Tired of that Holiday Food yet?! Then the information below may be just what you need in your life!
We all know that Memphis is known for it's delectable culinary creations and that Downtown Memphis has some of the best restaurants in the City so, imagine my gratitude for coming Downtown every day with ALL the food options. I was in food heaven and then I thought why not share my list of food spots.
List of Finds:
97 N Main Street Memphis, TN 38103
There are a million wing places in Memphis. You honestly could find a friend who makes good wings in their kitchen free of charge but a wig spot was missing from Downtown. 901 Wings has stepped in to fill the void and they haven't disappointed. They have great customer services and great food. No matter if it's wings, bites, a burger & fries, or their Philly cheese-steak, it's all tasty!
Food Truck Thursday
Court Square Center 62 N. Main Street Memphis, TN 38103
These days Food Trucks are everywhere and in high demand so, when I found out that every Thursday Food Trucks were in Court Square there was no question on where I would be. Not only do the food trucks supply you with a new variety of lunch options from some of your favorite places but the atmosphere gives you food truck festival vibes. It's a quick getaway from the work scene, being stuck in a building, and extremely convenient if you work close. A few of my Favorite trucks are Royal Flavors, STIX, Fuel City, and Soinumber9. They are usually there from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
12 S. Main Street Memphis, TN 38103
For awhile I would walk straight passed this place. It was a cute little cafe style restaurant that I prejudged. I had convinced myself that they had nothing but Coffee and things that would accompany your beverage. I was completely wrong. On the day I decided to give them a try I was craving soup and Cafe Keough had steak and potato soup! I ordered a cup in case I didn't like it and ended up eating every drop! I was impressed by the atmosphere and the food! I went again for a grilled chicken salad and it was amazing. They basically put a full breast on your salad. Cafe Keough was a reminder that you never know until you try.
22 S. Main Street Memphis, TN 38103
Courthouse Deli was a recommendation that I thoroughly enjoyed. The Voodoo wings are my favorite!! This is a place were locals frequent. I often see the owners having conversations with their faithful patrons. Your food is made fresh to order and it is worth the wait. When I get tired of seasoned wings from 901 Wings I head down to Courthouse Deli for their Blackened Flamed Grilled Wings tossed in Voodoo Sauce.
Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar
39 S. Main Street Memphis, TN 38103
Some people feel that flight is overrated but I feel that the food selection matches the fine dining experience. You may either select a flight entree (an entree with three small plates) or a regular single plate main entree. If you're a wine lover you may have a flight of wine as well! This is a restaurant I feel everyone should go to at least once. Flight can get expensive but that depends on what you order. Oh, and Brunch here is a must!
51 S. Main Street Memphis, TN 38103
Now this place has some of the BEST friend chicken I've ever had and I'm always eating chicken. I love the energy and the New Orleans music they always have planning in the restaurant! Please try their catfish and crawfish etoufee I promise you will not be sorry. They definitely bring some of New Orleans to Memphis!
66 S. Main Street Memphis, TN 38103
When I want a healthier alternative City Market is where I stop. Their creative twist on your everyday sandwiches matched with their homemade chips is always a delight. My favorite is the Californian made on wheat berry bread with turkey, ranch, avocado, bacon, provolone cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes. City Market is one of Downtown's Mini Markets where you can buy veggies, meat for dinner, and grab your favorite snacks.
Aldo's Pizza Pies
100 S. Main Street Memphis, TN 38103
The employees are always friendly, attentive, they make sure they learn your name, and they have some of the best Pizza in the city! Also, the murals near Aldo's Pizza Pies are incredible! That particular area of Main Street has so much art and high energy. It is always a favorite to visit and reasonably priced per slice.
Margie's 901 Homemade Ice Cream and Cakes
125 S. Main Street Memphis, TN 38103
The old Maggiemoos has been turned into an ice cream lovers dream. Margie's has plenty of flavors to choose from with candy and fruit toppings. Stop by for a Memphis named snack or to create your own creamy treat! Margie's would be an awesome pit stop on one of your downtown trips.
