Barbecue Spaghetti, The Memphis Specialty You Need To Try

Barbecue Spaghetti, The Memphis Specialty You Need To Try

The Vernon family has been operating the Bar B Q Shop in Memphis since 1983, and closely guarding its secret BBQ sauce recipe for even longer. You’ll definitely want to slather that sauce all over the restaurant’s ultra-tender ribs, a longtime menu mainstay.

The other signature offering of the restaurant is one that you probably haven’t seen before — barbecued spaghetti, a dish that was allegedly invented at the restaurant and is now a Memphis staple. It’s exactly what it sounds like: spaghetti, tomato sauce, and a whole lot of BBQ pulled pork. You’ll never want to go back to bolognese again.

Father’s Day Weekender: June 16 – June 18

Father’s Day Weekender: June 16 – June 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 schedule to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.

You can follow this schedule to a T, or use it as a launching point to plan your own adventure! The Weekender is not meant to be exhaustive, but will include our suggestions to help you plan the weekend ahead. 

Editorial: What’s in Overton Square's name? That which Loeb decides

Though Loeb Properties owns a majority of the property that the casual visitor would describe as Overton Square, there are also parcels — such as the site of Maggie’s Pharm — that aren’t owned by Loeb and aren’t technically Overton Square.

Kresge Foundation announces awardees of new grantmaking initiative in Memphis

Kresge Foundation announces awardees of new grantmaking initiative in Memphis

The Kresge Foundation announced today that 10 organizations will receive a total of $1.3 million in grant support to boost opportunity for residents of Memphis.

The Weekender: June 9th – June 11th

The Weekender: June 9th – June 11th

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. 

9pm – Catch Prosevere at The Stage StopMovieNight “Did-A-Thing”, or Winchester and the Ammunition @ Lafayette’s

Best Bets: Brisket

Best Bets: Brisket
  • Barbecued brisket at Stanley Bar B Que

I watched David Scott Walker prepare a brisket at the recent Memphis in May World Championship
Barbecue Cooking Contest. I wasn’t able to return 13 hours later to taste the finished product, but Walker told me the preparation and the cooking process was about the same as the way it’s done at his restaurant, Stanley Bar B Que in Overton Square.

“Memphis Creeps Into Your Soul”

“Memphis Creeps Into Your Soul”

Memphis breathes space, music and relaxation. Throw in great food, friendly folks and heaps of history and you’ve got a place worth lingering for. And that’s what I did, for about ten days. It felt good not having to pack up again after two or three nights. I guess I just needed to stay put somewhere for a while.

22 Memphis Music Happenings This Week

22 Memphis Music Happenings This Week

Memphis music is legendary and has made a significant impact on musicians all over the world. As we honor the sacred history of our musical culture, we also want to share what’s happening in the Memphis music scene right now. Check out these local musicians, buy their albums, and support local.

40+ Things To Do In Memphis In Summer 2017

40+ Things To Do In Memphis In Summer 2017

At The Memphis Flyer’s third annual margarita, you can indulge in sample-sized margaritas from 15 local restaurants and bars, as well as purchase food and full sized-drinks. Vote for your favorite! This event only has a limited number of spots, and it will sell out – so get your tickets ASAP. Early bird tickets $25, $35 general admission.

A pimento by another name is still as sweet

A pimento by another name is still as sweet

For years folks have run in Holiday Ham for a nice sandwich, a take-out container of Papa’s Pimento Cheese or a nice big ham bone to throw in a pot of soup. But these days there’s a new deli in town, offering all that plus a little more.

Pimentos Kitchen + Market opened in October in the new development on Poplar just east of Massey, and guess what? You can still get Papa’s Pimento Cheese, because when it comes down to it, it’s almost the same.

“Holiday Hams Holding is the umbrella company for both companies," said Andie Ray, director of marketing. “Pimentos Kitchen + Market is the rebrand, it’s Holiday Ham 2.0.”

‘Graduate Memphis’ To Help Adults get Degrees

‘Graduate Memphis’ To Help Adults get Degrees

Leadership Memphis says a plan is in the works aimed at increasing the number of adults here in Memphis with a college degree through a new program called Graduate Memphis.

The Plough Foundation is giving a 1.7 million dollar grant to create a college resource center here in the Benjamin L. Hooks Library.

It will be called The Graduate Memphis Resource Center, and will offer online and one on one counseling to help manage adult students on a case by case basis.

Governor Haslam to sign Tennessee Reconnect Bill into law in Memphis

Governor Haslam to sign Tennessee Reconnect Bill into law in Memphis

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will be in Memphis to sign the Tennessee Reconnect Bill into law.

The ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. at the Benjamin Hooks Central Library on Poplar Avenue.

Tennessee Reconnect provides free community college to adults who qualify.

It’s an expansion of the Tennessee Promise program that provides free tuition to high school graduates.

Gov. Haslam signs bill in Memphis that allows eligible students to get free associate degree

Gov. Haslam signs bill in Memphis that allows eligible students to get free associate degree

Gov. Bill Haslam stopped in Memphis on Wednesday to sign a bill that allows eligible students to get their associate degree without paying tuition.

The program’s called "TN Reconnect" and is an extension of TN Promise. It allows eligible students to receive their associate degrees or certificates for free.

SB Weekend

SB Weekend

Summertime and sandwiches go hand in hand. Although we are still a month out from the official arrival of summer, this warm weather has us celebrating early. You might be surprised to find that I Love Juice Bar has more than smoothies and juice. They also have a delicious, healthy and filling sprouts sandwich on the menu! 

The Weekender: May 19th – May 21st

The Weekender: May 19th – May 21st

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

You can follow this schedule to a T, or use it as a launching point to plan your own adventure! The Weekender is not meant to be exhaustive, but will include our suggestions to help you plan the weekend ahead.