Fri update: Burger Fest, Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience, Farmers Market and much more

Want to eat some really good (non-beef) burgers? Seth from Best Memphis Burger Fest tweeted the following this morning:

DM Seth if you are interested. I was a judge the first year of Burger Fest and it was a lot of fun. I got to sample four delicious burgers, and I got to meet some Memphis foodie and media royalty who were my fellow judges. I would gladly have done it again but Squeal Street requested the presence of “Mr. Load-in” on their burger team for 2013-14, and since my own team the Moody Ques didn’t compete, I agreed. This year the Moody Ques ARE competing, so of course I will be with them on October 3.

The only thing to know is that if you are a judge and you have friends on teams, the festival organizers ask that you not socialize with them until after you have judged.

Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience comes to Beale Street at the Hard Rock today and tomorrow.

“Let’s Fall into Autumn” is the theme of the Memphis Farmers Market tomorrow. It’s the first market of Autumn 2015, and lots of fall veggies and items that will help you stay warm (not that it’s a problem yet) will be on sale. Downtown Yoga will have a free demo class on the north lawn at 9:30. Foodsaver demo with Carolyn Dodson of Dodson Farms at 10. Live music by Paul Waits 8:30-10, Adam Levin 11-12:30. 7 AM to 1 PM, under the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson.

The Mid-South Pride Festival and Parade happens tomorrow at Church Park beginning at 10 AM, with a parade down Beale at 5. Entertainment, family activities, arts, a car show.

A supermoon lunar eclipse will happen Sunday around 8:07 PM.

Former Memphian/current New Yorker Robo got to see the Pope yesterday. Here’s his recap.

Benjamin Orgel, who organized Brewery Revival and who is involved with the upcoming beer garden at the firehouse at Third and MLK, has been named to the Downtown Memphis Commission board of directors.

From the MBJ: New Halloran Center intends to build bridges in Memphis (with video)

I am aware that there are several people Downtown who know of me but who have never officially met me, who have formed opinions of me over the past couple of months. If you’re one of those people, I would like to issue a warm and sincere invitation to sit down and talk in person. If after talking, your opinion of me hasn’t changed, I am fine with it.

What a fantastic game last night. I watched the first half at the Silly Goose and the second half at the Blind Bear. Congratulations to the Tigers who never gave up. Think Memphis might get a spot in the Top 25 next week?

Plans for tonight: About 50/50 right now whether I will spend the evening in the core or South Main. Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience sounds worth checking out, but South Main Trolley Night sounds like a plan too. I’ll make it a game-time decision.