Thursday update (on a Thursday)

Yesterday I got a bit ahead of myself and titled my Wednesday Update post Thursday Update. I didn’t catch it until about 6 hours after I posted it. Good thing I read my own blog or I wouldn’t have caught it at all.

Los Angeles based vendor Pranom Pop-Up, which travels the nation selling authentic Thai street food, will be back in Memphis once again this month. They will be at Memphis Made Brewing Co. today and April 19, and at Minglewood April 14. I had their Thai food at the Tennessee Brewery a few years back, and let me tell you, it is worth going out of your way to find when the mobile restaurant makes a stop in Memphis.

In other Asian food news, you can get Filipino egg rolls at South of Beale:

Sports 56 WHBQ radio show Fish and Stats will broadcast live from the Flying Saucer this afternoon from 3 to 6. They will have VIP tickets to Memphis Brewfest to give away.

There will be a South End neighborhood cleanup this Saturday. Meet at Ghost River at 10 AM, get your cleaning assignment, then return to Ghost River at noon for a free beer and music by Me & Leah.

For my Uptown readers: Please take a minute to fill out the 2018 Uptown Community Plan Survey.

Former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins is opening a new restaurant in Overton Square in the former Stanley BBQ space. The restaurant will serve Southern-inspired fare and will donate 2% of net food sales to the Mid-South Food Bank.

ALIVE Rescue Memphis will host Tax Day of the Dogs at the Green Beetle Sunday from 3 to 7. Live music, free Old Dominick swag, and plenty of adoptable dogs will be on site.

Random fact I learned at trivia last night: Green olives and black olives grow on the same tree. Black olives are ripe green olives. I’ll keep that in mind the next time I hit the olive bar at Bougie Kroger near where I work.

I gotta disagree with one thing Charles the Trivia Guy said last night, though. There was a question about Pope John Paul II, who served 27 years. After announcing the answer, Charles said Pius IX was the longest-serving pope at 31 years. Actually, Pius IX is the longest-serving elected pope. St. Peter, the first Bishop of Rome and considered the first pope by the Catholic Church (although that title was not yet in use), held the office from A.D. 33 to 67, a total of 34 years.

Regina’s Cajun Kitchen at 60 N. Main will celebrate the grand opening of its bar tomorrow night, Friday, April 13, 11 AM-10 PM. There will be $3 Jello shots and fruit shots, and select new appetizers will be $3. $5 well drinks and food specials too. They’ll have Game Night at 7 with Battle of the Sexes, trivia and more.

No “what I had for lunch yesterday” photos because I ate at Mayuri Indian Cuisine and have already posted photos from there. However, I do have one additional recommendation if you go: Get the papadum (thin round Indian crackers) and then get some of the spicy carrot sauce they have for dipping. Really tasty.

All right, outta here for now. Tomorrow I do expect to have a food photo for you, along with more news.