Memphis, Tennessee is one of my favorite places. Although I have been there many times, I want to go back as often as possible. Memphis is an easy drive from many places, like Arlington, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. Here are just a few things I love about the area:
The first thing I think about when Memphis comes to mind is the blues. I love going to Beale Street and hanging out at B.B. King’s House of Blues, where I can sit right up in front of the band, and listen to them play all night, while I munch on Barbecue Nachos, and sip a beer or two. B.B. King’s House of Blues is my favorite place, there are many music venues along Beale Street, and taking a night time stroll up and down this famous street is a don’t miss opportunity.
The King’s Palace Restaurant
I think we have eaten at The King’s Palace Restaurant every time we have visited Memphis. Located at 162 Beale Street, it is a very short walk from other attractions. I love their Monterrey Jack Cheese Bacon Wrapped Shrimp. What a combination of great flavors! It is served with fresh vegetables and rice pilaf. Starters include Fried Green Tomatoes, Gator Chips, and Crawfish Etouffee. Don’t go away without dessert: VooDoo Chocolate Passion!
The Arcade Restaurant is the oldest cafe in Memphis. Started in 1919 by Speros Zepatos, eating there is like a tradition. They serve breakfast all day, and have daily specials like Southern Fried Chicken, Meatloaf, Chicken Salad or Tuna Salad Plate, Chicken and Dumplings, Country Fried Steak, and Greek Salad in addition to sandwiches, salads, and pizza. All this and very reasonably priced, too. They are located at 540 S Main Street.
The most well know attraction in the Memphis area is of course, Graceland, Elvis Presley’s mansion. Yo u can take a tour and see all the Elvis memorabilia there. Other attractions include The Memphis Civil Rights Museum; the Rock and Soul Museum; The Gibson Guitar Factory; and more. You might also like to take a River Boat Tour on the Mississippi River. The 90 minute sightseeing cruise, which takes visitors a step back in Tennessee history, along with historical commentary gives a comprehensive and interesting narrative of past and present Mississippi River life.