Easily enough news to warrant a second post today. Let’s see what we’ve got…
The past two days, I’ve been telling people about my experiences as a judge at Best Memphis Burger Fest. I didn’t judge the Extreme category but I saw the 45 lb. burger that Kooky Canuck entered. A lot of people said, “I wish I’d seen that!” when I described it to them. This afternoon I saw a pic of it. Here it is. Behind the burger are Seth from Best Memphis Burger Festival and Shawn from Kooky Canuck.
By the way, tonight is “Super Tuesday” at Kooky Canuck, with all their 34 oz. signature drinks only $5.
If you didn’t get by the festival to make a donation to Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services, you have another chance to support the cause tomorrow. On the Border will donate 10% of the cost of all purchases tomorrow, October 3, to the charity. All you have to do is bring a copy of this flyer and present it to your server.
The MBJ reports that construction on Bass Pro in the Pyramid will be delayed a few months because the shop has decided to add a 190-room hotel inside the structure. That will require extra seismic work, which has already begun.
If you have metalwork that needs repair, this weekend (Thursday-Sunday) will be Repair Days at the Metal Museum. More info on their website.
My friend Sarah Copeland, an artist who used to live in Memphis, has some of her artwork online for sale. Some of her images are of the Downtown Memphis skyline and her site sells them in a print-on-demand format. You can view her work here.
After my problems catching a cab Sunday, one of my friends at the Saucer recommended a smartphone app called Taxi Magic. “I used it, and a cab was there in 7 minutes,” he told me. “If you enter a credit card number, you can even pre-pay for your cab. It also shows you maps of the route that your driver should be taking,” which helps keep drivers honest. I have to take a cab to a party tomorrow night and will give this app a try.
Local sports author Ryne Hancock now has his book Say Goodnight, Cassie: The Unsung Journey of the 2011 LSU Tigers available in Kindle format for only $7.99. If you don’t have a Kindle device, there are free apps for reading Kindle books available for PCs, Macs, and iOS and Android devices. Buy the book here.
All right, that’ll do it for this evening. Time to go find a good place to have a beer.