While in Memphis


For the ultimate Memphis experience, and if your budget is unlimited, you can’t go wrong with the Peabody Hotel.  Experience the finest hotel in downtown Memphis, and don’t forget to experience the twice-daily duck march!

Looking for something more budget friendly downtown? Your best options are the Sleep Inn at Court Square, the Comfort Inn Downtown, and the Holiday Inn Select.  The downtown hotels are still a little pricey, but close to the Friday and Saturday night dances, and about 10 minutes from our classes. 

Our classes will be in the Midtown Memphis area, and the hotel options here are few.  Your best bet is the Holiday Inn Express at the medical center; you will still be about 5-10 minutes away.



Friday Night: South Main Arts District

Spindini – awesome Italian food, locally sourced ingredients; $$$

South of Beale – gastropub featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives; $$

Gus’s Fried Chicken – Memphis tradition; served with sliced white bread; $

Pearl’s Oyster House – oysters and fried food; $$

Green Beetle – the oldest tavern in Memphis; bar food, known for their burgers; $$


Saturday Lunch: Midtown (Grab & Go)

Chickfila (Union Avenue)

Panera Bread (Union Avenue)

Kwik Check – seriously good sandwiches in a quick mart; $

Fino’s from the Hill – classic Italian deli; $



Saturday Night: Downtown

Majestic Grille – upscale American in an old movie theatre; $$

Bluefin – Downtown sushi lounge; $$

Aldo’s Pizza Pies - $$

Oshi Burger Bar - $$

Flight – upscale restaurant based on wine flights, great if you can’t make up your mind; $$$

Rendezvous – classic Memphis dry-rub BBQ; $$


Sunday Lunch: Midtown (Dine In)

Huey’s Midtown  (Madison Avenue) – THE Memphis burger; $

Pyro’s Pizza (Union Avenue) – thin crust, gourmet pizza with unlimited toppings

Overton Square – LOTS of restaurants in a small area; $-$$$

Sekisui – sushi