Wednesday News Update: Birthdays, Plus-Ones and Number One Rankings

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 29th 2012 112 11

Madison and Tucker, Memphis, Tenn.

I'm going to assume that this sculpture at the corner of Madison and Tucker is deceked out for Valentine's Day, not Christmas. Either way, I like it.

– Happy birthday to two of my favorite local establishments! Muddy's Bakeshop turns four tomorrow, and Goner Records turns 8 years old (or 2, in leap years) today. In honor of their big day, they're having a sale – 15 percent off everything in the store and online (use code BIRTH at check out).

– The Memphis Flyer is giving away two club-level tickets to tonight's Grizzlies game (against the Mavericks).

– Do something good with your bonus day: MIFA is doing a Plus-1 donation campaign. The premise is that you donate to MIFA by adding $1 to your monthly MLGW bill.

– We're number one! Memphis was named the No. 1 Best Barbecue City in America by U.S. News and World Report.

– If you've got a few minutes, check out my friend Robert Rowan's gorgeous film homage to Memphis in the winter (set to an MGMT song).

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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