365 Things to Do in Memphis #215: Have a Moonpie at the Southern Folklore Store
There's no better place to eat the most quitesentially Southern dessert than the Center for Southern Folklore. Assignment #215 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to snack on a Moonpie at the Southern Folklore Store.
The Southern Folklore Store (which is part of the Center for Southern Folklore) is way more than a store. Yes, they sell things like Memphis music memorabilia and folk art, but they've also got a stage for live music, an Elvis shrine set into the Main St. window, a makeshift cardboard Elvis photo booth, and a lunch counter that sells all manner of Southern delights.
It's a great place to duck into for a snack and a drink, especially if they've got someone performing. Though some performances are scheduled, others seem more impromptu. Once, I walked in to get a drink and found myself in the middle of a seriously impressive high school gospel choir performance.
To review: go to the Southern Folklore Store. Drop $1.50 on a chocolate covered marshmallow delight with a slight cardboard aftertaste and a beer. Have your picture taken with the cardboard Elvis, and check #215 off of your list.
119 S Main St. no. 106
Memphis, TN 38103