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in the beginning spotlight fine print city journal out and about front and center wayfinding

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120 Features

33 Home Resource Directory

From bathroom to bedroom, kitchen to patio, a comprehensive guide to local specialists.

54 neighborhood profile Cooper-Young

Small-town living in the center of the city.

~ by cara ellen modisett

83 Fabulous Fall Weddings of 2015 As the leaves turned, elegance emerged.

~ by anne cunningham o’neill

Columns/Departments 120 city dining

Tidbits: Staks Pancake Kitchen; plus the city’s most extensive dining listings.

128 last stand

tiger, TIGER! When professionalism means being just a pretty face.

~ by eileen townsend

111 Dear Hugo, Dear Hope

How an extraordinary correspondence helped create the city’s greatest garden at what now is The Dixon. ~ by michael finger

117 Just Call Me Billy!

A Memphis salute to the King of Cotton.


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From House to Home Begin your journey at the MidSouth Home Expressions Show. by shara clark


hat has become the Mid-South’s largest all-things-home show — featuring products, services, and access to expert advice from the area’s top home professionals — is back. And this year, it’s expected to be bigger and better than ever. It all started 31 years ago at the Fairgrounds in Memphis, and over the years it has been known as the Home Expo and the Best of Home Expressions Show, more recently held at Agricenter International. Consumer interest and local service provider participation has grown over the years, and as a result, the West Tennessee Home Builders Association (WestTNHBA) has partnered with the Home Builders Association of North Mississippi (HBANMS) to bring you the biggest and best show yet — the MidSouth Home Expressions Show. With the steady growth, a new name, and a new partnership comes a new location. The 2015 MidSouth Home Expressions Show will be held March 6th through March 8th at Landers Center (4560 Venture Drive) in Southaven, just a short drive from Memphis. The 2015 show is presented by the WestTNHBA and the HBANMS. Both associations work to unite all segments of the housing industry — builders, manufacturers, service providers, and other services connected to the industry — in their respective areas. WestTNHBA serves 21 counties in West Tennessee, and HBANMS serves DeSoto, Tate, and Tunica counties in North Mississippi. Together, they are bringing the most experienced home professionals in the area to Landers Center to showcase the latest and greatest in products and services and to help you on your journey to making your house a home. The three-day event features exhibitors in the areas of flooring, roofing, windows and doors, heating and cooling, home entertainment, home furnishings, kitchen and bath, stone, appliances, green building and remodeling, and much more. So many people

are renovating, updating, and redecorating their homes, and you can, too! The thought of setting a home or yard improvement project in motion is intimidating to some, but the MidSouth Home Expressions Show has everything you need to ready yourself. This is where your journey begins. It’s the only place you can meet the Mid-South’s top home professionals, see their products and services, discuss your ideas and plans, and get all the answers you need — all under one roof! Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (60 and older), and $4 for children (6-14). Admission is free for children under 6. The show runs Friday, March 6th, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 7th, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 8th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can enter to win up to $100,000 in home makeover prizes. � For more information about the 2015 MidSouth Home Expressions Show, including online registration forms for the giveaways and contests, directions and parking info, printable coupons for discounted tickets, and more, visit midsouthhomeexpressions. com.

MID-SOU T H HOME E X PRE S SIONS GUIDE Get inspiration to make your home your calling card with the latest trends in design, furnishing, and more.

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Highlights from Our revised, revamped, and reader-friendly website is designed to supplement the printed magazine you are holding in your hands. For further reading by writers in this issue, use the “Archives” link on our website:


“ T HE FRENCH CONNEC T ION: JE A N-L OUIS F OR A IN,” by anne cunningham

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Compiled by the staff of Memphis magazine, this is where readers can find tidbits relating to all facets of life in the Bluff City.


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


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Forty Something


emphians are getting something very special to celebrate this particular New Year’s Day: an all-new city mayor and a much-transformed city council. (Yes, I know, “new” in politics is often a mixed blessing. But hope springs eternal.) By contrast, we here at Memphis magazine in 2016 are celebrating something old, namely, ourselves.

Right now we’re in a special place, just like To me, Cooper-Young and this magazine Jack Benny, and if you’re old enough to unhave always seemed somewhat kindred spirderstand that reference, you probably were a its over this period, ref lecting as both have charter subscriber to City of Memphis magazine done for decades now something of the in 1976. Jack Benny was one of America’s foresame “grit and grind” approach to life made most comedians of the mid-twentieth centufamous by a more recent Memphis sports ry, a precursor of today’s late show hosts, who institution. I remember being warned by my forever and always described himself as age real-estate agent that I was making a huge 39. That’s exactly how old Memphis magazine mistake buying into such a declining neighis right now, although borhood in 1979. No, unlike Jack Benny, we there was nothing fanactually will turn forty in cy about Cooper-Young April. (not then, not now) but We have all kinds of even back then, it was tricks up our sleeves for full of all kinds of wonthat 40th Anniversary derful people, older ones issue, but this month, who were a tad eccenwe’re focused upon the tric, and younger ones here and now. This parwho were even more so. It’s hard for me to imagticular January issue inine coming of age, as an cludes our Fourth Annual Home Resource Guide, individual, as a parent, designed to give readers and as a Memphian, anya comprehensive view of where else. who’s who in the MidI hope readers of this South home-services inmagazine feel the same dustry, as well as our anway about us. We’ve gone nual overview of the local about our business for 39 January 1988 wedding scene, this year years without making featuring three different but splendid autumn much of a fuss, but I do like to think we’ve nuptials. And while last year our neighbormade something of a difference in Memphis. hood focus was Walnut Grove Lake, this year We have been blessed with talent. More than we’ve decided to come back in town, covering a few magnificent writers, editors, photograCooper-Young in detail. phers and artists have displayed their wares in these pages over the years; we’ll probably The Cooper-Young “revival” in a real sense parallels the lifespan of this magazine. In fact, reprise some of their “greatest hits” in the City of Memphis magazine (the name changed months ahead. And we’ve been even more to just Memphis in 1978) was just over a year old blessed with consistent local ownership that’s when its editors profiled a young furniture always put quality above profit. Producing a maker named Steve Crump, who had just first-rate city magazine is the group’s foreopened up a shop at the corner of, yes, Cooper most objective. and Young (see page 26). But most of all, we’ve been fortunate to This link between magazine and neighhave readers and advertisers like yourselves borhood is personal for me, since I started who believe in what we do, and without working for Memphis in 1978, and moved into whose intellectual and financial support this Cooper-Young ten months later. Our family magazine would never have lasted four years, lived on Oliver for the next fifteen years (as did let alone forty. And like Cooper-Young, we’re my grown daughter for another decade, in the every bit as excited about our future as we are same house), so now whenever I wander into about our past. Happy New Year!   Celtic Crossing to watch soccer on Saturday mornings, I still feel right at home. Déjà vu all Kenneth Neill over again, as Yogi Berra was fond of saying. publisher/editor

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SPOTLIGHT | Memphis Super Lawyers Reception | December 2, 2015 | Mercedes-Benz of Memphis Photography by Don Perry









he annual Super Lawyers reception was held at MercedesBenz of Memphis. The event

honored the top attorneys in the Memphis area and marked the 10-year anniversary of the Super Lawyers program with Memphis magazine. The reception — “Celebrating Excellence” — was hosted by Memphis magazine and Super Lawyers.




1 Putter, Gary Smith, Diane Vescovo, and Mike McLaren 2 Larry and Joy Rice 3 McKinley Singleton and Jim Lenschau 4 Beth Buffington and Erin Melton Shea 5 Stevan Black and Steven Pittman 6 Anne Davis, Shea Oliver, and Laura Martin 7 Thomas Greer 8 Jerry Mitchell, Rehim Babaoglu, and Saul Belz 9 Daniel Cossey, David and Cynthia Hill 1 0 Audrey Calkins and Jana Lamanna

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contin u ed from page 16 11 Malcolm Futhey and Leigh Taylor White 12 Megan Arthur and Sheree Hoffman 13 Matthew May and Abigail Webb 14 Michael and Joelle Scholl 15 Jeffrey Goldberg and Ronald Harkavy 16 Ron Cahill and Nick Rice 17 Hanielle and Ari Sauer 18 Kelly and Michael Pfrommer 19 Jennifer Harrison, Lauren Callins, and Ashley Crawford 20 Joy Bateman and Elizabeth Stengel 21 Shaina Guttman and Shawna Gardner

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MEM Passion, perseverance, heart. This is what we call “grind” in Memphis. It’s not new to this city; it’s a rite of passage. It’s with this grit and grind that Memphis International Airport’s reinvention takes off. More airlines, more flights to more destinations and lower ticket prices are just the beginning. There’s a lot more in store, Memphis.

We’re YOUR airport. And now, find every Memphis flight on one website, the NEW

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The Road to Riches

In a mixed year for investing in local companies, one Memphis stock truly stood out from the crowd.

by john branston


Oh, if we could only have ple buy-and-hold strategy. Or, bought into that hot IPO, that in this case, buy, hold, and celeexclusive hedge fund, those brate. The stock is easy to track. commodity and currency opNo splits, no dividends, no mantions, that insider newsletter, or agement fees, and a chart that that Chinese online outfit that just keeps climbing. There have made so many headlines. And if only been two years since 2001 the darn Fed hadn’t kept interest when it went down, and in each case that was less than 2 percent rates so low. And if the global oil market hadn’t collapsed. And if while most stocks were down China hadn’t done whatever it much more. was that China did. So unfair. No Memphis-based public Actually, not. For the fifteenth company or mutual fund open to year in a row, opportunity was ordinary investors has come close right under our noses and probto that performance over 15 years, ably right down the street in that 10 years, or 5 years. During those time frames, AutoZone has also Memphis-based company with the orange, black, and red signs: outperformed Warren Buffett’s AutoZone. The great secret: PeoBerkshire Hathaway, Microsoft, ple like to hang on to their cars Starbucks, and the S&P 500. and trucks, and they like to fix The standard caveat is that them, customize them, and clean past performance is no guarantee them. There’s gold in them there of future returns. Market sectors spark plugs, wipers, batteries, fall in and out of favor every year and waxes. or so. To make AutoZone an investment There’s gold in them look good (or (AZO) stock there spark plugs, wipers, bad) you need wa s up 2 3 batteries, and waxes. only select the p ercent for right starting the year as of mid-December, nearly matching point. The high-flyers could crash its 15-year annualized return. If this year, or next year. But 15 years you had bought 1,000 shares of of performance is hard to ignore. AutoZone on January 2, 2001, That time frame includes 9/11, for $25,000 that would be worth Katrina, W., Obama, the hous$775,000 today. Not a 10-bagger, ing crash, the credit crisis, the not a 20-bagger, but a 30-bagger. great recession, wars in Iraq and An investment worth 30 times Afghanistan, low interest rates, what you paid for it. high interest rates, $4 a gallon Welcome to AutoZone indeed. gas and $2 a gallon gas, $140 a The road to riches ran right barrel oil and $40 a barrel oil, through Memphis, with a simDow 18,000 and Dow 7,000, the


as 2015 another year of poor to middling investment returns for you as it was for me, making retirement or college savings a little more stressful?

Total Return % AutoZone FedEx First Horizon National Fred’s International Paper Longleaf Partners Fund Longleaf International Fund Mid-America Apartments Standard & Poor’s 500 source: Morningstar, 12-15-2015

1 year 5 year 10 year 15 year 23% 24% 23% 25% -16% 10% 4% 9.4% 9% 7.5% -5.5% 1% -6% 4.6% .8% 7% -26% 12% 4% 2.5% -20% 5% 2.8% 5.2% -9% .47% 1% 4.1% 25% 11% 9% 12.6% 1.2% 13% 7% 5%

strong dollar and the weak dollar, the bankruptcies of Detroit and Lehman Brothers, and the Greek bailout. All of those events (“headwinds” as the analysts say) sent the stock market into a tailspin. Some of them supposedly foreshadowed “seismic shifts” in the stock market. But a handful of companies kept chugging along and delivering outsized returns year after year. They were newsproof. Interestingly, another standout was Kroger, based in

Cincinnati but as commonplace in Memphis as AutoZone stores. Kroger was up 33 percent in 2015 and its five-year annualized return is 32 percent. Their performance challenges conventional wisdom about the value of diversification and the need to scour the world for money-making opportunities. Well, what goes up must come down. This could be the year AutoZone takes a big fall. Which is what skeptics have been saying for the last 15 years.

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Memphis Minded Thomas Threlkeld ’16 This past summer, Thomas Threlkeld, a senior computer science major and Clarence Day Scholar at Rhodes, created Camp Codette, a computer coding camp for local middle school girls. Funded by the Clarence Day Foundation and a grant from Google’s Ignite CS program, Camp Codette attracted more than 70 participants from throughout the city. “Initially, I thought about creating a financial literacy course for local high school students,” Threlkeld explains. “But then I learned how the computer science industry has been plagued for decades by an ever-growing gender gap; while at the same time, job opportunities within the field are growing exponentially. So, I shifted my focus and designed Camp Codette to inspire middle school girls to find their passion for computer science and problem solving. We taught them about app development, 3D printing, and robotics.” Planning is underway for next summer’s camp, which will expand to include instruction on virtual reality. And while Thomas will graduate in May, a new team of Rhodes students, inspired by his vision, will oversee Camp Codette.

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Strickland vs.Wharton A look back at a remarkable political transformation in Memphis.

by tom jones


he Strickland era in City Hall launches this month with a burst of optimism that makes it hard to remember how improbable it all seemed a year ago, when he announced his entry into the mayor’s race. Back then, only a few bought into Councilman Jim Strickland’s confidence that he could defeat an incumbent who had received 65 percent of the vote in 2011. After all, Strickland’s game plan defied all conventional wisdom, which said he would have to outspend Mayor A C Wharton to win; that he could not rely heavily on Republican votes while getting at least 20 percent of African-American votes; and that there would never again be a white Memphis mayor. There is no question that the Strickland victory was aided and abetted by a remarkable political collapse. Wharton’s campaign spent almost $1 million, yet received only 22 percent of the vote to Strickland’s 42 percent. In fact, by election day, momentum was running so strongly in Strickland’s favor that it was no longer obvious that his victory resulted from splintering the black vote. Some Wharton backers contend that Strickland could not have been reelected without Harold Collins (18 percent) and Mike Williams (16 percent) in the race, but in the final tally, Strickland and Wharton received a strikingly similar number of African-American votes. Overlooked in the election analysis is the irony that it was orchestrated by two people — Strickland and his political strategist Steven Reid — who were key supporters for Wharton when he ran for city mayor in 2009. Strickland was co-chairman of the Wharton campaign and Reid conceived of Wharton’s winning “One Memphis” campaign theme.

Strickland’s expectations of working with Wharton as something akin to a f loor leader at City Council meetings were not only unrealized, but it appeared over time that the mayor had little interest in working with any City Council members, whose meetings in turn became regular venues for attacks on the Wharton Administration. As for Reid, his sense of being dissed by Wharton campaign insiders had sent him in search of another mayoral candidate. Early last year, Strickland presented his “path to victory” to two veterans of the political wars, who told him he had forgotten two things in his favor: One, Wharton campaigns were disorganized; and two, the difficulty of keeping the candidate on message. In turn, Strickland put together a campaign characterized by its discipline and his dogged adherence to his script. Meanwhile, in Wharton’s campaign, local and national consultants were hired but were never put to their best use. Early polling, which should have been a wake-up call, failed to inject a sense of urgency into the campaign, which seemed more coconcerned with playing not to lose rather than playing to win. T he W ha r to n me s s a ge changed almost daily, most often as a result of the campaign playing defense to Strickland’s themes of rising violent crime, poor City Hall financial management, and lack of accountability in city operations. In other words, as the campaign wore on, the Strickland campaign’s traction came from appeals to voters’ emotions while the Wharton

In Force for Good, a YouTube spoof of a Star Wars movie trailer, Jim Strickland appears with a cast of local characters.

campaign relied upon a veritable blizzard of data and statistics. For example, although Operation Safe Community’s monthly reports showed crime was down, polling showed that only 14 percent of Memphians believed that, while 41 percent believed crime was steadily increasing throughout our city. While it’s tempting for a campaign to think that it can push out facts and figures to change people’s minds, Wharton’s lengthy explanations of programs and data, faced with strong public perceptions, were not only ineffectual but eventually made him look out-of-step with the public mood. It was a dramatic reminder of why political consultants prefer campaigns that motivate rather than educate the public (think

failed 2010 city-county consolidation campaign). The Wharton campaign never found its footing and its TV ads showed the price paid by Reid’s absence; news headlines of crime, contracts, and controversy defined the final six weeks of the mayor’s race. And to anyone with access to polling, it was clear that the election was over. As a result, Wharton became only the second incumbent Memphis mayor to go down to defeat since the strong mayor form of government was instituted in 1968. It’s a lesson not lost on Strickland, whose objective now is to prove that his election was not an aberration and that he can attract the additional 8 percent of voters that would give him a clear majority in four years.

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If you are a Mississippi RiverKings fan or an avid watcher of professional ice dancing but have never taken to the ice yourself, here is your chance: The area’s sole skating rink hosts a wintery public skating event to bring in the New Year. You don’t need to have any Winter Olympic medals to participate. Mid-South Ice House, 10705 Ridgeway Industrial Drive, Olive Branch, MS, 881-8544


American Quirk Film Series: Iris

“It’s more important to be happy than to be welldressed,” says the much-

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Hereabouts: Work by SelfTaught Memphis Artists

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More than 250 new automobiles will ride into Memphis for this all-inclusive automobilelovers event. Whether you are going to browse, test drive, or purchase a new vehicle, there are plenty of options, including a family day on January 10th. Cook Convention Center, 255 N Main Street,

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Matilda, a precocious young girl, discovers that she has a supernatural talent: She can move objects with her mind. This children’s literature favorite, written by Roald Dahl and re-imagined as a movie in 1996, has received praise for its musical adaptation. The Orpheum, 203 South Main Street,


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The five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz singer will dazzle at GPAC. Her most recent album, Beautiful Life, is the latest in a lengthy discography that has earned her a reputation as a skilled interpreter of lyrics and respected scat singer. Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown, 751-7500


Memphis Symphony Orchestra presents “Ravishing Rachmaninoff”

A Russian great, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s career spanned two continents and established him as one of the last great Romantic composers, in the tradition of Tchaikovsky and Debussy. His music, respected in the early twentieth century, remains ravishing today. Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown,

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Stephen B. Crump by chris mccoy

What were your Memphis roots, Steve?

I grew up in what is now the “near east”—the Poplar and Goodlett area. My dad’s an attorney, but he is an engineer by nature. I have a brother who is a successful architect, another brother who has an engineering degree. We have that sort of three-dimensional, engineering mindset. My parents collected and patronized local art and artists. We always went to the Memphis College of Art, and took classes there. Sometimes the whole family would. I always focused on sculpture. When I got to college, I tried my hand at pottery because I loved functional design. The clay was just a little too fluid for my engineering personality. I would have loved to have been a potter. But I discovered wood, and it was a good medium for me. Did you make that discovery in school?

Stephen B. Crump in 1977.


I did. I was doing wood sculpture because I loved crafts. Back in the 1960s, crafts were huge, and the [Memphis] College of Art had weaving, tapestry, and jewelry departments. They were big departments. Not so much any more. But I decided since I loved craft and woodworking, that I would pursue it as a career, and focus on functional work. What I like about wood as a medium is that the range of scale is everything from jewelry to houses. Instruments, boats, furniture, you name it. Everybody loves wood. So after I finished up at Rochester Institute of Technology, I moved back here. I almost settled in Maine to be a boatbuilder. That’s a big fork in road. I often think about that.

his is not the first time Stephen Crump’s picture has graced this magazine’s pages. His artwork was the subject of a major feature in the November 1977 issue, back when this fledgling publication was called City Of Memphis. At that time, the Memphis native had just moved back to the city to start a furnituremaking business, operating out of a small shop on Young Avenue. Little did he, or our readers, know what kind of impact he would have upon the development of the Midtown neighborhood he would call home for the next What was Cooper-Young like back then? few decades. As a founder of the Cooper-Young Business This was kind of a rough Association, Crump was instrumental in launching the neighborhood, the kind of Cooper-Young Festival, a major factor in the creation of thing that attracts artists its distinctive mystique. I caught up with him recently and musicians. There were in Cafe Olé, where his then-new furniture studio once a lot of older residents, but there were young, creative shared space with a barber shop.

people moving in because it

was affordable. There were a lot of artists’ studios around because it was cheap rent. Not a lot of supervision, you know. I had a lot of friends here. I was one of the founders of the business association and the festival, along with some of the other business owners and interests. The city administration at that time was anxious to see the neighborhood turn around as sort of a model program involving community development and city planning. But there was not a lot of government money. It was mostly grass roots with only encouragement from the administration of Dick Hackett, and sponsorship from Boatmen’s Bank. We had our first festival in 1988. It was successful. We moved it to September from the last weekend of October. It was beautiful, a crisp blue day like today. We had Joyce Cobb and some vendors. About 3,000 people showed up on the corner. About a hundred thousand show up now.

Over 125,000 this year. It was nuts. It was the biggest one yet. I love it. And most of the same founding people are still here. The festival put a public face on the neighborhood. We had the business association and we were trying to encourage people to invest in their facades to make it look good. We wanted to attract people. And that’s what happened. It’s funny, my friends and I used to joke about what a great restaurant this corner would make. It just looked like a restaurant. My buddy who ran Milo’s liquor store at night was going to run the cash register. We had a head waitress from Paulette’s who wanted to run the front of the house. I had a Lebanese friend from Clarksdale who was going to run the kitchen with his family recepies. We had it all worked out. Steve Hammrick came up from Oxford, where he had started Cafe Olé. He said, I want to open a restaurant, and I really want to be on that corner. contin u ed on page 116



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Q&A: Birdcap with eileen townsend

HOW TO PLAY Use pennies as game pieces, and play the way “Snakes and Ladders” (also known as “Chutes and Ladders”) would normally be played. Start at the beginning. Roll dice to see how many squares you can move forward. If you land on a square with a snake, you drop down on the board. If you land on one with a ladder, you get to climb up on the board. Whoever gets to the end of the board first is the winner.


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his 40th anniversary year, Memphis magazine is asking local artists to draw interpretations of the landscape of Memphis. January’s artist is Michael Roy, a.k.a. Birdcap, whose distinctively styled murals readers have probably seen at WiseAcre Brewery, at Phuong Long Vietnamese restaurant in Crosstown, on Main Street in Downtown Memphis, and Cooper Street in Midtown. Birdcap’s map of Memphis follows the classic board game, Snakes and Ladders, and is modified to include some recognizable hometown haunts: P&H Café, Overton Park, and Payne’s BBQ. We talked to the prolific street artist about how he got to Memphis, started painting, and came up with this map. MM: Hi there, Michael. What are you up to today? Michael Roy: Trying to wake up! I’m at Otherlands drinking coffee, watching Dusty Rhodes wrestling promos on YouTube and waiting on my ride to the studio. I’m doing a project with [the painter] Tad Lauritzen Wright this week. He’s been taking a collection of elementary student drawings and turning them into 12-foot high cardboard sculptures. I’m painting the facades onto them, fleshing out the students’ original designs. Tell us a little about your background. How did you end up painting walls in Memphis? I was born in a small town. I went to college in Memphis. I freaked out and moved to Korea immediately afterwards. I lived in Asia for about five years painting murals and doing illustrations for a couple of magazines based out of Seoul. I’ve been back in the states for about two years now living the life of a transient. I’ve painted in a lot of cities over that time, but Memphis makes a lot of sense to be in. Those college friends I made before moving all have couches now and a surprising amount of patience. So, tell me, how do I win a game of Memphis-style “Snakes and Ladders”? Fingernail polish up some pennies as game pieces and it can be played the way “Snakes and Ladders” would normally be played. Start at the beginning (top left). Roll the dice to see how many squares you can move forward. If you land on a square with a snake, you drop down on the board. If you land on one with a ladder, you get to climb up on the board. Whoever gets to the end of the board first is the winner. If I played it, I’d probably make it a point to try and land on the squares with my friends on them more often than I land on the Home Depot square.

You’re a public artist in Memphis at a time when the city is really embracing public art. If you could see anything happen here, in terms of art, what would it be? I’d like to see it continue with the momentum it has right now! Fingers crossed. I hope more opportunities for artists keep opening up. I think the impulse a lot of public artists and public art patrons here have when working on a new project is to make a work that talks about the main staples of traditional Memphis tourism. I think both artists and job creators need to have more faith in the variety that the Memphis public will embrace. If you paint a mural that only references things in such a way that it becomes a pamphlet for a bus tour of Memphis, you severely limit the potential of the piece. When you visit New York, for instance, you don’t see murals of the Statue of Liberty. Artists there dictate their content much more, and it helps make their public art a cultural export. I want there to be an energy in the public art of Memphis that makes others want to be here. Self referencing isn’t a bad thing and it definitely has its place (note the Memphis map I just drew), but it isn’t always the best way to connect with others (i.e. non-Memphians) and it won’t entice new creatives and entrepreneurs to become Memphis transplants. I want more working artists here. Cross-pollination is a good thing for an art community and for a city in general. I think that public art has a tremendous effect on how the city is taken in and understood at an almost subconscious level. Diversity in content and aesthetic here in Memphis is important if we want to grow culturally. I want cities like Detroit and Miami talking about us. I want Paris talking about us. We just have to give them more work that allows that entry point, and that doesn’t come from painting Elvis eating pulled pork sandwiches on top of a Grizzlies logo. In general though, I really think Memphis is trending in a good direction. I look forward to next year and whatever Crosstown has looming on the horizon.

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any early homes were nothing more than four walls and a roof. Today, the possibilities seem endless. With a little creativity and a lot of experience, our area’s qualified architects can turn just about any design you can dream up into a reality.

Advanced Home Designs 1234 Dovecrest Road Memphis, TN 38134 901-869-8040 Archimania 356 South Main Street Memphis, TN 38103 901-527-3560 Architecture, Incorporated 88 Union Avenue, Suite 106 Memphis, TN 38103 901-526-5080 Classic Home Designs 1133 Polo Drive, Suite 105 Collierville, TN 38017 901-854-6900 Creative Home Designs of America 6610 Summer Knoll Cove Bartlett, TN 38133 901-386-3660

David Anderson Architect 4646 Poplar Avenue, Suite 102 Memphis, TN 38117 901-786-8494 Gardo Design Group 7990 Trinity Road, Suite 201 Cordova, TN 38018 901-844-7990 Jeff Bramlett Custom Residential Design 94 North Main Street Collierville, TN 38017 901-619-1613 John Harrison Jones Architect 431 South Main Street, Suite 102 Memphis, TN 38103 901-527-1000 Looney Ricks Kiss Architecture 175 Toyota Plaza, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 901-521-1440

S Berry Jones Architects 1861 Madison Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 901-340-1229 Self+Tucker Architects 505 Tennessee Street, Suite 101 Memphis, TN 38103 901-261-1505 Shapiro & Company Architects 4646 Poplar Avenue, Suite 517 Memphis, TN 38117 901-685-9001 Sullivan Associates Home Design 251 Germantown Bend Cove Cordova, TN 38018 901-755-8840 T Douglas Enoch Architects & Associates 5050 Poplar Avenue, Suite 1111 Memphis, TN 38157 901-685-7636 UrbanArch Associates, P.C. 498 South Main Street Memphis, TN 38103 901-578-7173

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fter a long day, there’s not much better than gathering in the kitchen for a home-cooked meal or soaking in a hot bath. If you find that the design and functionality of these rooms in your home no longer suit your needs, these folks can help.

