Happy Friday, ladies and gents! I'm drinking my new Relevant Roasters brew in my kitchen nook in disbelief that the weekend has already arrived. I hope your week was both productive and fulfilling. Three Memphis causes dear to my heart (and pen) are hosting events in the very new future, and I want you to check them out!
1. A brand new restaurant is opening around the block in downtown Memphis, and the Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee is hosting an exclusive preview of the gourmet burger bar this Sunday and Monday evening. Reservations are limited, so email your RSVP and be the first in the city to taste the menu (and support a local cause!). Call 901-387-5002.
2. ArtsMemphis is launching their "Mad & Hungry" culinary series this Sunday, September 28 with an International Street Food Festival. In a festive and friendly midtown cove, 200 will gather to taste samples of French, Vietnamese, Mexican, and Norwegian cuisine prepared by local culinary talent. There are only a few spots left, so reserve your spot on the block. I'm honored to be the exclusive blogger of these fall and spring gatherings, so look out as I share the exclusive culinary stories on Caramelized. (photo via commercial appeal)
3. As I shared in my Caramelized conversation with Margot McNeeley, the annual "Loving Local" fundraiser for Project Green Fork takes place next Saturday, October 4. You'll be sorry if you miss this one -- drive-in movie theater, classed-up movie snacks by local chefs, drinks, games, etc. Buy your tickets now!
featured image via topinspired.com