where we like to spend our dough.

Me Want Foooood (Cool Places to Eat)
Lotus (East)
Awesome family-owned Vietnamese food on Summer near White Station. Lotus Shrimp, I love you.

Tsunami (Midtown)
One of the only places in Memphis you can get fantastic food and a nice atmosphere without breaking the bank

Deli Mexicana/ Las Tortugas (Cordova)
Man, this place is AMAZING delicious! This is authentic Mexican food, not Tex-Mex. Family restaurant that rocks.

Abyssinia (Midtown-ish)
Ethiopian food located on Poplar in almost-Midtown. It's delicious!

Sweet 16th (Nashvegas!)
This awesome bakery is teeny tiny but packed with both sweet and savory flavors. The owners, the Einsteins are the friendliest, greatest people ever. Try the gritatta and the cheese scones- heaven

The Beauty Shop (Midtown)
Oh where to begin... fab lunches and one of the best brunch spots in town. I'm not a huge gravy fan, but OMG their sausage gravy is DELISH!

Napa Cafe (East - Right next door!)
We love our yummy neighbor and love the trout tart!

Bangkok Alley (East)
Now on Brookhaven! Awesome Thai food and awesome people; get the drunken noodle. or massaman curry. or tom ka soup...

The Arcade (Downtown)
Memphis's oldest cafe serves home cookin' (turkey and dressing anyone?) and a yummy breakfast

Trolley Stop Market (Downtown)
Ah-mazing pizza and veggies as well as a great place to pick up your farmers' market favorites all week long. Major props to Keith and Jill!

South of Beale (Downtown)
Menu is not too small, not too large- just right! Everything is prepared with care and the dishes are all fantastic!


Where we like to shop:

Hoot & Louise
This little downtown boutique has the most darling assortment of vintage and retro-style clothes and accessories.  Owner Anna Avant curates her collection with a keen eye and you're guaranteed to find something perfect!

Crazy Beautiful
A totally fun shopping experience.  CB owner Eryka and her crew of shopgals do an amazing job of stocking really special items in a variety of price ranges from punk to retro.  They also can school anyone in incredible customer service; they make sure that you are THRILLED with your purchase.

Peria, Inc
This shoe boutique on Union Ave stocks a delightful assortment of quality footwear in all the latest trends.  Owner Peria Gober is a tastemaker with a mission- to make sure the ladies of Memphis have access to great shoes in great styles and in a variety of price-points.

Elegant accessories, unique gifts, and interior swag... and all in a little shop on Sanderlin!  Cross the street after getting your Muddy's treats and stop in Spruce- it's over by Interim restaurant!

treat yo'self!

Graffiti Nail Bar
Owner Lauren Scales is an artist!  If you have a hankering for an indulgent manicure or pedicure and want a unique pattern or style, Lauren is your girl. 

J. Nails
If you're looking for a more traditional mani-pedi in the Sanderlin neighborhood, go next door to the shop and visit the lovely ladies of J Nails.  They'll pamper you and you'll leave feeling like a million bucks!

Audrey Hurst Weddings
Audrey does a FANTASTIC job helping the happy couple plan their big event!

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