Over the past five years Memphis has grown diverse and global in its food scene, while still maintaining an abiding affection for the culinary heritage of the mid-South.
Paste Magazine takes a musical road trip from Knoxville to Memphis via Interstate 40.
There are American cities with more art museums and natural history museums than Memphis, but none has the cultural breadth and depth of museums devoted to American musical history.
Soul-music lovers shouldn’t resist a visit to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music later in the day. The innovative complex, which includes an on-site charter school, tells the story of the pioneers of American soul, with high-tech listening stations, an in-house dance floor, and plenty of memorabilia from the likes of Ike & Tina Turner, Carla Thomas, and Isaac Hayes (his gold-plated Cadillac is a show stopper).