Alexander Brothers Tile & Marble 1446 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38114 901-278-9626 Avani Granite & Marble 4995 Outland Center Drive, Suite 111 Memphis, TN 38118 901-367-2561 Batesville Cabinet Company 23057 Mississippi 6 Batesville, MS 38606 662-578-1995 Barden Stone 1557 Cherry Road Memphis, TN 38117 901-683-8264 Bath Fitter 6949 Appling Farms Parkway, Suite 103 Memphis, TN 38133 901-386-5495 Bath Odyssey 5690 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38134 901-387-4501 Blue Wave Tile & Stone 3169 Spottswood Avenue Memphis, TN 38111 901-485-5505

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Crawford’s, Inc. Fine Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry 13812 Highway 76 North Somerville, TN 38068 901-872-0843 Creative Kitchens and Bath 211 South Mount Pleasant Road Collierville, TN 38017 901-854-7070 Designer Baths & Kitchens 2123 South Germantown Road, Suite 2 Germantown, TN 38138 901-756-6217 Designer Cabinets 2845 Stage Center Cove Bartlett, TN 38134 901-452-2100 F & H Stone, Inc. 235 Cumberland Street Memphis, TN 38112 901-458-6821 Falk Plumbing Supply 6491 Ferrel Drive Memphis, TN 38134 901-372-7860 Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, and Lighting Gallery 8100 Macon Station Road, Suite 110 Cordova, TN 38018 901-759-3820 Gallery Kitchens 4646 Poplar Avenue, Suite 128 Memphis, TN 38117 901-761-4600 Granite and Marble Services, LLC 530 Highway 57 Collierville, TN 38017 901-854-5912

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hether you’re looking to have a home built from the ground up or thinking about renovating your current digs to better suit your taste, these firms have the know-how and skills to help you achieve your goal. The first step to

your dream home is just a phone call away. A to Z Construction Services 581 Vandalia Street Memphis, TN 38112 901-452-2667 Albertine Company, LLC 2176 West Street, Suite 207 Germantown, TN 38138 901-751-7077 America’s Home Place 2798 New Brunswick Road Memphis, TN 38133 901-382-0927 Archer Custom Builders 431 South Main Street, Suite 301 Memphis, TN 38103 901-575-3187 Armil Construction Company, Inc. 3072 Park Avenue Memphis, TN 38111 901-324-3737 Artisan Custom Homes 10331 Statfield Drive Collierville, TN 38017 901-674-1031 Barnett General Contractors, LLC 493 North Front Street, Suite 104 Memphis, TN 38105 901-578-9307

Bartlett Home Improvement 2943 Sycamore View Road Bartlett, TN 38134 901-826-6402 Belfor Property Restoration 4044 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38122 901-452-0251 Ben Duke Builder, LLC 54 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 901-327-0030 Bennett Construction Company 4007 Club View Drive Memphis, TN 38125 901-335-6290 Bob Reed Builder, LLC P.O. Box 381405 Germantown, TN 38183 901-759-5117 Brad Rainey Homes, Inc. 281 Germantown Bend Cove Cordova, TN 38018 901-754-4311 Bratten Construction, Inc. 921 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 901-276-4514 Bryce Homes P.O. Box 38354 Germantown, TN 38138 901-870-7445 C-1, Inc. 6409 Summer Gale Drive Memphis, TN 38134 901-377-2696 Carroll’s Roofing & Construction 6833 Highway 70 Bartlett, TN 38134 901-372-1675 Catmur Development Company, Inc. 4889 Roane Road Memphis, TN 38117 901-680-8200 Chamberlain & McCreery, Inc. 4180 East Raines Road Memphis, TN 38118 901-794-2156 Coggins & Coggins Builders, LLC P.O. Box 38534 Germantown, TN 38183 901-755-0330

Cook Construction 4290 Bella Springs Cove Lakeland, TN 38002 901-870-5585 Correale Builders & Realtors 1932 Exeter Road, Suite 4 Germantown, TN 38138 901-755-4949 The Cowles Company P.O. Box 42001 Memphis, TN 38174 901-276-0070 Creative Development, Inc. 10560 Plantation Woods Drive Lakeland, TN 38002 901-235-2050 Creekside Homes, LLC 7390 Highway 64 Oakland, TN 38060 901-465-1675 D & D Custom Homes 1880 Old Highway 51 South Brighton, TN 38011 901-301-2697 Darin K. Halford Builder, LLC 216 Leonora Drive Memphis, TN 38117 901-833-6383

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Dave Moore Companies 1016 West Poplar Avenue, Suite 106-204 Collierville, TN 38017 901-870-7372 David Clark Construction, LLC 3169 Professional Plaza, Suite 1 Germantown, TN 38138 901-754-2117 Diversified Builders 746 Galloway Avenue Memphis, TN 38105 901-367-1181 Drew Renshaw Builder 6378 Heather Drive Memphis, TN 38119 901-864-1726 Eddie Kircher Construction 3023 Centre Oak Way, Suite 2 Germantown, TN 38138 901-753-2308 Express Shelters 15 Willow Birch Cove Somerville, TN 38068 901-451-0057 First Choice Restoration 4007 Broadway Road Bartlett, TN 38135 901-465-2400 Flintco Constructive Solutions 2179 Hillshire Circle Memphis, TN 38133 901-372-9600 Frank King Construction, Inc. 230 Brier Hills Drive Piperton, TN 38017 901-853-8890 Garland Sullivan Company 682 South Cox Street Memphis, TN 38104 901-272-0622 Grant Homes, LLC 1655 International Drive Memphis, TN 38120 901-683-4422 Hallmark Builders 8620 Trinity Road, Suite 202 Cordova, TN 38018 901-753-3950 Hamilton Builders 4187 Sequoia Road Memphis, TN 38117 901-428-7243 The Home Concepts Group, LLC 7750 Trinity Road, Suite 104 Cordova, TN 38018 901-753-5550 John Duke Builders 985 Reddoch Cove Memphis, TN 38119 901-761-4113 Kemmons Wilson Companies 8700 Trail Lake Drive West, Suite 300 Memphis, TN 38125 901-346-8800


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Ken Garland Custom Homes 3065 East Corporate Edge Drive Germantown, TN 38138 901-751-1632 Klazmer-Sklar, LLC 1374 Cordova Cove, Suite 101 Germantown, TN 38138 901-755-7979 Landmark Construction 1897 Thomas Road Memphis, TN 38134 901-452-0390 Legacy Home Plans 5690 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38134 901-754-9874 M.H. Akers Fine Custom Homes 6000 Poplar Avenue, Suite 250 Memphis, TN 38119 901-261-5461 Magnolia Homes 3023 Centre Oak Way, Suite 101 Germantown, TN 38138 901-755-4258 Mark Smith Fine Homes 8785 Birch Park Lane Germantown, TN 38139 901-359-2381 MC Construction P.O. Box 1868 Collierville, TN 38027 901-626-0689 Memphis Home Improvement Co. 4515 Poplar Avenue, Suite 426 Memphis, TN 38117 901-685-2026

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Memphis Weather Proof, Inc. 5285 Elmore Road Memphis, TN 38134 901-377-7271 Mike Murphy Builders 7895 Players Forest Drive, Suite 101 Memphis, TN 38119 901-756-1975 Neighborhood Pro Builders, Inc. P.O. Box 342461 Bartlett, TN 38184 901-388-2402 P. Baum & Co. 5744 Rayben Circle, Suite C-1 Memphis, TN 38115 901-365-9750 Patton & Taylor Construction 7960 Wolf River Bend Germantown, TN 38138 901-754-2211 Ralph Jones Home Plans 293 South Walnut Bend Road, Suite 204 Cordova, TN 38018 901-756-6070 Regency Homebuilders 1364 Cordova Cove Germantown, TN 38138 901-275-8502 Reid Homes, Inc. 2845 Stage Center Cove Memphis, TN 38134 901-372-8500 Renaissance Development Company 3157 Highway 64, Suite 200 Eads, TN 38028 901-466-4101 Reputation Builders 2735 Highway 64, Suite 201 Eads, TN 38028 901-465-6204 Rich’s Home Improvement 54 West Robinson Street Hernando, MS 38632 901-283-9501


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RKA Investments, LLC P.O. Box 111505 Memphis, TN 38111 901-674-5522 Ruch Builders LLC, Energy Smart Custom Homes P.O. Box 491 Arlington, TN 38002 901-258-8820 Savage Construction Co., Inc. 8337 Cordova Road, Suite 101 Cordova, TN 38016 901-756-0170 SCC Residential Design and Construction 5141 Rich Road Memphis, TN 38117 901-338-4390 Southern Serenity Homes, LLC 290 Pierce Road Oakland, TN 38060 901-870-3171 Sovereign Homes 968 Civic Center Drive, Suite 103 Collierville, TN 38017 901-751-4302 Tim Disalvo & Company 2640 Faxon Avenue Memphis, TN 38112 901-753-8304 Tommy Young Construction P.O. Box 381647 Germantown, TN 38183 901-550-2041 Ulhorn Brothers Construction 2206 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 901-461-4630 Vintage Homes, LLC 865 Willow Tree Circle Memphis, TN 38018 901-791-0283 Weber Construction and Design 2218 Kirby Road Memphis, TN 38119 901-870-1938

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ricks, lumber, shingles — those are your basic building materials for a home. But look around, and the list seems endless: doorknobs, locks, faucets, hinges, light fixtures, wiring, and lots more. These and other supplies you’ll need are available from

vendors listed here. 84 Lumber 170 Commerce Road Piperton, TN 38017 901-861-8433 ABC Supply Co., Inc. 4365 Winchester Road Memphis, TN 38118 901-565-8784 Acme Brick Showroom 9400 Macon Road Cordova, TN 38016 901-755-9400 Action Ornamental Iron 3449 Democrat Road Memphis, TN 38118 901-795-2200 All-Rite Plumbing Parts 5070 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38122 901-683-8336 American Granite & Marble 315 Bowers Road Oakland, TN 38060 901-466-3722 Barton’s Surplus Warehouse 4500 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38122 901-680-0699 Boise Building Materials 4365 Old Lamar Avenue Memphis, TN 38118 901-365-6500 Boral Building Products 9525 Macon Road Cordova, TN 38016 901-624-6889 Camco Roofing Supplies 6009 Resources Drive Memphis, TN 38134 901-372-1402 Contractors Shutter and Hardware 1016 West Poplar Avenue Collierville, TN 38017 901-335-4864 Discount Building Supply 1260 North Hollywood Street Memphis, TN 38108 901-327-1625 Falk Plumbing Supply 6491 Ferrel Drive Memphis, TN 38134 901-372-7860

Gates Lumber Company 1253 South Bellevue Boulevard Memphis, TN 38106 901-924-3201 General Shale & Brick 2076 Whitten Road Memphis, TN 38133 901-363-1887 Germantown Hardware 2083 South Germantown Road Germantown, TN 38138 901-756-9522 Harrison Wholesale Co., Inc. 2680 Broad Avenue Memphis, TN 38112 901-452-8255 HB Concrete Construction 55 Cami Cove Memphis, TN 38125 901-461-9998 H.W. Jenkins Lumber 4155 Pidgeon Roost Road Memphis, TN 38118 901-363-7641 Hyman Builders Supply, Inc. 1129 Florida Street Memphis, TN 38106 901-775-3823 Jimmy Whittington Lumber Company 3637 Jackson Avenue Memphis, TN 38108 901-386-2800 Johnstone Supply 1123 Forrest Street Dyersburg, TN 38024 731-286-5663 Memphis Stone & Stucco 9510 Cordova Park Road Cordova, TN 38018 901-737-1235 Pickle Iron 3177 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38112 901-452-3754 Powers Fine Hardware 2075 Exeter Road, Suite 10 Germantown, TN 38138 901-753-7521

PPG Paints 3155 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38111 901-323-1155 Quality Insulation 6101 Discover Drive Memphis, TN 38141 901-367-3141 Rew Materials, Inc. 3615 Lamar Avenue Memphis, TN 38118 901-362-2730 Riggs Building Supplies and Home Centers 701 Space Center Street West Memphis, AR 72301 870-732-3500 Roofing Supply Group 1810 Getwell Road, Suite C Memphis, TN 38111 901-866-7663 Russann Lumber 3496 Bayliss Avenue Memphis, TN 38122 901-327-1607 Southaven Supply 8560 Highway 51 North Southaven, MS 38671 662-393-3110 Southern Steel Supply Company 475 North Dunlap Street Memphis, TN 38105 901-523-1170 Stewart Brothers Do-It Center 7715 Highway 70 Memphis, TN 38133 901-377-1234 Supply Line of Memphis 3440 Lamar Avenue Memphis, TN 38118 901-368-2077 Thrifty Building Supply 212 Highway 72 West Collierville, TN 38017 901-853-2200 We Sell Tools 4075 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38122 901-572-1686 Wells Building Supply, LLC 435 Washington Street, Suite 104 Collierville, TN 38017 901-861-1728 West Tennessee Ready Mix 380 Pierce Road Oakland, TN 38060 901-465-0100 Wilson Lumber Company 1279 North McLean Boulevard Memphis, TN 38108 901-274-6887

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ood quality doors and windows can offer both curb appeal and home security. Of course, light, air, access, and views are also pretty important features of even the most modest home, and these companies can provide everything

you need to match your style and budget.

Harold’s Garage Doors 5734 Stage Road Bartlett, TN 38134 901-385-3995 American Screen & Door Co 1727 Cherokee Boulevard Memphis, TN 38111 901-365-4951 Angie’s Custom Drapery Shop 6756 Whitten Place Memphis, TN 38133 901-388-9868 Beau Maison Door & Window Company 198 South Center Street Collierville, TN 38017 901-302-0549 Binswanger Glass Company 340 South Hollywood Street Memphis, TN 38104 901-452-7775 Blind Ambition of Tennessee, LLC 2602 Faxon Avenue Memphis, TN 38112 901-324-7733 Budget Blinds of Memphis, Inc. 4553 Seedtick Road Arlington, TN 38002 901-867-8118 Campbell’s Glass, Window, and Door Company 87 Amy Lane Byhalia, MS 38611 662-838-6782 Carved Designs 538 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 901-278-3847 Champion Windows 6936 Appling Farms Parkway Memphis, TN 38133 901-881-8114 Christenson Sash and Door 46 South Flicker Street Memphis, TN 38104 901-452-1748 Clear Choice USA of Memphis 108 Cumberland Street Memphis, TN 38112 901-572-7300 County Glass 5137 Old Summer Road Memphis, TN 38122 901-683-9216

The Custom Shutter Store 710 Highway 57 Collierville, TN 38017 901-854-7733 Door Pro, Inc. 1957 Vanderhorn Drive Memphis, TN 38134 901-382-7762 Forever Green Windows 5690 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38134 901-387-4564 Grandview Window and Door 3400 Brother Boulevard Bartlett, TN 38133 901-383-1600 Harold’s Garage Doors 23 Patriot Cove Brighton, TN 38011 901-476-2838 Imperial Window Manufacturing, LLC 2819 Farrisview Boulevard Memphis, TN 38118 901-363-4858 Lincoln Glass Company 2605 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38112 901-527-4661 Maclin Security Doors 5675 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38134 901-377-2456

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SMALL-TOWN LIVING IN THE CENTER OF THE CIT Y by c a r a e l l e n modi se t t | ph otographs by br a n d on di l l


ooper-Young, named for two of the streets that intersect toward its southern boundary, is a place of seeming contradictions: a small town in the middle of the city, an urban neighborhood with sidewalks and trees, a residential oasis, and a bustling night spot. Kids on bicycles wheel through pleasant backstreets and alleys in the afternoons; young people spill out of restaurants onto the sidewalks in the evenings. Cooper-Young’s inhabitants are a co-mingling of young professional newcomers and longtime residents, college students and grandparents, a cross-section ref lecting Memphis’ racial, professional, ethnic, religious, and economic diversity, with common crosscurrents running through all — interest in sustainability, gardening, arts, community. The community stays close through platforms old-fashioned and contemporary: the Cooper-Young Community Association’s monthly newspaper, delivered free to all 2,200-plus households, and social media platforms such as NextDoor, where conversations cover topics ranging from yard sales and cats stuck in trees to professional recommendations and crime and safety. Midtown has become Memphians’ evening destination, with dining, theaters, and live music venues, and Cooper-Young is becoming as big a draw as Overton

Square a mile north across Union. Residents and visitors can find an Irish pub, coffee shop, cat shelter, two bookstores, a drum shop and school, antiquing, a record store, French bistro, massage therapists, art galleries, a pizza place, and a brewery all in a few easily walked blocks. Three of the four corners of the Cooper-Young intersection offer Chinese, Italian, and Mexican food. Just last year, Alchemy and the Beauty Shop were featured in The New York Times; Celtic Crossing in USA Today’s Top 10 Pubs in America. The New Ballet Ensemble was covered by CNN. But walk a block or two out of Cooper-Young, the commercial district, and you’ll find the homes that make up Cooper-Young — the community. “When people come to Cooper-Young, they are looking for the kind of living that is still urban,” says Kristen Schebler, executive director of the Cooper-Young Community Association J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 6 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • 55

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above: Kristen Schebler, executive director of the Cooper-Young Community Association, moved to Memphis for college and fell in love with Midtown.

left: Students romp in the front lawn of Peabody Elementary, a withinwalking-distance school many neighborhood children attend.

(CYCA) since June 2014, “but [still a place that] feels like you can talk to your neighbors face to face, and trade tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden.” Schebler came to Memphis from Indiana to pursue a master’s degree in anthropology at the University of Memphis. “I had intended to work for a year or two, find the next adventure, and move on,” she says. “I fell in love with Memphis, fell in love with Midtown.” Now she’s put her academic background to use in community development. Her work? “Constantly being a sponge... listening. Finding out what the community is interested in, what they want.” That includes lending support to projects like Cooper-Young’s new garden club and neighborhood watch group, producing the newspaper (The Lamplighter, which has been published for more than 30 years), spearheading projects like the grant-funded rehab of an alley running parallel to Young, near Peabody Elementary. The project was in response to residents’

“Cooper-Young thrives on diversity. Cooper-Young is a great bohemian place that invites others to join in and bring their idea of what a great life is to the forefront . . .” — Tamara Cook, executive director of the Cooper-Young Business Association.

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input. The end result is a passageway, hopefully the first of more, that’s accessible to walkers, dog walkers, and cars, resurfaced, with eight new lights, and plans to continue landscaping and to install public art. “Cooper-Young thrives on diversity,” says Tamara Cook, executive director of the Cooper-Young Business Association (CYBA). “Cooper-Young is a great bohemian place that invites others to join in and bring their idea of what a great life is to the forefront, whether that is hanging with your crowd at a waterhole or buying a house and raising your family here or opening a shop. “Or,” she adds, “doing all those things.”


right: Memphis’ oldest independently owned bookstore, Burke’s moved shop from Poplar Avenue to Cooper-Young in 2007.


ooper-Young is home to 180 business spaces (all but eight filled as of December 2015), including 21 restaurants, 34 retail businesses, and 27 businesses connected with arts, media, or music. The Cooper-Young Festival, held every September, has grown from its infancy 28 years ago (with a couple contin u ed on page 58

Poetry readings at Java Cabana evolved into weekly open mic nights.

Mary Burns bought Java Cabana from its first owner in the late ’90s.

Java Cabana C O F F E E , A R T, A N D A B I T O F M E M P H I S N O S TA L G I A feel like Java Cabana is a little bit of a time capsule,” says owner Mary Burns. The coffee shop’s furnishings include 1950s-vintage tables, and the hardwood floor is made from the boards of the old Imperial Lanes bowling alley. Vintage clothing is on sale. Notes and drawings from customers fill “Java journals” like disconnected conversations: “I’m from Boston. I like Memphis. It’s expensive in Boston.” “I’m from Tokyo, Japan! I came

here because I wanna see this town where my grandpa lived in 50 years ago.” Burns bought the place from its first owner, Tommy Foster, about five years after it opened in 1992. She worked for him as a part-time barista when she started running the poetry readings that have evolved into open mic every Thursday night. “I wanted a place where all these different artists could express themselves,” says

Burns. Java Cabana hosts rotating art shows, creative writing students from CBU, dancers, potters, and musicians who have standing monthly gigs. “This place has been blessed by Tibetan monks,” she says. A year after she bought the shop, Burns went to hear a talk they gave at the Germantown library and invited the monks for coffee as a thank you. They came, insisted on washing the dishes, sat around one of the

1950s tables, and chanted. “It was amazing,” she says. “It was as if they were passing their voices around.” And, of course, there’s coffee: the Lisa Marie, the Jerry Lee. She’s adding another soon: Mexican cocoa with espresso — Zippin Pippin, in honor of Memphis’ legendary roller coaster. Another new addition: This spring, Burns plans to open a vintage clothing shop in the cafe’s back room. — Cara Ellen Modisett

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Underground Art’s crew considers 2287 Young a home away from home.


emphis’ first custom tattoo studio, Underground Art, found its home in the Cooper-Young neighborhood more than 20 years ago. Angela Russell and David Evans opened up shop at 2287 Young Avenue in 1993. Back then, the neighborhood was an incredibly affordable place for a start-up business. But that wasn’t its only allure. “There was something so off-the-beaten-path that really drew us,” Russell says. In the early days, Underground Art shared the area with Meristem (a feminist bookstore), Last Chance Records, Puss N Boots (a goth clothing store), Java Cabana, and only a handful of restaurants. The studio’s family of artists and eccentrics fit right in. Today at Underground Art, you’ll find some of the city’s most talented skin illustrators, whose artistic styles are as diverse as their clientele. Through the years, they’ve inked art on a few celebrities: record-breaking goalkeeper Tim Howard; renowned actress Christina Ricci; members of the hip-hop group Goodie Mob; and funkska-punk rock fusion band Fishbone. For those wanting to express their personalities and passions through

tattoos, Underground Art is one of the top-rated places in Memphis to do so. The house-turned-tattoo shop is homey and inviting, its walls adorned with some of Russell’s photography and art created by past and present tattoo artists. The folks who work there are “socially conscious, book-loving nerds” (their words, but we promise, they’re the cool kind of nerds). “The shop is my home away from home; I’ve grown up here. I met my husband here,” Russell says. And it has become equally as special to its patrons. “They share their happiness and their heartbreak with us. We offer respect and a sympathetic ear.” (And a little pain/ art therapy. To see Underground Art’s artist portfolios, visit “The sense of community over commerce and the rich and varied collection of residents and businesses is what has always made the neighborhood so wonderful,” says Russell. Much has changed through the years, but her dream for Underground Art and its place in Cooper-Young hasn’t. “We want to remain a community that is true to itself, one that celebrates diversity and art and connection.” — Shara Clark

Revolutions Bicycle Cooperative, housed in First Congregational Church, builds, rehabs, and recycles bikes for the greater community.

“I had intended to work for a year or two, find the next adventure, and move on. I fell in love with Memphis, fell in love with Midtown.” — Kristen Schebler, executive director of the Cooper-Young Community Association.

of thousand attendees) to an event that draws more than 130,000 people to the neighborhood, which shuts down its streets for the day and opens them to more than 430 vendors, including live music and yard sales and food trucks. “There is no other event [in Memphis] that captures the attention that the C-Y Fest does — everyone joins in,” says Cook. Stephen Crump is a Memphis native who several decades ago was one of the founders of the now-gone Cooper-Young Development Corporation, the third of a trio of organizations that worked to promote and strengthen the neighborhood, along with the CYCA and the CYBA. He had grown up riding his bike with friends through Cooper-Young, and as an adult, owned a woodworking and furniture-building studio at the Cooper-Young intersection where Cafe Olé is today. The Cooper-Young of the 1970s — “artistic lifestyle, cheap rent, creative environment,” describes Crump himself, still a furniture maker who spends most of his time in his home in Somerville, Tennessee. The budding artists’ community he was part of created spontaneous events, parades, and “countercultural” fashion shows. contin u ed on page 6 0

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In this tight-knit neighborhood, residents befriend and gather together with neighbors for cookouts, cocktails, and conversation.

An annual fundraising event for the Cooper-Young Community Association, the Cooper-Young Beerfest attracts huge crowds for craft beer samplings.

The Young Avenue Deli has become an iconic Midtown hangout.

Deli patrons enjoy the restaurant and bar’s laid-back vibe.

Young Avenue Deli A MELTING POT n any given day or night, you’re likely to find a crowd at Young Avenue Deli — a hodgepodge of people eating, drinking, laughing, listening to live music, or enjoying the patio. Opened in the mid-nineties, Young Avenue Deli has become a quintessentially Memphis locale, attracting locals and tourists alike for its menu of tasty eats, extensive beer selection (nearly 40 on tap and more than 100 bottled and canned varieties!), and totally Midtown feel.

Owner Tiger Bryant, who also owns the nearby Soul Fish Café, another C-Y mainstay, took the reins at Young Avenue Deli in 1998. He says part of the Deli’s appeal and ability to endure lies in its accessibility and in the neighborhood itself, citing that people come to the area for its diversity of offerings and stay for its welcoming, comfortable feel. “There’s really no spit and polish in Cooper-Young,” Bryant says. “It’s kind of come-as-you-are, whether

that’s in a tuxedo after a party, or after work, still in your work clothes.” It’s safe to say that anyone who considers themselves a true Memphian has indulged in a pile of the Deli’s how-arethese-so-good fries. Or won a game of pool or foosball while listening to a perfectly picked soundtrack via the internet jukebox. Or caught up with old friends over a few local beers served up by the now-familiar bartenders. You might run into “Angry Bob” (if you’ve seen him, you

know) or see local musician Harlan T. Bobo sitting solo sipping a pint. Or you may not recognize a single person there, but either way, it’ll feel a bit like a home away from home. “I’ve been in the restaurant business for a long time, and Cooper-Young is definitely one of the more accepting and welcoming neighborhoods in Memphis, whether you’re a millionaire or someone on a student’s budget,” Bryant says. “It’s just a mix of it all.” — Shara Clark

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“We’re a city of old houses,” says longtime resident Jim Kovarik, co-author of Cooper-Young: A Community That Works. “Let’s work with what we’ve got. Because it’s priceless.”

left: Cooper-Young’s country-in-the-city feel, tree-lined streets, and artdecorated yards make a perfect place for walking, biking, and exploring.

