Tue update: Emerging Downtown, Volunteer Odyssey (attn: people betwen jobs), late-night comfort food @ Miss Polly’s, Heart of Memphis info

Guess who got recognized on Forbes’ list of 15 Emerging U.S. Downtowns? That’s right – we did. Nice to see national publications recognizing that Downtown is on the rise.

If you’re a young professional between jobs, here’s a neat opportunity: You can apply to be a blogger for Volunteer Odyssey. This is a 7-day journey through the nonprofits of Memphis, where you will be able to write about the volunteer opportunities you’ll experience. You’ll get the chance to network with other young professionals and people who work in nonprofits. Your blog will serve as proof that you have used your spare time to develop your communication, marketing, and relationship building skills.

Last night I was talking with a friend of mine. Saturday night he stayed at the Flying Saucer until closing time at 2 AM, then decided he was hungry. With Cockadoos closed, it may seem like there aren’t many places to get food in the Downtown core at that hour besides Denny’s. However, my friend found a good place to eat: He had meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and blackeyed peas at Miss Polly’s Cafe on Beale Street at 2:15. “Good comfort food at a late hour,” he said. Something to keep in mind. Most people don’t think of Beale Street for very-late-night food.

Here’s a link to more info on the Heart of Memphis rally this Saturday at Tiger Lane.

Off to lunch, that’s it for now. Possibly a second post after work.