Wednesday update

Holly has a list of hours places are open Christmas Day and Christmas Eve on the I Love Memphis Blog. Of particular interest to Downtowners: Flying Saucer and Bardog open at 5 on Christmas, Blind Bear at 6. I will add that I’ve confirmed that the Silly Goose opens at 7 that night.

The Flyer reports that The 5 Spot, the restaurant behind Earnestine & Hazel’s on G.E. Patterson, is coming back in early 2018. Cliff’s notes version of the Flyer article: Lots of shrimp dishes including a shrimp pasta dish in memory of Russell George; menu by John Wills; Delta-style tamales; French-press coffee and beignets; bar menu after-hours; delivery.

Evelyn and Olive has an immediate opening for a dishwasher/prep position. Apply in person at 630 Madison.

It’s Yule Fuel glass night at the Flying Saucer tonight at 7.

Classic Christmas movie Miracle on 34th Street will be on the big screen at the Orpheum tonight.

The voice of Daphne from the Scooby-Doo cartoon series has passed away.

High Ground News has an article on the new food hall at 409 South Main.

GiveCamp Memphis is coming in February. Marketers, designers, and developers will have the chance to donate their skills to benefit some great local charities.

The Tigers host Siena tonight at 7 at FedExForum. A victory over the 271st-ranked team in the KenPom standings would look mighty impressive to the NCAA tournament selection committee. I saw a live stream link for tonight’s game but have not tested this myself yet.

I’m happy to report that after being dropped in enchilada sauce on Sunday, my troll has been cleaned off and has survived unscathed. She will be out with me this weekend. You know, trolls are often cast as nasty creatures, but this one has been a better friend and better listener than several humans who come to mind.

Holidays at the office are great because people bring food. Yesterday there were Christmas cookies. Today there were sausage biscuits. Yum! My co-worker who made those should enter them in that breakfast festival they have on a parking lot in the Medical District, if it returns in 2018.

That’ll do it for now! Back tomorrow with more news.