Happy Tuesday! On today's news update, we have a big birthday party announcement, a ton of events you should keep in mind, and all of your gorgeous photos tagged #ilovememphis (scroll to the end of the post for that slideshow). Also, if you look right over here on the sidebar, you'll see that we now have an email list. Sign up to make sure you don't miss a post, plus get extra I Love Memphis stuff.
Here's one lovely shot of a Memphis meramid by the always incredible @fomoloop to get us started.
August marks the fifth year of I Love Memphis – can you believe this blog has been around for five years already?! In order to celebrate we are throwing a big ol' party on August 17th at Wiseacre Brewing at 2 p.m. It's free to attend, everyone is invited, and there will be food, beer, music, a photo booth, and fun. Go here for more info.
We released the I Love Memphis podcast yesterday and our guest was deliciously charming. Check it out here.
A group of Memphis comics are bringing back the Break-Up Show this Saturday, August 9 at 8 p.m. at the Water Tower Pavilion on Broad Avenue. Go help them pack out the audience (seriously) because this time, they'll be filming the show live! If you don't know, the Break-Up Show is a collection of "true stories of heartbreak, rejection and insanity…performed for your amusement", complete with video sketch comedy, stand-up, and live stage performances. They're having another performance on August 15 and 16 at Crosstown Arts.
Do you think you can grill the best burger or make the best Bloody Mary in Memphis? Then sign up your team for the Best Memphis Burger Fest on Sunday, September 21.Trophies, cash prizes and a Golden Entry ticket to the World Food Championships are all up for grabs. The fee is $250 for a big booth and the deadline is August 21. Go here for the application and more information.
Attention golfers! Grizzlies bloggers from 3 Shades of Blue are hosting their first-ever golf scramble on August 23 at Cherokee Valley Golf Club in Olive Branch. Your entry fee includes food and there are tons of prizes for the winners and the losers. Go here for all the info.
Horseshoe Casino in Tunica recently redesigned and reopened Jack Binion's Steak as a bigger, more open wine bar and lounge. It's all party of Horseshoe's $10 million expansion. Fancy!
Legendary Southern food master and namesake of this burger, John T. Edge, is coming to Memphis to talk about the past, present, and future of the Memphis culinary scene at a special luncheon on August 14. If there's anything I know about y'all, it's that you like Memphis food, so be there. RSVP and buy tickets here.
The Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation needs 1,000 pre-orders on this Grizzlies specialty license plate in order for them to go into production. I hear they need about 600 more orders. The plates are $38 – go here to order and make them a reality.
Here are your photos from around town in the last few weeks. Every month or so, I do a big photo roundup, so be sure to tag your images on Twitter, Facebook, and Instragram with #ilovememphis and yours might show up here: