So I know you were probably looking for my final post about my culinary adventures in New Orleans, but I wanted to take a minute to let you know about some upcoming culinary events that you should definitely put on your calendar.
Every year the Ronald McDonald House hosts the annual Big Scoop Ice Cream Festival, but this year, they're doing things a little differently. 2012 marks the first ever Homemade Ice Cream Contest. So if you've got a special family recipe, or you know the secret to amazing ice cream, then grab a team, pony up the $75.00 entry fee and bring your best stuff. Or, just attend the event and support a great cause.
The Ronald McDonald House provides temporary housing for the families of children undergoing cancer treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Best Memphis Burger Fest
supporting Mid-South Spay and Neuter
Minglewood Hall (1555 Madision Avenue, Memphis)
Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free General Admission (Donations to Mid-South Spay and Neuter are highly encouraged)
The brainchild of Best Memphis Burger blogger, Seth Agranov, this celebration of burgers and beer will finally crown a Memphis burger champion. Teams can compete in one or more of the following categories: Best Memphis Burger, Best Veggie Burger, Best "Anything But" Burger and Best Extreme Burger. Teams will be giving out samples of their burgers, and there will be additional food and beverages for sale. There will also be live music and plenty of pets available for adoption.
Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services is a non-profit clinic that offers affordable spay and neuter surgeries to pet owners of Memphis as well as to those in the tri-state area.
Memphis Signature Chefs Auction
supporting March of Dimes, Memphis Chapter
Memphis Hilton (939 Ridge Lake Boulevard, Memphis)
Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Ticket information hasn't been released at this time
Are you ready for a one-of-a-kind taste extravaganza? At the Memphis Signature Chefs Auction, 20 of the Mid-South's finest chefs will offer tasting portions of some of their signature dishes as well as exciting culinary packages for the live and silent auctions. There will also be spa packages, getaways, hotel stays and many other exiting items up for bid.
The March of Dimes help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.