Crawfish season has almost arrived in Memphis! Here are the dates and info for 2019’s Memphis crawfish festivals and places in Memphis that do crawfish specials and boils.
Before you take away my Memphis card for not liking barbecue pizza, barbecue spaghetti or barbecue nachos, let me point out there are exceptions to these made-in-Memphis dishes. Barbecue spaghetti at the Bar-B-Q Shop is a whole different thing from sauce poured over noodles and I love the stuff – more on that another day. And while I’m not going to get excited over barbecue pizza, the baby one at Pete & Sam’s is not so bad – it’s tiny, after all.
You have entered 2019 with all of your New Year’s resolutions. I hope that one of those resolutions was to be a contributor to United Way of Southern WV. We are continuing to raise funds to reach our $860,000 goal to fund many agencies in the southern West Virginia area that we serve. Will you please help us raise the dollars needed to support the agencies that serve all of our neighborhoods?
At the beginning of each week, we kick it off with women from around the Memphis community and the South as part of our StyleBlueprint FACES series. We can learn so much from these empowered, incredible women, so we are revisiting all the best pieces of advice our 2018 FACES shared. Take on the new year feeling encouraged and inspired!
More than "Aquaman" or "The Last Jedi" or any other special effects adventure or fantasy, "Free Solo" — a harrowing documentary about solo "free climber" Alex Honnold's attempt to scale the sheer 7,500-foot cliff face of the "El Capitan" rock formation in Yosemite National Park — should absolutely dazzle in the IMAX format. (Some of its vertiginous real-life footage is so dizzying it would be hard to watch even on a cellphone.) That's why the movie is returning for one week only to the IMAX auditorium at the Malco Paradiso, to take advantage of the giant-screen, high-definition format.
Memphis rap legend Tom Skeemask headlines a concert at Crosstown’s Hi-Tone Cafe this week. Skeemask — the hip-hop great who released the 1998 classic “2 Wild for the World” — will perform Friday night at the venue, part of his current “The First 48" tour. Doors open at 9 p.m. Showtime is 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at hitonecafe.com.
Since the days of the Roman empire, humanity has been blessed with bakeries. But millenia later, the art of baking has advanced well beyond the most decadent dreams of Caligula himself, with culinary artists bending tradition to new heights of high-heat brilliance. The bakeries on this list vary wildly in style and influence, from upscale patisseries and groud-breaking innovators to hearth-based breadmakers and old-school pastry counters. One thing in common? They're all among the best bakeries in America.