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This stunning view of Memphis can be seen atop The Lookout, a signature dining experience located at the top of Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. Inside the expansive 535,000-square-foot space are many experiences and features that offer something for everyone from the serious outdoor enthusiast to families looking to have fun. In addition to a vast assortment of outdoor gear, the Pyramid includes a wilderness hotel called Big Cypress Lodge, nearly 600,000 gallons of water features, a cypress swamp with 100-foot-tall trees, the interactive Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, and The Lookout, a breathtaking glass-floored cantilevering observation deck at the top of the 32-story steel Pyramid. PHOTOGRAPHY BY LARRY KUZNIEWSKI

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23 City with a Soul

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You said in one interview you’d have to hit the ground running in terms of the 100th anniversary next year. How’s that going? Whew, I could probably use a few more years to plan. I would say that the staff may feel more pressure than I do because they’ve had more time to think about it. I’m encouraging everyone to relax; we have great things going on. And those things are? Can’t talk a lot about it yet. But one thing the Brooks could do: We’re in the middle of this beautiful park. We’d like to make the link between the park and the museum stronger, and one way to do that is through temporary outdoor installations. You’re spending time getting to know Memphis. More on that? I’m reading everything I can about it and asking a lot of questions. Memphis has such raw energy and an entrepreneurial spirit, but also a quality of refinement and elegance. Memphis Brooks was born of the City Beautiful movement in 1916, a treasure box in the park, so that’s a big part of its DNA.

Educational outreach has always been important to the Brooks. That will continue? Yes. One way is collaborations through city nonprofits. We bring in 4th-graders from the city schools. We try to be sure the cost of buses is covered, so that’s not why kids don’t come. We’re trying to figure out how to help more with that. It’s not just children you want to bring in, but adults who have never been here? That’s true. I can’t tell you how many incredibly well-educated people tell me, ‘I don’t do art.’ I want to say, ‘Do you read, do you look? If you can do that you can do art.’ We can look a little bit forbidding, but art museums are for everybody, and you don’t have to know a thing about art when you walk through the door. You can’t ‘fail’ museums. Can exposure to art change people? I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t believe that. One thing that attracted me was the Brooks’ vision: transforming life through the power of art. In a way, art connects you to what it means to be a human being. My mother took me to museums as a child. I feel more at home in an art museum than anywhere else.

What Brooks outreach program do you especially like? Medical students in their first year can come in and ‘diagnose’ a work of art. They translate what they see into words. It’s a way to see and observe, teaching people to do that.

Favorite areas of Memphis? When I cross the bridge over the river, my heart gets that swelling feeling. I love downtown. And I’d been camping out in East Memphis, but we recently bought a house in Midtown.

Goals? One is to be sure every high school student and/or college graduate has a knowledge of four or five of the top-10 art works that belong to the Brooks. Memphians are proud and rightfully so of their barbecue and their music. They should be proud of their art museum.

What do you do just for Emily? I love to go to museums! One Sunday I went to the Metal Museum and to Chucalissa Indian Village. I’m very interested in indigenous art and very much aware that the Brooks stands on what were Chickasaw lands, so I wanted to see the mounds in Chucalissa. And the National Civil Rights Museum is brilliantly conceived. Oh, and I love to go to the opera! But my family does not.

Speaking of barbecue, any favorite picks so far? Not yet, haven’t tried them all. But even being a Texan, I’m on board that Memphis barbecue is better. It’s different but I really like it.

What do y’all enjoy together? We do a lot of hiking in the White Mountains, also in Colorado and New Mexico, and Texas when its cool enough. Being outdoors is way up there for all of us. Last book you read? Hellhound on His Trail by [native Memphian] Hampton Sides. Though he wouldn’t remember me, we were both at Yale as undergraduates. I remember him because he wanted to be a writer even then. Something about you others don’t know? When I was in kindergarten, I broke my arm falling off a donkey [on family vacation in Colorado]. They ran a picture of me in the newspaper, ‘Houston girl breaks arm and goes to Salida Hospital.’ I was the most popular girl there!



hen Emily Neff joined the staff in April, she became the 14th director of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in its 99-year history. She recently directed the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma, and spent a large part of her career as curator of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Now, as steward of the oldest and largest museum in Tennessee, the 52-year-old Neff calls the Brooks extraordinary and its legacy incredible. Here, the wife and mother of two teenage sons talks about her goals for the museum, her thoughts on art education, barbecue, books about Memphis, and falling off a donkey.

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ometime late last fall, I knew I’d settled into Memphis when I walked into Republic Coffee, stepped up to the counter, and the barista asked, just to confirm, “cafe au lait?” The first time I moved to a new city — at that time, Roanoke, Virginia, two hours from the city where I was born — I told my mother that I’d know I was at home when I walked into the grocery store and saw people I knew. Some years later, in Memphis, 12 hours from the city where I was born, it was a coffee shop.

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they’re right. The mountains are immovable, the rocks solid and planted deep, and so being tied to that land is different from being tied to the land of the Mid-South, but it’s a tie that’s no less passionate. The difference, a writer friend suggested in conversation not long ago, is the river, and I think she’s right. This city began on the river, around steamboats and landings and hard, dangerous work, and then it kept moving, growing, and its people kept moving. It’s a city built by travelers, on land that has shifted — even the river itself hasn’t kept to its course over the years, affected by floods and storms and human whims. In a reflection of that, Memphis itself is a shimmering city, its boundaries shifting abruptly, its personality mellow and dangerous by turns, shaped by the cultures that have moved in and out of it: the spice and superstition of New Orleans, the blues of the Delta, the country and rock of Nashville, the devastation of slavery, the struggle of the civil rights movement. Memphis is a place that names its ghosts, and Memphians can tell you which ones to love (Mary, who has her own reserved seat in the balcony of the beautiful, beautiful Orpheum Theatre) and which ones to avoid (the red-haired lady in Earnestine and Hazel’s). I came to Memphis expecting good barbecue and blues music, as one does, but found that Memphis is more than what you expect. Yes, the barbecue is amazing. (I have been told I’ve had ribs before, but do not remember any ribs before Central BBQ’s; my first visit, on my interview weekend, I ate more than my friend, a 30-something-year-old male who runs half marathons.) Yes, the blues — what words can PHOTOGRAPH BY THE PEABODY / © MEMPHIS CVB

RIGHT: Cycling the Greenline at Shelby Farms Park. Originally home to a sprawling penal farm, the 4,500-acre urban park receives approximately 1 million visitors each year to its numerous festivals, bodies of water, paddleboats, trails, kite field, horse stables, playground, nature areas, amphitheater, and visitors’ center. The Peabody Duck March. The Peabody is probably best known around the world for a custom dating back to the 1930s. The general manager at the time, Frank Schutt, had just returned from a weekend hunting trip in Arkansas. He and his friends found it amusing to leave their live decoy ducks in the hotel fountain. The guests loved the idea, and since then, ducks have played in the fountain every day.

Until March 2014, I had never set foot in Memphis. I had spent a lot of time in eastern Tennessee — the Great Smoky Mountains, so much taller than our Virginia Blue Ridge; Knoxville, Chattanooga, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Jonesborough, Bristol. But except for a single overnight business trip to Nashville, I had never been anywhere close to this end of the state, as I put it to friends back in Virginia, “as far west as you can get in Tennessee without being in Arkansas.” Our Virginia rivers — the James, the New (ironically named) — are old as well, and wind their ways through ancient mountains and valleys — Shenandoah, Roanoke — names with roots in Native American legends. Coming to Memphis, I stepped into a different sort of age and agelessness, a different sort of history. Memphis rests lightly on the shores of her river. Part of it is that Southern elegance. The city, like its residents, is genteel, graceful. Its cityscape doesn’t crowd the river: Parks along the banks create a little bit of green space between the busyness of downtown and the quiet, beautiful southward currents of the water. When I miss the mountains, I head for the river, and find that it’s beautiful in all its seasons — green in summer, brilliant in autumn, stark in winter, and overflowing in the spring. Sometimes I see barges loaded with coal from our mountains pass by, and watch, amazed at how they manage to maneuver under and past the bridges and the invisible hazards below the surface. Back east, I get annoyed when I hear people say, “The Appalachian people are tied to their land” — it sounds over-romanticized — but I have to admit PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREA ZUCKER / © MEMPHIS CVB

above: The sun is slowly sinking. The southern view from The Lookout atop the Bass Pro Pyramid.

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Place of pilgrimage



ot to say that the things that have made Memphis famous didn’t make Memphis famous for good reasons. I visited Graceland early on, with a then-new friend, a now-retired business attorney and CPA who’s lived here for 40 years and announced to me, “I love Graceland! I’ll go whenever you want to go!” and so we did. And Graceland tells a great story, not just the story of Elvis but the story of the city and the country through the lens of his life. Yes, it’s over the top (as so many things in Memphis are) — the walls and walls of records, the jungle room, the gold plate in the airplanes — but it also holds some of Elvis still in it. It’s not hard to imagine

him still there, not to be startled at how much he accomplished as a young, talented person, when you get past the caricatures of his legacy. It was through learning about Memphis’s music, at STAX and at the Memphis Rock ’N’ Soul Museum, that I learned about Memphis the city. Memphis tells its story well through its museums — from the Cotton Museum, a few blocks off the river, a few rooms of what used to be closed to most except the insiders of the cotton trade — to the National Civil Rights Museum, which needs repeat visits with a lot of time to absorb its narratives, to understand just how much heartbreak and hard work and anger and reconciliation was behind three rather sanitized words — “civil rights movement” — and before and after, the slave history and the ongoing civil rights struggles it documents. It took me a year to get to Sun Studio, and by the time I did, after months of driving past the innocuous building on the corner between Midtown and the river, bordered by graffiti and boarded-up buildings, Memphis was moving into the tourist season. The tour group included families and friends visiting from Sweden, the U.K., and Mexico City; the tour started downstairs, in a gift shop/cafe (that serves up pretty good chocolate malts) and then moved upstairs to exhibits and circled back through the studio itself, next to the cafe. It was upstairs, when the sound of Howlin’ Wolf’s voice came through the overhead speakers, that I felt in my feet what every musician has felt in that building over the years. I understood the pilgrimage. Memphis was, and to an extent still is, built by travelers on a river. Long before Graceland and PHOTOGRAPH BYANDREA ZUCKER / © MEMPHIS CVB

describe those? Stepping inside B.B. King’s Blues Club on an early summer night, I didn’t want to leave, just wanted to stay and listen to that guitar. Sadly, it was a couple months after King’s death; I regret not hearing him play before he passed. But besides the blues and the barbecue, the riverboats and Graceland, there is also a stunning amount of talent in classical music, Shakespeare, the visual arts, and while I’ve been thrilled to find okra and spicy fried chicken (and ribs) in abundance, I’ve also found a dining scene with more variety and imagination than I’ve seen since I’ve been in cities like London and Washington, D.C. Memphis has a history that owns, mostly, its shameful moments as well as its admirable ones, and kind and warm communities of people with voices that lilt and add “sweetie” to just about anything without a trace of self-consciousness.

above: The western view from The Lookout atop the Bass Pro Pyramid.

left: Cochon Heritage BBQ Competition pits 24 awesome teams (made up of five chefs each) who prepare a snout-to-tail feast of only the finest heritage pigs. Pair it with bourbon and wine and you’ve got an amazing culinary event. The International Blues Challenge is a music competition run by the Blues Foundation. Every year, thousands of fans and musicians gather on Beale Street to compete for cash, prizes, and industry recognition.

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above: A mural on Lamar Avenue painted by Kyle Taylor and Brandon Marshall shows Johnny Cash and Robert Johnson.

Sun Studio, the ghost of Elvis and the memories of Johnny Cash, it was a passing-through place for pilgrims. Now the pilgrims come here and stop, to light candles outside Elvis’ home, to walk Beale Street, and to stand and feel the music through their feet in Sun Studio.

Honeysuckle and barbecue


right: Cooper-Young is noted for this unique train trestle at the entrance to the neighborhood. Visitors will find artists and galleries alongside innovative restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisine.


ut it’s different, coming to Memphis to live rather than coming to visit. Friends gave me an outline of Memphis neighborhoods, and explained that if someone told me “bless your heart,” it was not necessarily a term of endearment. (I am not sure whether to be pleased or embarrassed that I made it through my first few months in Memphis having been bless-your-hearted — only? — twice.) A friend and colleague lives in and loves Cooper-Young, and found an apartment listed for me. That’s where I landed, and while it’s small — four rooms including the closet and the bathroom — I am blocks away from some of my favorite restaurants (including Central BBQ), two used bookstores, a farmer’s market, a cat shelter, and two coffee shops. Cooper-Young, named for the intersection of Cooper, on the west, and Young, to the south, is a little rough around the edges, with older houses and a lot of trees. It’s where academics, musicians, and artists tend to live and gather. The Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center is here, as are churches, a bank, working artists’ studios, a

cooperative professional space, a few antique shops, an Urban Outfitters. On three of the corners of the C-Y intersection, you can choose among Italian, Chinese, or Mexican. Within a block or three there’s French and Thai, a chocolatier, and a great place for catfish. Walk one block off Cooper or Young and you’re in neighborhoods, tree-lined, the houses in various states of repair depending on the block. One of the things I was afraid I’d miss in Memphis was the sound of the trains in Virginia. When I mentioned this to Memphians, they were amused. There is not a place in Memphis where one doesn’t hear trains. Railroads angle through Cooper-Young, and every night I can hear the trains come through, as well as the FedEx planes overhead, their flight paths roaring right over my apartment. On East Parkway, the portion of street that forms the eastern boundary of the C-Y neighborhood, is Christian Brothers University and Memphis Theological Seminary, the Memphis Children’s Museum just beyond, as well as the Kroc Center, a Salvation Army community center that includes a gym, pool, and performance space. I joined for $33 a month. Just next door to the center is the Liberty Bowl, the 61,000-plus-seat stadium where the University of Memphis Tigers play (and U2, the Rolling Stones, and Metallica, in eras past). At night, its elliptical curves lit up in blue or green, it looks a little bit like a UFO that’s landed in the middle of the city. Friends told me, wait for spring in Memphis. It’s beautiful. And they were right. The trees greened, the flowers bloomed wildly, daffodils and forsythia and magnolia. Driving home in the evenings with my window and sunroof open, I could smell the aromas of honeysuckle and barbecue by turns. I shared Midtown’s excitement when Fresh Market and Muddy’s Grindhouse opened. I took neighbors’ advice to park my car and not move it for the 24 hours or so surrounding fall’s Cooper-Young Festival, and on that Saturday walked up to the Cooper-Young intersection to see thousands of people miraculously in my neighborhood, strolling, listening to music, looking at art, shopping for crafts, eating festival foods. One afternoon I stepped out onto my front porch and a tour bus rolled past. I suspect the driver was lost, but still. This is Memphis.

What to eat (and what not to eat)


o back to the barbecue. I was expecting good barbecue, and good Southern food in general. I was not expecting the wide variety of dining, including the excellent restaurants a few blocks away from where I live (a dangerous thing). The catfish at Soul Fish, the Brussels sprouts — Brussels sprouts! who knew? — at Alchemy, the egg salad sandwich at Otherlands, the mussels at Cafe 1912, the scallops at Tsunami, the gelato at the Beauty Shop, the cupcakes at Muddy’s, the croque monsieur at Tart. And yes, the ribs at Central. Beyond Cooper-Young, I love an upstairs perch in Local, with a view of the lights of Overton Square, guacamole at Babalu, prepared tableside and served in a little pottery pig. Late-night, post-concert sliders at Huey’s (any of them). Sitting upstairs at the contin u ed on page 128

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emphis is coming back.” I’ve heard this phrase floating around Memphis for more than a year now, used as a slogan in commercials, as support in arguments with out-of-towners out-ofthe-know, and as a reason to continue to live, love, and embrace this soulful city. It rings true, however, and from this native Memphian and self-proclaimed urban Southerner’s perspective, Memphis is not only “coming back” but also “moving forward.” With more to do, more to see, and more to eat, the list of “musts” for the newcomer continues to grow. The challenge is no longer finding a way to fill your Friday night in the Bluff City, but choosing from the countless local attractions. Our newcomer’s guide to Memphis is here to help assist the new kid on the block, because chances are, that block is worth exploring. ATTRACTIONS

AutoZone Park: 200 Union Ave., 721-6050, Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid: 1 Bass Pro Dr., 291-8200, Beale Street: Downtown, 526-0117, Children’s Museum of Memphis: 2525 Central Ave., 458-2678, Chucalissa Museum: 1987 Indian Village Dr., 785-3160,

Cooper-Young District: Midtown, 276-7222, Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange: 65 Union Ave., 531-7826, Davies Manor Plantation House: 3570 Davieshire Drive, Bartlett, 386-0715, FedExForum: 191 Beale St., 205-2525 Fire Museum of Memphis: 118 Adams Ave., 636-5650,

Gibson Beale Street Showcase: 145 Lt. George Lee Ave., 544-7998, Golf & Games Family Park: 5484 Summer Ave., 386-2992, Graceland: 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd., 332-3322, Lichterman Nature Center: 5992 Quince Rd., 636-2210, lichterman-overview Memphis Botanic Garden: 750 Cherry Rd, 636-4100, Memphis Rock ’N’ Soul Museum: 191 Beale St., 205-2533, Memphis Zoo: 2000 Prentiss Pl., 333-6500, Mud Island River Park: 125 N. Front St., 576-7241, Museum of Biblical History: 140 E. Mulberry, Collierville, 854-9578, National Civil Rights Museum: 450 Mulberry St., 521-9699, Orpheum Theatre: 203 S. Main St., 525-3000, Overton Park: 1914 Poplar Ave., 214-5450, Pink Palace Museum & Sharpe Planetarium: 3050 Central Ave., 636-2362, The Peabody: 149 Union Ave., 529-4000, Shelby Farms Park: 500 N. Pine Lake Dr., 767-7275, STAX Museum of American Soul Music: 926 E. McLemore, 946-2535, Sun Studio: 706 Union Ave., 800-441-6249, W.C. Handy House Museum: 352 Beale St., 527-3427, Woodruff-Fontaine House: 680 Adams Ave., 526-1469,


above: Amtrak offers direct routes from Chicago to New Orleans and back, giving our Delta sisters and Yankee brothers equal opportunity to catch Memphis at its best.


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


Abused Women’s Crisis Hotline: 725-4277,

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Alcoholics Anonymous: 454-1414 (24-hr. hotline), Animal Services: 2350 Appling City Cove, Bartlett, 636-1416 Better Business Bureau: 3693 Tyndale Dr., 759-1300, Memphis Crisis Center Child Abuse Hotline: 247-7477, Community Services Agency: 2670 Union Extd., Suite 500, 222-4200 Crime Stoppers: 201 Poplar Ave, 528-CASH (2274), Fire Services: aspx, 636-1400 Greater Memphis Chamber: 22 N. Front St #200, 5433500, Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County: 935 Farm Rd., 937-3900, Memphis/Shelby County Public Library & Information Center (Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library): 3030 Poplar Ave., 415-2700, Poison Emergency: 800-222-1222 Suicide & Crisis Hotline: 274-7477, Time & Temperature: 526-5261 Veterans Services: 2670 Union Extd., Suite 500, 222-4237


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





October 9 & 10

The Magic Flute

November 20 & 21

Love Changes Everything


Kallen Esperian in Concert February 6

The Tragedy of Carmen


Midtown Opera Festival April 1 & 9

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


Bus & Trolley: Memphis Area Transit Authority, 444 N. Main St., 274-MATA (6282), Memphis International Airport: 2491 Winchester Rd., 922-8000, Train Station: Central Station, 545 S. Main St., 526-0052,


The Time Jumpers featuring Vince Gill, Kenny Sears and “Ranger Doug” Green

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


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

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Let the Good Times

Always on my mind. The bronze statue of Little Milton Ellis gets some modern-day attention as he stars in a selfie with our tourist couple. on aexis: Silk jumpsuit by Parker, $297; hat by Rag & Bone, $197; shoes by Alice & Olivia, $395; rose gold hoops with diamond, by Lana, $390; coral and quartz necklace by Brave Design, $225; all from Oak Hall. on josh: Yellow short-sleeve button-down by Wolf Man, $74; ice blue Henley by locally made label, Groceries, $65; striped shorts by Wolf Man, $68; all from Stock & Belle on South Main. Shoes, Josh’s own.

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ROLL... Hey everybody! Tell everybody ! That B.B. and Bobby’s in town I got a dollar and a quarter And I’m just raring to clown Don’t let nobody play me cheap I got fifty cents more than I’m gonna keep


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Let the good times roll, Let the good times roll I don’t care if you young or old Let’s get together and let the good times roll

p h o t o g rap hy by l a r ry kuz n i ew sk i


—BB King / Bobby Blue Bland / Sam Theard


he Blues Hall of Fame recently opened its doors bringing to light the incredible collection of music, artists, and personal artifacts that define our culture. Blues greats are singled out in individual alcoves that envelop the viewer with rare photographs, stage clothing, and music synchronized to each artist. On a day that handed us sweltering humidity, a tourist couple agreed to model our fashions while experienceing the unique experience offered by the museum. Like the couple, the styles are young, modern, ready for a good time, and right on trend. All of the captions are song titles from our beloved and recently departed B. B. King, who holds a special place in Memphis and blues history.

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Baby, baby, I’m gonna bring it on home to you I done bought my ticket, I got my load Conductor done hollered, “All, aboard” Take my seat and ride way back, and watch this train move down the track Baby, baby, I’m gonna bring it on home to you I think about the good times I once have had Soul got happy now, my heart got glad I think about the way you love me too You can bet your life, I’m comin home to you I’m goin home, I’m gonna bring it on home, now I’m gonna bring it on home, now I’m gonna bring it on home, now Gonna bring it on home, bring it on home to you — Willie Dixon Big boss man. Our guest looks sharp by pairing his summer suit jacket with light-colored jeans — an easy way to add sophistication to a casual look. Jacket by Paul Betenley, $595; jeans by Robert Graham, $188; all from James Davis. Guitar from Blues Hall of Fame.

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Alexis’ boogie. Our girl is throwing some fierce face with these serious fashion essentials. Top by Veronica Beard, $375; white jeans by J Brand, $228; Rockstud Noir shoes by Valentino, $1,145; white bowler leather bag by Gucci, $1,690; bracelets by Margaret Ellis, $275-295 each; all from Joseph in Laurelwood. Necklace, $990, from Stock and Belle on South Main.

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Hard luck and trouble is my only friend I been on my own ever since I was ten Born under a bad sign I been down since I begin to crawl If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have no luck at all — Booker T. Jones / William Bell

Blues before sunrise. Our couple is about to descend into an unforgettable experience as the Hall of Fame awaits them downstairs. on alexis: Burgundy maxi dress by Love Stitch, $62; horn necklace by Ivory Coast, $165; mules by Matisse, $165; backpack by Mari Zuz, $59.50; all from Stock & Belle on South Main. Bronze necklace, $350; from Oak Hall. on josh: Chambray button-down, $145; madras plaid shorts $89.50; both by Polo by Ralph Lauren, both from Macy’s Oak Court. Canvas espadrilles by Ugg, $100, from James Davis in Laurelwood. Baseball cap available from The Blues Foundation, $20.

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Baby, please don’t go Baby, please don’t go Baby, please don’t go, down to New Orleans You know I love you so — Muddy Waters


Ain’t nobody here but us chickens. The photography display is all industrial and softened by these floral looks. Photos of Big Mama Thornton, B.B. King, Junior Kimbrough, Ray Charles, and Booker White by Oxford, MS, photographer Dick Waterman. on alexis: Royal-blue top by Ellen Anchor from Alexandra Nicole, $22; flower pouf skirt, by Gracia, $68; both from The Attic in Overton Square. Ankle boots by Rag & Bone, $525, from Oak Hall. Metallic cut-out cuff, $18; from Crazy Beautiful in Overton Square. The Rag & Bone Enfield Royal Red Crossbody purse, $265, from Party necklace with coral, aquamarine, and quartz by Brave Design, $265; similar ones available from Spruce. on josh: Floral T-shirt by French Connection, $45; blue shorts by Tailorbyrd, $65; both from The Attic in Overton Square. Leather shoes by Cycleur de Luxe, $165, from James Davis in Laurelwood.

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Arts &Culture


above: Artist Tylur French created the Overton Park Bike Gate arch from more than 300 scrap bicycles. To stand out visually from the trees, the sculpture features several layers of bicycles, tricycles, wheelchairs, and even tandem and pennyfarthing bikes.




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elcome to Memphis: a hub for the creative, a pilgrimage destination for the artistic, a historic hotspot of legendary musicians past. Memphis has inspired the minds and hearts of the ingenious and the innovative for decades. Today, the Bluff City continues to be the home of talented actors, singers, musicians, painters, sculptors, writers, and dancers, serving as the perfect backdrop to showcase their work. These pages offer just a preview of the rich and extensive Memphis arts scene; however, to really experience it, we advise you to move from page to stage and explore the creativity this city has to offer.

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


Disciple Design 390 S. Main St., 386-4299 Joysmith Gallery 46 Huling Ave., 543-0505 Leadership Memphis Gallery 363 363 S. Main St., 278-0016 Rainbow Studio 400 S. Front, 521-0400 877-710-4555 Robinson Gallery 400 S. Front St., 576-0708 Sue Layman Designs 125 East G.E. Patterson Ave., Suite 103, 4097870, 300 South Main Gallery 300 S. Main St., 207-5059

COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY ART GALLERIES The Art Museum at the University of Memphis 3750 Norriswood Ave., 678-2224 Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery Christian Brothers University 650 East Parkway, 321-3432

BELOW: An installation in Overton Square’s security office.


Broadway Studios 5179 Wheelis, 725-6838 Crosstown Arts 422 N. Cleveland, 507-8030

David Lusk Gallery 64 Flicker St., 767-3800 Fountain Gallery 3029 Poplar Ave., 458-7100 Gallery Fifty-Six 2256 Central Ave., 276-1251 Gallery Ten Ninety One at WKNO 7151 Cherry Farms Rd., 458-2521 Jack Kenner Photographic Gallery L. Ross Gallery 5040 Sanderlin Ave. #104, 767-2200 Thomas Kinkade Inspiration Gallery 2760 N. Germantown Pkwy., #112, 257-1212, BROAD AVENUE ARTS DISTRICT Broad Ave./Sam Cooper Blvd., info@, Five in One (VINI) 2535 Broad Ave., 308-2104, MetalWorks Design Studios 2537 Broad Ave., 327-4000, T. Clifton Art Gallery 2751 Broad Ave., 323-2787, SOUTH MAIN ARTS DISTRICT Art Village Gallery 410 S. Main St., 521-0782

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above: Brooklyn-based Project Trio performed with the IRIS Orchestra.

Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College 2000 North Parkway, 843-3442 Memphis College of Art Overton Park, 272-5100


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



Germantown Community Theatre 3037 S. Forest Hill-Irene Rd., 754-2680 Hattiloo Theatre 37 S. Cooper St., 525-0009 New Day Children’s Theatre 4630 Merchant’s Park Cl., 853-9669 Playhouse on the Square & Circuit Playhouse 66 S. Cooper/51 S. Cooper St., 726-4656 Rhodes College McCoy Theatre 2000 North Parkway, 843-3834 Theatre Memphis 630 Perkins Extd., 682-8601 TheatreWorks & Evergreen Theatre 2085 Monroe Ave./1705 Poplar Ave., 274-7139, University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance 144 Theatre Building, 678-5643

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Jon Kimura Parker, piano Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream Schumann: Symphony No. 1, “Spring” Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 December 5-6, 2015

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Midori, violin Bizet: Symphony in C Carter: Symphony No. 1 (1942) Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto

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Project Trio (flute, cello, bass) Mozart: Symphony No. 20 Schoenburg, Adam: new work; world premiere Dvorak: Symphony No. 7

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above: The B.B. King memorial procession down Beale Street, May 27, 2015. below: A B.B. King tribute poster on display at Agave-Maria Cantina.

ur annual “Who’s Who” is not a museum piece sealed in glass. The names and faces change, and sometimes that glass is shattered, as it was on May 14, 2015, when B.B. King — hailed now and forever as the “King of the Blues,” passed away at the age of 89. Born in 1925 near Itta Bena, Mississippi, Riley King was lured to Memphis at an early age, where he dubbed himself the “Beale Street Blues Boy,” a moniker shortened into the memorable “B.B. King” that graced his records and clubs. Over a career that spanned more than half a century, King produced more than 40 albums, performed with just about every star on the planet, and along the way collected 15 Grammy awards and countless other honors. The over-used terms “legend” and “icon” don’t do him justice in the world of music. Truth be told, it always bothered us that King was tucked away in the “Out-of-Towners” section here (see pages 60-61). Sure, he spent his last years in Las Vegas, but we like to think he always considered Memphis his real home, and it was here that one of many final memorials took place, on the famous Beale Street that gave him his name. B.B. King won’t be replaced anytime soon, but fresh faces appear on this list, and many new “movers, shakers, and other news-makers” are making names for themselves in 2015.

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DAVID ARCHER President and CEO of Saint Francis Healthcare, which includes Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis, Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, the Ambulatory Surgery Center, five Sports Medicine and Rehab Centers, and the physician practice entity, Saint Francis Medical Partners. Directly oversees the strategic, operational, and clinical activities of Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis, a 519-bed hospital. Serves on the boards of Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Hospital Association, Mid-South e-Health Alliance, and the Hospital Wing, as well as serving on the executive steering committee of Healthy Shelby. WARD ARCHER Owner/founder of Music + Arts Studio and Archer Records. Former advertising agency executive who engineered the merger of Memphis’ two largest agencies in 1990 to form archer>malmo, now Tennessee’s largest ad agency where he served as CEO until 2000. Archer Records manages the new not-for-profit Blue Barrel Records imprint and combined artists include Amy LaVere, John Kilzer, Lily Afshar, Rick & Roy, Motel Mirrors, the Mighty Souls Brass Band, Caleb Sweazy, The Memphis Ukulele Band, and rocker Alex da Ponte. Expanded into film distribution with the release of Mike McCarthy’s Cigarette Girl in 2014. Recent studio projects include mixing Lucero Live From Atlanta and recording music for the Jeff Nichols film Midnight Special. Serves on the boards of the Indie Memphis Film Festival and Beale Street Caravan radio network. B.A., Rhodes College. MERI ARMOUR President and CEO, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Has been with hospital since 2007. Helped oversee Le Bonheur’s $100 million fundraising campaign, completion of a $340 million hospital, and recruitment of some of the country’s most sought-after physicians and staff. Le Bonheur has been named one of the “Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report multiple times. Armour received a 2014 Ruby R. Wharton Award and the 2008 Children’s Hospital Association Advocacy Award. Named Communicator of the Year by the Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America in 2009. Named YWCA Woman of the Year (Cleveland, Ohio) in 2005, and was a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow in 2008. Serves on the board of directors for the Urban Child Institute, Memphis Research Consortium, United Way of Memphis, and Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce. Armour is also a registered nurse. TONEY ARMSTRONG Appointed director of the Memphis Police Department in 2011. The Memphis native joined the police force in 1989 after serving in the U.S. Army. Came up through the ranks as an undercover officer, sergeant in the

robbery bureau, and colonel over uniformed patrol. Has also overseen the homicide unit, felony assault unit, missing persons, and CrimeStoppers at MPD. Attracted publicity as the homicide commander and ace interviewer on A&E’s The First 48. Was preoccupied through much of last two years with catch-up effort on testing rape kits, with strategies for streamlining police efforts in time of budget cuts, and with plans for shifting police headquarters. Has announced plans to retire by 2017. EKUNDAYO BANDELE CEO, Hattiloo Theatre, which he founded in a converted shopfront in 2006. Opened his new custom-built theatre, modeled after Chicago’s inventive Lookingglass Theatre, with two black box performance spaces in Overton Square in June 2014. Started a free “Theater in the Park” initiative making live theater available to underserved communities. Named “Innovator in the Arts” by Blues City Cultural Center and MPACT Memphis. Named to “12 Who Made a Difference” by The Commercial Appeal. Graduate, Leadership Memphis Executive Program. Board Member, Benjamin Hooks Institute for Social Change at the U of M, Overton Park Conservancy, and Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau. Co-chair of the Youth Guidance Commission. Author of eight plays and the novel Tales Go Round. In December 2013 Bandele’s play, If Scrooge Was A Brother, was produced by Chicago’s ETA Creative Arts. STEVE BARES President and executive director of the Memphis Bioworks Foundation, a broad-based public-private alliance focusing on the growth of biosciences and entrepreneurship in the Memphis region. Spearheading development of UT-Baptist Research Park, an urban revitalization project, recently completing its fourth phase, centralizing and magnifying the area’s biotech laboratory, research, education, and business interests. Co-founded the Bioworks subsidiary Innova, an early-stage venture fund for the state and region. Memphis Bioworks Foundation is leading the Greater Memphis Chamber’s EPIcenter entrepreneurship initiative. Previously held executive roles at International Paper and Hewlett Packard, including co-founding Sparcom Corp. Holds B.S., M.B.A., and Ph.D. degrees. Co-founder and Chairman of Tennessee’s first charter school, the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering, targeting inner-city children in grades 6-12. JACK BELZ As chairman and CEO of Belz Enterprises, Belz heads one of the South’s largest real estate and development firms. A longtime booster, activist, and participant in downtown development, probably best known for bringing back The Peabody hotel. The driving force behind Peabody Place, a two-million-square-foot mixeduse development stretching for eight blocks. Has worked with the Memphis Housing Authority and Henry Turley

Company to develop Uptown, including the demolition of the Hurt Village housing project and construction of approximately 1,000 new single-family and multifamily units near St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Also partnered in downtown projects such as Harbor Town and South Bluffs. Total property developed includes more than 25 million square feet and more than 30 shopping complexes. Received the Leadership Memphis Community Leadership 2000 Award, the 2003 Master Entrepreneur Award of the Society of Entrepreneurs and Junior Achievement of Memphis, the 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center City Commission, and the Kether Shem Tov Award from the Orthodox Union, one of the highest honors bestowed on members of the worldwide Jewish community. Board memberships (current and former) include First Tennessee (now First Horizon), St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Assisi Foundation, and Yeshiva University. CHARLES “CHUCK” BRADY President/CEO of the Memphis Zoo since 2003. Zoo has been voted among the country’s best for many years and has undergone renovations costing more than $90 million since early 1990s. Active in conservation efforts for various species and has served on the boards of the Giant Panda Conservation Foundation and the Jaguar Conservation Fund. Played a key role in negotiations with the Chinese government that brought a pair of giant pandas to the zoo in spring 2003. Construction under way for Zambezi River Hippo Camp, latest in zoo’s transformation to more environmentally sound habitats for its animals. CRAIG BREWER Memphis’ most accomplished film director and screenwriter. Filmed the Oscar and Sundance award-winning movie Hustle & Flow, mostly in Memphis; followed by Black Snake Moan, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Justin Timberlake. Received the Governor’s Award in 2005 from the Tennessee Film Commission for his contributions to the film industry. His remake of Footloose for Paramount Pictures was released in 2011 and was a box-office success. Has signed to write and direct The Gangster Princess of Beverly Hills, a true story about a Hollywood socialite who’s really in the drug trade, also for Paramount. Created $5 Cover, a 15-episode series for MTV centered upon Memphis’ rock-and-roll scene. Served as executive producer on the 2012 documentary/ concert film Katy Perry: Part of Me. In early 2015, announced plans to direct TV version of film Urban Cowboy. RUBY BRIGHT Executive director and chief administrative officer of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, which promotes leadership among women and helps women and children reach their potential. Spent 30 years in the nonprofit sector, including 15 years leading

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MIKE CARPENTER Executive director of the Plough Foundation. Formerly served as lead of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations for Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and as Tennessee state director for StudentsFirst, a not-for-profit established by former Washington, D.C., schools chancellor Michelle Rhee.