314 Main Street Memphis, TN 38103
I've only had the pleasure of eating here once but it was definitely a treat. I learned about Cafe Pontotoc back in May. I had their shrimp and grits but those alone are a reason for them to be added to the list. Their brunch is a must try!
492 S. Main Street Memphis, TN 38103
Not only do I love their food but I love the design of the restaurant. The place gives you the feel of a small art gallery! I've had their blackened catfish multiple times and it always brings me the same joy. Their brunch is a must try as well.
Now, These two spots below aren't exactly on Main but they are just a street over or in walking distance from some of the other restaurants mentioned. My Main Street restaurant journey wouldn't be complete without them so, I had to mention them!
109 S. Ct Ave Memphis, TN 38103
We've all heard of Build-A-Bear, well this is the cupcake version. At Cupcake Cutie you may select your cupcake flavor, icing, and a variety of your favorite sweet treats as toppings. The staff/owners are extremely friendly, the cupcakes are huge, and they are inexpensive. Of course I had their Rum Cupcake on my visit and I could smell/taste the rum. The cupcakes are extremely moist and flavorful! If you love cupcakes you HAVE to try them!
Lisa's Lunch Box
116 S. Front Street Memphis, TN 38103
I found out about Lisa's Lunch Box from a fellow foodie and old coworker(Thanks Adam). This place believes in putting the entire pack of bacon on your BLT. I've had a few of their salads, sandwiches, and soups, and while everything is delicious their BLT is hands down my favorite. They are another extremely friendly establishment that believes in getting to know their customers.
And there you have it! A list of all of my main street favorites!
One restaurant that didn't make it was Felicia Suzanne's. I have yet to go there but I've heard great things about it and love their patio so, if you go or have been let me know what I should try!
Also, Let me know if you all visit any the places listed or what your favorite menu items is if you have already been.
It's the most wonderful time of the year!! And I hope you're having the happiest of holidays!
I know I'm always posting about the things that I find but I've never asked what you all were interesting in reading! So, for this entry I want you all to fill out the box below with your interest or ideas. What information are you looking for or what do you enjoy reading?
I can't promise I'll blog about them all but I will be sure to write about things you want to read about.
Merry Christmas and I can't wait for all of the exciting events in the New Year!
Hey Loves so, I decided since I'm doing a two part Blog about events I should do a two part Recap, starting with November 10th-12th.
Last weekend was so Memphis! It was filled with love, support, food, great events and amazing people. We had different forms of artistry being displayed throughout the city and the beautiful minds behind them being acknowledged. I had the pleasure of attending some of the events I blogged about and I watched snaps of my friends living their best lives at other events I didn’t have a chance to visit. There was so much positivity and fun being had; it was a testament to there being more to Memphis than just violence and negativity. It showed that we have events to attend, opportunities, and extremely talented people here in our city. However, if you’re not willing to find things to do or you don’t want to be here then nothing would ever be enough for you.
Two of the events that I was able to attend were My City 4 Ways, which highlighted four Memphians in their areas of artistry and Cameron Bethany’s Album release party for his album You Make Me Nervous. It was a blessing to hear people talk about their dreams, why they started, and display their talents.
My City 4 Ways was a free event brought to you by Essence. At the event they had celebrity appearances such as Loni Love from the talk show The Real, Creative Director/Stylist June Ambrose, the beautiful singer/songwriter Chef Kelis, and R&B Recording Star RO James. I watched people dance, laugh, have free adult beverages, sample great food and support their family and friends. It was a good time and the meaning behind it made the experience even better. It was an event that brought Memphis out to celebrate and support Memphians. I unfortunately had to leave the event early to head to my part time job but once I was free I headed Downtown to my next outing for the night. Cameron’s show, which by the way had one of the best setup I’ve ever seen for an album release, was at Loflin Yard. We had music under the stars, bonfires, and s’mores. I watched Cameron give the best of himself and continue to push through even when technology had a different plan. The audio kept giving out, leaving Cameron with no other option but to end his last song with only his gift being heard, giving us the raw passion behind his music. Can you imagine being outside while it wasn’t the warmest, during your event, with the lights and audio continuously going out, but still singing for the crowd that was watching?? It was an incredible and emotional sight!
