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Memphis taco shop named one of the best in the country

Dec 14, 2022 | | Online
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis taco shop is getting national attention. Maciel’s Tortas and Tacos was recently listed in Yelp’s Top 100 Taco Spots in America. This is not the shop’s first major accolade. The restaurant opened its doors in 2015 and has been receiving national recognition for its authentic Mexican cuisine ever since, according to its […]

Gus’s Fried Chicken ranked as best fried chicken chain in the country

Dec 14, 2022 | | Online
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Gus’s World-Famous Fried Chicken has been treasured by Memphis locals for decades and it is now becoming the favorite of chicken lovers nationally. The Daily Meal recently ranked some of America’s top fried chicken chains and placed the Memphis-based restaurant at the top of that list. The first Gus’s location opened in Mason, Tennessee, […]

Memphis activist named one of 2022’s most influential Black Americans

Dec 9, 2022 | | Online
One of the most influential Black Americans in 2022 calls Memphis home. That’s according to digital news magazine “The Root.” The publication included activist Justin J. Pearson in its annual “The Root 100” list. Pearson is co-founder of Memphis Community Against Pollution (MCAP), formerly known as Memphis Community Against the Pipeline. MCAP advocated for the cancellation of the proposed Byhalia Connection […]

The 23 Best Places to Go in 2023

Dec 1, 2022 | | Online
For Indigenous-led wildlife experiences, design-forward stays, and expedition sailings. BY CNT EDITORS November 29, 2022     This is part of our global guide to the Best Places to Go in 2023—find more travel inspiration here. In any given year, the exercise of assembling a definitive list of the best places to travel is both exciting and daunting. After all, […]


Dec 1, 2022 | | Online
If there’s one word to describe Memphis, it would be “magic”. The Tennesee city has long been respected for its music (being the birthplace of rock n’ roll, impact on blues and hip-hop dominance)and its connection to the civil rights movement—but there’s so much more it has to offer than its historical past. Memphis is […]

Local food scientist hits Netflix with ‘Snack vs. Chef’

Nov 28, 2022 | | Online
After releasing a children’s book earlier this year about playing with food, local food scientist Ali Manning took her own advice. Manning is one of 12 contestants participating in a new Netflix show called “Snack vs. Chef.” In the show, which is being released Wednesday, Nov. 30, the chosen chefs race against the clock — and […]

Memphis Is The Delicious Destination You Need To Put On Your Must-Visit List

Nov 16, 2022 | | Online
Leslie Kelly Contributor I write about food and travel while roaming around the U.S. in my RV The city’s bragging rights as the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll needs an addendum that includes “one of the most delicious cities on the planet.” That’s not hype. After five days of […]

The Secret Is Out on How Good the Grizzlies Can Be

Nov 14, 2022 | | Online
The young Memphis Grizzlies aren’t underdogs anymore, and that’s causing some growing pains. But they are confident — and having fun. By Tania Ganguli SACRAMENTO — Ja Morant rejected the premise of the question. He was being asked to think back to the way his last N.B.A. season ended. The Memphis Grizzlies had won one of […]

Memphis rapper GloRilla brings a female voice to the city’s hip-hop renaissance

Nov 11, 2022 | | Music, Online
Memphis rapper GloRilla brings a female voice to the city’s hip-hop renaissance Bob Mehr Memphis Commercial Appeal GloRilla — the 23-year-old Memphis rapper born Gloria Woods — has quickly become the female leader of the Bluff City’s current hip-hop renaissance. GloRilla’s viral hits “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” and “Blessed” launched her into national consciousness earlier this […]

LeMoyne-Owen College cybersecurity program gears up, set to build technology center

Nov 11, 2022 | | Online
By John Klyce Reporter, Memphis Business Journal Nov 9, 2022 Updated Nov 10, 2022, 12:08pm CST After Vernell Bennett-Fairs, Ph.D., became president of LeMoyne-Owen College (LOC) in January 2021, she started to look for programs that made the school unique. What could she spotlight, she thought, that would attract students to the HBCU over other […]