Cooper-Young has retained its artistic spirit while expanding as a community. Today, Crump describes it as almost a small town in its own right: “It’s not just a commercial strip or a pretty neighborhood. It’s kind of complete.” Cooper-Young’s artistic community is evidenced in galleries and murals, all around, and in the folk-art-decorated front and back yards scattered throughout the area. Musicians and painters live here. Walk into the bookstore and see someone carrying a violin case. Step out into the evening air to the sounds of a jam session a block or two away. “If you play bass, and walk down the street, you’re going to find someone who plays lead guitar, someone who sings,” says Schebler. “It doesn’t matter what someone’s [day] job is — they’re also a musician, they’re also an artist, they’re also something. They have these other passion projects they’re involved with. There are a lot of somethings.” contin u ed on page 62

Peabody Theatre 1943 hough just a little neighborhood moviehouse at South Cooper and Nelson, the Peabody Theatre sported a rather fancy exterior, with stucco walls, a red tile roof, and an impressive neon marquee. In this photo from 1943, the Peabody was showing My Friend Flicka and Mister Big. A banner over

the door proclaimed “All the Best Pictures,” and next door, the cute little white building housed Mrs. McKinney’s Beauty Shop. The interior was rather plain, with a ticket window and simple snack bar just inside the entrance. Swinging doors opened onto an auditorium with double rows of some 600 seats, but without any of

the ornamentation customers could expect from the larger theatres downtown. Opened in 1927, the Peabody remained one of the neighborhood’s biggest attractions until it closed in 1943. It housed Consolidated Wholesale Florists for almost 30 years after that, and in the 1980s Alice Bingham operated a frame shop there. Today, it’s

home to the Memphis Drum Shop, and the only trace of the old theater is the now-empty projection booth, reached by a cast-iron spiral staircase at the front of the building. That room’s walls still bear scorches from a 1943 fire that killed an employee, leading to persistent rumors that the building is haunted.

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The intersection of Cooper Street and Young Avenue in Midtown is the perfect place to grab a drink or a bite to eat, to people watch and to get your yoga on.


South Cooper 1945 or most of its early existence, the Cooper-Young neighborhood was bisected by the trolley line of the Memphis Street Railway Company, which carried passengers from downtown all the way past “east Memphis” to the Mid-South Fairgrounds. Just

as companies today seek prime locations along busy streets and interstates, back in the day, businesses were jammed side by side along the most-traveled streetcar routes. In this photo taken in 1945, the view looks north along Cooper Street from Young Avenue. Close to the

corner, on the east side of the street, eye-catching signs beckon customers to Harry Rosenblum Shoes, Garner Drugs, and the O&S five-anddime store. Across the street, Romar Furniture offered “everything for the home.” Today, those signs are gone, or painted over, along with

the trolley tracks, but the buildings have survived, now home to such well-known Cooper-Young establishments as Peridot, Jay Etkin Art Gallery, Alchemy, Burke’s Book Store, and (across the street) Sweet Grass and Sweet Grass Next Door. — Vance Lauderdale

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Elain Harvey opened House of Mews in 1995.

House of Mews A HAPPY PLACE FOR H O M E L E S S C AT S hen Elain Harvey founded House of Mews more than 20 years ago, she started with a few rescued cats from the old Goodwin Greenhouse in Germantown. Since then, her brainchild has become a well-loved landmark in Cooper-Young and has placed more than 9,000 cats in homes. Asked about the neighborhood’s appeal, Harvey mentions several factors: “Lots of walk-by and drive-through traffic; unique, quirky shops and restaurants; and its melting pot of cultures.” It has made a nice home for House of Mews, with many passersby (and potential adoptees) seeing the kitties through the front window. Visiting the sanctuary at 933 South Cooper (its second location in C-Y), you’ll see felines of every stripe — about 100 at a time — some snoozing in cages, others patrolling the floor and rubbing around your legs. Others romp with playmates, perch on the catwalk, bask in the sun, or happily mingle with humans. The store, with its appealing artwork and lounging areas, also sells cat food, toys, and other products. The nonprofit facility is run totally by volunteers who come from many walks of life: attorneys and teachers, police officers and TV personalities, retirees and students. They mop floors, clean cages, feed the cats, and look for signs of illness. They also participate in fundraisers, including the annual 5K Meowathon Run/Walk. Veterinarians either donate their time or offer a reduced rate. If you’re looking for a purring companion, a good cause, or a unique place to visit, House of Mews awaits you. Be sure to call, email, or check the website for hours of operation. — Marilyn Sadler 272-3777,

above: The Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market is open every Saturday year-round and features local produce, meats, and other products.

“I love that Cooper-Young has a great mix of people,” says Emily Bishop, an American Airlines flight attendant for 30 years who’s lived here since 1988. “Artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs live down the street from laborers and civil servants. I love that we have a bike co-op, a bookstore, and a brew pub. I love that we invite the whole city to run through our streets to kick off our festival every year.”



here’s a strong emphasis on the sustainable and the environmental here, from the every-Saturday Cooper-Young Farmer’s Market to food/justice partnerships at First Congo to the solar-powered train trestle entrance to the neighborhood. The CYBA plans in 2016 to install solar-powered lighted crosswalks at the intersection of Cooper and Young and solar-powered pedestrian crossing signs. “Cooper-Young has long embraced gardening and sustainability,” says Kim Halyak, a retired special education teacher and Pittsburgh native who moved to Cooper-Young around 2006. She restarted the garden club last winter. Cooper-Young residents keep bees, raise rabbits, and even have a composting group. contin u ed on page 65

“I love that we have a bike co-op, a bookstore, and a brew pub. I love that we invite the whole city to run through our streets to kick off our festival every year.” — Emily Bishop, longtime C-Y resident.

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In its 28 years, the CooperYoung Festival has grown from an event attracting a couple of thousand attendees to one that draws more than 130,000.

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Making a Difference I N C O O P E R -Y O U N G rian and Shannon Dixon are lifelong Memphians. They were high school sweethearts who graduated from Rhodes College and the University of Memphis before getting married in 1994. Thirteen years ago, when their son Max had just turned two, they decided their home on York needed an addition. So Shannon, who served on the Cooper-Young Development Corporation, called her friend Steve Lockwood. “He’s a nonprofit developer,” Shannon says. “I asked him over one day to look at our old house to see if we could expand. We needed another bedroom, another bath. He said, ‘No, just come and buy the house next door to me.’ He had fixed it up for his

mother-in-law, but now she couldn’t live in it. And we’d be great neighbors. We came over here and bought the house in an hour.” The house on Nelson was just the right size for the

young family. An addition to the 1925 Midtown bungalow dating from the 1960s added a master suite, and Lockwood’s detail-oriented renovation had added a new pair of closets and an under-window storage space. “We wouldn’t have bought the house without that addition,” says Shannon. The home’s walls are packed with eye-catching art, the vast majority of which was created by local artists. “I think what excites me about our art is, I look around and it’s all people we know — close friends,” says Brian, who is an art director for archer>malmo. “It’s exciting to be a part of a creative culture.” A large, vertical piece in the living room inscribed with the word “ocean” was created by prominent Memphis artist Hamlett Dobbins. Long before he won the Rome Prize, Dobbins was a friend of the Dixons, and his art is scattered throughout the home. Brian says this particular piece, called Bathysphere for Chan, was the first purchase the couple made as homeowners. “It has turned into the backdrop of our lives,” says Shannon. The other prominent artist featured on the colorful walls is Kong Wee Pang, with whom

Brian frequently collaborates in his job at archer>malmo. Her silhouette portraits of Brian, Shannon, and Max hang over the couch in the living room. “That was something I commissioned her to do a few years ago as a Christmas present to Shannon,” Brian says. “That ended up being so nice that some other people saw it, and Kong Wee ended up doing four or five more for other people.” The couch itself was made by Cooper-Young artisan Wilson Babb, measured carefully to fit the space. Shannon says the locally produced custom furniture cost “just a teenie bit more than you would spend on it at Macy’s.” Is there a unifying principle behind their design style, which embraces both a dining room table painted gold inspired by the gold leaf on the wall of the Beauty Shop

restaurant and a Victorian rocking chair awaiting reupholstering in the office? “The question is, do we like this thing?” Shannon says. “A lot of the antique pieces are from Gary’s Antiques back when it was on Union. We used to go there every weekend, until we filled our house up. Then one day, we went back like six years later, and he said, ‘Where have you guys been?’ I was like, ‘Dude, we filled up our house!’” Nowhere is the Dixons’ eclecticism more evident than in the kitchen, which they remodeled almost by accident. Brian says it started with an attempt to open up the space by removing the cabinetry soffit, which led to a discovery above the sink. “It was a giant hole, and we were immedi-

ately in over our heads. What started out as, ‘Let’s open up the cabinets a little bit,’ turned into, ‘We’ve got to re-do the window.’” Eventually, they completely removed the cabinets, restored the window, added a vent hood above the stove, and installed open shelving to store their kitchen wares.

The flooring is bamboo, with an unusual color scheme. “I was just sort of playing around with bamboo samples,” says Shannon, “and put the purple up next to the green, and I thought, ‘Why can’t we do this?’ It just kind of happened, and I love the way it came out.” In the front of the home is Shannon’s office, the freelance nonprofit consultant’s home base. “I used to work right in front of the window, and I could watch all of the neighbors coming and going. There’s a school on the street, the Natural Learning Center, and the kids will come up to our Little Library and line up, put books in, and take books out. It’s one of my favorite things to watch.” The couple recently decided to put their longtime house on the market in favor of a house with more space for offices, but Cooper-Young will always be in their hearts. “So many of our friends have moved away to other countries and other cities, and they’re always reminding us of how lucky we are, with this tight-knit group of friends we have. Really, we chose our family, some in high school, more in college. I feel like Memphis is a city where you can — and it might sound trite or cliché — but you can make a difference here.” — Chris McCoy

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Neighborhood residents of all ages enjoy running, biking, and walking Cooper-Young’s scenic sidewalks and streets.

hen Steve Lockwood moved to Cooper-Young in the mid-1970s, the neighborhood “was not cool, it was not trendy. It was fraying around the edges.” From Michigan originally, he’d lived in California for five years: “It was charming and beautiful and it never felt like home.” A self-described “housing guy” who had quit college to be an activist, Lockwood started driving east, stopping to visit his father in Illinois and an ex-girlfriend doing graduate work at Purdue. He landed in Cooper-Young and stayed with his friend Mark Allen, a musician (who today is married to the Reverend Cheryl Cornish, pastor of First Congregational). The ex-girlfriend was Mary, and after finishing her master’s in developmental psychology, she came to Memphis too, and she and Steve got married. She has worked in social services since — and is famous in Cooper-Young for her “Mary’s Memphis Crunch” at the holidays — and Steve is the longtime executive director of the Frayser Community Development Association. Over the years, they’ve owned 13 houses in the neighborhood, buying them, renovating and rebuilding and selling them. “We bought a house at some point — I told her buying a home doesn’t mean we’re going to stay here forever.” More than three decades later, they still live in Cooper-Young, and their children (Anna, a bookkeeper/office administrator, and Jacob, a firefighter) own a house together within walking distance of their parents. “They come over here for dinner every 10 days or so,” Lockwood says. J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 6 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • 65

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Steve and Mary’s house was built around 1913; the majority of Cooper-Young’s residences were built between 1910 and 1940. Theirs was a duplex when they bought it in the 1970s. “This side was lived in by a magician,” he says. “There were playing cards stuck to the ceiling. I still have his bow tie upstairs.” Lockwood knocked out walls, built bedrooms upstairs, and hung art done by friends and neighbors. “It’s a neighborhood to live in,” says Mary. “What else could any neighborhood offer me that I don’t have here?” She loves the restaurants, being close to downtown, and she loves the neighbors. “The younger people move in [today] and seem to enjoy the neighborhood the same way.”

Cooper-Young pioneer Steve Lockwood has owned 13 houses in the neighborhood over the years — buying, renovating, rebuilding, and selling them.



n this particular afternoon, friend and former neighbor Jim Kovarik stops by to pick up a pair of shoes, and Mary makes him a cup of tea. (Kovarik wrote the book on Cooper-Young, literally, coauthoring Cooper-Young: A Community That Works.) Originally from Chicago, Kovarik and his wife Paula came to Memphis after their 3-year-old son Damien was diagnosed with leukemia and became a patient at St. Jude. The family decided to move to Memphis for the anticipated two-and-a-half years of treatments, and as he says, “Memphis was good to us.” And St. Jude was especially good to their son, whose complete re-

First Congo’s diversity, along with its emphasis on art and social justice and partnership, reflect the character of Cooper-Young.

First Congregational Church N E I G H B O R H O O D FA I T H , N E I G H B O R H O O D PA R T N E R S H I P S irst Congregational Church, or First Congo as it’s affectionately known, is a big presence in Cooper-Young — socially as well as architecturally. Its diversity, along with its emphasis on art and social justice and partnership, reflect the character of Cooper-Young, but the church itself didn’t grow up here. Founded in the Civil War era, First Congo was first known as Strangers Congregational Church, supporting women preachers and objecting to slavery — uncommon stances in the nineteenth-century South. First Congo has carried that sense of social justice into the twenty-first century, pastored for nearly 30 years by the Reverend Cheryl Cornish, a native Nebraskan with a divinity degree from Yale. She had never been in Memphis before she decided to leave a pastorate in rural Missouri in 1988. “This congregation really drew me to Memphis.” When she arrived, the congregation numbered around 25 on a typical Sunday, and met in Central Gardens. Within a few years, the church grew, and outgrew;

at the same time, the Greater Imani Church was outgrowing its space in Cooper-Young — three buildings covering 83,000 square feet, which would become First Congo’s home. “We hadn’t pictured such a huge space,” says Cornish. “We realized there were a lot of opportunities.” Cooper-Young’s personality and sense of identity and collaboration made those opportunities even more apparent. “It seemed like the kind of neighborhood where we could really make a difference, where we could be engaged with the community.” Today, the church houses 30 different community partnerships. First Congo is home to Voices of the South’s black box theater, Roots Urban Farm Academy, a clothes closet, a global fair trade store, a counseling center, Memphis Area Gay Youth, the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, and classes in dance, music, midwifery, and fencing. The Revolutions Bicycle Cooperative was started 15 years ago here, rehabbing, selling, and renting bikes. Its staff and

volunteers work with kids at Peabody Elementary and senior citizens in Overton Park. A typical Sunday service in the bright sanctuary, with its old windows, labyrinth, and a beautiful wood altar, designed to feel like a “kitchen table,” welcomes 225 to 250 parishioners, 270 on a big Sunday. That sanctuary has hosted the Memphis Symphony, the Memphis Ballet, and musicians from Stax Music Academy. September’s Cooper-Young Festival sets up food trucks, vendors, and music in the church’s parking lot. Upstairs is a hostel with bunk beds, a kitchen, and art. Houseplants and armchairs fill the wing’s nooks and crannies. The hostel brings in people from all over the world, from “58 countries in six months,” says staffer Danny Grubbs, a Memphis native. Downstairs, the church serves lunch to 50 to 60 people every day. “Anyone can eat,” says Cornish. “We really want it to be a gathering place.” — Cara Ellen Modisett

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covery was the subject of a Memphis magazine cover story, “Damien’s Triumph,” in January 1988. (View that cover on p. 14.) Today, Damien, now 37, lives in the house his parents once owned, with his family. His children go to Peabody Elementary, the same school where Damien and his brother Miles went to school, and all of them walked. In Cooper-Young, says Jim, “we felt like we were in the country — lots of trees.” But the place had a sense of neighborhood, too. “When the people originally built this, they had a good sense of city, community, urban life, that mix of commerce and residence.”

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It’s even evident, Kovarik points out, in the width of the streets, the network of alleys, the distance from houses to foot traffic: “You can sit here on your porch and talk with people on the sidewalk. “The real success of Cooper-Young,” he continues, “was the 16 to 20 families and individuals who were smart, resourceful, talented, had tools, had common sense, and invested in the neighborhood.” When Jim and Paula bought their family house in the 1980s, “it was condemned — it was going to be bulldozed.” They bought it in October, just in time for Halloween, and threw a candlelit party that Steve Lockwood remembers as “freakin’ epic.” There was no power. They nailed boards over the holes in the floor and took advantage of the “built-in cobwebs,” as Jim puts it. The Kovariks, like the Lockwoods, renovated the entire interior of their house. “We’re a city of old houses,” Jim says. “Let’s work with what we’ve got because it’s priceless.” Memphians, old and new, working with what they have, have transformed Cooper-Young into the diverse, artistic, vibrant community it is today.

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nice floor can serve as the focal point of an entire room, whether it’s beautifully tinted wood, brightly colored carpet, or even stained concrete. If you’ve been daydreaming about new hardwood or tile, these business have your floor covered.

Acme Tile Showroom 5696 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38134 901-387-4540 Alan’s Carpet and Floor Covering 167 Highway 72 East Collierville, TN 38017 901-850-2202 B and B Floors 3799 Contractors Place Memphis, TN 38115 901-795-2911 Billy Mills Carpets, Inc. 1600 Two Place Memphis, TN 38116 901-345-6400 Builders Floors and Interiors 3085 Stage Post Drive Memphis, TN 38133 901-382-2155 Carpet Spectrum 3702 Jackson Avenue Memphis, TN 38108 901-386-5207

Classic Hardwood Floors 2109 Thomas Road Memphis, TN 38134 901-458-7746 Cordova Carpet Company 7750 Trinity Road, Suite 101 Cordova, TN 38018 901-756-8717 Floor and Decor 5234 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38122 901-800-5670 Flooring Solutions of Memphis 1227 Ridgeway Road Memphis, TN 38119 901-755-5574 Floorworks 7845 Trinity Creek Cove Cordova, TN 38018 901-752-4343 Floorworks 9077 Poplar Avenue Germantown, TN 38138 901-288-1111 Forest to Floor 4465 Getwell Road Memphis, TN 38118 901-360-1330 Hernando Floor Coverings 1155 Holly Springs Road Hernando, MS 38632 662-449-7611 Interior Solutions 2831 Farrisview Boulevard Memphis, TN 38118 901-382-7173 Kenny Floor Covering 2665 Broad Avenue Memphis, TN 38112 901-454-0800

Kiser’s Floor Fashions 7980 Fischer Steel Road Cordova, TN 38018 901-754-6161 Kiser’s Floor Fashions 3050 Walnut Grove Road Memphis, TN 38111 901-458-8000 Memphis Flooring Company 5653 East Shelby Drive Memphis, TN 38141 901-369-8088 Mid-South Flooring P.O. Box 866 Arlington, TN 38002 901-494-2030 Midtown Hardwood and Tile 2044 Walker Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 901-461-4787 Millington Floor Covering 9040 Highway 51 North Millington, TN 38053 901-872-8940 Old World Floors 3181 Stage Post Drive Bartlett, TN 38133 901-386-4660 Premium Floor Care and Service 3895 Vantech Drive Memphis, TN 38115 901-869-9055 Protective Services Carpet Co., Inc. 4599 Damascus Road Memphis, TN 38118 901-794-4101 Rivertree Hardwood Flooring 3825 Old Getwell Road Memphis, TN 38118 901-486-6625 Tim Hogan’s Carpet and Floors 50 Clarington Drive Southaven, MS 38671 901-207-8582

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ou have the basics: a couch here, a table there, maybe a lamp or two. But to really define the space as your own and add your own unique style, you may want to fill the rooms in your home with art, antiques, and other decor. These shops have what you need to do just that.

1910 Frame Works 2029 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 901-274-1910 Antique Warehouse Mall 2563 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38122 901-323-0600 Art Center 1636 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 901-276-6321 Art Village Gallery 410 South Main Street Memphis, TN 38103 901-521-0782 At Home 5280 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38122 901-767-7731 Babcock Gifts 4626 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38117 901-763-0700 Bed, Bath & Beyond 2005 Exeter Road Germantown, TN 38138 901-753-2149 Brookhaven Antiques 772 East Brookhaven Circle Memphis, TN 38117 901-590-1218 Cosmic Closet 48 South McLean Boulevard Memphis, TN 38104 901-278-2259 David Lusk Gallery 64 Flicker Street Memphis, TN 38104 901-767-3800 DCi Home 776 East Brookhaven Circle Memphis, TN 38117 901-767-8613

Diane’s Art, Gift and Home 1581 Overton Park Memphis, TN 38112 901-276-7515 Discount Fabrics 4828 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38122 901-761-9725 Ethan Allen Design Center 2397 North Germantown Parkway Cordova, TN 38016 901-384-6171 European Stone Werks 5442 North Rolling Oaks Drive Memphis, TN 38119 901-277-0954 Fountain Art Gallery 3092 Poplar Avenue, Suite 1 Memphis, TN 38111 901-458-7100 Fourteenth Colony Lighting 797 Roland Street Memphis, TN 38104 901-272-7007 Garden District 5040 Sanderlin Avenue, Suite 109 Memphis, TN 38117 901-761-3277 Garner Picture Framing 632 South Perkins Memphis, TN 38117 901-685-7796 Graham’s Lighting 550 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38014 901-274-6780 Hidden Safes 1499 Bartlett Road Memphis, TN 38134 901-213-0111 Home Decor Liquidators 4998 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38122 901-767-6944 HomeGoods 3635 South Houston Levee Road Collierville, TN 38017 901-861-6360 HomeGoods 1615 North Germantown Parkway Cordova, TN 38016 901-737-4730

Hunter Fans 7130 Goodlett Farms Parkway, Suite 400 Memphis, TN 38016 901-743-1360 Incognito Custom Closets 5684 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38134 901-387-4523 Ken Rash’s 3686 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38122 901-458-7541 La Maison Antiques 4768 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38117 901-537-0009 Lamp Shade House 4870 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38122 901-767-3220 Linda Ross Gallery 5040 Sanderlin Avenue, Suite 104 Memphis, TN 38117 901-767-2200 Magnolia Lighting 470 Highway 51 North Hernando, MS 38632 662-429-0416 Mahaffey Tent and Party Rentals 4161 Delp Street Memphis, TN 38118 901-871-0606 Menage Fine Stationery & Gifts 430 Perkins Road Extended Memphis, TN 38117 901-683-6809 Michaels 851 South White Station Road Memphis, TN 38117 901-762-0117 *several locations serving the Mid-South Monkey Bars Garage Storage and Organization 1659 Keenlan Drive Hernando, MS 38632 901-297-4499 Palladio Antiques and Art 2169 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 901-276-3808

Pier 1 Imports 7730 Poplar Avenue Germantown, TN 38138 901-754-5303 *several locations serving the Mid-South Pottery Barn 4720 Spottswood Memphis, TN 38117 901-818-9770 Premier Fabrics 7694 Poplar Avenue Germantown, TN 38138 901-758-0090 Seth’s Lighting and Accessories 8250 Highway 64 Memphis, TN 38133 901-377-5222 Sheffield Antiques 684 West Poplar Avenue Collierville, TN 38017 901-853-7822 Social 660 South Perkins Road Memphis, TN 38117 901-766-6746 South Front Antiques 374 South Front Street Memphis, TN 38103 901-527-0109 Southern Hearth 8271 Industrial Drive Olive Branch, MS 38654 662-540-1134 Spruce 5040 Sanderlin Avenue Memphis, TN 38117 901-682-5513

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Sue Layman Designs 125 G.E. Patterson, Suite 103 Memphis, TN 38103 901-409-7870 T. Clifton Art Gallery 2571 Broad Avenue Memphis, TN 38112 901-323-2787 Taghavi Oriental Rugs 3554 Park Avenue Memphis, TN 38111 901-327-5033 Tanner Meyer Drapery, Bedding & Blinds 418 Perkins Extended Memphis, TN 38117 901-767-4055 Terri Hannah Home & Garden 2110 Merchants Row, Suite 1 Germantown, TN 38138 901-257-2965 Thomas Kinkade Inspiration Art Gallery 2760 North Germantown Parkway, Suite 112 Memphis, TN 38133 901-257-1212 Todd’s Auction 3449 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38122 901-324-4382 Turkoyz 4548 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38117 901-818-2741 Tut Uncommon Antiques 421 North Watkins Street Memphis, TN 38104 901-278-8965 Village Frame and Art 540 South Mendenhall Road Memphis, TN 38117 901-767-8882 Wellford’s Antiques Collection 262 South Highland Street Memphis, TN 38111 901-324-1661 Williams-Sonoma 4708 Spottswood Avenue Memphis, TN 38117 901-763-1500 Worlds Apart 322 South Hollywood Memphis, TN 38104 901-529-0844

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f you’re looking for a new comfy couch, a nice recliner to lounge in, or a new coffee table on which to place your copy of Memphis magazine between reading sessions, you’re in luck. The professionals listed on these pages can help with that, and with feng shui, so your house will

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Ami Austin Interior Design 6376 North Massey Hill Memphis, TN 38120 901-458-4255 Ashley Furniture Homestore 2385 North Germantown Parkway Cordova, TN 38016 901-791-0346 *several locations serving the Mid-South Bartlett Home Furnishings 2755 Bartlett Boulevard Bartlett, TN 38134 901-388-6030 Bassett Furniture 2382 North Germantown Parkway, Suite 108 Cordova, TN 38016 901-881-6888 Catherine Harris Interiors and Antiques 2115 Merchants Row Germantown, TN 38138 901-753-0999 Chapman Furniture 341 South Main Street Memphis, TN 38103 901-526-2246 Chestnut Hall Fine Furniture & Interior Design 3075 South Forest Hill Irene Road Germantown, TN 38138 901-753-8515 First Fruit Collection 84 North Main Street Collierville, TN 38017 901-861-7111 Fran Winstock Interiors 1664 Tamarack Lane Germantown, TN 38138 901-754-1154 Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners and Oriental Rug Gallery 2186 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 901-278-3704 French Country Imports and Shea Design 6225 Poplar Pike Memphis, TN 38119 901-682-2000 Fresh Perspective Design &Decor 2075 Exeter Road, Suite 20 Germantown, TN 38138 901-754-0309

Frugal Home Finds 531 South Highland Memphis, TN 38111 901-347-0616 Furniture Depot 5360 Knight Arnold Road Memphis, TN 38115 901-375-4599 Great American Home Store 5295 Pepper Chase Drive Southaven, MS 38671 662-996-1000 Great American Home Store 7171 Appling Farms Memphis, TN 38133 901-260-5900 Haverty’s 2825 Wolfcreek Parkway Memphis, TN 38133 901-380-4150 Hollywood Furniture 2461 Chelsea Avenue Memphis, TN 38108 901-452-1978 Home Decor Liquidators 4998 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38122 901-767-6944 Interior Focus 7750 Trinity Road, Suite 104 Cordova, TN 38018 901-756-1171