Events like these or just being in the mix of things is inspirational. Writing about events of this nature and trying to change the negative mentality of the city are my main reasons for blogging. Being that positive outlet of support and showing people the Memphis that is often publicized is not the Memphis we know and love.
Memphis has this enormous negative cloud hovering over it and negativity from the residence is a huge contribution as well as a lack of support. As someone who doesn’t mind living and being settled here it often confuses me to see or hear people being so negative about somewhere they lay their heads every night. I’m not saying we don’t have a long way to go but there is more to Memphis than what is often discussed. I feel like it’s my responsibility to show the city that I see, know, and love. I hope that as I write I change views and make a difference to how the city is labeled. I also hope that you continue to follow me on my journey to show the world who Memphis really is and assist in creating the change that I believe we all want to see. There is nothing like the Grit and Grind, Support, and Love of a Memphian. I pray that we continue to work over time to show that love, support, and pride!
Happy Friday Eve! The week is almost over and I can feel the vibes of the weekend near!
Last weekend had some amazing events, energy, and people all over the city, let's see if this weekend can top it!
Thursday, November 16th
Drunk Spelling Bee 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Rec Room 3000 Broad Ave, Memphis, TN 38112
Now, Thursday isn't technically the weekend but I had to share my findings of this event!
Join Rec Room as they host their first ever Drunk Spelling Bee with word inspired cocktails and craft beers. I've already asked some of my friends to attend because I can't miss the sight of them intoxicated and struggling to figure out how to spell words. One of my friends has already informed me of her being a spelling bee champ but we shall see just how far she gets after a few adult beverages!
Entry is free!
Friday, November 17th
Carnival at Crosstown 4:00pm-7:00pm
Location: 1350 Concourse Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Take the kids to Crosstown for a fun filled day of music, clowns, and other carnival adventures or go just to enjoy all Crosstown has to offer. Crosstown is an experience so, regardless of what events are there it is still worth the visit.
Saturday, November 18th
Yoga Breathing and Meditation 10:45am-11:45am
Location: Shelby Farms Park 6903 Great View Drive North, Memphis, TN 38134
Come to Shelby Farms for a day of relaxation and peace as Yoga instructors assist you in exploring the nature of mind, the impact of stress and learning different techniques to manage your stress. This is something I need to get into myself. I had a friend tell me that after only like 15 minutes of Yoga she felt relaxed and peaceful.
This event is free however, I'm not sure if Yoga mats will be provided for you.
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas in 2D 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Pink Palace Family of Museums 3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
I love the story of How The Grinch Stole Christmas and can't wait to catch the movie with Jim Carey for the 25 days of Christmas special. Until then, catch the grumpy green hermit in 2D at the Pink Palace Museum. The viewings for the movie will be November 18th-24th and Dec. 20th-22nd.
Regular CTI ticket prices apply and can be purchased at the museum.
Ladies' Day Out: From Pain to Purpose 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Painting With a Twist Germantown 3116 Village Shops Dr., Ste22, Germantown, TN 38138
This is a private paint night presented to you by Perfectly Me and Proud LLC. Bring your girls for a night of food, music, drinks, and fellowship amongst other inspirational women. Hear stories of overcoming adversity, be inspired, make connections, and maybe even begin the healing process for yourself. Start your journey on how to turn pain into purpose.
Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at www.piantingwithatwist.com
Downtown Memphis- Annual Holiday Tree Lighting 5:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Corner of Peabody and Main Street
If you're in the Christmas spirit as much as I am then you can't wait for this event. This will be my first year actually being able to catch the Tree lighting and I'm excited to be in an environment full of Christmas spirit! There will be holiday carolers, holiday arts & crafts, Letters to Santa Station and Mailing, Hot Cocoa, S'mores, ornaments, and magic light wands for sale. Take the family downtown for some holiday cheer or grab your friends for something simple yet fun, and free before your regular turn-up.
Trap Jazz 7:00pm-12:00am
Location: The Den 656 Marshall Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Are you a fan of Jazz?? What about Trap Music?? Well, Trap Jazz is definitely something you should check out!
Join Marque Boyd and friends from October 21st-December 17th for their fusion of classic Jazz and your favorite trap music. You may even hear a blend of Cardi B with Miles Davis!
Tickets may be purchased at trapjazzlive.eventbrite.com
Sunday, November 19th
BRUNCH SO HARD SERIES: Memphis AF Edition 11:00am-2:00pm
Location: The Vault 124 GE Patterson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103
I'm not sure if you all have read my previous blog on the City Tasting Tours but this event will be presented to you by the same individual. Mrs. Cristina McCarter, the creator of The City Tasting Tours, has created a brunch to bring you lituations, conversations about the current state of Memphis, networking, discussion on jobs, and more! Tickets may be purchased through Eventbrite by searching Brunch So Hard.
The New Black Wallstreet: Ujamaa Pop-Up Shop and Brunch 2:00pm-6:00pm
Location: 6135 Mt. Moriah Road Extended, Memphis, TN
I love the way that both of these brunches have a purpose behind them, the times do not conflict, and the setup of them make it easy for you to attend both! For the Ujamaa Pop-Up Shop the purpose is to build support and wealth amongst local owned black businesses. Entrance into the event is free but brunch entrees are available for sale. Those interested in being a vendor during the event should pay the $35 vendor fee and submit their application to http://thenewblackwallstreet.splashthat.com/. Vendors should arrive no later than 1:15pm.
OH and Don't forget November 13th-19th is downtown dining week!
Enjoy your weekend!
Hey Loves! I'm always looking for things to do and events to attend in the city so, I wanted to share a list of things that I think would be dope to do for the next two weekends. The first weekend up will be
Friday, November 10th
Wine Down: Wines To Be Thankful For 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Calling all wine lovers! Tonight join the Dixon Gallery for sampling wines that would pair wonderfully with your Thanksgiving feast! The price for members is $25 and for non-members $40 . This event is 21 and up, ID will be required. Tickets may be purchased at http://ow.ly/VAKx30g6hHS
Silent Party-Memphis 8:00pm
Location: The Bradford at the Deluxe Arcade 10 N 2nd St., Memphis, TN 38103
Looking for a different party experience?? Then you definitely should checkout tonight's silent party at the Bradford. Go out with your friends to Party with music but with your own personal headphones.
Tickets may be purchased at eventbrite.com by searching Silent Party.
Women must be 21+ to enter and Men must be 25+
Saturday, November 11th
Binghampton International Festival 12:00pm-5:00pm
Location: The Commons on Merton 258 N. Merton, Memphis, TN 38112
Binghampton is having it's first ever FREE International Festival to celebrate its diversity. Go enjoy food, art, performances, and people all while checking out the latest developments in the area. Be sure to stay aware of what is changing and how it affects you! This is an opportunity to celebrate and be involved.
My City Four Way, Memphis 12:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Prop Cellar 2585 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38112
This FREE event brought to you by Essence will be an afternoon full of food, music, art, and style! You can even grab a few samples of delicious things from Memphis' own Chef D. Arthur.
