They Like Us, They Really Like Us

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 2nd 2013 3136 0

It's been a pretty good year for Memphis (but I bet you knew that already). Just to recap, I've pulled together a list of some of the positive press that Memphis has gotten in the past seven months:

The Score praised the FedExForum for having the best in-game music in the NBA.

– Spencer Hall wrote one of the greatest articles I've ever read about Memphis for SB Nation. He gets us more that we get us.

– Kiplinger declared Memphis one of the 10 Cheapest Cities to Live In.

– Travel + Leisure ranked us as one of the best U.S. Cities for Affordable Getaways.

– The New York Times Hominy sloved Hog and o much that they wrote a massive feature review.

– Speaking of Hog and Hominy, its head chefs, Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, were nominated for Food and Wine's Best New Chef.

– They also appreciate that you can do Memphis on the cheap.

– MSN named Memphis one of the Top 20 Travel Destinations for 2013.

– BuzzFeed thinks we're quite hospitable.

– Both Le Bonheur and St. Jude were recognized by the U.S. News and World Report.

– Grantland wrote a ton of wonderful things about the Grizzlies, but their season recap is one of my favorites.

– Adam Richmans' Fandemonium came to the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

– Forbes praised our emerging downtown.

– The U.S. News and World Report bowed down to our barbecue and declared Memphis the Best Barbecue City in America.

– Lastly, National Geographic Travel listed Memphis on its list of the Top 20 Places to Visit in the World.

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  1. MCM says:

    An excellent list! I'm glad to see the world's view on Memphis changing–for the better!

  2. Eric Adamcik says:

    Not to mention, we did better than the other 26 teams in the NBA, going into our first Western Conference appearance. Love it!

  3. Brian says:

    Don't let it go to your head so much that you don't improve what you know needs improving, such as public education in at risk areas, street repairs, Getting rid of MLGW, police corruption, a plethora of expensive do nothing commissions, legacy politicians on the city council, illegal information sharing between MLGW and other agencies to marginalize people who dissent your city's corrupt practices, etc etc etc


  4. Erin says:

    Never been to Memphis but would love to come love Country Mucic and love ELVIS!!!!!


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