I.O. Metro 1213 Ridgeway Road Memphis, TN 38119 901-761-9002 Jill Hertz Interior Design 710 South Perkins Road Memphis, TN 38117 901-767-8616 Jolie Maison 3040 Forest Hill Irene Road Germantown, TN 38138 901-759-9196 L & K Designs 141 Eastley Street, Suite 103 Collierville, TN 38017 901-861-2662 Lee Pruitt Interior Design and Furnishings 2259 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 901-274-9184 Lisa Mallory Interior Design 3080 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38111 901-452-5575 Main Street Decor 1209 Ridgeway Road Memphis, TN 38119 901-521-1350 Maureen Mayeaux Design 485 Pine Grove Street Collierville, TN 38017 901-359-6662 Millennium Home Furnishings and Interiors 3164 Forest Hill Irene Road Germantown, TN 38138 901-672-8430 Ray & Baudoin Interior Design 169 Racine Street Memphis, TN 38111 901-791-0138

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Royal Furniture 1862 North Germantown Parkway Cordova, TN 38016 901-755-1330 *several locations serving the Mid-South Sarkis Kish Oriental Rugs 5179 Wheelis Drive Memphis, TN 38117 901-818-6878 Scan Interiors 1826 Sycamore View Road Memphis, TN 38134 901-266-8000 Sensational Sofas 6885 Poplar Avenue Germantown, TN 38138 901-758-8974 Stash Furniture 1195 Ridgeway Road Memphis, TN 38119 901-302-1972 Swan Furniture & Gifts 3712 Highway 64 Marion, AR 72364 870-739-3614 Value City Furniture 7930 Giacosa Place Memphis, TN 38133 901-381-1660 *several locations serving the Mid-South William R. Eubanks Interior Design 174 Collins Street Memphis, TN 38112 901-452-6975 Wilson Furniture 225 Washington Street Collierville, TN 38017 901-853-2664 Worlds Apart 322 South Hollywood Street Memphis, TN 38104 901-529-0844





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HOME TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORY echnological advances can be hard to keep up with, and that box TV and VCR just won’t cut it these days. If you want a fancy home theater or even high-tech remote-controlled lighting, security, or sound systems, you’ll find what you need

at one of these area businesses. Access Control Integration, Inc. 1010 Stage Avenue Memphis, TN 38127 901-354-2155 ADT Security Services 1725 North Shelby Oaks Drive Memphis, TN 38134 901-881-8116 AlarmTec Systems 2035 Fletcher Creek Drive, Suite 102 Memphis, TN 38133 901-213-2974 Alsup Systems, LLC 1158 Cotton Hill Collierville, TN 38017 901-508-4241 Audio Video Artistry 7750 Trinity Road, Suite 116 Cordova, TN 38018 901-373-2444 Best Buy 5821 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38119 901-537-7999 *several locations serving the Mid-South Comcast 3476 Plaza Avenue, Suite 102 Memphis, TN 38111 901-259-2225

Creative Media Systems 680 Oakleaf Office Lane Memphis, TN 38107 901-385-7666 Delta Surveillance 5788 Stage Road, Suite 206 Bartlett, TN 38134 901-452-0650 Dilday TV 7915 Winchester Road, Suite 103 Memphis, TN 38125 901-794-4437 Dillard Door & Entrance Control 788 East Street Memphis, TN 38104 901-775-2143 Federal Alarm Company 3550 Covington Pike, Suite 108 Memphis, TN 38128 901-323-4754 Frase Protection 757 Walnut Knoll Lane Cordova, TN 38018 901-755-1800 H.H. Gregg 8045 Giacosa Place Memphis, TN 38133 901-291-2737

HSI Security Services 660 Landis Street Memphis, TN 38014 901-861-9577 Interactive Security 1138 Germantown Parkway, Suite 101-323 Cordova, TN 38016 901-385-5473 Interface Security Systems 1624 Sycamore View Road Memphis, TN 38134 901-377-1719 Invisible Stereo 1016 West Poplar Avenue, Suite 105 Collierville, TN 38017 901-240-7999 Lifeshield Home Security 1661 International Drive Memphis, TN 38120 901-236-0995 Mautz Security 832 Virginia Run Cove Memphis, TN 38122 901-377-3277 Mid-South Security Group 820 Herbert Road, Suite 103 Cordova, TN 38018 901-405-4500

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emphis summers are hot and humid, and our winters get icy cold. But with the help of these local companies, you’ll have no reason to stay indoors too long. They offer gardens, gazebos, pools, decks, and more to lure you out of the house.


Architectural Covers and Enclosures 8310 Montego Place South Cordova, TN 38016 901-575-0817 Decks Etc. 5769 North Lake Oaks Drive Bartlett, TN 38134 901-268-1448 DreamArmor Fence and Deck Builders 210 South Center Street, Suite 110 Collierville, TN 38017 901-601-9767 Fences & Decks For Less 8585 Deer Creek Circle Olive Branch, MS 38654 901-497-8053 Ken Rash’s 3686 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38122 901-458-7541 Metro Awnings 653 West Robinson Street Hernando, MS 38632 901-486-9930 Parasol Awnings, LLC 4834 Hickory Hill Road Memphis, TN 38141 901-368-4477

Screenmobile of Memphis 2645 Forest Bend Drive Southaven, MS 38671 901-383-2555

FENCES & GATES Automatic Gates Construction 6483 Highway 70 Bartlett, TN 38134 901-383-2529 Custom Fence Company of Collierville 247 Moore Lane Collierville, TN 38017 901-854-7482 Double R Fencing, LLC 11414 Doublegate Lane Eads, TN 38028 901-237-3642 Gloco Iron Works 1709 Lamar Avenue Memphis, TN 38114 901-722-8097 Memphis Fence Company 1380 North Willett Street Memphis, TN 38108 901-278-9710 Off Duty Fence & Deck, LLC 11065 Holly Drive Eads, TN 38028 901-258-7412 Pickle Iron 3177 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38112 901-452-3754

Dan West Garden Center 4763 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38117 901-767-6743 Digger O’Dell Nursery 11034 Highway 64 Arlington, TN 38002 901-867-3511 English Garden 1710 Thomas Road Memphis, TN 38134 901-380-9463 Good Winds Landscape and Garden Center 2238 Sunset Road Germantown, TN 38138 901-758-1185 Midtown Nursery 1835 Madison Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 901-272-5724 MorGreen Nursery 468 Highway 72 West Collierville, TN 38017 901-853-9877 Stringer’s Poplar Pointe Garden Center 9495 Poplar Avenue Germantown, TN 38138 901-754-5700 Urban Gardener 742 Mount Moriah Road Memphis, TN 38117 901-374-9964

LANDSCAPE Beauty Lawn Spray 5858 Jetway Avenue Arlington, TN 38002 901-867-8335 Best Lawn by Adsit, LLC 4132 South Prescott Memphis, TN 38118 901-366-9999

GARDEN Arrowhead Nursery 7466 Smythe Farm Road Memphis, TN 38120 901-759-1109 Country Gardens 7858 Moore Road Memphis, TN 38120 901-753-5887

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BuzzFREE Mosquito Control 1025 Cherry Road Memphis, TN 38117 901-685-0900 Camp Creek Landscape 1603 Craft Road Olive Branch, MS 38654 662-890-4540 Davey Tree, Shrub, and Lawn Service 5041 Wilfong Road Memphis, TN 38134 901-756-7272 Freeman’s Lawncare Service 1139 Bridgewater Road Cordova, TN 38018 901-372-4743 Greenkeeper Lawn Service 686 Commerce Parkway Collierville, TN 38017 901-861-2338 Gurley’s Azalea Garden 5567 Winchester Road Memphis, TN 38115 901-794-7370 Jamison Pest and Lawn 3638 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38122 901-452-1505 Jones Brothers Tree and Landscape Company 7892 Summer Avenue Bartlett, TN 38133 901-377-8733 Landscape Creations 8735 Trinity Road Cordova, TN 38018 901-754-9507 Landscape Workshop 5190 Crestview Drive Memphis, TN 38134 901-382-9000 Lawn Solutions P.O. Box 807 Arlington, TN 38002 901-867-5626 Michael Hatcher & Associates Landscape 5466 Hacks Cross Road Memphis, TN 38125 901-755-3207 Nature’s Path Pool and Landscape 769 North Houston Levee Road Cordova, TN 38018 901-753-2111 Perry Cook Lawn Sprinklers 4400 Faye Drive Olive Branch, MS 38654 662-890-2675 Pettit’s Lawnscapes 165 Scott Street Memphis, TN 38112 901-458-8830

Rich Way Landscape 639 Chaney Drive Collierville, TN 38017 901-853-9590 Safari Lawn Care P.O. Box 341813 Memphis, TN 38134 901-387-0990 Sprinkler Systems, LLC P.O. Box 382825 Germantown, TN 38183 901-388-4111 Summit Landscapes 8555 Macon Road Cordova, TN 38018 901-517-5197 Winstead Turf Farms 22860 Highway 196 Arlington, TN 38002 901-867-8116 Woodland Tree Service 1831 Titus Road Memphis, TN 38111 901-309-6779

MASONRY & STONE Architectural Stone Works 8749 Caroma Street, Suite P Olive Branch, MS 38654 662-895-0700 Artistic Hardscapes 4270 Mebane Road Oakland, TN 38060 901-465-7077 Barden Stone 1557 Cherry Road Memphis, TN 38117 901-683-8264 Christie Cut Stone Company 10455 Highway 64 Memphis, TN 38002 901-382-6242 European Stone Werks 5442 North Rolling Oaks Drive Memphis, TN 38119 901-277-0954 Memphis Stone and Gravel Company 1111 Wilson Street Memphis, TN 38106 901-774-7874 Memphis Stone and Stucco 9510 Cordova Park Road Cordova, TN 38018 901-737-1235 Teton Stone 468 Highway 72 West Collierville, TN 38017 901-853-2239

POOLS Above All Custom Pool and Landscape 9408 Macon Road Cordova, TN 38016 901-497-2878 American Pool Techs P.O. Box 1402 Cordova, TN 38088 901-755-3000 Brewers Pool and Landscaping Company 6620 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38134 901-377-3059 Butler Pool and Spa 308 Bonnie Blue Lane Olive Branch, MS 38654 662-781-7800 Cordova Pools 1256 South Rhonda Circle Cordova, TN 38018 901-861-2880 Family Leisure 2120 Whitten Road Memphis, TN 38133 901-371-9090 Fayette Pool Supplies 7039 Highway 64 Oakland, TN 38060 901-465-5773 Garden Spas and Pool 9393 Poplar Avenue Germantown, TN 38138 901-309-3343 Hawaiian Pools and Landscaping 1280 North Collierville-Arlington Road Eads, TN 38028 901-754-7058 Memphis Pool 2762 Getwell Road Memphis, TN 38118 901-365-2480 Mid-South Pool Builders 765 Chaney Drive Collierville, TN 38017 901-853-6339 Ogden Pools 2095 Exeter Road, Suite 80 Germantown, TN 38138 901-794-4764 Pools Unlimited 915 Hickory Oaks Circle Collierville, TN 38017 901-853-5155

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ometimes it seems that buying or building a home is the easy part. Moving in, giving it your personal touch, and then keeping the property clean, safe, and secure can be seemingly endless tasks. Fortunately, Memphis has a complete selection of firms to do all that for you.


2 Chicks and a Broom 2206 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 901-278-7501 Busy Bee Cleaning 4108 Beechill Drive Bartlett, TN 38135 901-210-8086 Carpet Monkey Floor Care 322 Shady Woods Cove Memphis, TN 38120 901-244-0970 C.E. Meyer Reid Cleaning Specialists 2650 Faxon Avenue Memphis, TN 38112 901-324-3578 Elite General Services 6283 Solway Drive Memphis, TN 38119 901-488-9712 Heavenly Sunshine Cleaning, Inc. 9115 Southview Street Southaven, MS 38671 662-342-1203 Mr. Sandless Wood Floor Refinishing 9235 Coryelle Lane Hernando, MS 38632 901-221-8124 Save Energy Solutions P.O. Box 3671 Cordova, TN 38018 901-492-1649 ServiceMaster 860 Ridge Lake Boulevard Memphis, TN 38120 901-597-7500 Stanley Steemer 1250 Big Orange Road Memphis, TN 38108 901-751-8111 Taghavi Oriental Rugs 3554 Park Avenue Memphis, TN 38111 901-327-5033 Yellow Duck Roof and Exterior Cleaning 9687 Woodland Vista Drive Cordova, TN 38018 901-850-7007

Your 2 Moms and a Mop 9373 Macon Road Memphis, TN 38016 901-590-9881 Xtreme Clean, Inc. 3750 Hacks Cross Road Memphis, TN 38125 901-219-1725

ELECTRICIANS A-C Electric Company, Inc. 453 Buntyn Street Memphis, TN 38111 901-458-1187 Above and Beyond Electric Company 7475 Memphis Arlington Road Bartlett, TN 38135 901-266-4630 Banks Electric 399 Distribution Parkway Collierville, TN 38017 901-853-4920 Chief Electric Company 1435 National Street Memphis, TN 38122 901-323-1408

Ellendale Electric 7722 Highway 70 Bartlett, TN 38133 901-382-0045 Mount Electric 3545 Highway 301 North Lake Cormorant, MS 38671 662-671-1794 Par Electric 1814 Thomas Road Memphis, TN 38134 901-730-4947 Pyramid Electric 7555 Appling Center Drive Memphis, TN 38133 901-382-2000 RAM Electrical 6713 Edmonton Street Horn Lake, MS 38637 901-605-7741 RD Electric Co. 536 West Highway 72 Collierville, TN 38017 901-861-3211 Schwartz Electric Company 682 South Cox Street Memphis, TN 38104 901-272-0464

Shelby Electric Company 112 East E. H. Crump Boulevard Memphis, TN 38106 901-948-1545 Tommy Electric 4144 Oak Road Memphis, TN 38135 901-830-3308 Whitfield Electric Company, Inc. 222 Kapik Industrial Drive Hernando, MS 38632 662-429-4542

FIRE PROTECTION Floied Fire Protection & Steam Cleaning Company 3050 Lamar Avenue Memphis, TN 38114 901-743-3345 Giles Fire Protection 3749 Getwell Cove Memphis, TN 38118 901-794-3358 Security Fire Protection Company 4495 South Mendenhall Road Memphis, TN 38141 901-362-6250

MOVING & STORAGE All My Sons Moving & Storage 5454 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38134 901-248-0881 Big League Movers 2847 Farrisview Boulevard Memphis, TN 38118 901-486-6897 Cord Moving and Storage 3264 Democrat Road Memphis, TN 38118 901-370-6400 Country Club Moving Company 580 Windsor Park Cove Collierville, TN 38017 901-751-9611 Ewing Moving and Storage 4006 Air Park Street Memphis, TN 38118 901-774-2197 Lanigan Moving and Storage 1870 Airways Boulevard Memphis, TN 38114 901-744-7070

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Tri-State Logistics Moving & Delivery 2369 Covington Pike Memphis, TN 38128 901-266-7129 Two Men and a Truck 1656 North Shelby Oaks Drive, Suite 9 Memphis, TN 38134 901-231-1149

PAINTING CertaPro Painters 111 South Highland Street, Suite 101 Memphis, TN 38111 901-214-5188 Chris Gavin Painting 3172 Joffre Avenue Memphis, TN 38111 901-870-2111 Davis Painting and Drywall 50-A Commercial Loop Way Rossville, TN 38066 901-850-8431 Felipe’s Painting 1973 Latt Lake Cove Eads, TN 38028 901-413-1080 Goodman Painting, LLC 11070 Sullivan Road Hernando, MS 38632 662-429-8525 Noah Painting P.O. Box 177 Oakland, TN 38060 901-301-2083 Riggins Painting P.O. Box 1238 Millington, TN 38083 901-444-0944

PEST CONTROL Action Pest Control 3810 Watman Avenue Memphis, TN 38118 901-854-3800 Allied Pest Control 1863 Lenow Road Cordova, TN 38016 901-754-0454 Cook’s Pest Control 1657 Shelby Oaks Drive, Suite 108 Memphis, TN 38134 901-202-4444 Good Earth Termite and Pest Control 5164 Elmore Road Memphis, TN 38134 901-373-9300

James Pest Management 4246 Outland Road Memphis, TN 38118 901-290-7663 Kee Pest Control 4145 Senator Street Memphis, TN 38118 901-366-7378 Orkin Pest Control 2170 Business Center Drive, Suite 2 Memphis, TN 38134 877-250-1652 Terminix 685 South Cox Street Memphis, TN 38104 901-300-2428

PLUMBING Albert Cook Plumbing 2101 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 901-272-2507 All About Plumbing, LLC 290 Pierce Road Oakland, TN 38060 901-461-3346 All Service Plumbing, Heating, and Air 2878 Austin Peay Highway Memphis, TN 38128 901-373-4711 Don Huckaby Plumbing 1200 Nate Cove Cordova, TN 38018 901-309-6899 Ford Plumbing, LLC P.O. Box 1164 Collierville, TN 38027 901-849-9709 Glenn Terhune Plumbing 2820 Whitten Road Memphis, TN 38133 901-767-7501

Greenway Home Services 7550 Bartlett Corporate Cove East Memphis, TN 38133 901-754-1515 Johnson Plumbing Company 562 South Center Street, Suite B Collierville, TN 38017 901-854-5146 McDonald’s Plumbing 3254 South Third Street Memphis, TN 38109 901-398-7529 Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Memphis 5702 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38134 901-410-5706 Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services 9373 Macon Road, Suite 5 Cordova, TN 38016 901-323-1760 Smith’s Plumbing Service 2861 Shelby Street Bartlett, TN 38134 901-290-1110 Stewart Plumbing 1410 Brookhaven Drive Southaven, MS 38671 662-342-9991 Traditional Plumbing Co., Inc. 8229 Highway 70 Arlington, TN 38002 901-266-0800 Wade Plumbing 2093 Thomas Road, Suite 20 Memphis, TN 38134 901-380-9252 Zack Street Plumbing Company 721 Chaney Cove Collierville, TN 38017 901-853-0403

ROOFING 5Ash Roofing 2506 Mount Moriah Road, Suite B417 Memphis, TN 38115 901-488-4991 Ability Roofing 111 South Highland Avenue, Suite 164 Memphis, TN 38111 901-786-4444 Alderson Roofing and Sheet Metal Company Inc. 3101 Gill Road Memphis, TN 38109 901-362-1111

Ark Roofing 4920 Pleasant Hill Road, Suite 105 Memphis, TN 38118 901-362-1007 Brian Elder Roofing 2994 Charlestowne Place Memphis, TN 38115 901-867-0303 Excellent Roofing 5434 Pleasant View Road Memphis, TN 38134 901-484-1800 Huntingdon Roofing P.O. Box 770276 Memphis, TN 38117 901-562-0588 JD Roofing 2101 Hillshire Circle Memphis, TN 38133 901-680-9521 Jolly Roofing 711 Chaney Cove Collierville, TN 38017 901-854-5393 Kee Roofing and Home Improvement 7507 Drew Valley Cove Bartlett, TN 38133 901-336-6608 LDM Roofing 7505 Appling Center Drive, Suite 110 Memphis, TN 38133 901-373-3900 Lucius Roofing 2874 Price Drive, Suite 3 Bartlett, TN 38134 901-504-6028 MasterBilt Roofing P.O. Box 1542 Cordova, TN 38018 901-754-3400 Mighty Metal Roofing 9411 Cordova Park Road Cordova, TN 38018 901-443-7663 Rob Jolly Roofing 8662 Pine Needle Drive Germantown, TN 38139 901-737-9377

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t is really coincidental that the three fabulous weddings we are bringing you this month were all fall weddings. In fact, two were on the same day in early October, and one was on the last day of that month. I think this clearly shows that autumn is increasingly a wonderful time for weddings, with nature’s spectacle of colorful foliage as a backdrop and temperate weather that allows for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. Well, sometimes a few drops may fall, but that happens in the spring too. Fall also seems to call for richer, jewel-toned color palettes for floral arrangements which sometimes cleverly incorporate vegetables and rustic grasses. All three of our beautiful brides are hard-working young, millennial professionals. It makes one wonder how they even found the time to get married in such fabulous weddings! Still, as a recent New York Times article tells us, even though “a quarter-century of changes have left us with marriages that are occurring later in life and weddings that are more exotic and more expensive,” it seems the desire for the iconic diamond engagement ring and what it represents will endure.




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THE H A R R IS-COLLINS W EDDING Lucy Ann Harri s and Joshua Caleb Collins Say Vows at the Di xon. S at u r d ay, O c t o b e r 3 1s t, 2 0 15 photography by brian flint


ucy Harris grew up in Memphis but is currently living and working in New York City. According to her wedding announcement in The New York Times, she and Josh Collins were introduced in 2010 by a mutual friend at a restaurant while they were getting takeout Thai food. If that isn’t a typical “meet cute” Big Apple story, I don’t know what is . . . and as they say, the rest is history!

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left: Sister and maid of honor, Emily Halpern, helps the bride into her gorgeous designer gown by Leanne Marshall of New York. right: The bride is a lacy confection caught in a whimsical moment as she strolls through the woods.

below: As their wedding guests applaud, the happy couple with positively beatific smiles walk down the aisle as man and wife.

Collins is a son of Sandy Collins of Shoreview, Minnesota, and the late Jonathan A. Collins. He is the founder and chief executive of Catapult Ideas, a New York company that helps high school students start businesses and is a graduate of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Lucy graduated from St Mary’s and the University of Virginia and is an investor-relations associate at Pershing Square Capital Management, a hedge fund. Her parents are Pamela and Michael Harris, and her sister, who was her maid of honor, is Emily Harris Halpern, program director at Crosstown Arts and formerly director of communications at the Dixon. As a result, it is no surprise the decision was made to have Lucy’s

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above: Lucy’s attendants (left to right) Alexandra Chagares Mann, Kara Downs Romano, Carly Creighton, Piper Gray, Emily Harris Halpern, Blair Carter Tait, Amy Gruetzmacher, Sarah Bush Richey, Lori Goldstein. below left: The bride with father Michael, sister Emily, and her mother, Pamela below right: A lovely portrait in blue — the groom walks his mother, Sandy Collins, down the aisle.

wedding at the beautiful Hughes Pavilion, which is tucked away deep in the Dixon’s gardens. The family then turned to Audrey Hurst, a talented, much-in-demand Memphis wedding coordinator, who pulled everything together. Her pedigree is saturated in Southern hospitality and planning a wedding with Hurst’s team is about relationships and creating a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience for each couple and their families. Hurst had worked for The Stovall Collection here in town for years and not surprisingly says, “Paper is one of my favorite parts of the wedding

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left: The couple cuts that impressively artful cake by The Flour Garden. below: Dancing at the reception to Party Planet.

bottom: The newlyweds are caught up in an ecstatic “Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers” dance moment.

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An outside seating area featured autumnal flower arrangements atop the tables.

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planning process” — which is to say the invitations and other stationery, personalized napkins, and miscellaneous signage. A tandem bike which the couple likes to ride was imprinted on napkins, which was a clever touch. Andrew R. Feldman, a friend of the couple, became a minister of the Open Ministry Church, to marry Lucy and Josh. The bride was a vision as she walked down the aisle in her custom-designed gown by Leanne Marshall of New York. The wedding ceremony took place in a tent and then guests moved into the pavilion itself for the reception. There were a few drops of rain, but Hurst likes to say the oak leaves spread on the clear tent top looked like a perfectly curated art installation. She added a special, mid-century modern lounge area with a couch and retro furniture which mirrored the bride’s New York apartment. The flowers were from The Garden District, and their creative arrangements used rich autumnal colors with dahlias, eucalyptus, and dusty miller, even including fall vegetables. The bride really loved the brussels sprouts — yes, brussels sprouts. The caterers were CFY, and they provided incredible food for the event, including white bean cassoulet and shrimp and grits

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at multiple stations and passed delicacies such as chicken and waffles. The whiskey bar featured five different bourbons and beautiful glasses. The cake baked by Laura Jackson at The Flour Garden was exceptionally exquisite right down to the huge purple dahlia made of sugar. In a nod to Halloween, which happened to be the day of the wedding, as the evening progressed, colorful masks were provided for the fun-loving guests. The band was Party Planet, and Brian Flint captured the evening with his wonderful photography. It was important to the bride that out-oftown guests got a sense of all that Memphis has to offer. The rehearsal dinner was at High Cotton Brewery, and the welcome boxes in their hotel rooms were full of ideas of places for people to visit and fun, hip restaurants to try out if they had the time. And so it was that the young marrieds returned to their jobs in New York City with plans for a two-and-a-half-week honeymoon in South Africa and Mauritius sometime in the fall. It was all great fun while it lasted, having this outstanding couple in Memphis, and we certainly hope they will return soon and often!

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THE GR A BOWICZ - CA LHOUN W EDDING Karolina Agnieszka Grabowicz and James Raymond Calhoun Jr. Marr y at Annesdale in Memphi s. S at u r d ay, O c t o b e r 3 r d , 2 0 15 photography by russell hayes


arolina Grabowicz’s vision for her wedding to Jim Calhoun can be summed up in two words — Downton Abbey. Of course, as we all know, this is the name of the beloved PBS series which is filmed at England’s magnificent Highclere Castle. While no homes in Memphis are perhaps quite in this league, there is one that comes close — Annesdale, the old Snowden home in Midtown.

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left: The wedding party: best man Richard Stevens, the groom, the bride, matron of honor Amy Moore Cresswell, usher Jeffrey Nickell, ring bearer Jay Gonda, and flower girl Luca Calhoun.

below: The lovely wedding ceremony took place outdoors in the tranquil beauty of Annesdale’s wonderful and historic walled rose garden.

This historic antebellum, Italianate villa-styled mansion has been preserved and is now a very popular wedding venue (see Memphis magazine, July 2014 issue). As Karolina and Jim toured the home and grounds with her parents (which, by the way, was the only place they visited) they knew immediately that the parklike grounds would be perfect for their ceremony and the reception to follow. With “Downton” on the brain, Karolina was looking for elegant, classic, and timeless ambiance. The Annesdale Mansion offered all that and more, and because it is such a special place, to her it

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above: The bride and groom pose happily with Jim’s parents, Felicia and Jim Calhoun. near right: The bride swings out in style with her parents, Jadwiga and Czeslaw Grabowicz. far right: The bride, now Mrs. Jim Calhoun, poses regally in all her glory inside the mansion.

felt like a “destination” right in the heart of Memphis. Choosing an old world, European-style venue was perfectly fitting for Karolina. She was born in Poland and her family moved to Memphis when she was 4 years old. Karolina went on to graduate from White Station High School and from Rhodes College with a B.A. in business and economics and an M.S. in accounting. She is now a CPA/ABV and works at Mercer Capital in their financial reporting group. In August 2013, she met Jim Calhoun through mutual friends — actually on his birthday. A graduate of CBHS and the University

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left: The bride and groom dance on the terrace by the light of the moon under a canopy of strung party lights. below: An artfully arranged corner of Polish sausages and cheeses by Paradox caterers.

bottom: The bride and groom make a joyous exit alongside well-wishers waving sparklers.

