The Memphis Weekender: November 16 – 18

The Memphis Weekender: November 16 – 18

With all the great things going on in the 901 these days, have you ever been overwhelmed with choices? Well, you’re in luck! Every week we curate The Weekender, a post filled with a handy list to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.

11 Places to Order Thanksgiving To-Go in Memphis

11 Places to Order Thanksgiving To-Go in Memphis

Thanksgiving is all about friends and family, so the less time you have to devote to food preparation, the more time you get to spend with loved ones. Here are 11 spots that are doing the prep work to make your Thanksgiving stress-free. Order the whole meal, just the bird or your favorite sides. Pick and choose what makes your life easier — and don’t forget dessert!

Must-Try Holiday Traditions

Must-Try Holiday Traditions

Every winter, Memphis transforms into a holiday wonderland. From musical mansions decked out in holiday lights to family-friendly activities, the city is alight with holiday cheer. Celebrate the holidays with these iconic traditions.

Rocky Goodwin's sincerity, authenticity score points with Hotel Napoleon patrons

Rocky Goodwin's sincerity, authenticity score points with Hotel Napoleon patrons

He’s responsible for handwritten notes and extras that pamper Hotel Napoleon guests: chocolates and champagne, or rose petals scattered on the beds of people celebrating anniversaries.

He plays and sings national anthems for visitors: England’s “God Save the Queen,” France’s “La Marseillaise,” “Advance Australia Fair,” “God Defend New Zealand” and “O Canada,” to name a few.

Guests marking a birthday or other milestone are greeted in the lobby with “Guest of the Day” honors on a sandwich board.

He took care of VIP guests for the National Civil Rights Museum’s Freedom Awards during their recent stays at the Napoleon. Of course, he won’t name names, because that wouldn’t be discreet.

Rocky Goodwin, 52, the Hotel Napoleon’s concierge, said he stepped into a job seemingly made for him when the boutique hotel opened Downtown two years ago.

10 Memphis Street Murals You Need to See!

10 Memphis Street Murals You Need to See!

Memphis is known for many things—music, food … Elvis. Add to that list some amazing artwork. There’s plenty of public art around town that’s yours for the viewing. Today, we’re focusing on murals in Memphis. They range in theme and size, but they’re all pretty impressive and worth your time to take a look. We’ve hunted them down; you just need to swing by and take a gander for yourself. Check them out:

The Veteran’s Day Weekender: November 9 – 11

The Veteran’s Day Weekender: November 9 – 11

With all the great things going on in the 901 these days, have you ever been overwhelmed with choices? Well, you’re in luck! Every week we curate The Weekender, a post filled with a handy schedule to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.

Operation Turkey Day: Let Memphis-area chefs make your Thanksgiving stress-free

Operation Turkey Day: Let Memphis-area chefs make your Thanksgiving stress-free

Chefs across Memphis are on a mission to help you have a stress-free holiday. They are offering to cook your turkeys, hams, sides and desserts. All you have to do is reheat and serve.

Thanksgiving to go in Memphis: Bring these dishes from the restaurant to your table

Thanksgiving to go in Memphis: Bring these dishes from the restaurant to your table

'Tis the season for festive and delicious food that brings family and friends together to celebrate. So give yourself a little slack and considering ordering a dish or two — or even a whole Thanksgiving feast — from a Memphis-owned establishment.

Below is a sampling of some Memphis-area restaurants that can help you with everything from the turkey to the pumpkin pie.

Listen Up! 12 Live Music Shows In Memphis This Month (November 2018)

Listen Up! 12 Live Music Shows In Memphis This Month (November 2018)

The holidays are fast approaching, but don’t worry, it’s not all holiday carols and corny/lovable Christmas tunes (though there is some of that…) Check out this list for a roundup of live music in Memphis this month – from hip hop to classical to soul, and everything in between. We threw in a few early December shows so you could save-the-date for next month.

Memphis company, university develop blockchain plan for pharma innovation

Memphis company, university develop blockchain plan for pharma innovation

A new technology might help in solving an old problem: prescription drug waste.

Memphis-based Good Shepherd Pharmacy has forged a partnership with the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis and Lipscomb University in Nashville for the development of a blockchain software platform for nonprofit pharmacies.

The 10 Best Restaurants in All of Memphis

The 10 Best Restaurants in All of Memphis

Memphis has earned a reputation for exceptional barbecue, so much so that Memphis-style barbecue is one of the most famous styles that can be found in the whole of the United States. However, it should be mentioned that it is home to other restaurants serving up other kinds of food, with excellent examples ranging from burgers to pizza. Due to this, while interested individuals should make sure to check out Memphis-style barbecue, they shouldn’t miss out on the other opportunities that can be found in the region.

The Memphis Weekender: November 2nd-4th

With all the great things going on in the 901 these days, have you ever been overwhelmed with choices? Well, you’re in luck! Every week we curate The Weekender, a post filled with a handy schedule to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.

KISS Adds Memphis Farewell Tour Date

KISS Adds Memphis Farewell Tour Date

Gene Simmons will unfurl his prodigious tongue and Paul Stanley inflate his leathery lungs for perhaps the last time on a Memphis stage when the rock band KISS brings its "End of the Road" tour to FedExForum on Feb. 23.

Memphis Groups Celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Memphis Groups Celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday. The title translates into "Day of the Dead."

"It's called 'Day of the Dead,'" said Karen Febles, a Memphian, who was born and raised in Mexico. 'It's more 'the celebration of the deceased.' We celebrate the life of those that were once with us."

2018 Holiday Markets and Shopping Guide For Memphis and the Mid-South

2018 Holiday Markets and Shopping Guide For Memphis and the Mid-South

Holiday markets in Memphis and the Mid-South are well underway. I know, I can’t believe it either. For those of you who are already jamming Christmas music (or anyone who wants to get holiday shopping done early) here is your list of Memphis area holiday markets to use as a shopping guide. A few of these might still be looking for vendors.

DCA, Morris Marketing Take Top Honors at 2018 VOX Awards

DCA, Morris Marketing Take Top Honors at 2018 VOX Awards

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Memphis awarded creative communications consulting firm DCA its “Best in Show” honor during the organization’s 25th annual VOX Awards.