Twice elected to the Shelby County Commission and for nine years held the position of president and CEO of the West Tennessee Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors. Has been recognized for his community work, receiving the Children’s Champion Award from First Focus, a national children’s advocacy organization; the Co-Crime Victims’ Advocate of the Year Award; and the first Harry Burn Award for his advocacy on behalf of women and children. Most recently was appointed by Governor Haslam to the State’s Task Force on Aging. STEVE COHEN Serving fifth term in U.S. House of Representatives from Memphis’ 9th District. Was first elected in 2006 to the open seat after 20 years as an influential member of the state Senate, where he midwifed the Tennessee state lottery into being and was the body’s most prominent progressive. Ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, has been instrumental as a member of Transportation Committee in getting Transportation Improvement Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants for Memphis area. One of few white members to serve majority-black district, has successively drubbed primary opponents Nikki Tinker, Willie Herenton, Tomeka Hart, and Ricky Wilkins in 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014, respectively, and has handily defeated all Republican comers. Often accompanies President Obama on trips within Tennessee and has successfully recommended numerous presidential appointments in the Memphis area. Graduate of Vanderbilt and the University of Memphis law school. JERRY COLLINS President and CEO of Memphis Light, Gas and Water since 2007. Under his leadership, MLGW has twice earned the American Public Power Association’s RP3 award for providing customers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Native Memphian, former director of public works for the City of Memphis. Registered Professional Engineer in Tennessee. Awarded Herff College of Engineering Outstanding Alumnus Award and the Herff Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering by the University of Memphis. Elected to the Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment Association Hall of Fame in 2002. Former president of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Public Works Association, former president of the Kentucky-Tennessee Water Pollution Control Association, and former board member of the International Water Environment Federation. Currently an officer in the Tennessee Valley Authority Public Power Association. PACE COOPER President and CEO of Cooper Hotels. Earned B.A. from Columbia College and M.B.A. from Harvard. Recipient of the Developer of the Year Award from Hilton Worldwide, as well as a Hotel Owner of the Year Award, HotelWorld Network. Member of the Tennessee and American Hotel

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Warhol’s Nature JULY 4 – OCT 5, 2015 Warhol’s Nature takes a close look at an unexplored aspect of Andy Warhol’s work: his lifelong engagement with nature. The exhibition covers every decade of Warhol’s career, from his earliest drawings as a commercial illustrator through his well-known paintings of flowers and portraits of endangered animals.

Jamie Wyeth JULY 25 – OCT 5, 2015 Jamie Wyeth offers a retrospective of six decades of the artist’s career and the people and places that influence his life, including time spent working in Warhol’s New York studio, The Factory. The exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The national tour is sponsored by

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fter a 34 year career in the FBI, I retired as Assistant Director, Counterintelligence Division, FBI. During my tenure I was privileged to receive the Distinguished Rank Award from the President of the United States. After my retirement from the FBI, in 2009 I joined Guardsmark, the best and one of the largest security service companies in the world. Here are my reflections after five years of service to this extraordinary organization. What makes Guardsmark the best? The Guardsmark Difference — a culture dedicated to sustained excellence for the protection of the customer, with innovative security solutions and unmatched performance. The culture of excellence and quality control is and has been the foundation of the Company since its founding in 1963, driving Guardsmark to become what author Tom Peters called the “Tiffany’s” of the security industry. The Guardsmark Difference starts with our renowned Selection Process. From a more than 40 page application, to the most comprehensive drug testing program in the security industry, to the use of the polygraph where permitted by law, the most thorough reference checks, employment history going back to the age of 18, and many other innovative steps, only the most qualified candidates become part of the Guardsmark team. The application serves as both a life history of the candidate and a formative introduction to the unique Guardsmark culture. The Guardsmark selection process has been cited for its comprehensiveness in a leading collegiate psychology textbook. Our selection process is second to none and has been praised by our ISO 9001 auditor as “the most intensive and aggressive process this auditor has ever encountered for the service industry.” We do the most complete background screening of any security company. Guardsmark was the driving force of national legislation enabling private security to have access to the FBI database on criminal history record information. We are the only security company to utilize the national background screening program of the State of Minnesota in cases where the state of residence does not itself do a national criminal history record check in addition to the local state check, unless prohibited by that state. Our candidates for the critical position of security officer are not only well suited to the role, but do not possess a disqualifying criminal record. With respect to criminal background checks, we do everything that is permitted by law. For employees being considered for armed security positions, Guardsmark is even more selective. Candidates are interviewed by several managers as well as a psychologist to determine their history and experience in dealing with firearms and their suitability for an armed assignment. In addition to meeting all state firearms training and licensing requirements, all armed officers must also satisfy Guardsmark’s stringent firearms qualifying requirements, as well as successfully master Guardsmark’s firearms safety protocols and procedures. The benefit of this intensive process is our ability to recruit, employ and retain only the most professional caliber individual to serve our clients. That translates into the lowest turnover rate in the security industry, allowing our security officers to benefit from incremental learning on a continuous basis. Often having long tenures at client locations, Guardsmark people know the customer and the location, and have the invaluable, irreplaceable institutional knowledge to be able to spot potential issues before they become serious problems, saving the client precious time and resources, as well as preventing serious injury to customers, their employees and others. Safety is essential to Guardsmark. The tenure of Guardsmark security officers plays a key role in the company having the best safety and loss prevention record in the security field.

In an industry in which the average of recordable OSHA events is 1.8 per 100 employees per year, the Guardsmark rate of recordable OSHA incidents has averaged only 0.89, a fraction of the industry average, for the past 13 years. In risk management, Guardsmark stands out from the rest. The Experience Modification Factor or EMF is an insurance industry measurement comparing the workers compensation claims of companies within an industry. For the past 35 years, Guardsmark has averaged an EMF of 0.60, compared to the security industry average of 1.00, meaning that Guardsmark’s workers compensation claims are nearly half the industry average. This independent affirmation of the Guardsmark commitment to safety stands alongside the company’s OSHA record — as well as awards Guardsmark has created for safety and loss prevention since it was founded — as testament to Guardsmark’s relentless focus on safety for the customer. Recruiting and retaining the best people means investing in them — to create careers, not simply jobs. Guardsmark provides its employees the finest benefits package in the security industry, including our groundbreaking Tuition Reimbursement Program started in 1984 — in which we give our team members the opportunity to go to college with our financial help, earn degrees, and move up in the company; health insurance — which Guardsmark offered 100 percent of its employees as far back as 2000, long before the Affordable Care Act; 401(k) with company match, paid life insurance, paid vacations, uniforms at no cost to the employee, cutting edge learning and development content, and numerous incentive and award programs. We focus on career development and advancement. Nearly 40 percent of current salaried branch team members began their Guardsmark careers in hourly positions. By promoting from within as well as investing in our team members and encouraging continuing education, we incentivize our people to grow with Guardsmark. Our record speaks for itself. All of our management team must have at least a baccalaureate degree — and many have graduate degrees as well. And as of July 2014, nearly 50 percent of our hourly work force had college-level education and nearly 12 percent had a four-year college degree. We have the best educated work force of any company in the security industry. We provide the most comprehensive learning and development program of any company in the security industry. Going beyond the basics, our security teams receive far more than initial learning — they acquire client-specific learning every month, tailored to the particular client and location, enabling them to be up to speed on every aspect of a client’s security program at all times, and increase their knowledge base both on the security profession and individual location-specific applications. The focus on education allows our security teams to do far more for the client than other companies can do. Every client relationship is memorialized through the comprehensive Mission Partnership Statement® document. This specially designed, customer-specific security plan is developed with the client as part of the teamwork epitomizing our relationships and commitment to client needs; and follows a thorough review by our exceptional management and risk assessment teams, including recommendations for enhancing the client’s security apparatus. Through our innovative MVP® program, we go beyond traditional security to be able to perform 170 additional services, enabling our clients to concentrate on their core businesses. We conduct numerous value-added programs, seminars and conferences on threat assessments, workplace violence, active shooters, terrorism, cyber security, intellectual and proprietary theft, and economic espionage among others.

smark Difference? The FBI is now using three recent issues of our monthly management security newsletter The Lipman Report® in its ongoing initiative to control the threat of economic espionage to the United States of America and to American interests around the globe. Greater knowledge and enhanced service – powered by Guardsmark’s steadfast refusal to compromise standards or safety — means that a customer’s people, property and assets are protected with proactive care — being able to help the customer avoid costly and potentially catastrophic errors — whether it be spotting a potential problem at the particular location that might otherwise go undetected and bringing it to the customer’s immediate attention, or detecting a former, possibly disgruntled employee who should no longer have access to that location and making sure access is denied. Pay Now rather than Pay Much More Later — security as proactive rather than reactive — is central to everything we do for the customer. What happens to an organization when a catastrophic event occurs? Enormous financial losses, litigation, damage claims in the millions and greater, attorneys fees, potentially permanent damage to the organization’s reputation and good will, loss of market share, possible credit downgrades, media scrutiny, insurance premium increases or coverage denial, loss of investor confidence, the possibility of Congressional hearings, legislation directed at the organization, and even potential criminal proceedings — in short, a complete disaster for the organization. When an organization does things on the cheap, it runs significant risk of such horrific events and consequences. Because of our Selection Process, background screening, safety record, customer-specific security solutions and learning programs, low turnover, significant tenure of our team members, their enhanced knowledge of client locations and operations, our time-tested programs for customer service and team member advancement, and our relentless, proactive focus on customer protection at all times by dedicated individuals — hourly, salaried, at every level of management, all devoted to giving the client the best service there can be — Guardsmark helps our clients avoid and prevent such disastrous events from ever occurring so that they do not have to pay much more later. The Guardsmark Difference is reflected in our values. Our values of excellence, proactive focus, and complete trust are manifested in a commitment to the highest standards — not only of service, safety and protection, but of ethics. We have won major awards for ethics and corporate citizenship because we believe that ethics is essential to security and to business. We created our Code of Ethics in 1980, when ethics codes were not commonplace as they are today. We developed it without being asked to do so by any outside party, and we renew it, and improve it annually, with the opportunity for every person in the company to participate in this process. We were awarded the national American Business Ethics Award; received the Corporate Citizenship Award from the Committee for Economic Development; and our Founder and Chairman was honored with the prestigious Stanley C. Pace Leadership in Ethics Award from the Ethics Resource Center, the nation’s oldest, non-profit ethics advocacy organization. Ethics is especially critical in security because entrusting your assets — physical, human and intellectual — to another entity is the final test of confidence in that entity. Ethics also means a commitment to human rights and diversity — and these principles have been core values of Guardsmark from our beginning. Our investment in our people, who come from virtually every background, testifies to that commitment. Our human rights policies — Equal Opportunity, Code of Ethics, Sexual Harassment and No Slur — were ahead of their time. Another aspect of ethics is Guardsmark’s all inclusive pricing of services. No added after the sale costs, everything up front. That’s how we do business. The Guardsmark Difference — the commitment to unparalleled excellence for the customer — is attested to by the most rigorous independent evaluation: registration to the worldwide gold standard for quality management systems, ISO 9001:2008. Guardsmark is the only security services company to have achieved registration to the ISO 9001:2008 Standard for 100 percent of its quality system in three areas — SERVICE, DESIGN, AND SELECTION. Our quality management system has been registered to an ISO standard for quality since July 1999 and Guardsmark was the first security firm to become registered to the ISO 9001 standard — the highest ISO standard for quality — at a United States headquarters location. Guardsmark has won praise from clients far and wide for its adherence to the culture of excellence. With a customer retention rate of over 90 percent, and cited by major DOD contractors for our professionalism and knowledge of DSS requirements during DSS inspections, we treat the customer’s property as if it were our own — and act with urgency to protect it. As one valued customer told me, there are four things he admires most about Guardsmark: our selection process, our hands-on supervision, our management, and our responsiveness if an incident should happen, so that any consequences are minimized. It is our commitment to total excellence across the spectrum of security that keeps our customers satisfied, attracts new customers, and keeps our employees and our company moving forward to achieve continually greater heights. That is The Guardsmark Difference. On a personal note, I am greatly impressed by the excellence of Guardsmark and its outstanding commitment to its customers.



David W. Szady Vice President, Guardsmark Federal Bureau of Investigation Assistant Director,Retired

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contin u ed from page 53 LEWIS DONELSON The godfather of the modern Tennessee Republican Party and the founder of influential Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, and Berkowitz law firm. As original member of the Memphis City Council, took active role in attempting to resolve the 1968 sanitation strike before it culminated in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. Assisted in the expansion of First Tennessee Bank, and, as board chairman for The Med, shored up that financially ailing institution, now Regional One Health. As a lawyer, won landmark decision guaranteeing parity in state funding for all state school districts. Reorganized the Shelby County Republican Party and made it a political force in the mid-twentieth century, recruited the state’s chief GOP office-holders of the last century — among them Governor Winfield Dunn; Senator Howard Baker, his law partner; and Lamar Alexander, successively governor and U.S. senator, whom he served as commissioner of finance and administration during Alexander’s gubernatorial tenure. Author of 2012 autobiography, Lewie. At age 97, remains active. An acknowledged political moderate, he has differed with the current leaders of the state Republican Party on a state income tax, which he favors, and several other matters. Was honored in 2015 with Cook Halle Award for outstanding lifetime contribution to Mid-South community. A widower, he still teaches Sunday School at Idlewild Presbyterian Church. JAMES DOWNING Chief executive officer of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since July 2014. Finalist in 2013 for TIME magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world. Research has focused on genetic basis of cancer and using information gained to improve treatment for children with cancer. Oversees Pediatric Cancer Genome Project and ensuing clinical genomics project. PCGP has impacted battle against brain tumors, childhood leukemia, and Lou Gehrig’s Disease, among others. Native of Detroit with medical degree from University of Michigan. Joined St. Jude in 1986. STEVE EHRHART Executive director of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Football Classic, one of the oldest annual postseason games in college football, dating back to its founding in Philadelphia in 1959 (moved to Memphis in 1965). Game has been televised nationally on ABC or ESPN every year since 1990. Impact of game estimated at between $23 million and $25 million. Game will be played on Saturday, January 2, 2016, between teams from SEC and Big 12. Former president of the Colorado Rockies major-league baseball team and former general manager of the Memphis Showboats of the USFL football league.

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

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PAT HALLORAN President and CEO of Memphis Development Foundation, which operates the Orpheum Theatre. Has announced retirement at end of 2015 but will remain involved. Under Halloran’s 35-year leadership, the Orpheum has undergone two major renovations for the historic theatre and will open the $14.5 million Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education in August 2015. Holds degrees from the University of Nebraska and the University of Miami. Served on the Memphis City Council and helped found the Memphis Chapter of Big Brothers. Former president of Independent Presenters Network, a consortium of over 100 theaters across North America and Japan. Winner of three Tony Awards and an Outer Critics Award. Recipient of the 2011 Tennessee Governor’s Arts Award for Arts Leadership, the 2012 Communicator of the Year Award by the Public Relations Society of America, 2015 Kate Gooch Leader of the Year Award from Leadership Memphis, and the Legend Award from the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau for his work at the Orpheum and the community. Author of The Orpheum: Where Broadway Meets Beale. LEE HARRIS Minority leader of the Tennessee state Senate, won election to four-year term in 2014, defeating incumbent Ophelia Ford in first victory ever by anyone over an incumbent member of the well-established Ford political family. In second consecutive upset, was elected by diminished band of Democrats in Senate as their leader over established Memphis colleague Reginald Tate. Became thereby the first African-American legislative party leader of either chamber in Tennessee legislative history. Finished back in pack in race for 9th District U.S House seat in 2006 but won election to open Memphis City Council seat in 2011 over Kemba Ford. As councilman, highlight was sponsorship of successful resolution extending anti-discrimination to LGBT city employees. Professor of law at the University of Memphis, was educated at Overton High School, Morehouse College, and Yale Law School. SALLY JONES HEINZ Since February 2011, executive director of the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA), the volunteer-supported agency that provides housing, financial assistance, food, and other services to some 50,000 people in this area annually; also provides programs for vulnerable seniors and families in crisis. Heinz was previously MIFA’s vice president of development. Originally from Memphis and a graduate of Rhodes College. Also has a master’s degree in American studies from the University of Texas. Previously worked as executive director of Memphis Heritage, marketing director at Robert F. Sharpe and Co., and director of development at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art until starting at MIFA in 2007.

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Isaac Hayes, Prince, Stevie Wonder, and LL Cool J, among others. RON JONES Became the 12th president of Memphis College of Art in May 2011. Previously dean of the College of the Arts of the University of South Florida for 12 years. Holds bachelor’s degree from West Virginia’s Concord University, master’s from Arizona State, and Ph.D. from University of Maryland. Has served on panels for the National Endowment for the Arts and was elected to the National Council for Policy Study in Art, a group of 50 leading art education scholars. Served as president of the Florida Higher Education Network and president of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans as well as being nationally elected to the Arts Education Council of Americans for the Arts. Locally sits on the board of the Overton Park Conservancy and the Levitt Shell Board. KEVIN KANE President and CEO of the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau and its subsidiary MMG LLC, which manages the Memphis Cook Convention Center and the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. Since joining the CVB in 1991, initiated the first hard sell of Memphis music to attract visitors. The city’s music brand and iconic logo, “Memphis – Home of the Blues, Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” were created under his direction. Opened new visitor centers in Shelby County and established new sales teams in Washington, D.C., Chicago, London, and Germany. Created two subsidiaries, the Memphis Tourism Education Foundation, to address workforce development, and the Memphis Sports Council, to market the city’s fast-growing inventory of sports facilities. Serves on a number of boards including the Executive Committee of the U.S. Travel Association, Destination Marketing Association International, University of Tennessee College Health & Sciences Advisory Board, Christian Brothers High School Board of Trustees, Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association, Memphis Rock ‘N’ Soul Museum, Memphis Transportation Commission, Memphis/Shelby County Public Building Authority, AutoZone Liberty Bowl Festival Association, and International Tennis Hall of Fame. DIANE KNIGHT Medical center director, Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Responsible for the medical center’s main campus and nine community-based outpatient clinics. Graduate, VA Healthcare Leadership Institute. Member, Senior Executive Service, Department of Veterans Affairs; appointed to position by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in 2013. Member of Memphis Rotary Club. The VA Medical Center at Memphis employs more than 2,200 healthcare professionals, offers inpatient and outpatient services to more than 206,000 veterans in a 53-county area that includes Tennessee, contin u ed on page 64


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contin u ed from page 61 Arkansas, and Mississippi and serves as a regional Spinal Cord Injury Center for veterans’ healthcare. The Memphis VA Medical Center continues to do well with Joint Commission and VA Outpatient performance measures such as diabetes, heart disease, behavioral health screening, and tobacco use. PATRICK LAWLER Since 1986, CEO of Youth Villages, one of the nation’s largest private providers of services to children dealing with emotional and behavioral problems and their families. Serves more than 23,000 children and families from 70 locations with 2,700 employees in 12 states and Washington, D.C. Produces an overall 80 percent rate of children living successfully at home even two years after completing their Youth Villages program. In 2006, Lawler was named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News & World Report. In 2009, Harvard Business School began using Youth Villages as part of a course in effective nonprofit organizations, and the White House cited Youth Villages as an example of “effective, innovative nonprofits.” Lawler was featured in the 2012 book Everyday Heroes: 50 Americans Changing the World One Nonprofit at a Time. Profiled in 2013 book With Charity for All: Why Charities Are Failing and a Better Way to

Give, Youth Villages is cited as a prime example of nonprofits that are achieving results. Holds a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Memphis. JERRY LEE LEWIS Also known as “The Killer,” Lewis is a native of Ferriday, Louisiana. Came to Memphis in the 1950s to record for Sun Studios. Shot to fame with blockbuster hits “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire.” Was the first inductee into the Rock-andRoll Hall of Fame. His pioneering contribution to the genre was recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. In 2008 was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame. Named to Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” in 2004, and in 2005 received Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammys. Resides in Nesbit, Mississippi, in a ranch house with a piano-shaped pool. Ventures out for a yearly appearance at the Beale Street Music Festival. In 2009, was the opening act of the 25th Anniversary Rockand-Roll Hall of Fame Concert in Madison Square Garden. In 2013, opened the Jerry Lee Lewis Café & Honky Tonk on Beale Street. Has released more than 60 albums; his latest, Rock and Roll Time, hit #30 on the Billboard Rock Chart in 2014.

IRA LIPMAN Founder and Chairman, Guardsmark, LLC. Wharton School Brd. of Overseers, Dean’s Medal. American Bus. Ethics Award; Stanley C. Pace Leadership in Ethics Award, Comm. for Econ. Development. Corporate Citizenship Award. Founding Chairman, Memphis Shelby Crime Commission. Hon. Life Chairman, Natl. Chairman 1988-1992, Natl. Conf. of Christians and Jews. Hon. Chair, Natl. Chairman, Chairman Emeritus, Natl. Council on Crime and Delinquency. Soc. of Entrepreneurs. Est. John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism. ROBERT LIPSCOMB As director of city’s Housing and Community Development Division and executive director of Memphis Housing Authority, is de facto city planning czar. A multifaceted local leader for decades, Lipscomb has also served as the city’s chief financial officer and as a point man for the long-running development efforts of Bass Pro Shops, Mid-South Fairgrounds, Overton Square, Beale Street, Soulsville USA, and Elvis Presley Boulevard. Is a tireless originator of urban development proposals tapping federal and state funding sources. Saw Bass Pro

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occupancy of deserted Pyramid through to completion of lavish superstore in 2015. Since taking on his role with the Memphis Housing Authority, Lipscomb has spearheaded an endeavor to eliminate major public housing units in Memphis and replace them with mixed-use, mixed-income developments throughout the city, including University Place and Legends Park. DEBBIE LITCH Executive producer of Theatre Memphis since 2004. During her tenure, season and single ticket sales have increased 50 percent. In 2011, Theatre Memphis received a national award from the American Association of Community Theatres, recognizing a member that successfully executed new directions, expanded community services, and furthered organizational and business development. Past positions include director of development for Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and Memphis Symphony Orchestra and interim executive producer and marketing director for the Symphony. Has served on boards of the Memphis Orchestral Society, Theatre Memphis, and the MIFA Development Board. JASON LITTLE President and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation. The former executive vice president and COO is the fifth president in Baptist’s 103-year history, which has grown to include 14 hospitals and physician practices in the Mid-South. A deacon at Germantown Baptist Church and a board member for Church Health Center, the Hospital Wing, American Heart Association, and the Greater Memphis Chamber. Serves as chair of the New Memphis Institute Board of Trustees and the UTKnoxville Alumni Board, where he was elected student body president as an undergraduate before earning an M.B.A. and M.H.A. at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Recipient of the Early Career Healthcare Executive Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives. BOB LOEB President of Loeb Properties, best known for its redevelopment of the Overton Square entertainment district in Midtown four decades after its celebrated heyday in the 1970s. New tenants to Overton Square include Hattiloo Theatre, Babalu, Belly Acres, Zebra Lounge, and Lafayette’s. Loeb Properties is also involved in redevelopment of the Broad Avenue Arts District and the Highland Strip in the University District. Loeb graduated from SMU and works closely with his brother Lou since they went into the family business. Their father previously ran the family business while their uncle, Henry Loeb, was twice mayor of Memphis. Since 1887, four generations of the Loeb family have built a business that once included barbecue restaurants, laundries, and dry cleaners. In 2014, named Memphian of the Year by Memphis magazine and Communicator of the Year by local chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

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with Duncan-Williams. Native Memphian, received his B.B.A. in finance from the University of Memphis. Member of the Memphis City Council from 2004 to 2008. Currently serves as vice-chairman for the Shelby County Healthcare Corporation, which operates Regional One Health (formerly The Med). Aims to continue stewardship of Memphis Botanic Garden that has made it “an important educational and environmental landmark.” LAUREN BOGGS McHUGH President and co-owner, Huey’s eight locations, and partner, Folk’s Folly Steakhouse, Half Shell, and Tsunami. Holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Memphis. Oldest daughter of the late Thomas Boggs, she continues his tradition of keeping Huey’s among the most popular home-grown pubs in Memphis; the restaurant is a consistent winner in Memphis Flyer and Memphis magazine restaurant polls. McHugh previously worked for National Bank of Commerce in the Bank Card and Commercial Lending Divisions. Board member, Shelby Farms Park Conservancy and Paragon National Bank. Member, Kiwanis Club of Memphis. Graduate, Leadership Memphis. Co-chair, Feed the Need. MARGOT McNEELEY Founder and executive director of Project Green Fork (PGF), which helps restaurants operate more sustainably. Since 2008, PGF has certified more than 80 local restaurants, with 56 currently certified, for environmentally friendly practices regarding their recycling, waste management, pollution prevention, and reduction of carbon footprint. With no blueprint for the endeavor, McNeeley worked with local chefs to make sure restaurant certifications were attainable, affordable, and enticing to the industry. Cited in a story about Memphis in National Geographic’s “Best of the World Trips 2013”. Recipient, 2013 Innovation Award from Inside Memphis Business and Fogelman College of Business & Economics, University of Memphis. Also received Woman of Achievement Award, 2014. CHARLES McVEAN Chairman and CEO of McVean Trading and Investments, an investment management firm specializing in the agricultural futures market. McVean graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University. Member of the Memphis Society of Entrepreneurs and the Memphis City School’s Hall of Fame. Founder and chairman of the Peer Power Foundation. Named Humanitarian of the Year by the Memphis City Council in 2007 for his work in inner-city schools. McVean is also chairman of the Big River Strategic Initiative, which has led to the development of the Big River Crossing (Harahan Bridge) and the Big River Parkway (bike trail running, initially, from Memphis to New Orleans). The McVean family has also been instrumental in the creation of the McVean Learning Center at Christ Methodist Church (in honor of his mother, the school’s founding director) and the Hagemeister Fund

for Advanced Lymphoma Research at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. LAWRENCE “BOO” MITCHELL Chief manager and engineer of Royal Studios, where such hits as Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” and Ann Peebles’ “I Can’t Stand The Rain” were recorded. Has worked over the years with such world-renowned artists as Rod Stewart, Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, the North Mississippi All-Stars, Keith Richards, Robert Plant, Boz Scaggs, WuTang Clan, and John Mayer. Mitchell is also president of the Memphis Chapter of The Recording Academy, and producer of the documentary Take Me to the River, which won the 24 Beats Per Second Award for best music film, 2014 SXSW Film Festival. Has won several awards from NARAS for working on Grammy Award-winning and -nominated projects. LAURA MORRIS Executive director of Shelby Farms Park Conservancy (SFPC), the not-for-profit organization responsible for management, maintenance, and programming of the park’s 3,200 acres and the sixand-a-half-mile-long Shelby Farms Greenline. A $72 million capital improvement project has delivered the Wolf River Pedestrian Bridge and Woodland Discovery Playground. Other improvements under construction: restaurant, event center, water playground, and 4.1-mile extension to the Greenline. Morris serves on the executive committee of the Memphis Greenprint initiative, the Riverfront Development Corporation Board, and the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau Board. Was in the founding class of Leadership Tennessee. DR. SCOTT MORRIS Founder and CEO of the Church Health Center, which opened in 1987 to provide quality, affordable healthcare for uninsured working people and their families. Master of divinity degree from Yale University, M.D. from Emory University. Board-certified family practitioner and ordained United Methodist minister. Thanks to financial support from foundations, churches, corporations, and individuals, and the volunteer help of doctors, nurses, dentists, and others, the Center has grown to become the largest faith-based healthcare organization of its type in the country. Currently logs more than 46,000 patient visits to its medical clinic and more than 117,000 member visits to its wellness center per year without relying on government funding. Author of several books, including God, Health, and Happiness and editor of two books of sermons. Currently overseeing the Center’s efforts to move to Crosstown in 2016. Leading the Center along with its president since 2014, Antony Sheehan, a nurse by training and a leader in developing services within England’s Department of Health.

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left: Before he moved in, Elvis showed an unidentified friend his new home. above: The architects’ original rendering for the home was found in a barn on the estate grounds.

by anne cunningham o’neill

urely everyone has read about all the exciting things going on at Graceland these days. Just this past spring, the State of Tennessee approved Memphis’ request for a tourism development zone for the 120-acre Graceland campus, and the City approved a 5 percent tourist surcharge on items bought there. Construction of an elegant new 450-room hotel and conference center north of the mansion, The Guest House, is well under way, as are plans for an entertainment complex. And after nearly a year of negotiations, it was agreed that Elvis’ two jets, the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, will remain at Graceland right where they are. Hooray for that! With all this forward momentum, it seems an appropriate time to take a look at the history of the Graceland property, before Elvis Presley bought it in 1957, and also at some of the details connected to his purchase of the home. Jack Soden, the very amiable and historically minded CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., recently took time out of his busy schedule to recall some of this history, and also

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to talk about the occasional good luck that has, in his view, helped Elvis’ beloved home become the world-famous attraction it is today. Soden says that, understandably, many visitors to Graceland assume that Elvis himself built the home, and that his mother was named Grace. (Of course, we all know her name was Gladys!) In fact, according to Soden, the pre-Elvis history of the house is one of the questions most frequently asked by visitors. The answer is pretty straightforward: While Elvis fell in love with the property, he did not build it. In fact, the house we know as Graceland has a long and storied past, connected to several prominent Memphis families. Soden says that Graceland was originally part of a Hereford cattle farm in Whitehaven, then on the outskirts of Memphis, owned by the descendants of S.C. Toof, the nineteenth-century founder of a well-known Memphis printing firm. Eventually the family owned 480 acres, with this undeveloped land being called Graceland after one of Toof’s daughters, Grace Toof Ward, who had originally purchased 323 acres in 1894.

By 1939 the land was owned by Ruth Toof Brown (Grace’s sister) and her husband, Battle Manassas Brown. They gifted their daughter, Ruth, a 158-acre parcel in its northernmost section. She and her husband, Dr. Thomas D. Moore, prominent members of Memphis society, built a Southern colonial house on the property in 1939-1941 and named it Graceland. Their new home was designed by the Memphis architectural firm of Furbringer and Ehrman, and built by Robert Crouch for the princely sum of $41,462. It was here the Moores raised their daughter, Ruth Marie Moore Cobb, who became a famous harpist with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. After the Moores divorced in 1952, Mrs. Moore eventually moved out of the house and allowed a local church group to use her property for gatherings until they could build a church on the adjoining land. Enter the young and famous Mr. Presley. For Elvis



right: Ruth Moore (seated) and her husband, Dr. Thomas Moore, were the original owners of the Graceland mansion. In this 1957 newspaper photo, guests at a reception include (L-R) Joy Brown Wiener, violinist with the Memphis Symphony; Ruth Marie Moore Cobb, harpist with the Memphis Symphony; and Lucille Lane. opposite: An aerial view shows the property before Elvis purchased it.

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Graceland was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006.

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and Graceland, it was a case of love at first sight. He had previously lived for a year on Audubon Drive, a lovely street then and now in East Memphis, not far from The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, but the budding superstar needed something that afforded more privacy and security, now that he was a show-business sensation. Memphis realtor Virginia Grant showed his parents the lovely white-columned mansion on Highway 51 (now Elvis Presley Boulevard) in Whitehaven near the Mississippi line. Several days later — in March 1957 — Elvis bought Graceland for $102,500, along with 13 and 3/4 acres that included a lake. His newly acquired country place, vacant at the time, was sold for Mrs. Ruth Brown Moore by Hugh Bosworth of Bosworth Inc. Elvis moved in with his parents, Vernon and Gladys, becoming “a country squire” overnight. The singing star added the now-iconic musical-themed iron gates and a pool, and over the next few years expanded the house from 10,000 to 17,000 square feet, The existing four-car garage came in handy, although perhaps it was a tight squeeze for Presley’s many Cadillacs and Lincolns. While speaking of the history of Graceland, Soden points proudly to the architect’s rendering of the home that was unearthed in a barn on the property and now hangs in his office. In this connection, he adds that “our Graceland archives are highly secured and private” and are located in more than one location, some of which are undisclosed. However, “guests can explore our new archives studio and see some of the archives; 10 percent of our collection is on display and 90 percent in storage in secure locations.” Angie Marchese is the long-serving and indefatigable director of archives at Graceland; Robert Dye is the photography archivist. Marchese travels widely to help install Elvis exhibitions all over the world, including, as recently as this past April, a 28,000-square-foot exhibit in Las Vegas at the Westgate Hotel and Casino (formerly the International Hotel and the Las Vegas Hilton). Titled “Graceland Presents Elvis: The Exhibition, the Shows, the Experience,” this is the largest single Presley display outside of Memphis. For Soden, the development of Graceland can be likened to “a row of dominoes.” In other words, for the home to have become the amazingly successful tourism mecca that it is today, “things had to fall into place just right.” And they did! To begin with, there was the sheer beauty of the estate with its elegant name (think God’s grace) that Elvis did not change when he purchased the property. Soden says that Elvis took this name to audiences everywhere and made it famous around the world. Also, he notes Elvis was devoted to Memphis, and he was always identified with the city, and vice-versa. While we now take this synergy for granted, few celebrities are so connected with the place they call home that their private residence becomes a shrine for thousands of visitors year after year. When Elvis bought the property, one major attraction was Graceland’s pastoral setting. But that didn’t last for long. Soon, housing subdivisions started springing up nearby, with stores following, which

meant that, as early as 1970, Graceland had become a residential oasis in a bustling commercial setting. While the pros and cons of this situation are obvious, Soden, true to form, sees this as another positive “domino” that has contributed to the success of Graceland as a business enterprise. Since “access is everything,” the home’s location just off Interstate 55, close to the airport, has made it possible for Graceland to become the tremendous tourist attraction that it is today. Every day out on Elvis Presley Boulevard, for example, tours of Graceland are given in nine different languages, with the most recent addition being Mandarin Chinese. The Graceland campus has expanded over time; it’s now a patchwork of 120 acres. According to Soden, nine acres across from the mansion on the west side of the highway comprise the latest parcel of land that has been added to the estate; it was bought from the family of Memphian William R.

Carrington Jones and is reserved for future growth. Behind Graceland and across the street are neighborhoods of nicely kept homes, and the obvious question is how those neighbors feel about having a world-famous tourist attraction in their own backyard. “Keep in mind we enjoy a good deal of support from these homeowners,” explains Soden, “and we have earned the faith they have in us.” Graceland was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006. As longtime caretaker of Memphis’ most well-known landmark, Soden is convinced that Elvis Presley Enterprises is a stabilizing force in the area. “We want more green grass and trees and less asphalt, so that we will be in step with the world’s image and expectation of Graceland.” This being said, I think you all will agree that Elvis’ memory and his beloved home, Graceland, are in very good hands.

opposite page: The most famous person in Memphis stands outside the most famous home in Memphis. above: Elvis Presley at his piano inside Graceland in this photograph published March 7, 1965 in the first issue of MidSouth, the now-defunct Sunday magazine of The Commercial Appeal. Elvis had misgivings about allowing pictures to be made inside his home. “It’s not that I don’t want pictures,” he said. “You know what I mean. Some people might think I am looking for publicity or trying to exploit my home. I certainly don’t want anyone to think that.” (By Charles Nicholas / The Commercial Appeal)

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above: The International Blues Challenge is a music competition run by the Blues Foundation. Every year, thousands of fans and musicians gather on Beale Street in Memphis to compete for cash, prizes, and industry recognition.



