Berkowitz, Memphis TN

Harkavy, Ronald M., Harkavy Shainberg Kaplan & Dunstan, Memphis TN

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION Anderson, S. Newton, Spicer Rudstrom, Memphis TN

Humphreys, R. Hunter, Glankler Brown, Memphis TN


Kahane, S. Joshua, Glankler Brown, Memphis TN

Cornaghie, Chris A., Attorney at Law, Memphis TN Pg. S-4

Kaplan, Michael D., Harkavy Shainberg Kaplan & Dunstan, Memphis TN

Lenschau, James G. M., Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, Memphis TN

Laughlin, III, Harry “Wis� W., Attorney at Law, Memphis TN, 901-218-7820


Cates, C. Thomas, Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN

Kirk, Jr., Robert S., Farris Bobango, Memphis TN, 901-259-7123 Pg. S-10


STATE, LOCAL & MUNICIPAL 662-238-7727 Pg. S-4

Pierce, Jr., J. William, Glankler Brown, Memphis TN



Scott, W. Rowlett, Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN


Stemmler, John A., Bass Berry & Sims, Memphis TN


Uhlhorn, V, T. Gaillard, Bass Berry & Sims, Memphis TN

Hunt, Sean A., The Hunt Law Firm, Memphis TN, 901-730-0937


Griffith, Benjamin E., Griffith Law Firm, Oxford MS,

McLaren, Jr., James B., Adams and Reese, Memphis TN

Hill, John S., Mitchell McNutt & Sams, Tupelo MS

Miller, Stephen P., McDonald Kuhn, Memphis TN Washburn, Kevin, Allen Summers Simpson Lillie & Gresham, Memphis TN, 901-763-4200 Pg. S-11

With 27 years of experience practicing law, Jim Simpson is known as a fighter, vigorously representing clients with honesty and fairness. Simpson, a founding partner of Allen, Summers, Simpson, Lillie & Gresham, has opened a firm office in Oxford, Mississippi. Licensed in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and New York, Simpson is a versatile lawyer, having served as counsel for plaintiffs and defendants in various state and federal courts. Simpson has been consistently recognized by various organizations and publications as an outstanding attorney and has been named again to the Super Lawyers list.

James M. Simpson 1308 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 8, Oxford, MS 38655

James M. Simpson

Allen Summers in Oxford, Mississippi

Brinkley Plaza 80 Monroe Ave., Suite 650, Memphis, TN 38103 (PH): (901) 763-4200 | (FX): (901) 684-1768 |


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5100 Wheelis Drive Suite 215 Memphis, TN 38117 Tel: 901-843-2760 Fax: 901-843-2761

6077 Primacy Parkway Suite 200 Memphis, TN 38119 Tel: 901-328-8227 Fax: 901-526-5056


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Divorce is never easy. I work to help you avoid making it the disaster you so often hear about. I have practiced in the area of Family Law and Litigation since 1983. I founded the J. Steven Anderson Law Firm to specialize in Family Law after having been a partner in two larger general practice law firms. My goal is to protect your interest in premarital agreements, divorce, post-divorce and other situations where specialized experience and expertise in Family Law is essential. My experience and ability to work closely with other professionals specializing in finance, estate planning, and business transactions offers my clients the advantage of a broad perspective in determining how to best approach the complex issues you face.

Olen M. “Mac� Bailey, Jr. is an estate planning, elder law, and probate attorney licensed in Tennessee and Mississippi. Mac received his B.A. with High Honors from Millsaps College, his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law, and his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Elder Law with Honors from Stetson University College of Law. Mac is an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) and member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). With over 28 years of legal experience, he has been selected as one of the Mid-South’s Top 40 under 40 by Memphis Business Journal, named a Five Star Wealth Manager, and remains the Face of Elder Law by Memphis magazine. Mac has written articles, periodicals, and is a frequent guest lecturer in the areas of estate planning, elder law, and probate.

John R. Cannon, Jr. is a partner in Shuttleworth, PLLC and Memphis Mediation Group LLC. Mr.  Cannon is an experienced trial attorney who has handled personal injury cases in State and Federal Court at the trial and appellate levels. Mr.  Cannon graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1971 and the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 1974. Mr. Cannon is a past President of the Memphis Bar Association and a Member of the Board of the Dorothy Day House Memphis. Mr.  Cannon has been a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31  Listed Mediator since 1999. He has mediated many complex matters, including healthcare liability, products liability, catastrophic trucking and auto accidents, and professional liability cases.




6077 Primacy Parkway Suite 200 Memphis, TN 38119 Tel: 901-526-7399 Fax: 901-526-5056

1440 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 Tel: 901-725-7525 Fax: 901-726-3506

INSURANCE COVERAGE 130'&44*0/"--*"#*-*5:%&'&/4& (&/&3"--*5*("5*0/

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Michael Derrick Chairs the Coverage Practice Group at Shuttleworth PLLC. He has worked in the insurance industry and has insurance and risk management program experience in the domestic and London markets. Mike holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter professional designation and is a Fellow in the American College of Coverage Counsel. He is regularly retained by stakeholders in coverage and indemnity matters. He has practiced at Shuttleworth for 26 years, and was previously Vice President and Counsel, at Willis in Nashville. Mike is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31  Civil Mediator; a Fellow in the Memphis Bar Foundation; and currently serves on appointment by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a Commissioner to the Tennessee Lawyer’s Assistance Program.

Mr. Futhey’s practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation. He also handles matters concerning business law, intellectual property, entertainment law, personal injury, class actions, bankruptcy, employment law, real estate, government law, and constitutional law. After graduating from Wake Forest University School of Law, Mr.  Futhey clerked for the Honorable David  R. Herndon, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois. Mr.  Futhey worked for prominent Tennessee firms before founding his own law firm in 2013. His published articles cover matters relating to employment law, Medicare law, and civil procedure.

Sheree Hoffman has practiced family law for over 35 years, including divorce, custody/parenting, child support, alimony, prenuptial agreements, post-divorce modifications, adoptions, Juvenile Court matters and domestic violence cases. She emphasizes the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution options to reduce animosity and client expenses. Mediating since 1992, she is a TN Supreme Court approved mediator. She is specially trained as a Collaborative family law attorney. She works diligently to be solution focused for her clients and makes sure her clients are always kept informed and advised about their best options. She publishes articles and speaks regularly on issues concerning family law, mediation and collaborative law. Please contact our office to see how we can assist you.




+45&7&/"/%&340/-"8'*3. 1--$ 1000 Ridgeway Loop Suite 305 Memphis, TN 38120 Tel: 901-763-1800 Fax: 901-259-5380


+0)/40/"/%+0)/40/ 1--$ 1407 Union Avenue Suite 1002 Memphis, TN 38104 Tel: 901-725-7520 Fax: 901-725-7570

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750 Avignon Drive Suite 1 Ridgeland, MS 39157 Tel: 601-856-9690 Fax: 601-856-9686

707 Adams Avenue Suite 102 Memphis, TN 38105 Tel: 901-527-8830 Fax: 901-525-3084

EMPLOYMENT & LABOR 45"5&"/%-0$"-(07&3/.&/5 "11&--"5&


PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: DEFENSE "-5&3/"5*7&%*4165&3&40-65*0/ #64*/&44-*5*("5*0/

Florence M. Johnson focuses her practice on complex employment matters and representing individuals alleging civil rights violations. Primarily practicing in the Memphis and Shelby County area, she is licensed in Tennessee and Wisconsin. Johnson has represented her clients in state and federal courtrooms throughout the South, serving as lead counsel in more than a hundred jury trials. She has also successfully represented the interests of municipal and federal entities in federal courts. Johnson is also a certified mediator concentrating on labor and employment cases and civil disputes.

Stephen R. Leffler represents people injured in car and truck accidents, slip-and-fall cases, premises liability claims, wrongful death, dog bite, amputations, insurance bad faith and railroad injuries. He has also represented people accused of a broad range of criminal charges such as murder, assault, theft, sex offenses, fraud, animal cruelty, juvenile crimes, drug and alcohol violations, vehicular homicide and driving while impaired. The firm has obtained multimillion-dollar jury verdicts in injury cases in both state and federal courts. Our offices can accommodate mediations, both large and small, and we house a number of Tennessee Supreme Court listed mediators for both civil and domestic cases. His clients have access to a real person by telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Mr. Obert is a Talladega, Alabama native, who grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the senior litigation attorney for Obert Law Group, with offices in Ridgeland and Oxford, Mississippi. His personal injury practice includes the defense/prosecution of motor vehicular accidents, premises liability, products liability, toxic torts, and insurance coverage and UM/UIM claims. Keith is admitted to practice in most State and Federal Courts in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. He is a Certified Mediator and frequent CLE lecturer on trial practice, automobile accident litigation, depositions, and ethics throughout the Mid-South and Southeast. Keith is listed in Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Who’s Who in American Law, and was named the 2001 Outstanding Young Lawyer in Mississippi.


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Moore, Melisa, Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN Nicoson, Jeffrey, Leitner Williams Dooley & Napolitan, Memphis TN O’Brien, Garrett H., McAngus Goudelock & Courie, Memphis TN Patrick, Charles R., Leitner Williams Dooley & Napolitan, Memphis TN

/BNFTBOEQBHFOVNCFSTJORED JOEJDBUFBQSPGJMF POUIFTQFDJČŽFEQBHF 1IPOFOVNCFSTJODMVEFEPOMZGPSBUUPSOFZTXJUIQBJE 3JTJOH4UBSTQSJOUBEWFSUJTFNFOUT Only attorneys who data verified with Super Lawyers for current year included on this list. All current selections reflected on profiles.

APPELLATE Deakins, Laura, Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, Memphis TN Huseth, Emily Hamm, Harris Shelton, Memphis TN

AVIATION & AEROSPACE Cresswell, Jr., James L., Petkoff & Feigelson, Memphis TN

CIVIL LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF McCormack, Kevin M., Ballin Ballin & Fishman, Memphis TN Webb, Chris J., Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee, Memphis TN, 901-762-0535 Pg. S-9


Conway, Kannon C., Harris Shelton, Memphis TN Floyd, Amber D., Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, Memphis TN Looney, Nathan C., Waddell Cole & Jones, Jonesboro AR Mathis, Andre B., Glankler Brown, Memphis TN Mulqueen, Matthew, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN

Coats, Christopher J., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN Grice, Chasity Sharp, Peppel Grice & Palazzolo, Memphis TN Hankins, Sloane, Butler Snow, Memphis TN

Malin, Robert D., Williams McDaniel, Memphis TN

Lebair, IV, Harry W., Allen Summers Simpson Lillie & Gresham, Memphis TN, 901-575-3232 Pg. S-11

Mason, Laura Kessler, Harkavy Shainberg Kaplan & Dunstan, Memphis TN

Shannon, Jessica Benton, Allen Summers Simpson Lillie & Gresham, Memphis TN, 901-763-4200 Pg. S-11

Nichols, John B., Nichols Group, Oxford MS

CRIMINAL DEFENSE Allen, Gregory D., The Law Office of Gregory D. Allen, Memphis TN Fuchs, Lauren M., The Law Office of Massey McClusky McClusky & Fuchs, Memphis TN, 901-384-4004 Pg. S-7

Comes, Diana M., Butler Snow, Memphis TN

Baker, Joshua L., Martin Tate Morrow & Marston, Memphis TN

Daly, P. Vance %BMZ`Č•,JSL )FSOBOEP`.4

Langley, Adam M., Butler Snow, Memphis TN

Christoff, Annie T., Bass Berry & Sims, Memphis TN


Hawkins, W. Curt, Waddell Cole & Jones, Jonesboro AR

Ballin, Blake D., Ballin Ballin & Fishman, Memphis TN

Brown IV, Byron N., Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, Memphis TN

Crandall Osowski, Janelle, Donati Law, Memphis TN

Cantrell, Luke P., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN



Ashby, Bryce W., Donati Law, Memphis TN

Hamilton, Daniel, Williams McDaniel, Memphis TN

BANKING Strain, Jason A., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN


McClusky, Joseph A., The Law Office of Massey McClusky McClusky & Fuchs, Memphis TN, 901-384-4004 Pg. S-7

EMPLOYMENT & LABOR Bailey, Laura Ann Elizabeth, The Crone Law Firm, Memphis TN, 901-737-7740 Pg. S-3

Lancaster, Cory, Lancaster Law Firm, Tupelo MS

FAMILY LAW Arthur, Megan, Evans | Petree, Memphis TN Bostick, April L., The Bostick Law Firm, Memphis TN Coe, J. Matthew, Rogers Coe & Sumpter, West Memphis AR, 870-735-1900

J. MATTHEW COE ROGERS, COEÂ & SUMPTER 8FTU.FNQIJT`Č• Davis, Anne B., Butler Sevier Hinsley & Reid, Memphis TN Hisaw, J. Wesley, Holland & Hisaw, Horn Lake MS Holyfield, Lori R., Attorney at Law, Memphis TN

Calkins, Audrey M., Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, Memphis TN

Thomas, Justin K., Thomas Family Law Firm, Germantown TN

Dowdy, Whitney M., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN

White, Leigh Taylor, Shea Moskovitz & McGhee, Memphis TN, 901-821-0044 Pg. S-14

Nelson, Jonathan E., Bass Berry & Sims, Memphis TN

Lewis, Lisa Scatamacchia, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, Memphis TN

Perry, Gadson William (Will), Butler Snow, Memphis TN

Parkey, Justin E., Waddell Cole & Jones, Jonesboro AR

Phillips, Darrell N., Darrell N. Phillips Esq., Germantown TN

GENERAL LITIGATION Embry, Kate M., Mayo Mallette, Oxford MS Lamar, III, John Thomas (Trey), Lamar & Hannaford, Senatobia MS

Shelat, Kavita, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN


Tom, Robert F., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN

Busey, Zachary, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN

Montgomery, Mason, McAngus Goudelock & Courie, Oxford MS

Tullis, Mary Wu, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN

Day, Frank L., FordHarrison, Memphis TN

Neill, A. Blake, Mathews Rhea & Neill, Somerville TN

Fulgham, Steven, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN

Snyder, Jr., Steven N., McAngus Goudelock & Courie, Memphis TN


Jackson, Russell Windell, FordHarrison, Memphis TN

Webb, Abigail J., Harris Shelton, Memphis TN

Hensley, II, John, Allen Summers Simpson Lillie & Gresham, Memphis TN, 901-763-4200 Pg. S-11

Kuo, Eileen, Jackson Lewis, Memphis TN

Houston, II, Earl W., Martin Tate Morrow & Marston, Memphis TN

Leyes, Courtney, Fisher & Phillips, Memphis TN


McGaha, Gabriel, Fisher & Phillips, Memphis TN

Dowd, Katherine Mara, Butler Snow, Memphis TN

Jordan, Russell B., Morgan & Morgan, Memphis TN

Peeples, Gary, Burch Porter & Johnson, Memphis TN

McNees, Edward R. (Russ), Holcomb Dunbar Watts Best Masters & Golmon, Oxford MS

Redden Davis, Emma, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Memphis TN

Joy, Justin, Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, Memphis TN

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Herman’s Sandwich Shop Our trivia expert solves local mysteries of who, what, when, where, why, and why not. Well, sometimes.

by vance lauderdale

DEAR VANCE: I found this old photo of Herman’s Sandwich Shop at a local estate sale and wondered what you could tell me about this establishment. — t.m., memphis.

Judging from the ads and displays, this photograph of a Poplar Avenue cafe was taken sometime in the late 1930s.

nickel. Breakfast was also available here, with Herman offering a tasty assortment of eggs, cereal, bacon, sausage, and even home-made chili. In the photo, several men (one of them swigging a beer or soft drink) perch on stools bolted to a patterned tile floor. Simple tables and chairs are scattered in the back; this wasn’t the kind of place to offer cozy booths. A gumball machine sits on the counter, which also has cases and displays for Planters peanuts, packages of cookies and pies, John Ruskin cigars, and other products that I can’t quite make out. Ads and posters for Blatz beer, Wiedemann’s beer, and 7-Up are taped here and there, a phone is mounted on the wall, and far in the back is an old-fashioned radio. So let’s talk about Herman Sanderson. As far as I’ve DEAR T.M.: It is indeed a nice interior shot of a typical oldbeen able to determine, he was born in Alabama in timey lunchroom in Memphis, but what really caught 1899, and sometime in the early 1900s came to Memmy eye was the young man in the foreground. After all, phis with two brothers, Arthur and Benjamin. Let I immediately recognized the gilt binding of the book me say right now that I assume they were his brothers; he’s holding as Volume XIV from Bound for Glory: The they showed up in the Memphis city directories about Legend of the Lauderdales in America, 1786-1932. the same time, around 1918, they roomed Other elements of the photo are quite There were all sorts together (for a while anyway), and they fascinating. The scribbled notation of sandwiches, as were involved in the restaurant business across the bottom clearly identifies this here from the first days they arrived. Herplace as Herman’s Sandwich Shop, as you might expect: man and Benjamin were both listed as you noted, located at 832 Poplar, and the American cheese, proprietor — almost surely the gentlewaiters for Levy’s Cafe, which had two locations — one at 349 Vance, and the man standing behind the counter — pimento cheese, other at 56 South Fourth. as Herman Sanderson. A menu board fried ham, salami, In fact, during his first year in Memphis, advertising Goldcrest 51 beer (brewed egg salad, and even Herman shared a room with Benjamin in in Memphis, as I hope readers know) the back of the Levy’s restaurant on South gave patrons quite a variety of dining goose liver (yum!). Fourth. That lasted until Herman married selections. There were all sorts of sanda young woman named Hattie Cook, who had been wiches, as you might expect: American cheese, piworking here as a telephone operator, and they moved mento cheese, fried ham, salami, egg salad, and even to a boarding house at 226 Court Avenue. goose liver (yum!), with nothing on the menu costing more than 20 cents. A hamburger and cheese (I guess As the oldest brother, Arthur, it seems, struck out on his own, first working at a cafe in Cooper-Young run the term “cheeseburger” wasn’t popular yet) was 15 by a fellow named William Hawks, and later opening cents, as was a barbecue sandwich. A hot dog was just a

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his own place, called Sanderson’s Sandwich Shop, at 112 South Third. Meanwhile, Benjamin remained at Levy’s, where he had been promoted to manager, and in the late 1920s Herman began working for a lunch stand at High Street and Poplar. In 1930, he finally opened his own place: Herman’s Lunch Room, at 654 Poplar. But he didn’t stay there very long. Just down the street, a little cafe had closed at Poplar and Dunlap. In 1934, Herman Sanderson moved there (832 Poplar) and opened the establishment you see here. It must have seemed a good location, tucked into a row of businesses that included Fields Beauty Shop, Gigi’s Barber Shop, the Sanitary Fish Market, Southern Watch Clinic (watch repairs), and Taccaro Grocers. Across Poplar were Kroger, Liberty Cash Grocers, Gold Eagle Notions, and the oddly named Outlet Stores dry goods. Just across Dunlap was Carruthers Court apartments, so you’d think Herman would have had plenty of customers. Benjamin joined the business in 1945, working as a night manager, while Arthur continued to operate his own sandwich shop, which had now moved to 32 North Third, next to the Sterick Building. By this time, Herman and Hattie had moved into a nice cottage at 1601 North Michelle Circle, in the Vollintine-Evergreen neighborhood. Benjamin died in 1955 at the age of 66. That same year, city directories listed new owners at Sanderson’s Sandwich Shop, so I can’t say what happened to Arthur. Herman kept his own little restaurant going, but I wonder if he was bothered by the increasing competition nearby. His customers now had their choice of Neil’s Restaurant, Doug’s Grill, the Poplar Ice Cream Parlor, and Jake’s Cafe — all in the same short block between Leath and Dunlap. Perhaps this is why Herman’s Sandwich Shop closed sometime in the late 1950s. By 1960, city directories no longer include that address, which makes me think the building was demolished. The next year, Sanderson’s Sandwich Shop on North Third became Wolbrecht’s Bar-B-Q Pit, so the 1960s marked the end of the Sanderson brothers’ restaurants in Memphis. Herman took a job as an attendant for Parkrite Systems, which operated parking lots and garages downtown. He retired in 1970 and continued to live with Hattie until his death in 1975, at age 76. I couldn’t locate a death certificate for Hattie, so I can’t say what happened to her, and I never determined what role, if any, she played in Herman’s restaurant ventures. Memphians who had enjoyed a good meal at the little cafe at Poplar and Dunlap for 20 years can still get a quick meal there. A Checkers stands on the site of Herman’s Sandwich Shop. The food is fine, but you sure can’t get a hamburger for 15 cents.

Shelby Blade Company While removing the medicine cabinet from my old home in Midtown, I found a packet holding a razor blade sold by the Shelby Blade Company. Where was this business located? — e.g., memphis. DEAR E.G.: As a child, I was fascinated by the slot in the back of bathroom medicine cabinets, where you were supposed to drop used razor blades, instead of tossing them in the trash. This was a safe way to discard them, but I often wondered if there was a huge pile of rusty blades piled up in the walls — or the basement — of the Lauderdale mansion. Over the years, not many businesses here have carried the name “Shelby.” Looking through old business records, I’ve turned up Shelby Biscuit on West Colorado (1910), Shelby Candy & Coffee on Linden (1915), Shelby Electric on Vance (1920s), Shelby Jobbing House (whatever that means) on McLemore (1925), and Shelby Plumbing on National (1930s and later). But Shelby Blade Company? Well, in the 1930s, a fellow named Westley S. Strehl was working as an auditor for the J.T. Fargason Company, one of this city’s largest dry-good wholesalers. If you care about such personal matters, he was living at 2410 Parkway Place with his wife, Edith, and son, Wesley Jr. Strehl obviously thought there was money to be made in the sale and manufacture of the new double-edged “safety” razor blades, certainly less perilous than the straight razors men had used for years to scrape the stubble from their faces. So in 1934, he opened the Shelby Blade Company, in a former restaurant building at 37 East Carolina. Each blade — stamped “Guaranteed” and “Quality” — was enclosed in a tiny wax paper envelope, and then wrapped in an attractive blue-and-white packet. But the company lasted only two years. In 1936, Edward Falls — who had been a vice president with J.T. Fargason (surely that’s where he met Strehl) — became owner and manager, moving the sales operation of Shelby Blade to the Sterick Building. Strehl took a new job as a manager with the Boyle Investment Company, a position he held for the rest of his career, eventually retiring to a country home outside Cordova. Falls left the razor blade business to work for Cole & Company, a prominent advertising agency. And to bring everything here full circle, the old Shelby Blade factory on Carolina became a warehouse for J.T. Fargason. Today, though, the location is an empty field, without a trace of the various business ventures — from restaurants to razor blades — that were housed there. DEAR VANCE:

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In its nearly four years as an anchor in the emerging midtown arts district, Bounty on Broad, which notably features family-style service with shared plates, has made a name for itself with scenes such as the one we experienced during an early November Friday dinner service. Executive Chef Russell Casey energizes chef Russell Casey, who has been working in restaurant kitchens family-style with global since he was 14 years old, says this flavors and a focus type of excitement and rapport is on fresh. what has kept him in the business. “The fast-paced energy and the rush and thrill of a good service definitely got me hooked on it,” he says. Casey’s f irst stint in a kitchen was as a dishwasher. (“I think my mom just wanted to get me out of the house Plum Sauce Marinated for the summer,” he Pork Tenderloin says with a smile.) He later worked as a busboy at Grove Grill, followed by his first job as a kitchen manager at 19, working through the ranks and learning from others along the way. In his mid-20s, Casey immersed himself in fine dining, where, he says, “things started clicking more for me with flavors, how they mesh. I’m not formally trained. I kind of come from the school of hard knocks.” Casey has been at Bounty for nearly three years and his learned melding of flavors is apparent. The Plum Sauce Marinated Pork Tenderloin, for example, is marinated overnight in an Asian-inspired mixture of plum, tamari, and soy sauce before it’s seared, finished in the oven, and topped with a Creole mustard vinaigrette. Slices of juicy tenderloin are plated with Chef Russell Casey diced, pan-fried sweet potatoes seasoned with chipotle and lime and sprinkled with a crunchy, by shara clark | ph otographs by justin fox burks slightly sweet pecan streusel. s the host walks us upstairs to our window seat overlooking Scoop up a forkful of mixed components for a surprising symphoBroad Avenue, the energy in Bounty is palpable. Groups of patrons fill the dining ny of spice and texture. room, chatting as they pass plates from person to person. The sounds of jubilant Other global f lavors can be gatherings, of families and children, friends and colleagues, bounce off the bare-brick found on the menu in dishes like walls. Servers move quickly between tables, carrying cocktails and heaping helpings the chef ’s signature Eggplant of grilled broccolini and fried oysters. Outside, the brightly painted water tower — a Lasagna, in which tender, but landmark of sorts for the area — glows above the bustling street, illuminated by slowly not overly soft, slivers of eggplant rest in an Indian Makhani changing colored lights. marinara, spiced with yera masala


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and fenugreek. A traditionally cream, and toasted almonds. French technique is used in preLike evening meals, weekend paring the Duck Duo, a decadent brunch is also abuzz, with dindish with a confit duck leg that’s ers enjoying standard brunch cured with salt and spices for up cocktails, in addition to a gem on to 20 hours to “draw the gamithe menu: the What’s the Dill, a ness out,” Casey says, before it’s bright orange libation made with cooked in duck fat and finished aquavit, freshly squeezed carrot on a skillet to perfectly crisp the juice, jalapeño honey syrup, and skin. A duck breast, crusted with fresh dill. A rich brunch dish, Chinese five-spice, is pan-seared the Grits and Grillades, makes (“we render the fat out until it’s use of leftover bits from handcrispy; it keeps it from being rubcut sirloin and New York strip bery”), and the two are plated dusted with gluten-free flour and with spinach madeleine. fried in butter. Its robust sauce One of Bounty’s defining feabegins with heirloom tomatoes tures has always and a generous “I wanted to still do cool portion of fresh been its all-gluten-free menu. herb s a nd is dishes and figure out cooked low and When Casey first how I could do them joined the team, slow until the flahe’d never done vors ripen. Drag gluten-free instead of it gluten-free, but the spoon from limiting me.” he approached the sauce into the mandate as the creamy gou— Chef Russell Casey a challenge. “I da grits (and yes, wanted to still do cool dishes and ask to add the poached egg) for figure out how I could do them maximum impact. gluten-free instead of it limiting Since Casey’s been at the me,” he recalls. helm, he’s aimed to establish and maintain the restaurant’s The success of this endeavor identity. What does he want can be seen throughout the menu where Casey incorporates cornthat identity to reflect? “Fresh, meal sourced from Hanna Farm unadulterated ingredients,” he in Arkansas and gluten-free flour says, “really putting your heart as breading on fried items or to and soul into the cuisine, and layering f lavors from the botprepare a standout on the brunch tom up by starting with fresh menu: the Waffle Foster. You’d never know the fluff y, just-sweetherbs, making good stocks, and enough waffle is gluten-free, and building sauces. I’ve got a good to seal the deal, it’s topped with crew. As long as they execute it brandied bananas, fresh whipped properly, we keep it rolling.”



A standout on the updated craft cocktail menu, this drink has a bit of kick, thanks to a slice of fresh red pepper steeped in a concoction of Altos Plata Reposado, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao, honey syrup, and lime.

CRISPY CHICKEN LIVERS ($15) Be adventurous. Bite-sized, meltin-your-mouth pieces of liver are coated in cornmeal batter, fried, and paired with five-pepper jelly, chickpea puree, fried pancetta, and dollops of mint persillade. Your tastebuds will dance.

($10) The dreamiest piece of pie ever? A gluten-free graham cracker crust is filled with key lime juice, condensed milk, and eggs, and in the oven it goes: “Low heat, long cooking time so “ it sets and has that nice texture,” Casey says.


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with the wines and did a whole new craft cocktail list,” Casey says. ATMOSPHERE: Dressy or casual; great for family groups, friends, or couples.

The Duck Duo with spinach madeleine

Expect noise levels to rise with bigger weekend crowds, especially upstairs. Downstairs, tables overlook an open kitchen. SERVICE: Friendly and attentive. First time dining family-style and not sure how much to order for your group? Your server can help. UP NEXT: Plans to transform the former butcher space downstairs into a more private wine room are in motion. PRICES: Smaller plates: $15-$17.50; sides: $13-$17; main courses: $32-$42, desserts: $10; brunch mains: $12-$22; brunch sides: $4-$6. OPEN: Opens for dinner Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; dinner Friday and Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • 117

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emphis magazine offers this curated restaurant listing as a service to its readers. Broken down alphabetically by neighborhoods, this directory does not list every restaurant in town. It does, however, include the magazine’s “Top 50” choices of must-try restaurants in Memphis, a DINING SYMBOLS group that is updated every August. Establishments open B — breakfast less than a year are not eligible for “Top 50” but are noted as L — lunch “New.” This guide also includes a representative sampling D — dinner of other Bluff City eating establishments. No fast-food SB — Sunday brunch facilities or cafeterias are listed, nor have we included WB — weekend brunch establishments that rely heavily on take-out business. X— wheelchair accessible Restaurants are included regardless of whether they ad MRA — member, Memphis vertise in Memphis magazine; those that operate in multi Restaurant Association ple locations are listed under the neighborhood of their $ — under $15 per person without drinks or desserts original location. This guide is updated regularly, but we $$ — under $25 recommend that you call ahead to check on hours, prices, $$$ — $26-$50 and other details. Suggestions from readers are welcome; $$$$ — over $50 please contact us at

CENTER CITY 117 PRIME—Restaurateurs Craig Blondis and Roger Sapp teamed up with Chef Ryan Trimm to recreate the traditional American steakhouse. Serving oysters on the half shell and a variety of surf and turf options. 117 Union. 433-9851. L, D, WB, X, $-$$$ 5 SPOT—Tucked behind Earnestine & Hazel’s, features Memphis barbecue, Italian, and Creole-inspired dishes, such as polenta incaciata, barbecue spaghetti, and a fried chicken plate with collards, slaw, and skillet cornbread. 531 S. Main. 523-9754. D, X, $-$$ ALDO’S PIZZA PIES—Serving gourmet pizzas — including Mr. T Rex — salads, and more. Also 30 beers, bottled or on tap. 100 S. Main. 577-7743; 752 S. Cooper. 725-7437. L, D, X, $-$$ THE ARCADE—Possibly Memphis’ oldest cafe. Specialties include sweet potato pancakes, a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich, and breakfast served all day. 540 S. Main. 526-5757. B, L, D (Thurs.-Sat.), X, MRA, $ AUTOMATIC SLIM’S—Longtime downtown favorite specializes in contemporary American cuisine emphasizing local ingredients; also extensive martini list. 83 S. Second. 525-7948. L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$$ BARDOG TAVERN—Classic American grill with Italian influence, Bardog offers pasta specialties such as Grandma’s NJ Meatballs, as well as salads, sliders, sandwiches, and daily specials. 73 Monroe. 275-8752. B (Mon.-Fri.), L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$ BEDROCK EATS & SWEETS—Memphis’ only Paleocentric restaurant offering such dishes as pot roast, waffles, enchiladas, chicken salad, omelets, and more. Closed for dinner Sun. 327 S. Main. 409-6433. B, L, D, X, $-$$ BELLE TAVERN—Serving elevated bar food, including a butcher board with a variety of meats and cheeses, as well as daily specials. 117 Barboro Alley. 249-6580. L (Sun.), D, $ BLEU—This eclectic restaurant features American food with global influences and local ingredients. Among the specialties are a 14-oz. bone-in rib-eye and several seafood dishes. 221 S. Third, in the Westin Memphis Beale St. Hotel. 334-5950. B, L, D, WB, X, MRA, $$-$$$ BLUEFIN RESTAURANT & SUSHI LOUNGE— Serves Japanese fusion cuisine featuring seafood and steak, with seasonally changing menu; also, a sushi bar and flatbread pizza. 135 S. Main. 528-1010. L, D, X, $-$$ BRASS DOOR IRISH PUB—Irish and New-American cuisine includes such entrees as fish and chips, burgers, shepherd’s pie, all-day Irish breakfast, and more. 152 Madison. 572-1813. L, D, SB, $-$$

CAFE KEOUGH—European-style cafe serving quiche, paninis, salads, and more. 12 S. Main. 509-2469. B, 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, $-$$$$ CAROLINA WATERSHED—This indoor/outdoor eatery, set around silos, features reimagined down-home classics, including fried green tomatoes with smoked catfish, a buttermilk fried chicken sandwich, burgers, and more. Closed Mon.-Tues. 141 E. Carolina. 321-5553. L, D, WB, $-$$ CATHERINE & MARY’S—A variety of pastas, grilled quail, pâté, razor clams, and monkfish are among the dishes served at this Italian restaurant in the Chisca. 272 S. Main. 254-8600. D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$$ CHEZ PHILIPPE—Classical/contemporary French cuisine presented in a luxurious atmosphere with a seasonal menu focused on local/regional cuisine. The crown jewel of The Peabody for 35 years. Afternoon tea served Wed.-Sat., 1-3:30 p.m. (reservations required). Closed Sun.Tues. The Peabody, 149 Union. 529-4188. D, X, MRA, $$$$ COZY CORNER—Serving up ribs, pork sandwiches, chicken, spaghetti, and more; also homemade banana pudding. Closed Sun.-Mon. 745 N. Parkway and Manassas. 527-9158. L, D, $ DIRTY CROW INN—Serving elevated bar food, including poutine fries, fried catfish, and the Chicken Debris, a sandwich with smoked chicken, melted cheddar, and gravy. 855 Kentucky. 207-5111. L, D, $ EVELYN & OLIVE—Jamaican/Southern fusion cuisine includes such dishes as Kingston stew fish, Rasta Pasta, and jerk rib-eye. Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Sun.-Mon. 630 Madison. 748-5422. L, D, X, $ FELICIA SUZANNE’S—Southern cuisine with low-country, Creole, and Delta influences, using regional fresh seafood, local beef, and locally grown foods. Entrees include shrimp and grits. Closed Sun. and Mon. A downtown staple at Brinkley Plaza, 80 Monroe, Suite L1. 523-0877. L (Fri. only), D, X, MRA, $$-$$$ FERRARO’S PIZZERIA & PUB—Rigatoni and tortellini are among the pasta entrees here, along with pizzas (whole or by the slice) with a variety of toppings. 111 Jackson. 522-2033. L, D, X, $ FLIGHT RESTAURANT & WINE BAR— Serves steaks and seafood, along with such specialties as bison ribeye and Muscovy duck, all matched with appropriate wines. 39 S. Main. 521-8005. D, SB, X, $-$$$ 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, $-$$

