Wait, WHAT? Gumbo cheese fries??? (+ Saturday news)

A retweet of a customer’s photo by Blues City Cafe yesterday led me to an awesome discovery: The restaurant now has gumbo cheese fries. OMG. Want. These. Now.

The MBJ has a photo gallery of Quench. See inside the new liquor and wine store on Second that has its grand opening today at 2.

The Redbirds have added four new promo giveaways this season. On July 30, the first 1500 fans will receive a bobblehead of iconic Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith.

On July 31, the first 1500 fans will receive a replica St. Louis Cardinals 1982 World Series ring.

On August 16, the first 1500 fans will receive a replica Cardinals 1985 NLCS ring.

On August 21, the first 1500 fans take home a bobblehead of St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter. Carpenter is a former Redbird.

A new hotel on N. Front Street between Overton and Jackson will provide a cheaper option than Bass Pro’s Big Cypress Lodge for people wanting to stay in the Pinch. The Front Street hotel’s rooms will start at $120, whereas the Bass Pro hotel’s rooms start at $350.

The World UFO Festival touches down in Memphis for the first time Thursday.

Congratulations to 13-year-old entrepreneur Moziah Bridges of Memphis, founder of Mo’s Bows, who stole the show at NBA Draft Day Thursday.

Downtown agency archer < malmo is expanding. The agency has acquired a digital marketing agency in Austin.

Cool thing I learned from Facebook this morning: The flight paths into San Francisco are named with Grateful Dead references

It’s fireworks night at the Redbirds and on the way out of the park you’ll receive a Burger King coupon good for a free Whopper with purchase of fries and a drink.

Fun weekend ahead. Very excited to attend a friend’s birthday party this evening in one of my very favorite venues. Farmers Market at 10 to lead off the morning then Panda Time at 11.