An expensive Maserati crashed into a pole this morning at the intersection of Union and Riverside. There was heavy front-end damage to the car.
The monthly Downtown Neighborhood Association is tonight at the Downtown Central BBQ, at 147 E. Butler cat-a-corner to the National Civil Rights Museum. Tonight’s meeting is FREE for non-members as well, so if you’ve wondered what the DNA is all about, this is a good time to come learn about the organization. Refreshments will be served, with social time at 6 and the program beginning at 6:40. Reid Dulberger will speak. He is president and CEO of EDGE (Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis & Shelby County), the group that recently approved tax incentives for IKEA and which is an advocate for development in the core community. The DNA will also talk about upcoming events and opportunities to get involved.
From Memphis Magazine: eighty3 rolls out the best Elvis dessert you’ve ever tasted, a Memphis take on Bananas Foster.
Northeastern US blizzard update: Milk and bread are not the only staples people need to survive a heavy snowstorm. Alcohol delivery app Drizly reports that orders were up 477 percent above normal for New York City and Boston yesterday.
If you haven’t tried Belle Southern Bistro yet, today might be a good day: On Tuesdays all entrees are $5 off, as are bottles of wine.
Last night I went to happy hour at Bardog and got an unexpected treat: My friends Dennis and Karen, two of my favorite Downtowners, were there for dinner. Later in the evening I joined them for British Bingo at the Blind Bear. Karen gave me a tip, one which I was already well aware of but which I will pass on to my readers anyway: Karen thinks Lisa, bartender at the Majestic Grille, makes the best martinis Downtown. “She asks exactly the right questions,” Karen told me. She makes sure she understands exactly what you want, and then pours it for you.
I have my sights set on Blind Bear poker tonight, 8 PM, free to play, Jamie dealing and my favorite pair of librarian glasses serving. I’m in a poker kind of mood this week and am looking forward to a good night. Life’s been good to me so far…