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The Institute Director - Novel Synopsis

The Institute Director - Synopsis....
BEN SAMUELS is winding down a productive career as a Mormon Church administrator, when his wife MARGE unknowingly entangles herself with a corrupt casino gambling company owned by her cousins. The Utah Attorney General mounts an investigation and the story is front page news. Marge is exonerated, but the church transfers Ben to the Mormon boondocks of West Virginia to avoid further bad press. He’s now running a small collegiate institute in Morgantown, bitter about the abrupt relocation with far too much time on his hands.
Then JOHN SOUTHLAND shows up. Ben and John were best friends in high school and college, but John’s been incarcerated for twenty years, convicted of double homicide. He’s been released early due to his testimony against other criminals and placed in the Witness Protection Program (WITSEC). John believes U.S. SOLICITOR GENERAL WALTER PETERSON has an axe to grind against WITSEC and is killing witnesses who garnered lighter sentences and new identities, ‘escaping justice.’ John has evidence, a video showing what might be the solicitor on-site at a witness’s murder. Ben is shocked -- Walter Peterson is one of the most famous Mormons in the world. John asks Ben to confront him, speak to him ‘Mormon to Mormon’ and get him to stand down. Ben dithers about the request and the clock runs out for John, who meets his end in a suspicious hit-and-run accident.
Deeply troubled, Ben drives to DC to belatedly fulfill his friend’s request. He meets with the solicitor without showing him John’s video. The solicitor denies everything and subtly threatens him. Ben swiftly makes his way home and tells Marge and his friend PAUL BAKER, a fellow Mormon and the local superintendent of schools. They both encourage him to call the FBI, but Ben worries other authorities might be involved. Paul offers to drive Ben back to DC to visit the solicitor again, this time with the video at the ready. Ben agrees and also commits to seeing the FBI in-person, immediately following the meeting.
But the reunion never occurs. Ben is abducted by the solicitor’s henchmen, his video stolen from him. He's taken to a safe house and almost beaten to death. Paul is able to save him in a high-stakes rescue, spiriting him away and hiding him at his family’s ranch in central West Virginia, their wives meeting them there. Ben convalesces while Marge reluctantly calls her former nemesis, the Utah Attorney General. He listens to the story and agrees to place a high-level call to Washington on Ben’s behalf.
But the plan to turn everything over to the authorities falls apart. Marge is kidnapped outside the ranch’s main gate by one of the solicitor’s men. She fights back in the car as they start to drive away, causing a crash. Her captor is killed but she’s gravely injured. Ben’s grief is compounded when a list of their children’s addresses is found in the wreckage.
Filled with rage and disgust, Ben takes the dead man’s gun and drives off to confront the solicitor. Paul tries to stop him before he leaves, begging him to stay with Marge. But Ben hears the ambulance coming and knows Paul and his wife will take care of her. He drives through the night to the solicitor’s weekend location at a posh hotel in rural Virginia, arriving to find the solicitor about to board a long-range helicopter. Ben stops him with a raised pistol, a moral rebuke and a punch in the mouth. They argue, the solicitor defending his actions as righteous and inspired. Ben scoffs at the notion and they continue to fight, the solicitor gaining the upper hand but unwilling to kill an otherwise-innocent Mormon. He flies off instead and Ben races to search his suite for evidence. All he finds is a pad of paper with “Enterprise, UT” written on it. A manhunt ensues, the authorities now fully on-board, one of the henchmen caught and confessing to four WITSEC murders. But the solicitor is in the wind, every search coming up empty across the nation, including the search of Enterprise, Utah.
The manhunt grows cold and a $4 million dollar bounty is placed on the solicitor’s head. Isolated in a Morgantown hospital room with his comatose wife, Ben continues his own investigation online. He discovers the handwriting on the pad can be read ‘Enterprise, UT’ or ‘Enterprise NT.’ He looks up the latter and uncovers a location the FBI hasn’t considered -- Enterprise, Northwest Territories. Ben remotely stakes out the small Canadian town, using an online weather cam sponsored by the village’s only store. His diligence pays off and he spots the solicitor. The FBI investigates Ben’s intel, finding the solicitor holed up in a hunting lodge. He’s arrested by Canadian Mounties without incident. Ben collects the $4 million reward in a bittersweet moment; his church apologetic, Marge still comatose and his future uncertain.
END.
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Official 2019 Beale Street Music Festival Visitors Guide!

. Hello BSMF 2019 fans, we are glad you can join us at Memphis ! Memphis a great city with plenty of great food, entertainment, and sights to offer for your visit. Below you will find listings and links to some of our most popular attractions, restaurants and bars. If there is something you can’t find here, check out the search feature or the sidebar, and please feel free to ask us you need more detailed information. We hope that you enjoy your time here and can come back again soon.
Festival Info/Transportation/Contacts:
Official Beale Street Music Festival Info
BSMF Survival Guides: Guide 1 Guide 2 Guide 3
Memphis Police Non-Emergency Number 1-901-545-2677
Downtown Parking Map/Guide
Both Uber and Lyft are great around town: (be aware of surge pricing)
Official Lyft Drop off/pick up Spots and lounge map
Yellow Cab: 1-901-577-7777
MetroCab 1-901-322-2222
Memphis Area Transit Authority
Entertainment Areas:
South Main - Downtown
Cooper Young- Midtown
Overton Square – Midtown
Broad Ave Arts District – Binghampton
Crosstown Concourse - Crosstown Area
Brookhaven Circle – East Memphis
Downtown - Includes Beale Street, Pinch District, Mud Island and South Main
Memphis Sites of Interest and Attractions
Beale Street - Home of the blues. Bars, restaurants, shops. Quintessential tourist spot.
Graceland – way more expensive than you think
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Memphis Rock and Soul Museum
National Civil Rights Museum
Sun Studio – don’t eat at the café
The Peabody Hotel – ducks in an indoor fountain in very nice lobby
Elmwood Cemetery – famous dead Memphians
Historic Court Square in Downtown Memphis
Pink Palace Museum – originally home of Piggly Wiggly founder, now museum.
National Ornamental Metal Museum - Small museum of metallurgy and active blacksmith Shop overlooking the Mississippi River, next to Chickasaw Heritage Park with burial mounds (make sure to stop and look at the entrance gate)
Brooks Museum of Art
Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Cotton Museum
Lists of Memphis Murals: List 1 List 2 List 3
Southland Park Gaming and Racing – West Memphis, AR (minutes from downtown) Casino, Dog track, Sammy Hager Sports Bar and Bourbon Street Grill (fine dining)
Family Attractions:
Memphis Zoo –very nice. New exhibits for Zambizi River (hippos/crocodiles)
Children’s Museum of Memphis – splash pad in summer
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid Official Site – amazing. Huge aquariums, shooting gallery, live alligators, bowling alley, many taxidermy animals, luxury hotel and seasonal free activities.
Memphis Botanic Gardens - nice gardens, large outdoor kids area.
Shelby Farms Park – large playgrounds, trails, lakes, paddleboats, fancy restaurant, seasonal attractions for Halloween and Christmas
Mud Island River Park
Memphis Riverboats – take a cruise on the Mississippi in an old fashioned paddle wheel boat
Outdoor Activities:
Big River Crossing – Pedestrian bridge that allows you to walk across the Mississippi River
Shelby Farms Park
Shelby Farms Greenline – network of 11 miles (and growing) of paved walking/biking trails connecting midtown to Collierville.
Overton Park – small lake, some trails
Shopping: See South Main, Cooper Young Broad Ave and Overton Square above.
Bass Pro at the Pyramid
Saddle Creek – Germantown
Oak Court Mall – East Memphis
Wolf Chase Mall – Cordova
Carriage Crossing – Collierville
Laurelwood Shopping Center - East Memphis
Live Music Listings and Events Calendars:
Memphis Flyer Live Music Listings
I Love Memphis Blog
Choose901 Blog
East Memphis Moms Blog
FedEx Forum Calendar
BBQ:
Tops Bar-B-Q -Multiple Locations- Ask for white chop, good burgers
Central BBQ –Multiple Locations- Nachos with house chips
Payne’s Bar-B-Que –Midtown- Slaw Dog, BBQ Baloney
One & Only BBQ - Multiple locations- BBQ Quesidilla
The Bar-B-Q Shop –Midtown- BBQ Spagetti
Corky’s Ribs BBQ –Multiple Locations- Ribs and Catfish
Cozy Corner Restaurant –Medical Center- Cornish hen and rib tips
Arnolds BBQ and Grill -Medical District- ribs
Leonard’s Pit Barbecue -Parkway Village- buffet
Eldwood’s Shack -Berclaire/Summer- lots of great stuff
Interstate Barbecue – South Memphis- BBQ spaghetti
Blues City Cafe - Beale Street -wet ribs, bit touristy
TOURIST BBQ Rendezvous BBQ –Downtown- don’t slow smoke their ribs, they grill them
*Breweries *
Meddlesome Brewing - Cordova
Boscos Restaurant and Brewing Company- Midtown
Ghost River Tap Room/Brewery –Downtown
High Cotton Brewing – Medical District
Memphis Made Brewing – Midtown
Old Domnick Distillery vodka/whiskey - Downtown
Wiseacre Brewing – Broad Ave
Crosstown Brewing Co - Crosstown Concourse
Memphis Brew Bus - Bus tour of selection of Memphis breweries
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Every Hitman Level Rated on Replayability