Q by chris shaw

ou’ve heard a million times that Memphis is the “Birthplace of Rock-and-Roll” and “The Home of the Blues,” but those two city slogans couldn’t be more true in 2015. With the resurgence of bigname artists coming to the New Daisy Theater, The Hi-Tone helping make Crosstown a hot spot, Minglewood Hall routinely selling out shows, the legendary Orpheum Theatre still packing the house, and FedExForum bringing world-class entertainment to town, it’s fair to say that Memphis is a music fan’s paradise. We’re also honoring our past with the opening of the Blues Hall of Fame, adding another monumental museum to accompany Stax Records, Sun Studios, and the Rock ’N’ Soul Museum. We’ve got our own record pressing plant, DIY recording studios, variety shows that stream across the globe, and enough music fests to make you dizzy, and the sounds that come out of Memphis are as diverse as the people who live here. Now that you’ve been given the official introduction to what this music city is all about, let’s jump right in with biographies on more than 25 bands currently causing a ruckus in Memphis.

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Beale Street blues and beyond


e’ll start with what made us a music city in the first place: the blues. Ghost Town Blues Band are carrying the torch that folks like Jimbo Mathus and the Dickinson Brothers lit for them, with massive tour dates across the country routinely played, in addition to performing at Beale Street Music Fest for the past few years. Ghost Town Blues Band leader Matt Isbell also crafts homemade instruments out of everything from brooms to shovels, and his unique ability to turn household items into blues instruments is displayed on the band’s latest album, Hard Road to Hoe. Daddy Mack (of the Daddy Mack Blues Band) also continues to crank out albums when he’s not

performing on Beale Street, his latest effort being A Blues Man Looks at 70. Another blues artist proving that age is nothing but a number is Mississippi native Leo Bud Welch, who released the excellent I Don’t Prefer No Blues album earlier this year on Big Legal Mess. Welch routinely plays Memphis, and is a must-see anytime he’s in town. Barbara Blue, also known as the Reigning Queen of Beale Street, is also cranking out new music, and her latest album Sweet, Strong and Tight was released this spring. Blue recently received a Brass Note on the Beale Street Blues Walk of Fame, and she can be found behind the piano almost every night at Silky O’Sullivan’s. The Mighty Souls Brass Band released their debut album, Lift Up! earlier this year, and most recently the band had the bittersweet honor of performing during the funeral procession of B.B. King.


The Mighty Souls Brass Band had the bittersweet honor of performing during the funeral procession of B.B. King.

Americana and more


ongstanding local duo Deering and Down are gearing up to release their eighth album, and as a teaser the band dropped the excellent “You’re the One” single last month. The new song came in the form of a music video produced by Ditty TV, a studio that’s been producing a plethora of videos for local bands under the guidance of legendary engineer Doug Easley. Prolific songwriter Amy LaVere also has a new album that’s barely three months old, this time collaborating with

husband and noted guitar player Will Sexton to create Hallelujah I’m a Dreamer for Archer Records. On Hallelujah, LaVere and Sexton captured the show they have taken on the road together, making for a stripped-down and approachable first album together. One of the lesser-known stars in the Memphis music map is Mark Edgar Stuart, who released his second album, Trinity, My Dear, earlier this year on Mad Jack Records. Using the success of his first album Blues For Lou as a springboard, Stuart has made a name for himself in a city known for excellent songwriters. He has limited appearances in Memphis this summer, and his live show shouldn’t be missed. On the opposite side of limited appearances is Marcella Simien, who can normally be found playing at Bar DKDC or Mollie Fontaine’s at least once a week. Simien wears her Louisiana roots on her sleeve, and provides the most authentic Louisiana R&B the city has to offer in her live show and her recordings. Whether performing solo or with her band “The Lovers,” Simien has become a household name to even the most moderate of local music supporters. Dead Soldiers are another local band that needs little introduction, considering their propensity to perform locally early and often. Dead Soldiers are currently working on a fulllength album, in addition to extensive tour dates that will take them throughout the region. Cory Branan is no stranger to the Memphis spotlight, but his career has experienced a bit of a second wind since signing to Bloodshot Records. Branan recently released the album I Would Die 4 U, and appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly earlier this summer. Nots record with the local label Goner Records.

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emphis has been a mecca of garage rock and underground rock-and-roll since the late ’70s, but the current crop of high-energy rock bands on the dive bar circuit are some of the strongest in recent memory. Goner Records’ gals Nots recently finished an extensive West Coast tour, and to celebrate they released “Virgin Mary,” their third single for the local label. Also on Goner Records is the six-member anomaly known as Aquarian Blood. Made up of husband and wife duo Laurel and JB Horrell, Aquarian Blood started out as a recording project then morphed into one of Memphis’ most exciting garage rock bands, with local and out of town gigs scheduled frequently. James and the Ultrasounds were one of the first bands to take advantage of the new vinyl pressing plant Memphis Record Pressing, and the high-energy four-piece led by James Godwin can normally be found gigging at Bar DKDC on any given weekend. Jack Oblivian and the Sheiks recently released Live in Memphis, a semi-live album that pays homage to the end of the Burgundy Ballroom era, a venue that the band called home and threw parties at for more than a year. Manateees are still going strong after nearly five years (that’s like, 20 years in punk time), even if the lineup has gone from eight people to two during their reign of terror. The band has a new full-length lined up on 12XU Records (run by Matador Records co-founder Gerald Cosloy) and they recently finished a short tour through the Midwest.


Rock-and-Roll resurgence

Goner Records is a record store and label in the Cooper-Young neighborhood in Midtown Memphis. Goner carries both vinyl records and CDs. They specialize in garage rock, punk, indie rock, soul, jazz, blues, and Memphis music.

Memphis metal


vil Army is back in action after a bit of a hiatus, and the thrash-metal band has releases lined up on Hells Headbangers Records (run by Phil Anselmo) set for later this year. A single by Winter Coffin (a defunct side project of Evil Army that featured Jay Reatard), was just reissued on Blak Skul records, and the limited record can currently be found at local record stores. Metal youngsters Dawn Patrol recently released Democracy Delivered, their first full-length recorded

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o Gotti recently proved that Memphis rap is still intact, throwing a huge (and sold out) extravaganza at Mud Island Amphithe-

ater to celebrate his birthday. The rapper brought out everyone from local Snootie Wild to mega-star Nicki Minaj during the five-hour celebration, and his white Lamborghini was backstage to serve as a reminder on how far the pride of North Memphis has come. Tori Who Dat is another name to look out for in the local rap realm, and she recently released the single “Love the Way” as a teaser track for an upcoming album, Krewsades. Preauxx will drop his latest album Forever I Will later this summer, and a rare local appearance will be scheduled to celebrate the release. Da Mafia 6ix (DJ Paul’s latest incarnation of Three Six Mafia) will also drop a new record, but details of the release are still limited.


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at Ardent Studios. Dawn Patrol seem to perform out of town more than locally, but their live show is worth checking out when they do decide to appear in town. Reserving Dirtnaps are another heavy band to pay attention to, as they feature one-time Clenched Fist guitarist

Paul Doherty and the scariest front man in Memphis: Brandon Pearce. Local death metal band Ritual Decay seem content to play anywhere BUT Memphis, as they have shows booked everywhere from San Antonio to Miami this summer.

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ven with all the established acts we’ve listed here, more talent just keeps cropping up. University of Memphis student Mary Owens released an amazing first album called Sweet Soul on the school’s Blue Tom Records label, and Owens can be found at venues like Lafayette’s Music Room throughout the summer. Blackberries are another new band to look out for, and their first recordings of psychedelic garage rock are available on Sound Cloud. Greyscale have a propensity to play pop-up shows in strange locations, but that shouldn’t discourage you from checking out their brand of catchy noise rock. The band recently got written up in USA Today, and they will release Limn Everything later this year. Another BAA Records band worth your attention is Ruby Dawn, the new project of Magic Kids drummer Ben Bauermeister. Ruby Dawn also features singer Ashley Gerst and the duo will release their debut EP this fall. Pillow Talk have been making waves in the indie/shoe gaze music scene with their debut album What We Should Have Said on Animal Sounds Records, and last year the band had the honor of opening for Weezer at Snowden Grove Amphitheater.

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Memphis football coach Justin Fuente (in cap) and friends celebrate the Tigers' 2014 conference title.




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he marketing slogan tantalized: Wait ’til This Year. The University of Memphis football team opened its 2014 season with little more than hope built on two (losing) seasons under coach Justin Fuente. With fewer than five games won every season since 2009, merely splitting the 12-game regular season would have been considered significant progress. The team had five wins by Halloween . . . and didn’t lose the rest of the season. Starting with an evisceration (63-0) of FCS opponent Austin Peay, the Tigers surprised a long-suffering fan base — and eventually an entire nation of college foot-

ball observers — with one performance after another. Ironically, the season may have turned in a loss, the Tigers’ second game of the season at UCLA. With two fourth-quarter touchdowns, Memphis tied the country’s 11th ranked team at 35 before falling short. Sophomore quarterback Paxton Lynch passed for 305 yards to serve notice to the remaining teams on the U of M schedule: This team could strike, and strike often. With a defense built around eight starting seniors — notably lineman Martin Ifedi, linebackers Charles Harris (the American Athletic Conference’s football Scholar Athlete of the Year) and Tank Jakes (the AAC’s co-Defensive Player of the Year), and cornerback Bobby

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Bartlett native (and U of M alum) Jacob Wilson now mans third base for the Memphis Redbirds.

found Roderick Proctor in the end zone on the Tigers’ second possession of overtime, it gave the quarterback four touchdowns passing in addition to three on the ground. (Lynch set a Tiger record for the season with 35 combined touchdowns, 13 of them rushing.) Sophomore cornerback DaShaughn Terry intercepted a pass by Cougar quarterback Christian Stewart

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2015, aiming to top his remarkable sophomore campaign (his 3,031 yards passing were the third-most in Tiger history), and match the record-setting (471 points) of last fall. On the defensive side of the ball, eight starters must be replaced. Look for linebacker Jackson Dillon and lineman Ernest Suttles to lead the transition.

to be little more than a speed bump, as the Grizzlies reeled off a 16-3 run that stretched two games beyond the All-Star break in February. (During this roll, Memphis acquired forward Jeff Green from the Celtics in a deal that sent Tayshaun Prince to the Celtics.) Center Marc Gasol became the first Memphis player to PHOTOGRAPH BY LARRY KUZNIEWSKI


Senior forward Shaq Goodwin will lead the 2015-16 Tiger basketball team.

Tiger quarterback Paxton Lynch accounted for 35 touchdowns in 2014.


to clinch the victory, though the celebration was marred by a brawl between the two emotionally spent teams. The seven-game winning streak to end the season is the longest for Memphis since 1969 and the Tigers’ record of 10-3 marked just the second time (after the 1938 undefeated season) that a U of M team won 10 games. And for the first time in the program’s history, Memphis finished the season ranked in the AP Top 25 (number 25). Wait ’til this year, indeed. Lynch will lead the offense in


McCain — the Tigers split their next four games, battling 10thranked Ole Miss into the second half before losing and thoroughly beating a Cincinnati team (41-14) favored by many to win the AAC. After losing a sloppy game in the Liberty Bowl to Houston on October 11th, the Tigers found themselves 3-3. Then the fun began. The Tigers piled up more than 500 yards of offense in destroying SMU. Senior tailback Brandon Hayes ran for 199 yards in a home win over Tulsa. Sophomore kicker Jake Elliott drilled a 31-yard field goal as time expired to secure a win at Temple. Then the Tigers breezed by Tulane, USF, and UConn for just the sixth nine-win season in the program’s history, a share of the AAC championship, and an invitation to the Miami Beach Bowl, the program’s first postseason contest in six years. And what a contest. The Tigers defeated BYU, 55-48, but only after Lynch connected with Keiwone Malone for a touchdown with 45 seconds left in regulation play. When Lynch

start the All-Star Game (facing brother Pau Gasol of the Chicago Bulls in a remarkable opening tip). Fellow members of the team’s “core four” — point guard Mike Conley, power forward Zach Randolph, and first-team All-Defense (as he’d tell you) Tony Allen — helped secure a fifth straight playoff appearance and third consecutive 50-win season (the latter achievement matched only by the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers). But the ride grew rocky as February turned to March and the Western Conference powers began to jockey for playoff seeding. Sitting pretty (and in first place) at 42-16 on February 28th, the Grizzlies barely broke even (13-11) over the regular season’s final six weeks. Their 55 wins were only good enough for the fifth seed in the West bracket. (The Grizzlies enjoyed home-court advantage against the Portland Trail Blazers, who won the Northwest Division with “only” 51 wins.) The Griz won the first three games, but lost Conley in Game

Grizzlies guard Mike Conley and the most famous mask in Memphis.


nfused with the standard doses of grit and grind, the 2014-15 Memphis Grizzlies continued the franchise’s climb toward NBA elite status. In their second year under coach Dave Joerger, the Griz enjoyed, far and away, the finest start in team history, winning their first six games (four of them on the road) on the way to a 21-4 record in mid-December, a mark that seemed to give Memphis command of the Southwest Division. A four-game losing streak in late-December proved

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3 when Blazer guard C.J. McCollum broke bones in Conley’s face with an inadvertent elbow. After dropping Game 4, the Griz returned to FedExForum and finished off the series with a 99-93 win (Gasol starring with 26 points and 14 rebounds). The Grizzlies’ reward for advancing? A series with the Golden State Warriors, owners of the NBA’s best record (67-15) and 2015 MVP, guard Steph Curry. A 15-point Warrior win in Game 1 seemed to establish a talent disparity Kei Nishikori beat Kevin Anderson in straight sets to win the inaugural Memphis Open at the Racquet Club of Memphis, his eighth title on the ATP Tour. A finalist at the 2014 U.S. Open, Nishikori became the first player to win three straight Memphis tournaments, this year’s being the first under USTA ownership. The world’s 5th-ranked player at the time, Nishikori joined Jimmy Connors, Tommy Haas, and Andy Roddick as three-time Memphis champs.

Fabian Gomez of Argentina shot a final-round 66 to separate himself from a group of contenders that included Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson and win the 2015 FedEx St. Jude Classic. Gomez became the third Memphis champion in the last five years to earn his first PGA Tour victory at TPC Southwind. Gomez completed all four rounds under par (-13 for the tournament) to claim the winner’s check of $1.08 million.

between the teams . . . but then Game 2 happened. Eight days after surgery to repair his facial fractures, Conley returned to the Memphis starting lineup, donning a clear, protective mask. And Conley’s impact on the floor in Oakland proved equal to the emotional lift he provided: a team-leading 22 points in 27 minutes, including three three-pointers. When the Grizzlies took Game 3 in Memphis — and held the league’s top-scoring team to 89 points — all those “Believe Memphis” signs gained some weight. It wasn’t to be. Curry scored 33 points to help Golden State even the series in Game 4, hit six three-pointers in a 20-point Warrior rout in Game 5, then drained a 60-foot heave at the end of the third quarter of Game 6 at FedExForum as an exclamation point to the Grizzlies’ ouster. The most immediate offseason concern for Griz Nation was the status of Gasol, whose free agency gained some glitter when he became the first Memphis player to be named first-team All-NBA. In early July, the 30-year-old Spaniard signed an extension with the Grizzlies that will pay him more than $100 million over the next five seasons. Among Gasol’s new teammates for 2015-16 will be veteran center Brandan Wright (signed as a free agent) and the Grizzlies’ top pick in June’s draft, forward Jarell Martin from LSU.


t’s the exhibition game no Memphis Tiger basketball follower will soon forget, one that will agitate coach Josh Pastner as long as he remains in charge of the program. As a warm-up for their 2014-15 season, the Tigers scheduled a game against Christian Brothers University, a local Division 2 program given an annual chance to perform in front of a big crowd at FedExForum while the Tigers work out some final preseason kinks. The Tigers were exposed as having more than kinks to work out. The Buccaneers erased

a seven-point deficit over the last eight minutes of regulation and won the game in overtime, 74-70. Qualifiers abounded, primarily Pastner’s experimenting with lineups still unfamiliar, there being no fewer than nine rookies on the team (either freshmen or transfers wearing the Tiger uniform for the first time). But it was an ugly harbinger for a rough season, one in which the Tigers failed to win 20 games and reach the postseason (even the NIT) for the first time since 1999-2000. The Tigers won seven of 11 nonconference games to open the season, but against competition that fails to sell tickets, much less impress the NCAA tournament selection committee: Prairie View A & M, USC Upstate, Oral Roberts, Western Illinois. Once conference play began, the Tigers continued to struggle, Pastner unable to find a capable point guard as sophomore Pookie Powell and junior transfer Kedren Johnson took turns with scattershot play. Making matters worse, when Memphis lost, it lost big: by 14 points at SMU, 18 at Tulsa, and 18 at third-ranked Gonzaga. A gap between the Tigers and contenders for the AAC championship grew as January turned to February. Sophomore forward Austin Nichols — the Tigers’ best player on either end of the floor — fell to the floor with an ankle injury in a one-point loss to Temple on February 7th. Nichols returned for two games, but then re-injured the ankle in a loss to Tulsa on February 28th. The Tigers’ season essentially ended when Nichols was helped off the floor. The former Briarcrest star averaged 13.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, and blocked 93 shots, the fifth-highest total in Memphis history. Despite his shortened season, Nichols earned first-team all-conference honors from the AAC. Sophomore forward Nick King — a Parade All-America at East High School — announced in late March that he would transfer (to Alabama), as would Powell. Then Nichols shocked an entire region of

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he 2014 Me mp h i s R e d b i r d s earned the fourth playoff berth in franchise history (and third since 2009), surging over the season’s final two months with a record of 40-18 to win 79 games, third most since the franchise moved to Memphis in 1998. Outfielder Randal Grichuk slammed 25 homers before joining the St. Louis Cardinals for the parent club’s postseason run. Xavier Scruggs went deep 21 times and led Memphis with 87 RBIs, while lefthander Tim Cooney set a Redbirds record with 14 wins for the season. The Redbirds fell to Omaha in four games in the Pacific Coast League semifinals. Playing in a dramatically renovated AutoZone Park (fewer suites, two new clubs, and a pair of grass-seating areas down each foul line), the Redbirds struggled in the early weeks of their 2015 campaign. But a pair of eight-game winning streaks in May and June seemed to right the ship, with Cooney, Tyler Lyons, and Zach Petrick stabilizing the team’s pitching rotation. Newly acquired veteran Dan Johnson and rightfielder Stephen Piscotty (the Cardinals’ third-ranked prospect) found their hitting strokes, and local fans welcomed the return of Bartlett native — and former University of Memphis star — Jacob Wilson, who took over third base upon the release of Scott Moore in late May. At the All-Star break in mid-July, the Redbirds found themselves with a record of 48-43, five games out of first place in their division of the PCL.

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basketball fans in early July when he announced he, too, will transfer from the program, leaving a gaping roster void that couldn’t be filled had Nichols decided in April, let alone mid-summer. Add Kuran Iverson to the list — the sophomore was dismissed from the team in January after sharing critical tweets of Pastner — and the Tigers have lost four players counted on to be part of the team’s rotation entering last season. To the rescue — a fan base hopes — are a pair of stars from state-champion Hamilton High School, Dedric and K.J. Lawson. Dedric was a consensus top-10 recruit and a McDonald’s All-American, while his older brother is a top-40 recruit, giving Pastner one of the most acclaimed incoming classes in the country. The team will also welcome backcourt help in the form of senior Alabama transfer Ricky Tarrant, essentially replacing King’s spot on the roster in the college-equivalent of a trade.

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Baseball — City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods (MDPN) offers Spring and Fall leagues for boys age 5-18. Register March-April or July-August. Seasons run May-July and September-November. Entry fee: $200 per team. Bartlett Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) offers leagues for boys age 5-17. Register early February. Season begins in March. Entry fee: $400 per team and $30 for each non-resident or for individuals, $75 per resident and $105 per non-resident. Collierville Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department (CPRCA) offers Fall leagues for kids age 7-14. Register June-July. Season runs AugustOctober. Entry Fee: $95 per Collierville resident; $145 per non-resident. Germantown Baseball League (GBL) offers baseball and softball leagues for age 5-18. Register November-February. Season runs March-May. $150-195 per resident and $175-220 non-resident. For more information visit Basketball — MDPN offers Spring and Fall leagues for boys and girls age 5-18. Register March-April or September-October. Seasons run April-June and November-March. Entry fee: $200 per team. CPRCA offers recreational and competitive leagues for boys and girls age 7-17. Register in mid-September. Season runs December-March. Entry Fee: $95 per resident for the first child/ $75 each additional child, $145 per non-resident for the first child/ $125 each additional child. Germantown Parks and Recreation Department (GPRD) offers leagues for boys and girls age 7-14 and high school age boys. Register August-September. Season runs November-March. Fee: $117 per resident, $163 per non-resident. Head coaches pay $40 for each child they coach. GPRD offers Challenger Basketball leagues designed for children with special needs. Registration: DecemberJanuary with league running weekly January-February. Ages: 6 to 16, Fee: $35. For more information, call 757-7375.

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Cheerleading — CPRCA offers recreational leagues for grades 1-6. Register May-June. Season begins in August. Entry fee: $135. Germantown Football League offers cheerleading for age 5-12. Register May-July. Season begins in August. Entry fee: $145 per Germantown resident and $185 per non-resident. Germantown Youth Cheerleading offers recreational leagues for grades K-6. Register in April; deadline is mid-June. Season begins in August. Entry fee: $135 per resident and $172 per non-resident. Contact Craig Melton

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at and 757-7389. Wings Gymnastics Memphis offers cheer squads for girls grades 1-6. Register year-round. Season runs September-April. Week-long summer cheer camps. Power Tumbling same age range (boys and girls) and gymnastics (boys and girls) for ages 2.5-14 yrs old. Entry fee: $35 for one child and $50 for two or more. Visit Football — MDPN offers flag recreational leagues for boys. Register August-September. Season runs September-October. Entry fee: $200 per team. Germantown Football League offers team play for age 5-12. Register May-July. Season begins in August. Entry fee: $200 per resident and $280 per non-resident. Also offering cheerleading (see section for details). Visit Flag Football: CPRCA offers recreational leagues for 1st–8th graders. Register June-July. Season begins in August. Registration fee: $115 per Collierville resident; $165 per non-resident. Lacrosse — Memphis Lacrosse Youth League offers team play for grades K-8 for the Spring season (February-May). Registration is in January. Fees vary. Visit No-Excuse Lacrosse offers Summer and Fall Select Travel Teams for Grades 3-12. Registration/Tryouts in September. Fees vary. Visit Rise Lacrosse offers a wide range of Memphis lacrosse leagues, indoor for boys 11–18+ and girls 13–high school. Fee: $125/person. Dates vary based on league seasons. Visit The Houston Lacrosse Club provides lacrosse for boys and girls, grades 3 to 12, at all skill levels. The club is committed to encouraging sportsmanship and fair play while emphasizing the importance of teamwork. For more information, contact Wally Gardner at or visit Soccer — MDPN offers four league divisions for boys and girls up to age 12. Register February-March or July-August. Seasons begin in March and September. Entry fee: $200 per team. Midsouth Futbol Club offers recreational leagues for boys and girls age 4-12 and competitive leagues for boys and girls age 8-19. Registration starts in July. Seasons run August-December and January-June. Fees vary. Visit Legends Germantown Soccer Clubs offer Spring and Fall recreational and competitive leagues for boys and girls age 3-18. Register in December for Spring season or June for the Fall season. Seasons begin in February and August. Entry fee: $100 per child. Visit Collierville Soccer Association offers recreational leagues for age 4-18 and competitive leagues for age 7-18. Seasons run August-November and February-May. Recreational fee: $110 per season. Competitive fees start at $295 per season. Visit Softball — MDPN offers leagues in four divisions for girls age 18 and under. Register in early Spring. Season runs May-July. Entry fee: $200 per team.

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BPRD offers leagues for girls age 5-17. Register in early February. Entry fee: $75 per resident and $105 per non-resident. CPRCA offers recreational leagues for girls age 7-12. Register June-July. Season runs August-October. Entry fee: $95 per Collierville resident; $145 per non-resident. Gameday Baseball offers a middle-school league for 7th- and 8th-grade boys. Register by February for a season that runs March-May. $1,000 per team. Visit Germantown Baseball League (GBL) offers girls' softball leagues for age 5-18. Register November-February. Season runs March-May. $150-195 per resident and $175-220 non-resident. For more information visit Gameday Softball League offers divisions for girls age 8-18. Registration starts August 1. Season runs September-October. Entry fee: $75 per player or $300 per team. Visit

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Swimming — MDPN offers teams for boys and girls age 18 and under at designated community centers. Contact Aquatics Department, 547-8018. Germantown Swim Team offers teams for ages 6 and up. Registration fee for new swimmers: $110. Visit or email srobinson@ Memphis Tiger Swimming offers a year-round competitive team with professional coaching and instruction for beginners to Olympic level, beginning at age 5. Registration fee: $110 per child. Monthly dues vary by group.


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Tennis — Memphis Public Tennis Centers are owned by the City of Memphis and managed by Tennis Memphis. Three tennis centers — Leftwich, Wolbrecht, and Eldon Roark — are open to the public 7 days per week and offer open court time, adult walk-in clinics, junior programming, league play, tournaments, and private lessons. Visit CPRCA offers Youth Tennis Clinics and Camps, Jr. Team Tennis Development Program (lessons/match play) during the Fall, Spring and Summer. or register at Junior Tennis in Memphis supports and promotes opportunities for 18 & under players through Memphis Tennis Association including year-round USTA Junior Team Tennis, tournaments, camps, and NJTL programming. Fees vary. Laura Huss, at or Volleyball — MDPN offers co-ed leagues for age 14-18. Register February-March. Season runs March-April. No entry fee. BPRD offers leagues for girls age 11-17. Register in early September. Season runs March-April. Entry fee: $50 per resident and $80 per non-resident. CPRCA offers leagues for girls Grade 3-8. Register July-August. Season runs September-November. Entry Fee: $95 per resident for the first child, $75 each additional child; $145 per non-resident for the first child/ $125 each additional child.

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Basketball — MDPN offers Summer and Fall leagues for men and women age 18 and up. Register April-May or September-October. Seasons run June-August and November-February. Entry fee: $400 per team. BPRD offers Summer and Fall leagues for men age 18 and up. Register in May for summer league or September for fall league. Seasons start in June and October. Entry fee: $500 per team. Cycling — Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club offers weekly bicycle rides and social events for all ages and skill levels. Many rides do not require membership. Fee: $25 per year for individuals and $40 per year for households. Visit Mid-South Trails Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that represents off-road cycling as a healthy outdoor recreational activity. MSTA partners with land managers to assist in creating, maintaining, improving, and expanding multi-use natural surface trails under their jurisdiction. The MSTA website offers a calendar of mountain bike racing and other events, detailed maps of Memphis Area Trails, and area trail conditions. Dues: $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for households. Visit Flag Football — MDPN offers flag recreational league for ages 18 and up. Season begins in October. Entry fee: $600 per team. CPRCA offers men’s and women’s leagues for participants 18 and up. Register September-October. Season runs October-December. Entry fee: $575 per team. Teams may have only 2 non-Collierville residents per team. Kickball — MDPN offers leagues for Spring and Fall, age 18 and up. Register in March or August. Seasons run April-August and September-October. Entry fee: $500 per team for Summer, and $350 per team for Fall. BPRD offers co-ed leagues for age 18 and up. Register in April for Spring season which begins in March. Entry fee: $375 per team. Register in July for Fall season which begins late August. Entry fee: $300 per team. 385-6470. GPRD offers co-ed leagues for age 18 and up. Register in August. Season runs September-November. Entry fee: $320 per team. CPRCA offers co-ed and 40 and older co-ed leagues. Register June-July. Season runs August-October. Entry fee: $175 per team. Roller Derby — Memphis Roller Derby offers teams for women age 18 and up. Newbie “Boot Camps” and open registration. Season runs January-September. Always accepting new referees and non-skating officials. Fee: $45 per month. or visit Soccer — Greater Memphis Soccer Association offers men’s, women’s, and co-ed leagues for Fall, Spring, Summer, and indoor, age 16 and up. Fee: $100-135 per season for individuals. email:

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Sof tball — MDPN offers leagues for Spring and Fall, age 18 and up. Register in March or August. Seasons run April-August and September-October. Entry fee: $500 per team for Spring, and $350 per team for Fall. BPRD offers men’s, women’s, and co-ed leagues for Spring and Fall. Register in February and July. Entry fee: $500 per team. CPRCA offers men’s and co-ed leagues for age 18 and up. Register June-July. Season runs August-October. Entry fee: $550 per team. GPRD offers Fall Softball for men and women, with both men and co-ed leagues for age 18 and up. Register in August. Season runs September-November. Entry fee: $500 per team. Tennis — Memphis Tennis Association offers year-round leagues for men and women age 18 and up. Runs the local USTA Tennis Leagues. BPRD offers men’s singles and doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. Register in February. Season begins in March. Fee: $15 per individual. CPRCA offers adult tennis clinics and camps and adult recreational tennis leagues during the Fall, Spring, and Summer. Participants can view available programs on our website or register at

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Track — Memphis Runners Track Club offers a racing schedule of events, retail discounts for running merchandise, training, and weekly workouts. Fee: $25 per year and $45 for two years for individuals and $30 per year and $55 for two years for households. Visit Volleyball — MDPN offers co-ed leagues for ages 18 and up. Register August-September. Season begins in September. Entry fee: $250 per team. BPRD offers Spring and Summer Leagues. Seasons begin in March and June. Entry fee: $210 per team.

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— You’ve never had a drink kay, these bars might not actually A-TAN like the Flaming Volcano (unless, of change your life. But it’s possible. How many course, you’ve already been to this Asian joint and ordered people have met the love of their lives in a University-area one). This kitschy cocktail of rum, bar? Or discovered their favorite drink? Or brandy, pineapple juice, orange juice, had one too many of said favorite drink and swore off and almond syrup is served in the moat of a volcano-shaped glass, and in the drinking forever? volcano’s crater is a flaming shot of In an homage to Buzzfeed’s popular (and often overly Bacardi 151. Order one to share, and while you’re at it, sample dramatized) lists, we’ve compiled our from A-Tan’s dual Note: Because we think all directory of Memphis hottest cocktail bars, of these bars are awesome, menus of Chinese and Japanese fare. taprooms, dance halls, and blues joints. So go they’re not numbered 3445 Poplar, Suite 17, ahead — pick a bar, plan a visit, and prepare according to preference but, 452-4477 (Chinese rather, in alphabetical order. side) or 458-8877 for a life-changing good time. (Japanese side).

AGAVE MARIA — If tequila is

your jam, you’ve found nirvana. This Mexican restaurant and bar offers more than 100 varieties of agave spirits, many of which are high-end and hard to come by. The place is fairly new, but owner Jeff Johnson says he plans to add tequila pairing dinners and a tequila loyalty program. 83 Union, 341-2096.

ALCHEMY — If alchemy were real,

it would certainly have life-changing potential. And while it’s doubtful you’ll find the elixir of immortality on the cocktail menu at this swanky Cooper-Young bar, the lovingly hand-crafted drinks there come darn close. Sit back on one of the lounge chairs and order the Memphis

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ALEX’S TAVERN — Life-chang-

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


— The Blues Boy may have gone on to that great blues hall in the sky, but his spirit lives on at this Beale Street juke joint. The bar features live entertainment — mostly blues and soul acts — every night of the week, and it’s a must-visit for Memphis tourists. Grab a seat on the indoor balcony that overlooks the stage, and order a glass of Lucille Chardonnay (B.B. King’s line of wines named after his guitar). 143 Beale, 524-KING. BABALU TACOS & TAPAS

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

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

— This downtown Prohibition-themed cocktail bar gives Memphians a chance to step back in time to the days of gangsters and gun molls. Order the Bootlegger’s Mule (moonshine, ginger beer, and simple syrup served in a Mason jar) for the most authentic experience. 119 S. Main, 417-8435. BOSCOS — If a drink is going to change your life, it has to be homemade. And the beer served at this Overton Square brewpub is made in-house. It’s even used to flavor the crust for their wood-fired pizzas. One sip of Boscos’ award-winning Flaming Stone Beer (a North American steinbier with notes of caramel) and a bite of the Germantown Purist pizza (barbecue chicken PHOTOGRAPH BY CRAIG THOMPSON / © MEMPHIS CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

— Give us a spacious patio, a massive bowl of guacamole, a basket of house-made tortilla chips, and an ice-cold margarita, and we’re set for life. Or at least an hour or two. At Babalu in Overton Square, you can kick back and soak up the sun with gourmet tacos, made-to-order guac, and a menu of fancy Mexican-themed cocktails. 2115 Madison, 274-0100.

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Takes Manhattan (your choice of whiskey or rye or bourbon with vermouth, bitters, and brandy-infused cherries). 940 S. Cooper, 726-4444.

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with smoked mozzarella) and you’ll never be the same. 2120 Madison, 432-2222.

cheap PBR, and a roster of local and traveling musical acts that range from fledging punk bands to bluesy singer-songwriters. 1368 Monroe, 278-0909.

THE BRASS DOOR — If soccer is

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

BROOKHAVEN PUB & GRILL — Everyone needs a home base

bar, and that’s what Brookhaven is to so many East Memphians with a taste for sports and pub grub. Catch all the Grizz action on multiple high-definition TVs. Order a BLTC (that’s a BLT with cheese) and a bucket of brews to share with friends. It’s like home away from home. 695 Brookhaven Circle, 680-8118.

THE BUCCANEER — You may think you’ve stumbled into the belly of a rustic boat, but never fear — you’re just inside The Bucc, as its loyal hipster patrons call it. This tiny bar features nautical décor,


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

CHIWAWA — Gourmet Mexican

street fare and ice-cold margaritas are on offer at Chiwawa in Overton Square. The two-tiered patio is spacious and can easily host your entire crew on a cool spring day. The signature Margarita Chiwawa — made with tequila, smoky Mezcal, and housemade sweet and sour mix — is a must-try. 2059 Madison, 207-1456.

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

something about self-serve that appeals to the American way of life. At Greencork, wine service is DIY — insert your wine card into a machine, position your glass under the spout, and select the type of wine and size of pour (two-, four-, and six-ounce). If you’re hungry, order one of Greencork’s picnic baskets, which come stuffed with meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies, and freshbaked breads. 2156 Young, 207-5281.


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

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THE COVE — From the safety of

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

Cheers were a gay bar, this would be it. Everyone knows everyone at Dru’s, and when a new person comes in the door, they’re greeted with open arms. Owner Tami Montgomery remembers every face, so you’ll be a regular in no time. Weekend drag shows and karaoke nights attract standing-room-only crowds. To get the most booze for your dollar, check out the Thursday and Saturday night $5 beer busts. 1474 Madison, 725-8082.

EVELYN & OLIVE — Order a Dark ’n’ Stormy, some jerk wings, and fish stew and be whisked away to the island of Jamaica at Evelyn & Olive. This casual Ca-

ribbean eatery offers authentic cuisine and hand-crafted Jamaican cocktails. The rum punch is strong, and one (or maybe two) is all you need. 630 Madison, 748-5422. EARNESTINE & HAZEL’S

— Get a taste of Memphis history in this dimly lit South Main dive. The building was opened as a pharmacy in the early 1900s. But it eventually became a nightclub/ brothel, where musicians who’d performed at the nearby Club Paradise would frequent for hook-ups. The old brothel rooms are still there, so Earnestine & Hazel’s patrons can have a cold one (and a greasy Soul Burger) with the wild ghosts of Memphis’ seedy past. 84 East G.E. Patterson, 523-9754. FLIGHT RESTAURANT & WINE BAR — Can’t decide on a glass

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

HIGH COTTON BREWING CO. — This local craft brewery prides

itself on beers that pay homage to our Southern heritage. Stained wood beams gives the Edge District taproom a rustic ambience, and the hand-crafted brews don’t disappoint. Fans of dark beers will love the full-bodied Scottish Ale, while the ESB (extra-special bitter) is a favorite of hop-lovers. 598 Monroe, 543-4444. LAFAYETTE’S MUSIC ROOM — Some 38 years after the

original Lafayette’s in Overton Square closed its doors, it reopened in the same location in 2014. The bar boasts quite a rich history, having helped launch the careers of musical greats Billy Joel, KISS, and Big Star, among others. In its second incarnation, Lafayette’s has the potential to boost more careers. The music room hosts local and traveling musical acts every night of the week. 2119 Madison, 207-5097. LOCAL GASTROPUB — Forget standard bar food. Local’s two locations — one in Overton Square and one in the South Main Arts District — serve gourmet pub grub (think poutine-style bar fries with short-rib gravy and cheese curds) alongside craft beers and unique cocktails. Stop in at brunch for a 96-ounce mimosa! 95 S. Main, 473-9573; 2126 Madison, 725-1845. MAX’S SPORTS BAR — Ah, high school. The good old days, right? Indulge in a little nostalgia at this South Main sports bar with their school lunch-style pizza. But unlike in school, you can order extra bacon and cheese on your pizza.

