The Downtown Local location is doing a SweetWater beer dinner next Tuesday, September 2. It will be a four-course dinner, each course paired with beer. It begins at 7 PM. Tickets are $35. Check the Facebook event listing for more information about the dinner and how to purchase tickets.
Ten Feet off Beale has a recap of last Sunday’s Downtown-Midtown sandlot baseball game.
Bands for Best Memphis Burger Fest have been announced: Seeing Red and Raymond’s Last Day. There are still a few competition spots left, so fill out an application if interested. The event is Sunday, September 21 on the Minglewood Hall parking lot.
The Peabody is holding a 145th anniversary dinner Thursday, September 4 at 6 PM. To salute the past, they are bringing back three former Chez Philippe executive chefs for the dinner: Jose Gutierrez (1982-2005), Reinaldo Alfonso (2005-2011), and Jason Dallas (2011-2012). These three men will work alongside current Executive Chef Andreas Kisler and Executive Pastry Chef Konrad Spitzbart. Tickets are $85 and there is an optional wine pairing. 901-529-4188 to make reservations. Here’s a link to the menu for the dinner.
CBSSports.com put together a fun list. It ranked all 128 FBS head coaches by their playing career, rather than their coaching career. Two Mid-South coaches ranked high on the list: Memphis’ Justin Fuente at 18, and Arkansas’ Bret Bielema at 14. Number 1 was Steve Spurrier of South Carolina, the only Heisman winner on the list.
Pro wrestling fans: Legendary manager Jim Cornette appeared on local radio show MemphiSport Live last weekend.
That’s all, going out for beer, back tomorrow.