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of Memphis, he is the son of Jim and Felicia Calhoun of Memphis. Calhoun is the director of the hospitality division at World’s Away, the designer furniture manufacturer in midtown Memphis. Just over a year later, Jim proposed in the Polish language and attached the engagement ring to his little dachshund Brodie’s collar — ooh, so cute! As the overjoyed couple was celebrating, Brodie jumped and the ring went flying, but it was quickly recovered. After the proposal, Jim surprised Karolina with an intimate engagement-night celebration with close friends at Ciao Bella in East Memphis. It was here that the couple had their first date and also later their rehearsal dinner. Karolina is very organized, and she started planning her wedding immediately. She did most of it herself with the invaluable help of Annesdale’s wonderfully kind and enthusiastic on-site coordinator, Valerie Bledsoe. The invitations were ordered online from zazzle. 98MADISON-MemphisMag2-15.indd • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M 1• J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 6

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The Calhouns make their getaway in a vintage Cadillac with a “Calhoun” sign (as if we didn’t know!).

com with an elegant and fun gold confetti background and it was decided the wedding should be black-tie optional in view of the formal surroundings. Her gown was designed by Maggie Sottero, with a vintage style suited for the Downton theme and historic venue, and Jim’s tuxedo came from Macy’s. Karolina and Jim chose to keep their bridal party small and asked only their matron of honor Amy Moore Cresswell, best man Richard Stevens, and usher Jeffrey Nickell, to stand alongside them during the ceremony. The ring bearer was nephew Jay Gonda and the little flower girl was a niece, Luca Calhoun. After the ceremony, Karolina had her seven honorary bridesmaids join for pictures in the garden. The wedding ceremony was in Annesdale’s rose garden after which guests moved inside the elegant home for the reception. The dance floor was outside at the rear of the home lit by party lights. The caterer was Paradox with chef Jimmy Gentry who provided artfully arranged, seasonal food, which included

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autumn vegetables and Polish sausages, of course! The harpist was Memphis’ renowned Bill Butner and the DJ was Mark Malatesta from Jordabella Entertainment. A family friend made the lovely flower arrangements. Karolina and Jim were especially honored that two families had traveled from Poland for the wedding. In fact, the newlyweds hope to see these same friends when they visit that country in the spring. In the meantime, the couple had a wonderful honeymoon on the Hawaiian island of Maui, from which we have included “the perfect photo.” It looks straight from a travel brochure — stunning scenery, and a stunning happy couple. The Calhouns own a zero-lot-line home in East Memphis which they have charmingly decorated. They love to entertain, with Mardi Gras being a favorite time to have friends over. When relaxing at home together they might be found sitting around their fire pit with little Brodie on Karolina’s lap. It sounds so cozy, and we wish them the very best!

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THE H A DSK EY - BELOTE W EDDING Lucy Kathr yn Had skey and Patrick Turner Belote Tie the Knot by the Lake in Arkansa s. S at u r d ay, O c t o b e r 3 r d , 2 0 15 photography by lela and lyla


ucy Hadskey always knew she wanted to get married at her family’s weekend home in Greer’s Ferry, Arkansas. Therefore, when her boyfriend of two and a half years, Patrick Belote, proposed while they were on a fly-fishing trip to Gatlinburg in the fall of 2014, she and her mother, Kittie, leapt into action. It would be a destination wedding for sure, but the travel time by car from Memphis is under three hours, making it an easy trip for many of the guests.

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left: The wedding party behind the scenes (left to right) the bride-to-be, Cameron Hadskey, Ryley Hadskey, Kristina Preslar, Moria Donati, Emily Johnson, and Amy Fisher.

below: As she had always dreamed, Lucy and Patrick are married at her parents’ weekend home on Greer’s Ferry Lake in Arkansas.

The wedding date was set for the following fall, and the theme was inspired by this autumnal timing and the beautiful rural setting. Hadskey envisioned a harvest-inspired event that would be seasonal and natural with a warm, elegant rusticity. Natalie Montague, of “The Perfect Day by Natalie” based in the Little Rock metropolitan area, was the wedding coordinator, and the bride called her talents quite simply “amazing.” All the flowers and decorations were in perfect harmony with Lucy’s natural style and Patrick’s love of the outdoors. The naturalistic wedding flowers were provided by Little Rock’s Tanarah Luxe Floral, and their beautiful arrangements contained a creative and heady mix of lavender, figs, and kale.

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above: A family portrait with Lucy and Patrick in the center with Lucy’s sister Cameron and her father Robert Hadskey at left, and her mother Kittie and brother Ryan at right. bottom left: The groomsmen joking around with Patrick before he “takes the plunge” (from left) Ryan Hadskey, William Fransioli, Tony Lomax, Patrick Belote, Hunter Hoffman, Barrett Belote, Christopher Belote, and Chad Connell. bottom right: The bride poses on the steps before the ceremony.

The wedding day dawned sunny, and at 6 p.m. the guests arrived at the Hadskeys’ lake house where they were greeted with glasses of champagne and beautiful views from the back fieldstone terrace under a canopy of soaring trees. The ceremony was performed by Robbyn Abedi from Christ City Church in Memphis in front of many friends and family members. The bride was married on her grandfather’s birthday, and his ring was part of her bouquet. The “something blue” in her wedding attire was the “B” from her husband’s high school jacket, and much later she wrapped herself in a

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far left: Proud father, Robert Hadskey, walks his daughter down the aisle. left: The bride and groom say their vows in a beautiful outdoor ceremony.

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vintage stole that had belonged to Patrick’s grandmother. You can tell that Lucy Hadskey Belote loves her family and is a sweet, sentimental gal for sure. The long-sleeved, naturally inspired wedding dress was by Jasmine Couture and purchased at Ballew Bridal in Collierville. Her hairpiece was by Maggie Louise Bridal Boutique, also in Collierville. Lucy’s mother made dresses for the little flower girls, one of whom was Lucy’s niece Ansley Hadskey and the other, Patrick’s niece Lily Patel. Makeup for the bride and bridal party was done by Alicia George and Kendrick Simpson while hair was styled by Amber George and Jill Garner. Lucy was walked down the aisle on the arm of her father, Robert Hadskey. She had four bridesmaids along with her sister, Cameron, who lives in New Orleans as maid of honor, and a junior bridesmaid, Ryley Hadskey. Of course Lucy looked amazing, not only because she is naturally beautiful, but also because she is a talented hair stylist for Memphis’ Secret

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In the traditional pose, Lucy and Patrick feed each other the first slice of the lovely wedding cake.

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Augusta Campbell, fashion editor of this magazine and a dear friend of the bride, was a guest at the wedding and has offered a wonderful impression of the wedding and the bride and groom. “Everywhere the fleeting beauty of fall was present,” she says, “and it was the gift the state of Arkansas gave to the bride and groom. The whole event was just the right reflection of the newly minted Mr. and Mrs. Belote.” While Patrick Belote is originally from Martin, Tennessee, he has lived in Memphis for a number of years and works at Nolan Audio Video. He is the son of Sandy and Chuck Stevens and Dawne and David Belote. His wife, a Lausanne graduate, is from Memphis and though Lucy has lived away from the city for several periods of time, this is definitely her home. The newlyweds love Memphis (Go Griz!) and are here to stay. Following a honeymoon in the Turks and Caicos Islands, they have settled into their Cooper-Young home. We wish you — Patrick and Lucy — years of happiness!

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editor’s note: As Memphis magazine enters its Fortieth Anniversary year, every month we will publish stories from our four-decade archive, articles which we think today’s readers of the magazine will find of interest and value. This month’s archival feature, a revised version of a story which Michael Finger first told in the April 2003 issue, seems an appropriate choice to lead off this series, not just because this particular article detailing the creation of the city’s finest gardens makes an ideal addition to our annual Home Resource Guide, but also because the Dixon Gallery and Gardens celebrates its fortieth anniversary in 2016 as well.







by michael finger

or four decades, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens has been one of our city’s most popular and beautiful attractions. Visitors fill the galleries for world-class exhibitions, relax on the lawn for concerts and special events, and stroll through 17 acres of

woodland gardens. And the seeds of those gardens were planted, so to speak, not with a spade or shovel, but with pen and ink — a long series of letters between a brother and sister.

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For advice, he turned to his older sister, Hope, who had also emigrated to America, in 1912. After studying landscape design at Columbia University, she married stockbroker David Crutchfield. They lived in New York City before retiring to Stowe, Vermont. Though she worked on various landscape projects in New England, her brother’s gardens in Memphis would keep her occupied for the rest of her life. The Dixons worked with Memphis landscape designer John Highberger as well as Cauthen Fleming in Houston, but it is clear from the hundreds of Hope’s plans, sketches, letters, and other materials stretching over a 25-year span that Hugo’s talented sister — perhaps even more than Hugo himself — played the major role in the design of the Dixon gardens.




Cotton merchant Hugo Dixon and his wife, Margaret, transformed their 17-acre property into a showplace, which has been one of Memphis’ most popular attractions for 40 years.

“I was thrilled to see your house plans,” the sister wrote on October 16, 1940. “They are lovely. I want to help you in any way I possibly can. It’s just perhaps a chance to do a little something for you, who do so much for me, always. So if I send along ideas, send them back, telling me all you don’t like, for you know there are so many alternatives, and you should have something you really love.” So began a letter from Hope Crutchfield in Stowe, Vermont, to Hugo Dixon in Memphis, Tennessee — the beginning of a fascinating series of letters, notes, cards, and phone calls that would transform the latter’s wooded estate on Park Avenue into the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Born in England in 1892, Dixon made a fortune in the cotton business after moving to the U.S. following World War I. First working in Dallas, then Houston, he met his future wife, Margaret, and they married in 1926. They came to this city when his company, Geo. H. McFadden and Bro., moved its headquarters to Memphis. In 1939, the Dixons purchased a 17-acre estate at the corner of Park and Cherry. They hired noted Houston architect John Staub to design an impressive Georgian Revival mansion, and Hugo began to transform the grounds — at the time mostly clumps of oaks and brush — into one of the South’s premier gardens.

lthough Hugo wa s a ppa r ently anxious to begin the garden of his dreams, his sister warned him, “A garden develops through the years, and is something to do bit by bit. You should gradually evolve a master plan that shows the ultimate possibilities [and] gives you something to start on and dream about, for you get to live with it and find yourself wandering down its unmade walks.” Hope, for reasons that have never been made clear, rarely visited Memphis, but she and Hugo created a master plan for the gardens even while the Dixons’ grand home was under construction. As explained in “The History of the Gardens,” written for the Dixon newsletter in 2001 by Diane Reed, manager of horticulture: “In this naturally aged Tennessee woodland, Hugo Dixon and Hope Crutchfield created an American-style garden reminiscent of the great English landscape parks, but also reflecting French and Italian gardening designs. . . . The Formal Gardens reflect the Italian style with a series of terraced outdoor spaces. The Whispering Bench Allée and Terrace Walk reflect the French style of landscape. The open space of the South Lawn, with its undulating edges bordered by native trees and shrubs, blends the English garden style into our native Mid-South landscape.” Hope’s first letters concerned the entrance off Park Avenue. In her mind, the driveway was “a little too scimped [sic] for beauty.” She urged her brother to change the size of the circular drive, thought the servants’ house should be moved away from the main residence, feared that the terrace across the rear of the house was too narrow (“Twelve feet is the very minimum for a grouping of chairs and passing”), and fretted over myriad other details. As to the gardens themselves, she thought they should be a mix of formal and natural: “I would keep a little formal immediately around the house, push the wild back a bit to conform with the architecture. I see a lovely secluded garden to the east of beautiful semi-formal design, and planted to have beauty at each season.” First and foremost, she said, “it should be a garden of fragrance, and I would let white flowers predominate. At night they would be beautiful, and in the daytime

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they are so cool near a brick house. Don’t you picture moonlight evenings and white flowers gleaming? I think it altogether lovely.” She suggested white tulips, white roses (“planted in broad flat masses amid evergreen”), and white pansies, among other flowers. For one particular area, she visualized a single magnolia stellate rising out of a sea of grape hyacinths with daffodils in the background, followed in midsummer by white petunias against a tall shrub background and white pansies.” In her first letter, Hope proposed one of the Dixon gardens’ most distinctive features: the sweeping lawn stretching southward from the rear of the house, edged with towering trees, with a cross-axis extending eastward from a swimming pool. “I would have an allée perhaps of magnolia and evergreens. This would give vista and take away any closed-in effect.” Some of this would be a challenge, she admitted to Hugo: “It will not be easy to wrest a garden from those oak thickets, but anyway you can dream of it until it is a reality.” Towards the end of her 27-page letter, Hope noted, “I’m sure Margaret is full of ideas, of things she has always longed for.” If Margaret Dixon did indeed have ideas for the property, they are not apparent in the letters between Hope and Hugo.




h e D i xo n a r c h i v e s s h ow t h at within weeks Hugo wrote to a dozen firms across America, requesting flower and seed catalogs from Wood-Howell Nurseries in Virginia, Hillenmeyer Nurseries in Kentucky, Tom Dodd Nurseries in Alabama, Trivett’s Tested Seeds in New York, and Dixie Rose Nursery in Texas, among many others. Closer to home, he contacted Cartwright Nurseries in Collierville, whose owners probably would have been more careful to spell his name correctly (addressing their reply to “Hugo Dickson”), if they knew this customer would be ordering thousands of dollars worth of plants from them over the next three decades. By 1943, Hugo had begun work on the formal gardens east of the mansion. “Dear Hope,” he wrote on September 19, 1943, “I spent a long time yesterday laying out the pool garden and finally came to these conclusions.” Hugo’s letters reveal a fascination with numbers and

In 1998, the Dixon enhanced the gardens with a horticultural complex that includes a Victorian-style glass conservatory, meeting rooms, library, cutting garden, and a pool with figures representing the four seasons.

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Hugo and Margaret Dixon’s old swimming pool was covered over and transformed into the Hughes Pavilion, serving as a banquet center for weddings, concerts, and other events on the lawn.

dimensions, and those conclusions included: “The combination of a pool of 10-foot radius, 10-foot grass cover, and five-foot brick wall looks best. I enclose several different sizes I tried on paper, and I think you will agree none of them look so well.” We can assume that Hope agreed with these and other plans, for the Dixon archives include long lists of plants and materials that began to arrive at the estate. In one month alone — May 1940 — orders included 90 boxwoods (85 cents each), 12 lilacs ($1 each), 20 yards of zoysia grass, 100 pounds of fertilizer, and even two hoes. The most expensive item was 12 white cherry trees, which cost $28. All the while, Hope and Hugo continued their correspondence, sometimes writing two or three letters a week. “I am so glad to see the laurels coming in so well,” Hope wrote to the Dixons on May 30, 1945. “I remembered my desperation when I thought we could not use them, for they are not only lovely, but they are used near the most formal architecture, as well as in the woods, therefore a most useful transition plant for a place like yours.” In her 20-page letter, she suggested some gardens on Long Island that Hugo might visit, and began to finetune other details of the Memphis estate. She suggested “tanbark for paths, which is nice,” “the idea of a circular seat at the end of your vista,” and also worried that Hugo might be overdoing it with the brick pathways that lace the grounds: “Don’t have too much brick; you already have a good deal. Of course, when weathered and partly overgrown by grass, they would not, as it were, hit you in the eye with it.” Another issue that began to concern Hugo and Hope around this time was how to enhance the gardens with statuary, a problem that was not settled for years. After paying a visit to a local sculptor, she found one piece that she thought might work, but “although I admired it to a certain extent, I did not feel that I personally would crave possession of it to buy him.” So their correspondence continued, through the 1940s and into the 1950s. In a letter dated July 25, 1945, Hope, apparently working from photographs mailed by

Hugo, noted “quite a few places that need finishing” and “urged a low hedge along the edge of the terrace.” She closed that particular letter by commenting, “I always like to tell you what is really correct so that you can make your decisions.” In another letter written just two days later, Hope suggested, “Why don’t we leave all plans until we have heard what the landscaper has to say? Now is our chance to pick someone else’s brains. You know I don’t mind at all.” Having said that, however, she continued on for another 10 pages, with detailed suggestions for “a clipped hedge of equal height (say about 3 feet) on both sides of the path,” and urged Hugo to question the landscaper “to the limit about this and then let me know what he says.” The gardens flourished, and the plant orders probably astonished the nurseries lucky enough to receive them: 600 boxwoods, 300 assorted ferns, 175 azaleas, 500 tulips, 300 narcissi, and 10,000 bricks. Among the large orders were specific requirements, which Hugo tabulated on scraps of paper: three Silver Moon and three Climbing New Dawn trees from Stringer Brothers Nursery in Memphis, 10 Salmon Queen azaleas from Buffa’s Florists here, 25 Olympia tulips from seed merchant Coyle Shea. A fountain was installed in the formal garden east of the house, four stone statues representing the Four Seasons were set on tall brick pillars edging the South Lawn, and cast-iron urns with a special “nice lead color” finish adorned the terrace. Still, what worried Hugo and Hope the most was how to handle the broad lawn that swept down from the house and ended at the property line some 300 feet away. Their specific concern was what to place at the end, and a series of letters written in 1954 discussed this topic, and little else. “A wall is a good idea,” wrote Hope, “for you have something very simple, and the whole area should not be too formalized.” Once they finally agreed that a brick wall might work, no detail was overlooked. “I want to make sure that we have the wall in the best possible place,” emphasized Hope, noting that Hugo had provided a sketch that showed the wall precisely 41-1/2 feet from the rear fence. That didn’t seem right to her: “On my sketch, I have drawn it in 36 feet from fence to wall.” They also had to agree on the shape of that wall. Hope provided sketches that showed a curved wall, a f lat wall, and a curved wall with f lattened ends. “My reason for a curved wall is that it conforms a little more with the naturalistic lawn and woods of the area,” she wrote. Hugo responded, “I think the first suggestion is best, with the slightly curved wall at the back and possibly a curved seat against the wall. On the other hand, we had thought about a bird bath, a simple shell-shaped one possibly 30 inches wide, because we love the birds and they seem to enjoy the water so much.” Over the next 30 days, Hope wrote Hugo eight more letters (with detailed sketches and diagrams) about this wall, still fretting about the distance it should stand from the back fence. At one point, they got into a rather wordy discussion over whether a brick platform in front of the wall should have just one step or two, with Hope noting that “even one actual step would be pointless, I think, unless there

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was a subsequent path or grassway into the area.” A few weeks later, they apparently rethought their idea about adding a seat. “There are far too many of them used as termination for an axis,” Hope wrote. She also suggested screening the back fence, but leaving an opening to suggest that the property “appears to go on and on indefinitely.” In a letter dated July 8, 1954, Hope admitted, as if finally worn out by all this talk, “Our wall just got too complicated.” Then, she continued for eight more pages: “The principle behind sketch B is that the line on the ground D should hold its curve almost intact as little as possible broken by the steps. By this I mean the bottom step is set as far forward as possible (probably only 3 or 4 inches back). In that way, the design holds its unity and does not seem all cut up into all kinds of shapes. The clear curves are there.” In the late 1950s, another topic that consumed the two letter writers was what Hugo called “his cathedral” — the long east-west axis that stretched from the swimming pool almost to Cherry Road. Apparently the Dixons suffered a garden disaster in 1955, for Hope wrote, “The axis does not look right. It is far too bare ever since the big tree went.” She noted that even if he planted other things, “almost whatever you do is going to be disappointing for a while after you are accustomed to something so dominating.”




ope began to have health problems in the 1960s, but continued to offer advice to Hugo. The Dixons had purchased a magnificent eighteenth-century marble statue called Europa and the Bull from an English estate, which they installed on a terrace at the end of the south lawn. Hope worried this would affect that wall they had struggled so long to design, and in a letter dated November 7, 1962, she told Hugo, “I would like to look at that curved wall again. Is it necessary to destroy all of it, or could it just be cut off?” On this letter, Hugo had scribbled in pencil his answer: “Yes.” In one of her last letters preserved in the Dixon archives, dated November 29, 1966, Hope suggested adding three dogwoods to one area of the estate. “It is such a lovely grove of existing trees and perfect with a few additions. She closed in her usual offhand manner, writing, “You can have what you may like out of all of these, and discard what you don’t want.” Hope Crutchfield died in Vermont in the late 1960s. “I call this Hugo’s garden,” recalled Diane Reed in 2003, “but Hope was the professional. With her letters and plans, she gave him all the information, and then he made the decisions about what to do here.” In the last years of their lives, the Dixons decided to bequeath their lovely estate — which by now included an outstanding collection of Impressionist paintings and other works of art — to the citizens of Memphis. Unfortunately, they did not live to see the enjoyment their home would offer visitors. Margaret passed away in February 1974, and Hugo died eight

months later in an automobile accident. In 1976, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens opened its doors to the public, and it has been one of our city’s showplaces ever since. “As visitors today discover the beautiful Dixon gardens, they follow pathways to gardens and encounter sightlines that were established by Mr. Dixon himself,” says Kevin Sharp, director of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. “It says something about his vision and abilities that in 40 years no director of horticulture has ever altered the structure of the Terrace Walk, the Formal Gardens, or the Whispering Bench Allée, for example. Of course, new gardens have been built here, but they always were carved out of some part of the landscape that Mr. Dixon largely had ignored.” Since this story originally appeared in these pages in 2003, the gardens of course have been further embellished. The main components — The Woodland Garden, the Formal Garden, and the South Lawn — remain relatively unchanged from the Dixon family days, though many of the f lowers and trees have by now matured beautifully. The old swimming pool has been transformed into the Hughes Pavilion, serving as a banquet center for weddings, concerts, and other events held on the grounds. Formal sculptures selected by Hugo Dixon now have company, sharing the sunlight with works by modern artists such as Jun Kaneko and Dale Chihuly. The most dramatic change can be found at the entrance, where visitors are now greeted by a broad plaza encircling a modern fountain with figures representing the four seasons, a Victorian-styled conservatory and horticultural complex, and the Memphis Garden Club Cutting Garden, described since its opening in 1998 as a “working flower farm,” offering more than 30 types of plants and flowers, with something in bloom every month of the year. Hugo and Hope, of course, would no doubt be very pleased at how their ambitious plans all turned out.

Although Hope Crutchfield, shown here in an undated photograph, rarely visited Memphis, with her detailed letters and plans from Vermont she helped create the Dixon gardens almost as if she had planted the flowers herself.

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Stephen B. Crump contin u ed from page 2 6 So in 1991, he opened the first restaurant in Cooper-Young, and it’s still going. I moved my studio to a warehouse on Lamar. I called it the Cooper-Young annex. About the time Hurricane Elvis came through [2003] I got to thinking. A lot of my friends had moved to within an hour of Memphis and built art studios on their property, and it seemed to be working for them. I thought I should consolidate my overhead. I looked at South Main. I didn’t persist because I kind of wanted a house with a yard. But man, that would have been a good investment! I ended up out in Fayette County with a studio and house out there. But I just miss the hell out of Midtown. Do you have any memories of wild times in Cooper-Young you’d like to share?

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We had a great little business down here called Puss N’ Boots. John Albright, and his wife Linda. They were so nice. She looked like a creature of the night. Very sweet, but very dark, with pale skin. John had more piercings than anyone I knew at the time. Nice guy, but very intimidating. For one of the festivals, they were up in their picture windows advertising basic floggings, spankings, and for $20, you got the deluxe treatment. There were people in the window getting flogged and stuff. It was entertaining while it lasted. When John McIntyre had his sculpture studio over there across the street, you never knew who was going to show up. He always decorated the stages for the early festivals. We would get the City Parks stage — it was a trailer that would unfold into a stage — and he would paint murals all over it. The artistic atmosphere is kind of hard to describe. If you could describe it with words, it would have been described a long time ago.

It’s the post-graduate school of weirdness. What would you like to see the future hold for Cooper-Young and Midtown?

I would like for it to continue to grow, but to remain non-corporate. All the restaurants are individually owned and operated. If not one-of-a-kind, they’re small franchises. The shops are not a corporate landscape. I would like for that to continue. I don’t think there’s a big danger of that (corporate scenario) happening. Look at Broad and Downtown. They’re pretty much all small businesses and entrepreneurs. It’s not like you have out in the suburbs. I want that to continue.   116 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 6

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Just Call Me Billy! A Memphis salute to the King of Cotton.


illy Dunavant’s many friends and family members gathered at the Memphis Hunt and Polo Club in late November to celebrate the launch of his autobiography, Just Call Me Billy. The book was co-written with award-winning author and Louisiana native, Ron Higgins, and dedicated to Dunavant’s wife, Tommie Dunavant, who hosted the party. Admittedly “overwhelmed” by the turnout, she told guests that the party was not a book signing, but instead a reunion of friends honoring Billy Dunavant, “who always remembered who he was and who he is and whose life had been grand.” While Dunavant had not originally wanted to write a book, her husband ultimately agreed to do so on the condition it would be done his way (no surprise!), hopefully to capture his personality and spirit. Tommie opined that former Commercial Appeal staffer Ron Higgins was “just the man” to help colorfully recount the life and times

of the one and only Billy Dunavant. The book jacket tells us Dunavant combined “relentless drive, innovative thinking, and the guts of a trapeze artist” to build Dunavant Enterprises into one of the world’s largest cotton companies, stretching from Memphis around the globe. Frederick W. Smith, founder of FedEx, reminds us in the foreword that in addition to his business fame and fortune, Dunavant has also been a generous philanthropist “who has made enormous contributions to our city.” Lifelong friends agree no one is more

competitive than Dunavant, especially on a tennis court, or in a duck blind or fishing boat; they also point out that “once a friend of Billy’s, you are a friend for life.” As Dunavant himself says in his book’s introduction: “One of the great things about looking back is realizing all the friends I’ve made and the relationships I’ve established.” Clearly the cornerstones of Dunavant’s life have been devotion to family and friends, as well as to his hometown of Memphis, and of course, last but hardly least . . . to cotton. Guests were given hot-off-the-press copies of Just Call Me Billy, which was produced and published by Contemporary Media, Inc., the parent company of this magazine. The book is available at The Booksellers at Laurelwood and Burke’s Book Store in Cooper-Young. — Anne Cunningham O’Neill

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Just Call Me Billy Reception Photography by Chip Pankey 1 Trow Gillespie and Billy Dunavant 2 Tommie Dunavant and John Stokes 3 Diane and Waring Hazlehurst 4 Ron Higgins, Bill Morris, and Paige Higgins 5 Anne Stokes and Pat Tigrett 6 Honey and Rudy Scheidt 7 John and Jennifer Dunavant and Mary Morris 8 Harriet Goshorn, Roberta Mayfield, and Johnny Miller 9 Dabney Coors, Lewis and Barbara Williamson 10 Bill and Patricia Hagerman, Dot Fisher 11 Jimmy and Alison Wetter, Charlie Lowrance 12 Marsha Wedell and Dale Hall 13 Richard and Sandra McDuffie 14 Rita Sparks, Steve and Mary Ehrhart 15 Calvin Turley and Lucia Gilliland 16 Snow Morgan, Sally Shy, and Jim Gilliland 17 Frank Crump and Henry Morgan 18 Deena and Buzz Carter 19 Susan and Chuck Smith 20 Kelli Dunavant and Walter Lewis 21 Peter and Leslie Schutt

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Kids of all ages, including the happy pair above, make their own pancakes on the community griddles at Staks.


