Monday News Update: Life is Beautiful, Life is Weird Edition

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 12th 2013 1612 0

Happy Monday, y'all.

Today in Memphis, congratulations are in order, as is a new Huey burger. Also, you might want to cancel your plans tonight in favor of a little road trip.

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

Photo by savvyrowe

You said it, strange pony car.

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

– If you're into driving to Clarksdale, Miss. tonight, you can catch comedian Tig Notaro performing at the Shack Up Inn.

– Congratulations are in order for University of Memphis basketball players Antonio Barton, Joe Jackson and Chris Crawford. All three graduated early over the weekend. Also, congratulate D.J. Stephens – he posted an Instagram photo over the weekend announcing that he had proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Stacey. Congrats, you crazy kids!

– Speaking of U of M athletes, quarterback Jacob Karam is #15 on Yahoo's list of College Football's 25 Most Intriguing Quarterbacks of 2013.

– Two things: a) this birthday cake is amazing; b) I had no idea that my beloved Caminos de Michoacan could / would make something like this.

– In today's edition of Hog and Hominy Can Do No Wrong, the restaurant has been named as one of Bon Appetit's 50 Best New Restaurants.

– Starting in October, Huey's is serving a Hawaiian-inspired burger that involves barbecue sauce, bacon, pineapple relish.

– Need a break? Scroll through these vintage photos of Overton Square during its first heyday. Bonus points if you see someone you know (like your parents) partying at TGI Friday's.

– Lastly, a bit of tangentally Memphis-related reading: "Waffles and FedEx: An American Tale".

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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. Kristin says:

    Do I get triple bonus points if I see MYSELF in one of the old Overton Square photos?  Yep, that's me looking like a raggamuffin on the far left in photo 20 of 42, barely standing up on ice skates and wearing wet jeans. I was 9 years old.

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