Monday News Update: Bring It, 2013 Edition

Posted by Holly Whitfield | December 31st 2012 1390 0

Happy New Year's Eve!

I'm back from vacation just in time for the last day – and last news update – of the year.

Today in Memphis, we've got last minute NYE plans (and outfits), a few numbers to program into your phone, some love from around the internet, and a food idea worth stealing:


Big Dumb Black Lodge

I took this photo at Black Lodge Video, but I really prefer featuring your photos on the news updates. Tag your Instagram photos #ilovememphis if you'd like to see them featured here.

– Before you go out tonight, do me a favor: program this number (901) 577-7777 into your phone. It's the number for the local cab company. If you're worried about your car, AAA is offering free towing for you and your ride tonight. Just call 1-(800)-222-4357.

– If you still need plans for New Year's Eve, here's a list of events I made. If that's not enough, the Flyer and the Downtown Commission also have some ideas.

– For those looking to for something to wear tonight, my favorite upscale consignment shop (and one of my favorite shops period), Celery, is having a huge sale today. They've got tons of swanky brand-name lady wear 50 – 75 percent off.

– Soon, you'll be able to buy a house at Memphis area Wal-Marts.

– Here's a dose of Memphis love from around the internet: the New York Times loves our bike lanes; the Wall Street Journal loves our game-day tater tots; Forbes loves (or at least, remembers) Central Barbecue.

– I really hope that Memphis copies Oxford, Mississippi's pop-up food festival idea in 2013.

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