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Lost Restaurants of Memphis

Lost Restaurants of Memphis

by G. Wayne Dowdy
Lost Restaurants of Memphis

Lost Restaurants of Memphis

by G. Wayne Dowdy


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Memphis is well known for its cuisine, and there is no end to the iconic restaurants that hold a place in the hearts of locals. Johnny Mills Barbecue was home to the "barbecue king of Beale Street." Gaston's Restaurant was owned by John Gaston, the "prince of Memphis restaurateurs." Leonard's Pit Barbecue was operated by Leonard Heuberger, the man who invented the pulled pork sandwich. Gayhawk Drive-In was hugely popular with African Americans during segregation. Author G. Wayne Dowdy details the history of Memphis's most celebrated restaurants and the reasons they will live forever.

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ISBN-13: 9781467142526
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 10/14/2019
Series: American Palate
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,086,808
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

G. Wayne Dowdy is the senior manager of the Memphis Public Libraries history department. He holds a master's degree in history from the University of Arkansas and is a certified archives manager. Dowdy is a contributing writer for the Best Times magazine and Storyboard Memphis. He is the author of A Brief History of Memphis, Hidden History of Memphis and On This Day in Memphis History, which was awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Tennessee Historical Commission.

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