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What’s the most unexpected meal you’ve ever had?
I'm a huge Elvis fan and my girlfriend loves Priscilla Presley, so for her birthday I found a very special restaurant in Memphis called the Beauty Shop. It used to be a beauty parlor in the 1960s, where Priscilla would get her hair done. It is now an incredible woman-owned restaurant that serves everything from floral shrub mocktails to root beer floats. Naturally, we started with a root beer float, then had the roasted balsamic beet & clementine salad for dinner, and finished the night with the best strawberry cake I've ever had in my life. To boot, they still have the hair dryer stations in there!! I must also say that we mostly ate sweets at the Beauty Shop, since we had already pre-partied at Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken, the best and oldest chicken spot in Memphis.
Jaime Wyatt is an American queer country music singer, songwriter, and guitarist based in Nashville, Tennessee. She grew up on a small island near Tacoma, Washington, where she was raised by musician parents and secured her first record deal while still in high school; her songs were licensed in films and film soundtracks. In 2017, Wyatt debuted her first album, “Felony Blues.” The album tells the story of how she was incarcerated for eight months in L.A. County jail for robbing her heroin dealer, and how she started her journey in recovery from addiction and trauma. Wyatt's new album, “Neon Cross,” was produced by Shooter Jennings and chronicles her coming to terms with her sexual identity as a gay woman.
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