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G. Wayne Dowdy: Lost Restaurants of Memphis @ Novel Bookstore, October 17th, 6pm
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 restauranteurs". Leonard's Pit Barbecue was operated by 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. Show up to Novel on Thursday and you can ask him anything about Memphis history because he is a walking treasure trove of information.
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