Today in Memphis, we've got a ton of required reading before tonight's Grizzlies game, two shout outs from national magazines, a new splash park and a solved mystery. Also, you can get Muddy's cupakes downtown today.
Today's photo was snapped at Fresh Market by Instagrammer @psslaton. She'd like you to know that neither the dog or car belong to her. If you'd like to see your photos featured here, tag them #ilovememphis.
– Help me – I can't stop reading all of the incredible national media attention the Grizzlies are getting. If you're in a similar predicament, here are a few pieces of required reading to get you ready for tonight's game: a Memphian provides the best definition of Grit'n'Grind that I've read so far; Grantland profiles Mike Conley's stealth greatness, Tony Allen is our spirit animal (and Z-Bo's celebration hands are the best); and an out-of-town skeptic returns to the Grindhouse and finds it more to his liking. Lastly, here's a picture of the team crammed into an elevator.
– Attention downtowners – you can get cupcakes from Muddy's Bake Shop without having to leave downtown today. Muddy's is pairing with End of All Music (a record store in Oxford, Miss.) for a pop-up shop at Hoot+Louise in South Main from noon until 7 p.m.
– Just in time for Memphis in May Barbecue Fest, two Memphis restaurants have made National Geographic's list of the 10 best barbecue joints.
– More high praise: Travel and Leisure has named Memphis as one of the top U.S. cities for affordable vacations.
– Channel 3 has solved the mystery of the missing riverfront cobblestones. (Note that as far as I know, the Anderson Cooper quoted in the story is not the news anchor.)
– The brand new splash park at the Children's Museum is scheduled to open on Monday, May 27th.
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