Staks Pancake Kitchen


Customer favorites include the Birthday Cake, a short stack decorated with rainbow sprinkles, and buttermilk pancakes topped with blueberries.

by pamela denney

or me, pancakes made at home are a disappointing mess. They are too thick or too thin, and sometimes, they burn around the edges. So imagine my delight when I discover Staks Pancake Kitchen at Poplar and Perkins. Here, I can finesse my inner chef with a hot griddle, a squeeze bottle of liquid butter, and a carafe of buttermilk batter, smooth and silky. Think Benihana for breakfast, but I get to do the cooking. Interactive by design, the community griddles for making pancakes exemplify key passions for the restaurant’s owners: family, fellowship, and locally sourced food. “We wanted to make an investment in Memphis that was unique and fun for everybody,” says Tressa Ogles, a marketing executive with Regions Bank who opened Staks in September with her husband, Bill Ogles, and co-owners Brice and Stephanie Bailey. Like the restaurant’s fun factor (Did that exuberant office party make it back from brunch?), the menu at Staks steered by brother-inlaw Zach Ogles offers mix-and-match happy food for breakfast and lunch. The three-egg omelet marries salmon, pickled onions, cream cheese, and capers. The sausage and beef burger piles so many addon’s between a soft onion bun that it comes with a serving fork to hold it all in place. Eat simple (Gouda grits from Hanna Farms), seasonal (gingerbread pancakes), or caveman-style with Porcellino’s bacon, either candied or Sriracha-jerk. Beverages at Staks Pancake Kitchen mimic the food menu’s versatility. Try fresh-squeezed juices, a dozen different coffee drinks, or Wiseacre Gotta Get Up to Get Down on tap. Assistant manager Norfleet Washatka, a former bartender from Boscos, also spins more spirited concoctions like the Coco Chanel, a combination of hot chocolate and flavored vodka that tastes like whipped cream. Staks Pancake Kitchen, 4615 Poplar Ave., 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (901-509-2367) $-$$

Staks’ cheerful decor complements its menu. Try a majestic burger topped with a sunny side up egg, Gouda grits, or candied bacon from Porcellino’s.

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emphis magazine offers this restaurant listing as a service 753-2220; 4680 Merchants Park Circle, Carriage Crossing (Collierville). 854-5822. L (Fri.-Sat.), D, SB, X, $-$$$ to its readers. The directory is not intended as a recommendation of the estab- BONNE TERRE—This inn’s cafe features American cuisine with a lishments included, nor does it list every restaurant in town. It does, however, Southern flair, and a seasonal menu that changes monthly. Offers Angus include most of the city’s finer restaurants, many specialty restaurants, and a representative steaks, duck, pasta, and seafood. Closed Sun.-Wed. 4715 Church Rd. (Nesbit, MS). 662-781-5100. D, X, $-$$$ sampling of other Bluff City eating establishments. No fast-food facilities or cafeterias W. BOOKSELLERS BISTRO—Serves soups, sandwiches, quiche, are listed, nor have we included establishments that rely heavily on take-out business. salads, pasta, and seafood, including shrimp polenta; a specialty is pesto pasta. The Booksellers at Laurelwood, 387 Perkins Extd. 374-0881. Restaurants are included regardless of whether they advertise in Memphis magazine. B, L, D, WB, X, $-$$ The guide is updated regularly, but we recommend that you call ahead to check on hours, BOSCOS—Tennessee’s first craft brewery serves a variety of freshly prices, and other details. Suggestions from readers are welcome; please contact us. brewed beers as well as wood-fired oven pizzas, pasta, seafood, steaks, and sandwiches. 2120 Madison. 432-2222. L, D, SB (with live jazz), Email X, MRA, $-$$ BOUNTY ON BROAD—Offering family-style dining, Bounty ABUELO’S MEXICAN FOOD EMBASSY—Mejores de la baked mac-and-cheese. 2125 Madison. 207-1436. L, D, WB, X, serves small plates and family-sized platters, with such specialties as casa — beef and stuffed shrimp — is a specialty here, along with $-$$ grilled pork loin and stuffed quail. Closed Mon. 2519 Broad. 410tilapia Veracruz, quesadillas, chili rellenos, and chicken BAR-B-Q SHOP—Dishes up barbecued ribs, spaghetti, bologna; 8131. D (Tues.-Sat.), SB, X, $-$$ medallions. 8274 Highway 64 (Bartlett). 672-0769. L, D X, $-$$ also pulled pork shoulder, Texas toast barbecue sandwich, chicken BOZO’S HOT PIT BAR-B-Q— Barbecue, burgers, sandwiches, ABYSSINIA RESTAURANT—Ethiopian/Mediterranean sandwich, and salads. Closed Sun. 1782 Madison. 272-1277. L, D, and subs. 342 Hwy 70, Mason, TN. 901-294-3400. L, D, $-$$ menu includes beef, chicken, lamb, fish entrees, and vegetarian X, MRA, $-$$ BRAZIL FLAVOR—Offers daily buffet with traditional Brazilian dishes; also a lunch buffet. 2600 Poplar. 321-0082. L, D, X, $-$$ BARDOG TAVERN—Classic American grill with Italian influence, dishes. Closed Monday. 8014 Club Center Dr. 746-9855. L, D, $ ACRE—Features seasonal modern American cuisine in a stylish Bardog offers pasta specialties such as Grandma’s NJ Meatballs, as well as BRASS DOOR IRISH PUB—Irish and New-American cuisine setting using locally sourced products; also small-plates/bar. Closed salads, sliders, sandwiches, and daily specials. 73 Monroe. 275-8752. includes such entrees as fish and chips burgers, sandwiches, salads, and for lunch Sat. and all day Sun. 690 S. Perkins. 818-2273. L, D, X, B (Mon.-Fri.), L, D, WB, X, $-$$ daily specials. 152 Madison. 572-1813. L, D, SB, $ $$-$$$ BARI RISTORANTE ENOTECA—Authentic Southeastern BROADWAY PIZZA HOUSE—Serving a variety of AGAVE MARIA—Menu items at this Mexican eatery include Italian cuisine (Puglia) emphasizes lighter entrees. Serves fresh fish pizzas,including the Broadway Special, as well as sandwiches, salads, duck tacos, shrimp and scallop enchiladas, and salmon sashimi and beef dishes and a homemade soup of the day. 22 S. Cooper. wings, and “soul-food specials.” 2581 Broad. 454-7930; 627 S. tostadas; also family-style chef’s seasonal selections. 83 Union. 722-2244. D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$$ Mendenhall. 207-1546. L, D, X, $-$$ 341-2096. L, D, X, $-$$ BAYOU BAR & GRILL—New Orleans fare at this Overton BROOKLYN BRIDGE ITALIAN RESTAURANT— ALCHEMY—Southern fusion, locally grown cuisine features small Square eatery includes jambalaya, gumbo, catfish Acadian, shrimp Specializing in such homemade entrees as spinach lasagna and lobster and large plates; among the offerings is the pan-seared hanger steak dishes, red beans and rice, and muffalettas; also serves some ravioli; a seafood specialty is horseradish-crusted salmon. Closed with duck-fat-roasted fingerling potatoes; also handcrafted cocktails favorites from the former Le Chardonnay. 2094 Madison. Sun. 1779 Kirby Pkwy. 755-7413. D, X, MRA, $-$$$ and local craft beers. Closed for dinner Sun. 940 S. Cooper. 278-8626. L, D, WB, X, $-$$ BROTHER JUNIPER’S—Breakfast is the focus here, with specialty 726-4444. D, SB, X, $-$$ BEAUTY SHOP—Modern American cuisine with international omelets, including the open-faced San Diegan omelet; also daily ALDO’S PIZZA PIES—Serving gourmet pizzas — including Mr. flair served in a former beauty shop. Serves steaks salads, pasta, and specials, and homemade breads and pastries. Closed Mon. 3519 T Rex — salads, and more also 30 beers, bottled or on tap. 100 S. seafood, including pecan-crusted golden sea bass. Closed for dinner Walker. 324-0144. B, X, MRA, $ Main. 577-7743; 752 S. Cooper. 725-7437. L, D, X, $-$$ Sunday. 966 S. Cooper. 272-7111. L, D, SB, X, $-$$$ THE BRUSHMARK—New American cuisine with a menu that AMERIGO—Traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine includes BEDROCK EATS & SWEETS—Memphis’ only Paleo-centric changes seasonally; offers sandwiches, salads, soups, pastas, and pasta, wood-fired pizza, steaks, and cedarwood-roasted fish. 1239 restaurant offering such dishes as pot roast, waffles, enchiladas, crepes. Closed Mon. and Tues. Brooks Museum, Overton Park, 1934 Ridgeway, Park Place Mall. 761-4000. L, D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$$ chicken salad, omelets, and more. Closed Sun. 327 S. Main. 409Poplar. 544-6225. L, WB, X, $-$$ 6433. B, L, D, X, $-$$ ANDREW MICHAEL ITALIAN KITCHEN—Traditional BRYANT’S BREAKFAST—Three-egg omelets, pancakes, and Italian cuisine with a menu that changes seasonally with such entrees BELLE-A SOUTHERN BISTRO—Brisket in a bourbon The Sampler Platter are among the popular entrees here. Closed as Maw Maw’s ravioli. Closed Sun.-Mon. 712 W. Brookhaven Cl. 347brown sugar glaze, and chicken with basmati rice are among the Tuesday. 3965 Summer. 324-7494. B, L, X, $ 3569. D, X, $$-$$$ specialties; also seafood entrees and such vegetables as blackened BUCKLEY’S FINE FILET GRILL—Specializes in steaks, green tomatoes. Closed for dinner Sun. and all day Mon. 117 Union ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE—Offering several varieties of seafood, and pasta. (Lunchbox serves entree salads, burgers, and Ave. 433-9851. L, D, WB, X, $-$$$ eggs benedict, waffles, omelets, pancakes, beignets, and other more.) 5355 Poplar. 683-4538; 919 S. breakfast fare; also burgers,sandwiches, and salads. . 6063 Park Ave. BENIHANA—This Japanese steakhouse Yates (Buckley’s Lunchbox), 682-0570. L 729-7020. B, L, WB, X, $ serves beef, chicken, and , and seafood DINING SYMBOLS (Yates only, M-F), D, X, MRA, $-$$ grilled at the table; some menu items THE ARCADE—Possibly Memphis’ oldest cafe. Specialties include THE BUTCHER SHOP—Serves steaks change monthly; sushi bar also sweet potato pancakes, a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich, B — breakfast ranging from 8-oz. fillets to a 20-oz. featured. 912 Ridge Lake. 767-8980. L, D, and breakfast served all day. 540 S. Main. 526-5757. B, L, D L — lunch porterhouse; also chicken, pork chops, fresh X, $$-$$$ (Thurs.-Sat.) X, $ D — dinner seafood. 107 S. Germantown Rd. BHAN THAI—Authentic Thai cuisine AREPA & SALSA— Offering Venezuelan dishes such as the (Cordova). 757-4244. L (Fri. and Sun.), D, SB — Sunday brunch includes curries, pad Thai noodles, and namesake arepa (a corn-based dish with a variety of fillings) and X, MRA, $$-$$$ vegetarian dishes, as well as seafood, pork, tostones with shredded pork or black beans. Closed Sunday. 662 WB — weekend brunch CAFE 1912—French/American bistro serving and duck entrees. Closed for lunch Sat.Madison. 949-8537. L, D, X, $ X — wheelchair accessible such seafood entrees as grouper and steamed Sun. and all day Mon. 1324 Peabody. ASIAN PALACE—Chinese eatery serves seafood, vegetarian items, MRA — member, Memphis mussels: also crepes, salads, and French onion 272-1538. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ dim sum, and more. 5266 Summer Ave. 766-0831. L, D, X, $-$$ Restaurant Association soup, 243 S. Cooper. 722-2700. D, SB, X, BLEU—This eclectic restaurant features A-TAN—Serves Chinese and Japanese hibachi cuisine, complete MRA, $-$$ $ — under $15 per person without American food with global influences and with sushi bar. A specialty is Four Treasures with garlic sauce. 3445 CAFE ECLECTIC—Spanish omelets, and local ingredients. Among the specialties are Poplar, Suite 17, University Center. 452-4477. L, D, X, $-$$$ drinks or desserts chicken and waffles are among menu items, a 14-oz. bone-in rib-eye and several AUTOMATIC SLIM’S— Longtime downtown favorite specializes $$ — under $25 along with sandwiches, wraps, and seafood dishes. 221 S. Third, in the in contemporary American cuisine emphasizing local ingredients; also $$$ — $26-$50 burgers. 603 N. McLean. 725-1718; 111 Westin Memphis Beale St. Hotel. extensive martini list. 83 S. Second. 525-7948. L, D, WB, X, MRA, Harbor Town Square. 590-4645; 510 S. $$$$ — over $50 334-5950. B, L, D, WB, X, $$-$$$ $-$$$ Highland. 410-0765. B, L, D, SB, X, MRA, BLUE DAZE BISTRO—Serving SHADED — new listing BABALU TACOS & TAPAS—This Overton Square eatery $ American cuisine with Cajun flair; lunch dishes up Spanish-style tapas with Southern flair; also taco and CAFE KEOUGH—European-style cafe entrees include the Black & Bleu Salad and enchilada of the day; specials change daily. 2115 Madison. 274serving quiche, paninis, salads, and more. 12 S. Main. 509-2469. B, a crab cake sandwich; dinner entrees range from salmon to Cajun 0100. L, D, SB, X, $-$$ L, D, X, $ cream penne pasta. Closed for dinner Sun., and all day Mon.BAHAMA BREEZE—Baby back ribs, Jamaican chicken wings, Wed. 221 E. Commerce St. Hernando (MS). 662-469-9304. L, D, CAFE OLE—Now under new ownership, this 23-year-old eatery and coconut shrimp are among the entrees at this Caribbean-fusion SB, X, $-$$$ specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine; one specialty is the build-yourrestaurant. 2830 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 385-8744. own quesadilla. 959 S. Cooper. 343-0103. L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$ BLUE NILE ETHIOPIAN— Kabobs, flavorful chicken and L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ lamb stew, and injera (flatbread) are traditional items on the menu, CAFE PALLADIO—Serves gourmet salads, soups, sandwiches, BANGKOK ALLEY—Thai fusion cuisine includes noodle and along with vegetarian options. 1788 Madison. 474-7214. L, D, X, and desserts in a tea room inside the antiques shop. Closed Sun. 2169 curry dishes, chef-specialty sushi rolls, coconut soup, and duck and $-$$ Central. 278-0129. L, X, $ seafood entrees. Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Sun. at Brookhaven BLUEFIN RESTAURANT & SUSHI LOUNGE—Serves CAFE PIAZZA BY PAT LUCCHESI—Specializes in gourmet location; call for hours. 121 Union Ave. 522-2010; 2150 W. Poplar Japanese fusion cuisine featuring seafood, duck, and steaks, with pizzas (including create-your-own), panini sandwiches, and pasta. at Houston Levee (Collierville). 854-8748; 715 W. Brookhaven seasonally changing menu; also, a sushi bar and flatbread pizza. Closed Sun. 139 S. Rowlett St. (Collierville). 861-1999. L, D, X, Cl. 590-2585. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun. 135 S. Main. 528-1010. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ BAR DKDC— Features an ever-changing menu of international $-$$ CAFE PONTOTOC—Serves a variety of internationally inspired “street food,” from Thai to Mexican, Israeli to Indian, along with BOMBAY HOUSE—Indian fare includes lamb korma and small plates, as well as salads and sandwiches. Closed Mon. 314 S. specialty cocktails. Closed Sun.-Mon. 964 S. Cooper. 272-0830. D, chicken tikka; also, a daily luncheon buffet. 1727 N. Germantown Main. 249-7955. L, D, WB, X, $-$$ X, $ Pkwy. (Cordova). 755-4114. L, D, X, $-$$ CAFE SOCIETY—With Belgian and classic French influences, BAR LOUIE—Serves small plates, flatbreads, sandwiches, burgers, BONEFISH GRILL—Serves wood-grilled fish,as well as steaks, serves Wagyu beef, chicken, and seafood dishes, including baconsalads, and such large plate entrees as blackened fish tacos and chicken and pork entrees. 1250 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). wrapped shrimp, along with daily specials and vegetarian entrees. 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These establishments offer American cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. While some serve ethnic entrees, the emphasis is on steaks, salads, sandwiches, pasta, fish and seafood. Also some soulfood and homestyle cooking. J. ALEXANDER’S—2670 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 381-9670. APPLEBEE’S—2114 Union Ave. 7257136; 2890 Bartlett Blvd. (Bartlett). 2135034; 710 DeSoto Cove (Horn Lake, MS). 662-772-5914; 7515 Goodman Rd. (Olive Branch, MS). 662-893-7555. AJAX DINER— 118 Courthouse Sq., Oxford, MS. 662-232-8880. BELLY ACRES—2102 Trimble Pl, 529-7017.. BLUE AND WHITE RESTAURANT—1355 US 61.N., Tunica, MS. 662-363-1371. BLUE PLATE CAFE—5469 Poplar. 761-9696; 113 S. Court. 523-2050. BLUE SHOE BAR & GRILL—Hotel Memphis, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. 362-6200. BON TON CAFE—150 Monroe. 525-0883. CAJUN CATFISH COMPANY—1616 Sycamore View Rd. 383-8958; 336 New Byhalia Rd. Collierville. 861-0122 CHEDDAR’S—7684 Winchester. 624-8881; 2147 N. Germantown Pkwy. 380-1119. THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY—2760 N. Germantown Pkwy, Suite 193 (Wolfchase). 937-1613. CHILI’S—7810 Poplar (Germantown). 756-5203; 4609 Poplar. 685-2257; 8100

Giacosa Pl. 372-3132; 287 W. Goodman Rd. (Southaven). 662-349-7002; 237 Market Blvd. (Collierville). 853-7520; 1260 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 756-7771; 8526 Highway 51 (Millington). 872-0555. COLTON’S STEAKHOUSE—8030 Highway 64 (Bartlett). 383-8445; 8051 Goodman Rd. (Olive Branch). 662-8904142. COMO STEAKHOUSE—203 Main St. Como, MS. 662-526-9529. THE COVE—2559 Broad Ave. 7300719. THE CUPBOARD—1400 Union. 276-8015 ELWOOD’S SHACK— 4523 Summer. 761-9898. EVERGREEN GRILL—1545 Overton Park. 249-2393. T.G.I. FRIDAY’S—185 Union, Double Tree Hotel. 523-8500; 176 E. Goodman Rd. (Southaven). 662-349-4223; 7733 Winchester Rd. 752-1369; 8325 Highway 64. 372-2539.. KEM’S RESTAURANT—2751 New Brunswick Rd., Holiday Inn & Suites. 2661952. LBOE—2021 Madison Ave. 725-0770. LOGAN’S ROADHOUSE—2710 N. Germantown Parkway. 381-5254; 5901 Poplar. 684-2272; 7755 Winchester Rd. 759-1430; 6685 Airways Blvd. (Southaven). 662-772-5015. MAC’S BURGERS—4698 Spottswood. 512-4604. MIDTOWN CROSSING GRILLE—394 N. Watkins. 443-0502. O’CHARLEY’S—6045 Stage Rd., #74. 373-5602 (Bartlett); 1040 N. Germantown

Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun. 212 N. Evergreen. 722-2177. L, D, X, MRA, $$-$$$ CAPITAL GRILLE—Known for its dry-aged, hand-carved steaks; among the specialties are bone-in sirloin, and porcini-rubbed Delmonico; also seafood entrees and seasonal lunch plates. Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun. Crescent Center, 6065 Poplar. 683-9291. L, D, X, $$$-$$$$ CAPRICCIO GRILL ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE—Offers prime steaks, fresh seafood (lobster tails, grouper, mahi mahi), pasta, and several northern Italian specialties. 149 Union, The Peabody. 529-4199. B, L, D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$$$ CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL—Serves chicken Bryan, calamari, various pastas, and other “old-world” Italian entrees. 4600 Merchant’s Park Cl., Carriage Crossing (Collierville). 854-0200; 5110 Poplar. 685-9900. L (Sat.-Sun.), D, X, $-$$$ CASABLANCA— Lamb shawarma is one of the fresh, homemade specialties served at this Mediterranean/Moroccan restaurant; fish entrees and vegetarian options also available. 5030 Poplar. 725-8557. L, D, X, $-$$ CELTIC CROSSING—Specializes in Irish and American pub fare. Entrees include shepherd’s pie, shrimp and sausage coddle, and fish and chips. 903 S. Cooper. 274-5151. L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$ CENTRAL BBQ—Serves ribs, smoked hot wings, pulled pork sandwiches, chicken, turkey, nachos, and portobello sandwiches. Offers both pork and beef barbecue. 2249 Central Ave. 272-9377; 4375 Summer Ave. 767-4672; 147 E. Butler. 672-7760. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ CHEZ PHILIPPE— Classical/contemporary French cuisine presented in a luxurious atmosphere with a seasonal menu focused on local/regional cuisine. Afternoon tea served Wed.-Sat, 1-3 p.m. (reservations required). Closed Sun.-Tues. The Peabody, 149 Union. 529-4188. D, X, MRA, $$$$ THE CHOO— Serving train-themed dishes, including the Brakeman smoked sausage and the Baggageman, a BLT with bologna or bacon. Also serving salads, daily chef specials, and meat-and-two dishes. Closed Mon.-Tues. 3045 Southern. 324-3246. L, SB, $ CIAO BELLA—Among the Italian and Greek specialties are lasagna, seafood pasta, eggplant rolotini, gourmet pizzas, and vegetarian options. Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun. 565 Erin Dr., Erinway Shopping Center. 205-2500. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$$

CLUBS/PUBS/SPORTS BARS Pkw. 754-6201; 357 W. Goodman Rd. 662-349-6663 (Southaven); 656 W. Poplar (Collierville). 861-5811. THE OLIVE GARDEN—7778 Winchester. 624-2003; 8405 Highway 64, Wolfchase Galleria. 377-3437; 6615 Airways (Southaven). 662-536-3350; 5679 Poplar, #1. 761-5711. OSHI BURGER BAR—94 s. Main. 341-2091. OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE— 1110 N. Germantown Parkway. 751-9800; 2255 Union Ave. 7285100; 125 W. Goodman Rd. (Southaven). 662-349-7488. MRA. RAFFERTY’S—4542 Poplar. 374-0096; 505 N. Germantown Pkwy. 755-4799. RUBY TUESDAY—1653 Sycamore View. 382-9280;7535 Winchester. 7556570. SIDECAR CAFE—2194 Whitten. 388-0285. SILVER CABOOSE—132 E. Mulberry (Collierville). 853-0010. SKIMO’S—1166 N. Houston Levee, #107. 756-5055. MRA. SOUL FISH CAFE—862 S. Cooper. 725-0722; 3160 Village Shops Dr.(Germantown). 755-6988. 4720 Poplar. 590-0323. MRA. SPAGHETTI WAREHOUSE—40 W. Huling. 521-0907. TUGS—River Inn, 51 Harbor Town Square. 260-3344. MRA. VINEGAR JIM’S—12062 Forrest (Arlington). 867-7568. WOLF RIVER CAFE—460 U.S.194 (Rossville). 853-2586.

