OtherArea: Dyer, TN
Interesting article -- I've always wondered why there weren't more "permanent" street vendors downtown. I'm not certain how popular they'd be, but tamales have a long history along the river and in Memphis. They were the "street food" for generations.
It's Steve Steffens! The Left Wing Cracker himself!
Great video Cracker!
I agree with Varsity02 (above). There should be more Memphis music on Beale. So many times the clubs are full of bands playing covers, "worn out" music, or yes, hip-hop and rap. People come to Memphis, to Beale Street to visit "the home of the blues". The majority of music *should* be Memphis music -- blues, jazz, and the musical styles that created the Memphis Sound. The Center for Southern Folklore, before they were forced off the street, showcased all the music for which Memphis is known. There is no purity left on Beale.
I agree, also, that Handy Park is overshadowed by advertisements -- I know this is a commercial/entertainment district, but there is also a tremendous amount of history to which this city should pay homage, which this city should honor.
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