Saturday update

This isn’t going to be a very long post. I’ve got allergies out the wazoo and can barely concentrate. Runny nose, sore throat… I’d think I have a cold but the fever is not there, nor is that feeling you get in the back of your throat when sick.

I’ve received word that Mint Juleps and Purple Drank will be on tap on Max’s Sports Bar’s new slushie machine. Because it would just be wrong to watch the Kentucky Derby without Purple Drank in your hand.

Elmwood Cemetery has added a new tour called The Last Word. Assistant Director Bob Barnett will tell the stories about some of the epitaphs on the monuments at the cemetery. This all-walking tour is 90 minutes long and commences at 10:30 AM on Saturday, May 19. Cost is $20 per person. Sign up here.

The Brass Door is hosting a Derby Watch Party to cheer on trainer Aiden O’Brien and Irish-trained horse Mendelssohn. $4 Tullamore Dew Juleps, and half-price beer & cheese dip and Irish nachos. Watch party 3-7 with post time 5:50.

BBQ teammates: Look for an email about bag pickup on Monday.

Time to get things started! I’m leading off at the Farmers Market this morning. Later in the day I will go to Beale and watch the freak show. Plans for tonight TBD. Back tomorrow with more news, unless the allergies get me.