You may RSVP at https://www.essence.com/mycity4ways/memphis
Suit Gifting Event 2:00pm
Location: 3611 Midland Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
Join STS Enterprise as they gift suits to some of the organizations mentees and college students. Come to learn more about the organization and how it contributes to the growth and success of the City of Memphis. This event is Free and open to the public. Any suits you may have to donate will be given to the Memphis Suit Project.
Cameron Bethany- You Make Me Nervous Release Party 7:00pm-11:00pm
Location: Loflin Yard 7 W Carolina Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Memphis' own Cameron Bethany is having an album release part for his 8 song EP, that will be available at the show. I've been to a couple of Cameron's shows and they have all been amazing. His voice is incredible and will send you into a creative frenzy. You can check out some of his music at unapologetic store.com
Sunday, November 12th
Rock Your Crown Beauty and Empowerment Brunch 11:00am-3:30pm
Location: The Great Hall & Conference Center 1900 S Germantown Rd, Germantown, TN 38138
This hands on beauty brunch and empowerment workshop is hoping to create an environment of goal planning, relationship building, and development. Partake in an opportunity to motivate or be motivated by amazing women in your community.
Tickets may be purchased at www.rycmemphis2017.eventbrite.com
Art/Race/Violence: A Collaborative Response 2:00pm-5:00pm
Crosstown Arts 1350 Concourse Ave, Suite 280, Memphis, TN 38104
An event that will allow local artist to showcase their views on race and systematic violence through their own creative outlets. Enjoy art, spoken word, a story booth workshop, and more. Join the conversations that the media and Judicial System often tries to dismiss.
The Goods Experience 7:30pm
Location: Madison Dance Studio 1555 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
If you're looking for a fun way to spend your Sunday, get some exercise in, or even learn some new moves check out Memphis' Trinica Goods intermediate heels dance class. This class isn't for experienced dancers but for those who are willing to enjoy themselves in Good company. The tickets are $10 and can be purchased via PayPal at paypal.me/TheGoodsExperience or at the door. Paying via PayPal does reserve your spot!
I hope you all have an eventful, fun weekend and let me know if you stop by any of the events I mentioned!
For this blog I wanted to highlight an amazing Memphian, as well as, express the importance of doing what you're passionate about, because passion leads to purpose.
So, to begin, allow me to introduce you to Trevelyan Easter. A 28 year old Memphis photographer/videographer born in Detroit, Michigan but raised in Columbus, Mississippi. I've known Trey for eight years. We both attended The University of Memphis together, and thanks to our beloved Greek-lettered organizations, we became friends (S/O to U of M Greeks). Recently, Trey assisted me with stepping outside of my comfort zone by asking me to partake in a photo-shoot. Now, this photo-shoot was a great idea however, my shyness and nervousness tends to overpower my thought of me low key being a model. I was excited and nervous at the same time and for me, I knew that those feelings would produce awkwardness. I got to location number one and did not know what to expect, but here is a lesson on energy and passion. When you have two creative people, who love what they do, and it has meaning to them, magic will always take over. I had an AMAZING time doing something that I felt would not come natural if I wasn't able to see the picture before I took it. You could visually see the love of photography coming from Trey. I mean, he would suggest different spots and angles, and I wouldn't be able to see what he saw until he showed me the picture.
We spent a few hours together in the blazing hot sun driving around Memphis, taking pictures, and talking about our passions. We laughed, expressed how we both needed to dedicate more time to our dreams, asked why we were passionate about the things we were doing, and Trey even gave me the background of how he ended up in Memphis for college, which is inspirational by the way and needs to end up on the University's website some how. The energy was CRAZY, and afterwards my soul was full of joy and purpose. Creating and feeding off of each other's energy reminded me of why I had to fully put my all into writing and whatever else my creative soul wanted to do.
We are not given these talents and ideas by accident!! Even if you're told that what you want to do won't lead to you being financially stable still find a way to do it. Nothing is worse than settling in life, thinking about who you could've been and what you wanted to do. Talk to God and ask him how you should accomplish what you can't stop thinking about.