I love Hitman. It’s the only video game franchise that I’ve played in its entirety, and it’s a series I will keep playing for years to come, regardless of whether or not they ever release Hitman 3.
The key to Hitman’s greatness is its replayability. Every level has more than one solution, and the best have seemingly countless. I love sitting down with pretty much any Hitman game, loading up a favourite level, and executing a perfect hit in a way I’ve never done before. Don’t ask me about the overarching story, because I’ve only played most of these games linearly once, but ask me the best way to assassinate both targets at the fashion show and boy do I have tales to tell.
So without further ado, here’s my rundown of every level in every main Hitman game with a brief write up and an overall replayability score. It may be a little obsessive, but hey, that’s part of the fun of being a Hitman fan.
(If you’re wondering, the best way to kill both targets in at the fashion show is to push Dalia off a balcony onto Victor below. Seriously, it’s the greatest feeling in the world)
Hitman: Codename 47
This is where it all began, and it’s absolutely a game Hitman fans should play once. I don’t think it holds up all that well but it’s fascinating to see where a lot of the series’ trademarks came from. As you probably know, the majority of the levels in the game were remade in Hitman: Contracts; I think Contracts improves on them significantly, so I will be leaving them out of my Codename 47 ratings, and discussing them when we get to Hitman: Contracts.
1 - Training - Ort-Meyer’s Asylum, Romania
Here we go - our intro to Agent 47 (well, “47” here). As far as training levels go, it’s pretty decent, doing a good job of explaining gameplay mechanics, without overstaying its welcome. I’ve only ever played it once, however, and feel like I got everything I need out of it.
Replayability: ⅕
2 - Kowloon Triads in Gang War - Chiu Dai Park, Kowloon, Hong Kong
See Slaying a Dragon in Hitman: Contracts
3 - Ambush at the Wang Fou Restaurant - Wang Fou Restaurant, Kowloon, Hong Kong
See The Wang Fou Incident in Hitman: Contracts
4 - The Massacre at Cheung Chau Fish Restaurant - Cheung Chau Fish Restaurant, Kowloon, Hong Kong
See The Seafood Massacre in Hitman: Contracts
5 - The Lee Hong Assassination - Wang Fou Restaurant, Kowloon, Hong Kong
See The Lee Hong Assassination in Hitman: Contracts
6 - Find the U'wa Tribe - Colombian Jungle
The three missions in Columbia are some of my least favourite in all of Hitman-dom, simply because you have to play all three as third person shooters. Stealth is almost never an option, and it drives me INSANE.
Replayability: ⅕
7 - The Jungle God - Colombian Jungle
More of the above, and I feel worse for that little pig than any target in Hitman history.
Replayability: ⅕
8 - Say Hello to My Little Friend - Pablo Ochoa’s Camp, Colombian Jungle
Look, I don’t hate Codename 47. It’s just that the levels that weren’t remade mostly aren’t very good. Sorry, Codename 47 - this one’s gonna be a no from me.
Replayability: ⅕
9 - Traditions of the Trade - Hotel Gallàrd, Budapest
See Traditions of the Trade in Hitman: Contracts
10 - Gunrunner’s Paradise - Harbor, Rotterdam
See Deadly Cargo in Hitman: Contracts
11 - Plutonium Runs Loose - Harbor, Rotterdam
See Deadly Cargo in Hitman: Contracts
12 - The Setup - Ort-Meyer’s Asylum, Romania
I actually like this one! It can, and should, be done stealthily, and even though I don’t care very much about the overall story of Hitman, these last two levels are pretty interesting. I also like bringing patients the items they want. It’s not that replayable, but it’s definitely a cut above the Colombia ones.
Replayability: ⅖
13 - Meet Your Brother - Ort-Meyer’s Asylum, Romania
After the stealthy fun of The Setup it’s a little disappointing that the game ends with a shooting gallery. That said, killing clones of 47 is fun to do once.
Replayability: ⅕
Hitman: Codename 47 Average Replayability: ⅕
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
This was the first game in the series I played, and my god did I love it. It improves on everything that worked about Codename 47, and ditches pretty much everything that didn’t. It doesn’t all work quite as well as I remembered, but it’s still a good game.
1 - The Gontranno Sanctuary - Vittorio’s Church, Sicily
We begin in a cute little Sicilian church, and while there isn’t anyone to kill here, I like revisiting this level from time to time because it’s very zen and 47 seems to genuinely enjoy not killing people for a change.
Replayability: ⅖
2 - Anathema - Villa Borghese, Sicily
Before we know it 47 is back to his old tricks and Diana sends him to assassinate a mafia don. The setting is certainly limited by the graphics, and there isn’t a ton to do once you get into the compound, but this has the honour of being the first proper Hitman level I ever played, and will always have a special place in my heart.
Replayability: ⅗
3 - St. Petersburg Stakeout - St. Petersburg, Russia
This is a great one. The location, the music, the time limit, and the process of elimination game you have to play to identify the general all works together to create a mission that I still enjoy going back to.
Replayability: ⅗
4 - Kirov Park Meeting - St. Petersburg, Russia
While not as good as St. Petersburg Stakeout, there’s plenty of fun to be had either sniping or bombing the targets. And that Jesper Kyd score - my god.
Replayability: ⅖
5 - Tubeway Torpedo - St. Petersburg, Russia
This one feels a bit like filler, but it’s always nice when Agent Smith pops up.
Replayability: ⅕
6 - Invitation to a Party - St. Petersburg, Russia
I love just about any Hitman mission with civilians hanging out at what would otherwise be a fairly ordinary location. Invitation to a Party fits the bill, and I think it’s a wonderful conclusion to the Russia chapter of this game.
Replayability: ⅗
7 - Tracking Hayamoto - Hayamoto’s Mansion, Honshu, Japan
Hitman in Japan is fun because Agent 47 is basically a ninja. This level isn’t amazing, but poisoning sushi while dressed up as a chef is extremely satisfying.
Replayability: ⅖
8 - Hidden Valley - Honshu, Japan
Definitely filler.
Replayability: ⅕
9 - At the Gates - Honshu, Japan
Wait, we still can’t kill Hayamoto?! If I was giving out zero scores, this would be the number one candidate.
Replayability: ⅕
10 - Shogun Showdown - Katsuyama Mansion, Honsu, Japan
It isn’t totally worth the two levels of tedium it took to get here, but Shogun Showdown is a cool level. Dressing up as a ninja and sneaking around lasers just feels so right.
Replayability: ⅖
11 - Basement Killing - Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This level is fairly easy, but I absolutely love it. It can be done so smoothly with practice, and I find either of the three basic solutions to be a blast. I’ve completed this level waaay too many times.
Replayability: ⅘
12 - Graveyard Shift - Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This level would feel right at home in a Splinter Cell, which is never a bad thing.
Replayability: ⅖
13 - The Jacuzzi Job - Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Everything about The Jacuzzi Job is goofy fun, from the all-female guards to the rubber duck to the fact that Charlie is totally nude. I most definitely want to make boom boom with Charlie.
Replayability: ⅗
14 - Murder at the Bazaar - Nuristan, Afghanistan
The most memorable thing about this section of the game is that 47 looks like Professor Quirrell from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Replayability: ⅕
15 - The Motorcade Interception - Nuristan, Afghanistan
Not only is this as dull as Hidden Valley it’s incredibly frustrating too. Hard pass.
Replayability: ⅕
16 - Tunnel Rat - Nuristan, Afghanistan
Well, at least this is the last mission in Afghanistan.
Replayability: ⅕
17 - Temple City Ambush - Temple City, Punjab, India
The layout of this level isn’t anything to write home about, but the surprise of the third assassin appearing never ceases to bring a smile to my face.
Replayability: ⅖
18 - The Death of Hannelore - Temple City Palace, Punjab, India
The location is nice, but this mission’s just never done it for me.
Replayability: ⅕
19 - Terminal Hospitality - Hospital Island, Punjab, India
Like the previous mission, there’s something about this one that just doesn’t click. The clone showing up at the end is kind of neat though.
Replayability: ⅕
20 - St. Petersburg Revisited - St. Petersburg, Russia
I had forgotten how much this game sags at the end. We go BACK to St. Petersburg?!
Replayability: ⅕
21 - Redemption at Gontranno - Vittorio’s Church, Sicily
Like Codename 47, we end where we began, and like Codename 47, we unfortunately end with a shooting gallery. It’s not a bad mission, just not a very replayable one.
Replayability: ⅕
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin Average Replayability: ⅖
Hitman 2 Christmas Game
Yes I’ve played this - no, you should not.
Hitman: Contracts
Like 2018’s Hitman 2, Contracts doesn’t set out to reinvent the wheel. What it does is focus on what made Silent Assassin great and do more of that. There are a few gameplay tweaks, but as far as mechanics go, Contracts mostly stays the course. What’s so special about it is the atmosphere; it’s by far the darkest Hitman game, and every level feels wonderfully seedy and grim.
1 - Asylum Aftermath - Ort-Meyer’s Asylum, Romania
We start with the aftermath of 47 killing Ort-Meyer, and it’s a nice introduction to the basic concept of the game - revisiting the past.
Replayability: ⅖
2 - The Meat King’s Party - Slaughterhouse, Romania
Everything about this mission is completely disgusting - I love it!
Replayability: ⅘
3 - The Bjarkhov Bomb - Remote Base, Siberia, Russia
This mission feels very been-there-done-that, especially after the giddy grotesquery of The Meat King’s Party.
Replayability: ⅕
4 - Beldingford Manor - Beldingford Manor, England
Oh HELL yes. One of the best Hitman missions ever, Beldingford Manor is the perfect illustration of what this series can offer. Interesting, but believable location - check. Endless ways to complete the mission - check. Wonderfully evil targets - check. Great score - check. So. Much. Atmosphere - check, check, check. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go play Beldingford Manor for the 100th time.
Replayability: 5/5
5 - Rendezvous in Rotterdam - Flaming Rotterdam’s Compound, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Bikers are kind of the worst. I don’t like their shitty attitudes, shitty music, or shitty decorating choices. I don’t like this level.
Replayability: ⅕
6 - Deadly Cargo
This is the first full-on Codename 47 remake in the game, combining Gunrunner’s Paradise with Plutonium Runs Loose. The location isn’t the most exciting, but with a nuclear bomb to diffuse and a treasure trove of different ways to complete the mission, I’m not complaining.
Replayability: ⅘
7 - Traditions of the Trade - Hotel Galar, Budapest, Hungary
Another home run, this level is dripping with atmosphere AND features a ghost. Yes please.
Replayability: ⅘
8 - Slaying a Dragon - Chiu Dai Park, Hong Kong
This level can be completed so hilariously quickly that I never really feel like putting in the effort to try other solutions.
Replayability: ⅕
9 - The Wang Fou Incident - Wang Fou Restaurant, Hong Kong
It wouldn’t work that well story-wise, but these Hong Kong missions should probably have been combined Deadly Cargo-style. They’re just too simple on their own.
Replayability: ⅕
10 - The Seafood Massacre - Cheung Chau Fish Restaurant, Hong Kong
This one is quite fun, and framing someone else for murder is always a good time.
Replayability: ⅖
11 - The Lee Hong Assassination - Wang Fou Restaurant, Hong Kong
It’s not a bad end to the Lee Hong series of levels, but it’s a bit anticlimactic. Agent Smith raises its pedigree slightly.
Replayability: ⅖
12 - Hunter and Hunted - Hotel, Paris, France
47 goes full Leon: The Professional and it’s glorious. Playing Contracts for the first time, a part of me knew this mission must be coming, but actually playing 47s impossible escape blew my expectations away. A superb end to a very underrated game.
Replayability: 5/5
Hitman: Contracts Average Replayability: ⅗
Hitman: Blood Money
What more can be said about Blood Money? It’s the game where everything just fell into place.
1 - Death of a Showman - Southland Amusement Park, Baltimore, USA
It’s a testament to the greatness of Blood Money that even the training mission is excellent. It’s not as replayable as some of the truly legendary levels this game has to offer, but Death of a Showman is the perfect introduction to everyone’s favourite Hitman game.
Replayability: ⅗
2 - A Vintage Year - Colchagua Valley Vineyard, Chile
This is a very good Hitman level, but it hasn’t stuck with me the way some of Blood Money has.
Replayability: ⅗
3 - Curtains Down - Garnier Opera House, Paris, France
This is one of those levels that you can point to and say, “THAT’S what Hitman is.” It’s Hitchcockian in its construction, gorgeous, and may feature the most satisfying kill in any Hitman game. And can I mention how fantastic the mission titles are in Blood Money?
Replayability: 5/5
4 - Flatline - Pine Cone Rehabilitation Centre, California, USA
Three targets AND you get to rescue Agent Smith. Hitman had done medical centres before, but this was the best yet by far. 47 in a robe makes me chuckle every time.
Replayability: ⅘
5 - A New Life - Suburbs, San Diego, USA
Dear god this game just keeps knocking it out of the park. This may be my favourite Hitman level of all time, and it all comes down to the simple location. There’s something so twisted about watching 47 stalk his prey in the suburbs; it’s like Michael Myers in Halloween. It’s an inversion of everyday life, and a brilliant examination of the darkness that can lurk just below the surface.
Replayability: 5/5
6 - The Murder of Crows - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
The (ahem) hits keep coming. I sometimes forget just how many great levels Blood Money contains. This is the first Hitman level to feature a colossal amount of NPCs and IO Interactive really uses them to their full advantage. Pushing through a raucous crowd while wearing a bird costume - perfection.
Replayability: ⅘
7 - You Better Watch Out… - Rocky Mountains, USA
Perhaps it’s due to the quadruple whammy preceding it, but this level doesn’t totally work for me. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good, but not quite Blood Money good.
Replayability: ⅖
8 - Death on the Mississippi - Emily, Mississippi, USA
This is a damn good mission, and I love how many targets there are.
Replayability: ⅗
9 - Till Death Do Us Part - Mississippi, USA
I’m truly torn over whether to give this a 4 or a 5. It’s wonderful, but maybe not quiiiite top tier. Maybe. I dunno - it’s amazing. This is really a 4.5
