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Memphis is a monthly magazine focused on covering local culture, people, food, and entertainment. Each yearlong subscription includes the annual Dining Guide in February, featuring the best of Memphis eateries and drinkeries. Published in August, the annual City Guide recommends places in categories including Where To Take a Date and Where To Pretend You Are On Vacation. Get to know the Bluff City's most endearing daily habits through Memphis's top picks in the Arts & Events Calendar. Study fresh stylings for local fashionistas, dapper businessmen, and well-dressed tables in the Fashion and Style sections.
For those with an entrepreneurial interest, each subscription to Memphis magazine includes a yearlong subscription to Memphis Business Quarterly. Each of its six issues features an interview with a local businessperson and, in the The Players section, a list of local dealmakers and business shakers. A finalist in the General Excellence category of the 2010 City and Regional Magazine Association Awards, Memphis magazine meritoriously provides insight into the city's happenings and transpirations.
Since it first started up its printing presses in 1976, Memphis Magazine has raked in awards for its coverage of culture, food, and entertainment around the Bluff City. The City and Regional Magazine Association, for example, recently awarded the publication a Gold Medal in the General Excellence category in 2007, 2008, and 2010. More than 60,000 readers open its pages each month to peruse the style section, home-and-garden articles, and guides that highlight local festivals and other events. Locally owned, the magazine prides itself on the quality and independence of its coverage.