Fri update: Burgers, Africa in April, Uncle Lou’s, tube tops, BBQ Fest guide, Memphis in Southern Living magazine

The Yazoo beer dinner at the Saucer last night was excellent as always. Probably their best one yet as a matter of fact. I took photos, but posting them right now would kill my entire lunch break. I’ll try to get them up this weekend. I learned a thing or two about beer, and also about Nashville hot chicken.

Just in time for Memphis in May, Seth has posted a Downtown Memphis burger guide on his Best Memphis Burger blog. Lots of good information in there.

Africa in April happens this weekend at Robert R. Church Park, on Beale just east of the entertainment district at Fourth. Mali is the honored country this year. Memphis Connect has more info.

The Memphis Flyer’s Hungry Memphis blog tweeted (@HungryFlyer) that Uncle Lou’s Fried Chicken has a food truck at Africa in April. Downtowners who’ve wanted to try Uncle Lou’s but haven’t made it to the Whitehaven restaurant, this is your chance.

After the Saucer beer dinner last night, I stopped by the Blind Bear. There I received a compliment on the 38103 shirt I bought from Hoop City Memphis. The compliment was followed by a request – “You should ask them to make a 38103 tube top,” she said. “I’d wear it. I know a lot of people who would.” Hoop City is known for using high-quality materials in their T-shirts. However, if they decide to run with the tube top suggestion, the elastic that holds the top in place might be one thing on which they could cut corners. That’s not a very important part of the tube top.

The BBQ team Too Sauced to Pork friended me on Facebook, and sent me a link to their guide to BBQ Fest. Whether you’re a first-time attendee or someone who goes every year, this is worth reading.

If you pass by a magazine stand, pick up a copy of Southern Living. There’s a spread on Memphis in the current issue, and they said Cockadoos is the best place Downtown for breakfast.

Plans for tonight: Watch the Grizzlies road game at a bar. Probably home before midnight, in order to rest up for Hot Wing Fest tomorrow.