[Ed. note: Mitch Davis is a Kentucky fan living in Memphis and kindly offered to pass along some recommendations for fans heading down to the South Regional this weekend. If you also have tips on where to eat, drink, and hang out in Memphis this weekend, please add them to the comments.]
By MITCH DAVIS
Welcome to the 901 Big Blue Nation!
First off, welcome to Memphis, Kentucky fans! I have waited my entire life to say that and it feels pretty amazing to finally have the opportunity to do so. I compiled a list of all things Memphis, from our delicious restaurants to our rich music tradition. So without further ado, here is the list divided into categories based off different sub topics.
Around the arena: Blues City Cafe, Tin Roof, BB Kings, Majestic Grill, Kooky Canuck’s, Silky Sullivan’s, Rendezvous, Huey’s
Around Memphis: Central BBQ, Tops, Germantown Commissary, Gibson’s Donuts, Bryant’s Breakfast
Things to do or sights to see
- Bass Pro at the Pyramid
- Memphis Zoo
- Overton Square
- Shelby Farms
- Tanger Outlets in Southaven
- Mud Island
- Civil Rights museum
- The Peabody
- Tom Lee Park along the Mississippi River (very cool views)
I have also attached a list from the “I Love Memphis” blog with recommendations for patio and outside seating throughout Memphis: The Ultimate Memphis Patio List: 100+ Places To Eat and Drink Outside « I Love Memphis
With that being I welcome you to my home, Memphis, Tennessee. I hope we all leave the FedEx Forum Sunday with a ticket to the Final Four in hand, and that all of you have a great weekend!