Whenever people come to Memphis, most of them just want to eat barbecue non-stop. And I'm proud to show off some of our local smoked pork and soul food restaurants. But when real food lovers come to town, I take them directly to the Cooper-Young District. The local artsy neighborhood features an ever-changing landscape of locally-owned restaurants that buck the trends of fast food and veer away from stereotypical dishes associated with the South, while still celebrating our regional ingredients and culinary traditions. See our top picks in the slideshow.