March 2015 archive

Barefoot – Movie

Scott Speedman and Evan Rachel Wood make an adorable romantic comedy. I’m not sure how this one flew by my radar. It was released last year.

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Scott Speedman’s character, Jay Wheeler, is basically the outcast of his wealthy family. Aimless, on parole, and hunted for gambling debts. He decides to reach out to his family for help but in guise of having turned his life around. So he decides to bring a “serious girlfriend” home. Evan Rachel Wood, Daisy Kensington, is a psych patient. She ends up getting mixed up in the charade and pretends to be a nurse, but of course, it wouldn’t be a romantic comedy, if things just went as planned.

They are both just adorable, and taking away the parole, gambling, psych ward scenarios, they could be any couple. Really.

This one is very feel good movie, if you ever need one.

Gus’s – Memphis, TN

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I’ve been going to Gus’s since my first visit with my best friend in Memphis. “Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken” would be just a running joke because of the possessive/plural puzzle they have stuck in my mind, except that their chicken is amazing. Not just the chicken either. Corn nuggets. I have never ever had corn nuggets before Gus’s.

Now it has become an every visit tradition. My best friend considers it my “visit requirement.” Since, I’ve first dined at Gus’s there are now 10 locations open in 4 states. Five in Tennessee, East Memphis, Downtown Memphis, Bartlett, Collierville and Mason. Two in Arkansas, West Little Rock and Downtown Little Rock. Two in Mississippi, Oxford and South Haven. One in Austin, Texas.

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The list of future locations include Kansas City, and that I am very excited for. Of course, it will still remain a “visit requirement” every time I see my best friend in Tennessee, but this will just make it a little bit more accessible and a lot easier to share with friends close to home.

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From my last visit this past weekend: 2 piece white meat with macaroni and cheese and turnip greens, and an order of fried green tomatoes.

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A visit to Gus’s is always a pleasure and always highly recommended. Besides, who doesn’t appreciate a place with no definite closing time?