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And you can drink beer and not get in trouble. Bonus: Since there’s one TV per every three seats in this small bar and an eight-foot projector on the deck, sports fans are guaranteed not to miss a minute of the action. 115 East G.E. Patterson, 528-8367. MEMPHIS MADE BREWING — This sea-

sonal craft brewery is known for taking chances, and will try anything once. So head to its Cooper-Young taproom to sample some of the most distinctive craft beers in the city. Don’t be surprised to find coffee stouts brewed with cacao nibs, saisons with notes of candied ginger, and Scottish ales brewed with smoky cherry wood malts. Some beers are only offered on limited release, so try them while you can. 768 S. Cooper, 207-5343.

MIDTOWN CROSSING — Residents of the up-and-coming Crosstown neighborhood convene at this friendly neighborhood bar for lovingly prepared pizzas, broadcasts of the big game, spoken word, art shows, and live music. Plus, it’s home to Pink Diva Cupcakery, an all-vegan cupcake bakery. Grab a local brew and try The Artist Pizza (tomato jam, mozzarella and chevre, caramelized onions, and fresh arugula). 394 N. Watkins, 410-9330. MINGLEWOOD HALL — This cavernous music

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

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MOLLIE FONTAINE LOUNGE — Tucked into the charming Victorian Village neighborhood, this lounge is a favorite gathering place for the city’s LGBT set, although it’s not officially a gay bar. The bar is located inside a converted Victorian-era home, and its individual bedrooms, decorated with a mix of period antiques and 1960s kitsch furnishing, serve as lounging spaces. There’s live piano music in the parlor room. 679 Adams, 524-1886. MOLLY’S LA CASITA — Adobe-style décor and rustic charm transport patrons of this beloved Overton

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Square Tex-Mex joint to the border. The locally famous margaritas are made with a secret recipe, and they’ve attracted a legion of loyal regulars over the years. Menu items range from standard burritos and tacos to cheeseburgers and spicy chicken sandwiches. 2006 Madison, 726-1873. P&H CAFÉ — While we’re certain the P&H has

offered a life-altering experience to many, we can say for sure that filmmaker Craig Brewer’s life was changed at this Midtown watering hole. It’s there that he penned his first screenplay. The P&H’s beloved owner Wanda Wilson, who passed away in January 2015, was always a patron of the arts, so her laidback dive bar has naturally attracted artists, actors, playwrights, and various eccentrics over the years. 1532 Madison, 726-0906.


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


can feel like a kid again at Red Zone, thanks to playground-style swings installed at the bar. Just be careful not to spill your cocktail! The two-story Broad Avenue Arts District bar also features a mechanical bull for the daring at heart. But if you’re more inclined to hang with the grown folk, check out the bar’s closed-off cigar room. 2583 Broad, 324-3102.


drink on the banks of the Mississippi River at this bar tucked inside Beale Street Landing. A spacious, covered patio offers stunning river views, so be sure to stop by just before sunset. The food menu features dressed-up Southern fare, and the bar serves local beers on tap and a nice selection of wines. 251 Riverside, 528-3135.

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

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Entertainment District, this hip nightspot offers Southern hospitality, downhome eats (think shrimp and grits or country fried steak), country cocktails (try the Tea Is for Tennessee, a sweet tea moonshine cocktail with lemon and soda). Bonus: Tell the bartender to “bump your beer,” and they’ll trade out your pint for a 32-ounce draft for just $2 extra. 315 Beale, 527-9911.

WILD BILL’S — This off-the-beaten-path juke joint, tucked away in a shopping strip in north Midtown, is the stuff of legends. The dance floor is always kickin’ to the sweet sounds of Wild Bill’s house band, and the big beers (they only come in 40-ounce bottles) are dirt cheap at $5 a pop. 1580 Vollintine, 726-5473. WISEACRE BREWING CO. — Deep in the heart of the Broad Avenue Arts District, the Bartosch brothers — Davin and Kellan — are always busy pumping out creative, inventive brews at Wiseacre. Visit their ultra-modern taproom for a taste of seasonal Belgian dubbels, barrel-aged imperial stouts, or fruity saisons. Or go with a classic Wiseacre standard — Tiny Bomb American pilsner or Ananda IPA. The taproom is open for tours on Saturdays. 2783 Broad, 888-7000. YOUNG AVENUE DELI — Nothing goes better

with a cold, craft brew than hot, greasy fries. And this Cooper-Young watering hole has the best fries in town (they've won awards!). The joint also has plenty of pool tables, occasional live music, and a fine selection of beers on draft. 2119 Young, 278-0034.

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

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emphis has long been recognized as a top-flight medical center. And in recent years, those facilities have been growing, not only in size and additional locations, but in the types of services and research offered. From studies on diabetes, cancer, obesity, and various chronic diseases, to emergency room expansions, updated trauama care, robotic surgeries, and cutting-edge responses to heart attacks and stroke, local hospitals are rising to meet growing needs. Here we present a summary of each hospital and the new approaches to healthcare some now provide.

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he flagship of Memphis’ largest nonprofit healthcare system is Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. This campus, located near the I-240 loop, includes not only the 706bed hospital, which claims one of Tennessee’s highest volumes of visits, discharges, and surgeries. It also has an emergency department with 31 treatment suites; the Plaza Diagnostic Pavilion, which handles 6,000 outpatient visits a month; and the Baptist Heart Institute, with cardiovascular surgical suites, heart catheterization labs, intensive care beds, a heart transplant unit, and a clinical research center dedicated to providing care for clinical research patients. Baptist Memphis has been ranked among the top 10 percent nationally for cardiac surgery seven years in a row. Adjacent to the main hospital’s campus is Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, the only one of its kind in the city and one of only a few in the nation. It offers labor and delivery, gynecological surgery, a newborn intensive care unit, and a comprehensive breast center. Moreover,

the women’s hospital serves as a regional referral center for high-risk pregnancies, mammography diagnostics, and urogynecology. Also part of this facility is the Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital, with its state-of-the-art pediatric emergency room and an outpatient diagnostics waiting room, known as P.D.’s Perch, with a play area for kids. Among BMHC’s total of 14 hospitals in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi, several are in the Memphis area, including BMH-Desoto (Southaven) and BMH-Collierville. On the Collierville campus, in a peaceful, woodsy setting, is the Baptist Reynolds Hospice House with 24 private rooms and specially trained staff to provide care to patients in the last stages of life and support to their families. In its 100-plus-year history, BMHC has had only five presidents, a fact that its current leader describes as “pretty special.” Jason Little, named president and chief executive officer in 2014, says, “We’ve been around for over a century and had only four CEOs in that time, and I’m very honored to be considered in that class of folks.”



he Children’s Foundation Research Institute (CFRI) at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is pioneering research of chronic diseases that plague young children. Spearheading that goal is Dr. Jon DeVincenzo, infectious disease specialist for Le Bonheur and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. DeVincenzo has laid the groundwork to effectively treat respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the leading cause of severe childhood respiratory infections. His latest research results, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, shows the encouraging results of a clinical trial of a drug that safely diminished the viral load of healthy adult volunteers intranasally infected with RSV. Childhood obesity is another disease under the microscope at CFRI. The condition affects almost one-third of Memphis children and is the root cause of diabetes, joint issues, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and mental health issues. “I wanted to start a state- of-the-art obesity program within pediatrics, something that had

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never been done on this scale before,” says Jon McCullers, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at UTHSC and pediatrician-in- chief for Le Bonheur. He recruited translational researcher Joan Han from the National Institutes of Health to develop the new Pediatric Obesity Program. Han has spent the majority of her career studying the genetic determinants of obesity. The program includes a Metabolic Research Center to care for children with health complications linked to obesity as well as a Healthy Lifestyle Clinic. Along with providing expert care, the Healthy Lifestyle Clinic also conducts ongoing research studies. “Our family research study works with entire families over an 18-week period on healthy eating habits and exercise,” McCullers says. “You can’t just treat a kid who is obese. You have to treat the entire family to see if you can make a positive impact on that kid’s life and medical issues.” Han is one of the latest recruits in Le Bonheur’s five-year initiative led by McCullers to bring in new talent. In the last three years, the hospital added 55 physicians and currently plans to add another 30 to 35 over the next two years. The research building is presently revamping many of its 29 laboratories to accommodate new hires. With more recruits to come, McCullers hopes to build another 15 laboratories on the building’s third floor.



ethodist University Hospital’s new emergency department doubles the space of its existing facility, features state-of-the-art technology, and improves patient and ambulance access. After two years of construction, the new center at 1265 Union Avenue opened in September 2014. “The hospital’s old emergency room was built in a different era, and we had outpaced the ability to provide care for the number of people who were seeking it,” says Jeff Leibman, CEO of Methodist University Hospital. “We needed more rooms and more equipment to take care of them in a good way.” To make way for the $33 million project, two adjoining buildings on the campus — the Doctor’s Building and the West Buildings at Bellevue and Eastmoreland — were demolished. The firm of brg3s architects was project designer of the two-story structure with rooftop heliport. The expansion adds 93,000 square feet of new space and includes 6,200 square feet of renovated space. An additional 16 patient

treatment areas, including six high-level trauma rooms, brings the emergency department’s total treatment areas to 52. Patient volume at Methodist’s emergency center has grown immensely over the last six years from about 47,000 visits in 2007, to more than 63,000 in 2013. Patient intake growth is expected to continue. And with the highest volume of ambulance traffic in the city, access was pivotal to the project. It’s the first emergency department in the area with total emergency vehicle access located below the ED, a planning approach new to Tennessee, but common in urban cities where land is limited. “In the old days, if ambulances backed up because we didn’t have enough spaces, patients were sometimes offloaded in inclement weather,” Leibman says. “Now that issue has gone away completely because they are in a garage right next to the ER and in a covered area.” Other new features include advanced imaging and technology. A new CT scanner allows staff to test critically ill patients immediately, rather than move them around the building. The emergency department’s chest pain center doubled in size with the expansion, providing faster and more efficient treatment to cardiac patients. “These are trying times when people come see us,” says Liebman. “We really believe they need locations and space within the building to congregate and to take a deep breath when dealing with difficult times.”



fter three decades operating as the Regional Medical Center, known largely as The Med, the hospital and its affiliated facilities received a new identity in 2014: Regional One Health. The new “umbrella” name is a rebranding initiative that applies to the health system as a whole. “Throughout the years we started bringing on new services,” says Angie Golding, Regional One Health director of strategic communications. “We relocated the rehabilitation hospital; we opened a new long-term acute care hospital, an outpatient surgery center and four primary-care facilities. Those things alone were new entities and locations that we needed to create that umbrella name to cover.” Regional Medical Center, the flagship hospital founded in 1929 and currently home to the Centers of Excellence — including trauma, burn, neonatal intensive care, and high-risk obstetrics — will remain the name of the acute-care hospital

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at 877 Jefferson Avenue. Other facilities, including the surgery center, extended care hospital, rehabilitation hospital, outpatient hospital, and four primary care facilities, now carry the Regional One Health name. “Now we have the name to hold on to and be proud of,” says Golding. “Moving forward, it will be even more important because, as we bring on new services, we have the system name to brand them under, when before everything got lumped under the name of the hospital.” Regional One Health and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center — Tennessee’s only public, statewide academic health system — recently partnered to form a new academic physician group: UT Regional One Physicians. “The practice benefits from sharing in the operation of a larger system, which leads to process improvements, expand-

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ed office hours for physician visits, and increased availability for our patients,” says Golding. “UTHSC’s involvement provides an academic research and innovation component to the practice that can also lead to better outcomes for the patient.” UT Regional One Physicians brings a new approach to practice management. All providers in UT Regional One Physicians are UTHSC faculty members, and an eight-member board of directors, including practicing physicians, directs the group. Services provided by UT Regional One Physicians include adult medical specialties in cardiology, obstetrics/gynecology, maternal fetal medicine, infectious disease, and hematology, as well as other services by surgeons, radiologists, and anesthesiologists performed both in the hospital and in outpatient settings. UT Regional One Physicians is the largest academic-affiliated physician organization in the Mid-South, with over 175 doctors involved. “With the creation of UT Regional One

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itting on 42 acres in East Memphis, this 519-bed facility offers a wide array of medical services that treat diseases ranging from cancer to diabetes, and helps patients who have suffered from such problems as insomnia, stroke, behavioral health issues, osteoarthritis, and more. One of its most acclaimed services is in the area of cardiac care. St. Francis’ Chest Pain Emergency Center — the first of its kind in Memphis — has been recognized and accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Moreover, the hospital’s comprehensive cardiac program extends from emergency care and noninvasive diagnostic services to angioplasty procedures, peripheral vascular and cath labs, PHOTOGRAPH BY RENATE HARTLAND | DREAMSTIME


Physicians, Regional One Health is changing the way we think about how physician practices are created, governed, and managed,” says Reginald Coopwood, M.D., president and CEO of Regional One Health. “By working together, we hope to improve the continuity and quality of patient care, and create a more efficient health care delivery system for the patients we serve.”


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and open-heart surgeries. Each includes services to help patients and their families adjust to lifestyle changes. For its work in cardiac care, the hospital has been recognized by such organizations as the American Heart Association and the BlueCross BlueShield Distinction Center. Also receiving recognition is the hospital’s work with osteoarthritis, specifically through MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing technology. St. Francis was the first in Memphis to offer this service, which is a minimally invasive treatment for adults diagnosed with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not yet reached all compartments of the knee. Performed by a surgeon trained in MAKOplasty using a ro-

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botic arm system, the procedure can result in such benefits as reduced pain, shorter hospitalization stays, more rapid recovery, and a more natural feeling knee. St. Francis also brought the first Mazor Renaissance spine robot to Memphis, allowing doctors to perform even complex surgeries safely and efficiently. Other specialty areas at this 41-year-old hospital are bariatric services (Center for Surgical Weight Loss), cancer care, and diabetes care, to name a few. Reaching out to patients in northeast Shelby County is St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett, which opened in June 2004. Though smaller than the Memphis facility, this hospital nonetheless meets the needs of residents in the area with 88 medical/surgical beds, 10 mother-baby suites, 16 orthopedic/spine beds, an ICU and NICU section, an outpatient imaging center, and more.


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reatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common childhood cancer, was one of the greatest cancer success stories of the twentieth century. Because of that treatment, today, 94 percent of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patients diagnosed with ALL will be alive in five years. But over a quarter of young adults with the most typical form of ALL still suffer from a newly identified subtype with a poor prognosis called Philadelphia chromosome-like ALL (Ph-like ALL), and often do not respond to treatment. Now, that may change. New research, led by St. Jude investigators, indicates the subtype is more prevalent with age and that patients with the subtype may benefit from drugs widely used to treat adult leukemia patients. Using genome sequencing, researchers also discovered the different genetic changes that drive the development of the disease. “There are multiple new genetic changes we’ve identified, but at the end of the day they activate only a limited number of cell growth pathways,” says Dr. Charles Mullighan, an associate member of the St. Jude Department of Pathology. “Those cell growth pathways can be inhibited with drugs we already have available. One, tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), is widely used for other types of leukemia.” St. Jude investigators worked together with the Children’s Oncology Group, a national consortium of investigators that treat childhood cancer to identify the subtype. “I think we are justifiably proud that we were able to identify it and move to clinical trial in such a short period of

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time,” Mullighan says. “Historically, it’s been a much more painstaking process where we didn’t have genome sequencing to make these discoveries so quickly.” During the national clinical trial, the OCG will screen all children in North America diagnosed with ALL for the Phlike subtype, then identify the underlying genetic changes and refer treatment. Over the past several years, St. Jude researchers and the OCG have seen “striking

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results” diagnosing and treating children with the subtype. They collected material on children in different cities with ALL who possibly had the subtype, those that either weren’t responding to standard therapy or had a change in their routine genetic testing. Mullighan then tested for the Ph-like subtype. “The majority of the children we tested were indeed Ph-like, and many did have the genetic changes we discovered previously,” Mullighan says. “Of those being treated, the majority saw a traumatic squash in the leukemia that otherwise was not responding at all.” St. Jude researchers published a case report last year on a child with Ph-like ALL who had unresponsive leukemia. The addition of a TKI to the child’s treatment entirely cleared the leukemia, and two years later showed no evidence of progression. “This study has laid the groundwork,” Mullighan says. “It’s provided a lot of very compelling evidence. We know what the genetic relations are; we’ve provided a rationale for adding TKIs, and set the stage for a national trial. The anecdotes are exciting but we now need to test the ability of TKIs for longterm treatment outcome context.”

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photo essay by karen pulfer focht

here is just something about watching the river that calms the soul — taking in life on the river, life in the river, and life by the river. The American Queen Steamboat Company, based in Memphis, has given people an opportunity to do just that.

With the Mississippi River flows the heart of America. It’s survived great Civil War battles, storms, floods, and earthquakes. It has been a roadway for canoes, barges, paddle wheelers, and tow boats. It’s been home to Indian chiefs, slaves, Mark Twain, Tom Lee, Boss Crump, a Pyramid, catfish, dinosaurs, and cobblestones. It’s the great geographic barrier that split the country but united the people. Here in the South river people were brave enough to settle along the ever-changing Mississippi. (Mississippi is from a Native American name meaning “Great River.”) High upon river bluffs and along the river bottoms the people have changed, communities have changed, terrain has changed, but the river just keeps rolling along. Several times a year, the American Queen travels from Beale Street to Bourbon Street with a load of passengers from all over the world interested in learning about life on the lower Mississippi. Many of the guests are celebrating anniversaries and birthdays, or checking a trip on the Mississippi off their to-do lists. Some are traveling with alumni, friends, or spouses; some are children escorting their elderly parents; some travel alone. Each day the tables, rocking chairs, and swings on the forward deck fill up as people sit with their new friends, sharing a cup of coffee, a meal, a glass of wine, or a cold beer. For the next several days they will get a glimpse into life on the river. Along the way, history buffs relish the tales of love and war and of pride and promise. They will hear stories of bygone days from the people of the Deep South who live on the bluffs and bayous of the Mississippi. They’ll hear river lore, including colorful

stories about river men, in what were once rowdy river towns with definitely sordid histories. Guests relax as the boat meanders downstream, reading a good book or simply setting their imaginations free as they watch the river go by. The boat pulls into historic ports in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana — places like Greenville, Natchez, St. Francisville. At various places along the way travelers have an opportunity for a drink in a historic saloon in a town that was once wild with gambling, brawling, and brothels. Days are spent visiting plantations, learning about the trials of flooding, slavery, and “free people of color.” There are also tales of Southern kings whose families settled near the river … the kings of rock-and-roll, the blues, soul, and cotton. Those who engage the locals may meet manly men who show pictures of the 1,000-pound wild boar they hunted, or watch a fisherman haul in giant catfish. Tourists can hear personal conversion stories of men who are doing life in prison, as they visit Angola, the penitentiary in Louisiana, or they might take advantage of an opportunity to come face to face with an alligator as they explore a swamp. The more sedentary traveler finds contentment observing the banks of the river, many still unspoiled, as they sip a cold drink outside their stateroom. Passengers from as far away as Australia, New Zealand, and England describe their river observations and experiences as “fascinating” and “mind boggling.” They often express awe and wonder as they learn a new respect for the “Big Muddy” and the people who claim the shores of the river as home. contin u ed on page 111

inset: The Memphisbased American Queen Steamboat Company hopes to increase the number of trips from Memphis to New Orleans to meet the demand. It now visits Memphis 12 times a year. At 418 feet long and six stories high, the American Queen is said to be the largest steamboat ever built.

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top: In the port of St. Francisville, one of the oldest towns in the Florida Parishes of Louisiana, local Eric Rider looks for bait at dusk, on the shores where the boat is docked. When the conditions are just right, he can hear the American Queen’s distinctive calliope music from his house as the boat heads downriver. During the visit to

this port, cruisers shopped at charming boutiques and strolled or rode bikes through town past many antebellum homes. above: River cruising on the Mississippi River has become very popular. The 436-passenger paddlewheel steamboat celebrated its twentieth anniversary in June.

right: Allen Creppel from Cajun Pride Swamp Tours feeds an alligator by hand during a swamp tour in Cajun country. “They are like dogs,” he said. “They aren’t dangerous.” Alligators swirled around the boat everywhere it went, as he passed though the swamp telling stories and calling in the wildlife.

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left: Matthew Doyle and Lauren Garner, both from the Memphis area, are servers in the formal dining room. They are part of an onboard staff of 239. above: Memphian Eddie Harrison plays dance music in the Night Owls Club.

Passengers can have a drink, listen to music, or dance with the Dance Captain, Chuck Solis. Solis is a talented dancer, also from Memphis, who waits in the wings for anyone looking to swing, sway, and dance the night away.

below: The American Queen heads into a rainbow on a recent trip from Memphis to New Orleans. For centuries, the river has been used as a roadway to transport goods and people through the heartland of America.

“Over the last three years, we have increased our Memphis turns from 30 to 50 to now 70 percent of our total runs for the American Queen ... to meet demand. That pretty well says everything.” — American Queen President & COO Ted Sykes

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left: Details to help travelers see the river through the eyes of river man Mark Twain are placed throughout the boat. Lewis Hawkins (pictured) presents “The Life and Times of Mark Twain” during a morning matinee where he also takes questions from guests while in character. top: Stories of cotton and slavery are woven throughout the voyage. History buffs hear lectures, visit museums, walk around the plantations, and learn more about the culture that ultimately caused the Civil War.

bottom: Connie Wekell of Tacoma, Washington, taps a tambourine as she takes part in a Southern gospel sing-along during the stop at Natchez. She was taking part in the excursion, “The Story of Cotton in the Antebellum South,” which includes a tour of the historic Frogmore Plantation in Frogmore, Louisiana. Visitors learn about life on a plantation as they walk through shacks, visit cotton barns, and sit in an old church while being serenaded by live gospel music.

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contin u ed from page 10 6 Southern hospitality is around every bend in the river and in every corner of the boat, where much of the mostly American crew is from the South. The crew isn’t just friendly in a polite way; they are genuinely outgoing and true hospitality specialists. After traveling from the other side of the world to see the Mississippi River, David Lindsay, 80, from Tasmania, Australia, said he was “enjoying the people the most” on his voyage. As the boat moves south it stops so guests can visit historic homes draped in Spanish moss, quaint boutiques in small downtowns, and whatever else is within reach of the “hop on-hop off” bus that meets the boat in every port. Passengers can choose from many cruises, with a variety of themes. The most popular journey links Memphis to New Orleans, but from Memphis, cruises also head north. This particular cruise ends at New Orleans, where the tourists disembark and the staff and crew get the boat ready to head back north later that day.  Tips: ◗◗ Book excursions early; many sell out fast. ◗◗ The Internet is spotty; computers are on board. ◗◗ Leave time to relax and watch the river go by. ◗◗ There is a dress code for the formal dining room. ◗◗ The average age of cruisers is mid-sixties. ◗◗ Consider booking with a group of friends.

above: Visiting plantations and learning about Southern culture, slavery, cotton, and Civil War history are a big part of the Premium Excursions offered on this Antebellum South themed cruise. Shore Excursions of America, Inc., manages the excursions during the voyage. (This shows the Nottoway Plantation grounds during the Grand Southern Plantation Tour.) left: The formal dining room, shown here at lunchtime, is a popular gathering spot aboard the American Queen. Regina Charboneau serves as the executive chef on the boat. She is a native of Natchez, Mississippi, and has always said she has Mississippi River water running through her veins. A premium tour that sells out very quickly is a visit to her private home. The excursion is called “Entertaining Southern Style with Regina Charboneau.”

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Who’sWho contin u ed from page 67 EMILY NEFF Named executive director of Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in April 2015. Looking toward the Brooks’ 2016 centennial, Neff’s strategies for Tennessee’s largest art museum include developing a dynamic long-term exhibition program, animating the interior and exterior of the museum with exciting art installations, and expanding education and community interactions. Neff previously served as director and chief curator of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma and served nearly two decades as the first curator of American Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she established a significant presence for the museum in the field of American art. A graduate of Yale University, Rice University, and holder of a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, and a recent fellow of the Center for Curatorial Leadership in NYC. JACKIE NICHOLS Founder and executive producer of Playhouse on the Square, Memphis’ only resident professional theatre company, now in its 45th season, along with Circuit Playhouse, and POTS@TheWorks. Has created numerous programs to benefit the community, including “Pay What You Can Night” and Arts-Access. Began performing when he was a student at Overton High School. Started an after-school acting program for children and has had more than 33,000 students annually emerge from his numerous outreach programs. Past recipient of the Memphis Rotary Club’s Outstanding Community Service Award, the State of Tennessee’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Theatre, the Gordon Holl Outstanding Arts Administrator Award, and the Public Relations Society of America’s Memphis Chapter Communicator of the Year Award. Instrumental in the redevelopment of Overton Square as a Theatre Arts District, with recent opening of $15 million Playhouse on the Square complex at Union and Cooper, and renovation of its previous facility across the street — for many years the old Memphian Theatre — and now the new Circuit Playhouse at 51 S. Cooper. MARK NORRIS Majority leader of the Republicandominated state Senate. Was the primary author in 2011 of the controversial Norris-Todd bill establishing guidelines for merger of Memphis City Schools with Shelby County Schools in August 2013, including the lifting at that time of a ban on new special school districts. Crafted add-on legislation in 2012 to enable immediate referenda for such districts in Shelby County suburbs and repeated process with amended bill in 2013 when 2012 measure was found

unconstitutional. Primarily responsible for carrying legislation for Governor Bill Haslam, chose not to support GOP governor’s Medicaid expansion proposal, Insure Tennessee, in 2015. Chairman of Tennessee Advisory Commission on Inter-Governmental Relations (TACIR) and immediate past chairman of National Council of State Governments, was one of three Tennesseans invited by British crown to Runnymede in 2015 for 800th anniversary commemoration of Magna Carta. A lawyer and farmer living in Collierville, is known to have ultimate gubernatorial ambitions of his own. DR. WILLIAM NOVICK Formed the Novick Cardiac Alliance in 2014 after founding and leading the International Children’s Heart Alliance for 20 years. Has taken surgical teams to more than 20 countries and operated on more than 4,000 children. Graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his general surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania before entering the cardiothoracic residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Was the sole pediatric cardiac surgeon at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women and Children, before joining the faculty at the University of Tennessee as a pediatric cardiac surgeon. Named Paul Nemir Professor of Surgery and International Child Health in 1999. Has authored multiple papers on congenital heart disease, contributed to several books on pediatric heart disease, intensive care, and thoracic trauma, as well as co-authored Healing the Heart of Croatia. Featured in 2003 Oscar-winning documentary Chernobyl Heart. JOSH PASTNER Head men’s basketball coach at University of Memphis since 2009. At age 38, among youngest coaches in NCAA Division I. Tigers struggled to record of 18-14 in sixth year at the helm, first season since 1999-2000 that team did not play in postseason. Six-year record: 14858. Strong recruiting class will join team for 2015-16 season, headlined by McDonald’s All-American Dedric Lawson from Hamilton High School. Served one season as assistant to John Calipari after cutting teeth over six years under Hall of Famer Lute Olson at Arizona. Signed contract extension in May 2013 that will pay him $2.65 million at least through 2017-18 season. STEPHEN PIKE Director of museums for the Memphis Pink Palace Family of Museums, which includes Memphis Pink Palace Museum, Crew Training International IMAX Theater, Sharpe Planetarium, Lichterman Nature Center, Magevney House, Mallory-Neely House in Victorian Village, and Coon Creek Science Center. New strategic plan will bring full-dome video to planetarium and a science center focused on health, nutrition, and wellness to Memphis area. Former executive director of the Virginia Museum of Natural History. Previously assistant director of the Smithsonian

Who’sWho MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES “Fab Four” is taken. And the New York Yankees had their “Core Four.” But the Memphis Grizzlies have their own special quartet. How about calling them “Our Four”?: Point guard Mike Conley was drafted by Memphis with the fourth pick in the 2007 draft after a single season at Ohio State. He started 46 games as a rookie and is now the franchise leader in games played (581) and assists (3,236). He won the NBA’s 2014 Sportsmanship Award and will forever be remembered for “The Mask Game,” in which he led the Griz to a playoff win at Golden State less than two weeks after suffering facial fractures, which required him to wear a protective mask. Center Marc Gasol came to Memphis as a footnote in the blockbuster trade that sent his older brother (and All-Star) Pau to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2008. Seven seasons later, the younger Gasol has two All-Star nods, the 2012-13 Defensive Player of the Year trophy, and firstteam All-NBA recognition (in 2015). At the 2015 All-Star Game in Brooklyn, the Gasol brothers faced each other for the opening tip. A cloudy past followed Zach Randolph to Memphis in 2009 (after a deal with the L.A. Clippers), but Z-Bo has taken to the Bluff City like dry rub to ribs. An All-Star in 2010 and 2013, Randolph has averaged 17.5 points and 10.9 rebounds as a Grizzly. He’s finished among the NBA’s topfive in double-doubles four times with Memphis. If Randolph is the face of the franchise, Gasol the backone, and Conley the heart, Tony Allen is undoubtedly the spirit of the Memphis Grizzlies. It’s no coincidence that Allen’s arrival (in 2010) preceded the team’s current five-year playoff run. Having spawned the franchise’s “Grit and Grind” culture, the defensive demon (“First-team All-Defense!”) has come to be known as the “Grindfather,” and will be for posterity.

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Summit. Grew up in Memphis, attended Southwestern (now Rhodes College), and earned Ph.D. from the University of Uppsala in Sweden. Has been profiled by CBS 60 Minutes and The New Yorker, has spoken at the TED Global Conference, and is the author of books and articles on plant genetic resources. Was awarded the Right Livelihood Award (the “Alternative Nobel Prize”) in 1985 and received the 2010 Heinz Award for his “vision and efforts in the preservation of the world’s food supply.” The 2013 documentary, Seeds of Time, follows his efforts and was an official selection at South by Southwest 2014. Appointed a member of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development by President Barack Obama. MORGAN FREEMAN One of Hollywood’s most acclaimed actors. Born in Memphis and raised in Clarksville, Mississippi. Made his acting debut at age 8 in a school play. First major role was as chauffeur Hoke in Driving Miss Daisy (1989). Has appeared in almost 50 major films since, including The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and Se7en (1995), earning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Million Dollar Baby (2004). Distinctive voice has made him a popular choice for narration, including Academy Award-winning 2005 documentary March of the Penguins. Owner of Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksville, Mississippi. Recent films include Transcendence, Last Vegas, Now You See Me, The Dark Knight, and Invictus; the latter earning him an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Nelson Mandela. Latest projects include London Has Fallen, a sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, in post-production and set for a 2015 release, and Momentum, a thriller also set to release in 2015. GINNIFER GOODWIN Born in Memphis, graduated from Lausanne Collegiate School in 1996 and received a B.F.A. in acting from Boston University. Trained with the Royal Shakespeare Company in London. Moved to New York and landed small roles on Law & Order and Ed before moving to Los Angeles. Turned heads in 2005 in Mona Lisa Smile, starring Julia Roberts. Portrayed Johnny Cash’s first wife in Walk the Line, filmed in Memphis. Starred in all five seasons of the critically acclaimed HBO series Big Love. In 2009, filmed He’s Just Not That Into You, earning a nomination for a “Breakout Movie Actress” People’s Choice Award. Portrayed Jacqueline Kennedy in the National Geographic Channelproduced TV movie, Killing Kennedy, alongside Rob Lowe. Plays Snow White in the ABC TV series Once Upon a Time, earning a People’s Choice Award nomination for “Favorite Dramatic TV Actress” in 2013 and 2014. Voicing the character of Lieutenant Judy Hopps in Disney’s upcoming animated action-comedy feature, Zootopia, set to release in 2016.

PAUL TUDOR JONES Founder of Tudor Investment Corporation, a private asset management firm and hedge fund headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. Born in Memphis and attended Memphis University School before earning an economics degree from the University of Virginia. One of earliest major successes was predicting Black Monday in 1987. In 1988, founded the Robin Hood Foundation, a charitable organization focused on poverty reduction in New York and backed mainly by hedge fund operators. Firm is involved in active trading, investing, and research in assets across fixed income, currencies, equities, and commodities asset classes, and other areas in the global markets for an international clientele. Listed by Forbes magazine as one of the 40 highest-earning hedge fund managers in February 2013. As of March 2014, Forbes estimated Jones to have a net worth of $4.3 billion and ranked him as the 108th richest American and 345th richest in the world. DAN SCHNEIDER Television producer, writer, and actor. The New York Times has referred to Schneider as “a kind of Aaron Sorkin of tween sitcoms” and “the Norman Lear of children’s television.” Born in Memphis and was senior class president at White Station High School. Landed a role in the John Cusack film Better Off Dead in 1985. Appeared as a gifted high school student in the hit ABC TV comedy Head of the Class from 1986 to 1991. Was co-host of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in 1988, during which he formed relationships that would lead to a career in running TV shows for the network. Created the smash Nickelodeon kids shows iCarly, Drake & Josh, Zoey 101, Victorious, and The Amanda Show, launching the careers of stars such as Amanda Bynes, Kenan Thompson, Drake Bell, and Miranda Cosgrove. Newest projects include Sam & Cat, Henry Danger, and Game Shakers, the latter premiering in Fall 2015. Won 2014 Kid’s Choice Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. HAMPTON SIDES Perhaps best-known as author of Ghost Soldiers, a nonfiction book about the rescue of the last survivors of the Bataan Death March from a Japanese prison camp during World War II. Published in 2001, the book remained on The New York Times best-seller list for 42 weeks. Graduated from Memphis University School and Yale. Started in journalism as a staff writer for Memphis magazine. Has been an editor at large for Outside magazine, a correspondent for NPR and work has been published in The New Yorker, Esquire, Men’s Journal, and elsewhere. Other best-selling books include Stomping Grounds: A Pilgrim’s Progress Through Eight American Subcultures (1992), American Dispatches from the

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New Frontier (2004), and Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West (2006). Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the International Hunt for his Assassin (2010) has been optioned by Universal Studios and is now said to be under development. Latest work is In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette (2014). JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Acclaimed singer and songwriter, topping music charts first as a member of ’N SYNC, currently as a solo artist. Born in Millington. In the early 1990s was cast member of the Mickey Mouse Club. His album Justified was a multiplatinum solo debut, and the follow-up, Future Sex/Love Sounds, won two Grammys and was nominated for Album of the Year. Appeared in the film The Social Network as Napster founder Sean Parker, for which he was nominated along with the ensemble cast for a Screen Actors Guild Award. Other film credits include Runner Runner, Inside Llewyn Davis, Bad Teacher, Black Snake Moan, In Time, and Trouble with the Curve, alongside Clint Eastwood. Married to actress Jessica Biel, and the two are minority owners of the Memphis Grizzlies. Owns a clothing line, a restaurant in New York City, a record label, and a line of tequila. Former owner of Mirimichi eco-friendly golf course north of Memphis. Third album, The 20/20 Experience, debuted at number one on the charts in March 2013 and won 2014 “Favorite Album” People’s Choice Award. Will compose soundtrack and supervise music for 2016 film The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. ANDREW VANWYNGARDEN White Station High School graduate became one of pop music’s breakout stars in 2008 as singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the Brooklyn-based rock duo MGMT. Formed the band at Wesleyan College with classmate Ben Goldwasser. After landing a multi-album deal with Sony/Columbia, the duo released its debut album, Oracular Spectacular, in 2008, scoring international hits with the singles “Time to Pretend,” “Electric Feel,” and “Kids.” Rolling Stone ranked Oracular Spectacular 18th on the top 100 albums of the 2000s. In 2010, MGMT received two Grammy nominations for Best New Artist, and Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals for “Kids.” Congratulations, the band’s second album, was released in April 2010 and reached number one on iTunes in its first week on the charts. In November 2011, MGMT performed a unique, artistic/ performance/musical piece at the Guggenheim Museum in New York to celebrate the opening of a Maurizio Cattelan exhibit. The band covered “Future Games” for a 2012 Fleetwood Mac tribute album. MGMT’s self-titled third album was released in September 2013. In 2014, released a solo track “I Just Knew” for surfing film, Spirit of Alaska.

