Tuesday update: Loflin to offer Friday lunch, support Best Memphis Burger Fest and more

If you work Downtown, you are about to have a new lunch spot to visit on Fridays. Loflin Yard has announced new hours for Fridays along with a new Friday lunch menu. That would be a beautiful spot to get away from the rat race for an hour and enjoy nature and some good food. I don’t see the lunch menu on their website yet, but po’boys where mentioned.

Best Memphis Burger Fest needs your help! You may remember that last year’s festival was on October 5, a time of year known for beautiful weather with temperatures near perfect for being outside. That was not what happened last year! As Seth put it, it was practically a Nor’Easter minus the snow! Beer sales were near zero, and merchandise sales were a third of what they expected. Even so, Memphis Paws, Inc. kept its promise to donate approximately $7500 to rescues and animal care. This year, Burger Fest needs your help to recover. They are asking you to buy a VIP ticket to the festival for $50. In addition to entry into the festival and great live music, you get free parking, catered food, FREE BEER and some other liquid goodies, an air-conditioned tent (remember, the festival is in August this year) and two all-day KidZone passes. As I mentioned in Saturday’s post, Burger Fest is one of those uniquely Memphis ideas that happened organically, and this is a year when they need our help. Please consider purchasing a VIP pass to support them.

The Brass Door will be showing USA vs. Costa Rica tonight in Copa America. The match starts at 7 PM. No better place to watch soccer Downtown than the Brass Door.

The restaurant in Beale Street Landing lost $90,000 in a 12 month period. What a terrible number. As someone I follow on Twitter pointed out, compare how much money it took to build Beale Street Landing and the amount of money it makes (or loses) with home much money it took to build Loflin Yard and the amount of money it makes.

Brewville@DeNeuville is this Saturday from 5 to 8, raising money for the DeNeuville Learning Center. There will be a homebrew competition as well as Memphis Made craft beer and great food. The event will be MC’d by Kevin Cerrito, and there will be live entertainment by Kim Garmon and the South Side Supper Club. Get tickets here.

The Memphis Flyer has an article about a new art gallery in The Edge that will work with homeless artists to sell their work.

The GOP nominee and possible future leader of the free world typed “F**kface von Clownstick” on Twitter this morning. Great choice, Republicans.

That’s it for now. Getting about 3 inches of hair chopped off after work, then will be out at Blind Bear probably.