Elle & Onna's Shine Detail's technicians cleanse and customize automobiles of all shapes and sizes. Customers with cars, SUVs, trucks, vans, or human-size hamster balls can roll into the shop and let staffers rejuvenate their vehicles' exteriors with a clay-bar treatment, hand wash and wax, or headlight restoration. Interior-focused services include carpet shampooing, leather cleaning and conditioning, and odor removal. Elle & Onna's team also personalizes motorized chariots with window tints, which can block out harmful ultraviolet rays and keep cabins from reaching temperatures capable of turning grapes into sun-dried tomatoes.
There are no roads in the sky—just clouds and the floating mansions of America's billionaires. Similarly, Downtown Aviation's flying lessons don't follow one set pathway to pilot certification. Using FAA-approved materials, the school's certified flight instructors can teach a fast-paced course or follow a more casual lesson plan. But the endpoint remains the same: a student, private, or sport certificate.
One of the most exciting moments during training occurs approximately 20–25 hours into instruction, when students take the controls for their first solo flight. As they soar over Memphis or Olive Branch, taking in bird's eye views through the cockpit windshield, some may feel inspired to pursue flying as a career. Luckily, they won't have to look for a new school. Downtown Aviation's faculty trains pilots for their commercial certificates and airline transport pilot licenses. The staff can also maintain pilots' aircrafts at their Cessna-certified service center.
The Movie & Pizza Company lets you dine in with friends or take your meal and a movie (the flick is not included in your Groupon) home for you, your family, and the feral squirrel you've befriended. Top your pies with anything from Cajun chicken to pesto to veggie heaven (roasted red peppers, feta, parmesan, artichoke, spinach, and garlic), or opt for the traditional mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, or sausage (12-inch pies range from $11 to $15, and 16-inch pies run $13 to $20). If the regular selection doesn't perk your palate, start with a blank slate and add your own toppings ($1 each for a 12-inch pie, $1.50 each for a 16-inch). The Company's menu also features an array of specialty salads ($6.50), sandwiches ($7), and pastas ($9–$10).
Technicians at Mid Town Finest Hand Car Wash & Detail decontaminate cars and redress them with surface enhancers and conditioners for a like-new look. Detailing appointments treat cars to everything from hand washes that clear away surface stains and ease sore fenders, to trifectas of paint conditioner, carnauba wax, and high-gloss polymer sealant. Technicians also delve inside autos to vacuum carpets, power wash mats, and wipe down dirty surfaces. Upon request, techs will install an air freshener before they let the car strut confidently out the door.
Graceland Mansion, the 14-acre estate of Elvis Presley and a National Historic Landmark, mesmerizes tour-goers with the king’s untouched digs, glitzy duds, six museums, and exhibits. The three-hour Graceland Platinum Tour features Elvis's famed Jungle Room with indoor waterfall, music room, and more. The rest of the tour is self-guided and includes stops at Elvis’s two custom jets and the automobile museum housing more than 33 sets of wheels, including the legendary pink Cadillac, a 1975 Dino Ferrari, and the movie-starring red MG from Blue Hawaii. Explore the Elvis Presley: Fashion King exhibit showcasing the king’s handmade shirts, glittery getup, and collection of early 1950's MP3 players, and three special exhibits— Elvis Lives: The King and Pop Culture, ’68 Special, and Elvis in the News —which document decades of Elvis’s history and rise to stardom with interactive elements.