A Sunday of Festivals April 17, 2011

Between the Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival at the river end of Beale and the Africa in April at the other end, downtown Memphis was crowded Sunday. And the Grizzlies won their first playoff game ever!

Juke Joint Festival 2011/Africa In April 2011

This weekend has been a busy one, with Clarksdale’s Juke Joint Festival, and Africa In April, Hot Wing Festival and the Dub Car Show in Memphis. I couldn’t figure out which ones I wanted to do, so I went to Clarksdale and then back to Memphis to catch the tail end of Africa in April’s first day.

Mississippi Spring Break 2011

The Mississippi Spring Break 2011 was off the chain this year, despite the heavy police presence. The weather was beautiful, and people came ready to party and enjoy themselves.

Shamrock instore weekend in Dallas March 25-27, 2011

Photos of my trip to Little Rock and Dallas last weekend for the artist Shamrock’s instore at Grapevine Mills Mall. I enjoyed touring the Yums clothing headquarters (which contains a skateboard course), buying vinyl at EntertainMart, hearing live jazz at Buttons in Addison, and several really good meals.

3-20-2011 From Austin to Memphis


In order to get an early start on my drive back to Memphis, I grabbed a quick breakfast at Austin Java Company on Lamar Boulevard. Their food wasn’t bad at all, and their coffee was outstanding. All the same, I was fairly depressed about having to head back to Memphis after a week in Austin; even so, I had talked to a friend of a friend in Memphis who now lived in Dallas, and she wanted to meet for lunch on my way back, so I met her at Your Way Burgers and we enjoyed some burgers and fries. There was a Saxby’s Coffee next door, and we grabbed a latte there before I headed on toward Little Rock. As is so often the case, Little Rock had gotten Five Guys Burgers before Memphis, so I stopped there for a dinner (good but not outstanding), and then headed on home.