Friday update: Trolley tour, blues singer, Downtown makeover, and more

Ughhh… got up too late to have time to shower this morning. I miss working Downtown where I could walk home during my lunch break and shower. I’ll have to do it after work.

South Main Trolley Art Tour is tonight from 6 to 9. Looks like great weather and the streets should be packed. Many of the galleries will be open and serving finger food and beverages. The South Main Association will have free burgers and Boscos beer for its members. I will definitely be there, after I get my shower. Most of the time I’ll be hanging out at a friend’s porch party on Main just north of Nettleton, but I’ll hit a few galleries too.

That reminds me – This would make a good iPhone app: “Who’s serving at Trolley Tour.” Some kind of social media app where people could let everyone know which galleries have the best free food and booze. Hmmm… a “where’s the free food” app… I bet the Nuh-Uh Girl would buy an iPhone immediately if such a thing existed.

Blues guitarist, songwriter and singer Deborah Coleman will perform on the lawn of the National Ornamental Metal Museum on Saturday, June 13 at 8 PM. Her guitar style is said to reflect the influences of Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, Albert Collins and Larry Carlton, and she won the Orville Gibson Award for “Best Blues Guitarist, Female” in 2001. Lawn tickets are $40, VIP tickets $100. Tickets available here.

Watch Channel 24 WPTY this Sunday at 10:30 PM to see the Downtown fashion fix. Tracy Mejdrich was selected to receive a Downtown makeover from local businesses including Muse, Inspired Fashions, Delphinium, Rachel’s, Runway Boutique, Energy Fitness, Lansky 126, and Main Street Dental. On this month’s episode of Definitely Downtown!, “That Other Downtown Guy,” Lee Warren, follows her as she receives her makeover.

A few links to the CA that Downtown foodies will enjoy…

Jennifer Biggs reviewed Beignet Cafe. Man their food sure sounds good. I rarely get down to South Main much anymore because the Downtown core has been hopping lately, but I may have to make a special trip down there. Those mac and cheese balls sound fantastic, and I’m not normally even a mac and cheese fan.

Chef Demitrie of Bardog Tavern was featured in this week’s “Meet the Chef.” The interview mentions the fish tacos, which I had for lunch there Monday. They were outstanding and came with a side of beans and rice.

Sam’s Hamburgers, with two locations on Main Street, was featured as a “Best Bet.” My recommendation: The chili burger, or if you go to the one farther north that has a food court, the Italian beef sandwich.

Recap of last night: Started the evening at the bar at the Saucer with a couple of friends. I looked at who was bartending and thought, “Good, Old Lazy Ass has the night off. I like being here when she’s not behind the bar.” And then I looked to my left and saw Super Duper Mega Lazy Ass… Meghan had come in. I think she was just there to say hello to a few people… I sure hope she didn’t fill out a job application.

Got to the rooftop about 8:15 and it was once again packed full. I’ve got to start getting there earlier so I can “stake my spot” as the Peabody folks like to say. It’s amazing how good the rooftop parties are this year considering how much they sucked last year. They were serving mini-pizzas and toasted ravioli with marinara on the free food buffet. Dr. Zarr was fantastic as usual.

Went to the Silly Goose afterward… many of the gang showed up and we hung out there until about 1. I meant to go to the Rooster but I knew too many people at the Goose to want to leave.

BBQ teammate from Chicago just sent me this site… Broke Hipster

Know who I feel sorry for in this whole mess about Tiger basketball NCAA violations? Robert Dozier and Antonio Anderson. If the team is forced to vacate their 38-win season, those two will lose their record as the winningest players in the history of college basketball.

“World Wide Wes,” who is involved in the Tiger mess, is a very interesting person to Google, by the way.

All right, that concludes the lunchtime post… perhaps I’ll see you at Trolley Tour or at whatever spontaneous post-Trolley Tour fun that develops.