Paella party and more Wednesday news

The Front Porch will host a paella patio party Sunday, October 1 at 3 PM. The event will feature live music by Le Tulmulte Noir. It will start off with Spanish tapas including Iberica Jamon, rosemary marinated Mahon cheese, grilled red pepper crostini, and Spanish olives. The main course will be Chef Patrick Reilly’s famous Valencia Paella Mixta. There will be sangria specials as well. Tickets are $45 and are limited so if you want to attend, call 901-524-0817 to make reservations. No walk-up sales will be allowed. Extra tapas platters will be sold for $18, and the full Front Porch menu will be available. The paella contains chicken, sausage, and seafood including shellfish.

The Redbirds lost the Triple-A championship game 5-3 to the Durham Bulls last night.

The Memphis Farmers Market hosts Farm Fest with Star and Micey at Loflin Yard this Sunday, September 24 from 5 to 8 PM. This is the annual fundraiser for the Market. There will be food from local restaurants and vendors, wine, and Wiseacre beer. Old Dominick will provide two signature cocktails, and Kendra Scott Jewelry will be offering jewelry pulls. I have been to this event the past two years and it is a good time. Believe me, you will not have any shortage of great food to eat.

Ghost River has tweeted that there will be no trivia tonight in the taproom. Geeks Who Drink trivia will return Wednesday, September 27. You can still enjoy Flight Night in the taproom tonight, with 4 flights for the price of 3.

I discovered a new food truck on Facebook yesterday: Quasi halal Asian Street Food. They’ll be at Ghost River noon to 4 Saturday.

Brian and Jenn will be playing acoustics at Belle Tavern tomorrow night, Thursday, September 21, and every Thursday until the end of November.

El Mero Taco and Say Cheese will be the trucks for Food Truck Wednesday at Miss Cordelia’s tonight from 5 to 8 PM. Buti Yoga with Emily Dyson at 6:30 for a $10 class fee. YOGA!

From Deadspin: Oh, hell yeah, it’s time to get on the Memphis bandwagon (meaning Tigers football)

The Rock says this: Fire Butch Now. No, I don’t mean the Great One, the People’s Champ, the Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment, Dwayne Johnson. I mean the Rock. The Rock was unearthed in 1966 when the UT campus street grid was laid out. For 50 years it has been a canvas for amateur artists. One of those artists is leading the charge for UT men’s head football coach Butch Jones’ ouster. If you smelllllll…la-la-la-la…

what the Rock.

is cooking.


The president’s chief of staff reacted to his speech at the U.N. yesterday.

Off to work. Possibly a second post at lunchtime.