CITY GROCERY—Southern eclectic cuisine; shrimp and grits is a specialty. Closed for dinner Sunday. 152 Courthouse Square (Oxford, MS). 662-232-8080. L, D, SB, X, $$-$$$ COLETTA’S—Longtime eatery serves such specialties as homemade ravioli, lasagna, and pizza with barbecue or traditional toppings. 2850 Appling Rd. (Bartlett). 383-1122; 1063 S. Parkway E. 948-7652. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ CORKY’S—Popular barbecue emporium offers both wet and dry ribs, plus a full menu of other barbecue entrees. Wed. lunch buffets, Cordova and Collierville. 5259 Poplar. 685-9744; 1740 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 737-1911; 743 W. Poplar (Collierville). 405-4999; 6434 Goodman Rd., Olive Branch. 662-893-3663. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ COZY CORNER—Serving up ribs, pork sandwiches, chicken, spaghetti, and more; also homemade banana pudding. Closed Sun.Mon. 745 N. Parkway. 527-9158. L, D, $ THE CRAZY NOODLE—Korean noodle dishes range from bibam beef noodle with cabbage, carrots, and other vegetables, to curry chicken noodle; also rice cakes served in a flavorful sauce. Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun. 2015 Madison. 272-0928. L, D, X, $ CURRY BOWL— Specializes in Southern Indian cuisine, serving Tandoori chicken, biryani, tikka masala, and more. Weekend buffet. 4141 Hacks Cross. 207-6051. L, D, $ DEJAVU—Serves Creole, soul, and vegetarian cuisine, including po-boys, jambalaya, and shrimp and grits. 51 S. Main. 505-0212. L, D, X, $-$$ DERAE RESTAURANT—Ethiopian and Mediterranean fare includes fuul, or fava beans in spices and yoghurt, goat meat and rice, and garlic chicken over basmati rice with cilantro chutney; also salmon and tilapia. Closed Monday. 923 S. Highland. 552-3992. B, L, D, $-$$ 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, $-$$ EDO—Traditional Japanese cuisine includes shrimp tempura, nagiri, and chicken teriyaki. Closed Mon. 4792 Summer. 767-7096. D, X, $ EIGHTY3—Contemporary menu of steaks and seafood offers a variety of eclectic specialties; also weekly specials, small plates, appetizers, and patio dining. 83 Madison Ave. 333-1224. B, L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$$

From Beale Street night spots to neighborhood bars/grills, these places dish out a variety of food. Many offer live entertainment, and patrons can’t miss the large-screen TVs. ALEX’S TAVERN—1445 Jackson. 278-9086. ALFRED’S—197 Beale. 525-3711. MRA. B.B. KING’S BLUES CLUB— 143 Beale. 524-5464. MRA. BEALE STREET TAP ROOM—168 Beale St. 576-2220. BELMONT GRILL—4970 Poplar. 767-0305; 9102 Poplar Pike (Germantown). 624-6001. MRA. BLIND BEAR SPEAKEASY— 119 S. Main, Pembroke Square. 417-8435. BLUE MONKEY—2012 Madison. 272-2583; 513 S. Front. 5276665. BLUES CITY CAFE—138 Beale St. 526-3637. MRA. BROOKHAVEN PUB & GRILL—695 W. Brookhaven Circle. 680-8118. MRA. BUFFALO WILD WINGS—3448 Poplar. 324-9225; 3770 Hacks Cross Rd. 737-9463; 7188 Airways (Southaven). 662-3497776; 8385 Highway 64. 380-9294. DOUBLE J SMOKEHOUSE & SALOON—124 E. G.E. Patterson. 347-2648. EARNESTINE & HAZEL’S— 531 S. Main. 523-9754. MRA. EAST END GRILL—7547 Highway 64. 937-1392; 7956 Winchester Rd. 432-4256. MRA. FLYING SAUCER DRAUGHT EMPORIUM—130 Peabody Place. 523-7468; 1400 Germantown Pkwy. 755-5530. MRA. FLYNN’S RESTAURANT & BAR— 159 Beale St. 523-1940. FOX AND HOUND ENGLISH PUB & GRILL—847 Exocet Dr. 624-9060; 5101 Sanderlin Ave. 763-2013; 6565 Town Center Crossing (Southaven). 662-536-2200. GRAWEMEYER’S—520 S. Main. 800-1553. HADLEY’S PUB—2779 Whitten Rd. 266-5006. HARD ROCK CAFE— 126 Beale. 529-0007. HICKORY TAVERN—4600 Merchants Park Cir. 861-0196. HIGH POINT PUB—477 High Point Terrace. 452-9203. HUEY’S—1927 Madison. 726-4372; 1771 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 754-3885; 77 S. Second. 527-2700; 2130 W. Poplar (Collierville). 854-4455; 7090 Malco Blvd. (Southaven). 662-3497097; 7825 Winchester. 624-8911; 4872 Poplar. 682-7729; 7677 Farmington Blvd. (Germantown). 318-3030. MRA. JERRY LEE LEWIS’ CAFE & HONKY TONK—310 Beale St. 654-5171. KING’S PALACE CAFE— 162 Beale. 521-1851. MRA. MEMPHIS SPORTS PUB— 5012 Park Ave. 767-8632. MIDTOWN CROSSING GRILLE—394 N. Watkins. 443-0502. MURPHY’S—1589 Madison. 726-4193. MRA. NEIL’S MUSIC ROOM—5727 Quince Rd. 682-2300. OLD ZINNIE’S— 1688 Madison. 726-5004. PATRICK’S— 4972 Park Ave. 682-2852. MRA. P & H CAFE—1532 Madison. 726-0906. PIG ON BEALE—167 Beale. 529-1544 ROCKHOUSELIVE—2586 Poplar. 324-6300. 5709 Raleigh LaGrange. 386-7222. R.P. TRACKS— 3547 Walker. 327-1471. RUM BOOGIE CAFE— 182 Beale. 528-0150. SAMMY HAGAR’S RED ROCKER BAR & GRILL— Southland Park, 1550 North Ingram Blvd. (West Memphis). 872735-3670. SILKY O’SULLIVAN’S— 183 Beale St. 522-9596. MRA. THE SILLY GOOSE— 100 Peabody Place. 435-6915. THE SLIDER INN— 2117 Peabody. 725-1155. SOUTH OF BEALE— 361 S. Main. 526-0388. T J MULLIGAN’S—8071 Trinity Rd. (Cordova). 756-4480; 2821 N. Houston Levee Rd. 377-9997. UBEE’S—521 S. Highland. 323-0900 WESTY’S—346 N. Main. 543-3278 . THE WINDJAMMER— 786 E. Brookhaven Cl. 683-9044.

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CIT Y DINING LIST EL MEZCAL—Serves burritos, chimichangas, fajitas, and other Mexican cuisine, as well as shrimp dinners and steak.  402 Perkins Extd. 761-7710; 694 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 755-1447; 1492 Union. 274-4264; 11615 Airline Rd. (Arlington). 867-1883; 9045 Highway 64 (Lakeland). 383-4219; 7164 Hacks Cross Rd. (Olive Branch). 662-890-3337; 8834 Hwy. 51 N. (Millington). 872-3220; 7424 Highway 64 (Bartlett). 417-6026; 9947 Wolf River (Collierville) 853-7922. L, D, X, $ EL PORTON—Fajitas, quesadillas, and steak ranchero are just a few of the menu items.  2095 Merchants Row (Germantown). 7544268; 8361 Highway 64. 380-7877; 65 S. Highland, Poplar Plaza. 452-7330; 1805 N. Germantown Parkway (Cordova). 624-9358; 1016 W. Poplar (Collierville). 854-5770. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ ELFO GRISANTI’S—Specializing in northern Italian cuisine, including pasta, fish, beef and nightly specials — all made in-house. Closed Sun.  2285 S. Germantown Rd. 753-4017. D, X, $-$$$ EMERALD THAI RESTAURANT—Spicy shrimp, pad khing, lemon grass chicken, and several noodle, rice, and vegetarian dishes are offered at this family restaurant. Closed Sunday.   8950 Highway 64 (Lakeland). 384-0540. L, D X, $-$$ ERLING JENSEN—Presents “globally inspired” cuisine: specialties are rack of lamb, big game entrees,and fresh fish dishes.  1044 S. Yates. 763-3700. D, X, MRA, $$-$$$ EVELYN & OLIVE—Jamaican/Southern fusion cuisine includes such dishes as Kingston stew fish, Rasta Pasta, and jerk rib-eye. Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Sun.-Mon.  630 Madison. 748-5422. L, D, X, $ EXLINES’ BEST PIZZA—Serves pizza, Italian dinners, sandwiches, and salads.   2935 Austin Peay. 388-4711; 6250 Stage Rd.(Bartlett). 382-3433; 2801 Kirby Parkway. 754-0202; 7730 Wolf River Blvd.(Germantown). 753-4545; 531 W. Stateline Rd. 662-342-4544 (check online for additional locations). L, D, X, $ 4DUMPLINGS—Chicken with celery and pork with Napa cabbage are among the hand-made dumpling varieties; also serves Asian tacos, and noodle and rice meals. Closed Sunday.   6515 Poplar. 762-4184. L, D, X, $ THE FARMER—Serving upscale Southern cuisine, with a focus on locally grown ingredients. Among the specialties are smoked beef tenderloin and shrimp and grits. Closed for dinner Sun.-Mon.  262 S. Highland. 324-2221. L, D, X, $-$$ FELICIA SUZANNE’S—Southern cuisine with low-country, Creole, and Delta influences, using regional fresh seafood, local beef, and locally grown foods. Entrees include shrimp and grits. Closed Sun. and Mon.  Brinkley Plaza, 80 Monroe, Suite L1. 523-0877. L (Fri. only), D, X, MRA, $$-$$$ FERRARO’S PIZZERA & PUB—Rigatoni bolognese and capellini pomodoro are among the pasta entrees here, along with pizzas (whole or by the slice), with a variety of toppings.  111 Jackson. 522-2033. L, D, X, $-$$ FIREBIRDS—Specialties are hand-cut steaks, slow-roasted prime rib, and wood-grilled salmon and other seafood, as well as seasonal entrees.  8470 Highway 64 (Bartlett). 379-1300; 4600 Merchants Circle, Carriage Crossing (Collierville). 850-1637. L, D, X, $-$$$ THE FIVE SPOT—Tucked behind Earnestine & Hazel’s, this popular eatery features innovative bar food by chef Kelly English.   531 S. Main. 523-9754. D, X, $-$$ FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE—Serves wet-aged and dry-aged steaks, prime beef, chops, and seafood, including salmon, Australian lobster tails, and a catch of the day.  6245 Poplar. 7616200. D, X, MRA, $$$-$$$$ FLIGHT RESTAURANT & WINE BAR—Serves steaks and seafood, along with such specialties as pork rib-eye and roasted duck, all matched with appropriate wines; also gourmet plate lunches. Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun. 3 9 S. Main. 521-8005. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$$ FLYING FISH—Serves up fried and grilled versions of shrimp, crab, oysters, fish tacos, and catfish; also chicken and burgers.  105 S. Second. 522-8228. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ FOLK’S FOLLY ORIGINAL PRIME STEAK HOUSE— Specializes in prime steaks, as well as lobster, grilled Scottish salmon, Alaskan king crab legs, rack of lamb, and weekly specials.  551 S. Mendenhall. 762-8200. D, X, MRA, $$$-$$$$ FORMOSA—Offers Mandarin cuisine, including broccoli beef, hotand-sour soup, and spring rolls. Closed Monday.  6685 Quince. 7539898. L, D, X, $-$$ THE FOUR WAY—Legendary soul-food establishment dishing up such entrees as fried and baked catfish, chicken, and turkey and dressing, along with a host of vegetables and desserts. Closed Monday.   998 Mississippi Blvd. 507-1519. L, D (call to check hours.), $ FRATELLI’S—Serves hot and cold sandwiches, salads, soups, and desserts, all with an Italian/Mediterranean flair. Closed Sunday.   750 Cherry Rd., Memphis Botanic Garden. 766-9900. L, X, $ FRIDA’S—Mexican cuisine and Tex-Mex standards, including chimichangas, enchiladas, and fajitas; seafood includes shrimp and tilapia.   1718 Madison. 244-6196. L, D, X, $-$$ FUEL CAFE—Focus is on natural “Americana” dishes with such specialties as bison burgers, grass-fed beef dishes, and wild-caught

fish; also vegan and gluten-free entrees. Closed Sun.-Mon.  1761 Madison. 725-9025. L, D, X, $-$$ GERMANTOWN COMMISSARY—Serves barbecue sandwiches, sliders, ribs, shrimp, and nachos, as well as smoked barbecued bologna sandwiches; Mon.-night all-you-can-eat ribs.  2290 S. Germantown Rd. S. (Germantown). 754-5540. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ GOLDEN INDIA—Northern Indian specialties include tandoori chicken as well as lamb, beef, shrimp, and vegetarian dishes. 2097 Madison. 728-5111. L, D, X, $-$$ GREEN BAMBOO—Pineapple tilapia, pork vermicelli, and the soft egg noodle combo are Vietnamese specialties here.   990 N. Germantown Parkway, #104 (Cordova). 753-5488. L, D, $-$$ GREENCORK—Wine-on-tap bar serves seasonal menu of modern Southern cuisine. Specialty is the picnic basket, which includes cheese truffles and daily selections of premium meats. Closed Sun.-Mon.   2156 Young Ave. 207-5281. D, X, $-$$ GRIDLEY’S—Offers barbecued ribs, shrimp, pork plate, chicken, and hot tamales; also daily lunch specials. Closed Tues.  6842 Stage Rd. (Bartlett). 377-8055. L, D, X, $-$$ FRANK GRISANTI’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT— Northern Italian favorites include pasta with jumbo shrimp and mushrooms; also seafood, fillet mignon, and daily lunch specials. Closed for lunch Sunday.  Embassy Suites Hotel, 1022 S. Shady Grove. 761-9462. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$$ RONNIE GRISANTI’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT—This Memphis institution serves some family classics such as Elfo’s Special and chicken ravioli, along with lighter fare and changing daily chef selection. Closed Sun.   Sheffield Antiques Mall, 684 W. Poplar (Collierville). 850-0191. L (Mon.-Sat.), D (Thurs.-Sat.), X, $-$$$ THE GROVE GRILL—Offers steaks, chops, seafood, and other American cuisine with Southern and global influences; entrees include crab cakes, and shrimp and grits, also dinner specials.  4550 Poplar. 818-9951. L, D, SB, X, MRA, $$-$$$ GUS’S WORLD FAMOUS FRIED CHICKEN—Serves chicken with signature spicy batter, along with homemade beans, slaw, and pies. 310 S. Front. 527-4877; 215 S. Center St. (Collierville). 853-6005; 2965 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 373-9111; 730 S. Mendenhall. 767-2323; 505 Highway 70 W., Mason, TN. 901-294-2028. L, D, X, MRA, $ HALF SHELL—Specializes in seafood, such as King crab legs; also serves steaks, chicken, pastas, salads, sandwiches, a ”voodoo menu”; oyster bar at Winchester location.  688 S. Mendenhall. 682-3966; 7825 Winchester. 737-6755. L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$$ HAPPY MEXICAN—Serves quesadillas, burritos, chimichangas, vegetable and seafood dishes, and more.  385 S. Second. 5299991; 6080 Primacy Pkwy. 683-0000; 7935 Winchester. 7515353. L, D, X, $ HAVANA’S PILON—Tiny eatery serving Cuban cuisine, including fried plantains in a pilon topped with shrimp, ropa vieja (shredded beef in tomato sauce), roasted pork, and a Cuban sandwich. Closed Sunday.   143 Madison. 527-2878. L, D, X, $ HERITAGE TAVERN & KITCHEN—Featuring classic cuisine from the country’s five regions, including lobster rolls, fried chicken, smoked tamales, Green Goddess shrimp, and more.   6150 Poplar, Regalia. 761-8855.L, D, WB, X, $-$$$ HIGH POINT PIZZA—Serves variety of pizzas, subs, salads, and sides. Closed Monday.   477 High Point Terrace. 452-3339. L, D, , X $-$$ HOG & HOMINY—The casual sister to Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen serves brick-oven-baked pizzas, including the Red-Eye with pork-belly, and small plates with everything from meatballs to beef and cheddar hotdogs;and local veggies. Closed for lunch Mon.  707 W. Brookhaven Cl. 207-7396. L, D, SB, X, $-$$$ HONG KONG—Cantonese and Mandarin standards are sweetand-sour chicken, and pepper beef. Closed Sunday.  3966 Elvis Presley. 396-0801. L, D, X, $

HOUSTON’S—Serves steaks, seafood, pork chops, chicken dishes, sandwiches, salads, and Chicago-style spinach dip,   5000 Poplar. 683-0915. L, D, X $-$$$  I LOVE JUICE BAR—Serving an extensive line of juices and grab-and-go lunch items. 553 S. Cooper. 612-2720. L, D, X, $ IMAGINE VEGAN CAFE—Dishes range from salads and sandwiches to full dinners, breakfast items served all day. 2299 Young. 654-3455. L, D, SB, X, $ INDIA PALACE—Tandoori chicken, lamb shish kabobs, chicken tikka masala are among the entrees; also, vegetarian options and a daily lunch buffet.  1720 Poplar. 278-1199. L, D, X, $-$$ INTERIM—Offers American-seasonal cuisine with emphasis on local foods and fresh fish; macaroni and cheese is a house specialty. Closed for lunch Sat.  5040 Sanderlin, Suite 105. 818-0821. L, D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$$ INTERSTATE BAR-B-Q—Specialties include chopped porkshoulder sandwiches, ribs, hot wings, spaghetti, chicken, and turkey. 2265 S. Third. 775-2304; 150 W. Stateline Rd. (Southaven). 662-393-5699. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ ITTA BENA—Southern and Cajun-American cuisine served here; specialties are filet Oscar and shrimp and grits, along with steaks, chops, seafood, and pasta.  145 Beale St. 578-3031. D,X, $$-$$$
 JASMINE THAI AND VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT—Entrees include panang chicken, green curry shrimp,and pad thai (noodles, shrimp, and peanuts); also vegetarian dishes. Closed Mon.-Tues.  916 S. Cooper. 725-0223. L, D, X, $ JIM ’N NICK’S BAR-B-Q—Serves barbecued pork, ribs, chicken, brisket, and fish, along with other homemade Southern specialties. 2 359 N. Germantown Pkwy. 388-0998. L, D, X, $-$$ JIM’S PLACE/JIM’S PLACE GRILLE—Features American, Greek, and Continental cuisine with such entrees as pork tenderloin, several seafood specialties, and hand-cut charcoal-grilled steaks. Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Sun.  518 Perkins Extd. 766-2030; 3660 Houston Levee (Collierville). 861-5000. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$$ JOE’S CRAB SHACK—Serves a variety of seafood, along with chicken, steak, and pasta.  7990 Horizon Center Blvd. 384-7478. L, D, X, $-$$$ JULLES POSH FOOD CO.— The changing menu features seasonal “cooking light” dishes such as salmon-shrimp cakes with green salad and roasted sweet potato wedges; also cold-pressed juices, to-go dishes, and desserts.   6300 Poplar. 509-8675. B, L, D, X, $-$$ JUST FOR LUNCH—Serves sandwiches, quiche, salads, fresh fish including fried oysters, daily specials, and homemade rolls. Closed Sunday. 3 092 Poplar, Chickasaw Oaks Plaza. 323-3287. L, D (Thurs. only), X, MRA, $-$$ KOOKY CANUCK— Offers prime rib, catfish, and burgers, including the 4-lb. “Kookamonga”; also late-night menu. 97 S. Second. 578-9800; 1250 N. Germantown Pkwy. 1-8002453 L, D, X, MRA, $-$$$ LA BAGUETTE—An almond croissant and chicken salad are among specialties at this French-style bistro. Closed for dinner Sun.  3088 Poplar. 458-0900. B, L, D (closes at 7), X, $ LA PLAYITA MEXICANA—Specializes in seafood and Mexican entrees, including red snapper, tilapia, oysters, chimichangas, tostados, and taco salad. 6194 Macon (Bartlett). 377-2282. L, D, X, $-$$ LA TAQUERIA GUADALUPANA—Fajitas and quesadillas are just a few of the authentic Mexican entrees offered here. 4818 Summer. 685-6857. L, D, $ LAFAYETTE’S MUSIC ROOM—Serves such Southern cuisine as po boys and shrimp and grits, and wood-fired pizzas; also live music.   2119 Madison. 207-5097. L, D, WB, X, $-$$ LAS DELICIAS—Popular for its guacamole, house-made tortilla chips, and margaritas, this restaurant draws diners with its chicken enchiladas, meat-stuffed flautas, and Cuban torta with spicy pork.


In addition to gourmet coffees and drinks, these eateries generally serve pastries, sandwiches, soups, and salads, and some have a wider range of menu items. AVENUE COFFEE—786 Echles. 454-3348. BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS— 2774 N. Germantown Pkwy. 386-2468; 4610 Merchants Park Cl., #521 (Collierville). 853-3264. BELLA CAFFE—Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central. 3206320 BLUFF CITY COFFEE—505 S. Main. 405-4399. THE BOOKSELLERS AT LAURELWOOD— 387 Perkins Extd. 683-9801. CARITAS VILLAGE COFFEE SHOP— 2509 Harvard. 327-5246.. CITY AND STATE—2625 Broad. 249-2406.

JAVA CABANA—2170 Young. 272-7210. MUDDY’S GRIND HOUSE—585 S. Cooper. 683-8844. OTHERLANDS—641 S. Cooper. 278-4994. MRA. QAHWA COFFEE BAR—Claridge House, 109 N. Main.800-2227. REPUBLIC COFFEE—2924 Walnut Grove. 590-1578. SQUARE BEANS ESPRESSO + GELATO— 103 N. Center St. (Collierville). 854-8855. STARBUCKS—1850 Union Ave. 729-4288; 3388 Poplar. 320-1021; 5201 Poplar. 818-9954; 2955 Kirby Whitten (Bartlett), 266-2497; 180 Goodman Rd. E. (Southaven). 662-349-0342; 8140 Goodman Rd. (Olive Branch). 662-890-9507. For more listings, check online. TAMP & TAP—122 Gayoso. 207-1053 THE UGLY MUG— 4610 Poplar. 552-3165. J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 6 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • 123

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CIT Y DINING LIST Closed Sunday. 4 002 Park Ave. 458-9264; 5689 Quince. 800-2873. L, D, X, $ LAS TORTUGAS DELI MEXICANA—Authentic Mexican food prepared from local food sources; specializes in tortugas — grilled bread scooped out to hold such fillings as brisket, pork, and shrimp; also tingas tostados and such sides as steamed corn. Closed Sunday.  1215 S. Germantown Rd. 751-1200. L, D, X, $-$$ LEONARD’S—Serves wet and dry ribs, barbecue sandwiches, spaghetti, catfish, homemade onion rings. and lemon icebox pie; also a lunch buffet.  5465 Fox Plaza. 360-1963. L, X, MRA, $-$$ THE LITTLE TEA SHOP— Downtown institution serves up Southern comfort cooking, including meatloaf and such veggies as turnip greens, yams, okra and tomatoes. Closed Sat.-Sun.   69 Monroe. 525-6000, L, X, $ LOCAL GASTROPUB—Eclectic entrees with a focus on locally grown products include lobster mac-and-cheese and pork osso bucco. 95 S. Main. 473-9573; 2126 Madison. 725-1845. L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$ THE LOOKOUT AT THE PYRAMID—Serves Southern fare, including catfish tacos and crawfish tails, atop The Pyramid with a panoramic view of the river. 1 Bass Pro Dr. 620-4600/291-8200. L, D, X $-$$$ LOS COMPADRES—Serves enchiladas, burritos, tamales, tacos, and vegetarian dishes; also Cuban entrees.  3295 Poplar. 458-5731. L, D, X, $-$$ LOST PIZZA—Offering pizzas (with dough made from scratch), pasta, salads, sandwiches, tamales, and more.  2855 Poplar. 5721803; 5960 Getwell, Southaven. 662-892-8684. L, D, X, $-$$ LOTUS—Authentic Vietnamese-Asian fare, including lemon-grass chicken and shrimp, egg rolls, Pho soup, and spicy Vietnamese vermicelli.  4970 Summer. 682-1151. D, X, $ LYFE KITCHEN—Serving healthy, affordable wraps, bowls, sandwiches, and more; entrees include roasted salmon and “unfried” chicken. 6201 Poplar. 684-5333. B, L, D, WB, X, $ LYNCHBURG LEGENDS—This restaurant with a Jack Daniels’ theme and Southern cuisine serves such entrees as Bourbon Street salmon, buttermilk-fried chicken, and grilled steak and wild mushroom salad. Double Tree Hotel, 5069 Sanderlin. 969-7777. B, L, D, X, $- $$$ THE MAJESTIC GRILLE—Housed in a former silent-picture house, features aged steaks, fresh seafood, and such specialties as roasted chicken and grilled pork tenderloin; offers a pre-theatre menu and classic cocktails. 145 S. Main. 522-8555. L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$$ MANILA FILIPINO RESTAURANT—Entrees include pork belly cutlet with lechon sauce, and shrimp and vegetables in tamarind broth; also daily combos, rice dishes, and chef specials. 7 849 Rockford (Millington). 209-8525. L, D, X, $ MARCIANO MEDITERRANEAN AND ITALIAN CUISINE—Rack of lamb with roasted potatoes and demiglaze is among the entrees; also steaks, seafood, and gourmet pizza.  780 Brookhaven Cl. 682-1660. D, X, $-$$
 MARDI GRAS MEMPHIS—Serving Cajun fare, including an etoufee-stuffed po’boy.  496 Watkins. 530-6767. L, D, X, $-$$ MARLOWE’S—In addition to its signature barbecue and ribs, Marlowe’s serves Southern-style steaks, chops, lasagne, and more.  4381 Elvis Presley Blvd. 332-4159. D, X, $-$$ MARMALADE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE—Southern homestyle entrees include catfish, honey-baked ham, steaks, and shrimp, all with a choice of three vegetables. Closed Sun. and Mon.  153 G.E. Patterson. 522-8800. D, X, $ MAXIMO’S ON BROAD—Serving a tapas menu that features creative fusion cuisine. Closed Mon. and Tues.  2617 Broad Ave. 4521111. L, D, SB, X, $-$$ MAYURI INDIAN CUISINE—Serves tandoori chicken, masala dosa, tikka masala, as well as lamb and shrimp entrees; also a daily lunch buffet, and dinner buffet on Fri.-Sat.  6524 Quince Rd. 7538755. L, D, X, $-$$ MCEWEN’S ON MONROE—Southern/American cuisine with international flavors; specialties include steak and seafood, sweet potato-crusted catfish with macaroni and cheese, and more. Closed Sun., Monroe location.   120 Monroe. 527-7085; 1110 Van Buren (Oxford). 662-234-7003. L, D, SB (Oxford only), X, MRA, $$-$$$ DAN MCGUINNESS PUB—Serves fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, burgers, and other Irish and American fare; also lunch and dinner specials.  4694 Spottswood. 761-3711; 3964 Goodman Rd. 662890-7611. L, D, WB (Spottswood), X, $ MEDALLION—Offers steaks, seafood, chicken, and pasta entrees. Closed for dinner Sunday. 3700 Central, Holiday Inn (Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality). 678-1030. B, L, D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$$ MELLOW MUSHROOM—Large menu includes assortment of pizzas, salads, calzones, hoagies, vegetarian options, and 50 beers on tap.  9155 Poplar, Shops of Forest Hill (Germantown). 907-0243; 5138 Park Ave. 562-1211. L, D, X, $-$$

