My BBQ teammate Tripp and I took a little field trip yesterday. He had never been to Max’s Sports Bar, so about 3 we departed from D-RANKS with B-RAD and made the trip south. All the games were on and Tripp quickly understood why Max’s is my home away from home on the south side. About 4:30 we decided to make the trek back to the Downtown core. “Want to stop at the fire station?” I asked.
“The fire station?” Tripp replied.
“The old fire station at Third (actually B.B. King Blvd. now) and MLK. It’s being converted into a beer garden and sports bar for the months of October and November. There’s craft beer and food trucks and live music.” Tripp said that sounded good, and we walked over there.
The Sushi Jimmi food truck was in the parking lot. I have been wanted to try that truck for a while. Jimmi posed for a photo with Tripp and me:
I got the crawfish nachos.
More of a traditionalist, Tripp got sushi rolls.
We took our food inside and ordered beers at the bar. There wasn’t live music when we were there, but something different: YOGA! Luluemon conducted a free yoga class at 5. Okay, how the hell did this fly under my radar? I mean, there’s absolutely zero chance that I would participate, but it should have been on my blog for my readers to know about. Tripp and I stood at the bar and I ate my crawfish nachos and we watched the class do the downward-facing dog, the side plank and various other asanas whose names I do not know. “Hot women in yoga pants doing yoga,” Tripp said. “This is awesome. You should get some photos for your blog.”
“Nah, taking pictures of women doing yoga is a bit creepy,” I said as I thought to myself that Tube Top Month was a thing in this blog for 10 years. The class was probably 90% women.
Here’s Jimmi’s card in case anyone wants his food truck to come to their place, or for him to do catering:
After that it was time for a visit to the Silly Goose. I am absolutely philosophically opposed to the idea of selfie sticks. As I have said many times, “The only way I will ever use a selfie stick is if it is pink and Backey is in the photo with me.”
On to the news: Two big events happen Downtown tonight. One of them is Ignite Memphis, happening at 7 at the Halloran Center for the Performing Arts. Come get enlightened about a variety of topics via 5-minute presentations.
The other big event Downtown tonight is Memphis Tigers basketball. The team takes on UT Arlington at FedExForum at 7:30.
Apologies to those around me yesterday evening for having my headphones on while out at the bars. I wasn’t trying to be antisocial or avoid human contact; I was watching the WWE Network. It was Survivor Series with the WWE title up for grabs in a tournament and The Undertaker and Kane vs. The Wyatt Family.
All right, time to get the day started. I’m working the branch offices hard this short Thanksgiving week. I have an appointment with Teryn at the Monroe Avenue Branch Office here shortly. Then I have to go over to the Main Street Branch Office at 3 for an appointment with Feeny. Back to the Monroe office at 5 for an appointment with Melissa, then back again to the Main Street Office for an appointment with Jeannette at 7. Finally my long day wraps up with a visit to the Peabody Place Branch Office for an appointment with Jim at 9:30. This schedule is killing me but I will make it the best I can. Back tomorrow with more news.