Replayability: ⅘
10 - A House of Cards - Shamal Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, USA
They really nail the feel of Vegas here, but something about this mission has never totally drawn me in.
Replayability: ⅖
11 - A Dance with the Devil - The Shark Club, Las Vegas, USA
The concept for this level alone is mindblowing, but the (ahem) execution is just as flawless. This game is so good it makes me cry.
Replayability: 5/5
12 - Amendment XXV - White House, Washington, USA
Blood Money takes place mostly in America, so where better to have the final full level than the White House? It doesn’t quite reach the dizzying highs of some of Blood Money’s missions, but this is a supremely satisfying almost-finale.
Replayability: ⅘
13 - Requiem - Unknown, USA
Ok, remember when I said I don’t really care about Hitman’s story? Or when I said I don’t like shooting galleries? Somehow all of that melts away in Requiem, and I’m left absolutely floored by this ending. As a mission it’s quick, but as a conclusion to the best Hitman game - flawless.
Replayability: 5/5
Hitman: Blood Money Average Replayability: ⅘
Hitman: Vegas
Well I thought I played all the Hitman games. There’s a great video review of this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbgKsgKZS8s and it does kind of make me want to give it a shot.
Hitman: Sniper Challenge
The first of three sniper games, Sniper Challenge is fun. I’m not going to include it in my rankings because it’s so different in concept, but it’s definitely worth checking out.
Hitman: Absolution
Ok, let’s talk about Hitman: Absolution. It’s...a really good game, and if it wasn’t called Hitman I don’t think many people would complain. Compared to Blood Money, Absolution is indeed a bit of a misstep for the series. There’s less freedom or need to experiment, and those are two of Hitman’s greatest strengths. Here’s the thing though - I will never hold it against an artist for trying something new. That’s what art is all about. Did the changes totally work? No. So they course-corrected, and four years later gave us exactly what we asked for. This game also looks and sounds great. Textures, lighting effects, and NPC dialogue are polished until they gleam. The gameplay is by far the smoothest the series had ever seen, and they even came up with a solid story, told through well produced cut scenes. I’m just gonna say it - I’m a fan of Absolution. Please don’t hate me.
1 - A Personal Contract - Outskirts of Chicago, USA
The target’s Diana?! Right off the bat Absolution takes a hard left turn, and I’d put this training mission up right up there with Death of a Showman. It does a fantastic job of explaining how the game works (including the much-maligned but actually really fun point shooting feature), and looks absolutely stunning.
Replayability: ⅗
2 - The King of Chinatown - Chinatown, Chicago, USA
I think even Absolution haters would have to admit this level is awesome. There are endless way to kill the King, and having them all be in such a contained space is really impressive.
Replayability: ⅘
3 - Terminus - Terminus Hotel, Chicago, USA
This mission is...kind of dull. If all of Absolution were like this I’d definitely be in the “not a fan” camp. I’m giving it an extra point for the scary bear and the really cool way it ends.
Replayability: ⅖
4 - Run for Your Life - Chicago, USA
Here is where this game very much announces how different it is from other Hitman games. This feels like a mission from a completely different series and I enjoy it a lot.
Replayability: ⅗
5 - Hunter and Hunted - The Vixen Club, Chicago, USA
This mission is great! Going from the stripclub to Chinatown feels like something from 2016’s Hitman, and a quick glance at all the challenges available demonstrates just how much this level has to offer.
Replayability: ⅘
6 - Rosewood - Rosewood Orphanage, Chicago, USA
This one’s OK. Starting with carrying Victoria is very tense and atmospheric, but once that part’s over the rest of the mission isn’t that memorable.
Replayability: ⅖
7 - Welcome to Hope - Hope, South Dakota, USA
This mission is mostly cutscenes AND features bikers. No thank-you.
Replayability: ⅕
8 - Birdie’s Gift - Hope, South Dakota, USA
Even though the mission is very easy to complete, I love this location. They totally nailed the look and feel of this particular kind of place and sneaking through a shooting range is terrifying in all the best ways. This is also a fun location for target practice.
Replayability: ⅗
9 - Shaving Lenny - Hope, South Dakota, USA
Having the Hope Cougars be a 1950’s style greaser gang makes me so very happy. Another gorgeous location, with plenty of targets and lots of ways to get the job done.
Replayability: ⅗
10 - End of the Road - Desert, USA
This level is a work of genius. It’s a brilliant subversion of everything we expect from a Hitman game, and once you start experimenting there are practically endless ways to complete a level that can technically be beaten in three seconds.
Replayability: 5/5
11 - Dexter Industries - Hope, South Dakota, USA
This mission has a great opening cutscene, but for the most part it’s pretty bland.
Replayability: ⅕
12 - Death Factory - Hope, South Dakota, USA
There’s sooo many ways to complete this mission, but for whatever reason the layout of the level just doesn’t appeal to me so I rarely come back to it.
Replayability: ⅖
13 - Fight Night - Dexter Industries, Hope, USA
Dressing up as a luchador and killing Sanchez in the ring is really fun, but there’s not a ton else to do here.
Replayability: ⅖
14 - Attack of the Saints - Waikiki Inn, Hope, USA
This is another great location, but let’s face it, there’s only one correct way to do this, and it’s dressed as a scarecrow. But I will happily dress as a scarecrow over and over again.
Replayability: ⅗
15 - Skurky’s Law - Hope, South Dakota, USA
Another very solid level, with some fun disguises, and a cameo from Kane!
Replayability: ⅗
16 - Operation Sledgehammer - Hope, South Dakota, USA
Operation Sledgehammer is OK, but the best part by far is just walking towards the church at the end; it’s epic.
Replayability: ⅖
17 - One of a Kind - Chicago, USA
There’s not much to do here, save for some cool Hitman easter eggs.
Replayability: ⅕
18 - Blackwater Park - Blackwater Park, Chicago, USA
The game is definitely dragging at this point and the part with Layla trying to seduce 47 only to have him murder her is really mean-spirited.
Replayability: ⅕
19 - Countdown - Chicago, USA
The fog is awesome, the countdown adds a great level of tension, and pushing people off the roof is a blast.
Replayability: ⅘
20 - Absolution - Cornwall, England
This mission feels pretty tacked on, especially after Countdown, but 47 saying “You’ll never know” makes the whole thing worth it.
Replayability: ⅖
Hitman: Absolution Average Replayability: ⅗
Hitman Go
Hitman chilled out for a bit and released a couple more mobile games. I’m not going to include either in my level rankings because they aren’t typical Hitman levels at all, but Hitman Go is a must-play for any Hitman fan. It’s equal parts delightful and challenging, and every level is a minimalist work of art.
Hitman: Sniper
Hitman: Sniper is also worth checking out. It’s bogged down by the usual mobile game unlockable nonsense, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had here, and it’s ridiculously cheap if you don’t fall for any of the microtransactions.
Hitman
I’m a little bit torn on Hitman. Let’s start with the good: Sapienza and Hokkaido are fantastic locations that I can literally play endlessly. IO has fully embraced the sandbox nature of these games and when it all works it’s as good as Hitman has ever been. But...I really miss the personality of Contracts, Blood Money, and Absolution. It’s easier to create atmosphere when levels are smaller and more contained - that’s why a lot of open world games aren’t very distinctive. The massive levels in Hitman just haven’t stuck with me the way some of the best missions in other Hitman have. That said, all I need to do is load up Sapienza, Hokkaido, or Paris and I’m pretty much guaranteed a great time. This game is a little tough to break into missions since there so many are twists on the six main locations so I’m only going to focus on the story ones. I debated doing a write up for Patient Zero but considering it’s also in existing locations I’ll just say that it’s totally worth playing at least once, especially the final level, which is bananas. And I also want to give IO a shout out for their commitment to players. They were releasing content for Hitman pretty much up until the release of Hitman 2, and they really, really seem to care about everyone who plays this game having something new to do whenever they boot it up.
1 - Freeform Training - ICA Training Facility, Greenland
I love the idea of having training be in a simulated ICA environment - it’s a great tongue in cheek nod to the artifice of games themselves, especially training levels. Knowing that everyone in the level is just acting gives every playthrough an added level of enjoyment and the general shittiness of the fake boat is perfect.
Replayability: ⅘
2 - The Final Test - ICA Training Facility, Greenland
I could have stood to have only one simulated environment - two seems like overkill.
Replayability: ⅖
3 - The Showstopper - Palais de Walewska, Paris, France
This level really feels like IO announcing that they listened to fans’ reaction to Absolution. It has more ways to complete it than any previous Hitman level and really rewards multiple playthroughs. The targets aren’t all that memorable, but this is a welcome return to Agent 47’s roots.
Replayability: ⅘
4 - World of Tomorrow - Sapienza, Italy
Sapienza takes everything that makes The Showstopper work and cranks it up to 11. The location is maybe the prettiest in any Hitman game, the layout is perfect, and it’s a blast to walk around in 47’s casual clothes and just hang out in this perfect little Italian town.
Replayability: 5/5
5 - A Gilded Cage - Marrakesh, Morocco
This one’s a bit of a bummer. It’s competent but just isn’t all that fun.
Replayability: ⅖
6 - Club 27 - Bangkok, Thailand
Definitely an improvement over Marrakesh, but not as good as Paris or Sapienza.
Replayability: ⅗
7 - Freedom Fighters - Colorado, USA
Oh man - I really dislike this mission. It’s bland and easy and just feels like something from a much worse stealth game.
Replayability: ⅕
8 - Situs Inversus - Hokkaido, Japan
Luckily, Hitman totally sticks the landing. Situs Inversus is even better than Flatline. It’s equal parts tranquille and creepily sterile, plus 47 gets to dress up as a ninja and run across rooftops with a samurai sword. It’s a perfect ending.
Replayability: 5/5
Hitman Average Replayability: ⅗
Hitman 2
Hitman 2 is to Hitman what Contracts was to Silent Assassin; It’s so similar that you can even play all of Hitman 1 within it, utilizing all of the updated gameplay features. But, like Contracts, Hitman 2 takes everything that worked in Hitman and doubles down on it, creating a truly immersive experience. Each location has a distinct atmosphere and there’s a running theme of how unsustainable wealth and power is. This is the best Hitman game since Blood Money - it might be the best Hitman game ever made. IO, now an independent studio, includes another fun sniper mode called Sniper Assassin, and there’s even multiplayer for the first time. Ghost Mode basically pits you against Agent 47 from an alternate universe and you compete with another player to try and get the best score on a level - it’s fantastic. There’s also plenty of single-player DLC yet to be released. It saddens me that the game isn’t doing super well commercially, and I really, really hope there will someday be a Hitman 3. I’m on board for life, IO, and I know a lot of other people are too.
1 - Nightcall - Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
Nightcall features a nice location and there are quite a few ways to get the job done, but I definitely prefer the training level in Hitman.
Replayability: ⅖
2 - The Finish Line - Miami, USA
Oh man - this is one for the ages. There’s so much to do, and it feels like four levels all in one. Every mission story is worth playing, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. I’ll be playing this one for years to come.
Replayability: 5/5
3 - Three-Headed Serpent - Santa Fortuna, Colombia
The only Codename 47 location that had never been revisited was Colombia and Three-Headed Serpent makes the return trip worth the wait. It’s nothing like the Colombia missions in Codename 47, but it’s a great level. I’ve barely scratched the surface of all the things to do, and the three distinct elements - the military, the wealth, and the drugs - all play beautifully off one another.
Replayability: ⅘
4 - Chasing a Ghost - Mumbai, India
This level really shows off how much better the voice acting is in Hitman 2 compared to Hitman. Mumbai feels truly alive, and the level’s tight, labyrinthian structure is so packed with authentic details I would often stop just to marvel at the sun blazing from behind a skyscraper or to appreciate the all the little elements that were combined to create the laundry foreman’s office building. Trying to find the Maelstrom isn’t quite as fun as I hoped it would be, however, and I think the mission could have done without him.
Replayability: ⅘
5 - Another Life - Whittleton Creek, Vermont, USA
As a huge fan of A New Life, this feels like a level created just for me (though I’m sure there are many, many other New Life fans out there). The scale of this compared to the original absolutely blows me away, and like the original, discovering all the darkness hiding beneath the veneer of small-town Americana makes for a wonderful juxtaposition. Whether it’s a creepy basement full of poison and baking or a politician with some truly reprehensible ideas, it’s eminently clear that 47 isn’t the only boogeyman in town.
Replayability: 5/5
6 - The Ark Society - Isle of Sgàil, North Atlantic Ocean
All the themes of class structure and wealth disparity come to a head in a perfect final mission. This article by Cameron Kunzelman beautifully articulates what makes this level, and Hitman as a whole, so special: https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/4397e3/hitman-2-makes-you-the-catastrophe-everyone-is-dreading
I’ll end by saying that I encountered a bug during my first playthrough of this mission and was unable to load any of my saves, forcing me to restart. With most games this would be a chore, but with Hitman I eagerly dove back in, and immediately discovered a completely new way to take out a target. That’s why I love Hitman so much.
Replayability: 5/5
Hitman 2 Average Replayability: 4/5
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Name your favorite 3 movies of the 21st century!

