Last month I mentioned my falling stats due to not blogging as much.  As any social media expert will tell you, few posts = low traffic. At the time, the big news was that the Social Media Tourism conference had chosen Tunica for its next conference in November (even more important now).  I posted about this and resolved to be a better blogger.

Heres where the weirdness started… I made a trip to Vegas and my traffic started rising before I even put out a post. The flooding around the Mississippi especially around Memphis and Tunica was becoming news and I’m guessing some of my Tunica posts were becoming news too (see first 4 columns in the post above)  Of course, being a Tunica Casino regular, I was glued to the internet watching what happened. I wrote about Tunica looking like a “Reel’em in game” (a popular video fishing game at many of the casinos) and when I saw some good pictures and videos, I did a post on this too. These things compounded and I’m now getting well over a 1000 hits a day. (more…)


The Hollywood Cafe is an easy drive from the hotels in and around Tunica.  @TunicaReb originally pointed me to this place but in talking to the locals in and around Tunica, I got at least three more recommendations (one of the guys at the Tunica museum is a regular there). TunicaReb recommended the catfish but my main goal was to try the deep fried pickles.

According to their website:

John Grisham was a regular long before he became a famous author, and he mentioned The Hollywood Cafe several times in his best-seller “A Time to Kill”. Marc Cohn immortalized The Hollywood Cafe in his award winning song “Walking in Memphis”. The Hollywood Cafe is featured prominently in Cohn’s music video by the same title.