Thursday update #2: Caribbean food festival, foodie job, NCAA tournament and more

There will be a Caribbean Food and Music Festival tomorrow, Friday, March 17, at Visible Music College at 200 Madison from noon to 4:30. The festival will be indoors, in the atrium. There will be reggae, jerk meats, island veggies and drinks, and food for the kids as well. Adult admission will be $15, kids $7. The event benefits the Newborns in Need Charity Organization.

New apartments are being planned for the Medical Center District. UT Health Sciences Center wants to see 185 to 225 units on three lots in an area bordered by Orleans, Jefferson, Madison, and Manassas.

If you love food and you love talking to people about food, there may be an opportunity to earn some money. City Tasting Tours is hiring guides for its upcoming tours.

Donald Trump’s budget will eliminate a grant program that funds, among other things, Meals on Wheels, a project that provides meals to the elderly. No compassion at all in this administration.

Now that the NCAA tournament has started, I’ll tell you a bit about my bracket. I picked all the 2 seeds to advance to the Final Four: Duke, Arizona, Louisville, and Kentucky. In the championship game I have Duke beating Kentucky 71-60. Xavier, Florida Gulf Coast, Marquette, Nevada, Rhode Island, Middle Tennessee, and Wichita State are some of the low-seeded teams I picked to score upsets. I named my bracket “The Troll’s Bracket” after my little green haired troll, Perjorie.

If you need to keep up with multiple games happening at the same time, there is no better place to do it Downtown than Max’s Sports Bar. Plenty of TVs to keep you up with all the action. Max’s is nonsmoking now but smoking is allowed on the back deck and there are three TVs out there. Needless to say, I will be spending quite a bit of time at Max’s over the next four days. Max’s is opening at 10:30 AM today through Sunday for your tournament viewing.

Kooky Canuck will have $2.99 34 ounce green beers all day tomorrow and a $2.50 happy hour from 3 to 7.

YOGA! Downtown Yoga will hold a six-week Ayurveda series starting Tuesday, March 28. Ayurveda is described as the sister science to yoga. Its main principles are that the mind and body are inextricably connected, and that nothing holds more power to heal the body than the mind. $60 for the six week series.

People suck. Here’s proof.

Central BBQ and The Rendezvous both made Southern Living’s list of the South’s 10 best BBQ joints.

Got my mind on my bracket and my bracket on my mind. Back tomorrow with more news.