Hi, I’m Joe. I’m a Memphis-based journalist covering travel, adventure and exploration around the globe. I’ve lived in a haunted house in midtown, slung bootleg t-shirts in Soulsville and covered Memphis hoops from high school to the NBA. When I’m in town, you can find me searching for the stories that make the people of Memphis come to life.
Most Memorable Memphis Moment:
Watching Zach Randolph hit a series-clinching three over Tim Duncan before a sold out FedExForum overflows onto Beale Street on a night when downtown is alive with the rhythms of Grizz Line and the buzz of Music Fest on the river. It was either that or rapping along with Project Pat, sitting court side with a retired Z-Bo and getting a fist bump from 8-Ball on the same night.
Build Your Prefect Memphis Meal:
Does it get any more Memphis than Central BBQ nachos on house chips? You gotta go for the brisket (trust) with jalapeños and a banana pudding to cap it all off for desert. In a dreamland, though. It’s like this—take the pepperoni pizza from Hustle & Dough. Overlay it with a heap of pulled pork from The BBQ Shop. Walk a few miles along the river at sunset before putting the final layer on this meal with an elusive slice of peaches and cream from Cheesecake Corner.