Sat update: City Market weekend breakfast, Green Beetle review, explore Memphis music history with a passport

City Market introduced weekend breakfasts starting today. Menu includes Eggs Benedict and Florentine, omelets, pancakes, waffles, sides, and juices and fruits. You can view a pic of the menu here.

The Green Beetle was reviewed in the CA yesterday. The reviewer was impressed with the place, and particularly with the mountain of lasagna that came out. Read it here.

The Orpheum has unveiled a keepsake passport that offers discounts to 8 venues that showcase Memphis’ rich music history. The attractions include

Graceland – 50% off the Graceland Platinum Tour

Stax Museum of American Soul Music – Buy one, get one free admission

Sun Studio – Buy one, get one free admission

Memphis Rock ‘N’ Soul Museum – Buy one, get one free admission

The National Civil Rights Museum – Buy one, get one free admission

B. B. King’s – One free cover and half price appetizer

Backbeat Tours – Buy one, get one free Memphis Mojo Tour

The Orpheum Theatre -Buy 1, get 1 free ticket to any Family Series show

Passports are available at the Orpheum box office, the Orpheum box office at the Booksellers at Laurelwood, and the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, as well as at the concierge desk at intermissions of Orpheum shows. You know, I remember years ago, I was at an MPACT Memphis discussion, and we were asked to go around the room and say what we liked best about Memphis. One person said, “Well, this really isn’t a thing, but it’s the fact that Memphis has soul.” Exactly. The passport is a great way to experience that.

Plans for today: Due to RiverArtsFest and Halloween, I’ve hardly been home the past two weekends, and my place transformed from an apartment into a dumpster as a result. I’m forcing myself to stay home and clean until it looks like a human being lives here. This evening, it will be time to watch some football. The LSU-Bama game and the South Carolina-Arkansas games are on at almost exactly the same time, which kind of sucks because I’m an Arkansas fan. The best place to see both games on TV at once would be Max’s, but it’s going to be super crowded and I don’t feel like dealing with that, and besides, they allow smoking and the place will stink to high heaven. So, Saucer will probably be my plan. I hope to get there around 5.

It’s time to CALL THOSE HOGS!!!