Not many people know this, but...
Not many people know this, but Elvis had a logo....'Takin' Care of Business In A Flash'. That's what the Lisa Marie sported on her tail...check it out. A tour of The Lisa Marie reveals a seatbelt across a double bed....imagine 'The High-Flyers Club' possibilities!
southern folklore and cultural history
in the beale street area is a place called the museum of southern folklore or something very similar to that. it is free to enter and has lots of books and other materials, including recorded music, that deal with what i would call "people's history," that is, not textbook-type content but history about "regular" people in the south, usually poor, and both black and white. it is hard to find materials like this except in specialized places like this one. i believe that they might have live music at night, probably of the acoustic (not electric) variety, because i saw what i thought was a small stage in one corner of the room.
Great place to spend an afternoon or evening!
After the St Patrick's Day parade, we needed to keep the buzz going. So we hoofed it across the street to Silky O'Sullivan's to see what the Diver was all about. It's a huge drink served in a 1-gallon yellow bucket, made with beer, fruit juice, gin, and grenadine...or something like that. It tasted great at first, but towards the end, we were ready to be done with it!
The entertainment here was EXCELLENT. Even at 4 PM! We sat outside until the sun slipped behind the buildings, and there was an awesome acoustic guitarist playing requests. I'm a bit of an acoustic classic rock buff, and to me, this was heaven. He knew every song that was requested, and had people of all kinds (but mostly drunk from the Parade) dancing among the tables. He finished at 5, and it was getting chilly, so we headed inside where they had a great female blues singer. We'd been waiting to hear "Walking in Memphis" our whole trip, and she didn't let us down. We tipped both performers on our way out - and we're cheap college kids. You KNOW we were impressed!
Alfred's on Beale Street
Th staff is great and the food is tops. I loved the barbecue chicken sandwich and barbecue chicken nachos.The prices are pretty reasonable. The outdoor patio is great for people watching Nice live music to listen to at night.
Beale Street Diner, (its next...
Beale Street Diner, (its next Elvis Memphis resturant) I forgot the real name but I cant forget the meal.
Pay no attention to the mismatched chairs and tables, its hella good food. Beef Stew, Yummy.