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THE GRAY CANARY—The sixth restaurant from chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, offering small plates and entrees cooked on an open flame. Oysters, octopus, and hearty steaks are among the menu options at this eatery in Old Dominick Distillery. Closed Mon. 301 S. Front. 4666324. D, WB, X, $-$$$. GRECIAN GOURMET TAVERNA—Serves traditional favorites like spanakopita, pastitso, moussaka, and hand-rolled dolmathes, as well as lamb sliders and pita nachos. Closed Mon. 412 S. Main. 249-6626. L, D, X, $ GUS’S WORLD FAMOUS FRIED CHICKEN—Serves chicken with signature spicy batter, along with homemade beans, slaw, and pies. 310 S. Front. 527-4877; 215 S. Center St. (Collierville). 853-6005; 2965 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 373-9111; 730 S. Mendenhall. 767-2323; 505 Highway 70 W., Mason, TN. 901-2942028. L, D, X, MRA, $ HAPPY MEXICAN—Serves quesadillas, burritos, chimichangas, vegetable and seafood dishes, and more. 385 S. Second. 529-9991; 6080 Primacy Pkwy. 683-0000; 7935 Winchester. 751-5353. L, D, X, $ HUEY’S—This family friendly restaurant offers 13 different burgers, a variety of sandwiches and delicious soups and salads. 1927 Madison. 726-4372; 1771 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 754-3885; 77 S. Second. 5272700; 2130 W. Poplar (Collierville). 854-4455; 7090 Malco Blvd. (Southaven). 662-349-7097; 7825 Winchester. 624-8911; 4872 Poplar. 682-7729; 7677 Farmington Blvd. (Germantown). 3183030; 8570 Highway 51 N. (Millington). 873-5025. L, D, X, MRA, $ ITTA BENA—Southern and Cajun-American cuisine served here; specialties are duck and waffles and shrimp and grits, along with steaks, chops, seafood, and pasta. 145 Beale St. 578-3031. D, X, MRA, $$-$$$
 KOOKY CANUCK—Offers prime rib, catfish, and burgers, including the 4-lb. “Kookamonga”; also late-night menu. 87 S. Second. 578-9800; 1250 N. Germantown Pkwy. 1-800-2453 L, D, X, MRA, $-$$$ KREWE OF DEJAVU—Serves Creole, soul, and vegetarian cuisine, including po-boys, jambalaya, and shrimp and grits. Closed Sun. 936 Florida. 947-1003. L, D, X, $-$$ THE LITTLE TEA SHOP—Downtown institution serves up Southern comfort cooking, including meatloaf and such veggies as turnip greens, yams, okra, and tomatoes. Closed Sat.-Sun. 69 Monroe. 525-6000, L, X, $ LOCAL—Entrees with a focus on locally sourced products include lobster mac-and-cheese and ribeye patty melt; menu differs by location. 95 S. Main. 473-9573; 2126 Madison. 7251845. L, D, WB, X, $-$$ LOFLIN YARD—Beer garden and restaurant serves vegetarian fare and smoked-meat dishes, including beef brisket and pork tenderloin, cooked on a custom-made grill. Closed Mon.-Tues. 7 W. Carolina. 249-3046. L (Sat. and Sun.), D, $-$$ THE LOOKOUT AT THE PYRAMID—Serves seafood and Southern fare, including cornmeal-fried oysters, sweet tea brined chicken, and elk chops. 1 Bass Pro Dr. 620-4600/2918200. L, D, X $-$$$ LUNA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE—Serving a limited menu of breakfast and lunch items. Dinner entrees include Citrus Glaze Salmon and Cajun Stuffed Chicken. 179 Madison (Hotel Napoleon). 526-0002. B, D (Mon.-Sat.), X, $-$$$
 MACIEL’S—Entrees include tortas, fried taco plates, quesadillas, chorizo and pastor soft tacos, salads, and more. Downtown closed Sun. Bodega closed Wed. 45 S. Main. 526-0037; 525 S. Highland. 504-4584; Maciel’s Bodega, 584 Tillman. 504-4749. B (Bodega only), L, D, SB (Highland), X, $ THE MAJESTIC GRILLE—Housed in a former silent-picture house, features aged steaks, fresh seafood, and such specialties as roasted chicken and grilled pork tenderloin; offers a pre-theatre menu and classic cocktails. Well-stocked bar. 145 S. Main. 522-8555. L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$$ 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., D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • 119

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COLLIERVILLE CAFE PIAZZA BY PAT LUCCHESI—Specializes in gourmet pizzas (including create-your-own), panini sandwiches, and pasta. Closed Sun. 139 S. Rowlett St. 861-1999. L, D, X, $-$$ CIAO BABY—Specializing in Neapolitan-style pizza made in a wood-fired oven. Also serves house-made mozzarella, pasta, appetizers, and salads. 890 W. Poplar, Suite 1. 457-7457. L, D, X, $ DAVID GRISANTI’S—Serving Northern Italian cuisine and traditional family recipes, like the Elfo Special, shrimp sauteed in garlic and butter, tossed with white button mushrooms and white pepper, and served over vermicelli with Parmigiano-Reggiano. Closed Sun. 684 W. Poplar (Sheffield Antiques Mall). 861-1777. L, D (Thurs.-Sat.), X, $-$$$ EL MEZCAL—Serves burritos, chimichangas, fajitas, and other Mexican cuisine, as well as shrimp dinners and steak. 9947 Wolf River, 853-7922; 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. L, D, X, $ EMERALD THAI RESTAURANT—Spicy shrimp, pad khing, lemongrass chicken, and several noodle, rice, and vegetarian dishes are offered at this family restaurant. Closed Sunday. 8950 Highway 64 (Lakeland, TN). 384-0540. L, D X, $-$$ FIREBIRDS—Specialties are hand-cut steaks, slow-roasted prime rib, and wood-grilled salmon and other seafood, as well as seasonal entrees.  4600 Merchants Circle, Carriage Crossing. 850-1637; 8470 Highway 64 (Bartlett). 379-1300. L, D, X, $-$$$ 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. 3660 Houston Levee. 861-5000. L, D, X, $-$$$ MULAN ASIAN BISTRO—Hunan Chicken, tofu dishes, and orange beef served here; sushi and Thai food, too. 2059 Houston Levee. 850-5288; 2149 Young. 347-3965; 4698 Spottswood. 609-8680. L, D, X, $-$$ OSAKA JAPANESE CUISINE—Featuring an extensive sushi menu as well as traditional Japanese and hibachi dining. Hours vary for lunch; call. 3670 Houston Levee. 861-4309; 3402 Poplar. 249-4690; 7164 Hacks Cross (Olive Branch). 662-8909312; 2200 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 425-4901. L, D, X, $-$$$ P. O. PRESS PUBLIC HOUSE AND PROVISIONS— Featuring house-aged meats and locally sourced produce, the menu changes with availability, with such items as seasonal fish, local beef, and fresh vegetable dishes. 148 N. Main. 457-7655. D (except Sunday), SB, X, $-$$ RAVEN & LILY—Eatery offers innovative Southerninspired cuisine with such dishes as crispy shrimp and cauliflower salad, spiced lamb sausage and parmesan risotto, and bananas foster pain perdu. Closed Monday. 120 E. Mulberry. 286-4575. L, D, SB, X, $-$$ THE SEAR SHACK BURGERS & FRIES— Serving Angus burgers, fries, and hand-spun milkshakes. Closed Mon. 875 W. Poplar, Suite 6. 861-4100; 5101 Sanderlin, Suite 103. 567-4909 ; 7424 Stage Road, Suite 121 (Bartlett). 382-3083; 6518 Goodman (Olive Branch). 662-4084932; 427 E. Commerce (Hernando). 662-469-4114. L, D, X, $ STIX—Hibachi steakhouse with Asian cuisine features steak, chicken, and a fillet and lobster combination, also sushi. A specialty is Dynamite Chicken with fried rice. 4680 Merchants Park Circle, Avenue Carriage Crossing. 854-3399. L, D, X, $-$$

CORDOVA BOMBAY HOUSE—Indian fare includes lamb korma and chicken tikka; also, a daily luncheon buffet. 1727 N. Germantown Pkwy. 755-4114. L, D, 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. 757-4244. L (Fri. and Sun.), D, X, $$-$$$ FOX RIDGE PIZZA—Pizzas, calzones, sub sandwiches, burgers, and meat-and-two plate lunches are among the dishes served at this eatery, which opened in 1979. 1769 N. Germantown Pkwy. 758-6500. L, D, X, $ GREEN BAMBOO—Pineapple tilapia, pork vermicelli, and the soft egg noodle combo are Vietnamese specialties here. 990 N. Germantown Parkway, #104. 753-5488. L, D, $-$$ KING JERRY LAWLER’S MEMPHIS BBQ COMPANY—Offers a variety of barbecue dishes, including brisket, ribs, nachos topped with smoked pork, and a selection of barbecue “Slamwiches.” 465 N. Germantown Pkwy., #116. 509-2360. L, D, X, $ JIM ’N NICK’S BAR-B-Q—Serves barbecued pork, ribs, chicken, brisket, and fish, along with other homemade Southern specialties. 2359 N. Germantown Pkwy. 388-0998. L, D, X, $-$$ MISTER B’S—Features New Orleans-style seafood and steaks. Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Sun. and Mon.  6655 Poplar, #107. 751-5262. L, D, X, $-$$$ PRESENTATION ROOM, THE—American bistro run by the students of L’Ecole Culinaire. Menu changes regularly; specialties may include such items as a filet with truffle mushroom ragu. Service times vary; call for details. Closed Fri.-Sun. 1245 N. Germantown Pkwy. 754-7115. L, D, X, $-$$ SHOGUN JAPANESE RESTAURANT—Entrees include tempura, teriyaki, and sushi, as well as grilled fish and chicken entrees. 2324 N. Germantown Pkwy. 384-4122. L, D, X, $-$$ TANNOOR GRILL—Brazilian-style steakhouse with skewers served tableside, along with Middle Eastern specialties; vegetarian options also available. 830 N. Germantown Pkwy. 443-5222. L, D, X, $-$$$


(INCLUDES POPLAR/ I-240) ACRE—Features seasonal modern American cuisine in an avante-garde setting using locally sourced products; also small-plates and enclosed garden patio. Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Sun. 690 S. Perkins. 818-2273. L, D, X, $$-$$$ AGAVOS COCINA & TEQUILA—Camaron de Tequila, tamales, kabobs, and burgers made with a blend of beef and chorizo are among the offerings at this tequila-centric restaurant and bar. 2924 Walnut Grove. 433-9345. L, D, X, $-$$ AMERIGO—Traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine includes pasta, wood-fired pizza, steaks, and cedarwood-roasted fish. 1239 Ridgeway, Park Place Mall. 761-4000. L, D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$$ ANDREW MICHAEL ITALIAN KITCHEN— Traditional Italian cuisine with a menu from two of the city’s top chefs that changes seasonally with such entrees as Maw Maw’s ravioli. Closed Sun.-Mon. 712 W. Brookhaven Cl. 347-3569. D, X, MRA, $$-$$$ ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE—Offering several varieties of eggs benedict, waffles, omelets, pancakes, beignets, and other breakfast fare; also burgers, sandwiches, and salads. 6063 Park Ave. 729-7020; 65 S. Highland. 623-7122. B, L, WB, X, $ BANGKOK ALLEY—Thai fusion cuisine includes noodle and curry dishes, chef-specialty sushi rolls, coconut soup, and duck and seafood entrees. Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Sun. at Brookhaven location; call for hours. 715 W. Brookhaven Cl. 590-2585; 2150 W. Poplar at Houston Levee (Collierville). 854-8748. L, D, X, $-$$ BENIHANA—This Japanese steakhouse serves beef, chicken, and seafood grilled at the table; some menu items change monthly; sushi bar also featured. 912 Ridge Lake. 767-8980. L, D, X, $$-$$$ BLUE PLATE CAFÉ — For breakfast, the café’s serves old-fashioned buttermilk pancakes (it’s a secret recipe!), country ham and eggs, and waffles with fresh strawberries and cream. For lunch, the café specializes in country cooking. 5469 Poplar. 761-9696; 113 S. Court. 523-2050. B, L, X, $

