I visited the olive bar at Bougie Kroger across the street from where I work (Poplar/Kirby Pkwy) yesterday. One of my readers informed me that it was more than just olives – there are cheeses, items associated with antipasti, etc. as well. So I went over and took a look. Put it this way – if you like the salad bar at Texas de Brazil, you’ll probably like the olive bar at Bougie Kroger.
Dolmas, stuffed grape leaves (couldn’t figure out what the stuffing was); and a cherry pepper stuffed with salami (or some kind of Italian meat) and cheese. The stuffed cherry pepper was the best thing on the bar and I wished I’d got more than one.
Mozzarella, tomatoes, and mini olives and cheese cubes
The olive bar was $8.99 a pound. The food shown here cost $6.59. I’m liking Germantown better than I thought I would. I wouldn’t live there because of the dependency on cars to get everywhere, but it’s a nice place to visit.
On to the news… I don’t know if I have any vegetarians who have been reading this blog regularly for years, but in case I do, I have good news for you. The New Wing Order food truck launching in September will have something you can eat. They’ll have vegan-friendly avocado tacos on a flour tortilla with shaved red cabbage, pico de gallo, fresh pineapple, cilantro, and spicy bang bang sauce.
Tickets are now on sale at Jerry Lawler’s Bar and Grill for an April 16 Meet & Greet with WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley. It starts at 6 PM and your $20 ticket includes an 8×10 autographed by Foley and a Monday Night Raw watch party. Foley will be inducted into the Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame by Lawler. Foley played the characters Mankind, Cactus Jack, and Dude Love. He is a best-selling author. He is also the creator of Mr. Socko
The Memphis Hustle have their final home game of the season Friday night at the Landers Center. Rumor has it that some of the L.A. Lakers will be in attendance. They are in town to play the Grizzlies on Saturday.
Here’s what you missed if you didn’t go to St. Pat’s at the Brass Door:
This spitfire danced at The Door to our delight on Paddy’s Day. She’s headed to Glasgow for the World Championships in Irish Dance! Best of luck Emmie! #memphistoglasgow #irishdance #irishdanceworldchampionships #gogettememmie #inisaclairishdance pic.twitter.com/iCNB1tk0a1
— The Brass Door (@TheBrassDoor1) March 21, 2018
There will be a Yappy Hour, the off-leash dog park in The Edge at Madison and N. Orleans, tonight from 6 to 7:30. Bring your dog, or if you don’t have a dog, bring yourself and meet your neighbors.
Did you know there’s a compliance test that NCAA men’s basketball head coaches must pass? Penny Hardaway passed it. Take a practice test.
I played Diamond Dave’s British Bingo at Belle Tavern last night.
Each colored box is a separate game. There are 90 numbers total on the card, and 15 of them appear on each game. Diamond Dave calls a number every 7 seconds, and the first person to get a “full house,” meaning you get all 15 of your numbers for that game, gets a bingo. Dave uses British rhyming slang as he calls the numbers. “23, Thee and Me,” “62, Tickety Boo.” Fun way to spend a Wednesday evening, and they had cans of PBR. This was my card at the end:
As you can see, I didn’t win, although I came very close in the second game.
Two months after giving up Fireball for good, I’m discovering another benefit this week… I don’t hate driving anymore! In fact, I actually kind of enjoy the drive to and from work. That nasty rotgut candy-flavored liquor made me so nervous and jittery that every tailgater, every person who cut me off, every traffic jam, every person going 45 in a 55 freaked me out and ticked me off. Now I’m like, yeah those things are just part of being on the road.
Twitter has been abuzz with conversation about whether Stormy Daniels can get out of the non-disclosure agreement Donald Trump made her sign. @TeaPainUSA wins Twitter with this comment: “What we really need to see is the non-disclosure agreement Putin made Trump sign.”
That’s it for now. Back tomorrow with more news.