Wed update: Dance flash mob tomorrow night, get a Newcastle glass at Mesquite, luxury apartment for rent in Midtown

There will be a line dance flash mob on Beale Street tomorrow night. The event is to celebrate Preston Shannon’s appearance at Treasure Coast Blues Festival in Port St. Lucie, Florida on November 6. Participants will practice the dance, the Shuffle Boogie Soul, from Shannon’s “Honky Tonk” (see the video here) from 5 to 6:30, and filming will begin at 7. The footage will be combined with footage from similar dance mob events around the word. The mob will happen in front of BB King’s. For more info contact Kearta Knox at

Mesquite Chop House is getting in on the “buy the beer, keep the glass” night action. Tonight at the restaurant, buy a pint of Newcastle for $5 and keep the glass for free, from 6 PM until they run out. Try some of Michael Patrick’s delicious cuisine while you are there!

One of my blog readers has an apartment to rent, and asked me to give it a mention. It’s not Downtown, but it’s close, in Midtown at 199 N. McNeil. It’s a 1 BR/1 BA 1,000 SF apartment with luxury amenities, stainless steel in the kitchen, Jacuzzi hot tub, and new HVAC system. $950/mo rent includes all utilities, as well as cable (400+ channels including HBO, Max, Showtime). Pet friendly. This is someone I know personally and I believe she’d be an excellent landlord; if interested check out this listing for more info, photos, and contact information.

That’ll wrap it up for now, lunchtime. Think I’ll try Maria’s again, since it’s the only place I know of in Southaven/Horn Lake that has the Memphis Flyer.