BRYANT’S BREAKFAST—Three-egg omelets, pancakes, and The Sampler Platter are among the popular entrees here. Possibly the best biscuits in town. Closed Mon. and Tues. 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, $-$$ BUNTYN CORNER CAFE—Serving favorites from Buntyn Restaurant, including chicken and dressing, cobbler, and yeast rolls.  5050 Poplar, Suite 107. 424-3286. B, L, X, $ CAPITAL GRILLE—Known for its dry-aged, hand-carved steaks; among the specialties are bone-in sirloin, and porcini-rubbed Delmonico; also seafood entrees and seasonal lunch plates. Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun. Crescent Center, 6065 Poplar. 683-9291. L, D, X, $$$-$$$$ CASABLANCA—Lamb shawarma is one of the fresh, homemade specialties served at this Mediterranean/Moroccan restaurant; fish entrees and vegetarian options also available. 5030 Poplar. 725-8557 ; 7609 Poplar Pike (Germantown). 4255908; 1707 Madison. 421-6949. L, D, X, $-$$ CIAO BELLA—Among the Italian and Greek specialties are lasagna, seafood pasta, gourmet pizzas, and vegetarian options. Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun.  565 Erin Dr., Erin Way Shopping Center. 205-2500. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$$ CITY SILO TABLE + PANTRY—With a focus on clean eating, this establishment offers fresh juices, as well as comfort foods re-imagined with wholesome ingredients. 5101 Sanderlin. 729-7687. B, L, D, X, $ CORKY’S—Popular barbecue emporium offers both wet and dry ribs, plus a full menu of other barbecue entrees. Wed. lunch buffets, Cordova and Collierville.  5259 Poplar. 685-9744; 1740 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 737-1911; 743 W. Poplar (Collierville). 405-4999; 6434 Goodman Rd., Olive Branch. 662-893-3663. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ ERLING JENSEN—For over 20 years, has presented “globally inspired” cuisine to die for. Specialties are rack of lamb, big game entrees, and fresh fish dishes. 1044 S. Yates. 763-3700. D, X, MRA, $$-$$$ FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE—Serves wetaged and dry-aged steaks, prime beef, chops, and seafood, including salmon, Australian lobster tails, and a catch of the day.  6245 Poplar. 761-6200. D, X, MRA, $$$-$$$$ FOLK’S FOLLY ORIGINAL PRIME STEAK HOUSE—Specializes in prime steaks, as well as lobster, grilled Scottish salmon, Alaskan king crab legs, rack of lamb, and weekly specials. Now celebrating their 40th year.  551 S. Mendenhall. 762-8200. D, X, MRA, $$$-$$$$ FORMOSA—Offers Mandarin cuisine, including broccoli beef, hot-and-sour soup, and spring rolls. Closed Monday.  6685 Quince. 753-9898. L, D, X, $-$$ 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, $ 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, $-$$$ THE GROVE GRILL—Offers steaks, chops, seafood, and other American cuisine with Southern and global influences; entrees include crab cakes, and shrimp and grits, also dinner specials. Founder Jeff Dunham’s son Chip is now chef de cuisine. 4550 Poplar. 818-9951. L, D, SB, X, MRA, $$-$$$ HALF SHELL—Specializes in seafood, such as King crab legs; also serves steaks, chicken, pastas, salads, sandwiches, a ”voodoo menu”; oyster bar at Winchester location.  688 S. Mendenhall. 682-3966; 7825 Winchester. 737-6755. L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$$ HIGH POINT PIZZA—Serves variety of pizzas, subs, salads, and sides. Closed Monday. A neighborhood fixture. 477 High Point Terrace. 452-3339. 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 hot D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • 121

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Brava! Bravo!

Soprano Kallen Esperian, tenor Philip Himebook , and pianist Gary Beard have planned a beautiful concert of Christmas and operatic favorites. JOIN US


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dogs; and local veggies. Closed for lunch Mon.  707 W. Brookhaven Cl. 207-7396. L, D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$$ HOUSTON’S—Serves steaks, seafood, pork chops, chicken dishes, sandwiches, salads, and Chicago-style spinach dip. Farmous for first-class service. 5000 Poplar. 683-0915. L, D, X $-$$$  INTERIM—Offers American-seasonal cuisine with emphasis on local foods and fresh fish; daily chef specials. Closed for lunch Sat.  5040 Sanderlin, Suite 105. 818-0821. L, D, SB, X, $-$$$ THE KITCHEN BISTRO—Tomato soup, pan-roasted ribeye, sticky toffee pudding, and dishes made using in-season fruits and veggies are served at this establishment at Shelby Farms Park. 415 Great View Drive E., Suite 101. 729-9009. L, D, X, $-$$ 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, MRA, $ 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. 800-2873. L, D, X, $ LIBRO AT LAURELWOOD—Bookstore eatery features a variety of sandwiches, salads, and homemade pasta dishes, with Italian-inspired options such as carbonara and potato gnocchi. Closed for dinner Sun. 387 Perkins Ext. (Novel). 8002656. B, L, D, SB, X, $-$$ LISA’S LUNCHBOX—Serving bagels, sandwiches, salads, and wraps. 5885 Ridgeway Center Pkwy., Suite 101. 767-6465; 2659 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 1200; 166 S. Front. 729-7277. B, L, $ LOST PIZZA—Offering pizzas (with dough made from scratch), pasta, salads, sandwiches, tamales, and more.  2855 Poplar. 572-1803; 5960 Getwell (Southaven). 662-892-8684. L, D, X, $-$$ 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. DoubleTree Hotel, 5069 Sanderlin. 969-7777. B, L, D, X, $- $$$ MARCIANO MEDITERRANEAN AND ITALIAN CUISINE—Veal Saltimbocca with angel hair pasta and white wine sauce is among the entrees; also steaks, seafood, and gourmet pizza. Closed Sun.  780 Brookhaven Cl. 682-1660. D, X, $-$$
 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. 662-890-7611. L, D, 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, $-$$ MELLOW MUSHROOM—Large menu includes assortment of pizzas, salads, calzones, hoagies, vegetarian options, and 50 beers on tap. 5138 Park Ave. 562-12119155 Poplar; Shops of Forest Hill (Germantown). 907-0243. L, D, X, $-$$ MOSA ASIAN BISTRO—Specialties include sesame chicken, Thai calamari, rainbow panang curry with grouper fish, and other Pan Asian/fusion entrees. Closed Mon. 850 S. White Station Rd. 683-8889. L, D, X, MRA, $ 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, $
 NAPA CAFE—Among the specialties is miso-marinated salmon over black rice with garlic spinach and shiitake mushrooms. Closed Sun.  5101 Sanderlin, Suite 122. 683-0441. L, D, X, $$-$$$ NEW HUNAN—Chinese eatery with more than 80 entrees; also lunch/dinner buffets.  5052 Park. 766-1622. L, D, X, $ OLD VENICE PIZZA CO.—Specializes in “eclectic Italian,” from pastas, including the “Godfather,” to hand-tossed pizzas, including the “John Wayne”; choose from 60 toppings.  368 Perkins Ext. 767-6872. L, D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$ ONE & ONLY BBQ—On the menu are pork barbecue sandwiches, platters, wet and dry ribs, smoked chicken and turkey platters, a smoked meat salad,

barbecue quesadillas, Brunswick Stew, and Millie’s homemade desserts. 1779 Kirby Pkwy. 751-3615; 567 Perkins Extd. 249-4227. L, D, X, $ ONO POKÉ—This eatery specializes in poké — a Hawaiian dish of fresh fish salad served over rice. Menu includes a variety of poké bowls, like the Kimchi Tuna bowl, or customers can build their own by choosing a base, protein, veggies, and toppings. 3145 Poplar. 618-2955. L, D, X, $ OWEN BRENNAN’S—New Orleans-style menu of beef, chicken, pasta, and seafood; jambalaya, shrimp and grits, and crawfish etouffee are specialties. Closed for dinner Sunday. The Regalia, 6150 Poplar. 761-0990. L, D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$$ PARK + CHERRY—Partnering with CFY Catering, the Dixon offers casual dining within the museum. Menu features sandwiches, like truffled pimento cheese, as well as salads, snacks, and sweets. Closed for breakfast Sun. and all day Mon. 4339 Park (Dixon Gallery). 761-5250. L, X, $ PETE & SAM’S—Serving Memphis for 60-plus years; offers steaks, seafood, and traditional Italian dishes, including homemade ravioli, lasagna, and chicken marsala.  3886 Park. 458-0694. D, X, $-$$$ 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, $-$$ PHO SAIGON—Vietnamese fare includes beef teriyaki, roasted quail, curry ginger chicken, vegetarian options, and a variety of soups. 2946 Poplar. 458-1644. L, D, $ PYRO’S FIRE-FRESH PIZZA—Serving gourmet pizzas cooked in an open-fire oven; wide choice of toppings; large local and craft beer selection. 1199 Ridgeway. 379-8294; 2035 Union Ave. 208-8857; 2286 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 207-1198; 3592 S. Houston Levee (Collierville). 221-8109. L, D, X, $ RIVER OAKS—Chef Jose Gutierrez’s French-style bistro serves seafood and steaks, with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients. Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Sun. 5871 Poplar Ave. 683-9305. L, D, X, $$$ RONNIE GRISANTI’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT— This Memphis institution serves some family classics such as Elfo’s Special and handmade ravioli, along with house-made pizza and fresh oysters. Closed Sun. 6150 Poplar, #122. 850-0191. D, X, $-$$$ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE—Offers prime steaks cut and aged in-house, as well as lamb, chicken, and fresh seafood, including lobster.  6120 Poplar. 761-0055. D, X, $$$-$$$$ SALSA—Mexican-Southern California specialties include carnitas, enchiladas verde, and fajitas; also Southwestern seafood dishes such as snapper verde. Closed Sun. Regalia Shopping Center, 6150 Poplar, Suite 129. 683-6325. L, D, X, $-$$ 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, $$-$$$ 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, $ STRANO BY CHEF JOSH—Presenting a Sicilian/ Mediterranean mix of Arab, Spanish, Greek, and North African fare, Strano serves hand-tossed pizzas, woodgrilled fish, and such entrees as Chicken Under the Earth, cooked under a Himalayan salt block over a seasoned white oak woodfired grill. 518 Perkins Extd. 275-8986. L, D, WB, X, $-$$$ SUSHI JIMMI—This food truck turned restaurant serves a variety of sushi rolls, fusion dishes — such as kimchi fries — and sushi burritos. Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Mon. 2895 Poplar. 729-6985. L, D, X, $ TENNESSEE TACO CO.—From the creators of Belly Acres, offers such appetizers as crawfish and chorizo mac-n-cheese and homemade guacamole and specializes in street tacos. 3295 Poplar. 207-1960. L, D, X, $ THREE LITTLE PIGS—Pork-shoulder-style barbecue with tangy mild or hot sauce, freshly made coleslaw, 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.

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There’s no place more magical than Elvis Presley's Graceland at Christmas. On December 14 and 15, Graceland will host a special weekend of holiday music and activities highlighted by three incredible live concerts on the Graceland Soundstage at Elvis Presley’s Memphis.


Friday, December 14, 8:00 pm Graceland Soundstage The show, conducted by Robin Smith of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra, features Elvis’ holiday favorites performed live on stage, with the full, rich sound of a 32-piece orchestra, including members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, the Tennessee Mass Choir and Havenview Middle School Choir.



Saturday, December 15, 5:00 pm Graceland Soundstage An inspirational and uplifting concert featuring Elvis' favorite gospel and Christmas classics performed by gospel greats the Blackwood Brothers Quartet and former members of JD Sumner and the Stamps.

Saturday, December 15, 8:30 pm Graceland Soundstage An unforgettable concert experience featuring Elvis live in concert and on the big screen performing the King of Rock 'n' Roll's greatest hits, backed by an all-star band featuring legendary TCB Band guitarist James Burton.

Live at Graceland

with All-Star Band

In addition, concert ticket holders will receive free admission to Elvis Presley’s Memphis at 3:00 p.m. where they can visit two newly expanded exhibits: ICONS: The Influence of Elvis Presley and Presley Cycles.

For tickets or package options, including complimentary special events, visit or call 800-238-2000. Š EPE. Graceland and its marks are trademarks of EPE. All Rights Reserved.



