Craig from the Memphis Que blog has an interesting post comparing The Rendezvous to Latham’s, a BBQ joint in Jackson, Tennessee. Craig does a great job dispelling the myth that The Rendezvous is the place to go for true Memphis-style ribs. For those not wanting to drive to Jackson, he recommends several local restaurants, three of which are Downtown: Central BBQ, Double J, and Cozy Corner. If you’re a tourist coming to Memphis and want the true Memphis BBQ experience, I’d recommend any of those three over Rendezvous. Craig puts it well when he says that of all the BBQ joints in Memphis, Rendezvous represents the biggest gap between hype and reality. I do disagree with one thing Craig says, though, about Blues City Cafe on Beale being a tourist trap. I like their ribs too and send tourists there all the time, especially when the tourists don’t feel up to the longer walk to Central.
RAW: Natural Born Artists presents Kaleidoscope tomorrow at Minglewood Hall. This is a showcase of local talent in the areas of art, fashion, music, film, hair, makeup, photography, and performing art.
Great news for beer lovers! Dogfish Head has announced it will return to Tennessee and several other states in 2013. A few years ago you could find delicious Dogfish Head beers including their 60 and 90 Minute IPAs and my favorite, the Midas Touch brewed from a 3000-year-old recipe. However, demand for the beer exceeded their capacity to produce it at the time, and they had to pull back. Now they have scaled up and are ready to re-enter some markets, including our state.
The Memphis Business Journal posted an article about LetsMoveDown, an app that will let you upgrade to better seats once you’re already in your seat at Grizzlies games. The really good news, though, is at the end of the article: Next season you will be able to use your phone to show tickets, rather than having to print them out or go to Will Call.
That’s it for now. I’ll probably lead off at the Silly Goose after work, in the hope that Jessica will wear another tube top.