Tuesday, March 14 is Pi Day and Wiseacre will celebrate with a brewery tour that is all about numbers. It will end with a paired pie trio (3 pies paired with beers). Tickets for the tour and tasting are $20 and can be ordered here. There will be a Pi Day celebration in the taproom as well. Order a pizza pie delivered from Aldo’s to enjoy. At 8 PM there will be a Pie in the Face contest with the winner getting a model Wiseacre semi truck filled with goodies.
I don’t know if I have any vegetarians who enjoy hanging out at brewery taprooms who read this blog, but on the off-chance that I do, I will mention another Wiseacre event that may be of interest. Saturday, April 22 from 11 AM to 2 PM will be Memphis Veg Fest, the fresh food event of the year. There will be vegan and vegetarian demos, speakers, and foods.
The plan to redevelop the Pinch District has been released. There has been a moratorium on development in that neighborhood for two years. The planners want to retain the Pinch’s history and character. They want to connect the anchors: Bass Pro, St. Jude, the Convention Center, and the Uptown District. They want to area to be mixed-use, and they desire to create a walkable neighborhood.
In The 9:01, Chris Herrington has a great look at the new art installation in The Edge (with video) and current and future plans for the neighborhood.
Decades Rewind is tonight at the Orpheum, a medley of over 60 songs from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s “from Aretha to Zeppelin.” There will be over 100 costume changes. Tickets are $40-48.
Today’s National Meatball Day. If you’ve never had spaghetti with Aldo’s grandmother’s famous meatballs at Bardog Tavern, why not let today be the day you treat yourself? Grandma’s balls are also available by themselves or in sandwich format, if you prefer. Or, you can get them on a pizza down the street at Aldo’s Pizza Pies.
First United Methodist at Second and Poplar is asking for the adjacent alley to be closed. Construction is set to begin on the church’s sanctuary, destroyed by fire in 2006, and the church needs to find a place for its ministry to the homeless.
This week’s Memphis Flyer cover story: BEER! Toby Sells dives deep into the beer produced by Memphis’ four craft breweries.
President Trump decided he didn’t have time to meet with the leaders of organizations representing about 6 million veterans yesterday. But don’t worry, vets, he sent veterans’ affairs Omarosa in his place.
BREAD AND MILK AND MILK AND BREAD AND BREAD AND MILK AND… the forecast for the weekend is turning colder. The MemphisWeather.net forecast now has Saturday as a high of 45 with temps falling through the day to a low around 30. The CA tweeted that snow is expected, but no accumulation. The good news… the extended MWN forecast is for temperatures “well above average” expected for March 16-22. “Well above average” for that time of year would put us near 80.
My new T-shirt arrived yesterday!
In case you can’t read it, it’s a quote from George Orwell. “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” This spring I will bring the revolution to Downtown Memphis.
As for tonight, I will bring the revolution to the Silly Goose for happy hour. Blind Bear after that and maybe I’ll squeeze in a Belle Tavern visit if I have time to beat the rain home. Back tomorrow with more.