Monday News Update: Barbecue Fest Recovery Edition

Posted by Holly Whitfield | May 20th 2013 1529 0

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.

Photo by @jmwarnerphoto

Photo by @jmwarnerphoto. If you'd like to see your Memphis Instagram photos featured here, tag them #ilovememphis.

– I know this is a little late, but Memphis lost two barbecue legends: John Willingham and Corky's founder Don Pelts both passed away last week. Here's hoping that there are slow smokers in heaven.

– 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.

– Here are two videos to make your Monday happier, both of which involve Tony Allen: TA grocery shopping and TA doing a dance.

– 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.

Phil Mickelson is playing in the FedEx St. Jude Classic next month.

– 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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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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  1. Awesome photo and news update! Thank you for keeping us updated!

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