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Memphis Named Best Food Town in America by Alton Brown

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In the last episode of Season 1 of The Eater Upsell, a foodie podcast hosted by Greg Morabito and Helen Rosner, they chatted with Alton Brown who just so nonchalantly named Memphis as his pick for the best food town in America. He gave a shoutout to Gibson’s Donuts, Gus’s Fried Chicken, and Dyer’s. High praise indeed!

“I’ve gotta say, Memphis, Tennessee: probably my number-one food town in the U.S.” – Alton Brown

You can listen to the podcast below, and his love for Memphis starts in at around 32:35:

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gibson's donuts with alton brown best donuts in america


Last year Brown travelled to Memphis and shared his love for Gibson’s Donuts herehere, here, and here, as well as his total love for Memphis hereSee this whole interview here.

Also, in case you’re wondering, here’s our bucket list of where to eat in Memphis.

Finally, see more ways Memphis kicks ass here

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