The piece on Memphis will feature:
*Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken (I can't get away from Gus's lately, maybe that's some kind of a sign)
* Charlie Vergos's Rendezvous
* Big Foot Lodge
All three of these restaurants are downtown. The challenge is at Big Foot Lodge where they have some kind of enormous hamburger called the Sasquatch that only a handful of people have been able to eat. According to the Big Foot website this burger weighs 7.5 pounds (4 lbs of which is beef), has a total calorie count of 12,387 and total fat is 266.8g. Visit their website to read about the challenge and the restaurant, which is hugely popular as is seems every time Poppy and I walk by they are packed. http://www.eatatbigfoot.com/sasquatch-challenge/
A Courtyard by Marriott hotel is being built at the corner of Jefferson and Main Street which is just across from Court Square Center (Lincoln American Tower and Rhodes-Jennings building). Yesterday's Memphis Business Journal reported the $21 million dollar eight story 131 room hotel is to be completed by the end of 2009.
Court Square has been without lights for the past two or three weeks. It seems there is now a generator there powering four large spotlights. One of the spotlights is out, just thought that was funny. I'm not complaining mind you, three lights is better than no lights. Anyway, the holiday lights go up next week and will look beautiful.