Memphis the land of Blues and food!!
Memphis the land of Blues and food!! There is something about my hometown of Memphis that draws people in with the music, food, and energy that creates a magical experience you can’t get anywhere else in the country. There is so much authentic music that was and is being created in Memphis from R&B, blues, and rap. Memphis is a place where you can eat fall off the bone BBQ and the next day eat at a culinary masterpiece. Memphis is a place where there is rich history on every corner. You can stand in the same spot as Martin Luther King or where Blues Legend BB King made sweet music. Memphis is the place where you can create your own magical experience surrounded by food and music.
Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum should be your very first stop when you come to Memphis, and it will not disappoint. The National Civil Rights Museum is a wonderful historically accurate museum. It is located in the old Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King stayed and was killed when he was in Memphis to help and support the striking sanitation workers. The museum focuses on the civil rights struggles of African-Americans, but it has expanded to that of other groups. The museum is one of the most incredible museums I have ever visited. The Civil Rights Museum is filled with history, emotions, incredible photos, mementos, people’s stories and archival video and audio footage. The stories of slavery in our nation and of the civil rights movement are gut-wrenching and maddening . I bring my daughter once a year to ensure she knows her history so she will appreciate the freedoms she currently has because of the brave men and women who came before her.
You must visit this sacred place when in Memphis and plan for at least 3 to 4 hours in this amazing place.
Memphis the land of Blues and more food!!
Next on your list should be Cozy Corner which has by far the best BBQ in Memphis. Cozy Corner is in a temporary location inside Encore café at 726 N. Parkway due to a fire they sustained in Jan 2015. Cozy Corner has been in operation since 1977 and has established itself as a Memphis BBQ gem. They have been spotlighted on “Diners Drive-ins and Dives” on The Food Network and have slow smoked some of the best meat in Memphis for generations. Known for their BBQ Cornish game hen along with other classics like the BBQ bologna, and of course, their ribs, Cozy Corner has been feeding our families great food for generations.
Lunch Box Eat
If you are looking for a great place to have lunch then “Lunch Box Eat.com” is the place for you. I Love this place simply because of their fried avocados and eggplant! I never thought those two could be so delicious. I don’t know what kind of mayo-based dipping sauce was served with them, but it was so good. Who knew you could make a meal out of those two things?
I’ve also had the mac ‘n pork club and the broken rib bones. The club sandwich was half a mile high and food was falling out of every side. The sandwich went really well with bbq sauce. The creamy, cheesy goodness of the mac complemented the pork and the sauce complemented the pork. The broken rib bone sandwich was equally messy, but in a good way and it was smoky and flavorful. The toasted bread provided a nice crunch to all of it.
You can also play boardgames while you wait. If you’re ever in Memphis the land of Blues and food, you must eat here!
If you have been to Memphis where is your favorite place to eat?