Last night we ate dinner at Marlowe’s, a restaurant near Graceland. We were chauffeured to the restaurant in a pink Cadillac, and ordered the pulled pork; their barbecue sauce is based on an Elvis favorite. I wanted all-southern specialties, so I ordered fried okra and turnip greens as sides; Jim had slaw and baked beans. We got a chance to chat with the owner, Tony, who was working in the gift shop. Marlowe’s was featured on the TV show "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives." If you are interested, here’s the link. http://marlowesmemphis.com/media.htm
Tonight we ate at another barbecue place, the Rendezvous Cafe. Jim wanted to go there because it’s mentioned in a John Hyatt song “Memphis in the Meantime” and Jim is a big John Hyatt fan (we’ve seen him twice at Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake). The Rendezvous turned out to be one of the most recommended places in downtown Memphis.
Really good food, but I think we near vegetarians are about meated out.
In between barbecue, we went to Graceland; walked around Beale Street, the home of the Blues; walked around the Memphis riverfront; and saw the ducks at the Peabody Hotel march to the elevator at the end of their working day in the hotel’s fountain. A few photos below.
Graceland. The recorded tour was easy to follow, used lots of Elvis music, and featured sound bites from Elvis, Lisa Marie and Priscilla.
|Elvis' living room.|
|Elvis' game room.|
|Jim looking at a few of Elvis' awards and costumes.|
|Who knew Elvis had a John Deere?|
|Bev and Jim arrive at Marlowe's restaurant in a pink Cadillac. The car ride was free, other than the tip.|
|Bev tries turnip greens with her barbecue at Marlowe's. Even the rolls were fried.|
|Jim gets a beer on Beale Street --- plus they let you walk around with it.|