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324-4325; 5391 Winchester. 794-7936; 3970 Rhodes. 323-9865; 6130 Macon. 371-0580. For more locations, go online. L, D, X, $ WANG’S MANDARIN HOUSE—Offers Mandarin, Cantonese, Szechuan, and spicy Hunan entrees, including the golden-sesame chicken; next door is East Tapas, serving small plates with an Asian twist.  6065 Park Ave., Park Place Mall. 763-0676. L, D, X, $-$$ WASABI—Serving traditional Japanese offerings, hibachi, sashimi, and sushi. The Sweet Heart roll, wrapped — in the shape of a heart — with tuna and filled with spicy salmon, yellowtail, and avocado, is a specialty. 5101 Sanderlin Rd., Suite 105. 4216399. L, D, X, $-$$ 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, $ ZAKA BOWL—This vegan-friendly restaurant serves buildyour-own vegetable bowls featuring ingredients such as agave Brussels sprouts and roasted beets. Also serves tuna poke and herbed chicken bowls. 575 Erin. 509-3105. L, D, $

GERMANTOWN BLUE HONEY BISTRO—Entrees at this upscale eatery include brown butter scallops served with Mississippi blue rice and herb-crusted beef tenderloin with vegetables and truffle butter. Closed Sun. 9155 Poplar, Suite 17. 552-3041. D, X, $-$$$ BROOKLYN BRIDGE ITALIAN RESTAURANT— Specializing in such homemade entrees as spinach lasagna and lobster ravioli; a seafood specialty is horseradish-crusted salmon. Closed Sun.  1779 Kirby Pkwy. 755-7413. D, X, $-$$$ FARM & FRIES—A burger-centric menu features 100 percent grass fed and finished beef served in creative combinations like roasted portobellos and Swiss cheese. Try the Brussels with cheddar, bacon and quick-fried sprout leaves or fries, house-cut with dipping sauces. Closed Sun. 7724 Poplar Pike. 791-2328. L, D, X, $ FOREST HILL GRILL—A variety of standard pub fare and a selection of mac ‘n’ cheese dishes are featured on the menu. Specialties include Chicken Newport and a barbecue salmon BLT. 9102 Poplar Pike. 624-6001. L, D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$ GERMANTOWN COMMISSARY—Serves barbecue sandwiches, sliders, ribs, shrimp, and nachos, as well as smoked barbecued bologna sandwiches; Mon.-night all-you-can-eat ribs.  2290 S. Germantown Rd. S. 754-5540. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ LAS TORTUGAS DELI MEXICANA—Authentic Mexican food prepared from local food sources; specializes in tortugas — grilled bread scooped out to hold such powerfully popular fillings as brisket, pork, and shrimp; also tingas, tostados. Closed Sunday.  1215 S. Germantown Rd. 7511200; 6300 Poplar. 623-3882. L, D, X, $-$$ MISTER B’S—Features New Orleans-style seafood and steaks. Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Sun. and Mon.  6655 Poplar, #107. 751-5262. L, D, X, $-$$$ THE PASTA MAKER RESTAURANT—This Italian eatery specializes in artisanal pasta. Entrées include Spaghetti allo scoglio, Penne Boscaiola, and Fusilli Primavera. Gluten-free options available. Restaurant closed Mon. and Sun. (cooking classes by reservation Sun.). 2095 Exeter, Suite 30. 779-3928. L (Thurs. only), D, X, $-$$ PETRA CAFÉ—Serves Greek, Italian, and Middle Eastern sandwiches, gyros, and entrees. Hours vary; call. 6641 Poplar. 754-4440; 547 S. Highland. 323-3050. L, D, X, $-$$ PEI WEI ASIAN DINER—Serves a variety of Pan-Asian cuisine, including Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Thai. Noodle and rice bowls are specialties; a small plates menu also offered. 2257 N. Germantown Pkwy. 382-1822. L, D, X, $-$$ PIZZA REV—Specializes in build-your-own, personal-sized artisanal pizza. Choose from homemade dough options, all-natural sauces, Italian cheeses, and more than 30 toppings. 6450 Poplar. 379-8188. L, D, X, MRA, $ RED KOI—Classic Japanese cuisine offered at this family-run restaurant; hibachi steaks, sushi, seafood, chicken, and vegetables. 5847 Poplar. 767-3456. L, D, X $-$$ ROCK’N DOUGH PIZZA CO.—Specialty and custom pizzas made from fresh ingredients; wide variety of toppings. 7850 Poplar, #6. 779-2008. L, D, SB, X, $$

ROYAL PANDA—Hunan fish, Peking duck, Royal Panda chicken and shrimp, and a seafood combo are among the specialties. 3120 Village Shops Dr. 756-9697. L, D, X, $-$$ RUSSO’S NEW YORK PIZZERIA AND WINE BAR—Serves gourmet pizzas, calzones, and pasta, including lasagna, fettuccine Alfredo, scampi, and more.  9087 Poplar, Suite 111. 755-0092. L, D, WB, X, $-$$ SAKURA—Sushi, tempura, and teriyaki are Japanese specialties here. 2060 West St. 758-8181; 4840 Poplar. 572-1002. L, D, X, $-$$ SOUTHERN SOCIAL—Shrimp and grits, stuffed quail, and Aunt Thelma’s Fried Chicken are among the dishes served at this upscale Southern establishment. 2285 S. Germantown Rd. 754-5555. D, SB, X, $-$$$ WEST STREET DINER—This home-style eatery offers breakfast, burgers, po’boys, and more. 2076 West St. 757-2191. B, L, D (Mon.-Fri.), X, $ WOLF RIVER BRISKET CO.—From the owners of Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza, highlights include housesmoked meats: prime beef brisket, chicken, and salmon. Closed Sun. 9947 Wolf River Boulevard, Suite 101. 3165590. L, D, X, $-$

MIDTOWN (INCLUDES THE MEDICAL CENTER) ABYSSINIA RESTAURANT—Ethiopian/Mediterranean menu includes beef, chicken, lamb, fish entrees, and vegetarian dishes; also a lunch buffet. 2600 Poplar. 321-0082. L, D, X, $-$$ ALCHEMY—Southern fusion, locally grown cuisine features small and large plates; among the offerings are pan-seared hanger steak, quail, and lamb chops; also handcrafted cocktails and local craft beers. 940 S. Cooper. 726-4444. D, SB, X, $-$$ ART BAR—Inventive cocktails feature locally foraged ingredients; snacks house-cured salt & vinegar potato chips and herb-roasted olives. Closed Mon. 1350 Concourse Avenue #280. 507-8030. D, X, $ ATOMIC TIKI—Island-inspired dishes such as barbecue nachos with pineapple mango relish, Polynesian meatballs, and shrimp roll sliders are served in a tiki bar atmosphere. Closed Mon. 1545 Overton Park. 279-3935. D, $ BABALU TACOS & TAPAS—This Overton Square eatery dishes up Spanish-style tapas with Southern flair; also taco and enchilada of the day; specials change daily.  2115 Madison. 274-0100; 6450 Poplar, 410-8909. L, D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$ BAR DKDC—Features an ever-changing menu of international “street food,” from Thai to Mexican, Israeli to Indian, along with specialty cocktails. 964 S. Cooper. 272-0830. D, X, MRA, $ BAR-B-Q SHOP—Dishes up barbecued ribs, spaghetti, bologna; also pulled pork shoulder, Texas toast barbecue sandwich, chicken sandwich, and salads. Closed Sun. 1782 Madison. 272-1277. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ BARI RISTORANTE ENOTECA—Authentic Southeastern Italian cuisine (Puglia) emphasizes lighter entrees. Serves fresh fish and beef dishes and a homemade soup of the day. 22 S. Cooper. 722-2244. D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$$ BARKSDALE RESTAURANT—Old-school diner serving breakfast and Southern plate lunches.  237 Cooper. 722-2193. B, L, D, X, $ BAYOU BAR & GRILL—New Orleans fare at this Overton Square eatery includes jambalaya, gumbo, catfish Acadian, shrimp dishes, red beans and rice, and muffalettas.  2094 Madison. 278-8626. L, D, WB, X, $-$$ BEAUTY SHOP—Modern American cuisine with international flair served in a former beauty shop. Serves steaks salads, pasta, and seafood, including pecan-crusted golden sea bass. Perennial “Best Brunch” winner. Closed for dinner Sunday. 966 S. Cooper. 272-7111. L, D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$$ BELLY ACRES—At this festive Overton Square eatery, milkshakes, floats, and burgers rule. Burgers are updated with contemporary toppings like grilled leeks, braised tomatoes, and sourdough or brioche buns. 2102 Trimble Pl. 529-7017. L, D, X, $ BHAN THAI—Authentic Thai cuisine includes curries, pad Thai noodles, and vegetarian dishes, as well as seafood, pork, and duck entrees. Closed for

lunch Sat.-Sun. and all day Mon.  1324 Peabody. 272-1538. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ BLUE NILE ETHIOPIAN—Kabobs, flavorful chicken and lamb stew, and injera (flatbread) are traditional items on the menu, along with vegetarian options. 1788 Madison. 474-7214. L, D, X, $-$$ 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, $-$$ BOUNTY ON BROAD—Offering family-style dining, Bounty serves small plates and family-sized platters, with such specialties as chicken fried quail and braised pork shank. 2519 Broad. 410-8131. L (Sat. and Sun.), D (Mon.-Sat.), SB, X, $-$$$ BROADWAY PIZZA—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, $-$$ CAFE 1912—French/American bistro owned by culinary pioneer Glenn Hays serving such seafood entrees as seared sea scallops with charred cauliflower purée and chorizo cumin sauce; also crepes, salads, and onion soup gratinée. 243 S. Cooper. 722-2700. D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$$ CAFE BROOKS BY PARADOX—Serving grab-and-go pastries, as well as lunch items. Menu includes soups, salads, and sandwiches, such as the Modern Reuben and Grown Up Grilled Cheese. 1934 Poplar (Memphis Brooks Museum of Art). 544-6200. B, L, X, $ CAFE ECLECTIC—Omelets and chicken and waffles are among menu items, along with quesadillas, sandwiches, wraps, and burgers. Menu varies by location. 603 N. McLean. 725-1718; 111 Harbor Town Square. 590-4645; 510 S. Highland. 410-0765. B, L, D, SB, X, MRA, $ CAFE OLE—This eatery specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine; one specialty is the build-your-own quesadilla. 959 S. Cooper. 343-0103. L, D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$ CAFE PALLADIO—Serves gourmet salads, soups, sandwiches, and desserts in a tea room inside the antiques shop. Closed Sun. 2169 Central. 278-0129. L, X, $ CAFE SOCIETY—With Belgian and classic French influences, serves Wagyu beef, chicken, and seafood dishes, including bacon-wrapped shrimp, along with daily specials and vegetarian entrees. Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun.  212 N. Evergreen. 722-2177. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ 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, $-$$ CENTRAL BBQ—Serves ribs, smoked hot wings, pulled pork sandwiches, chicken, turkey, nachos, and portobello sandwiches. Offers both pork and beef barbecue.  2249 Central Ave. 272-9377; 4375 Summer Ave. 767-4672; 147 E. Butler. 672-7760 ; 6201 Poplar. 417-7962. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ CHEF TAM’S UNDERGROUND CAFE—Serves Southern staples with a Cajun twist. Menu items include totchos, jerk wings, fried chicken, and “muddy” mac and cheese. Closed Sun. and Mon. 2299 Young. 207-6182. L, D, $ THE COVE—Nautical-themed restaurant and bar serving oysters, pizzas, and more. The Stoner Pie, with tamales and fritos, is a popular dish. 2559 Broad. 730-0719. 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, $ 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, $-$$ ELEMENTO NEAPOLITAN PIZZA—Crosstown pizzeria specializes in Neapolitan-style, wood-fired pizza with from-scratch dough. 1350 Concourse Avenue. 6727527. L, D, X, $ FARM BURGER—Serves grass-fed, freshly ground, locally sourced burgers; also available with chicken, pork, or veggie quinoa patties, with such toppings as aged white cheddar, kale coleslaw, and roasted beets. 1350 Concourse Avenue #175. 8001851. L, D, X, $

