Wednesday News Update: Willie Nelson, Malt Flavored Mountain Dew and Other Things Made in the South

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 25th 2012 741 0

If you're into new restaurants, neighborhood revitalization, malt-flavored Mountain Dew and Willie Nelson, this Memphis news update is for you.

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– First, the food news. Aldo's Pizza Pies on Main St. is finally opening for real this time on Thursday. Also, on Friday, there's going to be a food truck rodeo in Court Square during lunch.

– The neighborhood just southeast of downtown is looking at plans for revitalization, and there's talk of a grocery store. Before you ask, it's not going to be a Trader Joe's.

– Awww, it's like the Tigers are going through some kind of NCAA puberty as they move to the Big East. Awkward!

– Garden and Gun magazine (because such a thing exists) is looking for the best things that are made in the south. My votes: the Oxford American, Brimm's chips, Corsair's Wry Moon whiskey.

– Not made in the south, but obviously made for the south: the new Tennessee malt flavored Mountain Dew.

– CNN confirms what we already knew – Memphis is one of the best riverfront towns in the country.

– This is the last week to vote in the Memphis Flyer's annual Best of Memphis Poll.

– Lastly, Willie Nelson is going to play at Central Station in Memphis in October. True story.

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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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