Tue update: Recycling, DNA meeting, Memphis Heat, Memphis Dawgs, Filipino dinner, new apartments and more

There’s a new recycling drop-off location at Central Station. City Gardens conducted a survey to see if there would be support for recycling Downtown, and got an overwhelming response. The container will be serviced by IP’s Memphis Recycling Plant, and will be sorted into two; metal, plastic in paper products in one, glass only in the other.

The Downtown Neighborhood Association meeting is tonight at the Majestic Grille. Herman Strickland will speak on diversity in Downtown Memphis.

Memphis Heat, the movie about Memphis wrasslin’ from the 1950s to the 1970s, is now available for download on iTunes.

Good Flyer article about Memphis Dawgs. The hot dog cart started Downtown, but then moved out east and then to air-conditioned digs in Wolfchase Galleria. If you have to go to the mall, stop by and have a Big Nathan’s hot dog while you’re out there.

eighty3 in the Madison Hotel is having a Philippines dinner tomorrow night, prepared by two Filipino chefs. $50 plus tax and gratuity. Call 901-333-1224 for reservations.

Gulf Shrimp Balls
With Fresh Coriander Sauce

Grilled Filipino Sausages “Longaniza”

“Ukoy” Mini Vegetable Pancakes
With Pork Belly Adobo

first course
Crispy Crab Pancit
Crab Meat, Eggs, Crispy Noodles, Julienne Vegetables, Sesame, Cream

Lumpiang Sotanghon
Filipino Egg Rolls, Mung Bean Noodles, Bean Sprouts, Carrots, Garlic

main course
Pork Bicol Express
Coconut Milk, Chilis

Grilled Chicken
Coconut Sauce

Crispy Local Catfish With Aligue
Breaded Filets, Crab Fat, Sofrito, Butter

Garlic Fried Rice

Tinapa Fried Rice

Eggplant And Green Beans
Garlic, Sweet Soy And Lemon

Sago Cake
Palm Sugar Sauce And Coconut Custard

If you can’t make the dinner, there will be Filipino small plates available Thursday night at the Madison Hotel’s rooftop party.

Construction on Downtown apartments at 436 S. Front is now underway. The Memphis Daily News has the story.

If you’re thinking about going to Sunset Symphony, the forecast is for sunny with highs in the mid 90s. If you don’t know what to wear to Sunset Symphony (or elsewhere this weekend), check my blog Friday evening for a suggestion.

I guess it will be the usual for me tonight: Happy hour at the Saucer about 6, then poker with Jamie at the Blind Bear at 8. I feel like my brain still hasn’t totally recovered from BBQ Fest, so it may not be my best night at the table.