Wednesday News Update: Game Day, Sno Cones, Burritos, and Famous Babies

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 22nd 2015 1785 0

Happy Hump Day! Happy Grizzlies Game Day! Happy Earth Day! Today in Memphis, we have lots of news from Grizz Nation, new restaurant options, appearance on a good Forbes list, and cheaper tickets for a beer week event.

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Burrito Blues is now open on Beale.

Pyramid Vodka’s distillery (802 Royal Ave.) is now open for tours and tastings Tuesdays through Fridays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read more about Pyramid Vodka here.

The Bongo Lady was featured in the New York Times this week (read here) and also Good Morning America this morning. Go Bongo Lady! If you want to read my interview with her, go here.

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Want to see/hear a live podcast? Head to the Tennessee Brewery tomorrow, April 23, around 5 p.m. Kevin and I will be broadcasting Live From The Brewery with the help of our pals at OAM Audio. We’re interviewing Memphis band Star & Micey, doing a live beer tasting, and more.

Midtown Aldo’s is open. I wrote about their delicious Cubano sandwich here.

Forbes ranked Memphis number 10 on its list of cities creating the most tech jobs. Go Memphis!

Want to save on tickets to an awesome Memphis Beer Week event? Tickets for Crafted are now reduced to $50 down from $75. Buy them here and taste a bunch of beer and delicious local food this Saturday night.

Two Grizzlies fans and aspiring musicians made this masterpiece and you need to stop and listen to it right now: Big props to @mikefrommemphis and @AyeBP for sharing their fandom with Grizz Nation.

Grizzlies play the Trailblazers in Game 2 of the First Round of the NBA Playoffs tonight. Go here to read my Playoffs Guide (tickets, schedules, watch parties).

Wedding cake supreme, Jerry's Snow Cone

Holy Red Wedding Cake Supreme! Jerry’s Sno Cones is getting a third window to cut down on wait times.

New Holland Brewing out of Michigan is now distributing their beer in Memphis. Welcome, New Holland.

In case you missed it, Thrillist publishes articles about Memphis every Monday at Full disclosure: I write some of these pieces. My exploits have led to such groundbreaking journalism as 11 Best Places For Fried Chicken In Memphis17 Things You Didn’t Know About Beale Street, and 13 Best Pizzerias in Memphis

T-Star Limousines will be running a Trolley Bus that will be running this Friday night, April 24th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the South Main Art Tour.

^^Marc Gasol does not care at all about the Portland Trailblazers anti-Spaniard locker room decor.

That famous guy’s famous baby wore a Grizzlies outfit and it was famous.

They turned on the lights at the Bass Pro Pyramid. No giant catfish were harmed (yet) in the making of this building.

Muddy’s was listed on Buzzfeed’s “23 Bakeries Around The World You Need To Eat At Before You Doe” listicle.

City & State is now serving Porcellino’s sandwiches. Rejoice!

There’s a new lunch option on Beale Street: Burrito Blues. It’s basically a local Chipotle. I tried it today and it was tasty and fresh. More details to come.

A few more notes:

You can now vote for your favorite Memphis stuff in the Commercial Appeal’s reader poll, Memphis Most 2015.

Rather than campaigning for nominations or votes for Memphis Most or the Memphis Flyer’s Best of Memphis this year, I’ve decided to keep the focus where it’s at now: serving I Love Memphis readers through writing stories, social media, replying to tons of reader emails, interviewing Memphians, finding more (truly) hidden gems, and helping you make the most of this bold, beautiful city.

I’ll share the voting links for these polls with you in case you want to vote, but will keep the spam to a minimum. If you want to vote for I Love Memphis, that’s awesome – it’s an honor to be mentioned in these things – but I’m not going to bug you about it.

Also, there will be some big, good changes to the site this summer that I’ve been working on (with lots of help) since the day I started in September 2013. The goal is always to make this site a better resource for you.

There’s more to write about in Memphis than one person could ever cover in a lifetime – my ideas list has literally hundreds of entries. Even so, if you have more thoughts for stories, or want to write a guest post about something Memphis-loving that you have a unique perspective on, drop me a line at

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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  2. D says:

    All the hugs for Holly!

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