Memphis Made: A Neighborhood Guide to Gift Giving

Memphis Made: A Neighborhood Guide to Gift Giving

Stroll this revitalized entertainment and retail district in Midtown Memphis, where quaint shops and eateries of all varieties line the streets, and festive decorations add to the cheer. Pick up some unique accessories for gifts at Crazy Beautiful, a locally owned and operated boutique that carries Memphis-made jewelry lines. Or for brand-name items, browse the designer duds at boutiques like The Ivory Closet and The Attic Modern Apparel. For foodies on your gift list, pick up some specialty oils and vinegars at The Square Olive, and don’t forget sugary stocking stuffers at Sweet Noshings, where jelly beans, housemade fudge and gourmet popcorn beckon.

Bonus: After a day of shopping, grab a table at Lafayette's music room where you'll find live music every night of the week and delicious Southern fare. 

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Pet Friendly Memphis

Pet Friendly Memphis

It wasn’t that long ago, maybe a decade, that most Mexican food you found in the states was some variation on a national chain doing nachos. Not anymore. Babalu Tacos & Tapas serves, obviously, tacos and tapas, as well as salads, tortas, table-side prepared guacamole. Oh, and the drinks are killer. There’s a patio that wraps around the building that is dog-friendly, but make sure you bring a leash.

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Drink Local in Memphis: Craft Beer Edition

Drink Local in Memphis: Craft Beer Edition

n Memphis, Tennessee, you don’t have to be a beer snob to appreciate locally-crafted brews. One sip and you get it: Memphis craft beer tastes good. By the bottom of your glass, you realize a few more things: You’re getting an authentic taste of the city, you’re surrounded by locals, and you’re in a really cool neighborhood. That’s Memphis’s craft beer scene. Here’s how to fully appreciate it: 

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10 Must-Eat Restaurants in Midtown Memphis

10 Must-Eat Restaurants in Midtown Memphis

Make a dinner reservation for this stylish wine bar and restaurant in the thick of Memphis’ theater district and Overton Square shops. You could make a meal of the expertly-curated wine and cheese lists, or flow through courses of authentically-prepared pasta and rustic fish dishes. That’s the Southern Italian way, as Chef Jason Severs’ grandmother taught him.

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