Memphis is deceitful. Maybe that is their plan, to remain quiet and inconspicuous so that they can keep the city just the way they want it. Living in New Orleans can leave you unknowing of the other festivals and events relatively close cities produce. On a Saturday that was filled with the first crawfish boils of the season I boarded GLO Airlines to head to Memphis. Thankfully it was not raining as I made my way down the airport boardwalk onto the twin propellor plane and into my cozy, single window seat. In less than two hours I was going to be in a city very much like the one I love. A city where music, food, and booze is only second to the people who create the feel of its culture.
Question, why would you go to Memphis to eat crawfish? Answer, because trying new boils and judging the ever-living-hell out of them is what we do best. While you’re in the area stop by Lafayette Music Room: think of a cleaner version of Maison on Frenchmen St. with a live music bar at night and a family- friendly brunch spot by day. Overton Square is a nice place to walk around, bump into friends from last night, and soak up some sun while playing corn hole. It gets better when you add crawfish.