Tuesday News Update: A Big Honor, TN Brewery News and Your #ILoveMemphis Photos
Happy Tuesday, my fellow Memphians (and anyone else who has found your way here). In today's news update, we have a big honor for I Love Memphis, a Memphis movie premiere, news about the Tennessee Brewery, and a ton of upcoming events.
– Big thanks to all who voted for I Love Memphis in the Commercial Appeal's Memphis Most reader poll. I was honored to accept the award for "Best Local Blog" and also take this awesome photo at Metal Museum. Seriously many thanks. I couldn't run this blog without y'all's support and acceptance this last year. (Photo by Brandon Dill)
– Thanks High Ground News for including the I Love Memphis podcast in this super article about podcasting in Memphis.
– Take Me To The River, Martin Shore's documentary about Memphis music, premieres in Memphis on September 12 at Malco's Paradiso. It's got everybody from Mavis Staples to Snoop Dogg to Terrence Howard and the City Champs. Follow the Facebook page for showtimes and more info. Trailer here:
– Congrats to Hog and Hominy, Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, and Restaurant Iris for being included in Southern Living's list of the 100 best restaurants in the south. Personally, I think Memphis could have filled almost all 100 spots, but we'll take what we can get, right?
– This Thursday is the last Thursdays Squared of the season, and this time it's just $5 and is a kid-friendly show with 80s band Walrus and the crazy talented kids of School of Rock.
– Have you heard the August I Love Memphis pdocast yet? Kat Gordon, founder and owner of Memphis' favorite dessert sport, Muddy's Bake Shop spills the beans on the new Midtown Muddy's location (hint: the name is awesome.) Listen here. Subscribe on iTunes here.
– Chances are, you'll be surprised in September by someone singing an aria on a street corner. 30 Days of Opera starts on September 1, so go here for the calendar.
– Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 4, because the Hebrew Hillbilly is coming to the Memphis Jewish Community Center. Memphian Shelley Nemetz Fisher will put on her one-woman musical show about "her story of a good little southern Jewish girl with big rock and roll dreams". More info here.
– Love history, architecture, or just beautiful homes? Check out the 38th annual Central Gardens Home and Garden Tour from September 7 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. where you can tour five homes and Grace St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Go here for more info or to buy tickets.
– Good news: there's a big chance the Tennessee Brewery will be saved from demolition; the new owners are in the middle of a 90-day "due diligence" period before closing on a contract. Bad news: Sorry Instagrammers, but the new owners of the Tennessee Brewery have no plans to bring back Brewery UnTapped this fall (or probably ever).
– Here are your photos and a few Tweets from the last few weeks. Don't forget to tag 'em if you got 'em! (#ilovememphis)