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DR. LEWIS REICH Professor of optometry, named interim president of Southern College of Optometry (SCO) in March 2015. Formerly executive vice president for academic affairs, joined SCO’s faculty in 2008 following more than a decade of service at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, where he served as associate professor and assistant dean for student affairs. A 1988 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, completed a residency in low vision rehabilitation at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and later joined the faculty. Received his Ph.D. from the University of Houston in 1999. Founded in Memphis in 1932, SCO is an independent, not-for-profit institution of higher education with more than 500 students and residents from 40 states. The college’s public clinic, The Eye Center at SCO, serves more than 60,000 patients annually as one of the nation’s top clinical optometric education. SCO’s Community Outreach program reaches more than 12,000 children throughout Shelby County. The college also operates University Eyecare, a full-service clinic on the campus of the University of Memphis. BILL RHODES Chairman, president, and CEO of AutoZone, Inc. Oversees the nation’s leading retailer and a leading distributor of auto parts and accessories, a $10 billion Fortune 500 company with more than 5,500 stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Brazil. Civic engagement includes board member of Memphis Tomorrow, treasurer of the National Civil Rights Museum, vice-president of Youth Programs, Inc., the governing body of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and vice chairman of the golf tournament. Minority owner in the Memphis Grizzlies. Rhodes serves on the board of Dollar General Corporation and incoming chairman of the Retail Industry Leaders Association. Named 2013 CEO of the Year by Inside Memphis Business. TODD RICHARDSON Associate professor at the University of Memphis, co-founder of Crosstown Arts, and co-director of the Crosstown Concourse Development Project, $200 million project scheduled for completion in 2017, which will transform the historic, 1.5 million-square-foot Sears Crosstown into a vertical urban village anchored by organizations in healthcare, education, and the arts, as well as a diverse range of residential. Since 2010, he has co-led the development team. Earned a B.A. in philosophy and psychology from the University of Mississippi, M.A. in religious studies from Memphis Theological Seminary, M.A. in art and religion from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in art history from Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands. A specialist in the European Renaissance, his most recent book, Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Art Discourse in the Sixteenth-Century Netherlands, was published by Ashgate in 2011. A former J. William Fulbright Scholar and a two-year Samual H.

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Kress Fellow. The Crosstown Project received an Innovation Award in 2013 from Inside Memphis Business and the John S. Wilder Rebuild Tennessee Award in 2015. KENNETH ROBINSON In February 2015 named president/CEO of United Way of the Mid-South, serving Shelby County and seven surrounding counties in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Has served as volunteer (and former board member) with organization more than 20 years. Pastor and CEO of St. Andrew AME Church since 1991, where he spearheaded the Circles of Success Learning Academy, one of Tennessee’s first charter schools when it opened in 2003. Former Tennessee Commissioner of Health (2003-07) and advisor to Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell.

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charity in the country. Volunteer efforts include support of Greater Memphis Chamber and Memphis Tomorrow, with which he’s leading an initiative on re-branding Memphis. Earned bachelor’s in political science from Marquette and law degree from Loyola University in Chicago. Announced in June the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, a 5K event to be held in 58 cities across America in September, including Memphis on September 26th. KEVIN SHARP Has been the Linda W. and S. Herbert Rhea Director of The Dixon Gallery and Gardens since 2007. Currently overseeing multimillion-dollar renovation of exhibition buildings. A Missouri native, previously served as curator at the Art Institute of Chicago, curator at the Norton Museum of Art in Florida, and director of visual art at Cedarhurst in Illinios. Has contributed to more than 20 books on American and French art in his career and organized more than 100 exhibitions. At the Dixon, a reinvigorated exhibition program, deep commitment to education, more varied gardens initiatives, and special events have produced significant increases in attendance and membership. Works from the Dixon’s permanent collection have been seen throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, strengthening the Memphis brand. Dixon has pay-what-you-wish Tuesdays, free Saturday mornings, quarterly Family Days, and a deep commitment to neighborhood and the community. GARY SHORB President and CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare since October 2001. Joined Methodist in 1990 as executive vice president. Before his tenure with Methodist, served as president of Regional One Health (formerly The Med) for four years. Serves on boards of National Civil Rights Museum and Memphis Bioworks Foundation; former chairman, Memphis Tomorrow. Under his leadership, Methodist was named the best hospital in Memphis by U.S. News and World Report, ranking #49 in nephrology and high-performing in eight additional medical specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery. In 2012 was inducted into the Society of Entrepreneurs. In November 2004, received the Corporate Leadership Award from Volunteer Memphis’ Corporate Volunteer Council, and in 2005 the Alexis de Tocqueville leadership award from United Way of the Mid-South. Prior to his healthcare career, was a project engineer for Exxon and a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy. Received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Clemson University and a master of business administration from the University of Memphis. JOHN SMARRELLI JR. President of Christian Brothers University since 2009 and its first permanent lay president. Received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from

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the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Postdoctoral work in biochemistry from the University of Virginia. Received National Academic Advising Association Pacesetter Award in 2006 and Loyola University Outstanding Teacher Award in 1996, along with authoring numerous articles published in scientific journals and textbooks. Has begun programs in Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at CBU. Served on numerous boards, including the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association. FRED SMITH Chairman, founder, and CEO of FedEx Corporation, the world’s largest express transportation company and a vital economic engine in the Memphis region. The $45 billion global transportation company, which celebrated 40 years in 2013, is the region’s largest employer, with a local workforce of 32,000. More than 300,000 employees handle more than 10 million shipments each business day. Smith is a leading business voice in efforts to revolutionize energy policy and lessen reliance on imported foreign oil. Co-chair of the Energy Security Leadership Council, a trustee for the U.S. Council for International Business, and a member of the Business Roundtable. Named to the Aviation Hall of Fame, and winner of the Circle of Honor Award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. FedEx is regularly included in surveys for the World’s Most Admired Companies and the 100 Best Companies to Work For. KATIE SMYTHE Founder, CEO, and artistic director of the New Ballet Ensemble and School. A native Memphian, returned to the city in 1997 after a 17-year career as a professional dancer in Minneapolis, performing with Loyce Houlton’s Minnesota Dance Theater, as an actor in New York and Los Angeles, and as a performing and teaching artist for the Los Angeles Music Center Outreach and Education wing. Founded the nonprofit school that is now New Ballet and graduated the first students into a professional company, offering opportunity and presenting role models to Memphis children. Ballet company garnered national praise when nine dancers stole the show at the Kennedy Center during the National Symphony Orchestra’s “New Moves: symphony + dance” mini-festival in May 2014. Saving the best for last, Smythe’s “Harlem” suite showcased Memphis jookin’, which the Washington Post called “simply dazzling, eliciting an audience response that dwarfed all that had gone before.” EDWARD STANTON III Named U.S. District Judge in May 2015 by President Obama to succeed the retiring Judge Samuel H. “Hardy” Mays. Was previously appointed by the President in 2010 as U.S. Attorney for Western District of Tennessee, both

appointments upon recommendation by 9th District Congressman Steve Cohen. Son of veteran political figure Ed Stanton Jr., now General Sessions Clerk. Stanton III was a national advance team member for Clinton/Gore ’96 in Washington, D.C., from July 1996 to November 1996. Worked as a corporate attorney for FedEx and in the office of Charles Carpenter, a political strategist for former Mayor Willie Herenton. Was a candidate for Congress in the 9th Congressional District Democratic primary in 2006. As U.S. Attorney, was active in formation of new civil rights unit. Grew up in Memphis and attended Idlewild Elementary School, Bellevue Junior High, Central High School. Received undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Memphis. JODY STEVENS CEO of Ardent Studios, and the last surviving member of the highly acclaimed 1970s rock band Big Star. Joined Big Star with Alex Chilton, Andy Hummel, and Chris Bell in early 1970s; all three of the band’s releases are listed on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” Has performed fully orchestrated version of Big Star’s Third album in New York, London, Barcelona, and elsewhere. Side projects include bands Golden Smog, Orange Humble Band, and performing with Mike Mills, Matthew Sweet, Ryan Adams, and other artists. Latest effort is Those Pretty Wrongs, which released their first single in August 2015. In 1987, joined staff of Ardent, working under studio founder John Fry to sign and develop new artists and engineering/production talent. Named CEO after Fry’s death in 2014; oversees all studio productions and promotes Ardent’s Greyhounds label. Current board member and former trustee of the Recording Academy (NARAS), Memphis Chapter. JIM STRICKLAND Candidate for mayor in 2015, was elected to city council from mid-city District 5 in 2007 and evolved into council’s most persistent voice for greater budgetary discipline. Has been budget chairman several times, including in 2015, and served as chairman of the full council in 2014. Launched well-financed mayoral campaign in field including incumbent Mayor A C Wharton. Has consistently prodded council colleagues and Wharton for more governmental economies, emphasizing public safety and stemming of population loss as mayoral campaign issues. Graduate of the University of Memphis, where he was student body president. Former chairman of the Shelby County Democratic Party and the law partner of David Kustoff, the former local Republican chairman and U.S. Attorney. CALVIN STOVALL Chief executive officer of Soulsville Foundation, nonprofit organization that operates the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Stax Music Academy, and The Soulsville Charter School. Native of Chicago, joined the foundation in September 2014. Attended Chicago State



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PHIL TRENARY President and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber since June 2014. Ran Pinnacle Airlines for 13 years as president and CEO, building it from $75 million annually to a $1 billion regional carrier. Resigned from the position in 2011, prior to the airlines’ subsequent relocation to Minnesota. In recent years, acted as interim president for the local business incubator Emerge Memphis, advised the University of Memphis administration, and was a paid consultant for the chamber’s Chairman’s Circle. Founded Texas-based Lone Star Airlines in 1984. WILLIAM TROUTT President of Rhodes College since 1999. Established a strategic vision focusing on excellence in the classroom and beyond through student research, internships, fellowships, study-abroad, service, and greater connections with the Memphis community. Under his leadership, Rhodes was named the “Most Service-Oriented College in America” by Newsweek. Facilitated a new college curriculum, a nationally recognized student work program, and a new college governance structure, which is serving as a national model. Recently completed a $314 million capital campaign to support student scholarships, faculty recruitment, community engagement, and campus enhancements, including the $30 million Robertson Hall science facility. Chaired the American Council on Education, the National Commission on the Cost of Higher Education, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship program. Named one of America’s most effective college presidents. Received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. HENRY TURLEY Downtown real estate developer and spearhead of residential renaissance on banks of Mississippi. With Jack Belz, Turley developed the upscale Harbor Town residential and commercial community on Mud Island, the low- and moderate-income Uptown residential development north of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and South Bluffs, where he lives. Native of Memphis and graduate of the University of Tennessee. Leading revitalization in Jackson, Tennessee,

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contin u ed from page 2 6 Majestic Grille, overlooking what used to be a movie theater audience. I recently experienced the delicate carnivorousness of Porcellino’s, in East Memphis, for the first time. (And one Friday I took a day trip to Oxford and experienced the deviled eggs at City Grocery — impossible to do justice to them in words.) Food, of course, is not the only noteworthy aspect of Memphis. When I was planning my interview trip, the friend who had invited me to come work here




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asked what sights I’d like to see: the Gibson Guitar Factory? Graceland? The Peabody? Of the three, I’d never heard of The Peabody, so I Googled it, and lo and behold, discovered that there are ducks (yes, ducks) at the hotel. Ducks that live there, march down a red carpet twice a day, swim around in a fountain, go on national television, and retire early to a nearby farm. Ducks are not eaten in The Peabody (and if you visit the hotel’s small but thorough museum, you’ll see a 1981 letter from Managing Partner Gary Belz to the executive chef, stating that in no uncertain terms). That settled it. My interview visit in March 2014 included the ribs at Central BBQ, a short walk down Beale Street — and the Peabody ducks. The ducks might have sealed the deal.

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downtown to run in the St. Jude half marathon. While they ran, I sat in The Peabody and had coffee and a danish, tracking their progress on an iPhone app. But that was not before I watched them start the race some blocks away from there, two people among more than 20,000 — an ocean of marathon runners raising money to fight cancer. I’ve seen it in places like Caritas Village, a cafe in Binghampton, where customers come in for lunch from all sorts of backgrounds, where local art is on the walls, where they keep a pot of soup on hand for those who can’t afford lunch. They advertise a cappuccino on the menu, and when I asked for that I was told by the very kind lady behind the counter that the cappuccino machine was broken, but would I like coffee with Redi-whip? It tasted almost the same and she recommended it. I did. It was just right. I’ve seen Memphis’ soul when I’ve talked with teachers at Shady Grove Elementary, a school in East Memphis with more than 80 percent of its students eligible for free lunches, many of them bused in from the hotels where they live. I’ve seen it talking with the teachers at Emmanuel Center, a 25-year-old inner-city center run by a college linebacker turned Episcopal priest, where hundreds of students every week get tutoring and coaching by people who won’t take nonsense. This is a city that is fiercely loved by the people who live here. Even so, it is startling and heartbreaking to drive a few blocks from beautiful mansions and high-rise condos to find strip malls with empty storefronts, dreary apartment buildings, houses with boards over the windows. I have gotten used to the security guards in the grocery stores, and I’m not sure if that’s good or bad. Late last November, a few months after I moved into Cooper-Young, my apartment was broken into — though, it being Memphis, it was the most courteous burglary I’ve ever heard of. They took nothing but an empty wallet, they put the window air conditioning unit back on the window sill after knocking it out, they left Christmas gift wrapping paper in the recycling bin, and placed a sculpture not worth stealing neatly on the table next to the porch door. I had little of monetary value for them to take, and the cats were fine, if a bit confused, so it was okay. What speaks of promise are the nonprofit organizations that are at work in the city, the people who cross lines of faith and color to build relationships, the kindness I see wherever I go, whether the people are strangers or not. So now I have another place to call home. When I miss the mountains I go to the river, and I am falling in love with that place, as I am with the city, in all of its grit and elegance.

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hoosing a school for your children takes thoughtful consideration. But Memphis is fortunate to have a wide range of choices. From public and Catholic education to independent and charter schools, with a little research, you’ll find the right fit.

follow state-established guidelines for standards, safety, and evaluation. Whereas all public schools in Shelby County used to fall into one of two school districts, as of 2014, there are now eight school districts. Start your search with your neighborhood school, regardless of the rumors you might have heard about it from friends or neighbors. Even if you don’t end up choosing it, you’ll at least have made your own informed opinion and have a good comparison as you continue your search. If you’ll be choosing a school other than your neighborhood school, you’ll need to go through that school district’s transfer process.


Public Optional Schools


Optional Schools, which are all part of the Shelby County Schools district, offer a somewhat more specialized education, similar to “magnet” schools in other cities, though not all Optional Schools have academic requirements. In some Optional Schools, all classes are considered Optional, while others operate as a “school within a school,” featuring some Optional and some traditional classrooms in each grade level. See a list of schools by type and program focus.

he merger of the city and county public school systems has significantly changed the education landscape for parents in Shelby County. Today, there are many more public school choices than there were a decade ago. But trying to understand those options isn’t easy. The following information, from the Memphis School Guide (, written by Ginger Spickler, will help you get a better grasp on the different schools available. If you go to, you’ll Information and research for this listing was provided by the find a link under each section with additional school Memphis School Guide. profiles and data.

Public Traditional Schools

All students in Shelby County are zoned to a neighborhood public school. All public schools are tuition-free and

Public iZone Schools

Innovation Zone (iZone) Schools are a subset of schools (all in the SCS district) that operate with more resources and more autonomy from the district than traditional public schools. Administrators at the school level are given more freedom over staffing, budgets, programs, and schedules (iZone schools typically have a longer school day). They may experiment with innovative teaching or technology-usage methods.

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

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NOTE: While these schools got to the iZone for being on the state’s Priority List of schools in the bottom 5 percent for student achievement, many schools in the iZone have enjoyed strong test score growth since their turnarounds, so pay more attention to these schools’ Growth scores than Achievement scores.

and form submission process will be online. Go to the SCS website to learn more.

Municipalities & Their Schools A number of communities in Shelby County elected to start their own school systems. If you live in Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland, or Millington, you can opt to attend one of these schools. Go to town websites for further information. ARLINGTON BARTLETT COLLIERVILLE GERMANTOWN LAKELAND MILLINGTON

Private Schools

Private schools are not funded by the state, so they fund operations by charging tuition, though many private schools offer some form of financial aid. Schools are typically run by an independent body (a school board, the Catholic Diocese, etc.) and because they’re exempt from state oversight and mandated testing, they have the freedom to choose their own standards and educational approach. While the majority of private schools in Memphis have a religious affiliation, there are also a number of non-religious schools focusing on a wide variety of methodologies and approaches. The Memphis Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) and the Catholic Diocese of Memphis represent a large number of private schools in Memphis. When weighing whether your family can afford a private school, you’ll want to ask about all the associated costs — in addition to tuition, most private schools also charge fees for books, activities, technology, meals, etc. However, some private schools were designed specifically with low-income families in mind, and these may be a great choice if you qualify. Many private schools have a birthday cut-off date that is earlier than that of public schools, some as early as June 1st. Check the Memphis School Guide for each school’s cut-off date.



helby County Schools (SCS) is the largest public school system in Tennessee and the 22nd largest metropolitan school system in the nation. SCS operates 218 schools in the city of Memphis and in unincorporated and reserve areas of Shelby County. The system also oversees optional schools, charter schools, and iZone schools under their umbrella. Optional and charter schools are listed here; go to to learn more about these schools.

School Registration

This year, SCS has an online option for school registration: the InfoSnap online registration tool. You can register for your child’s zoned school or approved transfer location using any computer or smart phone. Certain documentation will still be required, but the registration



ptional schools offer a world of choices, so each student may explore and develop his or her own special skills and interests. There are two types of Optional Programs. Thirty-three schools use the school-within-a-school approach, which offers an optional program in addition to traditional classes. Fifteen of the programs are optional only, meaning all students enrolled in specific grades participate in the optional program. In the following school profiles, optional programs are detailed, and Optional Only schools are designated with an asterisk (*).

*Balmoral Ridgeway Elementary School 5905 Grosvenor Avenue, 38119 • 416-2128 Grades: 1-5 • shtml International Baccalaureate (IB) World School Primary Years Programme. To prepare students for future study in an increasingly global society, Balmoral Ridgeway teaches students to be critical thinkers with a worldwide perspective, emphasizing intellectual and social growth. Bellevue Middle School 575 S. Bellevue Boulevard, 38104 • 416-4488 Grades: 6-8 • shtml The Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program emphasizes the liberal arts with a focus on honors language arts/English, mathematics, science, and social studies. Arts and music electives are offered. Bolton High School 7323 Brunswick Rd., 38002 • 416-1435 Grades: 9-12 • The International Baccalauareate Diploma Programme provides an academically rigorous curriculum that emphasizes international awareness and interdisciplinary learning. Bolton also offers world-class Automotive Technology and Information Technology programs that prepare students for college and career opportunities. Dr. William Herbert Brewster Elementary 2605 Sam Cooper Boulevard, 38112 • 416-7150 Grades 1-5 • shtml The Enriched Academics/M.A.S.T. program emphasizes accelerated learning in math, art, science, and technology. This facility is equipped with the latest technology and houses 36 classrooms that include a state-of-the-art visual


Charter schools are public schools (no tuition), but operate more independently from the school district than traditional public schools do, particularly in regards to things like curriculum, how to hire teachers (must be state-certified), or even the length of the school day or year. All charters operating in Tennessee are not-forprofit. Some charters are single-site schools, while others are part of a larger charter management organization (CMO) that may operate multiple schools. To date, in Shelby County, all charters have been authorized by either Shelby County Schools (SCS) or the Achievement School District (ASD). For more Frequently Asked Questions about charters, visit the Tennessee Charter School Center or the Tennessee Department of Education. SCS charter schools do not have attendance zones — if you are interested in applying for your child, you must apply directly to the school. If there are more applicants than spaces available in the school, a lottery is used to determine who will get a spot. Most ASD schools (including the charters) do have attendance zones, and priority is given to students living within that zone. However, eligibility has opened up a little (and gotten more complicated) recently. Check the ASD section of the Districts page for more details. While these schools got to the iZone for being on the state’s Priority List of schools in the bottom 5 percent for student achievement, many schools in the iZone have enjoyed strong test score growth since their turnarounds, so pay more attention to these schools’ Growth scores than Achievement scores.


Charter Schools

School Registration begins Monday, July 13th. !1 First day of school is Monday, August 10th. !1 Go to for up-to-date news and information.

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*Delano Elementary 1716 Delano, 38127 • 416-3932 Grades: 1-5 • The Computer/Technology program aids students in developing critical thinking, reading, writing, and math skills. Students engage in real-world experiences using computer technology, digital cameras, and closed-circuit TV. *Double Tree Elementary School 4560 Double Tree, 38109 • 416-8144 Grades: K-5 • shtml As a modified Montessori/Technology school, Double Tree offers unique opportunities to learn by using handson, self-correcting materials in individualized work in grades K-3. Fourth- and fifth-grade students use the two computer labs, mobile laptops, and SMART Board interactive whiteboards to facilitate student research. Douglass High School 3200 Mt. Olive Road, 38108 • 416-0990 Grades: 9-12 • The Public Service and Communication Arts program prepares students to become global leaders and communicators who support community grassroots efforts while preparing them to become agents of change for society.

*Douglass School 1650 Ash Street, 38108 • 416-5946 Grades: *K-5, 6-8 • index.shtml The Chess and Public Service programs offer students enrichment opportunities that are interwoven into the curriculum. Students engage in a wide range of problemsolving assignments and projects that demand hard work, perseverance, and creativity. Downtown Elementary School 10 North Fourth Street, 38103 • 416-8400 Grades: 1-5 • shtml The Enriched Academics/Social Studies program provides enrichment in all basic courses while placing a special emphasis on social studies. Field trips to historical, educational, and cultural sites downtown are part of every child’s learning experience. Guest speakers from businesses and civic organizations, as well as parents of the school, enhance each child’s learning potential. East High School 3206 Poplar Avenue, 38111 • 416-6160 Grades: 9-12 • The College Preparatory for Engineering program is designed for students who want to pursue careers in engineering. The program focuses on academic achievement and technology. Top colleges and universities recruit East High graduates. *John P. Freeman Optional School 5250 Tulane Road, 38109 • 416-3156 Grades: 1-8 • site/index.shtml The Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program is designed to stimulate creativity and develop critical thinking skills. Freeman is the only totally optional school for grades one through eight in the district. In addition to Freeman’s outstanding academic program, the school offers a wide range of extracurricular activities. Germantown Elementary School 2730 Cross Country Drive, 38138 • 416-0945 Grades: 1-5 • Elem/Welcome.html The Enriched Academics/International Studies program provides every student with opportunities to attain or exceed academic goals in all subjects through problemand project-based learning and multicultural and cross curricular activities. Students are empowered to develop the intellectual, emotional, physical, and social abilities necessary to become creative problem solvers, effective communicators, and productive citizens. Germantown High School 7653 Old Poplar Pike, 38138 • 416-0955 Grades: 9-12 • Germantown’s International Baccalaureate and College Preparatory/Creative and Performing Arts programs garner national and international recognition for their achievements in academics and the arts. Germantown was named one of America’s Best High Schools by Newsweek magazine. Germantown Middle School 7925 C.D. Smith Road, 38138 • 416-0950 Grades: 6-8 • home.html The Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program provides every student a wide range of challenging, educational opportunities to enhance student learning. Students easily transition into the International Baccalaureate Programme at Germantown High School every year. Grahamwood Elementary School 3950 Summer Avenue, 38122 • 416-5952


arts room, a computer lab, and an interactive science laboratory. Brownsville Road Elementary School 5292 Banbury, 38135 • 416-4300 Grades: 1-5 • index.shtml The Enriched Academics/International Studies program provides all students with advanced multicultural educational opportunities that enhance academic and social development. Students become internationally minded as each grade concentrates on the customs, cultures, and languages of a specific country. *Carnes Elementary School 943 J.W. Williams Lane, 38105 • 416-3206 Grades: 1-5 • The Environmental Science program encourages students to become environmental explorers by integrating science into the core curriculum. Outdoor classroom, lab experiences, and field trips are also included. Central High School 306 S. Bellevue Boulevard, 38104 • 416-4500 Grades: 9-12 • The College Preparatory program offers quality academics for college-bound students and includes honorslevel courses in all subjects including college credit through Advanced Placement courses. World languages, outstanding arts programs, and extracurricular activities also are available. Colonial Middle School 1370 Colonial Road, 38117 • 416-8980 Grades: 6-8 • site/index.shtml Arts and Academics. The Creative and Performing Arts program focuses on art, music, band, orchestra, drama, creative writing, dance, and piano. The Enriched Academics program provides challenging courses in language arts, math, science, and social studies. Competitions, clubs, and field trips are also available. *Cordova Elementary School 750 Sanga Road, Cordova, 38018 • 416-1700 Grades: 1-5 • The Enriched Academics program accelerates and enriches the learning environment through hands-on teaching and learning strategies, the use of supplemental books, field trips, visiting artists, and technology programs like Edmodo, a monitored social network for students, parents, and teachers. *Cordova Middle School 900 Sanga Road, Cordova, 38018 • 416-2189 Grades: 6-8 • The Environmental Literacy/ College Preparatory program emphasizes building excellence through environmental sciences by providing students with a range of educational opportunities to solve real-world problems through inquiry-based, hands-on learning. Students are well-prepared to transition to any College Prep high school program. Craigmont High School 3333 Covington Pike, 38128 • 416-4312 Grades: 9-12 • The College Preparatory for International Studies program focuses on social studies, language arts, and world languages. The program exposes students to issues of international scope to foster understanding of cultural diversity. Collaborations with Memphis in May and civic organizations expose students to the international scene. Craigmont Middle School 3455 Covington Pike, 38128 • 416-7780 Grades: 6-8 • shtml The Enriched Academics/International Studies program 136 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • A U G U S T 2 0 1 5

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Grades: 1-5 • shtml The Enriched Academics program recognizes each child as an individual possessing a unique combination of talents and skills. Students achieve a high level of learning through a strong academic program and an experienced faculty who provide successful learning opportunities for all students. Parental involvement plays a vital role. Havenview Middle School 1481 Hester Lane, 38116 • 416-3092 Grades: 6-8 • shtml The Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) program offers an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons. *Idlewild Elementary School 1950 Linden Avenue, 38104 • 416-4566 Grades: K-5 • shtml Recognizing individual gifts and talents, Idlewild’s wellrounded curriculum combines Enriched Science, Enriched Technology, art, and music with academic excellence. Our commitment to excellence provides an engaging, productive environment where all students experience success. Keystone Elementary School 4301 Old Allen Road, 38128 • 416-3924 Grades: 1-5 • shtml ECO: Educating Children Through the Outdoors is the focus at Keystone, where enriched academic learning opportunities include: primary/intermediate CLUE; outdoor classroom (gardens, pond, “grow rooms,” and amphitheatre); field experiences; science and computer labs; and weekly instruction in art, music, and P.E. Keystone has won numerous awards for academic achievement. Kingsbury High School 1270 N. Graham, 38122 • 416-6060 Grades: 9-12 • shtml With its Global Health Studies: Applied Health Science and Health Science Policy program, Kingsbury students will graduate well prepared for college and careers in healthcare, health science, and health education. Internships, clinical experiences, and field trips will be offered. *Oak Forest Elementary School 7440 Nonconnah View Cove, 38119 • 416-2257 Grades: 1-5 • shtml With its International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme, Oak Forest provides students with a worldclass education with a global emphasis. The school’s mission is to develop lifelong learners who solve real-world problems, collaborate with peers, and respect diversity. Instruction in Chinese, art, Orff music, and student leadership is provided to all. Overton High School 1770 Lanier Lane, 38117 • 416-2136 Grades 9-12 • The Creative and Performing Arts program helps students develop their creative and artistic talent through an intense study in vocal and instrumental music, jazz, orchestra, dance, drama, visual arts, broadcasting, and creative writing. Optional students are part of CAPA Academy and can take Honors and Advanced Placement courses. Peabody Elementary School 2086 Young Avenue, 38104 • 416-4606 Grades: 1-5 • shtml Enriched Academics/International Studies. Peabody is a

multicultural mecca, incorporating international studies as a distinguishing feature. Each grade studies a different country for an in-depth, global learning experience. Ridgeway High School 2009 Ridgeway Road, 38119 • 416-1802 Grades: 9-12 • International Baccalaureate World School (IB). Ridgeway offers a program of study recognized worldwide for academic rigor and excellence. The success rate of the graduates exceeds state averages; graduates attend universities across the U.S. Ridgeway Middle School 6333 Quince, 38119 • 416-1588 Grades: 6-8 • shtml The International Baccalaureate World School Middle Years Programme focuses on developing well-rounded, internationally minded students who are principled thinkers and reflective risk-takers. Innovative teachers prepare students to be successful in Ridgeway High School’s IB program. Riverwood Elementary School 1330 Stern Lane, Cordova, 38016 • 416-2310 Grades: 1-5 • shtml The Environmental Science and Community Service program emphasizes building excellence through community consciousness. Teachers lead students in inquiry-based, hands-on learning to solve real-world problems in the arts, math, science, social studies, and community service. *Rozelle Elementary School 993 Roland, 38114 • 416-4612 Grades: K-5 • shtml Creative and Performing Arts. Instructors at Rozelle use the arts to teach academic subjects and develop individual skills. Artistic talents are enhanced through Encore classes in visual arts, music, drama, creative writing, and dance. Sherwood Elementary School 1156 Robin Hood, 38111 • 416-4864 Grades: 1-5 • shtml The Academic Enrichment Through the Arts program requires students to read children’s classic literature, current books, and periodicals as students develop problem-solving, listening, speaking, and writing skills. Involvement by Arts Memphis, Brooks Museum of Art, and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens enriches the program.

*Maxine Smith STEAM Academy 750 E. Parkway South, 38104 • 416-4536 Grades: 6-8 • The Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) program provides challenging and inquiry-based educational experiences that prepare students to compete in the global workforce and develop innovative solutions to real-world problems. Snowden School 1870 N. Parkway, 38112 • 416-4621 Grades: 1-8 • Snowden’s Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program offers a challenging curriculum that stresses academics, creativity, and social development. The elementary program offers in-depth study in all core subjects as well as Spanish, creative writing, computer technology, Orff music, and art. The Middle School program combines advanced academics with diverse exploratory course offerings. *Springdale-Memphis Magnet Elementary School 880 N. Hollywood Street, 38108 • 416-4883 Grades: 1-5 • index/shtml Exploratory Learning provides an innovative environment that encourages real- world learning and early science career exploration. Students can also participate in choir, art, and leadership development. Springdale’s partners include Buckman Laboratories, Rhodes College, business and faith-based community partners. Treadwell Elementary School 3538 Given, 38122 • 416-6130 Grades: K-5 • shtml The Dual Language Immersion program is a distinctive form of bilingual education in a culturally diverse environment. Groups of English-speaking students are paired with groups of native speakers of another language to provide a unique foreign language immersion experience. *Vollentine Elementary School 1682 Vollintine, 38107 • 416-4632 Grades: 1-5 • shtml Science Exploration: Scholars Tackling Academic Rigor Scientifically (STARS) integrates differentiated instruction, intentional science scaffolding, and science discovery. Cooperative learning groups, peer and cross-age tutoring, and a hands-on approach are some strategies used to facilitate learning. Whitehaven Elementary School 4783 Elvis Presley Boulevard, 38116 • 416-7431 Grades: 1-5 • shtml The Enriched Academics program features a focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The STEM curriculum is designed to build cooperative learning, creativity, higher-level thinking, and problem-solving skills using innovative tools and modern features to compete in today’s technology-based world. Whitehaven High School 4851 Elvis Presley Boulevard, 38116 • 416-3000 Grades: 9-12 • shtml The College Preparatory/Business and Finance programs provide a broad scope of student opportunities ranging from a business/finance program emphasizing career preparation to Advanced Placement classes designed to prepare students for college work. The school offers a comprehensive approach to college and careers. White Station High School 514 S. Perkins, 38117 • 416-8880 Grades: 9-12 • College Preparatory. White Station High has appeared on Newsweek’s list of top high schools in America more than

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five times. The optional program is designed to provide broad liberal arts foundation for college-bound students in the fields of science, mathematics, medicine, law, education, business, computer science, and public/social service. Students may earn college credit through Advanced Placement courses. Graduates are accepted to the nation’s most competitive universities. White Station Middle School 5465 Mason, 38120 • 416-2184 Grades: 6-8 • index.shtml The College Preparatory program provides academically enriched instruction in English, math, science, social studies, fine arts, and world languages in a state-of-theart facility. Many students gain local, state, and national recognition for excellence in academic achievement. Willow Oaks Elementary School 4417 Willow, 38117 • 416-2196 Grades: 1-5 • willowoakshomepage.html The Enriched Academics Through the Arts and Technology program offers a curriculum that exceeds state performance standards in reading, math, science, social studies, computer technology, and the arts. Cross-curriculum technology projects, power writing, and field trips further enhance the program, as does a state-of-the-art computer lab, and SMART Board technology. Wooddale High School 5151 Scottsdale, 38118 • 416-2440 Grades: 9-12 • shtml College Preparatory and Aviation/Travel and Tourism programs. Students follow a broad outline for a major in English, math, science, or social studies. The Aviation/ Travel and Tourism program is an integrated aeronautics curriculum that enhances the study of math, science, engineering, technology, travel, and tourism with emphasis on preparing students for post-secondary education or training in these fields. The National Flight Academy’s Aviation Classroom Experience is an integral part of this program.



harter schools are public schools that operate independently from their school districts. Each school follows its own mission while adhering to state-required education standards. Charters serve as an alternative to families seeking a public school education but in a smaller, academically enriched environment. Arrow Academy of Excellence (2013) 645 Semmes Street, 38111 • 207-1891 Grades: K-3

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Aspire Hanley 1 680 Hanley Street, 38114 • 416-5958 Grades: PK-7

Aspire Hanley 2 680 Hanley Street, 38114 • 416-5958 Grades: PK4-6

Aurora Collegiate Academy 3804 Given Avenue, 38122 • 249-4615 Grades: K-3; also offer Chinese Enrollment: 120

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

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City University School — Boys Preparatory and Girls Preparatory 1475 East Shelby Drive, 38116 • 755-2219

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City University School of Liberal Arts 1475 East Shelby Drive, 38116 • 775-2219 Grades: 9-12 Cornerstone Prep 320 Carpenter Street, 38112 • 416-3640

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DuBois Elementary for Entrepreneurship 4443 Germantown Road, 38125 • 509-6190

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Fairley High 4950 Fairley Road 38109 • 730-8160 School District Grades: 9-12

Freedom Preparatory Academy • Westwood campus 778 Parkrose Road, 38109 • 846-9166 / Achievement School District Grades: preK-8

• Main campus 5132 Jonetta Street, 38109 • 259-5959 Grades: 6-10

Gestalt Community Schools 3175 Lenox Park Blvd. #410, 38115 • 213-5161 • Serving grades K-12 • Klondike Preparatory Academy 1250 Vollintine Road, 38107 Grades: K-5 • Humes Preparatory Academy 659 North Manassas, 38107 Grades: 6-8 • Power Center Academy Middle School 6120 Winchester, 38115 Grades: 6-8 • Power Center Academy High School 5368 Mendenhall Mall, 38115 Grades: 9-12


KIPP: Memphis Collegiate Schools • KIPP: Memphis Academy Elementary 2248 Shannon Avenue, 38108 • 881-5130 Grades: K • KIPP: Memphis Academy Middle School 2110 Howell Avenue, 38107 • 791-9793 Grades: 5-6 • KIPP: Memphis Collegiate Elementary 230 Henry Avenue, 38107 • 791-9391 Grades: K-1 • KIPP: Memphis Collegiate Middle 230 Henry Avenue, 38107 • 791-9793 Grades: 5-8 • KIPP: Memphis Collegiate High 2110 Howell Avenue, 38107 • 791-9792 Grades: 9-11 • KIPP: Memphis Preparatory Middle 2230 Corry Road, 38106 • 881-5128 Grades: 5 • KIPP: Memphis University Middle 3966 Sewanee Road, 38106 • 577-3370 Grade: 6

Memphis Academy of Health Sciences High School 3925 Chelsea Avenue Extended, 38108 • 382-1441 Grades: 9-12

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WHO HAS THE SAFEST CAMPUS IN TENNESSEE? For the second year in a row (not to mention the sixth time in eight years), the UofM has the lowest crime rate of the ten largest universities in Tennessee. In fact, our campus incident rate was almost 40% lower than those schools, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.* How’d we do this? By building a campus and fostering a culture that always puts students’ education—and most importantly, their safety—first.

