Wed update #2: City & State coming to The Edge and more

Great news for The Edge: City & State, a coffee and retail shop located at 2625 Broad, is opening a second location at 421 Monroe. It will have coffee, a full bar, a small kitchen and retail. The owners are said to be expanding their concept of City & State to fit in with The Edge District and the Memphis Medical District.

Speaking of the district, the Memphis Medical District Collaborative had its annual meeting last night at Premiere Palace. The MBJ has a report.

The City Council has voted to lower the cost of Beale Street Bucks from $10 to $5. The program charges a cover to people who enter the Beale Street entertainment district after 10 PM on Saturday nights. Both Mayor Strickland and MPD Director Rallings believe the cover is necessary to reduce crime on Beale on Saturdays.

A project to repair the cobblestones along the river is back on track after a two-year delay.

City Tasting Tours has a new Brunch So Hard Tour (details on this page; you’ll need to scroll down a bit to see them) with stops at Cafe Pontotoc, Rizzo’s Diner, and Scoops Parlor. The tour starts at Cafe Pontotoc at 12 noon on Sunday. You get brunch dishes, two brunch cocktails, and your choice of a complimentary bottle of champagne or a dozen cupcakes. You also get an engaging guide with a love for brunch and things that happen after a mimosa or two.

Bluefin has added a new Korean menu.

Songwriter Phillip Jackson from Jonesboro, Arkansas will provide the live entertainment at Tacos & Tunes on Felicia Suzanne’s patio tomorrow evening beginning at 7 PM.

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words:

That’s it for now. I’ll be out at Silly Goose happy hour after work. Back tomorrow with more news.