Mud Island River Park: Recreation and Entertainment on the Mighty Mississippi

September 2014

• September 23, 2014 • Comments are off for this post

If there’s one body of water that characterizes the United States, it’s the roaring Mississippi River. Threading through several states, it has long been a vital conduit for culture and commerce. Where it reaches Memphis, it forks with Wolf River to create Mud Island, a small peninsula that sits barely a mile from downtown Memphis…. Read more »

• September 16, 2014 • Comments are off for this post

Opened in 2008 by chef Kelly English, Restaurant Iris boasts a menu blending down-home flavors with spectacular ingredients and powerful presentations. Regulars rave about the chef's unique take on surf and turf, a perfectly-charred New York strip steak stuffed with oysters and blue cheese. For something a little lighter, the amusingly-named “knuckle sandwich” is a… Read more »

• September 9, 2014 • Comments are off for this post

If you ask any Memphis resident to name the city’s most famous BBQ joint you might hear "Charles Vergos’ Rendezvous." In 1948, Charlie started cooking barbecue over a coal vent in his basement, and his technique came to define Memphis-style slow cooking. The ribs might be this place's most popular option. Prepared with Charlie’s signature… Read more »

• September 4, 2014 • Comments are off for this post

Salads are very versatile lunch dishes that come in a wide variety of styles, which is why you need to have an arsenal of salad dressings to accommodate each one. Making your own salad dressings at home is very easy, and it eliminates the sugars and preservatives found in store-bought options. Here are three exciting… Read more »

• September 1, 2014 • Comments are off for this post

We hope everyone has a happy and safe Labor Day!