Monday News Update: Barbecue Fest Recovery Edition
Happy post-Barbecue Fest Monday, y'all. Have you recovered yet?
Today in Memphis, we've got two remembrances, new restaurants, new retail in Overton Square, plenty of required reading about the Grizz and a video of Tony Allen grocery shopping.
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– Here's today's required Grizzlies reading list: the Flyer's Frank Murtaugh has an unhealthy irrational hatred for the Spurs (as do we all today); Huffington Post thinks that everyone should want us to win the championships; Grantland has this coverage of yesterday's game; and the country finally agrees on something: the Grizzlies.
– In food news, Gold Strike is opening a new, $8 million buffet in Tunica; a new bar (called Prohibition) is moving into the old Rehab space on Front St., and Serious Eats has coverage of Barbecue Fest.
– More proof that everybody wants a piece of Overton Square's relaunch: Breakaway Athletics is their midtown shop from Union Ave. to the square.
– Juke Joints, one of the most quitessentially Southern form of entertainment, are rapidly dissapearing. The New York Times has some excellent coverage of a few of the ones that are left.
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