After publishing yesterday’s post, I walked over to Court Square for the weekly Thursday food truck rodeo. Having visited nearly all the trucks by now, my mind was on a return to Flying Sobies for another one of their deep-fried Cornish hens. I found the truck and went up to the window.
“Could I get a hen with Spicy Memphis Gold sauce and beans and slaw, please?” I said. Spicy Memphis Gold is a blend of their Buffalo sauce and their mustard BBQ sauce. I like the traditional sides of beans and slaw, but the hens can also be ordered with fries or with waffles.
“You sure can, do you want your hen deep-fried or smoked?” said the lady in the window. A smoked Cornish hen – never had one of those from Flying Sobies before! I rold her I wanted a smoked hen, and five minutes later I had my food and walked back to my apartment.
The smoky flavor of this bird was perfect. I would put this hen up against any piece of chicken I have ever had at BBQ Fest. The Spicy Memphis Gold sauce hit the spot too and complemented the smoky flavor well. I picked every last piece of meat off my hen. The sides were delicious too.
We’re only a month away, for the first time in more than a decade, from having a movie theater in Downtown Memphis. Malco’s Powerhouse Cinema, next door to Central Station, will open in March. Job applications for the cinema including kitchen staff, usher, bartender, concessions, and box office. The theater will have 7 screens, a full bar, and a pizza oven.
The Round of 16 in the Memphis Flyer’s beer bracket is now open for voting.
Clayborn Temple kicks off its In This Place speaker series Monday night. Speaker topics will cover restoration of the temple, as well as social, racial, and economic injustice in Memphis.
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris delivers the State of the County speech at the Halloran Centre this afternoon at 3.
Zeke Johnson continues his Blues Birthday series tonight at the Center for Southern Folklore. Tonight he will be celebrating Fats Domino and Will Shade. Show starts at 7:00.
More live music options this evening: Drew Parker plays Tin Roof at 7:30. FreeWorld plays The Dirty Crow Inn at 9.
Don’t forget that today is 50% off Valentine candy day at Walgreens. February 15, you da real MVP!
MyRecipes reports that there’s a new form of yoga called rage yoga in which participants swear and drink beer. Now that’s making yoga accessible to the masses. YOGA!
Local fishing pros will offer tips and seminars at Bass Pro at the Pyramid today at 6:30, Saturday at 1:30 and 3:30, and Sunday 1:30 and 3:30. There’s a rod and reel trade-in going on today through March 3.
Random thing I learned yesterday: There’s an app called Tudder which was inspired by Tinder. Tinder is an app for finding your mate. Tudder is an app for farmers to find mates for their livestock.
@PimpBillClinton won Valentine’s Day with this tweet:
Shout out to all the homies that are getting some tonight because you bought a Whitman’s Sampler and a greeting card that plays music from a Dollar General first thing this morning.
— Bill So Hard (@PimpBillClinton) February 14, 2019
Tonight I’m going to party like it’s 1929. I’ll be attending the Blind Bear’s St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Drink and food specials, costume contest, live music, photographer. Come join me! (Just don’t dress better than I do and cost me the costume contest.) Back tomorrow with more news.