I would like to hear your personal Top 3 movies of this century (including the year 2000).
What movies stood out from the rest?
What were the films that captivated you the most?
Which ones will you remember long after?
I will put your picks in the ranking here, 1 point per mentioned movie.
Thanks for voting! Final results:
Rank Title Points
1. The Dark Knight 32
2. The Return of the King 22
3. There Will Be Blood 20
4. No Country For Old Men 17
. The Fellowship of the Ring 17
. Mad Max: Fury Road 17
7. The Social Network 16
8. Inception 15
. Zodiac 15
10. Mulholland Dr. 12
11. Whiplash 11
. The Two Towers 11
. Children of Men 11
. Interstellar 11
. The Departed 11
16. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 10
. La La Land 10
18. Drive 9
. Inglourious Basterds 9
. Hot Fuzz 9
21. Her 8
. Oldboy 8
. Logan 8
24. Spirited Away 7
25. Pan's Labyrinth 6
26. In Bruges 5
. The Prestige 5
. Memento 5
. Arrival 5
. The Grand Budapest Hotel 5
31. The Hunt 4
. The Tree of Life 4
. Ratatouille 4
. Ex Machina 4
. Synecdoche, New York 4
. O Brother, Where Art Thou? 4
. Django Unchained 4
. Toy Story 3 4
39. WALL-E 3
. Casino Royale 3
. Up 3
. Shaun of the Dead 3
. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 3
. In the Mood for Love 3
. Tropic Thunder 3
. Donnie Darko 3
. Superbad 3
. The Aviator 3
. The Nice Guys 3
. City of God 3
. Gladiator 3
52. Midnight in Paris 2
. Snatch 2
. Frances Ha 2
. The Witch 2
. Wild Tales 2
. Spiderman 2 2
. District 9 2
. Kill Bill 2
. Inside Out 2
. Moonlight 2
. The Avengers 2
. Speed Racer 2
. Almost Famous 2
. Black Swan 2
. Prisoners 2
. The Royal Tennenbaums 2
. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 2
. The Assassination of Jesse James 2
. John Wick 2
. Nightcrawler 2
. Gone Baby Gone 2
. Black Hawk Down 2
. Zootopia 2
. The Force Awakens 2
76. The Hateful Eight 1
. Chronicle 1
. Cloud Atlas 1
. The Revenant 1
. V for Vendetta 1
. Mr. Right 1
. The Guest 1
. The Wedding Ringer 1
. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 1
. Gangs of New York 1
. Idiocracy 1
. Moonrise Kingdom 1
. Atonement 1
. Borat 1
. Lost in Translation 1
. Grindhouse 1
. Boyhood 1
. Rush 1
. Shame 1
. Gran Torino 1
. 21 Jump Street 1
. Fantastic Mr. Fox 1
. Sicario 1
. Frozen 1
. Silence 1
. The Raid 2 1
. Calvary 1
. Moon 1
. Spotlight 1
. Yi Yi 1
. I Am Legend 1
. The Book of Eli 1
. Mistress America 1
. American Honey 1
. Lords of Dogtown 1
. The Way Way Back 1
. The Wolf of Wall Street 1
. Wolf Children 1
. Big Fish 1
. Gone Girl 1
. A Most Violent Year 1
. The Count of Monte Cristo 1
. Rush Hour 2 1
. Brokeback Mountain 1
. Southland Tales 1
. It's Such a Beautiful Day 1
. Enter the Void 1
. The LEGO Movie 1
. The Tale of Princess Kaguya 1
. Godzilla: Final Wars 1
. Shin Godzilla 1
. Adaptation 1
. Hero 1
. Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah 1
. Let the Right One In 1
. Rogue One 1
. Bernie 1
. Upstream Color 1
. X-Men 1
. Pacific Rim 1
. Inherent Vice 1
. Swiss Army Man 1
. Fruitvale Station 1
. Warrior 1
. Everybody Wants Some!! 1
. American Psycho 1
. Into the Wild 1
. In Praise of Love 1
. Supplement 1
. Sunshine 1
. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 1
. Blue Is the Warmest Colour 1
. Collateral 1
. Confessions 1
. Love Exposure 1
. Only God Forgives 1
. Mr. Nobody 1
. Avatar 1
. Incendies 1
. Spring Breakers 1
. Millennium Actress 1
. The Perks of Being a Wallflower 1
. Love Actually 1
. Star Trek 1
. Hot Rod 1
. 50/50 1
. Blood Diamond 1
. The Man From Nowhere 1
. Crash 1
. Memories of Murder 1
. Anomalisa 1
. Let the Right One In 1
. Unbreakable 1
. Birdman 1
. Cache 1
. Hell Or High Water 1
. Kingsman 1
. Minority Report 1
. The Hurt Locker 1
. The Master 1
. Les Miserables 1
. Signs 1
. The Town 1
. The Neon Demon 1
. Syndromes and a Century 1
. Uncle Boonmee 1
. Battle Royale 1
. Before Sunset 1
184. (500) Days of Summer
. 10 Cloverfield Lane
. 25th Hour
. A History of Violence
. A Separation
. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
. Amelie
. Amores Perros
. Anchorman
. Argo
. Carol
. Catch Me If You Can
. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
. Dancer in the Dark
. Deadpool
. Dogville
. Downfall
. Get Out
. Gran Torino
. Gravity
. Grizzly Man
. Hacksaw Ridge
. Hardcore Henry
. Holy Motors
. Hugo
. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
. Iron Man
. Irreversible
. Life of Pi
. Manchester by the Sea
. Melancholia
. Milk
. Million Dollar Baby
. Mystic River
. Pirates of the Caribbean
. Punch Drunk Love
. Requiem of a Dream
. Room
. Russian Ark
. Sideways
. Sin City
. Slumdog Millionaire
. Snowpiercer
. Spider
. Skyfall
. The Act of Killing
. The Big Short
. The Bourne Identity
. The Descent
. The Fall
. The Great Beauty
. The Handmaiden
. The Illusionist
. The Incredibles
. The Life Aquatic
. The Lives of Others
. The Man From Earth
. The Martian
. The Maze Runner
. The Raid
. The Triplettes of Belleville
. The White Ribbon
. The Wrestler
. Toni Erdmann
. Traffic
. Under the Skin
. Werckmeister Harmonies
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Official 2018 Beale Street Music Festival Visitor/Info Thread

