The biggest news of the day is that the Memphis Flyer’s annual Best of Memphis issue has hit the stands. For those who are new to Memphis, this poll is as close to a definitive guide to the true best of Memphis as you can get. It is tons more credible than the Commercial Appeal’s Memphis Most poll, which is a shameless rip-off.
However, if you’re new to Memphis, I would recommend using the Flyer poll as a starting point from which you can continue to explore. For example, Huey’s has won Best Burger for years. I disagree. I think Huey’s has a very good burger with the best marketing. If you’re new to Memphis and want a good burger, you can’t go wrong with Huey’s. But I would encourage you to read the Best Memphis Burger blog to find other burgers you might like even better.
By the way, the winners are being tweeted on the @MemphisFlyer Twitter account today.
I’ll say it once again: If you’re not following @midtownkrogers on Twitter, you are missing out. This is a tweet from yesterday:
Fires are dangerous if youar in a fire in a krogers always keep #safe and go the closed hidrant and spray the fire down. #krogerfires
And here’s one from Saturday:
We have hot food here and you can cash a check here if you work here but no pharmacy. Other krogers have pharmacys but not us. #nophramacy
Information just doesn’t get much better than that.
Speaking of Midtown groceries, Cash Saver is hosting a Brooklyn Brewery sampling and growler fill event tonight from 5 to 7. The Fuzzy Brew blog has details.
Tomorrow is the second in the fall series of Peabody rooftop parties, and one of my favorite bands will be performing: Aquanet. This band does covers from 1980s hair bands in full costume. If you like Poison, Ratt, Winger, Bon Jovi, Warrant, Cinderella, and Motley Crue, this act is a must-see. Admission is $10 and includes your first drink and a buffet of fried green tomatoes and po’boy sandwiches. Drink special is Cruzan rum with choice of mixer for $4. Those in VIP will have a second buffet of chicken Bourbon en croute, muffalettas, and red beans & rice with andouille sausage. Doors open at 6. Ladies free until 7. There will be two more parties in the fall series, on October 17 and 31.
I’ll be at Blind Bear trivia tonight at 8. Charles is out of town, so a member of my former 2005-11 trivia team is stepping in to call trivia. I don’t know if I will play, but I will be there for moral support and to put anything unintentionally funny he says on Twitter. I was there last night for poker and was doing well for a while until Hurricane Bean blew through and changed the required skill level to play from poker to bingo.
Outta here for now. Happy Wednesday and don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Flyer.