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The Memphis Weekender: August 3rd-5th

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.

The Road to Great Memphis BBQ

The Road to Great Memphis BBQ

I didn’t eat breakfast, in anticipation. Business took me to Memphis for the day and I planned on sampling some barbecue. My initial intention was to stop at Jones Bar-B-Q in Marianna and get my first taste of the famous pork sandwich that earned the place a James Beard Award in 2012. From there I would swing by Payne’s BBQ for what some say is the best pork sandwich in Memphis. Things didn’t quite work out how I planned.

Cook Systems Helping Address National Shortage of Enterprise Developers

Cook Systems Helping Address National Shortage of Enterprise Developers

Anyone in the technology sector knows there is a national shortage for qualified enterprise-level developers.

According to research earlier this year from The App Association, there are 223,000 job openings for software developers in the U.S. alone. The same report detailed the key factors that hiring managers cite in their inability to hire qualified developers – lack of experience, lack of both hard/technical skills and soft skills/workplace competencies, lack of formal engineering education, and salary expectations.

What to Wear: July 2018 Events in Memphis

What to Wear: July 2018 Events in Memphis

It’s summer in Memphis. It’s sunny and beautiful, and we can’t think of a better time to get dressed up and enjoy the city that we love. July in the Bluff City is packed full of events to show off your summer looks. Whether it’s Fourth of July parties, outdoor concerts or charitable events, you should always dress to impress, and we’re here to make that easy for you!

The Memphis Weekender: June 29th-July 1st

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.

Midnight Movie Madness at Malco: Dolls, 'Freaks' and More

Midnight Movie Madness at Malco: Dolls, 'Freaks' and More

A true "midnight movie" is not determined by the face of the clock but by the faces of its audience.

Delight, shock, disbelief: Such expressions signal that such distinctive, subversive, irreverent and offbeat films as "Pink Flamingos," "Night of the Living Dead" and the violent symbolic Western "El Topo" are worthy of word-of-mouth endorsement, repeat viewings and cultish devotion. At the very least, the movies are good for a few laughs and moans with a like-minded community of late-nighters.

Off to Cuba!

Off to Cuba!

I've always liked the idea of a fine Cuban cigar better than actually smoking one. So, when Michelle Laverty, "Lav" to one and all, over at Babalu, slid a creation called a Cuba Cigar across the bar, I was intrigued. A single massive square of ice swimming in Bacardi Gran Reserva Rum with Havana, hyde and smoked bitters, with an orange slice. It is a solid drink, with the bitters supporting, not hiding the rum. And here it was, that smoky, leathery ideal of a cigar without the reality of it. Which is good, because in reality I'm allergic to tobacco.

Giving Back: Restore Corps

Giving Back: Restore Corps

It’s estimated that 30 million people live as slaves in the world today, and more than 100 cases of sex trafficking of both minors and adults have been reported in Shelby County. Restore Corps exists to empower survivors, equip communities and seek justice through systemic change, all in an effort to eradicate human trafficking. It does that work here in Memphis, serving the West Tennessee region.

Your Next Adventure Starts Here: Memphis Outdoor Outfitters

Your Next Adventure Starts Here: Memphis Outdoor Outfitters

While we all know that the siren song of air conditioning can be tough to resist, these bright summer days are also the perfect time to step outside and get your nature fix. Although there are plenty of fun outdoor activities to enjoy without any equipment or experience (everyone loves a stroll through the park), if you’re seeking a bit more adventure, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking to pick up a new hobby, treat yourself to some updated equipment, or casually forsake civilization to try your luck in the untamed wild, check out these three locally owned shops to get geared up.

5 Pie Recipes to Whip Up This Weekend

5 Pie Recipes to Whip Up This Weekend

Ah, summer. Longer days that offer ample opportunity to relax and just enjoy a slightly slower pace. It’s such an enjoyable shift from the rest of the year, isn’t it? And as such, it makes sense that you may just want to try your hand at a new recipe or two. We have some delicious ideas below that we’ve pull from our recipe archives. Five amazing pie recipes — there’s something for every palate and skill level, too. Spend a lazy summer Saturday whipping up one of these pie recipes, and you can bring it with you to your next summer gathering with friends or family. Enjoy!