. Hello BSMF 2018 fans, we are glad you can join us at Memphis ! Memphis a great city with plenty of great food, entertainment, and sights to offer for your visit. Below you will find listings and links to some of our most popular attractions, restaurants and bars. If there is something you can’t find here, check out the search feature or the sidebar, and please feel free to ask us you need more detailed information. We hope that you enjoy your time here and can come back again soon.   Festival Info/Transportation/Contacts:
Official Beale Street Music Festival Info
BSMF Survival Guides: Guide 1 Guide 2 Guide 3
*Memphis Police Non-Emergency Number 1-901-545-2677 *
Downtown Parking Map/Guide
Both Uber and Lyft are great around town:
Uber BSMF Info
Lyft: Use MEMPHISINMAY18 code for $5 off 2 rides with Lyft or $10 off one ride with DILLYDILLY10
Yellow Cab: 1-901-577-7777
MetroCab 1-901-322-2222
[Memphis Area Transit Authority](www.matatransit.com)
  Entertainment Areas:
South Main - Downtown
Cooper Young- Midtown
Overton Square – Midtown
Broad Ave Arts District – Binghampton
Crosstown Concourse - Crosstown Area
Brookhaven Circle – East Memphis
Downtown - Includes Beale Street, Pinch District, Mud Island and South Main
  Memphis Sites of Interest and Attractions
Beale Street - Home of the blues. Bars, restaurants, shops. Quintessential tourist spot.
Graceland – way more expensive than you think
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
National Civil Rights Museum
Sun Studio – don’t eat at the café
The Peabody Hotel – ducks in an indoor fountain in very nice lobby
Elmwood Cemetery – famous dead Memphians
Historic Court Square in Downtown Memphis
Pink Palace Museum – originally home of Piggly Wiggly founder, now museum.
National Ornamental Metal Museum - Small museum of metallurgy and active blacksmith Shop overlooking the Mississippi River, next to Chickasaw Heritage Park with burial mounds. Grounds with art are free to walk and check out river view (make sure to stop and look at the entrance gate)
Brooks Museum of Art
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Cotton Museum
Lists of Memphis Murals: List 1 List 2 List 3
Southland Park Gaming and Racing – West Memphis, AR (minutes from downtown) Casino, Dog track, Sammy Hager Sports Bar and Bourbon Street Grill (fine dining)
 
