Saturday update

Whew… this morning about 7:30 I walked from my apartment to the Peabody to use the ATM. That’s about a four-block walk round-trip. During that walk I was hit up by three panhandlers. The early bird gets the worm, and the early bum gets the dolla, I guess. They didn’t get it from me, though.

Work let out at 3, and I was at the bar at the Silly Goose at 4. My plans were to have two quick beers there, then walk over to the Brass Door to watch a little soccer before heading south to Trolley Night. However, plans changed when this wonderful woman walked through the door:


Moody’s back for the weekend! The co-founder and legal counsel of the Moody Ques showed up at the Goose. My Brass Door plans were dropped and my Trolley Night trip was delayed as we caught her up on all the Downtown gossip from the past few months.

One last reminder: There is an awesome food truck fest at the Cook Convention Center today. It is indoors so no need to worry if it is cold. 14 or more food trucks, vendors, some great live bands. This is where I will be most of the day. I am bringing the camera and am going to do a photo album and recap post as I did for the Moody Ques MEAT and Greet last week and as I plan on doing for Downtown Olympics in three weeks. The Flyer has an article about today’s festival and another food truck fest happening in May.

Reminds me: DTO organizers, if you have any announcements or updates you would like me to share with my readers, let me know. I am friends with all of you on Facebook, so hit me up on there.

If you were planning on going to DTO and then the Memphis Flyer’s Bacon and Bourbon Fest down the street afterward, and you don’t have a ticket to the bourbon festival as of yet, you’re out of luck. The Flyer announced a sellout yesterday.

More goodness from the Twitter account that reports on the Memphis police scanner:

If you’re looking for work, @JobsMemphis and @MemphisJobForce tweeted a lot of good jobs yesterday, at all levels from entry-level to highly skilled.

If you want to do something to observe Easter tomorrow, but just aren’t much of a church person, here’s something you might want to consider: There will be an Easter service on the lawn facing the Lorraine Motel at the National Civil Rights Museum tomorrow from 10:30 to noon. There will be prayer, song, a resurrection message, and for the children there will be an Easter egg hunt. Free and open to everyone in the community.

Aldo’s Pizza Pies has announced that they now have a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar from 11 AM to 2 PM Saturdays and Sundays.

Trolley Stop Market at 704 Madison is hiring. They need two servers, two pizza masters, and a delivery driver. Come by in person Monday-Friday after 2 PM to apply. No phone calls.

Many creative people who were part of our childhood have passed away recently, but one is still with us. The TODAY Show reports that children’s author Beverly Cleary is still going strong at 99. I grew up reading her books. I remember Henry Huggins’ father yelling at his younger brother, “Fudge, you will eat those corn flakes or you will wear them!” and then took Fudge to the bathtub and dumped the entire bowl of corn flakes over his head. I laughed so hard. According to Wikipedia, Cleary will turn 100 on April 12.

The Memphis Grizzlies will have their final beer tasting night on April 5 vs. the Chicago Bulls. This special beer tasting ticket (which must be purchased in advance through the website, gets you not only a seat ($97.50 club, terrace starting at $43), but samplings of Sweetwater beer, hors d’oeuvres, and a Grizzlies pint glass.

Developer Billy Orgel’s company Tower Ventures will move into the Tennessee Brewery when renovation is complete in summer 2017.

For my fellow Hog fans: Now that QB Brandon Allen is heading to the pros, his brother Austin Allen is ready to step into his shoes.

Undecided whether I am going to lead off at Bardog or go straight to the food truck fest. I will be there most of the afternoon, so come find me if you want to hang out.