Exciting news for South Main, as a rumor I have been hearing for over a month has now been confirmed: The second Slider Inn location is coming to the area. Aldo, owner of the original Slider Inn as well as Bardog Tavern and Aldo’s Pizza Pies, is finalizing the purchase of the building at 363 Mulberry. The parcel of land will include the lot behind the building, currently a bocce ball court. Aldo hopes to have the new restaurant open by spring.
South Main Trolley Night turns sweet sixteen this Friday night. For the past 16 years, on the last Friday of every month the shops and galleries have stayed open late, with some of them providing appetizers, beverages, discounts, and/or live music. If you’re a South Main Association member, there will be a member area for you next to Bluff City Coffee, with burgers, dogs, beverages, and cake ($10 non-members). South Main Sounds Songwriter Night #38 will happen at 550 S. Main that night. The weather looks like it will be beautiful and I plan to hit the streets of South Main!
Memphis is getting another craft brewery. Meddlesome Brewing Co. has announced it will open in a location near Shelby Farms. There will be a taproom to go along with the brewery.
Jay Whitecotton (Funny or Die) will give a free comedy performance at High Cotton Brewing Co. tonight at 8. His recent album hit number one on iTunes Comedy and he will be recording for FOX and Hulu later this year. The event is free to attend and is 21 and up.
Tory Lanez with special guest Veecee performs at the New Daisy tonight. Tickets are $25-30. Doors open at 7, show at 8.
Streetdog Foundation’s annual fundraiser Howl at the Moon will happen on Saturday, November 12 at The Warehouse at Front and G.E. Patterson from 6 to 11 PM. Streetdog is a wonderful organization that rescues dogs, fosters them, and gets them adopted. There will be several bars throughout The Warehouse serving specialty cocktails, including the popular Howler. There will be live music by Shufflegrit, James and the Ultrasounds, South Side Supper Club, Kim Garmon, Allessandra Daniele, and dance music by DJ Tree.
The CA has a really good article on Nick Scott’s rise through the ranks of Memphis kitchens to eventually become co-owner of Alchemy. Nick worked in several kitchens Downtown on his way up, including many years at Bluefin.
A summit is being held next week to address the issues of parking, walkability, and public transit in the Downtown core and in the Medical Center District.
Memphis Flyer article on Memphis Made Brewing Co.: How a beer becomes a can
I watched the debate with a couple of friends in the back room of the Blind Bear yesterday evening. For the first 20 minutes or so, I actually thought Trump was winning, and thinking to myself, “the national nightmare is going to come true. We’re going to elect President Trump.” However, Hillary soon got him to take her bait. When Hillary said it’s possible he doesn’t pay any taxes and he replied “That’s smart,” I thought, that’s it, Hillary won the debate. The “400 pound person sitting on a bed” quote made Trump look pretty idiotic too.
Jerry Springer agreed.
Hillary Clinton belongs in the White House. Donald Trump belongs on my show.
— Jerry Springer (@jerryspringer) September 27, 2016
That’s it for now. Back to work after a four-day weekend that was absolutely outstanding. I’ll be out at happy hour at one of the usual spots this evening.