Sacred 8 Dinner Series, and more news

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• Friends, this may be the only culinary event in Memphis, if not the world, inspired by the movie Point Break — and not the infamous Patrick Swayze/Keanu Reeves vehicle but the remake. 

Chef Phillip Levy has created a series of eight supper club dinners called Sacred 8, which is a nod to a Japanese philosopher character and his eight feats of nature in Point Break, Levy says.

The dinners will be titled — "Master of Eight Lives," "Emergence of Ice," "Illuminating Earth," "Ultimatum," etc. Each will have a menu reflective of the season. For example, Levy says he's considering for the first dinner, held on August 13th, serving as one of the courses a quail egg with the yolk representing the sun. 

The dinners are limited to 35 guests. Location and menu will be revealed on the day of the event.

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Levy, who is 27, trained under Andreas Kisler at the Peabody before moving to San Diego and then making his way back to Memphis. He now works as a personal chef.  

The tagline for Sacred 8 is "Are you ready for the challenge?" and the last dinner is called the "Ultimatum."  It's at the beginning of the summer, and I'm thinking of serving a tricky dish you don't want to try." 

• Attention barbecue lovers, Chef Shuttle announced Tuesday that they are now delivering Rendezvous. 

* Boscos Squared will reopen tomorrow after being closed since July 4th for renovations. A rep calls it a freshening up with new paint for the bar and the floors redone. 

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• Picked up this big little cake from Bluff City Coffee. I guess it's about 3 or four slices. They have chocolate, carrot, and strawberry. Cakes are $10. 

Y'all must not want Mrs. Winner's, after all. The crowdfunding campaign has raised only $285 out of its $32,000 goal. Nine days are left in the campaign. 

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• Sammy Hagar sighting at Sammy Hagar's Red Rocker Bar & Grill. (Is that bear Sammy Hagar too????) 

Hagar was in town to present checks, totalling $50,000, to the local charities the Mid-South Food Bank, The Boys and Girls Club of Crittenden County, and the Steudlein Learning Center. 

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