Memphis featured in the Top 10 Tasiest Towns in Southern Living Magazine
In the second-annual Tastiest Towns contest, Southern Living picked 10 cities that will have you ready to pack your forks and go. Memphis is a bountiful crossroads of barbecue, crops and rising culinary stars. Here is the article featured in Southern Living about great eats in Memphis, Tennessee.
There's no denying barbecue is at the heart Memphis' food culture. Spots like Cozy Corner Restaurant and Charles Vergos' Rendezvous are a must on any trip to Memphis, but recently some young talented chefs have redefined Memphis' flavour by blending local produce and the Southen fridge with culinary traditions from near and far. Chef Kelly English put the new food scene on the map in 2008 when he opened Restaurant Iris, where he mixes his Louisiana roots with Delta ingredients. "If Creoles had settled in Memphis this is how they would have cooked.".
Best Bites: Savour crispy veal sweetbreads and dumplings with fennel and local mushrooms at Restaurant Iris, reoll up your sleeves for a tender, smoky slab of ribs from Cozy Corner Restaurant and moist red velvet Frankly Scarlett cupcakes at Muddy's Bake Shop.
Nightcap in Memphis: Sip a smokey, orange-kissed All the Single Ladies (Prichard's single malt, Solerno blood orange liqueur and grapefruit juice at Hog & Hominy.
Memphis was recently named by US News and Travel as a top BBQ city.
When you're along Beale Street you'll run across one or two barbeque joints—The Pig on Beale, for instance, but the city contains roughly 80 barbeque restaurants, so your appetite will be served well wherever you go! Memphis barbeque is not as much about the sauce as it is the meat and the rubs. The local joints specialise in slow-cooked pork, either on a slab or pulled, and they've just about perfected the art of the dry rub - usually a mix of onion, garlic, paprika and a handful of secret ingredients.
Where to Try? Memphis has a number of notable establishments: Enjoy Corky's BBQ and Central BBQ for their fall-off-the-bone rib meat, A&R Bar-B-Que for its great sides and Cozy Corner for its Cornish hens!
Segway around Memphis from The Peabody
During your stay at The Peabody why don't you experience one of the most unique tours available in the Bluff City and Segway around Memphis! Take a tour around the "Blues City". Beginning at the South's Grand Hotel, The Peabody, you will discover the tree lined streets that gave birth to rock 'n' roll including the Beale Street entertainment district. Along the way, you'll see amazing views of the mighty Mississippi River and encounter historical landmarks, such as the Orpheum Theatre, National Civil Rights Museum / Lorraine Motel and Cotton Row. You'll effortlessly glide while seeing hidden treasures and learning the history behind the Birthplace of Rock'n'Roll. Guides will show you the basics of riding and use their local knowledge of this Home of the Blues to give you a spectacular tour!
Memphis History Tour - The most popular experience glider will enjoy the bustling street of Memphis while your guide provides commentary on historic buildings, famous restaurants, clubs and gathering spots.
Mississippi Sunset Tour - This is a scenic tour that peacefully glides along the bluffs of the Mississippi River and offers spectacular views.
Blues & BBQ Tour - This eclectic music-meets-food tour kicks-off with a visit to the home of W.C.Handy, the Father of the Blues, and ends at the famous B.B. King's Blues Club where you'll enjoy VIP seating, live music and a two-course dinner.
Private Tour - This personal and exclusive tour is tailor-made for tour takers interested in in-depth content provided on a one-on-one basis.