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COLLEGE GUIDE! Venturing off to college is one of life’s biggest milestones. Not only is it a time when many young adults break away from their parents, it’s often also the beginning of a formative adventure ― one that will come to shape who they become and set them firmly on their career paths. College allows people to explore their passions, develop their skill sets, and pursue the education that will help them become successful adults. Success can be defined in a number of ways. More often than not, there’s a dollar sign attached to it. College graduates are less likely to struggle with unemployment, and in general, the higher the level of educational attainment, the higher the income. Take a look at the following infographic, which shows 2014 unemployment rates and median income amounts for people (25 years and older) with varying levels of education.



The answer isn’t complicated. A college education is a long-term investment. As data suggests, the higher your level of education, the more money you’ll make. It should also go without saying that well-educated and experienced individuals will find that their job opportunities are much less limited than those of persons without a degree.






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Kids in elementary school may think they’ve got a good idea of what they want to be when they grow up: a fireman, a doctor, a dump truck driver. But the truth is, they’ll be grown before you know it, so it’s truly never too early to start thinking about college. Parents need to take the reins in the early years. Be sure to help your children develop an interest in reading and learning at a young age. Keep up with your child’s progress in school and stay on them about the importance of maintaining good grades and attendance records. After all, being present and punctual is a treasured trait of good students and employees. Though a number of scholarships and financing options are available to most students, there is no guarantee of financial aid. Start a college savings fund for your child as early as possible. Once your child hits middle school, it’s time to really begin actively preparing for college. Following are preparedness checklists for both students and parents from junior high through high school, provided by the Federal Student Aid office of the U.S. Department of Education.

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More than 80 major-specific clubs and honor societies bring students together around common interests. Through experiential learning, individual projects and mentoring, we are focused on helping you achieve your education and career goals. With your passion and those relationships, you will change the world. FIND A WAY TO STOP CANCER CELLS IN THEIR TRACKS. PLAY IN A SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. EXPLORE HEALTH CARE FROM CUBA TO FINLAND. DESIGN AN IRRIGATION SYSTEM USING RECYCLED STORM WATER. Tennessee Tech University, with an enrollment of more than 11,000 students on campus in Cookeville, offers more than 40 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs. Across each academic discipline, TTU students work hard to make a difference today, tomorrow and throughout their lives and careers. Dedicated and caring faculty take the time to mentor students, give them professional career advice and help them find internships in their area of interest. Faculty take an active part in campus life and culture, and students are welcomed into state-of-the-art labs to collaborate on original research. No matter where your interests lie, Tennessee Tech has something for you. With hundreds of clubs, student activities and honor societies, you will connect with people who share your ideals or challenge you with international perspectives. Champions are made at Tennessee Tech. Find out how. Schedule a campus visit today.


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Tuition and fees, including room and board, are approximately $15,000 a year. Nearly two-thirds of all students receive some form of financial aid, either from the state or federal government, the university or private funds.

Tennessee Tech has 14 NCAA Division I teams, including men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, and golf, and baseball, softball, football, soccer, track and tennis. TTU is part of the Ohio Valley Conference.

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The hub of the 14-county Upper Cumberland region, Cookeville is a town of about 25,000 people. Less than five hours from Memphis and about an hour from Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee Tech is surrounded by dozens of state parks, lakes and outdoor recreation venues. With plenty of shopping and dining options and a vibrant art scene, Cookeville blends the best of rural and urban living.


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Junior high school is a time for feeling out skills and interests. Becoming involved in extracurricular school or community activities can help with that. Students are encouraged to develop strong study habits and test-taking adeptness. Parents should maintain in-depth communication with their child and his or her teachers, while actively saving for the child’s education.



⊲ Think about college as an important part of your future. Discuss your thoughts and ideas with family and with people at school. ⊲ Take challenging and interesting classes to prepare for high school. ⊲ Ask your parent or guardian to help you research which high schools or special programs will most benefit your interests. ⊲ Develop strong study habits. ⊲ Do your best in school and on standardized tests. If you are having difficulty, don’t give up — get help from a teacher, tutor, or mentor. ⊲ Become involved in school- or communitybased activities that let you explore your interests and learn new things. ⊲ Speak with adults, such as your teacher, school counselor, or librarian, relatives, or family friends who you think have interesting jobs. Ask them, “What do you like about your job?” and “What education did you need for your job?”


⊲ Use FAFSA4caster (at to find out how much federal student aid your child might receive. This information will help you plan ahead. ⊲ Continue saving for your child’s college education. ⊲ Talk to your child about his or her interests and help match those interests with a college major and career. ⊲ Help your child develop good study habits, such as studying at the same time and place every day and having the necessary materials to complete assignments. ⊲ Stay in contact with your child’s teachers and counselor, so they can let you know about any changes in your child’s behavior or schoolwork. ⊲ Keep an eye on your child’s grades on his or her tests and report cards, and help him or her find tutoring assistance, if necessary.

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HIGH SCHOOL It’s time to get serious about planning for college if you haven’t already. Students should be diligent with their schoolwork and grades, as maintaining a high grade point average (GPA) during this time will increase the chances for scholarships. Ask about taking more challenging courses and start actively searching for the college you’d like to attend. This will be a time for taking college-required standardized tests, applying for admission to colleges that interest you, and applying for any and all available scholarships. Parents should encourage their children to explore their academic and extracurricular interests while taking on new responsibilities outside of school.

9th grade Students ⊲ Take challenging classes in core academic subjects. Most colleges require four years of English, at least three years of social studies (history, civics, geography, economics, etc.), three years of mathematics, and three years of science, and many require two years of a foreign language. Round out your course load with classes in computer science and the arts. ⊲ Begin saving for college if you haven’t already. ⊲ Get involved in school- or community-based activities that interest you or let you explore career interests. Consider working, volunteering, and/or participating in academic enrichment programs, summer workshops, and camps with specialty focuses such as music, arts, or science. Remember — it’s quality (not quantity) that counts. ⊲ Ask your guidance counselor or teachers what advanced placement courses are available, whether you are eligible, and how to enroll in them.

10th grade Students ⊲ Meet with your school counselor or mentor to discuss colleges and their requirements. ⊲ Consider taking a practice Preliminary SAT/National Parents Merit Scholarship Qualifying ⊲ Talk to your child about Test (PSAT/NMSQT) or the college plans as if he or she PLAN exam. will definitely go to college. ⊲ Plan to use your summer ⊲ Keep an eye on your child’s wisely: work, volunteer, or study habits and grades take a summer course (away — stay involved. or at a local college). ⊲ Encourage your child to take ⊲ Go to career information advanced placement or events to get a more other challenging classes. detailed look at career ⊲ Add to your child’s college options. savings account regularly ⊲ Research majors that might and make sure you are fully be a good fit with your aware of the provisions of interests and goals. the account. Parents ⊲ Find out whether your child’s school has college nights or financial aid nights. Plan to attend those events with your child. ⊲ Help your child develop independence by encouraging him or her to take responsibility for balancing homework with any other activities or a part-time job. ⊲ Start a list of your awards, honors, paid and volunteer work, and extracurricular activities. Update it throughout high school.

What types of things should students do to prepare for college? Students should take the most challenging academic load they can handle. Honors and AP courses enhance a student’s transcript. In addition to rigorous course work, students need to be involved in activities outside of the classroom. This can include athletics, the arts, community service, religious organizations, and employment. Colleges are looking for students who are multidimensional, not only excelling in the classroom but outside as well. Why fill out the FAFSA? For students interested in attending college in Tennessee, the FAFSA must be completed to be considered for the HOPE scholarship. In addition, the FAFSA is used to determine need-based financial aid. Even if you don’t think you qualify for need-based aid, it never hurts to submit the FAFSA. What advice would you give to young students to help them prepare for selecting the college that will best fit their needs? When should they begin? My best advice would be to have an open mind and be willing to explore lots of different types of colleges and universities. It’s never too early to start looking at schools. If you are on vacation, stop at a college or university and take a tour. To help select a school, make a list of qualities that are important to you (like size, location, major, student activities, etc.). It is also very important for families to have discussions about financial expectations and what is an affordable cost for college. What advice would you give to students in regard to selecting a major? Most colleges don’t require you to declare a major until your sophomore year, so don’t feel pressure to know your major when you start your freshman year. Try out classes in different departments. A school’s career center is also a great place to visit to help determine where your strengths may lie and what field of study might be best for you.


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11th grade Students: All Year ⊲ Explore careers and their earning potential in the Occupational Outlook Handbook (bls. gov/ooh). Or, for a fun interactive tool, try the U.S. Department of Labor’s career search at ⊲ Go to college fairs and college-preparation presentations by college representatives. Fall ⊲Take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). You must take the test in 11th grade to qualify for scholarships and programs associated with the National Merit Scholarship Program. Spring ⊲ Register for and take exams for college admission. The standardized tests that many colleges require are the SAT, the SAT Subject Tests, and the ACT. Check with the colleges you are interested in to see what tests they require. ⊲ Use the U.S. Depar tment of Labor’s scholarship search ( scholarshipsearch) to find scholarships for which you might want to apply. Some deadlines fall as early as the summer between 11th and 12th grades, so prepare now to submit applications soon.

Summer before 12th grade

⊲ Narrow down the list of colleges you are considering attending. If you can, visit the schools that interest you. ⊲ Contact colleges to request information and applications for admission. Ask about financial aid, admission requirements, and deadlines. ⊲ Decide whether you are going to apply under a particular college’s early decision or early action program. Be sure to learn about the program deadlines and requirements. ⊲ Use the FAFSA4caster financial aid estimator and compare the results to the actual costs at the colleges to which you will apply. To supplement any aid FAFSA4caster estimates you might receive, be sure to apply for scholarships. Your goal is to minimize the amount of loan funds you borrow. Parents: ⊲ Take a look at your financial situation and be sure you’re on the right track to pay for college. ⊲ Talk to your child about the schools he or she is considering. Ask why those schools appeal to your child and help him or her clarify goals and priorities. ⊲ Attend college fairs with your child but don’t take over the conversation with the college representatives. Just listen and let your child do the talking. ⊲ Take your child to visit college campuses, preferably when classes are in session. ⊲ Make sure your child is looking into or already has applied for scholarships. ⊲ Ask your employer whether scholarships are available for employees’ children.


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STUDENTS All Year ⊲ Work hard all year — second-semester grades can affect scholarship eligibility. ⊲ Stay involved in after-school activities and seek leadership roles if possible. Fall ⊲ Meet with your school counselor to make sure you are on track to graduate and fulfill college admission requirements. ⊲ If you haven’t done so already, register for and take the standardized tests required for college admission. Check with the colleges you are interested in to see what tests they require. ⊲ Apply to the colleges you have chosen. Prepare your applications carefully. Follow the instructions and pay close attention to deadlines. ⊲ Well before your application deadlines, ask your counselor and teachers to submit required documents (e.g., transcript, letters of recommendation) to the colleges to which you’re applying. Winter ⊲ Encourage your parent(s) to complete income tax forms early. If your parent(s) has (have) not completed tax forms, you can provide estimated information on your federal student aid application, but remember to make any necessary changes later. ⊲ As soon as possible after January 1st, complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), along with any other financial aid applications your

school(s) of choice may require. You can complete the FAFSA online or on paper, but completing the application online is faster and easier. You should submit your FAFSA by the earliest financial aid deadline of the schools to which you are applying, usually by early February. ⊲ After you submit the FAFSA, you should receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) within three days to three weeks. Quickly make any necessary corrections and submit them to the FAFSA processor. ⊲ Complete any last scholarship applications. Spring ⊲ Visit colleges that have invited you to enroll. ⊲ Review your college acceptances and compare the colleges’ financial aid offers. ⊲ Contact a school’s financial aid office if you have questions about the aid that school has offered you. In fact, getting to know your financial aid staff early is a good idea no matter what — they can tell you about deadlines, other aid for which you might wish to apply, and important paperwork you might need to submit. ⊲ When you decide which school you want to at tend, notif y that school of your commitment and submit any required financial deposit. Many schools require this notification and deposit by May 1st. Parents: ⊲ Work with your child on filling out the FAFSA. Further checklist items and additional college preparedness information can be found at

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Do you thrive in big groups or do you need more one-on-one time with your teachers and professors? The size of the school’s campus and student body is something to think about when looking at which institution is going to best help you reach your academic goals.



Urban or rural? Big city or back roads? Location matters. Not just in relation to how far you’ll be from friends or family (though that’s something else to consider; see next bullet point), but it’s important to look at the geographic area in which you choose to continue your education. Having access to city amenities may be a necessity for one person. To another, it may be a distraction.


This may be a non-issue for some collegebound young adults. But some people rely THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING THE SCHOOL FOR more heavily on the mental and emotional YOU. support of friends and family to get through life’s hurdles. Will being 600 miles away from Deciding which college or university to go to is home cause you to crumble under pressure? Or impor tant, but it doesn’t have to be will taking the trip allow you to stay more overwhelming. Think about what you want out focused on your goals? of your higher education institution. What type of environment will allow you to flourish as both AVAILABLE MAJORS & CLASSES a student and a blossoming adult? There are Though you may not know right away what you several factors to consider. Here, we’ve want to major in, it will be important to have the elaborated on a few thinking points suggested opportunity to explore a myriad of classes that by the exper ts at The College Board excite you. Being able to feel out a variety of (, a nonprofit group whose areas of study can help you narrow down the list mission is to expand access to higher education. of those that fuel your fire. Trying out classes



As data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests (see p.14), people employed in the medical field are making top dollar. But that’s not the only reason a person might want to tackle continuing education in that field. Not only is it a great fit for those who have a passion for helping others, but jobs in health sciences continue to be in high demand. As long as there are people on this earth, someone is bound to get sick. There will undoubtedly always be a need for medical professionals. Dr. Arnold Arredondo, Dean of Enrollment Management at Baptist College of Health Sciences (BCHS), shares some insight. Why pursue an education in health sciences? An education in health sciences will allow you to go into a variety of fields. Whether it’s medicine, nursing, physical therapy, or even healthcare management, all of these fields plus more are growing in demand as the human population ages. With the changes in our healthcare system today, people are leading longer and more

productive lives. Support of the health science profession is needed to grow and build along with that aging population. I think there’s also an innate desire to help people ― to help those who are hurting. What’s unique about the Baptist College of Health Sciences is that we provide not only the academic side of the health professions, but we also provide the education within a

you wouldn’t typically consider can also help you figure out the fields in which you’re more likely to exceed.


Many colleges require entering freshman to live on campus, but some do not. Do you prefer dorm living or other on-site accommodations? Or would you rather live off campus? Find out what your options are at each school you’re considering.


Do you want to attend an all-male or all-female school, or would you prefer to be surrounded by a diverse student body? Classmates and campus peers often become study buddies or even friends. Consider the types of people you’d like to surround yourself with for the duration of your college career.


Extracurricular activities can help you explore your interests or provide opportunities to socialize and network with peers. Having a plethora of extracurricular options allows students maximize their college experience.


Is the school known for its awesome parties? If so, is this a good thing or bad thing for you and your education? You may be more inclined to distraction from your studies at a notorious party college, so a school with a more laid-back atmosphere where learning is a top priority may be a better fit.

Christian atmosphere. It’s not just about helping our students meet the physical needs but also the spiritual needs of patients. We can train these people to be ready and aware for unique aspects of the human condition, including cultural and spiritual diversity. What types of careers can BCHS help a student prepare for? We prepare our students for several specific professional careers within various fields such as nursing, nuclear medicine, radiography, and lab sciences. We also offer additional degrees that can give the students more flexibility and groundwork for fur t her educat ion including physical therapy school, medical school, and biomedical research graduate studies. Beyond classroom learning, how does BCHS prepare students for a medical career? Beyond a traditional classroom, having a faith-based education is unique. Our students work with the Baptis t Operation Outreach

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The field of study you choose to focus on generally determines your future career path. Though it is an important decision, it’s not one to be rushed. Take time in high school and early college to explore new and different classes ― even classes you might not think you’ll like ― and get to know your passions and skill sets before declaring a major. Use this as a period of discovery and choose a class or two each semester in a discipline or department you don’t know much about. This will help lead you on the path to a career you’ll enjoy. Of course, it’s not a bad idea to consider the job market and earning potential when choosing a major. A study released earlier this year in which Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce analyzed Census Bureau data showed which college majors earned the highest starting pay right out of school. Here are the top five and the median annual starting wages of people employed within those fields: ⊲ Architecture and Engineering: $50,000 ⊲Computers, Statistics, and Mathematics: $43,000 ⊲ Health: $41,000 ⊲ Business: $37,000 ⊲ Social Sciences: $33,000 While these majors offer significant wages for new college graduates, data released in May 2014 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show occupations in the medical field as the top paying jobs in the country. The top five jobs in that list and their annual mean wages are as follows: ⊲ Anesthesiologists: $246,320 ⊲ Surgeons: $240,440 ⊲ Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: $219,600 ⊲ Obstetricians and Gynecologists: $214,750 ⊲ Orthodontists: $201,030 Other top-paying medical professions include dentists, pharmacists, podiatrists, optometrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physical therapists.


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THE TENNESSEE HOPE SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR STUDENTS STATEWIDE. One of the most important things to consider when planning for college is how you’re going to pay for it. Starting a continuing education fund or savings account early is ideal, but for those who haven’t been able to save up enough to cover it, a variety of options are available for financing. Many Tennessee residents attending eligible in-state institutions qualify for funds through the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program. For the 2013-2014 school year, more than 103,000 people received aid through Tennessee lottery-funded programs, with a total of $303,675,000 in funds awarded. More than 72,000 of those recipients received HOPE Scholarships, totaling $278 million. The traditional HOPE Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who meet the minimum requirements. The need-based HOPE Aspire supplemental award is available to those whose adjusted gross income is $36,000 or less. The General Assembly Merit Scholarship (GAMS), also known as the HOPE Merit, is a merit-based supplemental award. The traditional HOPE Scholarship is awarded to entering college freshman who meet the following requirements: ⊲ Apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at Applications must be received by September 1st for fall semester or February 1st for spring and summer semesters. ⊲ Have been a Tennessee resident for at least one year prior to application date. ⊲ Graduate from a Tennessee eligible high school. Exceptions may be granted to Tennessee residents who meet certain criteria, including those who graduate from high schools located in bordering out-ofstate counties. ⊲ Enroll in one of the eligible Tennessee public colleges, universities, or private colleges. ⊲ Entering freshmen must achieve a minimum of a 21 ACT (980 SAT), exclusive of the essay and optional subject area battery tests or have an overall weighted minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA). ⊲ ACT/SAT exams must be taken on a national test date or state test date prior to the first day of college enrollment after high school graduation. The ACT residual test is not accepted. ⊲ Must enroll within 16 months following high school graduation at any postsecondary institution. Enrollment at an ineligible postsecondary institution during the 16 months will make the student permanently ineligible. The HOPE Scholarship can be renewed annually if requirements continue to be met. Beginning in fall 2015, qualifying recipients who attend four-year or two-year institutions with on-campus housing can receive up to $1,750 per full-time enrollment semester as a freshman and sophomore and up to $2,250 per full-time enrollment semester as a junior and senior.

Aquinas College Art Institute of Tennessee - Nashville Austin Peay State University Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Belmont University Bethel University Bryan College Carson-Newman College Chattanooga State Community College Christian Brothers University Cleveland State Community College Columbia State Community College Cumberland University Dyersburg State Community College East Tennessee State University ETSU - School of Pharmacy Fisk University Freed-Hardeman University Hiwassee College Jackson State Community College John A. Gupton College Johnson University King College Knoxville College Lane College Lee University LeMoyne-Owen College Lincoln Memorial University Lipscomb University Martin Methodist College Maryville College Memphis College of Art Middle Tennessee State University

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Students who qualify for the HOPE Scholarship but decide to attend an out-of-state regionally accredited institution will not receive the award; however, if the student transfers back to a HOPE-eligible institution in Tennessee, the student may receive the award if he/she has met all academic and non-academic requirements while attending the out-of-state institution. Prospective students are encouraged to do their research and apply for all available scholarships and grants for which they qualify. Begin with filling out the FAFSA, which is used by colleges across the county to determine the amount of financial aid to award to students. In addition to standard need- and merit-based awards, many schools offer scholarships based on academic achievement, area of study, and other more specific criteria. When choosing a school, be sure to ask about all available financial aid, what’s needed to qualify, and respective deadlines. While many students are eligible for an unsubsidized Stafford Loan regardless of income or circumstances, loans should be taken out only if necessary.


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Rhodes College 2000 North Parkway (38112) 843.3700 (Admission) • Enrollment: 2,027 Faculty: 210 (full- and part-time) Tuition and Fees: $41,572/year (2014-2015) Housing: $10,328/year (room and board, 20142015) Southwest Tennessee Community College 737 Union (38103) / 5983 Macon Cove (38134) 333.5000 Enrollment: 10,227 Faculty: 320 full-time, 406 part-time Tuition: $152 (plus fees)/credit hour or $1,981.50/ term (in-state); $627 (plus fees)/credit hour or $7,681.50/term (out-of-state) Housing: N/A

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HOME AWAY FROM HOME AT MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE, YOU’RE LIKE FAMILY. Our thriving campus life keeps students engaged, challenging academics keep students sharp, and our solid Christian foundation keeps students grounded. MC’s smaller size offers students a world of possibilities to excel inside and outside of the classroom. Plus, our generous scholarship program makes us one of the most affordable private Christian educations in the nation, allowing MC to become the largest private university in the state. If you are looking for a place to grow academically, socially, and spiritually, considering making Mississippi College your new home away from home.






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Arkansas State University Mid-South (ASU Mid-South) 2000 W. Broadway Ave., West Memphis, AR (72301) 870.733.6722 • Enrollment: 1,895 (Fall 2014) Faculty: 120 (40 full-time, 80 adjunct) Tuition: $90/credit hour (in-county), $110/credit hour (out-of-county) Housing: N/A Belhaven University 1500 Peachtree St., Jackson, MS (39202) 601.968.5940 • Enrollment: 1,208 (traditional; does not include online) Faculty: 81 full-time, 103 adjunct (does not include online) Tuition: $10,813/semester, $11,313/semester (arts majors) Housing: $4,000/semester (room and board) Birmingham-Southern College 900 Arkadelphia Rd., Birmingham, AL (35254) 1.800.523.5793 • Enrollment: 1,300 Faculty: 100 full-time Tuition: $15,977/semester Housing: $11,350/semester (room and board) Delta State University 1003 W. Sunflower Road, Cleveland, MS (38733) | 1.800.GOTODSU • Enrollment: 3,667 (fall 2013) Faculty: 614 Tuition: $3,006/semester (full-time), $251-$398/ credit hour (part-time)


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Housing: $1,975-$2,250/semester John Brown University 2000 W. University Street, Siloam Springs, AR (72761) 479.524.9500 • Enrollment: 2,850 (total: grad, undergrad, and degree completion; 1,359 undergrad) Faculty: 84 full-time, 72 part-time Tuition: $24,468/year (with fees) Housing: $8,664/year Mississippi College 200 S. Capitol Street, Clinton, MS (39058) 601.925.3000 • Enrollment: 5,200 Faculty: 229 full-time Tuition: $16,114/year Housing: $7,774/year (room and board) Mississippi State University 75 B.S. Hood Drive, Mississippi State, MS (39762) 664.325.2323 • Enrollment: 20,138 (Fall 2014) Faculty: 861 full-time, 144 part-time Tuition: $7,502/year (in-state), $20,142/year (out-ofstate) for 2015-2016 Housing: $9,068/year for 2015-2016 (average, room & board, required for freshman)

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Evergreen Montessori 751 N. Trezevant Street, 38112 • 324-4159 Student body: co-ed Grades: 14 mos.-8 Tuition: $5,500-$8,600 Enrollment: 75 Religious affiliation: nonsectarian

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First Assembly Christian School 8650 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova, 38018 • 458-5543 Student body: co-ed Grades: jr.K-12 Tuition: $4,729-$9.275 (resource extra) Enrollment: 790 Religious affiliation: interdenominational Christian

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

Harding Academy of Memphis *1100 Cherry Road, 38117 • 767-4494 Student body: co-ed Grades: 2 yrs.-12 Tuition: $4,695-$11,995 Enrollment: 1,100 Religious affiliation: Church of Christ *Additional Locations: Harding Academy — Cordova • 767-4494 8350 & 8360 Macon Road, 38018 2 yrs.-6 Harding Academy — White Station 1106 Colonial, 38117 • 767-2093 Grades: 2 yrs.-6

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Immanuel Lutheran School 6319 Raleigh LaGrange, 38134 • 388-0205 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK3-8 Tuition: $3,700-$6,400 Enrollment: 225 Religious affiliation: Lutheran

Lamplighter Montessori School 8563 Fay Road, 38018 • 751-2000 Student body: co-ed Grades: 18 mos.-8 Tuition: $9,525-$13,950 Enrollment: 120 Religious affiliation: nonsectarian

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Macon Road Baptist School *11015 Highway 64, Arlington, 38002 • 290-5555 Grades: K4-12 Tuition: $5150-$6300 Enrollment: 675 for all locations Religious affiliation: Baptist *Additional Locations: 9182 Highway 64, Lakeland, 38002 • 937-0766 Grades: K3-K4 3540 Tomlin Road, Oakland, 38060 • 465-3329 Grades: K3-2

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

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

Maria Montessori School 740 Harbor Bend Road, 38103 • 527-3444 Student body: co-ed Grades: 18 mos.-8 Tuition: $7,700-$9,200 Enrollment: 125 Religious affiliation: none

Student body: co-ed Grades: preK3-12 Tuition: $4,450-$8,850 Enrollment: 1,078 Religious affiliation: Christian

Presbyterian Day School 4025 Poplar Avenue, 38111 • 842-4600 Student body: male Grades: Age 2-Grade 6 Tuition: $8,450-$18,860 Enrollment: 620 Religious affiliation: Presbyterian

Rossville Christian Academy 280 High Street, Rossville, 38066 • 853-0200 Student body: co-ed Grades: K4-12 Tuition: $5,760-$5,970 Enrollment: 330 Religious affiliation: interdenominational Christian

St. Agnes Academy/St. Dominic School 4830 Walnut Grove Road, 38117 • 767-1356 Student body: St. Agnes, female; St. Dominic, male Grades: preK-12 (girls); preK-8 (boys) Tuition: $7,345-$14,800 Enrollment: 880 (combined) Religious affiliation: Catholic

St. George’s Independent School * 1880 Wolf River Boulevard, Collierville 38017 • 457-2000

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

Student body: co-ed Grades: PK-12 (all locations) Grades: 6-12 at Collierville Tuition: $5,760-$18,470 Enrollment: 1,197 (all locations) Religious affiliation: Judeo-Christian *Additional Locations: Germantown Campus 8250 Poplar, 38138 • 261-2300 Grades: PK-5 Memphis Campus 3749 Kimball Avenue, 38111 • 261-3920 Grades: PK-5

Memphis University School 6191 Park, 38119 • 260-1300

Student body: female Grades: 2 yrs.-12 Tuition: $2,550-$19,280 Enrollment: 860 Religious affiliation: Episcopal

Marshall Academy 100 Academy Dr., Holly Springs, MS, 38635 • (662) 252-3449 Student body: co-ed Grades: K3-12 + Pre-school DayCare Tuition: $5,573-$6,057 Enrollment: 230 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-11 Tuition: $3,450-$8,330 Enrollment: 65 Religious affiliation: Seventh-day Adventist

Student body: male Grades: 7-12 Tuition: $19,950 Enrollment: 660 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

New Hope Christian Academy 3000 University Street, 38127 • 358-3183

Student body: co-ed Grades: jrK-6 Tuition: sliding scale based on income Enrollment: 411 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

Northpoint Christian School (formerly SBEC) 7400 Getwell Road, Southaven, MS, 38672 • 662-349-3096

St. Mary’s Episcopal School 60 Perkins Extended, 38117 • 537-1405

SBEC (Southern Baptist Educational Center) See Northpoint Christian School Tipton-Rosemark Academy 8696 Rosemark, Millington, 38053 • 829-4221 Student body: co-ed Grades: K3-12 Tuition: $4,585-$8,097 Enrollment: 650 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

Westminster Academy 2500 Ridgeway Road, 38119 • 380-9192 Student body: co-ed Grades: JK-12 Tuition: $7,165-$12,700

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West Memphis Christian School *1600 N. Missouri St., West Memphis, AR, 72301 • (870) 400-4000 Elementary Campus • (870) 735-0642 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-6 Tuition: $4,200-$6,500 Enrollment: 130 Religious affiliation: Christian *Additional Location: Jr. & Sr. High School 1101 N. Missouri Street Grades: 4-12

Woodland Presbyterian School 5217 Park, 38119 • 685-0976 Student body: co-ed Grades: Age 2-Grade 8 Tuition: $7,500-$12,856 Enrollment: 370 Religious affiliation: Presbyterian

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Immaculate Conception Cathedral School Grades: preK-12 Lower school, 1669 Central Avenue, 38104 • 725-2710 Upper school, 1725 Central Avenue • 725-2705 Student body: lower: co-ed; upper, female Enrollment: 319

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help School 8151 Poplar Avenue, Germantown, 38138 • 753-1181 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK 2-8 Enrollment: 196

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Resurrection School • Jubilee School 3572 Emerald, 38115 • 546-9926 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-6 Enrollment: 203

Sacred Heart of Jesus High School 146 McClellan Road, Jackson, 38305 • 731-660-4774 Student body: co-ed Grades: 9-12 Enrollment: 82

St. Agnes Academy for Girls/St. Dominic School for Boys 4830 Walnut Grove Road, 38117 • 767-1377 Student body: elementary: co-ed; high school: female Grades: preK-12 Enrollment: 852

St. Ann School — Bartlett 6529 Stage Road, 38134 • 386-3328 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-8 Enrollment: 301

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arly on in his lovely remembrance of his great-aunt, the groundbreaking food writer M.F.K. Fisher, author Luke Barr explains her like this: “She was a connoisseur of tastes and small bites, of tidbits and flavors, an oyster here, a touch of pate there, and a glass of wine.” After compiling this year’s list of favorite dishes — selections steered by simplicity — I found myself hunting through the book to reread the passage, and I couldn’t help but wonder: Do even complex dishes inevitably loop back to singular tastes shaped by comfort, season, and memory? Whatever the explanation, I’m sure Fisher would likely slurp down another oyster and peel a plump tangerine. Memphis readers, however, should venture past their own kitchens to discover our city’s culinary delights, which for me this year included morning buns made with fennel pollen, a Mexican dessert aptly named the Tornado, and barbecue turkey shank layered with coleslaw in a Mason jar.

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at Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen



think of Chef de cuisine Ryan Jen n ige s ’ sp r i ng -i n spi re d sformato as food for the angels. Less airy than a traditional soufflé, the dish looks at first like a pretty molded flan. Don’t be fooled. Jenniges starts with a little spinach and green tops from Vidalia onions, blanched and pureed. Next, he combines the puree with eggs, cream, salt, freshly grated Parmesan, and a pinch of white pepper. After the sformato is baked and unmolded on a puddle of pureed almonds and more Vidalia tops, Jenniges dusts it with dehydrated porcini mushrooms. Finally, he garnishes the plate with radish slices, toasted almonds, and a trio of peas tossed with charred lemon and mulberry vinaigrette for a dish that is best described with one word: Bellissimo!

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unday brunch at Bounty on Broad is a virtuous coming together of flavor, taste, and texture with dishes like avocado deviled eggs with country ham and potato hash (a colorful trio of spuds!) topped with a fried duck egg. So why do I fixate instead on a humble bowl of grits? Let’s start with the corn, an heirloom variety first favored by moonshiners but now grown, harvested, and ground in a stone mill at nearby Hanna Farm to meet Chef Jackson Kramer’s specific requirements. Next comes the preparation, creamy but not too thick with red chili and pickled ramps. And finally, there is the soul of a dish that trumpets ingredients, not showmanship, the essence of Kramer’s sublimely satisfying cooking.

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Jumbo Scallops

at Napa Café



long with a refurbished bar and dining room, the addition of Chef Ken Lumpkin to Napa Café completes an impressive upgrade to this popular East Memphis restaurant. While Napa continues to serve rustic fare, Lumpkin’s culinary world view shines across the menu. The jumbo scallops, plated on swirls of sweet potato puree infused with cumin, showcase his prodigious talents. Oxtail dumplings and charred mango chunks perch nearby, ready to slip into a sea of umami broth made with shitakes and ginger and poured ceremoniously at the table from a brick-red ceramic pot. Owner Glenda Hastings texted that she LOVES this dish — the capital letters emphasizing her enthusiasm — and I couldn’t agree more.

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Bar Burger

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t $15, the gourmet bison burger with a generous side of skin-on fries sprinkled with chopped parsley is well worth the price, especially since most people have leftovers to box up and carry home. But on Wednesday nights, when a bar special cuts the price in half, the burger turns into a guilty pleasure, much like an amorous rendezvous. Sometimes, my husband and I consider splitting a burger, but the thought is fleeting once we nibble on complimentary pork rinds, sip icy martinis, and remember the burger’s statuesque tease: bison patty seared with blackened spices, caramelized onions, crispy Benton bacon, and Stilton blue cheese aioli anchored together with a bamboo pick.

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Morning Bun

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s perfectly paired as steak and cabernet, the croissant dough and sugar mixture that bakes into Porcellino’s morning bun is a miracle marriage. Baker Kayla Palmer starts with croissant dough — called laminated dough because it’s layered with butter — then folds in a floral combination of sugar, vanilla beans, lemon zest, and fennel pollen. Next, Palmer rolls the dough into a tube shape, slices it, and bakes each bun in muffin tins coated with butter and more of her yummy sugar mix. The bun’s delicate layers and sweet glossy exterior make another delicious match with cappuccino, especially if you request the restaurant’s specialty cream steeped with dates, vanilla, nutmeg, and a stick of cinnamon.

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BBQ Salad

at Capriccio Grill



hree romaine leaves fan the Mason jar, reminding guests that this dish is indeed a salad. Dump the jar’s contents on a plate, and the salad seems more like a barbecue sandwich without a bun. But does it even matter when the tender turkey shank — the color of rosé wine — mingles with deep red kidney beans and shredded cabbage, carrot, and radicchio coleslaw lightly mixed with mayonnaise, a hint of whole grain mustard, and a pinch of sugar and salt? A second surprise is that the shank’s smoky taste comes from seasonings, not smoke. The shanks are wrapped, baked in the oven, and hand-pulled off the bone so the meat stays moist and flavorful.

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Chicken Pot Pie

at Rizzo’s Diner


n most menus, classy and comforting don’t typically walk hand-in-hand. But at Rizzo’s new location on downtown’s South Main Street, Chef Michael Patrick breaks the rules, updating Southern favorites with hip and flavorful local ingredients. He deconstructs his chicken pot pie, for example, just enough to be sophisticated without sacrificing the pie’s enduring appeal. Instead of a crust, the pie wears a square hat of puff pastry, delicate and layered on the inside, but nicely scored and browned on top. Underneath, andouille sausage and seasonal veggies, including heirloom cherry tomatoes, purple potatoes, and seared Brussels sprouts sliced in half, perk up the pot pie’s expected carrots and peas.

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hy was my first taste of Pyramid Vodka, handcrafted in small batches, seared into my memory in such a vibrant way? Was it the company’s north Memphis distillery, a former adhesive factory that now smells like Wonder Bread? The vodka’s local ingredients: water from the Memphis aquifer and locally sourced corn? The copper and stainless steel still, towering 22 feet? The vodka’s clean smooth taste with its pleasant burn at the back of my throat? Or was the best part of the tasting simply the giddy pleasure of sipping a hometown label at 9 in the morning with the company’s charming proprietors, Winston and Alexander Folk, and their adorable labs, Cosmo and Mash? See for yourself at the distillery’s new tasting room, open Wednesday through Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Spicy Shrimp AND Squid Yum

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lmost two years have slipped by since the Praseuth family moved The Emerald from its longtime location on Mt. Moriah to the suburbs of Lakeland, but still I wonder why I waited so long to re-embrace my favorite Thai salad. Served on a large oval plate, the salad contains no greens or noodles, but offers instead a cacophony of raw vegetables (sliced red onions, quartered tomatoes, julienned carrots, cucumber slices with fluted edges, and sprays of fresh cilantro) tossed with steamed shrimp and squid. The tangy dressing — so good I drink it with a spoon — starts with the liquid used to pickle the salad’s garlic then builds its tangy flavor with lemongrass, chili powder, and freshly squeezed lime.

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The Tornado WITH Spicy Straw

at Los Jarochos Ice Cream


s it possible for a vegetarian and fatfree dessert to taste so good? Yep, thanks to Los Jarochos Ice Cream shop and a Mexican favorite called the Tornado. Cheery and colorful like a toddler’s birthday cake, the dessert’s cute accessories (paper umbrella, orange slice, and crunchy Japanese peanuts) camoflauge its grown-up combination of pineapple, mango, cucumber, jicama, strawberries, and kiwi in grapefruit juice spiked to customer preference with two different chili powders: Tajin for mild; chile Piquin for super spicy. For an encore, the chili coating on the dessert’s thick yellow straw swirls slowly into the juice, turning the last chunks of fruit into flavorful hidden treasures.

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Brazilian Style BBQ Catering Bring the excitement of a Brazilian Steakhouse to your next event. We cater to the diners who have a love for freshly grilled foods. This is “Action Catering” at its best. Our Churrasco-Rotisserie style grill will be positioned at your event for your guests to witness the sizzle and aroma’s created from our unique custom built open flamed grill. Perfectly seasoned meats will be presented from carving stations for your guest to partake. If you are looking for a different style of BBQ. This is it! TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR CLIENTS


Herb & Garlic Encrusted Beef Tenderloin Leg of Lamb Honey Ginger Pork Tenderloin Assorted Sausages Parmesan Encrusted Pork Loin Lemon Peppered Chicken Wings

The ever popular ”Parade of Poppers“ Bite-Sized Bacon Wrapped Duck, Chicken, Pork, Beef and Shrimp Flame Kissed Seasonal Veggies Glazed Pineapples and Peaches Roasted and Seasoned Red Potatoes Caesar Salad Fuji Apple Salad

”It was an above and beyond experience that really enhanced our event.” Janice McCallen, ServiceMaster “We loved having the chefs on-site and that they were able to serve many people quickly.” Bonnie Hickle, Smith & Nephew “Everyone walks away raving about their products.” Tim Dalfiume, Memphis Zoo

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Aldo’s Pizza Pies Downtown

Aldo’s Pizza Pies Midtown

100 S. Main Street • 901.5.777.PIE •

752 S. Cooper Avenue • 901.725.PIES •

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

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

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Arcade Restaurant

The Bar-B-Q Shop

The Arcade Restaurant — Memphis’ oldest café — is located in the South Main Historic District, on the trolley line. Surrounded by glowing neon signs and 1920s architecture, diners enjoy such modern favorites as pesto, feta, and walnut pizza. Also serving country ham, sweet potato pancakes, hot plate lunches, cheeseburgers and fries. Large private dining room available. Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights open until 11pm with a full bar. Sensational spiked shakes, marvelous Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and spectacular specialty drinks.

Voted #1 BBQ restaurant in America by The Food Network. Now over 27 years in the Midtown area, west of Overton Square on Madison Avenue, The Bar-B-Q Shop has been using recipes made from scratch that are over 60 years old. Originators of BBQ Spaghetti & The Texas Toast BBQ Sandwich, we serve real pit barbecue cooked daily with a blend of our Dancing Pigs Bar-B-Q Sauce and Dry Seasoning, also sold in Kroger. Featured on, Andrew Zimmerman of The Travel Channel, & regularly in Southern Living. Private dining and bulk orders available.

Bardog Tavern

Belle — A Southern Bistro

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

Belle—A Southern Bistro features Executive Chef David Johnson and his take on classic Southern cuisine with a unique upscale twist. Everything is made fresh with local, seasonal ingredients. Enjoy Angus ribeye steak, prepared grilled, blackened, or country fried. Beef tenderloin with truffle butter, fresh Gulf seafood, and seasonal vegetables. Catering available. Dinner, Tuesday-Saturday, 5-10pm; Happy Hour, Tuesday-Saturday, 5-7pm; and Brunch, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-3pm. We will deliver lunch for 10 or more people daily from a new launch cater menu.

Belly Acres

Bounty on Broad

540 South Main Street • 901.526.5757 •

73 Monroe Avenue • 901.275.8752 •

2102 Trimble Place • 901.529.7017 • Belly Acres in Overton Square brings “Citified Farm Fresh” to Memphis. Belly Acres provides a fun, fast casual dining experience in a whimsical farm setting. We proudly serve 100% Grass Fed Beef, Free Range Chicken, handspun milkshakes and a variety of house-made farm fresh toppings to make the burger of your dreams. Our fun and unique experience has something to offer the entire family. Come visit Belly Acres and join the family affair in Overton Square!

1782 Madison Avenue • 901.272.1277 •

117 Union Avenue • 901.572.1896 •

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

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Broadway Pizza

Celtic Crossing

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

Now non-smoking and recently renovated with custom art and handcrafted furniture, Celtic Crossing offers fresh Irish food and cold beer seven days a week, Monday-Saturday 11am-3am and Sunday 10:30am-3am. Located in the heart of Midtown’s beloved Cooper-Young, our Sunday Irish Brunch from 10:30am-3pm, features live Celtic music and drink specials. Our popular lunch menu offers $5.95 daily specials Monday-Friday 11am-3pm. Annual winner of Best Patio in Memphis Magazine and Memphis Flyer polls.

Central BBQ • 901.272.9377

Ciao Bella

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

Located in the heart of East Memphis, Ciao Bella Italian Grill serves authentic Italian cuisine and hand-tossed gourmet pizzas. We offer a full bar with an extensive wine list, beautiful patio, and private party facilities with full audio-visual equipment. Dine in or carry out. Catering available. Happy Hour Sunday 4-7pm, Monday-Thursday 11-7pm. Open for dinner 7 days a week. Lunch served weekdays. PGF Certified.

2581 Broad Ave • 901.454.7930 & 629 South Mendenhall • 901.207.1546

4375 Summer Avenue • 901.767.4672 & 147 Butler • 901.672.7760


83 Madison Avenue • 901.333.1224 • eighty3 features globally inspired cuisine with Southern sensibilities. Enjoy an array of delectable “shared” plates or choose your own entrée to savor—inside or out with the bustling backdrop of Main Street at the eighty3 patio year-round. eighty3 features specialty cocktails, daily happy hour food specials, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

903 S. Cooper St. • 901.274.5151 •

565 Erin Drive • 901.205.2500 •

Erling Jensen

1044 S. Yates Road • 901.763.3700 • In an elegantly sophisticated, yet warm and inviting atmosphere, Erling Jensen’s appetizers, such as Maine Lobster Pancakes or Jumbo Lump Crabcakes, are totally amazing. A few entrees to mention are Seasonal Sea Food, Elk Chop and Filet of Buffalo. Small Plates and Specialty Drinks at the bar. Wine Dinners offered every Friday night. Sundays are Special: three courses for $38. Jensen’s approach is globally inspired and classically executed,using the freshest, most seasonal ingredients to produce meals of the highest caliber for 19+ years. Dinner nightly 5pm-10pm. Contact us for Special Events or Corporate Affairs. A U G U S T 2 0 1 5 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • 193


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The Five Spot

531 South Main • 901-523-9754


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

Huey’s is celebrating over 45 years of “Blues, Brews, and Burgers.” Home of the World Famous Huey Burger, voted Best Burger for 31 consecutive years by the readers of Memphis Magazine! Enjoy live music on Sundays. Shoot frill picks in the ceiling, and write on the walls. The menu offers over 13 different burger choices, a variety of delicious sandwiches ranging from a steak sandwich to a grilled tuna fish sandwich, awesome salads, and yummy homemade soups. Eight convenient locations. For directions and hours of operation, please visit

Interim Restaurant & Bar

Itta Bena

Dine like an East Memphis insider at Interim Restaurant. Sample vintages from our comprehensive wine list as you watch Executive Chef Jason Dallis and his team prepare your meal in our state-of-the-art, open kitchen. Enjoy conscientiously sourced, beautifully prepared dishes: from locally grown vegetables and the freshest seafood to scratch-prepared desserts by our classically trained French Pastry Chef, Franck Oysel. Lunch, 11am-2:30pm, Monday-Friday. Dinner 5:30pm-10pm, Tuesday-Saturday and 5:30pm-9pm, Monday and Sunday. Brunch, 10:30am-2pm, Sunday. Bar remains open between lunch and dinner.

Itta Bena is an upscale restaurant tucked away above the world famous B.B. King’s Blues Club in the heart of Downtown Memphis. The restaurant was named after the small town of Itta Bena, Mississippi, where B. B. King was born in 1925. The kitchen offers a Southern contemporary cuisine inspired by the flavors found in the Mississippi Delta. The menu, professional staff, and unique setting make Itta Bena an unforgettable choice for any special event or evening out. (Located on the corner of Beale Street and Second Avenue above B.B. King’s.)

LBOE (Last Burger on Earth)

Marlowe’s Ribs & Restaurant

5040 Sanderlin Avenue • 901.818.0821 •

2021 Madison Avenue • 901.725.0770 •

At LBOE (pronounced elbow) they serve up burgers using only the top ingredients. Start off with 8 ounces of locally sourced ground beef, turkey or fresh made Chipotle black bean patty, then select one of the great burger creations like the Californian, the Mac N Cheeseburger, the Walking in Memphis or the ever changing Burger of the Day. Each is a creative twist on the classic burger (which they serve too BTW). You can even get your burger “Bunless” over a bed of greens. Full bar with local drafts and bottled favorites. Great Specials every day, follow them on facebook for more info. 194 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • A U G U S T 2 0 1 5

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4381 Elvis Presley Blvd. • 901.332.4159 • Family-owned and operated since 1973, Marlowe’s is the longtime gathering place for Elvis fans. Known for Pink Cadillac limo rides featuring Elvis memorabilia on the walls and tables. Fully stocked gift shop, spectacular barbecue featured on Food Network, traditional American fare, Southern hospitality, and a full bar. Dine in or take out, plus delivery to area hotels. One mile south of Graceland. Open Noon-3am daily.


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Medallion - Holiday Inn / U of M

Memphis Pizza Cafe

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

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

Mister B’s Restaurant

Mulan Asian Bistro

Mister B’s, a Mid-South tradition of fantastic Cajun seafood and colossal hand-cut steaks since 1975! You’ll find mouth-watering Louisiana specialties like po-boys, gumbo, etoufee, and great daily homestyle lunches, plus delicious entrees like Red Fish Almondine, Frog Legs, and Celestial Chicken. Mister B’s also has a full bar and great atmosphere. Open Tuesday thru Friday 11am-10pm. Saturday 5-10pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. Located in the Carrefour at Poplar and Kirby Parkway in Germantown.

Mulan Asian Bistro was voted in the top 100 Chinese restaurants in the USA. Authentic Chinese cuisine that will make you so warm inside you’ll be coming back for more. Now offering a new Asian fusion menu with Vietnamese spring rolls and Thai Cuisine. Our five-star chef will cater your wedding or anniversary party. We deliver within a five mile radius and the only restaurant that delivers sushi in Memphis! Located at Young Avenue and Houston Levee in Collierville.

3700 Central Avenue • 901.678.8200

6655 Poplar Avenue • 901.751.5262

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

One & Only BBQ

Pancho’s Mexican Foods

The BBQ is slow-smoked and served without smothering everything in sauce. Pork baby back ribs, pork shoulder pulled from bone-in whole shoulders! Real southern house-made banana pudding! Menu offers wide range of smoked meats, including turkey breast, BBQ chicken, beef brisket and Polish Kielbasa. We even offer a vegan garden burger with vegan BBQ baked beans and BBQ quesadilla’s, Full catering options online. Southern hospitality at its best. 567 Perkins Ext. on the corner of the Macy’s parking lot and at 1779 Kirby Pkwy., just one block from Poplar Ave. on Kirby. 10am to 10pm 7 days a week.

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

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Pete & Sam’s


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

When people come to work at the Rendezvous they stay awhile, including Big Jack (above), who retired this year after 44 years. The pork ribs are legendary, as are the wisecracking waiters and the vintage Memphis décor. Winner of numerous awards in Southern Living and other publications, the menu offers barbecued ribs, beef brisket, cheese plates, Greek salads, and wine. We ship our ribs overnight, too! Call about private parties for lunch and dinner. Open for dinner Tuesday - Saturday. Lunch Friday - Saturday only. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Restaurant Iris


3886 Park Avenue • 901.458.0694 •

2146 Monroe Avenue • 901.590.2828 • Home of James Beard Award semi-finalist and one of Food & Wine magazine’s “Best New Chefs” for 2009, Chef Kelly English is inspired by the familiar flavors from his childhood in southern Louisiana and incorporates that inspiration into each dish he cooks. Restaurant Iris appeared on the Food Network’s Guilty Pleasures and was voted Memphis’ “Best Restaurant,” “Best Service,” and “Best Chef,” in 2012, 2011, and 2010 by Memphis magazine readers.

52 South Second Street • 901.523.2746 • 888.HOGSFLY •

2110 Madison Avenue • 901.347.3060 • A celebration of pork and bier. Bavarian inspired beer hall with a focus on great pork. Offering communal-style dining, delicious Bavarian/German cuisine with a southern twist, includes wurst platters, pork schnitzel, sauerbraten, and much more; also wide variety of beers. Providing an atmosphere that feels like Germany in Midtown Memphis. Open every day, 11am-2am, 21 and over after 9pm. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays 11am-6pm.

The Second Line

Slider Inn

Chef Kelly English’s second restaurant, The Second Line, is located right next door to its older sister in Midtown Memphis. The Second Line boasts a casual atmosphere, complete with traditional New Orleans favorites like po’ boys, seafood plates, roasted meats, all served in a bar. The Second Line continues English’s commitment from Restaurant Iris to use fresh and local ingredients whenever possible on all menu items. Monday-Friday, 5pm 10pm, Saturday-Sunday: 11am - 11pm.

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

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Strano! Sicilian Kitchen & Bar


Fine regional Italian cuisine. This neighborhood Sicilian restaurant reminds you of the ‘old country.’ Chef Josh Steiner creates dishes that are based on veryOffering old and authentic Sicilian family recipes with a modern culinary twist. catering, private Located in theonline Cooper ordering Young neighborhood, you will get a full experience— events, not only with the food, but also great cocktails created with care. And oh & delivery orders yeah, the musicfor is great too.over Tuesday - Thursday 11am - 10pm, Friday & Saturday 11am - $300 12am, Sunday brunch at 11am, reservations recommended.

Some people – Memphians and visitors alike – will tell you it’s the locally sourced rustic French comfort food they love: Croque Monsieur, Chicken Amandine, Baked Eggs in Brioche. Some recommend the traditional French pastries and croissants, which melt in your mouth. But, for others, it is our locally roasted coffee, the hot art, smooth vibe, and cool patio. What we love is our guests, be they of local or global variety. Taste the Art! Monday Friday 7am to 4pm; Saturday - Sunday 8am to 4pm with weekend brunch and private evening Supper Club by reservationn.

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948 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 n 901.275.8986 11am-10pm Tues.-Thurs.& Sun. n 11am-12am Fri. & Sat. Sunday Brunch at 11am n Reservations Recommended 5145 Quince Road • 901.685.7094 n

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Three Little Pigs

Tops Bar-B-Q

Three Little Pigs serves real Memphis-style pork barbecue, slow-cooked for maximum hickory flavor, fresh coleslaw, and best Bar-B-Q baked beans in Memphis. We also offer great burgers, chicken tenders, and catfish. Get up early for our homestyle breakfast with hot biscuits, eggs, bacon, sausage, and country ham. We have soft serve ice cream. A quick lunch, or full catering service, Three Little Pigs has you covered.

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

Wang’s Mandarin House / East Tapas & Drinks

Woman’s Exchange

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

The Woman’s Exchange Tearoom is a treasured gem, part of the “little house” at 88 Racine. Chef Emanuel Bailey and his staff daily order and prepare an array of foods, ranging from fresh vegetables, tenderloin (a Thursday tradition), homemade vegetable soup, and cornbread to mouthwatering caramel brownies. When you finish eating, you can browse the gift shop for that perfect present or an outfit for one or all of the grandchildren.

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88 Racine Street • 901.327.5681 •

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CityDining TIDBITS

Capriccio Grill

by pamela denney


Catfish and greens plate

Shrimp and grits

Smothered chicken

he staff at The Peabody is well-versed in the habits of visitors to Memphis, and their expertise steered the recent changes at Capriccio Grill, the more casual of two restaurants at the historic downtown landmark. While the evening menu at the Italian steakhouse will stay the same, the lunch menu offers a satiating new focus: modern Southern comfort food. “Guests who come to Memphis want to eat Southern food,” says Kelly Earnest, the hotel’s director of public relations. “We were tired of sending them out the door.” Steered by executive Chef Andreas Kisler and Capriccio Chef Derek Smith, the menu reinterprets popular Southern dishes without sacrificing their traditional roots. A spiral bread basket from pastry chef Konrad Spitzbart (corn muffins, bread sticks, and buttermilk biscuits crusted with cheddar) kicks off every meal alongside a tilted ceramic bowl of house-made pimento cheese. Deviled eggs dress up with a changing parade of garnishes. Blackberry, raspberry, mango, or peach invigorate freshly squeezed lemonades. Four plump Gulf shrimp snuggle into speckled white stoneground grits made extra creamy with a final flourish of cream cheese. And barbecue salad in a Mason jar is layered with smoked turkey shank so tender and flavorful that the dish pushed its way into my current top-10 list of favorites. Entrees are equally pleasing, especially the quickly prepared daily specials to accommodate downtown workers. Smothered chicken is one crowd-pleaser, first fried and then oven-roasted in red wine gravy. “I do smothered chicken just like my grandmother,” says Smith, praising Memphian Martha Coffee, his first teacher in the kitchen. “It’s frying the chicken first that keeps it crispy.” Capriccio Grill inside The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. (901-529-4000) $-$$ (lunch)

Freshly squeezed lemonade

A variety of deviled eggs

Mississippi mud pie

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emphis magazine offers this restaurant listing as a service BONNE TERRE—This inn’s cafe features American cuisine with Southern flair, and a seasonal menu that changes monthly. Offers to its readers. The directory is not intended as a recommendation of the estab- aAngus steaks, duck, pasta, and seafood. Closed Sun.-Wed.  4715 lishments included, nor does it list every restaurant in town. It does, however, Church Rd. W. (Nesbit, MS). 662-781-5100. D, X, $-$$$ include most of the city’s finer restaurants, many specialty restaurants, and a representative BOOKSELLERS BISTRO—Serves soups, sandwiches, quiche, pasta, and seafood, including shrimp polenta; a specialty is sampling of other Bluff City eating establishments. No fast-food facilities or cafeterias salads, pesto pasta.   The Booksellers at Laurelwood, 387 Perkins Extd. are listed, nor have we included establishments that rely heavily on take-out business. 374-0881. B, L, D, WB, X, $-$$ BOSCOS—Tennessee’s first craft brewery serves a variety of Restaurants are included regardless of whether they advertise in Memphis magazine. freshly brewed beers as well as wood-fired oven pizzas, pasta,   The guide is updated regularly, but we recommend that you call ahead to check on hours, seafood, steaks, and sandwiches. 2120 Madison. 432-2222. L, D, SB (with live jazz), X, MRA, $-$$ prices, and other details. Suggestions from readers are welcome; please contact us. BOUNTY ON BROAD—Offering family-style dining, Bounty Email serves small plates and family-sized platters, with such specialties as grilled pork loin and stuffed quail. Closed Mon.   2519 Broad. BAR LOUIE—Serves small plates, flatbreads, sandwiches, salads, ABUELO’S MEXICAN FOOD EMBASSY—Mejores de la 410-8131. D (Tues.-Sat.), SB, X, $-$$ and such large plate entrees as Tuscan chicken pasta.   2125 casa — beef and stuffed shrimp — is a specialty here, along with BOZO’S HOT PIT BAR-B-Q— Barbecue, burgers, tilapia Veracruz, quesadillas, chili rellenos, and chicken Madison. 207-1436. L, D, WB, X, $-$$ sandwiches, and subs.   342 Hwy 70, Mason, TN. 901-294-3400. medallions.   8274 Highway 64 (Bartlett). 672-0769. L, D X, BAR-B-Q SHOP—Dishes up barbecued ribs, spaghetti, L, D, $-$$ $-$$ bologna; also pulled pork shoulder, Texas toast barbecue sandwich, BRAZIL FLAVOR—Offers daily buffet with traditional Brazilian chicken sandwich, and salads. Closed Sun.  1782 Madison. 272ABYSSINIA RESTAURANT—Ethiopian/Mediterranean dishes. Closed Monday.   8014 Club Center Dr. 746-9855. L, D, $ menu includes beef, chicken, lamb, fish entrees, and vegetarian 1277. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ BRASS DOOR IRISH PUB—Irish and New-American cuisine dishes; also a lunch buffet. 2 600 Poplar. 321-0082. L, D, X, $-$$ BARDOG TAVERN—Classic American grill with Italian influence, includes such entrees as fish and chips burgers, sandwiches, salads, Bardog offers pasta specialties such as Grandma’s NJ Meatballs, as well ACRE—Features seasonal modern American cuisine in a stylish and daily specials. 1 52 Madison. 572-1813. L, D, SB, $ as salads, sliders, sandwiches, and daily specials.   73 Monroe. setting using locally sourced products; also small-plates/bar. Closed BROADWAY PIZZA HOUSE—Serving a variety of 275-8752. B (Mon.-Fri.), L, D, WB, X, $-$$ for lunch Sat. and all day Sun.  690 S. Perkins. 818-2273. L, D, X, pizzas,including the Broadway Special, as well as sandwiches, $$-$$$ BARI RISTORANTE ENOTECA—Authentic Southeastern salads, wings, and “soul-food specials.”   2581 Broad. 454-7930; Italian cuisine (Puglia) emphasizes lighter entrees. Serves fresh fish AGAVE MARIA—Menu items at this Mexican eatery include 627 S. Mendenhall. 207-1546. L, D, X, $-$$ and beef dishes and a homemade soup of the day. 22 S. Cooper. duck tacos, shrimp and scallop enchiladas, and salmon sashimi BROOKLYN BRIDGE ITALIAN RESTAURANT— tostadas; also family-style chef’s seasonal selections.  83 Union. 722-2244. D, X, MRA, $-$$$ Specializing in such homemade entrees as spinach lasagna and 341-2096. L, D, X, $-$$ BAYOU BAR & GRILL—New Orleans fare at this Overton lobster ravioli; a seafood specialty is horseradish-crusted salmon. Square eatery includes jambalaya, gumbo, catfish Acadian, shrimp ALCHEMY—Southern fusion, locally grown cuisine features Closed Sun.  1779 Kirby Pkwy. 755-7413. D, X, MRA, $-$$$ dishes, red beans and rice, and muffalettas; also serves some small and large plates; among the offerings is the pan-seared BROTHER JUNIPER’S—Breakfast is the focus here, with favorites from the former Le Chardonnay.  2094 Madison. hanger steak with duck-fat-roasted fingerling potatoes; also specialty omelets, including the open-faced San Diegan omelet; also handcrafted cocktails and local craft beers. Closed for dinner 278-8626. L, D, WB, X, $-$$ daily specials, and homemade breads and pastries. Closed Sun.   940 S. Cooper. 726-4444. D, SB, X, $-$$ BEAUTY SHOP—Modern American cuisine with international Mon.  3519 Walker. 324-0144. B, X, MRA, $ flair served in a former beauty shop. Serves steaks salads, pasta, ALDO’S PIZZA PIES—Serving gourmet pizzas — including THE BRUSHMARK—New American cuisine with a menu that and seafood, including pecan-crusted golden sea bass. Closed for Mr. T Rex — salads, and more also 30 beers, bottled or on tap.   100 changes seasonally; offers sandwiches, salads, soups, pastas, and dinner Sunday.  966 S. Cooper. 272-7111. L, D, SB, X, $-$$$ S. Main. 577-7743; 752 S. Cooper. 725-7437. L, D, X, $-$$ crepes. Closed Mon. and Tues.  Brooks Museum, Overton Park, AMERIGO—Traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine BELLE-A SOUTHERN BISTRO—Brisket in a bourbon 1934 Poplar. 544-6225. L, WB, X, $-$$ includes pasta, wood-fired pizza, steaks, and cedarwood-roasted brown sugar glaze, and chicken with basmati rice are among the BRYANT’S BREAKFAST—Three-egg omelets, pancakes, specialties; also seafood entrees and such vegetables as blackened fish. 1239 Ridgeway, Park Place Mall. 761-4000. L, D, SB, X, and The Sampler Platter are among the popular entrees here. Closed green tomatoes. Closed for dinner Sun. and all day Mon.   117 Union MRA, $-$$$ Tuesday. 3 965 Summer. 324-7494. B, L, X, $ Ave. 433-9851. L, D, WB, X, $-$$$ ANDREW MICHAEL ITALIAN KITCHEN—Traditional BUCKLEY’S FINE FILET GRILL—Specializes in steaks, Italian cuisine with a menu that changes seasonally with such entrees BENIHANA—This Japanese steakhouse serves beef, chicken, and , seafood, and pasta. (Lunchbox serves entree salads, burgers, and as Maw Maw’s ravioli. Closed Sun.-Mon. 712 W. Brookhaven Cl. and seafood grilled at the table; some menu items change monthly; more.)  5355 Poplar. 683-4538; 919 S. Yates (Buckley’s 347-3569. D, X, $$-$$$ sushi bar also featured.  912 Ridge Lake. 767-8980. L, D, X, $$-$$$ Lunchbox), 682-0570. L (Yates only, ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE—Offering several varieties BHAN THAI—Authentic Thai cuisine M-F), D, X, MRA, $-$$ of eggs benedict, waffles, omelets, pancakes, beignets, and other includes curries, pad Thai noodles, and DINING SYMBOLS THE BUTCHER SHOP—Serves breakfast fare; also burgers,sandwiches, and salads. . 6063 Park Ave. vegetarian dishes, as well as seafood, steaks ranging from 8-oz. fillets to a pork, and duck entrees. Closed for lunch 729-7020. B, L, WB, X, $ B — breakfast 20-oz. porterhouse; also chicken, pork Sat.-Sun. and all day THE ARCADE—Possibly Memphis’ oldest cafe. Specialties L — lunch chops, fresh seafood.   107 S. Mon.  1324 Peabody. 272-1538. L, D, X, include sweet potato pancakes, a fried peanut butter and banana D — dinner Germantown Rd. (Cordova). 757-4244. MRA, $-$$ sandwich, and breakfast served all day. 540 S. Main. 526-5757. B, L (Fri. and Sun.), D, X, MRA, $$-$$$ SB — Sunday brunch BLEU—This eclectic restaurant features L, D (Thurs.-Sat.) X, $ CAFE 1912—French/American bistro American food with global influences and AREPA & SALSA— Offering Venezuelan dishes such as the WB — weekend brunch serving such seafood entrees as grouper and local ingredients. Among the specialties namesake arepa (a corn-based dish with a variety of fillings) and X — wheelchair accessible steamed mussels: also crepes, salads, and are a 14-oz. bone-in rib-eye and several tostones with shredded pork or black beans. Closed Sunday.  662 MRA — member, Memphis French onion soup, 2 43 S. Cooper. 722seafood dishes. 221 S. Third, in the Madison. 949-8537. L, D, X, $ Restaurant Association 2700. D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$ Westin Memphis Beale St. Hotel. ASIAN PALACE—Chinese eatery serves seafood, vegetarian items, 334-5950. B, L, D, WB, X, $$-$$$ CAFE ECLECTIC—Spanish omelets, $ — under $15 per person without dim sum, and more.  5266 Summer Ave. 766-0831. L, D, X, $-$$ and chicken and waffles are among menu BLUE DAZE BISTRO—Serving A-TAN—Serves Chinese and Japanese hibachi cuisine, complete drinks or desserts items, along with sandwiches, wraps, and American cuisine with Cajun flair; lunch with sushi bar. A specialty is Four Treasures with garlic sauce.  3445 $$ — under $25 burgers.   603 N. McLean. 725-1718; 111 entrees include the Black & Bleu Salad and Poplar, Suite 17, University Center. 452-4477. L, D, X, $-$$$ $$$ — $26-$50 Harbor Town Square. 590-4645; 510 S. a crab cake sandwich; dinner entrees AUTOMATIC SLIM’S— Longtime downtown favorite Highland. 410-0765. B, L, D, SB, X, range from salmon to Cajun cream penne $$$$ — over $50 specializes in contemporary American cuisine emphasizing local MRA, $ pasta. Closed for dinner Sun., and all day SHADED — new listing ingredients; also extensive martini list.  83 S. Second. 525-7948. L, D, Mon.-Wed.   221 E. Commerce St. CAFE FONTANA— Hearty Italian WB, X, MRA, $-$$$ Hernando (MS). 662-469-9304. L, D, cuisine features pizzas, pasta, and several BABALU TACOS & TAPAS—This Overton Square eatery SB, X, $-$$$ seafood dishes, including pesce al forno and fish of the day special. dishes up Spanish-style tapas with Southern flair; also taco and Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Mon.  8556 Macon Rd. 529-7526. BLUE NILE ETHIOPIAN— Kabobs, flavorful chicken and enchilada of the day; specials change daily.  2115 Madison. 274L, D, SB, X, $-$$$ lamb stew, and injera (flatbread) are traditional items on the menu, 0100. L, D, SB, X, $-$$ along with vegetarian options. 1788 Madison. 474-7214. L, D, X, CAFE KEOUGH—European-style cafe serving quiche, paninis, BAHAMA BREEZE—Baby back ribs, Jamaican chicken wings, $-$$ salads, and more.   12 S. Main. 509-2469. B, L, D, X, $ and coconut shrimp are among the entrees at this Caribbean-fusion BLUEFIN RESTAURANT & SUSHI LOUNGE—Serves CAFE OLE—Now under new ownership, this 23-year-old eatery restaurant.  2830 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 385-8744. Japanese fusion cuisine featuring seafood, duck, and steaks, with specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine; one specialty is the buildL, D, X, MRA, $-$$ seasonally changing menu; also, a sushi bar and flatbread pizza. your-own quesadilla. 959 S. Cooper. 343-0103. L, D, WB, X, BANGKOK ALLEY—Thai fusion cuisine includes noodle and Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun. 135 S. Main. 528-1010. L, D, X, MRA, MRA, $-$$ curry dishes, chef-specialty sushi rolls, coconut soup, and duck and $-$$ CAFE PALLADIO—Serves gourmet salads, soups, sandwiches, seafood entrees. Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Sun. at BOMBAY HOUSE—Indian fare includes lamb korma and and desserts in a tea room inside the antiques shop. Closed Sun. Brookhaven location; call for hours.  121 Union Ave. 522-2010; chicken tikka; also, a daily luncheon buffet.  1727 N. Germantown 2169 Central. 278-0129. L, X, $ 2150 W. Poplar at Houston Levee (Collierville). 854-8748; 715 Pkwy. (Cordova). 755-4114. L, D, X, $-$$ CAFE PIAZZA BY PAT LUCCHESI—Specializes in W. Brookhaven Cl. 590-2585. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ BONEFISH GRILL—Serves wood-grilled fish,as well as steaks, gourmet pizzas (including create-your-own), panini sandwiches, BAR DKDC— Features an ever-changing menu of chicken and pork entrees. 1250 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). and pasta. Closed Sun.  139 S. Rowlett St. (Collierville). 861international “street food,” from Thai to Mexican, Israeli to 753-2220; 4680 Merchants Park Circle, Carriage Crossing 1999. L, D, X, $-$$ Indian, along with specialty cocktails. Closed Sun.-Mon. 964 S. (Collierville). 854-5822. L (Fri.-Sat.), D, SB, X, $-$$$ Cooper. 272-0830. D, X, $ A U G U S T 2 0 1 5 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • 199