T UNICA TA BLES CHICAGO STEAKHOUSE AT THE GOLDSTRIKE—1010 Casino Center Dr., Robinsonville, MS, 1-888-24KSTAY /662-357-1225. DON B’S STEAKHOUSE AT THE FITZ —711 Lucky Ln., Robinsonville, MS, 1-888-766-LUCK, ext 6501. 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. MEMPHIS BARBECUE COMPANY—Offers spare ribs, baby backs, and pulled pork and brisket, along with such sides as mac and cheese, grits, and red beans.   709 Desoto Cove, Horn Lake (MS). 662-536-3762. L, D, X, $-$$ MEMPHIS PIZZA CAFE—Homemade pizzas are specialties; also serves sandwiches, calzones, and salads.  2087 Madison. 7265343; 5061 Park Ave. 684-1306; 7604 W. Farmington (Germantown). 753-2218; 797 W. Poplar (Collierville). 861-7800; 5627 Getwell (Southaven). 662-536-1364. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ MESQUITE CHOP HOUSE—The focus here is on steaks, including prime fillet, rib eyes, and prime-aged New York strip; also, some seafood options. 5 960 Getwell (Southaven). 662-890-2467; 88 Union. 527-5337; 3165 Forest Hill-Irene (Germantown). 249-5661. D, SB (Germantown), X, $$-$$$ MISTER B—Features New Orleans-style seafood and steaks. Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Sun.  6655 Poplar, #107. 751-5262. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$$ MOLLIE FONTAINE LOUNGE—Specializes in tapas (small plates) featuring global cuisine. Closed Sun.-Tues.  679 Adams Ave. 524-1886. D, X, MRA, $ MOLLY’S LA CASITA—Homemade tamales, fish tacos, a vegetarian combo, and bacon-wrapped shrimp are a few of the specialties.  2006 Madison. 726-1873. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ MORTIMER’S—Contemporary American entrees include trout almondine, several chicken dishes, and hand-cut steaks; also sandwiches, salads, and daily/ nightly specials. Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun.  590 N. Perkins. 761-9321. L, D, X, $-$$ MOSA ASIAN BISTRO—Specialties include sesame chicken, Thai calamari, rainbow panang curry with grouper fish, and other Pan Asian/fusion entrees.   850 S. White Station Rd. 683-8889. L, D, X, $ MULAN—Hunan Chicken, tofu dishes, and orange beef served here; some sushi, too.  2059 Houston Levee (Collierville). 8505288; 2149 Young. 347-3965. L, D, X, $-$$ NAGASAKI INN—Chicken, steak, and lobster are among the main courses; meal is cooked at your table.  3951 Summer. 4540320. D, X, $$ NAGOYA—Offers traditional Japanese cuisine and sushi bar; specialties are teriyaki and tempura dishes.  7075 Malco Blvd., Suite 101 (Southaven). 662-349-8788. L, D, X, $-$$$
 NAM KING—Offers luncheon and dinner buffets, dim sum, and such specialties as fried dumplings, pepper steak, and orange chicken.   4594 Yale. 373-4411. L, D, X, $
 NAPA CAFE—Among the specialties is miso-marinated salmon over black rice with garlic spinach and shiitake mushrooms. Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Sun.  5101 Sanderlin, Suite 122. 6830441. L, D, X, MRA, $$-$$$ NEW ASIA—Specializing in authentic Chinese food, including roast Peking duck.  2075 Exeter, Suite 90. 758-8388. L, D, X, $ NEW HUNAN—Chinese eatery with more than 80 entrees;also lunch/dinner buffets.  5052 Park. 766-1622. L, D, X, $ THE OFFICE@UPTOWN— Offering sandwiches, wraps, pizza, soups, salads, and several vegetarian options. Closed Sunday.  594 N. Second St. 522-1905. B, 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, $-$$ ON THE BORDER—Dishes out such Tex-Mex specialties as fajitas and Southwest chicken tacos; also fresh grilled seafood specials.  8101 Giacosa Pl. (Cordova).881-0808 ; 4552 Poplar. 763-0569; 6572 Airways (Southaven). 662-655-4750. L, D, WB, X, MRA, $ ONE & ONLY BBQ—On the menu are pork barbecue sandwiches, platters, wet and dry ribs, smoked chicken and turkey platters, a smoked meat salad, barbecue quesadillas, and more.   1779 Kirby Pkwy. 751-3615; 567 Perkins Extd. 249-4227. L, D, X, $ ONIX RESTAURANT—Serves American seafood and pasta dishes. Closed for lunch Sat., all day Sun., and for dinner Mon. 412 S. Main. 552-4609. L, D, X, $-$$ ORR RESTAURANT—Serves Mediterranean/African cuisine, such as lamb Kowzi flavored with raisins and roasted nuts and served

with white bean soup. 661 N. Mendenhall, Suite 101. 275-8692. L, D, X, $-$$ OSAKA JAPANESE CUISINE— Featuring an extensive sushi menu as well as traditional Japanese and hibachi dining. Hours vary for lunch; call.   3670 Houston Levee (Collierville). 861-4309; 3402 Poplar. 249-4690; 7164 Hacks Cross. 662-890-9312; 2200 N. Germantown Pkwy. 425-4901. L, D, X, $-$$$   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, $-$$$ PANCHO’S—Serves up a variety of Mexican standards, including tacos, enchiladas, and mix-and-match platters; also lunch specials.  3600 E. Broadway (West Memphis). 870-735-6466. 717 N. White Station. 685-5404. L, D, X, MRA, $ PANDA GARDEN—Sesame chicken and broccoli beef are among the Mandarin and Cantonese entrees; also seafood specials and fried rice. Closed for lunch Saturday.  3735 Summer. 323-4819. L, D, X, $-$$ PASTA ITALIA—Northern Italian cuisine features homemade stuffed pastas; a specialty is rosetta al forno; also serves fish and steaks. Closed Sun.-Mon.   8130 Macon Station Dr., Suite 106. 7510009. D, X, $$$-$$$$ PAULETTE’S—Presents fine dining with a Continental flair, including such entrees as filet Paulette with butter-pepper cream sauce and popoovers with strawberry butter; also changing daily specials. River Inn. 50 Harbor Town Square. 260-3300. B, L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$$ PEARL’S OYSTER HOUSE—Downtown eatery serving seafood, including oysters, crawfish, and stuffed butterfly shrimp, as well as beef, chicken, and pasta dishes.  299 S. Main. 522-9070. L, D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$$ PEI WEI ASIAN DINER—Serves a variety of Pan-Asian cuisine, including Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Thai. Noodle and rice bowls are specialties; a small plates menu also offered.  1680 Union Ave., #109. 722-3780; 2257 N. Germantown Pkwy. 382-1822. L, D, X, $-$$
 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, $-$$$ PETRA CAFÉ—Serves Greek, Italian, and Middle Eastern sandwiches, gyros, and entrees. Hours vary; call. 6641 Poplar Ave. (Germantown). 754-4440; 9155 Poplar (Germantown). 755-5440; 1560 Union. 505-2812. L, D, X, $-$$ PINK DIVA CUPCAKERY & CUISINE— Vegetarian/vegan fare, including cupcakes and build-your-own ramen and mac and cheese bowls. Closed Thurs. and Sun. 936 Florida. 946-0056. L, D, $ PF CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO—Specialties are orange peel shrimp, Mongolian beef, and chicken in lettuce wraps; also vegetarian dishes, including spicy eggplant.  1181 Ridgeway Rd., Park Place Centre. 818-3889. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ PHO BINH—Vietnamese, vegetarian, and Cantonese specialties include lemon tofu and spring rolls. Closed Sunday. 1615 Madison. 276-0006. L, D, $ PHO SAIGON—Vietnamese fare includes beef teriyaki, roasted quail, curry ginger chicken, vegetarian options, and a variety of soups. 2946 Poplar. 458-1644. L, D, $ PIG-N-WHISTLE—Offers pork shoulder sandwiches, wet and dry ribs, catfish, nachos, and stuffed barbecue potatoes.   6084 KerrRosemark Rd. 872-2455. L, D, X, $ PORCELLINO’S CRAFT BUTCHER—Small plates, charcuterie selections, speacialty steaks, house-made pastries, and innovative teas and coffees are offered at this combination butcher shop and restaurant featuring locally sourced menu items.   711 W. Brookhaven Cl. 762-6656. B, L, D, X $-$$ PRESENTATION ROOM, THE—American bistro run by the students of L’Ecole Culinaire. Menu changes regularly; specialties may include such items as a filet with truffle mushroom ragu. Closed Fri.Sun. 1 245 N. Germantown Pkwy (Cordova). 754-7115. L, D, X, $-$$ PYRO’S FIRE-FRESH PIZZA—Serving gourmet pizzas cooked in an open-fire oven; wide choice of toppings; large local and craft beer selection. 1199 Ridgeway. 379-8294; 2035 Union Ave. 208-8857; 2286 N. Germantown Pkwy. 207-1198. B, L, D, X, $ RAVINE—Serves contemporary Southern cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, locally grown foods and a menu that changes weekly. Closed Mon.-Tues. 5 3 Pea Ridge/County Rd. 321 (Oxford, MS). 662-2344555. D, SB, X, $$-$$$ RED KOI—Classic Japanese cuisine offered at this family-run restaurant; hibachi steaks, sushi, seafood, chicken, and vegetables.   5847 Poplar. 767-3456. L, D, X $-$$ RED LOBSTER—Specializes in crab legs, lobster, and shrimp dishes; also pastas, salads, steaks, and chicken.  8161 Highway 64 (Cordova). 387-0056; 6535 Airways (Southaven). 662-536-1960; 7750 Winchester. 759-9045. L, D, X, $-$$ RENDEZVOUS, CHARLES VERGOS’—Menu items include barbecued ribs, cheese plates, skillet shrimp, red beans and rice, and

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Fresh cuisine prepared while you wait and served in an upscale setting. Not your typical fast-food restaurants, most serve beer, wine, and liquor. BONEHEADS—555 Perkins Extd. 746-8867. BURRITO BLUES MEXICAN—156 Beale. 528-1055. CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL—5865 Poplar, Ridgeway Trace, #104. 416-1944; 2760 N. Germantown Pkwy. 620-0469. CRAZY ITALIANS—1250 N. Germantown Pkwy., #105 (Cordova). 347-2449. CREPE MAKER—4630 Merchants Park Cir., #731 (Collierville). 861-1981. GENGHIS GRILL—2362 N. Germantown Parkway. 584-0412; 7706 Winchester. 522-5048; 5849 Poplar, #117, Ridgeway Trace. 308-4040. HUMDINGERS—6300 Poplar. 260-8292; 1134 N. Germantown Parkway (Cordova). 271-2912. MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL— 465 N. Germantown Parkway (Cordova). 737-5058. 6300 Poplar Ave., #108. 685-5685; 3660 S. Houston Levee (Collierville). 457-7227; 3546 Walker. 590-0192 SWANKY’S TACO SHOP—6641 Poplar (Germantown). 737-2088. 4770 Poplar. 730-0763; 711 Southcrest Pkwy, #101 (Southaven). 662-655-0662. MRA. TAZIKI’S MEDITERRANEAN CAFE— 540 S. Mendenhall. 290-1091.



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Greek salads. Closed Sun.-Mon.  52 S. Second. 523-2746. L (Fri.-Sat.), D, X, MRA, $-$$ RESTAURANT IRIS— French Creole cuisine includes shrimp and delta-grind grits, and New York strip stuffed with fried oysters and blue cheese. Closed Sun. 2146 Monroe. 590-2828. D, X, MRA, $$-$$$ RIVER OAKS—A French-style bistro serving seafood and steaks, with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients. Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Sun.  5871 Poplar Ave. 683-9305. L, D, X, $$$ RIVERFRONT BAR & GRILL—Beale Street Landing eatery serves Southern American specialties, including Tom Lee Catfish, and Tennessee Caviar, a fresh veggie salsa of black-eyed peas and cilantro with pimento cheese and toast points; also sausage-cheese appetizer. Closed Monday.   251 Riverside Dr. 524-0817. L, D, X, $ RIZZO’S DINER—Chorizo meatloaf, lobster pronto puff, and brisket are menu items at this upscale diner, Closed for dinner Sun. and all day Mon.   492 S. Main. 304-6985. L, D, WB, X, $-$$ ROBATA RAMEN & YAKITORI BAR— Serves ramen noodle bowls and Yakitori skewers as well as rice and noodle dishes, and sake.   2116 Madison. 410-8290. D, WB, X, $ ROCK’N DOUGH PIZZA CO.—Specialty and custom pizzas made from fresh ingredients; wide variety of toppings. 3 445 Poplar Ave., Ste. 1. 512-6760. L, D, X, $$ ROMANO’S MACARONI GRILL—Serves MediterraneanItalian cuisine, including hand-crafted pasta Milano and penne rustica, and create-your-own pasta; also steaks, seafood, and salads.  2859 N. Germantown Pk wy. (Cordova). 266-4565. L, D, X, $-$$ ROYAL PANDA—Hunan fish, Peking duck, Royal Panda chicken and shrimp, and a seafood combo are among the specialties.   3120 Village Shops Dr. (Germantown). 756-9697. L, D, X, $-$$ RUSSO’S NEW YORK PIZZERIA AND WINE BAR— Serves gourmet pizzas, calzones, and pasta, including lasagna, fettucine Alfredo, scampi, and more.  9087 Poplar, Suite 111. 755-0092. L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE—Offers prime steaks cut and aged in-house, as well as lamb, chicken, and fresh seafood, including lobster.  6120 Poplar. 761-0055. D, X, MRA, $$$-$$$$ SABROSURA—Serves Mexican and Cuban fare, including arroz tapada de pollo and steak Mexican.   782 Washington. 421-8180. B, L, D, X, $-$$ SAIGON LE—Vietnamese/Chinese specialties include calamari with ginger, and pork chops with mushrooms; vegetarian options too. Closed Sunday.  51 N. Cleveland. 276-5326. L, D, X, $-$$ SAKURA—Sushi, tempura, and teriyaki are Japanese specialties here. 2060 West St. (Germantown). 758-8181. 4840 Poplar. 572-1002. L, D, X, $-$$ SALSA—Mexican-Southern California specialties include carnitas, enchiladas verde, and fajitas; also Southwestern seafood dishes such as snapper verde. Closed Sun.  Regalia Shopping Center, 6150 Poplar, Suite 129. 683-6325. L, D, X, $-$$ SCHWEINEHAUS— Serving Bavarian-influenced fare with a Southern twist; includes wurst platters, pork schnitzel, sauerbraten, and more; also a wide variety of beers. 2110 Madison. 347-3060. L, D, X, $-$$ SEASONS 52—This elegant fresh grill and wine bar offers a seasonally changing menu using fresh ingredients, wood-fire grilling, and brick-oven cooking; also a large international wine list and nightly

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Serving sandwiches and salads, burgers and bagels, wings and chicken, these are popular spots. BOGIE’S—715 S. Mendenhall. 761-5846. MRA; 2098 LaSalle Place. 272-0022. MRA; 80 Monroe. 525-6764; 2028 W. Poplar (Collierville). 854-8555. CHEFFIE’S — 483 High Point Terrace. 343-0488. CHING’S HOT WINGS—1264 Getwell. 743-5545. CITY EAST BAGEL & GRILLE—6698 Poplar at Kirby. 754-2660. CITY MARKET— 66 S. Main. 729-6152. CORDELIA’S TABLE—737 Harbor Bend Rd. 526-4772. FINO’S FROM THE HILL—1853 Madison. 272-3466; 703 W. Brookhaven Cir. 334-4454. MRA. HOLIDAY HAM—2087 Union. 881-6433; 585 Erin Dr. 7634499; 7652 Poplar (Germantown). 869-6650; 3750 Hacks Cross Rd., #112. 624-4848 JASON’S DELI—1213 Ridgeway. 685-3333; 1585 Chickering (Cordova). 844-1840; 3473 Poplar. 324-3181. KWIK CHEK—2013 Madison. 274-9293. LENNY’S SUB SHOP—2893 Poplar. 320-0022; 7424 Stage Rd. 937-0800; 22 N. Front. 543-9230; 521 S. Highland. 454-7077; 2095 Exeter, Suite 30 (Germantown). 755-0750; 4970 Raleigh-LaGrange. 371-9979; 1016 W. Poplar (Collierville). 854-8299; 4726 Spottswood. 202-4800; 4740 Showcase. 3684215; 8950 Hwy. 64 (Lakeland). 12 S. Cooper. 6300 Poplar, #111. 761-2403. MRA. LETTUCE EAT SALAD COMPANY—6641 Poplar, Suite 106. (Germantown), 552-5604. LUCCHESI’S BEER GARDEN—84 S. Reese. 452-3002. LUCCHESI’S RAVIOLI—540 S. Mendenhall. #3. 7669922. LUNCHBOX EATS—288 S. Fourth. 526-0820. MCALISTER’S DELI—3482 Plaza Ave. 452-6009; 7990 Trinity Rd. (Cordova). 737-7282; 7710 Poplar (Germantown). 753-1507; 975 580 S. Mendenhall. 763-2711; 3855 Hacks Cross. 881-6068; 6600 Stage Rd. (Bartlett). 213-3311. 9091 Poplar (Germantown) 756-5292. PANERA BREAD—714 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 754-5813; 4530 Poplar. 767-3116; 5865 Poplar, Ridgeway Trace. 683-9384; 7850 Poplar. 759-1439; 7501 Goodman Rd. (Olive Branch). 662-890-1985. PARADISE CAFE—6150 Poplar, Suite 120. 821-9600. JACK PIRTLE’S FRIED CHICKEN—3571 Lamar. 7941254; 2520 Mt. Moriah. 565-0203 RAFFE’S DELI—3358 Poplar. 458-5110. SCHLOTZSKY’S DELI—4758 Poplar. 763-0741. UNCLE LOU’S FRIED CHICKEN—3633 Millbranch. 332-2367. WHOLE FOODS MARKET— 5014 Poplar. 685-2293. YOUNG AVENUE DELI—2119 Young. 278-0034. Asian nachos and roasted sea bass. Closed Sunday.   928 S. Cooper. 274-2556. D, X, $$-$$$ TUSCANY ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE—Filet mignon, beef tenderloin, and various seafood and pasta dishes are served up here.  5910 Goodman Rd. (Olive Branch, MS). 662-895-3663. L, D, WB. X, $-$$$ TWILIGHT SKY TERRACE—Offers small plates of tostados, nachos, flatbreads, paninis; also hand-crafted cocktails and sweeping rooftop views of the downtown Memphis skyline.Open, weather permitting.   The Madison Hotel, 79 Madison. 333-1224. L (Sat.-Sun.), D, WB.X, $ TYCOON—Among the Asian entrees are spicy garlic shrimp, Thai gumbo, and special house noodle soup.  3307 Kirby Parkway. 362-8788. B, L, D, X, $ UNCLE BUCK’S FISHBOWL & GRILL—Burgers, pizza, fish dishes, sandwiches, and more served in a unique “underwater’ setting.   Bass Pro, Bass Pro Drive, 291-8200. L, D, X, $-$$ WANG’S MANDARIN HOUSE—Offers Mandarin, Cantonese, Szechuan, and spicy Hunan entrees, including the goldensesame chicken; next door is East Tapas, serving small plates with an Asian twist.  6065 Park Ave, Park Place Mall. 763-0676. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ WOMAN’S EXCHANGE TEA ROOM—Chicken-salad plate, beef tenderloin, soups-and-sandwiches, and vegetable plates are specialties; meal includes drink and dessert. Closed Sat.Sun.  88 Racine. 327-5681. L, X, MRA, $ ZAYTOON—Serves such Mediterranean cuisine as shish kebabs, falafel, hummus, and gyros.  694 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 754-6366. L, D, X, $

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piano bar. Crescent Center, 6085 Poplar. 682-9952. L, D, X, $$-$$$ THE SECOND LINE—Kelly English brings “relaxed Creole cuisine” to his new eatery; serves a variety of po-boys and such specialties as barbecue shrimp, and andouille, shrimp, and pimento cheese fries.   2144 Monroe. 590-2829. L (Sat.-Sun. only), D, WB, X, $-$$ SEKISUI—Japanese fusion cuisine, fresh sushi bar, grilled meats and seafood, California rolls, and vegetarian entrees. Poplar/Perkins location’s emphasis is on Pacific Rim cuisine. Menu and hours vary at each location. 25 Belvedere. 725-0005;1884 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 309-8800; 4724 Poplar (between Perkins & Colonial). 767-7770; 2130 W. Poplar (Collierville). 854-0622; 1255 Goodman Rd. (Horn Lake). 662-536-4404; 2990 KirbyWhitten (Bartlett). 377-2727; 6696 Poplar. 747-0001. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$$ SHOGUN JAPANESE RESTAURANT—Entrees include tempura, teriyaki, and sushi, as well as grilled fish and chicken entrees. 2 324 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 384-4122. L, D, X, $-$$ SIDE PORCH STEAK HOUSE—In addition to steak, the menu includes chicken, pork chops, and fish entrees; homemade rolls are a specialty. Closed Sun.-Mon.  5689 Stage Rd. (Bartlett). 3772484. D, X, $-$$ SKEWER—Japanese yaikitori cuisine features bite-sized meat and vegetables served with dipping sauce, along with sushi, ramen, and donburi — rice bowls topped with a variety of foods. Closed Monday. 5101 Sanderlin, #105. 682-9919. L, D, X, $-$$$ SOUTH MAIN SUSHI & GRILL— Serving sushi, nigiri, and more.  520 S. Main. 249-2194. L, D, X, $ SPINDINI—Italian fusion cuisine with such entrees as wood-fired pizzas, gorgonzola stuffed filet, and fresh seafood; pizza specials on Mon.; large domestic whiskey selection.   383 S. Main. 578-2767. D, X, $$-$$$ STAKS— Offering pancakes, including Birthday Cake and lemon ricotta. Menu includes other breakfast items such as beignets and French toast, as well as soups and sandwiches for lunch.  4615 Poplar. 509-2367. B, L, WB, X, $ STIX—Hibachi steakhouse with Asian cuisine features steak, chicken, and a fillet and lobster combination, also sushi. A specialty is Dynamite Chicken with fried rice.   4680 Merchants Park Circle, Avenue Carriage Crossing (Collierville). 854-3399. L, D, X, $-$$ STONE SOUP CAFE— Cooper-Young eatery serving soups, salads, quiche, meat-and-two specials; and daily specials such as Italian roast beef. Closed Monday.  993 S. Cooper. 922-5314. B, L, SB, X, $ STRANO SICILIAN KITCHEN & BAR—Presenting a Sicilian/Mediterranean mix of Arab, Spanish, Greek, and North African fare, Strano serves small plates, wood-grilled fish, and hand-tossed pizzas such as the King Alaska, with salmon and chevre. Closed Mon.   948 S. Cooper. 275-8986. L, D, SB, X, $$-$$$ SWEET GRASS—Low-country coastal cuisine includes such specialties as shrimp and grits. Closed Mon. The restaurant’s “sister,” Sweet Grass Next Door, open nightly, serves lunch Sat.-Sun.  937 S. Cooper. 278-0278. D, SB, X, $-$$$ TANNOOR GRILL—Brazilian-style steakhouse with skewers served tableside, along with Middle Eastern specialties; vegetarian options also available.   830 N. Germantown Pkwy. 443-5222. L, D, X, $-$$$ TART—Combination patisserie, coffeehouse, and restaurant serving rustic French specialties, including baked eggs in brioche, topped with Gruyere, and french breads and pastries.   820 S. Cooper. 725-0091. B, L, WB, X, $-$$ TERRACE—Creative American and Continental cuisine includes such entrees as filet mignon, beef or lamb sliders, five-spice salmon, and grilled vegetarian eggplant; also small plates.  Rooftop, River Inn of Harbor Town, 50 Harbor Town Square. 260-3366. D, X, $$ TEXAS DE BRAZIL—Serves beef, pork, lamb, and chicken dishes, and Brazilian sausage; also a salad bar with extensive toppings.  150 Peabody Place, Suite 103. 526-7600. L (Wed.Fri.), D, SB, X, $$-$$$ THREE LITTLE PIGS—Pork-shoulder-style barbecue with tangy mild or hot sauce, freshly made cole slaw, and baked beans.   5145 Quince Rd. 685-7094. B, L, D, X, $ TOPS BAR B-Q—Specializes in pork barbecue sandwiches and sandwich plates with beans and slaw; also serves ribs, beef brisket, and burgers.  1286 Union. 725-7527. 4183 Summer. 324-4325; 5391 Winchester. 794-7936; 3970 Rhodes. 323-9865; 6130 Macon. 371-0580. For more locations, go online. L, D, X, $ TROLLEY STOP MARKET—Serves plate lunches/dinners as well as pizzas, salads, and vegan/vegetarian entrees; a specialty is the locally raised beef burger. Also sells fresh produce and goods from local farmers; delivery available. Saturday brunch; closed Sunday.   704  Madison. 526-1361. L, D, X, $ TSUNAMI—Features Pacific Rim cuisine (Asia, Australia, South Pacific, etc.); also a changing “small plate” menu. Specialties include

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by eileen townsend I research seemed either too obvious (a famous heiress) or oblique (an old friend he hadn’t heard from in years.)

That my work for William might be secondary to my status, as a fresh-faced young woman with recent credentials from a competitive school, occurred to me, but I pushed the thought aside. I was trying to get settled in the city and needed the income, as slight as it was. William, for his part, seemed enthusiastic about my presence. He would fill the dull hours by asking me a series of personal questions, such as “Do you consider yourself a happy person?” that I tried to answer as politely as possible. When I did not provide as in-depth an answer as he was searching for, he would laugh and say, “I can tell you My neighbors, on one side, were a toxically embroiled couple that are afraid of me.” I never knew how to respond to this. I was not afraid spent their time blasting country music when they were not fighting. of him, exactly, but he did make me nervous in a way I couldn’t place. On the other side was a middle-aged gentleman whose name I now A few weeks into this routine, William announced that we would take a trip to his farm in New Hampshire. We drove a scenic route up can’t recall, who dressed in well-tailored suits and made very little noise. What I knew of him I learned from brief, neighborly converto the residence, which he announced had been in his family for 10 sations that we shared when we ran into each other in the hall: He’d generations. His son, whom he described as a ne’er-do-well, now lived been a male model in the eighties and had once fronted GQ magazine, on the property, where the son bred and raised large dogs. William but was now a teacher. He still had many told me on the drive up that this wasn’t refriends in the city but preferred the quieter ally a work trip — instead, we would go life of the suburbs. canoeing, cook dinner, and look at the stars. One day in the spring, a few weeks before As we prepared for dinner the first night graduation, my neighbor knocked on my (grilled swordfish, which William told me door. He told me he had a friend with whom he considered “a lesser meal,” whatever that he would connect me, a documentary filmmeant), the filmmaker continued to probe maker who might be able to offer me work. me on my apparently antisocial behavior. This struck me as a little odd, considering “You must be afraid of me,” he repeated. that my neighbor had no knowledge of my “You know,” he continued, “that you are interests or academics, but I appreciated a very beautiful woman. But I would never do anything to jeopardize our professional the gesture. Working for a documentarian sounded better than any of the underpaid relationship.” I’m sure he meant this to be social media-related internships for which reassuring, but it did little to assuage my disThere was something vaguely colonial I’d applied. comfort. I wanted to ask, but didn’t, to what I met the filmmaker, whom I’ll call Wilprofessional relationship he was referring. about him, as if he’d just returned from liam, a few weeks before school ended. Later that night, he invited me to sit on his the most stereotypical of safari trips. William lived in a spacious home (by New porch and share a blanket with him while York standards) on the Upper East Side. we drank wine. I sat at a polite distance We met in his living room, which was decorated with a variety of and didn’t touch the wine. The next morning, I fabricated a reason to international furniture, antique books, and animal hides. He had return to the city and to my crowded Brooklyn apartment. Twenty-four white hair, looked to be about 65, and spoke slowly when he offered hours after that, I called William to tell him I would no longer be able to work for him. He accepted my excuse graciously. me tea. There was something vaguely colonial about him, as if he’d just returned from the most stereotypical of safari trips. This impression It is funny to me now to think how terrified I was of quitting. I didn’t was confirmed when William told me that his current project was fear destitution so much as disappointing this man to whom I owed about, as he phrased it, “the majestic Bengal Tiger.” If I were hired, nothing. But if it was a choice between an unknown future and wasting he said, we might go to India. my days as a pedigreed companion, I knew which I preferred. Perhaps The interview was highly informal — I provided no resume or referif I’d been a few years older, I might have been honest with him: I would ences — but he offered me the job. William laid out the basics: I would rather wash dishes than be paid to be a pretty face. I occasionally Google William to see if his films, especially the one work from his home office, where I would send emails, compile lists of about India, were ever made. I’ve found no evidence that they, or any potential film sponsors, and get $6 lattes from a coffee shop down the other projects, have come out of that Upper East Side apartment. I’ve street. I would sometimes sit beside him, silently, in meetings. I did my still never been to India, or seen a Bengal Tiger. I hope to someday go, best at these tasks, though they hardly constituted a full day of work. but I know that if I do, it will have to be on my own terms. There were few incoming emails, and the sponsors he suggested that



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