Tag archives for Memphis

As 20th-century jobs shifted from farms to factories in the American South, barbecue pit masters moved to cities like Memphis, Tennessee, where they worked more quickly, smoking smaller cuts of meat in handmade oil drum grills and brick barbecue pits. In the process, says Lolis Elie, author of SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING, “the styles of barbecue now associated with Memphis emerged: shoulder sandwiches and rib racks.” Here are the best places to grab a taste.

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in April.

In the land of the free and the home of the brave, nothing tickles the taste buds quite like barbecue. BBQ capitals like Kansas City and Memphis are well represented on our list, but America’s love affair with smoked meat is quite clearly a national preoccupation.

Photos: Where You Went

Our readers boast impressive travel résumés, which is why every Friday we ask you the same question on Facebook: Where are you traveling this weekend? See photos of where YOU went, and get inspired to plan your next trip. Photos by readers like you. Upload your favorite travel photos with a caption to Your Shot/Travel at ngm.com/yourshot. Tag all…

Elvis is in the Building

Today marks the 75th anniversary of Elvis’s birth, and fans of the King are celebrating accordingly. The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., unveils their newest exhibit, “Echoes of Elvis” today, which explores how the iconography of the legendary crooner continues to be relevant in contemporary culture. The exhibit features everything from portraits and golden…