Memphis: its own style

Whether through music or food, Memphis has its own way of doing things. Take Memphis barbecue which differs from Kansas City or Carolina versions. Memphis-style is a dry rub made from spices like paprika, cumin, garlic and pepper. It’s delicious as ribs, pulled pork or atop nachos covered with cheese and jalapeno. Memphis-style barbecue isContinue reading “Memphis: its own style”

Epcot’s Annual Food and Wine Festival

In the fall, Disney isn’t just for kids and young at heart. The annual Epcot Food and Wine Festival held at the Disney park has an incredible sampling of bites from around the world. More than 30 food booths are scattered among Epcot’s World Showcase in a circular path around a lake. This enormous sectionContinue reading “Epcot’s Annual Food and Wine Festival”

Visiting the US Open Tennis Tournament

Every year one of tennis’ Grand Slam tournaments is held in New York, letting visitors experience top-notch playing at a variety of price points. The US Open is as cosmopolitan as its host city. With no uniform restrictions, players are free to express themselves through fashion. Because the courts are all lighted, the evening matchesContinue reading “Visiting the US Open Tennis Tournament”

Austin City Limits Music Festival

If you like music – and that includes any kind of music – a trip to the Austin City Limits Music Festival is a must-do. The event is held over two weekends each fall. Since the first festival in 2002, it’s been held in Zilker Park across the river from downtown Austin. The festival utilizesContinue reading “Austin City Limits Music Festival”

Denver Oktoberfest

Ever since Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig got married, Oktoberfest has been an excuse to celebrate in autumn. For six days in September, Larimer Street in downtown Denver brings the flavor of Germany with the annual Denver Oktoberfest. This more modernized version of the Bavarian shindig still retains elements of every Oktoberfest: beer, food and music.Continue reading “Denver Oktoberfest”