I know I've probably said this to Trey so many times since September, but that day meant a lot to me. I hold back a lot and hide a lot of my personality because I've just always been reserved and quiet. My family and friends know I have a big personality, but I've always been hesitate about sharing it with the world. I mean, I've been writing since I was in elementary school, and it took me until I was twenty five to put some real energy into it. For me to not just let those close to me read things I have written. There is so much more to me than what I allow the world to see and I hate that I have been holding my gifts hostage. Not allowing myself to step into my purpose BUT that stopped two years ago and I don't plan on turning back. No matter what you think will happen take the chance! If something does work out initially don't think of it as failure, but as a chance for redevelopment. It can even be that God wants you doing something at a different time than you intended. Work with your friends and support them. Listen to others share their stories, as well as tell others your story, because you will never know what it does for you or someone else!
This is what working with a friend and sharing stories did for me. A friend reached out to me about taking some photos for his portfolio and it brought me joy and understanding!
Again Trey, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! For being am amazing individual and an inspiration to me!
P.S. This will be the mushiest you all will ever see me until a book comes out..maybe ;-)
Also, I have included the link to my photo shoot.
Visit kineticsmediagroup.myportfolio.com/ for more of Trey's work and more information.
Double P.S my amazing sorority sister just posted a blog on how millennials should network across and not up! Please check it out!! It is a must read and so important for us to do!!
So, I try to keep up with all the things that are going on within the city and lately I feel like there have been more than my two eyes can handle!
Here are my top 5 must knows:
1. Amazon for the W
We all know that Memphis hasn't been shy about wooing Amazon in the fight to be the home of their second Headquarters. Well, recently it was announced that Amazon was seeking a local tax incentive to build a 615,440 square-foot fulfillment center supplying the city with 600 new jobs. This is in addition to Memphis still competing for HQ2. The new home for the center is set to be 3292 Holmes Road.
2. Mud Island & The Riverfront
The riverfront is a location favorite for visitors or Memphians to visit (Well Mine) but even though it's a fave we're all aware of the overdue make over the area needs. So, when I heard of a proposal for redevelopment of the riverfront last year I was super excited. NOW, to add to that excitement I recently read that Memphis may be getting an aquarium! Apparently during a City Council meeting there was talk of ways to fund the project and the location being Mud Island. The project has to be approved by the Tennessee Building Commission and full council. This project would be included in the complete redevelopment of Mud Island and the Riverfront.
3. South Main Redevelopment
South Main seems to be a part of the Memphis makeover train too. Back in February an application was approved for the development of the former Memphis College of Art graduate school building. The project will include a hotel at 477 S. Main St and a retail and commercial space at 484 S. Front St. Other things to be sighted in the area will be a gastro pub, high-end Mexican restaurant, meeting space, gym, side walk repairs, landscaping, and public art.
4. Midtown Additions
Last Month it was announced that there is a plan to build apartments across from Minglewood Hall in Midtown with the average monthly rent set for $920. The development is said to be worth 24.7 million dollars and located at 1544 Madison Ave. There will be 217 one to two bedroom apartments, a media lounge, 24 hour fitness center, business center, and bike storage. The application was considered on Wednesday at a board meeting with Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County. I have yet to here of an approval.
5. DOWNTOWN DINING WEEK!!
Downtown Dining week is set for November 13th-19th. During Downtown dining week guest of the participating restaurants get to order from a predetermined menu. You may either choose a three course meal for dinner or receive two-for-one lunches at special prices. They also have some parking specials for guest! I have included the link to the website for more information on restaurants and deals!
According the Memphis Business Journal the city's developments are near $75 million.
Also, the Tigers (Football) are 6-1 and The Grizzlies Won their season opener!
DO NOT Sleep on us!
Flashback to the summer of 2016. I had just recently gotten back to Memphis and was in full transition mode. Trying to keep up with what was going on in the city and continue to work on being apart of the change I wanted to see. While searching for things to get involved in or write about I came across this new program Mayor Strickland wanted to start in the city.
