Friday News Update: Hearts and Minds and Trolling Edition

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 30th 2012 21 3

I thought about making a reference to Rebecca Black's "Friday", and then I thought better of it.

Today in Memphis, the Tigers win (our hearts), Penny shows off his shoes, Cochon returns, National Geographic loves us, and an Englishman may or may not be trolling the whole city. All of that and more, after this bit of holiday cheer:

Photo by @mmellow74 via Instagram

Photo by @mmellow74 via Instagram. To see your photos here, tag them #ilovememphis on Instagram.

– First, the Tigers won big last night. Ok, so their opponent, UT Martin, isn't exactly good, but I'm happy to see them playing something that looks a little more like basketball than whatever they were doing over Thanksgiving weekend.

– Speaking of Tigers, here's a peek at Penny Hardaway's sneaker collection.

– Good job, us! Memphis was featured on National Geographic Travel's list of 20 must-see places in 2013.

– Last week, I posted an interview with Dr. Sarah Petschonek, a woman who was on a mission to volunteer for 30 different Memphis organizations in 30 days. Now, she's taking the show on the road and volunteering across the country for her new project, Volunteer Bound (which starts next week).

– Attention, foodies: Cochon Heritage Barbecue is coming back to Memphis next Labor Day weekend.

– If you're a Memphis resident who's hoping to own your own home, there's a special homebuyer's workshop going on downtown today and tomorrow.

– And lastly, here's the (confusing) story of a British guy eating (what he thinks is) Memphis barbecue in Texas. The story is funny, but I'm still not convinced that he isn't trying to troll the whole city of Memphis/

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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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