Tuesday update

Last night I posted a detailed look at all there is to do and eat at the Memphis Farmers Market. The MBJ reports that the Market will open with “I do” Saturday. Longtime volunteer Katherine Detroit will get hitched there. The MBJ also reports a new twice-monthly program at the Farmers Market aimed at kids. Kids will learn about animals on the farm, growing crops, and vegetables to eat.

If you can’t make it to the Memphis Farmers Market Saturday, here’s a national directory of farmers markets so you can find one near you. There are over 8500 farmers markets in the US.

If you’re a soccer fan, the second US Men’s National Team Doubleheader will be on tonight at the Brass Door. At 6, the first team gets a rematch in the World Cup qualifying against Guatemala. The team really needs a win here. Then at 8:30, the under-23 team gets a rematch with Colombia in World Cup qualifying. Their last match ended in a 1-1 draw and a win would help the team push on to Rio.

Stay tuned for details on a new Thursday quiz night coming to the Brass Door. They should have information to me about this in a day or so, and I will share here.

Also, I rediscovered something at the Brass Door last night that I had forgot: All appetizers are half off on Monday nights. $3 chicken dip and chips? $3.50 Reuben egg rolls? Not bad at all.

Cafe Pontotoc is changing its hours. No more weekday lunch, but the restaurant at 314 S. Main will be staying open later at night.

The April edition of Drink a Beer, Save a River happens Tuesday, April 12 at the Downtown Central BBQ. There will be $1 off all Ghost River pints. There will also be a special cask that will be tapped, with proceeds from sale of the cask beer going to the Wolf River Conservancy.

Want to connect with people who are innovators, tech enthusiasts, and others in the Memphis startup community? You should check out the monthly Start Co. Lounge for April, to be held at LYFE Kitchen on the 13th from 5:30 to 8:30. Hear fresh ideas while enjoying food and cocktails made with fresh produce.

I approve of this sandwich:

Follow the food truck at @RAWKn_Grub to find out where to get this week’s special.

Memphis Made Brewing Co. has promoted two of its beers, Fireside and Rockbone IPA, from seasonal offerings to beers brewed year-round. The owners found that every time they stopped carrying these beers, customers kept asking for them to be brought back. Memphis Made is also making another customer-friendly change and extending its taproom hours. They were turning a lot of people away at closing time, and since Cooper-Young has a bustling nightlife scene, they wanted to be part of that scene and stay open a bit later. New hours for the taproom are 4:00-10:30 Friday, 1:00-10:30 Saturday, and 1:00-9:00 Sunday.

Abita is rolling into Downtown Memphis tomorrow, March 30, to hand out samples of its Big Easy Session IPA. There will be beads given away and Mardi Gras music. Catch them at Aldo’s Pizza Pies at 8 PM tomorrow and the Flying Saucer at approximately 8:45.

From Money Magazine: Central BBQ and The Bar-B-Q Shop are the two best BBQ restaurants in Memphis. Which is the best?

That’ll do it for now. Leading off at either Brass Door or Blind Bear after work. It’ll be a game-time decision. Back after work or tomorrow with more news.