"Adopt A Block" was going to be a program that allowed citizens to take action and control of their neighborhoods by fighting blight and ridding their community of litter. Blight and litter that unfortunately mainly consumes our African American neighborhoods.
With Adopt A Block you could invest in your own community and aid the city in their mission to make all of Memphis beautiful again.
I instantly became intrigued about this new initiative and wanted to be involved. I started a Clean-up of my own in 2014 and was looking for a way to direct my energy back into that idea/task that I was given.
This program was the way to do it so, of course I signed up.
Fast Forward to now and we completed orientation back in mid July for our designated blocks. With Adopt the block you may select a block of your choice for any particular reason and log your efforts. You even get a little goodie bag/starter kit to begin your cleanups. At orientation there were other organizations there that informed us on how they could assist. Memphis City Beautiful has all of your cleanup tools and equipment. If you choose to adopt a block you could contact them in advance so, that they may supply you with garbage bags, gloves, and other items for you to complete a successful cleanup. Also, Code enforcement was there to inform of different city code violations and how you could help prevent them from happening.
How the United States spends almost 11.5 billion on liter each year or how a neighbor not taking care of their property decreases the value of your entire neighborhood even if other properties are cared for.
This all increased the severity of being a part of this movement. That and the fact that our community is the one suffering the most. It is our responsibility to change the mentality and the appearance of where our African American Children live. Staying in a "lower income" community shouldn't mean abandon homes, trash, and vandalism. These kids, everyone deserve to live in a community with accept living conditions.
So, below I've shared the link to the Community Affairs Adopt A Block website for more information. Although the program has officially kicked off it IS NOT too late to sign up! This is an awesome cause to be apart of and even if you don't feel like you want to commit to adopting a block I hope to see you at one of my cleanups or other cleanups that will be arranged.
Remember to Support each other and to Support all efforts to make OUR City amazing again!
On May 28, 2017 a few of my friends and I decided to do brunch a little differently.
As the rest of the world we are lovers of all things brunch so, when we heard that there was a brunch tour going on in the city of Memphis we found out how to signup!
Brunch at multiple restaurants with food at all locations??
Our host for the afternoon was Co-Founder and Owner of The City Tasting Tours, Cristina McCarter. A native Memphian who couldn't think of calling any other place home and lover of all things food. Cristina was incredibly dope. She made us forget that we had just been stuck in the storm the night before!(The storm that had Memphians without power for two weeks) We were coming from our Sorority Sister's wedding(Love you Jas and Alex).We just knew we weren't making it back to Memphis but that's another story.
Cristina not only entertained us with her charismatic personality but, she also gave us all the Main Street Facts as we walked from one destination to another. We had delicious dishes, mimosas, ate sherbet with champagne, and met a few of the restaurant owners. We laughed, people watched, saw work out bae, shared our storm story, and Cristina and I even had a quick conversation about blogging. Sharing the belief that Memphis has so much more going on than we are recognized for and we have to find ways to highlight it. That was the reason for me starting this blog in the first place. To spread the positivity and information that I felt the public needed. It was a Sunday well spent!
I definitely recommend you all taking this tour AND the brunch tour isn't the only tour Cristina offers! It's actually one of the latest to start. The regular city tasting tour is also a Downtown food tour on main street. However, on this one you visit 5 restaurants instead of 3. It is still a walking tour and it runs from Wednesday- Saturday for 2.5 hours. Recently, a Downtown Cocktail Tour has been added to the list but the details for that one have yet to be posted.
This tour is a must for locals and visitors. You get to see pieces of Memphis you may have missed all while tasting delectable treats that excite your taste buds with all the flavors!
Click the link below for more information or to book your food tour! Book it for you and your friends, as a team building exercise, field trip, corporate event, or just because! I promise you won't regret it!