You'll have to wait until next year to complete assignment #254 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis. But go ahead and mark your calendars – Zoo Rendezvous comes but once a year, and when it does, it's a ton of fun.
On Zoo Rendezvous night, hundreds of Memphians get dressed up (or not) and flock to the Zoo for food tastings from local restaurants, several open bars and lots of live music. It's sort of like Zoo Brew, if Zoo Brew had a massive all-you-can-eat buffet.
At this year's Zoo Rendezvous, there were 85 restaurants and bars serving everything from cajun rice to chocolate covered strawberries and four live bands (one of which was the greatest Prince cover band I've ever seen).
Zoo Rendezvous is one of the zoo's largest annual fundraisers, so tickets are on the pricey side. It's already passed for this year, so go ahead and start saving up for the next one, which will happen in fall of 2013.