Christmas List that Takes the Heat Off: Where to get the Ham, Turkey, and More

Christmas List that Takes the Heat Off: Where to get the Ham, Turkey, and More

Here's a list of places selling turkeys, hams, sides and desserts for Christmas meals, followed by a list of restaurants open on Christmas Day. If you have something to add to the list, send your information to biggs@commercialappeal.com

Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve and Ring in 2018

Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve and Ring in 2018

With only a few weeks until Christmas is here, that also means 2017 is nearing its conclusion. So, it’s time to start planning what you’re going to be doing this New Year’s Eve!

Food Fancy

Food Fancy

Say what you want about the kind of city Memphis is or isn’t for foodies who prefer originality to the chains and knockoffs that are so familiar a sight in suburbia. But let it be known that 2017 was another year of ascendancy for Memphis’ singular, distinctive food scene, with the constant arrival of new concepts and experiences that in turn also says something about the city that patronizes those establishments.

The Memphis Weekender: December 8 - 10

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. 

5 Things To Do This Weekend: 12/8 - 12/10

5 Things To Do This Weekend: 12/8 - 12/10

Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend, plus a few extras.

Don’t forget to check out the Holiday Shopping Guide, the Holiday Events GuideNew Year’s Eve Events Guide, and list of places that will be open on New Year’s Day.

2017 Liberty Bowl Quick Guide to Memphis

2017 Liberty Bowl Quick Guide to Memphis

Are you an Iowa State fan traveling to Memphis for the 59th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl? Or an out of town Tigers fan coming home for the game? This post has most everything you need to know about where to stay and what to do in Memphis. I promise, I really did try to keep it as short and sweet as possible…

The Big Jump: Making Bicycles a Part of Daily Life in Memphis

The Big Jump: Making Bicycles a Part of Daily Life in Memphis

In 2010, Memphis was the 18th-largest city in the country but had only 1.5 miles of bike lanes. Now, just seven years later, the city is on track to have 400 miles of bike-friendly thoroughfares.

Memphis has the chance to be a great biking city. That's what the city's Bikeway and Pedestrian Manager, Nicholas Oyler will tell you. That's in part, he says, because of the city's flat topography, its fairly mild climate — aside from July and August — and traditional street grids throughout the city that work well for biking.

Exclusive: As Traditional Media Outlets Cut Staff, PR Industry sees Boom

The latest roster of professionals leading the local Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) includes a mix of companies, organizations and institutions.

The mix of industry professionals points to a trend that hasn't gone unnoticed by incoming president Sarah Sherlock, a senior specialist in marketing, strategy and planning for ALSAC.

Your Guide to a Rockin' New Year's Eve in Memphis

We know you’re already thinking about New Year’s Eve. Why not ring in the world’s partying-est holiday in Memphis? The city that rocks year ’round rocks hardest on New Year’s Eve, when landmarks, attractions and local-favorite bars invite everybody in for a party. Get a jumpstart on your planning by reading up on these annual traditions, then check back in December or follow us on Facebook for a full list of parties and admission info. 

Memphis New Year's Eve Events 2018

Memphis New Year's Eve Events 2018

It’s time to leave 2017 behind. If you had a good year, come party! If you had a bad year, come party harder! Here’s a list of Memphis New Year’s Eve 2018 parties, shows, and food to get you started. Click on each event for more details and how to attend, and if you have any additions, submit them here.

Micah's Taco Shop

Micah's Taco Shop

The Winkle family’s move to Memphis was an abrupt one made out of necessity, but the community they have found since arriving has helped to make a difficult transition a little easier to bear.

The Winkles were living in China, but were in the states to finalize the adoption of their youngest child when nine-year-old Micah began to complain of leg pain. When the pain continued to progress, he was taken to his doctor and an X-ray revealed a tumor.

Places Open In Memphis On New Year's Day 2018

Places Open In Memphis On New Year's Day 2018

We are almost to 2018! Here’s a running list of places open on New Year’s Day. Some of these might have special brunch, some might just be open like usual.

Call ahead if you have questions and make reservations whenever possible! (Really, do this.)

Plant the Parkways: New Trees will Color the Medians

Plant the Parkways: New Trees will Color the Medians

Car crashes, storms and disease gradually have removed the flowering dogwood, redbud and other understory trees that once colored the medians of the Memphis Parkways.

But the diminished "Flowering Tree Trail'' that graced North, East and South Parkway is about to make a comeback.

Pride of Place and Plate

Pride of Place and Plate

Situated atop a bluff along the banks of the Mississippi River in the southwest corner of Tennessee, Memphis is a melting pot of sights, sounds, and smells. The city is proud of its cultural and culinary offerings and makes for a fun weekend of exploring its storied past and lively present.

5 Things To Do This Weekend: 12/1 - 12/3

5 Things To Do This Weekend: 12/1 - 12/3

Happy Friday and welcome to December, Memphis! This weekend is jam-packed with holiday events (including a bunch of parades), shows, sports, and of course, the St. Jude Marathon! Don’t forget that many roads will be closed or partially closed on Saturday.

Art Attack

Art Attack

City Council Chair Berlin Boyd has described UrbanArt as a "quasi governmental" and failed organization. It's a harsh, and not entirely accurate, assessment of a 20-year-old independently managed not-for-profit group that made Memphis a "percent for art" city, transforming the landscape and public expectations in ways that can only be understood by juxtaposing what was with what is now so ubiquitous it's easily taken for granted.