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luv
07-20-2006, 01:01 PM
Trying to help a friend of mine gather some information on some things they are wanting to do in Memphis over the Labor Day weekend. So far, I have gotten stuff for Mud Island, Beale Street, the Memphis Zoo, Ride the Ducks, and directions to Graceland (they're not wanting to tour, but they would like to go by and maybe see it from the outside). I can't get memphisqueen.com to come up in order to print anything off of it. That's mainly all they're wanting to do. I suggested Sun Studio and the Rock 'n' Soul Museum, but they weren't really interested in that. They are only staying for three days, after all. Are there any other suggestions of things to do while they're there? Also, does anyone know of another site to go to in order to print off info for the Memphis Queen?

SBK
07-20-2006, 01:05 PM
Don't forget to get some BBQ.

Rain Man
07-20-2006, 01:06 PM
I'd definitely start with Ultra Peanut.

SquirrellyBastard
07-20-2006, 01:10 PM
Do they have kids?

Children's Museum of Memphis
The Pink Palace
Peabody Hotel - The Duck March

This site has a little information on the boat -
http://www.steamboats.org/traveller/memphis.shtml

sedated
07-20-2006, 01:11 PM
Don't forget to get some BBQ.

I keep hearing that Memphis BBQ sucks, but that's coming from KC folk, so it's probably biased.

Dartgod
07-20-2006, 01:11 PM
I'd definitely start with Ultra Peanut.
For advice or as a tourist attraction?

luv
07-20-2006, 01:11 PM
Do they have kids?

Children's Museum of Memphis
The Pink Palace
Peabody Hotel - The Duck March
Nope, no kids. A couple in their late 30's/early 40's.

I was in Memphis for eight months a few years back, and I never did make it to watch the Duck March. :(

luv
07-20-2006, 01:13 PM
I keep hearing that Memphis BBQ sucks, but that's coming from KC folk, so it's probably biased.
KC BBQ is done with a dry rub, while Memphis' isn't. That's what I've heard anyway. It may have been vice versa as well.

SquirrellyBastard
07-20-2006, 01:13 PM
There's also the casino's in Tunica, which is about 30 minutes away from Memphis.

ChiefaRoo
07-20-2006, 01:15 PM
Rendevous is good for Ribs. When I lived in Memphis my favorite place was the Germantown Commissary in Germantown (20 minutes from airport opposite of downtown on the loop). Great sauce if you like spicy and good banana pudding.

Bars - If your young

1) Flying Saucer, all kinds of beer and pretty girls right off of beale

2) Rayford's for after midnight. 70's music, 40oz beers and a fog machine inside a bar the side of an airstream. Where else can you hear ABBA and see a hot chick in a G-string at 2:00AM in Memphis? NOWHERE!

Don't forget about the Casinos in Tunica if you like to do that. I recommend Grand Casino or The Horseshoe.

Have fun

Rain Man
07-20-2006, 01:17 PM
For advice or as a tourist attraction?

Tourist attraction, most definitely.

ChiefaRoo
07-20-2006, 01:18 PM
Oh I almost forgot.

Just off Beale is a kick butt bar for more sophisticated types called SWIG. You need to dress up a bit to fit in. I suggest slacks and a nice polo. The crowd is full of good looking people ages 21 through 60. It's a lounge set up. Good place!! Just down the block from Flying Saucer

luv
07-20-2006, 01:19 PM
Rendevous is good for Ribs. When I lived in Memphis my favorite place was the Germantown Commissary in Germantown (20 minutes from airport opposite of downtown on the loop). Great sauce if you like spicy and good banana pudding.

Bars - If your young

1) Flying Saucer, all kinds of beer and pretty girls right off of beale

2) Rayford's for after midnight. 70's music, 40oz beers and a fog machine inside a bar the side of an airstream. Where else can you hear ABBA and see a hot chick in a G-string at 2:00AM in Memphis? NOWHERE!

Don't forget about the Casinos in Tunica if you like to do that. I recommend Grand Casino or The Horseshoe.

Have fun
I went to the Horseshoe Casino wile I was there. I may go ahead and print them off directions and info on that as well. The guy going is more into heavy metal than he is Blues.

