Monday News Update: Hurricane Elvis 10 Year Anniversary Edition

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 22nd 2013 1638 0

Happy Monday, y'all.

Today in Memphis, we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Elvis, get new parking meters and walk right up to the ultimate gastronomical threshold and laugh in its face.

All of that (and more) is in today's Memphis news update:

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Hot air balloons over Collierville, spotted by Instagrammer @elicoleman. If you'd like to see your Memphis Instagram photos featured here, please tag them #ilovememphis.

– Today marks the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Elvis. For those of you who don't remember, it was essentially the world's worst thunderstorm: 100mph straight-line winds, rain, tons of damage and power outages that lasted, in some cases, two weeks.

Downtown is getting new parking meters this fall. There will be more than 500 of them, and they'll accept credit cards.

– Fancy grocery store chain Fresh Market is eyeing the corner of Union and McLean (the one right next to where the fancy new Kroger is being built).

– This is it – there is nothing beyond this point. Let's just give up now.

This list is a lie. You guys are all very attractive.

– Also, for the last time,  we're not Detroit, ok?

– Recently departed blues singer DiAnne Price received a well-deserved star on Beale Street over the weekend.

– Don't forget that voting is open in the Flyer's Best of Memphis until the 28th. If you'd like to toss a vote my way for best blog and best Twitter account, I would be most appreciative.

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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. JR Kamra says:

    at lest they regocnized our BBQ prowess….

  2. JR Kamra says:

    *recognize

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