Meet Memphian No. 27 of 365: Alicia Dean

Posted by Holly Whitfield | January 27th 2011 2341 0

365 Memphians: Alicia Dean

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Alicia Dean, photographed at Otherlands Coffee.

Name: Alicia Dean

Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.

Occupation: Media assistant for Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

Neighborhood: Midtown

The coolest thing about my job is: working with Elvis Presley every day.
Enough said.

My favorite locally-made product is: the bread at Sweet Grass. It’s made in house and I crave it on a daily basis.

The perfect Memphis date would be: dinner and drinks at Itta Bena, followed by a Grizzlies game and then either dancing on Beale or dessert at Molly Fontaine’s.

I’m working on: discovering places in Memphis I’ve never been and re-visiting my
favorites as much as I can. I’m also working on reading more books!

If a first-timer was coming to Graceland, I would tell them to: take lots of pictures, don’t miss Elvis’ airplanes and car museum and don’t forget to sign the wall!

The biggest misconception about Memphis is:
It’s not one of the worst cities in
the country to live… if it was, I wouldn’t be living here!

My favorite annual Memphis event is: It’s a tie between Memphis in May BBQ fest and the Regions Morgan Keegan Tennis Tournament. Don’t make me choose!

Something people don’t know about Elvis is: that Elvis was a twin. His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillborn, leaving Elvis to grow up as an only child.

I love Memphis because: Memphis is the biggest, small town you will ever
encounter. I love Memphis not only because its home, but also because it has so
many components that make it an eclectic city with a Southern twist.

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  1. Gigi says:

    Hi Alicia – I agree with all you said about Memphis, Graceland and Elvis. You are such a great asset to the Marketing staff at Graceland.

    @Kerry – I’m so enjoying your 365 Memphians.

  2. Darbi says:

    Hi Alicia,
    I work in media for the RMK Championships, and I love Elvis… wonder if we could work something out for both of us at the tourney this year.

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