ChiefaRoo
07-20-2006, 01:21 PM
The Peabody lobby has fantastic bar to get a drink and you can see the duck march as mentioned earlier if your there at the right time.

ChiefaRoo
07-20-2006, 01:24 PM
I went to the Horseshoe Casino wile I was there. I may go ahead and print them off directions and info on that as well. The guy going is more into heavy metal than he is Blues.



Heavy Metal in Memphis? Good luck. Maybe they should go to Cleveland ROFL.

Memphis is too laid back for Def Leppard or Ted Nugent

SBK
07-20-2006, 01:28 PM
KC BBQ is done with a dry rub, while Memphis' isn't. That's what I've heard anyway. It may have been vice versa as well.

Well, sort of. KC BBQ is rubbed, then finished with a sauce. Not all of Memphis is "dry" meaning all rub no sauce, but that's what they are known for.

ChiefaRoo
07-20-2006, 01:33 PM
Link to SWIG with photos

http://www.swigmartini.com/

sedated
07-20-2006, 01:33 PM
Well, sort of. KC BBQ is rubbed, then finished with a sauce. Not all of Memphis is "dry" meaning all rub no sauce, but that's what they are known for.

KC is also mostly beef, whereas Memphis is mostly pork

Stinger
07-20-2006, 01:35 PM
Well, sort of. KC BBQ is rubbed, then finished with a sauce. Not all of Memphis is "dry" meaning all rub no sauce, but that's what they are known for.

The dry ribs at the Rendevous or Corky's :drool::drool: .

luv
07-20-2006, 01:37 PM
Heavy Metal in Memphis? Good luck. Maybe they should go to Cleveland ROFL.

Memphis is too laid back for Def Leppard or Ted Nugent
I told them about some good places along Beale Street. For him though, I suggested that they go late afternoon/early evening before things pick up. She'd love it at night, but I know he wouldn't.

ARChiefsfan
07-20-2006, 02:36 PM
The dry ribs at the Rendevous or Corky's :drool::drool: .

Of course everyone has their opinion, but i think Rendevous is terribly overrated. Its great if you are entertaining people like clients, it has a great atmosphere and the elderly waiters are classic. If you want great BBQ go to Interstate BBQ on 3rd St. or Central BBQ close to Midtown. Like mentioned earlier, Rayfords is the place to be after midnight...truly a unique place.

GO CHIEFS!

Moooo
07-20-2006, 02:50 PM
How could someone not be interested in Sun Records?

Moooo

ChiefsOne
07-20-2006, 04:07 PM
Heavy Metal in Memphis? Good luck. Maybe they should go to Cleveland ROFL.

Memphis is too laid back for Def Leppard or Ted Nugent

Years ago there were some pretty cool places for hard rock/metal, not sure about now. Stage Stop was good for a great place back in the day, don't even know if it's still around. I am sure there are some places for good music like he likes. Salivia is from Memphis so they played around alot.

Check this link http://www.93xmemphis.com/news/index.shtml

gblowfish
07-20-2006, 04:13 PM
Rendevous is good for Ribs. When I lived in Memphis my favorite place was the Germantown Commissary in Germantown (20 minutes from airport opposite of downtown on the loop). Great sauce if you like spicy and good banana pudding.

Bars - If your young

1) Flying Saucer, all kinds of beer and pretty girls right off of beale

2) Rayford's for after midnight. 70's music, 40oz beers and a fog machine inside a bar the side of an airstream. Where else can you hear ABBA and see a hot chick in a G-string at 2:00AM in Memphis? NOWHERE!

Don't forget about the Casinos in Tunica if you like to do that. I recommend Grand Casino or The Horseshoe.

Have fun
The Rendevous for BBQ. Downtown Memphis, in an alley, just about a block from the Peabody Hotel. It's Memphis signature BBQ joint, like Arthur Bryants or Gates & Sons is in KC.
http://www.hogsfly.com/

Ultra Peanut
07-20-2006, 04:59 PM
KC is also mostly beef, whereas Memphis is mostly porkYou know what beef is called in Memphis? Steak.