Tomorrow is the Best Memphis Burger Festival, in the parking lot of Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison in Midtown, from 10:30 AM to 6 PM. Teams will compete to see who can cook the best burger in several categories: Veggie burger, Anything but cow, Extreme burger, and Best Memphis Burger. The event benefits three pet-related charities: Streetdog Foundation, the Tunica Humane Society, and Fayette County Animal Rescue. Some cook teams will offer burger samples in exchange for a suggested donation to these wonderful charities. Since my BBQ team does not compete in Burger Fest, I will be joining forces with Squeal Street BBQ for the day.
In addition to the cooking competition, there will be live music, a pickle-eating competition for the kids, and a slider-eating contest (sponsored by Slider Inn) for the adults. There will also be pet adoptions, a cornhole tournament, and food trucks.
There’s a Build Your Own Terrarium workshop today at Garden Path at the corner of Madison and Marshall. 1 PM. More info here.
John Paul Keith and Mark Stuart play the Harbor Town Amphitheatre at 7 tonight.
A suspicious package was found in the FedExForum parking garage yesterday.
Lots of tribute bands performing tomorrow, with the School of Rock performing a tribute to Green Day and Van Halen at 4. At 6:30 tomorrow there will be a Led Zeppelin tribute at the New Daisy.
In the news: Pabst sells for $700 million to Russian company
All right, time to hit Publish and get this day going. Starting off at Panda’s bar at Bardog as usual.