Yesterday I reported that Margaritas, the new Mexican restaurant across from the Peabody on Second, is now open. Last night I saw a copy of their menu. One of their specialty items is a three-foot long burrito called La Anaconda.
(Quick side note: When I taught College Algebra at the University of Memphis, the girl in the intro of the “Baby Got Back” video was one of my students.)
In other food news, flatbreads have returned to the Silly Goose menu. Shorty was serving them up last night.
If you’re looking for a job, I have leads on four positions that sound really interesting. If you like being outdoors and meeting people, Fly Ryde Memphis, the Downtown golf cart shuttle service, is looking to add some drivers for nights and weekends. Message them on Facebook if interested.
The Memphis Redbirds are hiring an account executive. This position involves managing existing group ticket accounts, prospecting, and developing new business relationships.
Ghost River Brewing Co. at Main and Crump has two positions open. They are looking for a Production Assistant who doesn’t mind heavy lifting, hard work, and a lot of standing. Although entry level, there’s the chance to move upward if you prove yourself. This position is mostly days and 30-40 hours a week. It’s a plus if you have experience with automated filling lines, forklifts, or material handling equipment.
They’re seeking a bartender for their taproom, but they want more than just someone who can pour a beer. They want someone with a passion for craft beer who wants to learn all they can about it, to make one-on-one conversations with customers the best they can be. This position also offers upward mobility, whether in the taproom or doing brewery work. They are looking for someone who will stick around for the long haul. 15-25 hours a week, mostly nights but some days.
Email email@example.com or stop by the taproom to fill out an application. For either position, they are looking for someone who is outgoing, loves beer and who is team-oriented. Cicerone (that’s to beer what sommelier is to wine) certification will be required within the first month on the job.
The Broom Closet at 546 S. Main is hosting Cairo to Memphis: Ancient Egyptian religion in modern Memphis from 1 to 4 Saturday. Rev. Omma will lead you back in time to ancient Memphis where you will learn about some of the most well-known deities. Learn about ancient Egyptian religion and society and celebrate the gods’ birthdays. There is a $15 energy exchange (translation: give us yo money) for this event.
Waker is the live entertainment at the Peabody rooftop party tonight. $10 to get in, ladies and hotel guests free before 7. Admission includes a buffet of Mediterranean chicken, hummus and crackers. If you’re in VIP you get a second buffet of spanakopita, hummus, olives, lamb stew, and Greek potatoes. Drink specials tonight are a guava margarita and Firefly blackberry lemonade moonshine.
Orange Mound, Tennessee – America’s City is the featured film in the 15 Films series at Clayborn Temple tonight. Orange Mound was the first community established by African Americans where they could build and own property. Block party outside the temple starts at 6. After the film there is a curated discussion with an expert.
Dancing with the Stars Live! is at the Orpheum tonight at 7:30.
The Grizzlies Summer League squad takes on the Phoenix Suns tonight at 7 on NBATV.
That’s it for now. I’ll be out at the Silly Goose for happy hour (maybe I’ll get a flatbread) after work. Back tomorrow with more news.