Quick update before I head to work…

If you like beer and I haven’t convinced you to go to Cooper-Young Beer Fest this Saturday, read what Holly from the I Love Memphis Blog has to say. She listed six reasons why you should go to Cooper-Young Regional Beer Fest. Great article – she pretty much nailed it.

Memphis is known for BBQ, Philly is known for cheesesteaks… but what food is our neighbor to the west, Arkansas, known for? Cheese dip. The Huffington Post had a great article this weekend about cheese dip in Arkansas. Cheese dip was believed to have been invented in 1935 in Hot Springs at a restaurant called Little Mexico, which involved into Mexico Chiquito. There’s even a cheese dip trail.

The Daily News has a good article that foodies should read. It talks about the recent rise of food crawls in the Memphis area. It has coverage of the recent Battledish event and talks about the upcoming soul food crawl where participants will travel by bus to some of the city’s best soul food restaurants. It also has some coverage of Best Memphis Burger Fest.

If you can’t get enough of the fake @midtownkrogers account on Twitter, it’s on Instagram now too. I must say, they seem to be a big fan of hashtags at Kroger.

It looks like most of the Halloween celebrations at the bars Downtown are happening on the actual day, Thursday, October 31. That’s a good thing because it’ll give me an extra week to figure out a costume. Also, it allows RiverArtsFest to have the weekend of the 25th and 26th to itself. This week I’ll start compiling a list of Halloween parties open to the public.

Once again, a reminder that my daily update posts are more likely to happen before or after work than at lunchtime this week. I’ll be in training and I’m very excited about it. This may be the first time ever that I’ve wanted a weekend to hurry up and end so I can go to work on Monday. After work I’ll most likely start things off at happy hour with Melissa at Bardog, then head over to the Saucer about 7:30 after the crowd pre-gaming there for the Eagles leaves.