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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, $-$$ FUEL CAFE—Focus is on natural dishes and pizzas, with such options as vegetarian “anchovy” and vegan carrot Hawaiian. Closed Sun.-Mon. 1761 Madison. 725-9025. L, D, X, $-$$ GLOBAL CAFE—This internationational food hall hosts three immigrant/refugee food entrepreneurs serving Nepalese, Sudanese, and Syrian cuisines. Samosas, shawarma, and kabobs are among the menu items. Closed Mon. 1350 Concourse Avenue #157. L, D, X, $ GOLDEN INDIA—Northern Indian specialties include tandoori chicken as well as lamb, beef, shrimp, and vegetarian dishes. 2097 Madison. 728-5111. L, D, X, $-$$ GROWLERS—Sports bar and eatery serves standard bar fare in addition to a pasta, tacos, chicken and waffles, and light options. 1911 Poplar. 244-7904. L, D, X, $-$$ HATTIE B’S—Fried chicken spot features “hot chicken” with a variety of heat levels; from no heat to “shut the cluck up” sauce. Sides include greens, pimento mac-and-cheese, and black eyed pea salad. 596 Cooper. 4245900. 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 Monday. 1586 Madison. 290-2099. L, D, X, $ HOPDODDY BURGER BAR—Focus is on locally sourced ingredients, with freshly baked buns and meat butchered and ground in-house. Patty options include Angus or Kobe beef, bison, chicken, and more; also vegetarian/ vegan. 6 S. Cooper. 654-5100; 4585 Poplar. 683-0700. L, D, X, $ IMAGINE VEGAN CAFE—Dishes at this fully vegan restaurant range from salads and sandwiches to full dinners, including eggplant parmesan and “beef” tips and rice; breakfast all day Sat. and Sun. 2158 Young. 654-3455. L, D, WB, X, $ INDIA PALACE—Tandoori chicken, lamb shish kabobs, and chicken tikka masala are among the entrees; also, vegetarian options and a daily all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. 1720 Poplar. 278-1199. L, D, X, $-$$ LAFAYETTE’S MUSIC ROOM—Serves such Southern cuisine as po boys and shrimp and grits, and wood-fired pizzas. 2119 Madison. 207-5097. L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$ LBOE—Gourmet burger joint serves locally sourced ground beef burgers, with options like the Mac-N-Cheese Burger and Caprese. Black bean and turkey patties available. 2021 Madison. 725-0770. L, D, X, $ THE LIQUOR STORE—Renovated liquor store turned diner serves all-day breakfast, sandwiches, and entrees such as Salisbury steak and smothered pork chops. Closed for dinner Sun.-Mon. 2655 Broad. 405-5477. B, L, D, X, $-$$ LITTLE ITALY—Serving New York-style pizza as well as subs and pasta dishes. 1495 Union. 725-0280, L, D, X, $-$$ LUCKY CAT RAMEN—Specializes in gourmet ramen bowls, such as Bacon Collards Ramen, made with rich broth. Bao, steamed buns filled with various meats and veggies, also grace the menu. 247 S. Cooper. 633-8296. L, D, X, $-$$ MAMA GAIA—Greek-inspired dishes at this vegetarian eatery include pitas, “petitzzas,” and quinoa bowls. 2144 Madison. 214-2449. B, L, D, X, $-$$ MARDI GRAS MEMPHIS—Serving Cajun fare, including an etouffee-stuffed po’boy. Closed Mon. 496 Watkins. 530-6767. L, D, X, $-$$ MAXIMO’S ON BROAD—Serving a tapas menu that features creative fusion cuisine; entrees include veggie paella and fish of the day. Closed Mon. 2617 Broad Ave. 452-1111. D, SB, X, $-$$ MEMPHIS PIZZA CAFE—Homemade pizzas are specialties; also serves sandwiches, calzones, and salads. 2087 Madison. 726-5343; 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, $-$$ MOLLY’S LA CASITA—Homemade tamales, fish tacos, a vegetarian combo, and bacon-wrapped shrimp are a few of the specialties. 2006 Madison. 726-1873. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ NEXT DOOR AMERICAN EATERY—The Kitchen’s sister restaurant serves dishes sourced from American farms. Menu features chorizo bacon dates, spicy gulf shrimp, and dry-aged beef burgers. 1350 Concourse Avenue Suite 165. 779-1512. L, D, X, $

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ONIX RESTAURANT—Serves seafood dishes, including barbecued shrimp and pecan-crusted trout, and a variety of salads and sandwiches. Closed Sun. 1680 Madison. 552-4609. L, D, X, $-$$ PAYNE’S BAR-B-QUE—Opened in 1972, this family owned barbecue joint serves ribs, smoked sausage, and chopped pork sandwiches with a standout mustard slaw and homemade sauce. About as down-toearth as it gets. 1762 Lamar. 272-1523. L, D, $-$$ PHO BINH—Vietnamese, vegetarian, and Cantonese specialties include lemon tofu and spring rolls. Closed Sunday. 1615 Madison. 276-0006. L, D, $ RAILGARTEN—Located in a former rail station space, this eatery offers breakfast items, a variety of salads and sandwiches, and such entrees as short rib mac-and-cheese and fish tacos. Also serves shakes, malts, floats, and cream sodas. 2166 Central. 231-5043. B, L, D, $-$$ RED FISH ASIAN BISTRO—From the former 19th Century Club building, serves sushi, teriyaki, and hibachi. Specialities include yuzu filet mignon and Chilean sea bass. 1433 Union. 454-3926; 9915 Highway 64 (Lakeland). 729-7581; 6518 Goodman (Olive Branch). 662-874-5254. L, D, X, $-$$$ RESTAURANT IRIS—French Creole-inspired classics, such as gulf shrimp and rice grits congee served with lap chong sausage and boiled peanuts, are served at this newly remodeled restaurant owned by Chef Kelly English, a Food and Wine “Top Ten.” 2146 Monroe. 5902828. D, X, $$-$$$ ROBATA RAMEN & YAKITORI BAR—Serves ramen noodle bowls and Yakitori skewers as well as rice and noodle dishes. 2116 Madison. 410-8290. L, D, X, $ SABROSURA—Serves Mexican and Cuban fare, including arroz tapada de pollo and steak Mexican. Closed Sun. 782 Washington. 421-8180. L, D, X, $-$$ SAUCY CHICKEN—Specializes in antibiotic-free chicken dishes with locally sourced ingredients, with such items as hot wings and the Crosstown Chicken Sandwich, and a variety of house-made dippings sauces; also, seafood, salads, and daily specials. L, D (Mon.-Fri.), $ SECOND LINE, THE—Kelly English brings “relaxed Creole cuisine” to his newest eatery; serves a variety of po-boys and such specialties as barbecue shrimp, and andouille, shrimp, and pimento cheese fries. 2144 Monroe. 590-2829. L, D, WB, X, $-$$ 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. 25 Belvedere. 725-0005; 1884 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 309-8800; 4724 Poplar (between Perkins & Colonial). 767-7770; 2130 W. Poplar (Collierville). 854-0622; 2990 Kirby-Whitten (Bartlett). 377-2727; 6696 Poplar. 747-0001. L, D, X, $-$$$ STONE SOUP CAFE—Cooper-Young eatery serving soups, salads, quiche, meat-and-two specials; and daily specials such as Italian roast beef. Closed Monday.  993 S. Cooper. 922-5314. B, L, SB, X, $ SOUL FISH CAFE—Serving Southern-style soul food, tacos, and Po Boys, including catfish, crawfish, oyster, shrimp, chicken and smoked pork tenderloin. 862 S. Cooper. 725-0722; 3160 Village Shops Dr. (Germantown). 755-6988; 4720 Poplar. 590-0323. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ SWEET GRASS—Chef Ryan Trimm takes Southern cuisine to a new level. Low-country coastal cuisine includes such specialties as shrimp and grits. Closed Mon. Restaurant’s “sister,” Sweet Grass Next Door, open nightly, serves lunch Sat.-Sun.  937 S. Cooper. 278-0278. D, SB, X, $-$$$ TODAY & ALWAYS—Crosstown cafe features plant-based meals, with such menu items as chicken fried tofu over grits and greens and a seitan pastrami sandwich, as well as daily chef specials. Closed Sun.-Mon. 1350 Concourse Avenue #280. 507-8030. B, L, D, WB, 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. Chef Ben Smith is a Cooper-Young pio-

neer. Specialties include Asian nachos and roasted sea bass. Closed Sunday. 928 S. Cooper. 274-2556. D, X, $$-$$$



COLETTA’S—Longtime eatery serves such specialties as homemade ravioli, lasagna, and pizza with barbecue or traditional toppings. 1063 S. Parkway E. 948-7652; 2850 Appling Rd. (Bartlett). 383-1122. L, D, X, $-$$ CURRY BOWL—Specializes in Southern Indian cuisine, serving Tandoori chicken, biryani, tikka masala, and more. Weekend buffet. 4141 Hacks Cross. 207-6051. L, D, $ DELTA’S KITCHEN—The premier restaurant at The Guest House at Graceland serves Elvis-inspired dishes — like Nutella and Peanut Butter Crepes for breakfast — and upscale Southern cuisine — including lamb chops and shrimp and grits — for dinner. 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd. 443-3000. B, D, X, $-$$$ DWJ KOREAN BARBECUE—This authentic Korean eatery serves kimbap, barbecued beef short ribs, rice and noodles dishes, and hot pots and stews. 3750 Hacks Cross, Suite 101. 746-8057; 2156 Young. 207-6204. L, D, $-$$ THE FOUR WAY—Legendary soul-food establishment dishing up such entrees as fried and baked catfish, chicken, and turkey and dressing, along with a host of vegetables and desserts. Around the corner from the legendary Stax Studio. Closed Monday. 998 Mississippi Blvd. 507-1519. L, D, $ INTERSTATE BAR-B-Q—Specialties include chopped pork-shoulder sandwiches, ribs, hot wings, spaghetti, chicken, and turkey. 2265 S. Third. 775-2304; 150 W. Stateline Rd. (Southaven). 662-393-5699. L, D, X, $-$$ 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, $-$$ MARLOWE’S—In addition to its signature barbecue and ribs, Marlowe’s serves Southern-style steaks, chops, lasagne, and more.  4381 Elvis Presley Blvd. 332-4159. D, X, MRA, $-$$ UNCLE LOU’S FRIED CHICKEN—Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives for good reason: fried chicken (mild, hot, or home-style); jumbo burgers four patties high; strawberry shortcake, and assorted fruit pies. 3633 Millbranch. 332-2367. L, D, X, MRA, $

SUMMER/BERCLAIR/ RALEIGH/BARTLETT ASIAN PALACE—Chinese eatery serves seafood, vegetarian items, dim sum, and more. 5266 Summer Ave. 766-0831. L, D, X, $-$$ ELWOOD’S—Casual comfort food includes tacos, pizza and sandwiches. Specialties include meats smoked in-house (chicken, turkey, brisket, pork), barbecue pizza and steelhead trout tacos. 4523 Summer. 7619898. B, L, D, X, $ EXLINES’ BEST PIZZA—Serves pizza, Italian dinners, sandwiches, and salads. 6250 Stage Rd. 382-3433; 2935 Austin Peay. 388-4711; 2801 Kirby Parkway. 754-0202; 7730 Wolf River Blvd. (Germantown). 753-4545; 531 W. Stateline Rd. 662-3424544 (check online for additional locations). L, D, X, MRA, $ GRIDLEY’S—Offers barbecued ribs, shrimp, pork plate, chicken, and hot tamales; also daily lunch specials. Closed Tues.  6842 Stage Rd. 377-8055. L, D, X, $-$$ LA TAQUERIA GUADALUPANA—Fajitas and quesadillas are just a few of the authentic Mexican entrees offered here. A bona-fide Memphis institution. 4818 Summer. 685-6857; 5848 Winchester. 365-4992. L, D, $ LOTUS—Authentic Vietnamese-Asian fare, including lemon-grass chicken and shrimp, egg rolls, Pho soup, and spicy Vietnamese vermicelli. 4970 Summer. 6821151. D, X, $ MORTIMER’S—Contemporary American entrees include trout almondine, chicken dishes, and hand-cut steaks; also sandwiches, salads, and daily/nightly specials. A Memphis landmark since the Knickerbocker closed.

Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun.  590 N. Perkins. 761-9321. L, D, X, $-$$ NAGASAKI INN—Chicken, steak, and lobster are among the main courses; meal is cooked at your table.  3951 Summer. 454-0320. D, X, $$ PANDA GARDEN—Sesame chicken and broccoli beef are among the Mandarin and Cantonese entrees; also seafood specials and fried rice. Closed for lunch Saturday.  3735 Summer. 323-4819. L, D, X, $-$$ QUEEN OF SHEBA—Featuring Middle Eastern favorites and Yemeni dishes such as lamb haneeth and saltah. 4792 Summer. 207-4174. L, D, $ SIDE PORCH STEAK HOUSE—In addition to steak, the menu includes chicken, pork chops, and fish entrees; homemade rolls are a specialty. Closed Sun.-Mon.  5689 Stage Rd. 377-2484. D, X, $-$$


A-TAN—Serves Chinese and Japanese hibachi cuisine, complete with sushi bar. A specialty is Four Treasures with garlic sauce.  3445 Poplar, Suite 17, University Center. 452-4477. L, D, X, $-$$$ THE BLUFF—New Orleans-inspired menu includes alligator bites, nachos topped with crawfish and andouille, gumbo, po’boys, and fried seafood platters. 535 S. Highland. 454-7771. L, D, X, $-$$ BROTHER JUNIPER’S—This little cottage is a breakfast mecca, offering 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, $ CHAR RESTAURANT—Specializing in modern Southern cuisine, this eatery offers homestyle sides, char-broiled steaks, and fresh seafood. 431 S. Highland, #120. 249-3533. L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$$ DERAE RESTAURANT—Ethiopian and Mediterranean fare includes fuul, or fava beans in spices and yogurt, goat meat and rice, and garlic chicken over basmati rice with cilantro chutney; also salmon and tilapia. Closed Monday. 923 S. Highland. 552-3992. B, L, D, $-$$ 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, $-$$ JOES’ ON HIGHLAND—Specializes in fried chicken and comfort sides such as warm okra/green tomato salad and turnip greens. Entrees include salmon patties and chicken fried steak. Closed Mon. 262 S. Highland. 337-7003. L, D, X, $ MEDALLION—Offers steaks, seafood, chicken, and pasta entrees. Closed for dinner Sunday. 3700 Central, Holiday Inn (Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality). 678-1030. B, L, D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$$ OPEN FLAME—Authentic Persian and Mediterranean eatery specializes in shish kebabs and kosher and halal fare. 3445 Poplar. 207-4995. L, D, X, $

OUT-OF-TOWN TACKER’S SHAKE SHACK—This family-run establishment offers plate lunches, catfish dinners, homemade desserts, and a variety of hamburgers, including a mac ‘n’ cheese-topped griddle burger. Closed Sun. 409 E. Military Rd. (Marion, AR). 870-739-3943. B, L, D, $ BONNE TERRE—This inn’s cafe features American cuisine with a Southern flair, and a seasonal menu that changes monthly. Offers Angus steaks, duck, pasta, and seafood. Closed Sun.-Wed.  4715 Church Rd. W. (Nesbit, MS). 662-781-5100. D, X, $-$$$ BOZO’S HOT PIT BAR-B-Q—Barbecue, burgers, sandwiches, and subs. 342 Hwy 70 (Mason, TN). 901-294-3400. L, D, $-$$

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CATFISH BLUES—Serving Delta-raised catfish and Cajunand Southern-inspired dishes, including gumbo and fried green tomatoes. 210 E. Commerce (Hernando, MS). 662-298-3814. L, D, $ 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, $$-$$$ COMO STEAKHOUSE—Steaks cooked on a hickory charcoal grill are a specialty here. Upstairs is an oyster bar. Closed Sun. 203 Main St. (Como, MS). 662-526-9529. D, X, $-$$$ LONG ROAD CIDER CO.—Specializes in hard apple ciders made with traditional methods. Cafe-style entrees include black eye peas with cornbread and greens, chicken Gorgonzola pockets, cider-steamed sausage, and housemade ice creams. Closed Sun.-Wed. 9053 Barret Road. (Barretville, TN). 352-0962. D, X, $ 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. Closed Sun.-Mon. 7849 Rockford (Millington, TN). 209-8525. L, D, X, $

CASINO TABLES BOURBON STREET STEAKHOUSE & GRILL AT SOUTHLAND PARK—1550 Ingram Blvd., West Memphis, AR, 1-800-467-6182. CHICAGO STEAKHOUSE AT THE GOLDSTRIKE—1010 Casino Center Dr., Robinsonville, MS, 1-888-24KSTAY /662-357-1225. FAIRBANKS AT THE HOLLYWOOD—1150 Casino Strip Blvd., Robinsonville, MS, 1-800-871-0711. JACK BINION’S STEAK HOUSE AT HORSESHOE—1021 Casino Center Drive, Robinsonville, MS, 1-800-303-SHOE. LUCKY 8 ASIAN BISTRO AT HORSESHOE—1021 Casino Center Drive, Robinsonville, MS, 1-800-303-SHOE. SAMMY HAGAR’S RED ROCKER BAR & GRILL AT SOUTHLAND PARK—1550 Ingram Blvd., West Memphis, AR, 1-870-735-3670 ext. 5208 THE STEAKHOUSE AT THE FITZ —711 Lucky Ln., Robinsonville, MS, 1-888-766-LUCK, ext 8213. MARSHALL STEAKHOUSE—Rustic steakhouse serves premium Angus beef steaks, seafood dishes, rack of lamb, and more. Breakfast menu features griddle cakes, and lunch offerings include hamburger steak and oyster po’ boys. 2379 Highway 178 (Holly Springs, MS). 628-3556. B, L, D, X, $-$$$ MEMPHIS BARBECUE COMPANY—Offers spare ribs, baby backs, and pulled pork and brisket, along with such sides as mac and cheese, grits, and red beans. 709 Desoto Cove (Horn Lake, MS). 662-536-3762. L, D, X, $-$$ NAGOYA—Offers traditional Japanese cuisine and sushi bar; specialties are teriyaki and tempura dishes. 7075 Malco Blvd., Suite 101 (Southaven, MS). 662-349-8788. L, D, X, $-$$$
 PANCHO’S—Serves up a variety of Mexican standards, including tacos, enchiladas, and mix-and-match platters; also lunch specials.  3600 E. Broadway (West Memphis, AR). 870735-6466. 717 N. White Station. 685-5404. L, D, X, MRA, $ PIG-N-WHISTLE—Offers pork shoulder sandwiches, wet and dry ribs, catfish, nachos, and stuffed barbecue potatoes. 6084 Kerr-Rosemark Rd. (Millington, TN). 872-2455. L, D, X, $ RAVINE—Serves contemporary Southern cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, locally grown foods and a menu that changes weekly. Closed Mon.-Tues. 53 Pea Ridge/County Rd. 321 (Oxford, MS). 662-234-4555. D, SB, X, $$-$$$ STEAK BY MELISSA—Aged, choice-grade, hand-cut steaks are a specialty here. Also serving fresh seafood dishes, plate lunches, burgers, and sandwiches. 4975 Pepper Chase Dr. (Southaven, MS). 662-342-0602. L, D, WB, X, $-$$$ WILSON CAFE—Serving elevated home-cooking, with such dishes as deviled eggs with cilantro and jalapeno, scampi and grits, and doughnut bread pudding. 2 N. Jefferson (Wilson, AR). 870-655-0222. L, D (Wed. through Sat. only), X, $-$$$

The Memphis magazine Fiction Contest for Mid-South writers is back ...with a lean and hungry new look!


he Very Short Story Contest welcomes entries up to 750 words, maximum. Winning stories will be published in Memphis and will be archived on Whereas the fiction contest was in years past a once-a-year event, the Very Short Story Contest will recognize ten winning entries annually, every month except February and August. The Very Short Story Contest is presented by Novel, Memphis’ newest independent bookstore. Winning authors will be honored with a $200 gift certificate at Novel.

CONTEST RULES: 1. Authors are strongly encouraged to bring Memphis or the Mid-South into their stories. How to do this is open to your interpretation. 2. Entries will be accepted throughout the year. The winning entry in any given month must have been received by the end of the second month prior (i.e. March’s winner must be received by the end of January). 3. Each story should be typed, double-spaced, and should not exceed 750 words. 4. With each story should be a cover letter that gives your name, brief author bio, address, phone number, and the title of your story. Please do NOT put your name anywhere on the manuscript itself. 5. Manuscripts may not have been previously published. 6. Manuscripts should be sent to as .doc, .rtf, or .pdf files. D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • 127

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Lester Gingold His simple request: Let kindness be contagious.


s Memphis experiences its current renaissance, it’s not hard to imagine that, had he had been younger, businessman and publisher Lester Gingold would have been in the thick of the action. Gingold passed away October 5, 2018, at age 96, leaving behind a rich legacy as an impassioned civic booster, an advocate for the aging, and a lifelong idea man. Gingold led a life in three acts: When his family was young — he raised four children with his wife, Joyce, an artist and art educator — he worked for Sears Retail Stores, first in advertising but eventually rising to become the region’s general merchandise manager. After 34 years with the retail giant, he “Even at my age, retired and moved an individual can on to The Commercial still be active and Appeal at age 59, inido things that make tially hired as a sales consultant before life worth living.” becoming the company’s advertising manager. He served the daily for 14 years before retooling once again, this time to become the publisher and editor of The Best Times, a monthly newsmagazine for people 50-plus. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Gingold during an interview for this publication just a year-and-a-half ago. He was 95 by then, but make no mistake, he was still as alert as ever. I remember asking him if he had any ideas he wanted to address in his editorial column. His bright blue eyes sparkled as he pulled out a yellow legal pad from underneath the chair cushion, scrawled with two pages of notes that ranged from ageism and financial affairs to senior abuse. Mentally idle he was not. He was fond of saying he’d met five presidents during his lifetime, the earliest prompted by his mother who flagged down the limousine of then-governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt so she could personally introduce her 7-year-old son to the illustrious politician. “I wanted my son to meet a future president,” she told Mr. Roosevelt proudly.

Such moxie imbued Gingold with a belief that anything was possible. An outgrowth of that mindset was Gingold’s knack for marketing products he believed in. While president of the Cotton Carnival during the 1960s, he parlayed his Washington connections to an illustrious meeting with then-President Lyndon B. Johnson to promote the carnival,

landing the city’s most popular event on the national stage. As a civic leader, he served a host of organizations, from the Memphis College of Art and the Better Business Bureau to Les Passees and the March of Dimes. Gingold also had a passion for learning. His home was filled with art and books and newspapers — he subscribed to four even into his mid-90s — because he enjoyed encountering new ideas and staying abreast of current affairs. He was inquisitive by nature and that curiosity often led to new ventures. Launching his publishing career in his late 70s, he penned pithy editorials and championed causes aimed at improving the lives of seniors in Tennessee. His hope was always to make Memphis, and the world, a better place in which to live. It seems to me successful communities need people like him, people who are always willing to question the status quo, people who care to see beyond what is, to envision what could be. He led The Best Times until the age of 92, when he passed the baton to James K. Grubbs in 2014. He remained editor emeritus, writing an editorial whenever a topic captured his imagination. “Even at my age, an individual can still be active and do things that make life worth living,” he told me. His final column, on end-of-life decisions and hospice care, came just weeks before his passing. At the end of his lengthy Commercial Appeal obituary, there was a simple request made by Gingold himself: “Please do something kind and unexpected for someone else.” In these anxious times, there may be no better way of modeling the positivity Gingold lived by. Let kindness be contagious; let it be woven into the makeup of our community. Let kindness become a watchword of our city’s renaissance. I think Mr. Gingold would certainly approve.


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Memphis Magazine December 2018  

Memphis Magazine: Penny Hardaway - 2018 Memphian of the Year. Features include Lil Buck, Bounty on Broad, Ask Vance, and Memphis Meets Ital...

Memphis Magazine December 2018  

Memphis Magazine: Penny Hardaway - 2018 Memphian of the Year. Features include Lil Buck, Bounty on Broad, Ask Vance, and Memphis Meets Ital...