Family Attractions:
Memphis Zoo –very nice. New exhibits for Zambizi River (hippos/crocodiles)
Children’s Museum of Memphis – splash pad in summer
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid Official Site – amazing. Huge aquariums, shooting gallery, live alligators, bowling alley, many taxidermy animals, luxury hotel and seasonal free activities.
Memphis Botanic Gardens - nice gardens, large outdoor kids area.
Shelby Farms Park – large playgrounds, trails, lakes, paddleboats, fancy restaurant, seasonal attractions for Halloween and Christmas
Mud Island River Park
Memphis Riverboats – take a cruise on the Mississippi in an old fashioned paddle wheel boat
  Outdoor Activities:
Big River Crossing – Pedestrian bridge that allows you to walk across the Mississippi River
Shelby Farms Park
Shelby Farms Greenline – network of 11 miles (and growing) of paved walking/biking trails connecting midtown to Collierville.
Overton Park – small lake, some trails
 
Shopping: See South Main, Cooper Young Broad Ave and Overton Square above.
Bass Pro at the Pyramid
Saddle Creek – Germantown
Oak Court Mall – East Memphis
Wolf Chase Mall – Cordova
Carriage Crossing – Collierville
Laurelwood Shopping Center - East Memphis
 
Live Music Listings and Events Calendars:
Memphis Flyer Live Music Listings
I Love Memphis Blog
Choose901 Blog
East Memphis Moms Blog
FedEx Forum Calendar
 
BBQ:
Tops Bar-B-Q -Multiple Locations- Ask for white chop, good burgers
Central BBQ –Multiple Locations- Nachos with house chips
Payne’s Bar-B-Que –Midtown- Slaw Dog, BBQ Baloney
The Bar-B-Q Shop –Midtown- BBQ Spagetti
Corky’s Ribs & BBQ –Multiple Locations- Ribs and Catfish
Cozy Corner Restaurant –Medical Center- Cornish hen and rib tips
Arnolds BBQ and Grill -Medical District- ribs
Leonard’s Pit Barbecue -Parkway Village- buffet
Eldwood’s Shack -Berclaire/Summer- lots of great stuff
Interstate Barbecue – South Memphis- BBQ spaghetti
Blues City Cafe - Beale Street -wet ribs, bit touristy
TOURIST BBQ Rendezvous BBQ –Downtown- don’t slow smoke their ribs, they grill them
 
*Breweries *
Meddlesome Brewing - Cordova
Boscos Restaurant and Brewing Company- Midtown
Ghost River Tap Room/Brewery –Downtown
High Cotton Brewing – Medical District
Long Road Cider Co –North of Millington
Memphis Made Brewing – Midtown
Old Domnick Distillery vodka/whiskey - Downtown
Wiseacre Brewing – Broad Ave
Crosstown Brewing Co - Crosstown Concourse
NEW Memphis Brew Bus - Bus tour of selection of Memphis breweries
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Foreign Ownership of Land Register, Safe and Secure Rentals and Airport Authority Publicising Lost Property Sales drawn from ballot + Members Day Update

How the Day Unfolded
12 Questions to Ministers were answered
1 Question to a member was answered
The General Debate was Held
The general debate is held every week on Wednesday after Question Time. The formal procedure for the debate is that a member move a motion that the house take note of miscellaneous business. Members have 5 minutes to speak to whatever issue they wish. At the end of the hour the motion lapses and no question is put or vote taken.
The speakers were:
Call Member Party Seat Topic
1. Andrew Little Labour List Housing, The Budget, The State of the Govt
2. Amy Adams National Selwyn The Labour Greens MOU & Government announcements in the past 4 weeks
3. Iain Lees-Galloway Labour Palmerston North Immigration
4. Anne Tolley National East Coast Welfare Reforms & Regional Development
5. Ron Mark New Zealand First List Immigration & the rise of New Zealand First at the expense of Labour and National
6. Craig Foss National Tukituki Andrew Little v Stuart Nash and East Coast development
7. Peter Dunne United Future Ohariu Children in New Zealand
8. Sarah Dowie National Invercargill Economic Growth and Development in Southland
9. Marama Davidson Green List Housing
10. Jono Naylor National List Recent Government Announcements
11. Louisa Wall Labour Manurewa Social Development & homelessness
12. Dr Shane Reti National Whangarei Government achievements and announcements
A transcript of the debate can be found – here
Private and Local Orders of the Day
Member’s Orders of the Day
  • The Minimum Wage (Contractor Remuneration) Amendment Bill was read a second time. This bill is in the name of Labour list MP David Parker. This Bill amends the Minimum Wage Act 1983 to extend its provisions to apply to payments under a contract for services that are remunerated at below the minimum wage. Act and National voted against the bill but the vote was won after United Future voted in favour of the bill.
  • The first reading of the Oaths and Declarations (Endorsing the Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi) Amendment Bill was not agreed to. The purpose of this bill is to ensure that a person taking any oath set out in statute may, in addition to the words of the oath, elect to state that they will perform their duties in accordance with the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
    This bill saw spirited debate including the contribution of Treaty Affairs Minister and Attorney General Chris Finlayson (National – list). Arguments in favour contended that one could swear an oath on a bible to uphold the law according to their religious belief but not to uphold the principles of the Treaty that founded our nation. The counter argument was one based on the lack of need and that government agencies already uphold the principles of the treaty during their day to day activities and are required to consider them during decision making.
    The votes were:
    Party Aye Nay
    National 0 59
    Labour 32 0
    Green 14 0
    New Zealand First 0 12
    Maori 2 0
    Act 1 0
    United Future 1 0
    Total 50 71
  • The Social Security (Stopping Benefit Payments for Offenders who Repeatedly Fail to Comply with Community Sentences) Amendment Bill was read a first time. The bill was passed 61 – 60. This bill is in the name of National MP for Rodney Mark Mitchell. This bill would give the Department of Corrections the power to issue warnings to persons who have not complied with community-based sentences, with the consequence of withholding benefit payments. It has been referred to the Social Services Select Committee.
Debate Interrupted
  • The debate on the Customs and Excise (Prohibition of Imports Made by Slave Labour) Amendment Bill was interrupted when Mark Mitchell (National – Rodney) was speaking with 9 speeches remaining. The bill is in the name of Labour’s Tāmaki Makaurau MP Peeni Henare and amends the Customs and Excise Act 1996 to make goods produced in whole or in part by slave labour a prohibited import. National have indicated they will be voting against the bill.
The Biscuit Tin of Democracy
It has been a while but the biscuit tin has been dusted off and there was space for 3 bills to be drawn today. 79 bills were entered into the ballot.
The winning bills were:
Psephology Spotlight
Elections Concluded
  • In South Africa the ruling African National Congress suffered massive losses in their worst election performance since the end of Apartheid. The municipal council elections (which are conducted under MMP) saw the ANC lose majority control of many battleground cities including Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay and minor parties now are engaging in coalition talks between the ANC and opposition Democratic Alliance over who gets to control the council. In the last election the ANC garnered 62% of the popular vote whereas this year they mustered 54%. Corruption and economic woes are attributed to the swing away from the ANC. Famously President Zuma was found by the Constitutional Court to have benefited from $16 million worth of illegal expenditure to his personal home. In another example local corruption resulted in hundreds of toilets being built, row upon row, where houses should be instead.- see 1:20 in the video The ANC have promised to do a review in preparation for the next general election in 2019 and the position of President Zuma appears to be on shakey ground. However, many factions within the party are loyal to Zuma and it is thought that it is unlikely he could be brought down without a fight. Turnout was particularly key to the election results. Significant amounts of the population are still loyal to the ANC and so express their dissatisfaction by not turning up to vote, as they will not vote for any other party. Winning these groups back by 2019 is the new priority for the ANC and the opposition is hoping to win them over by bringing new leadership to local government.
  • The small African island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe has a new president after their August 7 vote. The first round was held on July 17 and provisional results suggested that challenger Evaristo Carvalho, a former Prime Minister, had won but the result was annulled due to irregularities. Incumbent president Pinto da Costa boycotted the second round after claiming Carvalho engaged in fraudulent activity in round 1 meaning Carvalho was elected unopposed. Costa served as the nation’s first president from 1975 – 1991 and was elected again in 2011. He will leave office in early September.
Upcoming Elections
  • Presidential elections will be held in Gabon on 28 August 2016. The president serves a seven year term and is elected via first past the post. The issue for the opposition is that given the multitude of candidates standing (14 are approved to be on the ballot) vote splitting may result in incumbent President Ali Bongo Ondimba sneaking back into office much like how Ondimba was first elected in 2009. Former United Nations General Assembly President and Gabonese Foreign Minister Jean Ping is considered Ondimba’s toughest competition. Ping served under Ondimba’s father who was president of Gabon from 1967 until his death in 2009 and was involved in demonstrations against Ondimba which were broken up by police.
  • General elections and a constitutional referendum will be held in Zambia on 11 August. At stake are 150 members of the National Assembly, the five year term of president and an amendment to the Bill of Rights. The amendment would see Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental rights inserted alongside civil and political rights. Additionally the referendum if approved would see the rules for amendments to the constitution and bill of rights changed. In the race for president Edgar Lungu of the Patriotic Front is hoping to be elected to his first full term in office after winning the 2015 presidential by election. He is facing a rematch with Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development who missed out on victory by 27,757 votes last time in a race that still is disputed. The election method is two round first past the post. The Patriotic Front currently has a plurality of seats (60) in the multi party National Assembly who are elected via first past the post.
Fact of the Day – Housing the Prime Minister
All over the world Prime Ministers and leaders receive as a perk of their office a home that they can reside in throughout their tenure. In the United Kingdom it is 10 Downing Street, The French Prime Minister calls Hôtel Matignon home, The Prime Minister of Canada gets 24 Sussex Drive while the Prime Minister of India gets 7, Race Course Road (A.K.A Panchavati). In Australia the Prime Minister has The Lodge in Canberra and Kirribilli House in Sydney. In New Zealand it is Premier House but this hasn't always been the case.
In the early days of the New Zealand Parliament, premiers were required to find their own accommodation. This changed in 1865 when the capital moved to Wellington and the government acquired a simple 22-year-old wooden cottage in Thorndon’s Tinakori Road. This was a damp, flood-prone gully, but it was close to Parliament. A Wellington newspaper, elated by the city’s new status, thought the £2900 price ‘cheap’. An Auckland paper called it a ‘monstrous waste of public money’.
New Zealands sixth Premier, Frederick Weld, didn’t get to spend long in the house. Weld made many enemies by overseeing the moving of the capital to Auckland from Wellington as well as seeing the confiscation of more than a million acres of land from Waikato Maori. The finances of his government were precarious at best and his relations with the Governor soured over the withdrawal of British Troops. In October 1865 his government resigned after less than a year in the position.
With the arrival of the Vogel family in 1872 the house adopted the name “the casino” and consisted of 8 bedrooms with conservatory and ballroom. The ballroom got a hammering. They made Premier House the social centre of Wellington. In July 1876 Lady Vogel sent out 250 invitations to a calico fancy dress ball, ‘the most brilliant of its kind yet seen in this city’. The Vogels also imported New Zealand’s first lawn tennis set, though Sir Julius was too unfit to chase the ball far.
In 1884 the Vogels returned for another three years. Sir Julius was obese and gouty, so Cabinet often met in an office built in the house. In 1886 he added a lift to take him from the dining room up to his bedroom.
After the Vogels moved out, the government tried to sell the property. But the press and public fought back. Wellington people valued its spacious grounds as a public amenity. Only the furniture was sold. Some suggested turning the site into an old men’s home or a university, but it stayed empty. MPs’ salaries had been cut, and the Liberal ministers of the 1890s had to live cheaply. Premier Richard John Seddon lived in a modest ministerial residence at 47 Molesworth Street. ‘This isn’t at all a nice house; it is surrounded, like a nunnery, with a high and close and ugly wooden fence, and presents a dismal appearance’, a voter complained. Seddon’s son remembered it fondly as ‘a political house. Politics was the sole subject day after day – at breakfast, dinner and tea.’
The Tinakori Street residence, vacant since 1893, was leased out from 1896 to 1900, when it became a ministerial residence again.
The house’s fortunes recovered when Seddon’s deputy, Joseph Ward, moved in. Ward, soon to be Sir Joseph, and prime minister from 1906, named it Awarua House. Like Vogel, he enjoyed the good life. The Wards threw ‘at homes’, garden parties, receptions, garden fetes, balls and wedding receptions. Sometimes over 1000 people gathered there. When Governor Ranfurly dropped in for a chat, they served him whisky in special large glasses. Sir Joseph liked to free office hours for talking or socialising. So he spent the early morning in his study in pyjamas and dressing gown, signing the documents delivered by his chief secretaries.
William Massey, the house’s next lengthy occupant, renamed it Ariki Toa, ‘home of the chief’. During the First World War the Masseys used it for patriotic activities.
In 1925, Gordon Coates called Ariki Toa ‘a happy home … a haven of rest’. That year he rebuilt the conservatory and added an enclosed veranda above it. Four years later Cabinet again tried to sell it. ‘Sunless and damp, and the gardening costly and unnecessary’, an official sniffed. But again, public protests prevented a sale.
Ariki Toa’s role as the prime minister’s official house ended in the 1930s when George Forbes moved out. In 1935 the new prime minister, Michael Joseph Savage, a frugal bachelor, made the break permanent by choosing a smaller ministerial home in Molesworth Street. Three years later, dying of cancer, he moved into Hill Haven, 66 Harbour View Road, in the suburb of Northland. Prime Minister Peter Fraser decided to remain in Hill Haven throughout the 1940’s preferring its scenic outlook.
Sidney Holland preferred a place with a guest bathroom. He renovated 41 Pipitea Street in Thorndon. This brick house is close to Parliament, but its surroundings were still industrial, ‘with a brewery chimney quite close, a paint factory next door, commercial offices (B.P. Ltd) on the eastern boundary.’ The section had a small lawn in front and room for a clothes line behind, but the house was too small to entertain official guests.
Holland’s National successor Keith Holyoake also lived there. In 1966 the air was still ‘sodden with the smell of hops and malt from the brewery up the street, and jackhammers are busy tearing down Victorian ruins all around.’ But the economy-minded Holyoake dismissed all suggestions of building a new official residence. The Holyoakes put buckets under the leaks in the kitchen roof whenever it rained. Today Pipitea Street is still an important part of New Zealand politics and serves as the home of the National Party offices
Holyoake was not as eccentric as he might seem. Ministerial houses were seldom very flash. Every time the government changed, prime ministers-elect trotted around these places, often still occupied by defeated ministers and their families. In November 1972, for example, Norman Kirk and his wife, Ruth, went house hunting. Because they knew Holyoake had let 41 Pipitea Street deteriorate, they did not even bother to look at it. They chose a Seatoun house recommended by their ministerial driver.
The Ministry of Works looked after ministers’ houses. As many had been bought only to be demolished for motorways and other development, it skimped on their maintenance and furnishing. Television came to New Zealand in 1960, but the Ministry waited until 1965 before providing TV aerials for ministers’ houses. Ministers paid for their own sets until 1973, when Cabinet made them free – provided the screens did not exceed 23 inches (58 cm).
In 1976 New Zealand regained an official home for its prime minister for the first time in 40 years. Ten years earlier, Jocelyn Vogel had given Vogel House in Lower Hutt to the Crown to mark 100 years of Parliament in Wellington. Designed in 1933 by Helmore and Cotterill, it was one of the Hutt Valley’s last large houses designed for a family and domestic staff.
Prime Minister Robert Muldoon rushed to refurbish Vogel House in time for a dinner for the visiting Queen Elizabeth II in February 1977. He was our first modern leader able to offer VIPs proper hospitality. David Lange, who succeeded Muldoon in 1984, never liked Vogel House and kept his family in Auckland. He ‘camped’ in a tiny first floor apartment in the house, moaning about the staff folding the edge of the toilet paper in neat triangles, hotel-style. Finding it too far from the Beehive, he saw out his term as prime minister in a flat near Parliament.
After Michael Joseph Savage rejected Tinakori Street, it became ‘the murder house’, a children’s dental clinic. The Public Works Department raised seedlings at the front of the grounds. In 1977 the dental nurses moved out, leaving the property empty. In the early to mid-1980s the Ministry of Works repiled the building and fitted sprinklers, but it remained underutilised. Some wanted to redevelop the site, but the Thorndon Society and the Historic Places Trust defended its heritage qualities. It is a Category I historic place on the Trust register. In the late 1980s, Minister of Internal Affairs Michael Bassett decided to restore 260 Tinakori Road as an official prime ministerial residence. The conservation of Premier House, as they renamed it, was a 1990 Sesquicentennial project. That year Geoffrey Palmerand his wife, Margaret, became its first official residents.
Premier House has housed every subsequent prime minister. Some made it a family home, but Helen Clark and John Key kept their families in Auckland, using Premier House as a workday squat. ‘There’s a little corner which has the bedroom and the bathroom, and … I go into the bedroom somewhere around midnight or later,’ Clark said in 2002. ‘The alarm goes in the morning, I wander along to the kitchen, I turn on the jug and make a cup of tea. Then I’m out of there.’
Nevertheless, Premier House hosts VIPs, such as Prince William, who attended a barbecue there in 2010. It is also used by politicians and officials for meetings and is the venue for events such as awards ceremonies. Premier House was one of the few Crown-owned ministerial houses retained by the government recently after it reformed ministerial expenses, terminated many leases and put ministers on to flat allowances to cover their Wellington expenses.
Information provided by NZhistory.net.nz
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My storied life in Rustifac - From Hermit to Trader and beyond

