Hi y’all—it’s Cherry, one of the Graces at Aunt Pat’s barbeque restaurant. What’s a Grace, you ask? Well, we’re docents over at Graceland (one of my favorite places on this Earth) and we’re also regulars over at our friend, Lulu Taylor’s, restaurant. It’s a great life—dividing our time between the King…and Lulu, the Queen of Barbeque.
That’s not to say we didn’t have some rough times at the restaurant for a while. When that sassy miss from the Cooking Channel kept mouthing off at Aunt Pat’s? Well, I knew that spelled trouble. Sure enough, she was deader than a doornail in less time than you can say “red beans and rice.” But some people, just need killin’.
Now, that unpleasantness is all put behind us. And—somehow—we’ve got to be practically famous! News crews talking to us, and this book, Delicious and Suspicious, has been released to tell our story. And it cracks me up how these reporters seem to want my opinion on things.
So, completely unsolicited, I’m going to give my Top 5 reasons for loving Memphis:
The best music you’ve ever heard. And the Back Porch Band plays the blues right there at Aunt Pat’s restaurant for your listening enjoying.
The people of Memphis. And I’m not just talking about Lulu and the other Graces. The people of Memphis are warm and welcoming and make you feel like you’ve just found a best friend with every person you meet.
If you can’t fit a trip to Memphis into your summer, maybe you’ll enjoy a virtual trip to the city by reading Delicious and Suspicious. We can spend a lot more time together then—cutting up at Aunt Pat’s.
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