Last night was the opening night of the Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians in the World Series. I don’t really have a dog in this hunt but I’m inclined to pull for the Cubs because I have more friends who are Cubs fans, including Max from Max’s Sports Bar. However, I definitely don’t mind what one Indian did last night: Francisco Lindor stole a base, triggering the Steal a Base, Steal a Taco promotion at Taco Bell. On November 2 from 2-6 PM, everyone gets one free Doritos Locos Taco as a result of Lindor’s accomplishment.
It’s opening night! The Grizzlies play the first game of the 2016-17 regular season vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at 7. The first 10,000 fans get a Grind City T-shirt.
Fourth Bluff Friday returns to Memphis Park Friday, October 28 from 4:30 to 9:00. This is the rain date for a Fourth Bluff Friday canceled earlier in the month. Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. There will be live music, several food trucks, mobile beer vendor The Tapbox, and games for children and families.
Tickets are now on sale to see famed astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Orpheum on February 13. The evening’s lecture will be titled “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies.” The lecture will be an entertaining review of movies like Star Wars and Frozen and The Martian, looking at all the science those movies got wrong as well as some they got right. The talk incorporates recent films as well as classics that you may not know had any science at all.
From Memphis Magazine: Chef Ana Gonzalez, a native of Colombia, invigorates Bleu’s menu with Latin flavors and an eye for presentation. Gonzalez is looking to expose her guests to foods they have not previously tried, different ingredients, and different cultures.
In case you haven’t been paying ANY attention to the news the last 24 hours, Justin Timberlake came to Memphis to cast his vote in the general election. Unfortunately, he took a selfie at the voting booth, which is against the law. Is the DA really going to file charges? This is the most BS, unnecessary reason for a court proceeding I have heard in a little over a year.
In other voting news, former Secretary of State Colin Powell has admitted he’s voting for Hillary Clinton. He’s not terribly excited about it, but the alternative is unthinkable. You and I see eye to eye, Mr. Secretary.
Just for fun: Important 20th century newspaper headlines rewritten as clickbait blog post titles
We now have an opening date for the Kroger on Union in Midtown: Monday, November 28.
Lineup has been announced for Singer-Songwriter Night #40 at South Main Sounds, 550 S. Main, during Trolley Night on Friday. Faith Ruch, Vanessa Winter and Rusty Graber will join Memphis legend Delta Joe Sanders to provide the live music for you that evening.
That’s it, off to work, another post later today most likely.