With our seventh era (what we call the time between wipes) in Rust Factions upon us, I'd like to recount a bit of my life in Rustifac.
"Lately it's occurred to me; what a long strange trip it's been."
Old Servia
Before stumbling on Rust Town Wars (which was likely the first town/faction server in Rust), I had the same experience most new solo players do. I was too traumatized get anywhere near rad areas without crippling fear and I didn't have any interaction with players past getting shot or running away. "Friendly, my ass! I'm not sticking around to find out." I saw a post on playrust about a town a guy had made called Woodbury. Being a TWD fan and considering Rust, I was cautious but intrigued. I joined the server and lived on the outskirts, wondering how long this novelty would last. I was looting small rad one day and I heard a voice that wasn't followed by gunshots. (that was a first at the time) I turn and find myself surrounded by three players. The bandits of the server. "Drop your weapons", I complied but kept my hatchet. "Give us your wood.", I dropped it. "Give me your pants", I took a hatchet to one guy's face. "If you hadn't attacked us, you could have lived. [playername] collects pants" It was delightfully refreshing.
A week or two went by, and I started to gather the courage to join a town. Woodbury was booming and monks had opened Three Pillars. It seemed like when I was just about to join one, they got raided. First it was Woodbury and then 3P was attacked as I stood at the gate. I retreated to the hills and remained a hermit for quite some time.
Rustifac Era 1+2
When Rust Town Wars closed, the community split into a few different servers. I ended up on Rust Factions. The first two eras were rough and I remained Ruigi, The Mountain Man" scavenging and hiding among 1x1s around the map. Population was low and the second era was marked by the tyranny of Lord Bacon in the Southlands. There was a hotel that quickly turned into a prison and many players were run out from their homes for not paying off Bacon and his cronies. This was the first appearance of our map and land claims; now a vital part of the server.
The Golden (3rd) Era
This era is where the server really came into it's own. Here's the map from late in the era for a point of reference. We had a large influx of players in BP and the Browncoats (who banded together to terrorize the server) and reached peaks of up to 100 players. I became a leader of the Church of Cage and hoped for it to be a beacon of hope and a lifeline to new or struggling players. It quickly devolved into a Holy War and a church was taken over by Travoltas with the help of BP. The Tunnel Snakes became a satellite state of the UOSD, the Indians fought Travolta in Small Rad and many factions banded together to fight the common enemy they had found in BP. I believe this was also the first apperance of the Crips, who would come to gain (sometimes shared) control over Big Rad in later eras. Geopolitical politics became a big part of the meta game.
My Life as a Trader
The fourth era saw a decline in players due to a number of factors and got off to a slow start. A few big factions popped up, MODOR built their first "Eye of Sauron" and the CRIPS became a force to be reckoned with. I had more or less reverted to my hermit/hoarder status and decided to do something that, at the time, I though was incredibly stupid. I opened a trading post. A simple 2x2 right in the open, selling guns and C4. I held an auction to figure out base prices and came into quite a windfall. Personally, I had never had even a stack of planks and suddenly I had over 15k wood. I began to open up new trading posts all over the map. I expected to be raided, it would be another two eras before I was.
Carte blanc as a Trader
"If you can't trust Ruigi, who can you trust?" - DasCoop
In the fifth era, I revised my designs and set up a trade network. I set a price list and recruited suppliers. Outside of the first day, I never gathered basic resources or even turned on a furnace. My time was spent either looting rad areas or conducting business. I may have been killed once that era. I'd hear a voice from behind, "Oh, it's Ruigi!" and got left in peace only to hear someone else get KOSd by the same player minutes later. I feared nothing and went about my business undisturbed. I made a pretty decent living as a solo player that era.
Bartertown and the demise of free trade
In the sixth era, I took on the role of Master Blaster and ran a community called Bartertown. A few other players took interest in trading and a new faction KFC, set up HQ in B-town. Guns and resources traded hands like they never had before. Stemming from general boredom and a lower population, someone actually raided one of my trading posts, which had become landmarks on the server, so I abandoned neutrality and went to war. The United Factions held a vote on free trade, which ended in a 6 to 3 vote to use my prices as a standard for trading. This led to more conflict and KFC setting up a trader for assignation. I finally got to fire a shot in my own war but it ended up being on the UF which was acting a peace keeping force and protecting 'verified traders' that held the price floor. All in all, the second half of the sixth era was agreed upon to be the most fun a lot of us had on the server in recent history. Thunderdome was built, matches were held and as this era winds down to a close, players are looking forward with new ideas and factions to make the seventh era the best yet.
Chief House Always Wins
So what's next for a rather innovative player on arguably best server on Rust? There's still places to go on the economic side, plans for banking and storage services were made but not implemented. I'll leave that to the next generation of traders, those that got a taste want more and new trading factions are already recruiting. Gambling was another idea I had toyed with and plans are in the works for an Indian casino with some very clever spins on classic table games like Faro and something I'm calling Rust Roulette. I'm up against some competition as a Deadwood faction will be making a debut to offer some friendly competition and hopefully some cowboys versus indians RP. The server's had it's ups and downs but with a great community and some interesting ideas, there's always something interesting happening on Rust Factions.
Before anyone asks for an IP
Just check my comment/post history to find our subreddit. I'll be needing players to man the casino and terrorize Deadwood or you can join up with another faction or even start your own. We've had religions of all kinds, Romans, Commies and fantasy references galore. It wouldn't surprise me if we see GoT factions again. We do have adjusted loot tables, uncraftable military and possibly a few new plugins next era (tentatively set for Monday) so read the rules, browse our sub and if it looks like a place you'd play just mention me (Ruigi) in your whitelist request. Hope to see new faces in Rustifac soon!
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. Hello BSMF 2018 fans, we are glad you can join us at Memphis ! Memphis a great city with plenty of great food, entertainment, and sights to offer for your visit. Below you will find listings and links to some of our most popular attractions, restaurants and bars. If there is something you can’t find here, check out the search feature or the sidebar, and please feel free to ask us you need more detailed information. We hope that you enjoy your time here and can come back again soon.   Festival Info/Transportation/Contacts:
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Entertainment Areas:
South Main - Downtown
Cooper Young- Midtown
Overton Square – Midtown
Broad Ave Arts District – Binghampton
Crosstown Concourse - Crosstown Area
Brookhaven Circle – East Memphis
Downtown - Includes Beale Street, Pinch District, Mud Island and South Main
  Memphis Sites of Interest and Attractions
Beale Street - Home of the blues. Bars, restaurants, shops. Quintessential tourist spot.
Graceland – way more expensive than you think
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
National Civil Rights Museum
Sun Studio – don’t eat at the café
The Peabody Hotel – ducks in an indoor fountain in very nice lobby
Elmwood Cemetery – famous dead Memphians
Historic Court Square in Downtown Memphis
Pink Palace Museum – originally home of Piggly Wiggly founder, now museum.
National Ornamental Metal Museum - Small museum of metallurgy and active blacksmith Shop overlooking the Mississippi River, next to Chickasaw Heritage Park with burial mounds. Grounds with art are free to walk and check out river view (make sure to stop and look at the entrance gate)
Brooks Museum of Art
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Cotton Museum
Lists of Memphis Murals: List 1 List 2 List 3
Southland Park Gaming and Racing – West Memphis, AR (minutes from downtown) Casino, Dog track, Sammy Hager Sports Bar and Bourbon Street Grill (fine dining)
 
