Along with OVERTON PARK and its many attractions, Memphis' renowned
is the greatest jewel of Midtown. The college is nationally recognized as an outstanding academic institution. It has a great library, an excellent theatre, and a fine athletic program for the participation of genuine students.
The campus, which is directly across North Parkway from Overton Park, is surpassingly beautiful. Gothic buildings made of mellow stone from Rhodes' own quarry, are set among peaceful lawns and gardens. It is now gated, but is friendly to walkers, including dog-walkers. Alumni and members of the Red and Black Society can purchase recreational memberships at the college's excellent athletic facilities--tennis courts, track, pool and field house.
Rhodes also has the MEEMAN CENTER FOR ADULT EDUCATION
Outstanding faculty members and visiting lecturers present latafternoon evening courses on a wide variety of topics. The atmosphere is informal; snacks are served; and many good friendships are formed among repeat students.
Midtown is the home of a great variety of fine restaurants. Our personal favorites include:
CAFE SOCIETY, on Evergreen just north of Poplar. It has outstanding cuisine and frequent cooking demonstrations, as well as a dog-friendly sidewalk dining area.
CAFE 1912, on Peabody near Overton Square. A cozy restaurant with fine French cuisine and good wines.
PAULETTE'S in Overton Square with historically good dining and a specialty in crepes.
MOLLIE'S LA CASITA, also in Overton Square. A Memphis tradition for Mexican food.
BAHN THAI, towards town on Peabody. Outstanding Thai cooking and a charming outdoor deck.
BLUE FISH, an upscale restaurant in the Cooper-Young area specializing in excellent fish dishes.
TSUNAMI, another Cooper-Young restaurant with outstanding food and good small plates.