Last Call: Ernestine & Hazel’s

After some oysters and pizza, I wandered around Beale Street one last time. People watching could not be avoided here. Seeing a a young woman convince herself that a 3-foot tall frozen alcoholic concoction all to herself on a worknight was pretty funny. Cheers to you! Beale Street was fun the first couple times, but…

Pizza and Oysters at Hog & Hominy

It was time for one last dinner in Memphis, so I went to Hog & Hominy. I didn’t make a reservation and walked in hoping to grab a seat at the bar. The restaurant was packed and the bar was full. I stood around for about 15 minutes before a seat opened up. The menu…

Sun Studio: The Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll

After visiting Graceland, I took the shuttle bus to the legendary Sun Studio. Known worldwide as “The Birthplace of Rock ’n’ Roll”, the recording studio is the discovery location of musical legends like B.B. King, Ike Turner, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and “The King”. It’s where the “Million Dollar Quartet” jam session involving Elvis…

Graceland: Home of Elvis Presley

There’s no doubt that one of the most popular attractions in Memphis is Graceland where you can tour the mansion that was owned by Elvis Presley. I can’t say that I’m a huge Elvis fan, but I thought it would be really cool to see where “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” lived. In addition…

Lunch at Central BBQ

After seeing the National Civil Rights Museum, I walked over to Central BBQ nearby for a brief lunch before heading back to my hotel. I heard it was one of the best spots for Memphis-style barbecue. You place your order, take your number, and seat yourself. I sat at the bar. They have some local…

Memphis Museums and Gibson Guitars

Memphis offers some great museums and tours. There’s a lot of history to this city! If you’re a first-timer and have some time to spare, they’re worth checking out, especially the National Civil Rights Museum. Here are a few pics from each one: National Civil Rights Museum Learn the history of the Civil Rights Movement…

Breakfast at Brother Juniper’s

If you’re looking for a good breakfast spot in Memphis, many people will mention Brother’s Juniper’s. The casual award-winning restaurant is known for their fresh bread, biscuits, creative omelets, and comforting breakfast specialties. It’s located in East Memphis, around a 15-mintue Uber ride from my Beale Street hotel. The place looks like a house inside…

Beale Street Bike Night

My first night in Memphis turned out to be one incredible night! Apparently, every Wednesday is Bike Night on Beale. So what does that mean? Well, if you’re walking along Beale Street on a Wednesday between 6pm to 10pm, there are thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts that hang out and park their bikes on the iconic…