As I was driving to work this morning, I noticed a sign for a new restaurant called Curry n Jerk in the old Lolo’s Table location on Monroe next to McEwen’s. I did a little research and found the restaurant’s website. They will have an authentic Caribbean menu with a full bar. Should be a nice addition to the neighborhood.
Drink-n-Draw returns to the Ghost River taproom tonight at 7. It’s a night of fun, drawing games, and gold-spray-painted prizes hosted by Eric C and DJ Carla Worth. It’s $5 to draw and they will supply everything you need.
Disney Junior Dance Party on Tour comes to the Orpheum tonight at 6. In this interactive concert experience, you can sing along with Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Sofia The First, Puppy Dog Pals, Elena of Avalor, Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, and The Lion Guard. Damn! I may have to ask if I can leave work early so I can be first in line for a ticket!
Get Sweet on Mom is the theme at the Memphis Farmers Market this Saturday. Load up on breakfast items for mom, as well as supplies to cook her Mother’s Day Sunday dinner. Flowers and a gift from the Market will make your Mother’s Day complete. Kids can make a card for Mom at the crafts station. Live local music all day long. The Market runs from 8 AM to 1 PM every Saturday under the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson.
As your #1 source of news and information about The Edge District, it’s my pleasure to link you to this Daily News article about The Edge Motor Museum, a new automotive history museum planned for 645 Marshall. Given that the neighborhood known as The Edge was the original auto row in Memphis, this is the perfect place to locate such a museum.
High Ground News has been putting out some great stuff this week, including
- This Place in History: Abandoned buildings and forgotten Memphis. Many of the buildings are Downtown, and not just the common ones like The Sterick are covered.
- Uptown residents set priorities in $95 million TIF expansion
- Innovative lighting design marks new Downtown Boutique Hotel Renovation – Hotel Indigo is renovating the former Econo Lodge at Court and B.B. King. Each Indigo location is decorated to match the surrounding neighborhood. With radio of the 1940s and 1950s being such a big part of the history of the immediate area, designers are going for a radio theme.
- Westy’s Turns 35 as The Pinch turns a corner – Westy’s is estimated to have lost $400,000 in sales during the four years the trolleys were out of operation. Wow.
Yes I saw there was an announcement about 100 N. Main. There has been so much speculation about that building that has never come to pass that I refuse to post about 100 N. Main until I see real, physical ACTION.
I had my first visit to Genghis Grill yesterday, where you select raw ingredients, spices, veggies and sauce from a buffet and then hand your bowl to a chef to make Mongolian BBQ style. It was my first visit to Mongolian BBQ place in 18 years and I had nearly forgotten what to do.
I decided to build a chicken bowl with Cajun, garlic, and hot spices and sauces. The server was real sweet showing me how to order. My bowl was not bad, although I want to go back and try again sometime soon.
Not next week though, when I’ll be focusing on a different type of BBQ! My BBQ Fest vacation starts at 5 today and my BBQ Fest work begins at 1 tomorrow at the first of three sessions handing out team bags. Weather is looking HOT for next week! I tell you, though, I will take a BBQ Fest with temps in the 90s over one with temps in the 50s anytime! Higher temps tend to bring out the better-dressed women, if you get my drift.
A bonus BBQ Fest condition: no stale jokes about “chubs,” charcoal, or “the meat sweats” this year!
Sources I follow on Twitter indicate that news is going to be breaking bad for the Trump White House over the weekend.
This is my second post since lunchtime yesterday, so if this is your first visit here today, keep scrolling… I visited the new Sleep Out Louie’s last night and took some photos. Back tomorrow with more news.