Filled with an overabundance of love for Memphis

So, for lunch yesterday, some of the guys from the office and I decided we’d give Main St. Hound Dogs a chance.

We’d all seen him on Twitter and heard good things about him. We’d even stopped and talked to him for a few minutes while walking down Main St. on our way to another lunch destination downtown. Christopher McRae is genuinely one of the nicest guys you’ll find in Downtown eateries, and he spends his midday at a hot dog cart by the trolley tracks!

Open from “11ish to 2ish” Monday through Saturday, Chris sells his dogs (turkey and beef) and his fresh-squeezed limeades (regular and cherry) on the corner of Union Ave. and Main St.

Photo of Main St. Hound Dogs from norococo.blogspot.com : Main St. Hound Dogs blog

If I worked in Downtown proper, I’d be at his cart multiple times a week. The dogs are cooked decently, but are prepared with a good selection of toppings. One companion (@aranhia) got his turkey dogs with “all the standards:” deli mustard, ketchup, sauerkraut, relish and onions.

My other companion (@blakepalmer of @memphisnews fame) went with two beef dogs, one with deli mustard, celery salt and salsa (I’ll be trying this next time) and one with sauerkraut, celery salt and mayo. Continue reading Filled with an overabundance of love for Memphis

Where am I in Memphis?

I was reviewing some of the photos from my iPhone and decided I would put some of them on here to see if anyone can guess where they are.  Some are easy.  Others are fairly difficult if you haven’t left your respective neighborhoods and really explored the city and county.   There is so much more in this city than what is portrayed in newspapers and on television.  Memphis is much more than Mid-Town, Downtown, Germantown and crime-ridden neighborhoods, though you would never tell by looking at the coverage across most of the media in town.

Next week: more pics and this week’s answers.

Cooper Young Festival – From the Geeks

Emily and I are about to head out to #CYfest (Cooper Young Festival for those of you not following along from the Twitterverse.

This will be my first #CYfest, even though I’ve lived in the city since I was about six months old. I hear good things. I think I’ll need to hit up the ATM on the way.

We’ll write up some impressions when we get back.

Say hi if you’re there. I’ll be the one in the Legend of Zelda T-shirt.