Memphis

Sun Studios, Memphis

Have you ever been to a place where you feel like you could be right beside those who made it so special? That’s a sensation you will feel at Sun Studios on Memphis’ Union Street.   Sun Studios’ humble exterior and interior belies its rich backstory, breaking rock and roll’s pioneers like Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Ike Turner, Johnny Cash and a little-known...

Try Memphis’ best BBQ at Charles Vergos’ Rendezvous

You know it’s going to be good barbecue when past presidents would have it flown in to the White House for their own enjoyment.  From the exterior, Charles Vergos’ Rendezvous restaurant doesn’t give much away. Old painted advertisements on the side of the building hint at its location, but it’s actually secreted in a sketchy looking alley butting up against a...

Bass Pro Shop at the Pyramid

Memphis’ Bass Pro Shop in the Memphis Pyramid is the world’s largest fishing and outdoor retail outlet, treading an incredibly fine line between mega shopping experience and redneck wonderland.  So what’s with the Pyramid? The Mississippi and the Nile are two very different river systems, but both have a Memphis on their respective shores, so it made total sense to...

Hard Rock Cafe, Memphis

Most Hard Rock Cafes are locked in the eighties in terms of service, noteworthy memorabilia and menu but when it’s the Hard Rock Cafe in Memphis you’re going to see some real rock n roll treasures. Who ever goes into a Hard Rock Cafe just for the food? The booze, sure! Sadly this place doesn’t seem keen to deliver on either with lengthy queues to get a table and bar...

The Peabody Ducks, Memphis

New York’s Waldorf Astoria, Milwaukee’s Pfister, classic, stately hotels with legendary back stories and folklore but do they have a flock of red carpet-walking ducks? The Peabody does. The Peabody Hotel is one of Memphis’ oldest hotels, from an era where opulence and old money reigned supreme. This second manifestation was opened in 1925, after an earlier version...