Saturday update: Live music for popper throwdown and more

I have additional information about the 901 Popper Throwdown happening Saturday, March 25 from noon to 7 PM. There will be live entertainment as teams compete to find out who makes the best jalapeno popper in Memphis: Hiway Hi-Fi will perform a Grateful Dead tribute show. The event will happen outside High Cotton Brewing Co. at 598 Monroe. Funds raised will benefit Memphis Paws.

A warm welcome to all those in town for the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show! We are happy to have you here. The ginners have a reputation of being kind and generous, and I have seen restaurants all over Downtown tagging them in posts, letting them know they are welcome. For those of you exiting off I-40 south onto Second Street this weekend, please use extra caution as our guests will be crossing Second to get to their cars. For those in town wanting to go where the locals go, try Bardog Tavern (neighborhood bar), Blind Bear and Silly Goose (good craft cocktails), Aldo’s Pizza Pies and Flying Saucer (great beer selection), Kooky Canuck (Canadian themed restaurant with a menu that has something for everyone) and Majestic Grille (a favorite dinner spot for many locals). If you want BBQ, check out Central BBQ or Blues City Cafe. Dyer’s (burgers) and Gus’s (chicken) are two places tourists go that are endorsed by locals.

Twenty One Pilots “Emotional Roadshow” comes to FedExForum tonight. They’re touring in support of their platinum album BLURRYFACE.

Mixology contest Mix-Odyssey is tonight at BRIDGES from 7 to 10. The event benefits Volunteer Odyssey, a wonderful organization that connects people with volunteer opportunities here in Memphis.

It’s looking more and more like Attorney General Jeff Sessions committed perjury at his confirmation hearing, now that it has been revealed that he used campaign funds rather than his Senate fund to pay for a trip to Cleveland to meet with a Russian envoy. So, the person who is supposed to prosecute people who commit perjury, committed perjury. Not only should Sessions be forced out of his job, but he should be prosecuted himself. Republicans would be wise to dissociate themselves from Sessions. Associating with someone who you know committed perjury is not a good look.

Attention Redbirds fans:

The Memphis Grizzlies Keynote Speaker Series welcomes Ryan Estis to FedExForum Monday at 2 PM. Estis has been called “one of the best keynote speakers ever seen or heard” by Meetings & Conventions magazine. His research and learning organization produces 75 events a year, leading change and preparing for the future of work. A special ticket can be purchased getting you in the 2 PM keynote speech and the 7 PM Grizzlies-Nets game.

Bardog time! I hope I get to meet some farm & gin people today. Back tomorrow with more news.