The South’s Grand Hotel is the first location to sell Old Dominick spirits, distilled right here in Downtown Memphis, by the glass.
— The Peabody Memphis (@PeabodyMemphis) May 8, 2017
The RENT 20th anniversary tour has announced a stop at the Orpheum for a limited engagement the weekend of June 16-18. Tickets are on sale now.
The Majestic Grille is hiring. Health & vision insurance, paid time off, and more benefits. Apply in person 2-4 PM at 145 S. Main Street. Great place to work, great owners.
The lineup for 901 Fest, the Memphis in May event promoting local Memphis artists and products, has been announced.
Oshi is back for the weekend but it will not be a burger bar. It will be a pop-up Asian fusion restaurant with a French influence. If the feedback is good, the concept will reappear as a pop-up in July and then become permanent in late August.
LUNCHBOXeats will be open for Mother’s Day brunch. Here’s the menu.
The location and program for the May Downtown Neighborhood Association meeting has been announced, and it is right up your alley… literally. On Tuesday, May 23 the DNA will meet at Belle Tavern, whose entrance is on Barboro Alley. Chef David Johnson will serve Southern-inspired bites, and tavern manager Chris Ferri has a full bar with friendly prices (insider tip: If you are a whiskey/whisky fan, you are REALLY going to like this place). The speaker will be State Senator Lee Harris, representing District 29. The meeting will be an informative Q&A on both sides. 6 PM social, 6:30 program. Free for members, $10 for non-members.
Freewheel will have its next slow ride tomorrow night, Wednesday, May 10, departing from 603 Monroe (the old Kudzu’s) at 6 PM and exploring the Medical Center District. Every week the group hosts a free, leisurely bike ride through a Memphis is neighborhood. Bring your own bike, or reserve one of theirs. Arrive early if you want to enjoy discounted pints at High Cotton. Roll: Bicycle Company will be there showing off some new bikes 5 to 9.
Thursday evening, May 11, from 6 to 10 PM there will be a WISEACRE Boomslang Bonanza at Loflin Yard. Come celebrate the release of Boomslang Belgian IPA at the yard, plus the birthday of WISEACRE sweethearts Davis and Ken. Live music by Paul Taylor, followed by karaoke.
BBQ team news: Our newest paid member has informed us that he plans to buy a crab at the Asian market, and put it on a leash and walk around with him at BBQ Fest. Hey Clay, I guess he’s going to need one of the 24-hour wristbands so he can get the crab in.
Gonna hit the Silly Goose for a bit after work and talk BBQ. Back tomorrow with more news.