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Growing, Cooking, and Eating Mid-South Food
Lafayette’s Rebirth in Overton Square Brings More Than Music to Memphis

Lafayette’s Rebirth in Overton Square Brings More Than Music to Memphis

New venue also serves up pizzas, po’boys and Southern-inspired favorites.

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Like a View into Another World

Like a View into Another World

A 1960s postcard view of a Cotton Carnival parade shows how dramatically Main Street has changed over the years.

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Another Lost Memphis Landmark: The Crescent Lake

Another Lost Memphis Landmark: The Crescent Lake

The Crescent Lake was another unique roadside attraction along Summer Avenue.

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Hard Rock Cafe Celebrates New Location on Beale Street

Hard Rock Cafe Celebrates New Location on Beale Street

Guitar smash and fancy food fetes relocation to Lansky Brothers’ historic building.

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A Postcard View of Julius Lewis’ Downtown Store

A Postcard View of Julius Lewis’ Downtown Store

Julius Lewis was one of many fine Memphis department stores — among them, Goldsmith’s and Lowenstein’s — that are now part of “Lost Memphis.”

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Remember the Alamo, but let’s not forget another one of Summer Avenue’s funky motels.

Remember the Alamo, but let’s not forget another one of Summer Avenue’s funky motels.

Not as architecturally significant as the Alamo Plaza, the Silver Horse Shoe was another Summer Avenue motel landmark for decades. And don’t forget the crazy-looking diner next door!

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Memphis Stew

Growing, Cooking, and Eating Mid-South Food
Travel Eats: Hannah Bailey Shares Favorite Finds in San Francisco

Travel Eats: Hannah Bailey Shares Favorite Finds in San Francisco

Take the time to find hidden gems, but don’t miss libations at Rickhouse and Michael Mina’s RN74.

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Growing, Cooking, and Eating Mid-South Food
“The Southern Pantry Cookbook” Pulls Together Dinner with Ingredients on Hand

“The Southern Pantry Cookbook” Pulls Together Dinner with Ingredients on Hand

Jennifer Chandler signs books Saturday at Babcock Gifts and Thursday at The Booksellers.

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Remember the Alamo?

Remember the Alamo?

It was hard for tourists and other travelers to miss the distinctive architecture of the Alamo Plaza.

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Margaret Polk: The Memphis Belle

Margaret Polk: The Memphis Belle

The world knew about the romance between Margaret Polk and the pilot of “The Memphis Belle,” but their wedding was called off.

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Growing, Cooking, and Eating Mid-South Food
Try Ginger Scones and Specialty Brews at Muddy’s Grind House

Try Ginger Scones and Specialty Brews at Muddy’s Grind House

Coffee, treats, and yoga in the morning perk up charming new shop.

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Who Were Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Adams?

Who Were Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Adams?

Newspaper articles tell about Frank Ward and his wife occupying the Sunset Home during its entire existence. But photos also show another family living there.

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