Family Attractions:
Memphis Zoo –very nice. New exhibits for Zambizi River (hippos/crocodiles)
Children’s Museum of Memphis – splash pad in summer
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid Official Site – amazing. Huge aquariums, shooting gallery, live alligators, bowling alley, many taxidermy animals, luxury hotel and seasonal free activities.
Memphis Botanic Gardens - nice gardens, large outdoor kids area.
Shelby Farms Park – large playgrounds, trails, lakes, paddleboats, fancy restaurant, seasonal attractions for Halloween and Christmas
Mud Island River Park
Memphis Riverboats – take a cruise on the Mississippi in an old fashioned paddle wheel boat
  Outdoor Activities:
Big River Crossing – Pedestrian bridge that allows you to walk across the Mississippi River
Shelby Farms Park
Shelby Farms Greenline – network of 11 miles (and growing) of paved walking/biking trails connecting midtown to Collierville.
Overton Park – small lake, some trails
 
Shopping: See South Main, Cooper Young Broad Ave and Overton Square above.
Bass Pro at the Pyramid
Saddle Creek – Germantown
Oak Court Mall – East Memphis
Wolf Chase Mall – Cordova
Carriage Crossing – Collierville
Laurelwood Shopping Center - East Memphis
 
Live Music Listings and Events Calendars:
Memphis Flyer Live Music Listings
I Love Memphis Blog
Choose901 Blog
East Memphis Moms Blog
FedEx Forum Calendar
 
BBQ:
Tops Bar-B-Q -Multiple Locations- Ask for white chop, good burgers
Central BBQ –Multiple Locations- Nachos with house chips
Payne’s Bar-B-Que –Midtown- Slaw Dog, BBQ Baloney
The Bar-B-Q Shop –Midtown- BBQ Spagetti
Corky’s Ribs & BBQ –Multiple Locations- Ribs and Catfish
Cozy Corner Restaurant –Medical Center- Cornish hen and rib tips
Arnolds BBQ and Grill -Medical District- ribs
Leonard’s Pit Barbecue -Parkway Village- buffet
Eldwood’s Shack -Berclaire/Summer- lots of great stuff
Interstate Barbecue – South Memphis- BBQ spaghetti
Blues City Cafe - Beale Street -wet ribs, bit touristy
TOURIST BBQ Rendezvous BBQ –Downtown- don’t slow smoke their ribs, they grill them
 
*Breweries *
Meddlesome Brewing - Cordova
Boscos Restaurant and Brewing Company- Midtown
Ghost River Tap Room/Brewery –Downtown
High Cotton Brewing – Medical District
Long Road Cider Co –North of Millington
Memphis Made Brewing – Midtown
Old Domnick Distillery vodka/whiskey - Downtown
Wiseacre Brewing – Broad Ave
Crosstown Brewing Co - Crosstown Concourse
NEW Memphis Brew Bus - Bus tour of selection of Memphis breweries
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Welcome Liberty Bowl Fans!

Welcome to Memphis!
For music check out this listing for tonight and tomorow
You can't go wrong with BBQ around here (unless you go to Rendezvous Downtown). Feel free to use the search feature on the home page to check out some of our intense debate about the best que in town, or feel free to ask for specific rec based on where you're staying. But we have great sushi, tapas, fusion and soul food too!
Night life is great for both bars and restaurants at Overton Square , Cooper Young , Broad Ave arts district and south main district and dog track/casino at Southland Greyhound Park just across the river in West Memphis. Get off Beale and explore!
Uber and Lyft is also super easy and affordable in town.
For breweries check out Memphis Made Brewery and wise acre brewery or if you're up for a drive Saturday check out Long Road Cider Co . If you want to keep it closer to the hotel pick up a 64oz or 32 oz Growler at Cash Savers on Madison , Joes Liquor on Poplar or Busters Liquor out east and put your feet up.
There is also great family friendly entertainment options available too! Bass Pro at the Pyramid , memphis zoo , Children's museum , a great walk across the Mississippi River .
So please make yourselves at home and don't hesitate to ask any questions!
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