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CAFE PONTOTOC—Serves a variety of internationally inspired small plates, as well as salads and sandwiches. Closed Mon. 314 S. Main. 249-7955. L, D, WB, X, $-$$ CAFE SOCIETY—With Belgian and classic French influences, serves Wagyu beef, chicken, and seafood dishes, including baconwrapped shrimp, along with daily specials and vegetarian entrees. Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun. 212 N. Evergreen. 722-2177. L, D, X, MRA, $$-$$$ CAPITAL GRILLE—Known for its dry-aged, hand-carved steaks; among the specialties are bone-in sirloin, and porcinirubbed Delmonico; also seafood entrees and seasonal lunch plates. Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun. Crescent Center, 6065 Poplar. 6839291. L, D, X, $$$-$$$$ CAPRICCIO GRILL ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE—Offers prime steaks, fresh seafood (lobster tails, grouper, mahi mahi), pasta, and several northern Italian specialties. 149 Union, The Peabody. 529-4199. B, L, D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$$$ CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL—Serves chicken Bryan, calamari, various pastas, and other “old-world” Italian entrees. 4600 Merchant’s Park Cl., Carriage Crossing (Collierville). 854-0200; 5110 Poplar. 685-9900. L (Sat.-Sun.), D, X, $-$$$ 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, $-$$ CELTIC CROSSING—Specializes in Irish and American pub fare. Entrees include shepherd’s pie, shrimp and sausage coddle, and fish and chips. 903 S. Cooper. 274-5151. L, D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$ 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, $-$$ CHEZ PHILIPPE— Classical/contemporary French cuisine presented in a luxurious atmosphere with a seasonal menu focused on local/regional cuisine. Afternoon tea served Wed.-Sat, 1-3 p.m. (reservations required). Closed Sun.-Mon.-Tues. The Peabody, 149 Union. 529-4188. D, X, MRA, $$$$ CHIWAWA—American-Mexican street food includes tacos made with hand-pressed tortillas, bacon-wrapped deep-fried hot dogs, and “Juan-tons” stuffed with smoked chorizo and cream cheese. 2059 Madison. 207-1456. L, D, WB, X, $ CIAO BELLA—Among the Italian and Greek specialties are lasagna, seafood pasta, eggplant rolotini, gourmet pizzas, and vegetarian options. Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun. 565 Erin Dr., Erinway Shopping Center. 205-2500. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$$ CITY GROCERY—Southern eclectic cuisine; shrimp and grits is a specialty. Closed for dinner Sunday. 152 Courthouse Square (Oxford, MS). 662-232-8080. L, D, SB, X, $$-$$$ COLETTA’S—Longtime eatery serves such specialties as homemade ravioli, lasagna, and pizza with barbecue or traditional toppings. 2850 Appling Rd. (Bartlett). 383-1122; 1063 S. Parkway E. 948-7652. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ CORKY’S—Popular barbecue emporium offers both wet and dry ribs, plus a full menu of other barbecue entrees. Wed. lunch buffets, Cordova and Collierville. 5259 Poplar. 685-9744; 1740 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 737-1911; 743 W. Poplar (Collierville). 405-4999; 6434 Goodman Rd., Olive Branch. 662-893-3663. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ COZY CORNER—Serving up ribs, pork sandwiches, chicken, spaghetti, and more. 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, $ DEJAVU—Serves Creole, soul, and vegetarian cuisine. Closed Sat.-Sun. Florida St. location. 936 Florida St. 942-1400; 51 S. Main. 505-0212. L,D (S. Main), 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,


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. 527-6665. 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. 5231940. 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. 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). 662-349-7097; 7825 Winchester. 624-8911; 4872 Poplar. 6827729; 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. ROCKHOUSELIVE—2586 Poplar. 324-6300. 5709 Raleigh LaGrange. 386-7222. R.P. TRACKS— 3547 Walker. 327-1471. RUM BOOGIE CAFE— 182 Beale. 528-0150. SAMMY HAGAR’S RED ROCKER BAR & GRILL— Southland Park, 1550 North Ingram Blvd. (West Memphis). 872-735-3670. 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 appetizers, and patio dining.  83 Madison Ave. 333-1224. B, L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$$ EL MEZCAL—Serves burritos, chimichangas, fajitas, and other Mexican cuisine, as well as shrimp dinners and steak.  402 Perkins Extd. 761-7710; 694 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 7551447; 1492 Union. 274-4264; 11615 Airline Rd. (Arlington). 867-1883; 9045 Highway 64 (Lakeland). 383-4219; 7164 Hacks Cross Rd. (Olive Branch). 662-890-3337; 8834 Hwy. 51 N. (Millington). 872-3220; 7424 Highway 64 (Bartlett). 417-6026; 9947 Wolf River (Collierville) 853-7922. L, D, X, $ EL PORTON—Fajitas, quesadillas, and steak ranchero are just a few of the menu items.  2095 Merchants Row (Germantown). 754-4268; 8361 Highway 64. 380-7877; 65 S. Highland, Poplar Plaza. 452-7330; 1805 N. Germantown Parkway (Cordova). 624-9358; 1016 W. Poplar (Collierville). 854-5770. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ 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. 7485422. L, D, X, $ EXLINES’ BEST PIZZA—Serves pizza, Italian dinners, sandwiches, and salads.   2935 Austin Peay. 388-4711; 6250 Stage Rd.(Bartlett). 382-3433; 2801 Kirby Parkway. 754-0202; 7730 Wolf River Blvd.(Germantown). 753-4545; 531 W. Stateline Rd. 662-342-4544 (check online for additional locations). L, D, X, $ 4DUMPLINGS—Chicken with celery and pork with Napa cabbage are among the hand-made dumpling varieties; also serves Asian tacos, and noodle and rice meals. Closed Sunday.   6515 Poplar. 762-4184. L, D, X, $ THE FARMER—Serving upscale Southern cuisine, with a focus on locally grown ingredients. Among the specialties are smoked beef tenderloin and shrimp and grits. Closed for dinner Sun.Mon.  262 S. Highland. 324-2221. L, D, X, $-$$ FELICIA SUZANNE’S—Southern cuisine with low-country, Creole, and Delta influences, using regional fresh seafood, local beef, and locally grown foods. Entrees include shrimp and grits. Closed Sun. and Mon.  Brinkley Plaza, 80 Monroe, Suite L1. 523-0877. L (Fri. only), D, X, MRA, $$-$$$ FERRARO’S PIZZERA & PUB—Rigatoni bolognese and capellini pomodoro are among the pasta entrees here, along with pizzas (whole or by the slice), with a variety of toppings.  111 Jackson. 522-2033. L, D, X, $-$$ FIREBIRDS—Specialties are hand-cut steaks, slow-roasted prime rib, and wood-grilled salmon and other seafood, as well as seasonal entrees.  8470 Highway 64 (Bartlett). 379-1300; 4600 Merchants Circle, Carriage Crossing (Collierville). 850-1637. L, D, X, $-$$$ THE FIVE SPOT—Tucked behind Earnestine & Hazel’s, this popular eatery features innovative bar food by chef Kelly English.   531 S. Main. 523-9754. D, X, $-$$ 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. 761-6200. D, X, MRA, $$$-$$$$ FLIGHT RESTAURANT & WINE BAR—Serves steaks and seafood, along with such specialties as pork rib-eye and roasted duck, all matched with appropriate wines; also gourmet plate lunches. Closed for lunch Sat.-Sun. 39 S. Main. 521-8005. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$$ FLYING FISH—Serves up fried and grilled versions of shrimp, crab, oysters, fish tacos, and catfish; also chicken and burgers.  105 S. Second. 522-8228. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ FOLK’S FOLLY ORIGINAL PRIME STEAK HOUSE— Specializes in prime steaks, as well as lobster, grilled Scottish salmon, Alaskan king crab legs, rack of lamb, and weekly specials.  551 S. Mendenhall. 762-8200. D, X, MRA, $$$-$$$$ FORMOSA—Offers Mandarin cuisine, including broccoli beef, hot-and-sour soup, and spring rolls. Closed Monday.  6685 Quince. 753-9898. L, D, X, $-$$ THE FOUR WAY—Legendary soul-food establishment dishing up such entrees as fried and baked catfish, chicken, and turkey and dressing, along with a host of vegetables and desserts. Closed Monday.   998 Mississippi Blvd. 507-1519. L, D (call to check hours.), $ FRATELLI’S—Serves hot and cold sandwiches, salads, soups, and desserts, all with an Italian/Mediterranean flair. Closed

Sunday.   750 Cherry Rd., Memphis Botanic Garden. 766-9900. L, X, $ FRIDA’S—Mexican cuisine and Tex-Mex standards, including chimichangas, enchiladas, and fajitas; seafood includes shrimp and tilapia.   1718 Madison. 244-6196. L, D, X, $-$$ FUEL CAFE—Focus is on natural “Americana” dishes with such specialties as bison burgers, grass-fed beef dishes, and wild-caught fish; also vegan and gluten-free entrees. Closed Sun.-Mon.  1761 Madison. 725-9025. L, D, X, $-$$ GERMANTOWN COMMISSARY—Serves barbecue sandwiches, sliders, ribs, shrimp, and nachos, as well as smoked 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.


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. 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

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.


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.

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CIT Y DINING LIST (Cordova). 373-9111; 730 S. Mendenhall. 767-2323; 505 Highway 70 W., Mason, TN. 901-294-2028. L, D, X, MRA, $ HALF SHELL—Specializes in seafood, such as King crab legs; also serves steaks, chicken, pastas, salads, sandwiches, a ”voodoo menu”; oyster bar at Winchester location.  688 S. Mendenhall. 682-3966; 7825 Winchester. 737-6755. L, D, WB, X, MRA, $-$$$ HAPPY MEXICAN—Serves quesadillas, burritos, chimichangas, vegetable and seafood dishes, and more.  385 S. Second. 529-9991; 6080 Primacy Pkwy. 683-0000; 7935 Winchester. 751-5353. L, D, X, $ HAVANA’S PILON—Tiny eatery serving Cuban cuisine, including fried plantains in a pilon topped with shrimp, ropa vieja (shredded beef in tomato sauce), roasted pork, and a Cuban sandwich. Closed Sunday.   143 Madison. 527-2878. L, D, X, $ HERITAGE TAVERN & KITCHEN—Featuring classic cuisine from the country’s five regions, including lobster rolls, fried chicken, smoked tamales, Green Goddess shrimp, and more.   6150 Poplar, Regalia. 761-8855.L, D, WB, X, $-$$$ HIGH POINT PIZZA—Serves variety of pizzas, subs, salads, and sides. Closed Monday.   477 High Point Terrace. 452-3339. L, D, , X $-$$ HOG & HOMINY—The casual sister to Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen serves brick-oven-baked pizzas, including the Red-Eye with pork-belly, and small plates with everything from meatballs to beef and cheddar hotdogs;and local veggies. Closed for lunch Mon.  707 W. Brookhaven Cl. 207-7396. L, D, SB, X, $-$$$ 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 $-$$$  IMAGINE VEGAN CAFE—Dishes range from salads and sandwiches to full dinners, breakfast items served all day. 2299 Young. 654-3455. L, D, SB, X, $ INDIA PALACE—Tandoori chicken, lamb shish kabobs, chicken tikka masala are among the entrees; also, vegetarian options and a daily lunch buffet.  1720 Poplar. 278-1199. L, D, X, $-$$ 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, $-$$$ INTERSTATE BAR-B-Q—Specialties include chopped porkshoulder sandwiches, ribs, hot wings, spaghetti, chicken, and turkey. 2 265 S. Third. 775-2304; 150 W. Stateline Rd. (Southaven). 662-393-5699. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ 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, $-$$ JIM’S PLACE/JIM’S PLACE GRILLE—Features American, Greek, and Continental cuisine with such entrees as pork tenderloin, several seafood specialties, and hand-cut charcoal-grilled steaks. Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Sun.  518 Perkins Extd. 7662030; 3660 Houston Levee (Collierville). 861-5000. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$$ 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, $-$$

LOCALITY GUIDE Tugs Jim N Nick’s Bar-B-Q Aldo’s Pizza Pies BARTLETT Twilight Sky Terrace Joe’s Crab Shack Alex’s Abuelo’s Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill Applebee’s Logan’s Roadhouse Applebee’s Westy’s Moe’s Southwest Grill Babalu Tacos and Tapas Cajun Catfish Company T.J. Mulligan’s Bar DKDC EAST MEMPHIS Coletta’s O’Charley’s Bar Louie Acre Colton’s Steakhouse Olive Garden Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen Bar-B-Q Shop Dixie Cafe On the Border Bari Asian Palace El Porton Osaka Japanese Barksdale Restaurant Bangkok Alley Exlines’ Best Pizza Outback Steakhouse Bayou Bar & Grill Belmont Grill Firebirds Pasta Italia Beauty Shop Blue Plate Cafe Gridley’s Pei Wei Asian Diner Belly Acres Booksellers Bistro Hadley’s Pub The Presentation Room Bhan Thai Broadway Pizza La Playita Mexicana Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza Blue Nile Ethiopian Brookhaven Pub & Grill O’Charley’s Rafferty’s Boscos Buckley’s Fine Filet Grill Ruby Tuesday Red Lobster Bounty on Broad Carrabba’s Italian Grill Sekisui Romano’s Macaroni Grill Broadway Pizza House Casablanca Side Car Cafe Sekisui The Brushmark Central B B Q Side Porch Steakhouse Shogun Cafe 1912 Chili’s Tops Bar B-Q Cafe Eclectic Ciao Bella CHICKASAW GARDENS/ Skimo’s Tannoor Grill Cafe Ole City East UNIV. OF MEMPHIS Zaytos Cafe Palladio Corky’s A-Tan Cafe Society Dixie Cafe DOWNTOWN Brother Juniper’s Celtic Crossing El Mezcal Agave Maria Cheffie’s Central B B Q El Porton Aldo’s Pizza Pies Derae Chiwawa Folk’s Folly Alfred’s El Porton The Cove Fox & Hound The Arcade The Farmer Cozy Corner Fratelli’s Automatic Slim’s Just for Lunch The Crazy Noodle The Grove Grill Bangkok Alley La Baguette The Cupboard Half Shell Bardog Tavern Los Compadres Dino’s Hog & Hominy B.B. King’s Blues Club Lost Pizza Ecco Houston’s Belle — A Southern Bistro Medallion El Mezcal Huey’s Bleu Osaka Japanese Evergreen Grill Interim Blind Bear Speakeasy Pete & Sam’s Fino’s from the Hill Erling Jensen Blue Monkey R.P. Tracks Frida’s Jim’s Place Bluefin Woman’s Exchange Fuel Cafe Las Delicias COLLIERVILLE/WEST TN. Blues City Cafe Golden India Lynchburg Legends Bon Ton Cafe (ARLINGTON, COVINGTON, Greencork Dan McGuinness Pub Brass Door Irish Pub MILLINGTON, OAKLAND) Huey’s Marciano Burrito Blues Mexican Grill Bangkok Alley Imagine Vegan Cafe Mayuri Indian Cuisine Cafe Eclectic Bonefish Grill India Palace Mellow Mushroom Cafe Keough Bozo’s Hot Pit Bar-B-Q Jasmine Thai Memphis Pizza Cafe Cafe Pontotoc Cafe Piazza Java Cabana Mortimer’s Capriccio Cajun Catfish Company Lafayette’s Music Room Mosa Asian Bistro Central BBQ Carrabba’s Italian Grill LBOE Napa Cafe Chez Philippe Chili’s Local Neil’s City Market Corky’s Memphis Pizza Cafe New Hunan Cozy Corner Crepe Maker Midtown Crossing Grille Old Venice Dejavu El Mezcal Molly’s La Casita Double J Smokehouse & Saloon On the Border El Porton Mulan Chinese Bistro One & Only BBQ Earnestine & Hazel’s Emerald Thai Murphy’s Patrick’s Eighty3 Firebirds Old Zinnie’s Porcellino’s Craft Butcher Felicia Suzanne’s Ronnie Grisanti’s Italian Otherlands Rafferty’s Ferraro’s Pizzeria Restaurant Outback Steakhouse Sekisui Pacific Rim Five Spot Gus’s Fried Chicken P & H Cafe Skewer Flight Huey’s Pei Wei Asian Diner Soul Fish Cafe Flying Fish Jim’s Place Grille Pho Binh Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe Flying Saucer Manila Filipino Pho Saigon Three Little Pigs T.G.I. Friday’s Mulan Restaurant Iris Whole Foods Market Grawemeyer’s Osaka Japanese Robata Ramen & Yakitori Bar GERMANTOWN Gus’s Memphis Pizza Cafe Saigon Le Belmont Grill Happy Mexican Pig-N-Whistle Schweinehaus Chili’s Hard Rock Cafe Sekisui The Second Line City East Havana’s Pilon Silver Caboose Sekisui Elfo Grisanti‘s Huey’s Stix The Slider Inn El Porton Itta Bena Vinegar Jim’s Soul Fish Cafe Exlines’ Best Pizza King’s Palace Cafe Wolf River Cafe Stone Soup Germantown Comm. Kooky Canuck CORDOVA Strano Sicilian Kitchen Maui Brick Oven Little Tea Shop Bahama Breeze Sweet Grass Mellow Mushroom Local Bombay House Tart Memphis Pizza Cafe Lookout at the Pyramid Bonefish Grill Three Angels Diner Mesquite Chop House McEwen’s on Monroe Brazil Flavor Tsunami New Asia The Majestic Butcher Shop Young Avenue Deli Petra Cafe Marmalade Cafe Fontana Royal Panda Mesquite Chop House NORTH MISSISSIPPI Cheddar’s Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Mollie Fontaine Lounge Ajax Diner Chili’s Wine Bar The Office@Uptown Applebee’s Corky’s Sakura Onix Blue and White East End Grill Soul Fish Cafe Oshi Burger Bar Blue Daze Bistro El Mezcal West Street Diner Paulette’s Bonne Terre El Porton Pearl’s Oyster House Chili’s MEDICAL CENTER T.G.I. Friday’s Rendezvous City Grocery Arepa & Salsa Flying Saucer Rizzo’s Diner Colton’s Steakhouse The Cupboard Green Bamboo Rum Boogie Cafe Como Steakhouse Evelyn & Olive Gus’s Silky O’Sullivan’s Corky’s Sabrosura Happy Mexican South of Beale Fox & Hound Tops Bar-B-Q Hunan Palace Spaghetti Warehouse Huey’s Trolley Stop Market Huey’s Spindini Lee’s Family Restaurant MIDTOWN J. Alexander’s The Terrace Logan’s Roadhouse Abyssinia Jerry Lee Lewis’ Cafe Texas de Brazil Lost Pizza Alchemy & Honky Tonk

McEwen’s Memphis Barbecue Company Memphis Pizza Cafe Mesquite Chop House Nagoya O’Charley’s Olive Garden Oska Japanese Cuisine Outback Steakhouse Ravine Red Lobster Sekisui PARKWAY VILLAGE/ FOX MEADOWS Blue Shoe Bar & Grill Leonard’s Jack Pirtle’s Chicken Three Little Pigs Bar-B-Q POPLAR/I-240 Amerigo Benihana Blue Plate Cafe Brooklyn Bridge Capital Grille, The P.F. Chang’s Chipotle Exlines’ Best Pizza 4Dumplings Fleming’s Frank Grisanti’s Happy Mexican Heritage Tavern & Kitchen Julles Posh Food Co. Mister B Olive Garden One & Only BBQ Owen Brennan’s Pyro’s Fire-Fresh Pizza Red Koi River Oaks Rock’n Dough Pizza Ruth’s Chris Salsa Seasons 52 Sekisui Wang’s Mandarin House RALEIGH Exline’s Best Pizza SOUTH MEMPHIS Coletta’s The Four Way Interstate Bar-B-Q Jack Pirtle’s Chicken SUMMER/BERCLAIR Bryant’s The Cottage Edo Elwood’s Shack High Pockets High Point Pizza La Taqueria Guadalupana Lotus Nagasaki Inn Orr Restaurant Pancho’s Panda Garden Tops Bar-B-Q WEST MEMPHIS/ EASTERN ARK. The Cupboard Pancho’s Sammy Hagar’s Red Rocker Bar & Grill WHITEHAVEN Hong Kong Marlowe’s WINCHESTER Cheddar’s East End Grill Formosa Half Shell Happy Mexican Huey’s Logan’s Roadhouse Olive Garden Red Lobster Ruby Tuesday T.G.I. Friday’s Tops Bar-B-Q Tycoon

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CIT Y DINING LIST LA TAQUERIA GUADALUPANA—Fajitas and quesadillas are just a few of the authentic Mexican entrees offered here. 4818 Summer. 685-6857. L, D, $ LAFAYETTE’S MUSIC ROOM—Serves such Southern cuisine as po boys and shrimp and grits, and wood-fired pizzas; also live music.   2119 Madison. 207-5097. L, D, WB, X, $-$$ LAS DELICIAS—Popular for its guacamole, house-made tortilla chips, and margaritas, this restaurant draws diners with its chicken enchiladas, meat-stuffed flautas, and Cuban torta with spicy pork. Closed Sunday. 4002 Park Ave. 458-9264; 5689 Quince. 800-2873. L, D, X, $ LAS TORTUGAS DELI MEXICANA—Authentic Mexican food prepared from local food sources; specializes in tortugas — grilled bread scooped out to hold such fillings as brisket, pork, and shrimp; also tingas tostados and such sides as steamed corn. Closed Sunday.  1215 S. Germantown Rd. 751-1200. L, D, X, $-$$ 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 comfort food atop The Pyramid with a panoramic view of the river and downtown. 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. 572-1803; 5960 Getwell, Southaven. 662-892-8684. L, D, X, $-$$ LOTUS—Authentic Vietnamese-Asian fare, including lemon-grass chicken and shrimp, egg rolls, Pho soup, and spicy Vietnamese vermicelli.  4970 Summer. 682-1151. D, X, $ LYNCHBURG LEGENDS—This restaurant with a Jack Daniels’ theme and Southern cuisine serves such entrees as Bourbon Street salmon, buttermilk-fried chicken, and grilled steak and wild mushroom salad. Double Tree Hotel, 5069 Sanderlin. 969-7777. B, L, D, X, $- $$$ 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, $-$$$ MANILA FILIPINO RESTAURANT—Entrees include pork belly cutlet with lechon sauce, and shrimp and vegetables in tamarind broth; also daily combos, rice dishes, and chef specials. 7849 Rockford (Millington). 209-8525. L, D, X, $ MARCIANO MEDITERRANEAN AND ITALIAN CUISINE—Rack of lamb with roasted potatoes and demiglaze is among the entrees; also steaks, seafood, and gourmet pizza.  780 Brookhaven Cl. 682-1660. D, X, $-$$
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(Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality). 678-1030. B, L, D, SB, X, MRA, $-$$$ MELLOW MUSHROOM—Large menu includes assortment of pizzas, salads, calzones, hoagies, vegetarian options, and 50 beers on tap.  9155 Poplar, Shops of Forest Hill (Germantown). 907-0243; 5138 Park Ave. 562-1211. L, D, X, $-$$ MEMPHIS BARBECUE COMPANY—Offers spare ribs, baby backs, and pulled pork and brisket, along with such sides as mac and cheese, grits, and red beans.   709 Desoto Cove, Horn Lake (MS). 662-536-3762. L, D, X, $-$$ MEMPHIS PIZZA CAFE—Homemade pizzas are specialties; also serves sandwiches, calzones, and salads.  2087 Madison. 7265343; 5061 Park Ave. 684-1306; 7604 W. Farmington (Germantown). 753-2218; 797 W. Poplar (Collierville). 861-7800; 5627 Getwell (Southaven). 662-536-1364. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ 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). 2495661. 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, $-$$ MOSA ASIAN BISTRO—Specialties include sesame chicken, Thai calamari, rainbow panang curry with grouper fish, and other Pan Asian/fusion entrees.   850 S. White Station Rd. 683-8889. L, D, X, $ MULAN—Hunan Chicken, tofu dishes, and orange beef served here; some sushi, too.  2059 Houston Levee (Collierville). 850-5288; 2149 Young. 347-3965. L, D, X, $-$$ NAGASAKI INN—Chicken, steak, and lobster are among the main courses; meal is cooked at your table.  3951 Summer. 454-0320. D, X, $$ NAGOYA—Offers traditional Japanese cuisine and sushi bar; specialties are teriyaki and tempura dishes.  7075 Malco Blvd., Suite 101 (Southaven). 662-349-8788. L, D, X, $-$$$
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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. 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. 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. 751-0009. 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, $-$$$ PEI WEI ASIAN DINER—Serves a variety of Pan-Asian cuisine, including Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Thai. Noodle and rice bowls are specialties; a small plates menu also offered.  1680 Union Ave., #109. 722-3780; 2257 N. Germantown Pkwy. 382-1822. L, D, X, $-$$
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PETRA CAFÉ—Serves Greek, Italian, and Middle Eastern sandwiches, gyros, and entrees. Hours vary; call. 6641 Poplar Ave. (Germantown). 754-4440; 9155 Poplar (Germantown). 7555440; 1560 Union. 505-2812. L, D, X, $-$$ PF CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO—Specialties are orange peel shrimp, Mongolian beef, and chicken in lettuce wraps; also vegetarian dishes, including spicy eggplant.  1181 Ridgeway Rd., Park Place Centre. 818-3889. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ 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. 2 946 Poplar. 458-1644. L, D, $ PIG-N-WHISTLE—Offers pork shoulder sandwiches, wet and dry ribs, catfish, nachos, and stuffed barbecue potatoes.   6084 Kerr-Rosemark Rd. 872-2455. L, D, X, $ PORCELLINO’S CRAFT BUTCHER—Small plates, charcuterie selections, 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, X $-$$ PRESENTATION ROOM, THE—American bistro run by the students of L’Ecole Culinaire. Menu changes regularly; specialties may include such items as a filet with truffle mushroom ragu. Closed Fri.-Sun. 1 245 N. Germantown Pkwy (Cordova). 754-7115. L, D, X, $-$$ PYRO’S FIRE-FRESH PIZZA—Serving gourmet pizzas cooked in an open-fire oven; wide choice of toppings; large local and craft beer selection. 1 199 Ridgeway. 379-8294; 2035 Union Ave. 208-8857; 2286 N. Germantown Pkwy. 207-1198. B, L, D, X, $ 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). 662-234-4555. 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 $-$$ RED LOBSTER—Specializes in crab legs, lobster, and shrimp dishes; also pastas, salads, steaks, and chicken.  8161 Highway 64 (Cordova). 387-0056; 6535 Airways (Southaven). 662-5361960; 7750 Winchester. 759-9045. L, D, X, $-$$ RENDEZVOUS—Menu items include barbecued ribs, cheese plates, skillet shrimp, red beans and rice, and Greek salads. Closed Sun.-Mon.  52 S. Second. 523-2746. L (Fri.-Sat.), D, X, MRA, $-$$ RESTAURANT IRIS— French Creole cuisine includes shrimp and delta-grind grits, and New York strip stuffed with fried oysters and blue cheese. Closed Sun. 2 146 Monroe. 590-2828. D, X, MRA, $$-$$$ RIVER OAKS—A French-style bistro serving seafood and steaks, with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients. Closed for lunch Sat. and all day Sun.  5871 Poplar Ave. 683-9305. L, D, X, $$-$$$ RIVERFRONT BAR & GRILL—Beale Street Landing eatery serves Southern American specialties, including Tom Lee Catfish, and Tennessee Caviar, a fresh veggie salsa of black-eyed peas and cilantro with pimento cheese and toast points. Closed Monday.   251 Riverside Dr. 524-0817. L, X, $ RIZZO’S DINER—Chorizo meatloaf, lobster pronto puff, and brisket are menu items at this upscale diner, Closed for dinner Sun. and all day Mon.   492 S. Main. 304-6985. L, D, WB, X, $-$$ ROBATA RAMEN & YAKITORI BAR— Serves ramen noodle bowls and Yakitori skewers as well as rice and noodle dishes.   2116 Madison. 410-8290. D, WB, X, $-$$ ROCK’N DOUGH PIZZA CO.—Specialty and custom pizzas made from fresh ingredients; wide variety of toppings. 1243 Ridgeway. 435-6238. L, D, X, $$ 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, $-$$ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE—Offers prime steaks cut and aged in-house, as well as lamb, chicken, and fresh seafood, including lobster.  6120 Poplar. 761-0055. D, X, MRA, $$$-$$$$

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. 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. 2 060 West St. (Germantown). 758-8181. 4840 Poplar. 572-1002. L, D, X, $-$$ SALSA—Mexican-Southern California specialties include carnitas, enchiladas verde, and fajitas; also Southwestern seafood dishes such as snapper verde. Closed Sun.  Regalia Shopping Center, 6150 Poplar, Suite 129. 683-6325. L, D, X, $-$$ SCHWEINEHAUS— Serving Bavarian-influenced fare with a Southern twist; includes wurst platters, pork schnitzel, sauerbraten, and more; also a wide variety of beers. 2 110 Madison. 347-3060. L, D, X, $-$$ SEASONS 52—This elegant fresh grill and wine bar offers a seasonally changing menu using fresh ingredients, wood-fire grilling, and brick-oven cooking; also a large international wine list and nightly piano bar. Crescent Center, 6085 Poplar. 682-9952. L, D, X, $$-$$$ THE SECOND LINE—Kelly English brings “relaxed Creole cuisine” to his new eatery; serves a variety of po-boys and such specialties as barbecue shrimp, and andouille, shrimp, and pimento cheese fries.   2144 Monroe. 590-2829. L (Sat.-Sun. only), D, WB, X, $-$$ 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 Kirby-Whitten (Bartlett). 377-2727; 6696 Poplar. 747-0001. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$$ SHOGUN JAPANESE RESTAURANT—Entrees include tempura, teriyaki, and sushi, as well as grilled fish and chicken entrees. 2 324 N. Germantown Pkwy. (Cordova). 384-4122. L, D, X, $-$$ 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, $-$$ SKEWER—Japanese yaikitori cuisine features bite-sized meat and vegetables served with dipping sauce, along with sushi, ramen, and donburi — rice bowls topped with a variety of foods. Closed Monday. 5101 Sanderlin, #105. 682-9919. L, D, X, $-$$$ 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, $$-$$$ 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, $-$$ STONE SOUP CAFE— Cooper-Young eatery serving soups, salads, quiche, pizza, and daily specials such as Italian roast beef. Closed Monday.  993 S. Cooper. 922-5314. B, L, SB, X, $ STRANO SICILIAN KITCHEN & BAR—Presenting a Sicilian/Mediterranean mix of Arab, Spanish, Greek, and North African fare, Strano serves small plates, hand-tossed pizzas, wood-grilled fish, and other specialties. Closed Mon.   948 S. Cooper. 275-8986. L, D, SB, X, $$-$$$ SWEET GRASS—Low-country coastal cuisine includes such specialties as shrimp and grits. Closed Mon. The restaurant’s “sister,” Sweet Grass Next Door, open nightly, serves lunch Sat.-Sun.  937 S. Cooper. 278-0278. D, SB, X, $-$$$ 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, $-$$$

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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. 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. 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, $-$$ TEXAS DE BRAZIL—Serves beef, pork, lamb, and chicken dishes, and Brazilian sausage; also a 60-item gourmet salad area.  150 Peabody Place, Suite 103. 526-7600. L (Wed.-Fri.), D, SB, X, $$-$$$ THREE ANGELS ON BROAD—Global cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients; menu includes sandwiches burgers, pastas, seafood, and steaks. Closed for dinner Sun. and all day Mon.   2617 Broad Ave. 452-1111. L, D, SB, X, $-$$ 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. Saturday brunch; closed Sunday.   704  Madison. 526-1361. L, D, X, $ TSUNAMI—Features Pacific Rim cuisine (Asia, Australia, South Pacific, etc.); also a changing “small plate” menu. Specialties include Asian nachos and roasted sea bass. Closed Sunday.   928 S. Cooper. 274-2556. D, X, $$-$$$ 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, $-$$ WANG’S MANDARIN HOUSE—Offers Mandarin, Cantonese, Szechuan, and spicy Hunan entrees, including the golden-sesame chicken; next door is East Tapas, serving small plates with an Asian twist.  6065 Park Ave, Park Place Mall. 763-0676. L, D, X, MRA, $-$$ 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, $        A U G U S T 2 0 1 5 • M E M P H I S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • 207

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The new touchscreen displays at the National Civil Rights Museum

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t looks as if there is an unspoken agreement among Memphis bloggers: All bases must be covered. No topic is untouched, no category is a casualty, no interest is ignored, no avocation is avoided, no recreation is rejected, and no high time is a waste of time. With so many bloggers utilizing the Internet to entertain us with their postings, there seems to be a blog for every reader. Here is a list of what the Memphis bloggers have to offer to 2015. 901 News and upcoming events of interest regarding Bluff City living, compiled by the staff of Memphis magazine. &tcetera Memphis magazine contributing editor Leonard Gill talks books. Ask Vance Memphis magazine’s history buff and award-winning columnist Vance Lauderdale examines the bygone Bluff City. Beyond the Arc Twitter: @FlyerGrizBlog Memphis Flyer’s Kevin Lipe offers analysis on the Memphis Grizzlies. Bird on a Wire News and updates from MLGW. Bigger than Your Head A wine blog by longtime Memphis journalist Fredric Koeppel. The BruceV Blog Twitter: @sylamore1 Notes and musings from Memphis Flyer editor Bruce VanWyngarden. The Chubby Vegetarian Foodie heaven from Justin Fox Burks.

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

Intermission Impossible Twitter: @PeskyFly Memphis Flyer writer Chris Davis covers the local theater scene. Lef tWingCracker Twitter: @LeftWingCracker A blog about politics: sometimes local, sometimes national, always left of center. Mediaverse Twitter: @mediaverse The local media under the lens. Memphis Gaydar Twitter: @biancaphillips Bianca Phillips covers the local LGBT community. Memphis Parent Blog Twitter: @Memphis_Parent Memphis Parent editor Jane Schneider highlights news, trends, and events affecting parents living in Memphis. Memphis Stew Pamela Denney, food editor of Memphis magazine, celebrates our city’s community table and the people who grow, cook, and eat the best Memphis food. Norococo Design, fashion, and food, gorgeously photographed. Party Pix Snaps from parties and events around Memphis. Political Beat Blog Twitter: @jbaker7973 Memphis Flyer senior editor Jackson Baker covers the Memphis political scene. Re: Brooks The official blog of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Smart City Memphis Smart City Consulting brings a fresh perspective to Memphis. Style Sessions The Memphis Flyer’s fashion blog puts emphasis on local designers and fashionistas. Style Watch Augusta Campbell, fashion stylist for Memphis magazine, shares her insights on the world of fashion at a local level. Tiger Blue Twitter: @FrankMurtaugh Memphis magazine managing editor Frank Murtaugh takes on the University of Memphis athletics program. Memphis Beat: The IMB Blog Twitter: @insidemembiz What’s happening in Memphis biz from Inside Memphis Business. Vegan Crunk Twitter: @biancaphillips Bianca Phillips (aka Crunk Master B) shows us how to dine vegan in the Dirty South.

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Eat. Drink. Chill.

Social Hour

Tuesday Tasting &Tapas

Summer Movie Series

Summer Wine Dinners

New Lunch Menu

Monday–Friday 4pm–7pm

Every Tuesday 4pm–7pm

August 20 & September 24

All Summer Long

Eat. Drink. Relax. Featuring 10 Social Plates under $10 – great for sharing & daily drink specials.

Your choice for $16 of 3-one-oz. wine pours or 3-½-oz. liquor pours paired with a tapas trio by Chef Ana Gonzalez.

Thursday, Friday & Saturday Nights 10pm-12am

Heat up the summer romance with a 5 course dinner created by Chef Ana Gonzalez featuring select wine pairings. Dinner starts at 6:30pm. please call to make reservations. $60 + tax and gratuity.

Our new lunch menu offers the freshest ingredients, the best possible value, and the greatest variety. Lunch with us and see what Chef Ana has created out of the Bleu. Lunch served daily 11am-4pm.

10 under $10 at 10pm in the Lounge during the Orpheum’s Summer Movie Series. For movie schedule visit

Hosting an event? Book Downtown’s best wine room for your upcoming breakfast, luncheon, reception, dinner, or special event. Call and reserve today. 221 S 3rd St., Memphis, TN 38103 | | 901.334.5950 for reservations Across from FedEx Forum in Downtown Memphis


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474 Perkins Extended, Memphis | 3384 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta | By Appointment, Nashville

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