Series host, Bo Stevenson, at The House of Mews
The folks at Cheerwine, a 98-year old soft drink from the Carolinas, recently released an eight-episode documentary series called The Local Legend Project, which features a few faces Memphians might recognize.
This summer, Cheerwine trekked across 26 cities in seven states to find “local legends” in the American South to feature in the docu-series.
From the press release:
In keeping with Cheerwine’s tradition of building strong relationships with its fans, the company reached out on social media to discover local legends. Before heading to each city, they asked fans for help finding one-of-a-kind people and places by using the hashtag #cheerwinelocallegends. Bo Stevenson, host of The Local Legend Project, also talked with local newspapers and TV stations to spread the world about Cheerwine’s hunt for heroes. “Our crew would land in a new city every weekend, not knowing anybody, and nimbly follow social media leads: seeing a tweet recommending a place, then going to investigate. It’s a delicious job, but somebody has to do it,” says Stevenson.
Among the Memphis establishments featured are Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous Restaurant, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, The House of Mews, Mollie Fontaine’s, and Earnestine & Hazel’s.
Check out the series trailer here:
You can watch full episodes below.
Episode 2, featuring Charlie Vergos’ Restaurant:
Episode 4, featuring Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken’s original location in Mason, TN:
Episode 5, featuring The House of Mews:
Episode 6, featuring Mollie Fontaine’s and Earnestine & Hazel’s:
For more information about The Local Legend Project or to nominate one of your own local legends, visit cheerwine.com/