Next city on the road trip, Memphis. It’s a city known for its legendary music history and insanely tasty ribs. Our first stop was the National Civil Rights Museum, an extremely informative and moving experience.


lorraine motel memphis martin luther king jr.It’s built at the Lorraine Motel, the site where Martin Luther King Jr was shot.

lorraine motel memphis martin luther king jr.

lorraine motel memphis martin luther king jr.Room 306, the last place MLK Jr. stayed.

lorraine motel memphis martin luther king jr.

lorraine motel memphis martin luther king jr.

central bbq memphisRight across the street from the museum was Central BBQ, arguably the best ribs in all of Memphis.

central bbq memphisOh yeahhhh.

beale street memphisBeale Street.

beale street memphis

beale street memphis

beale street memphis jazz

cat airbnb memphisAirbnbs are so much better when they include cats.

off the hoof burgers arlington tennesseeAt this point, I had spent a week in the south but I’ve yet to eat a really good burger. After some googling, I found Off the Hoof burgers in Arlington, Tennessee, about a 40 minute drive east of Memphis.

off the hoof burgers arlington tennesseeThis is the Pat LaFrieda Chopped Steak burger, topped with habanero jack cheese and served on an 81-layer croissant bun. This perfectly cooked medium-rare burger was, hands down, the best I have ever tasted.

off the hoof burgers arlington tennessee

off the hoof burgers arlington tennesseeSweet potato waffle fries. Yes.

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