A few days ago I posted that there was going to be a National Night Out in Court Square on Tuesday, August 7. However, yesterday I learned that South Main is having its own National Night Out on the 7th, and this year you won’t sweat to death under an outdoor pavilion as you socialize with your neighbors and thank police officers for their service. They’re moving NNO indoors to 409 S. Main. Three words for ya: Jack Pirtle’s Chicken. Get there right when the event starts and getcha a box. It’s very possible you may get to meet the Pirtles themselves.
Holly has 13 new places to eat in Memphis on the I Love Memphis Blog this week, and many of them are Downtown: 117 Prime, Curry ‘n’ Jerk, Grecian Gourmet, Krewe of DejaVu, and Sleep Out Louie’s. Last night a friend of mine was raving about the 50 cent oysters 117 Prime has every day 4-7 PM for happy hour, saying they are of the quality that they could easily sell for $3 apiece.
Okay… time for me to get on my social media soapbox again. I was in a restaurant recently, and two people came in and asked the bartender, “Are you open?” They weren’t sure because Google lists the place as opening at time A, and the restaurant’s website lists them opening at time B… but they actually open at time C, which is earlier than A or B. Business owners, check every place you are listed – Google, Facebook, Yelp, Urbanspoon, your own website – and make sure your listed hours are correct. You could be missing out on customers if you don’t.
Congratulations to the staff of the Memphis Flyer, which scored three awards at the recent convention of the national Association of Alternative NewsMedia in San Diego. Bruce VanWyngarden, Chris McCoy, and Chris Davis took home awards for outstanding writing.
The MBJ has coverage of what happened to Memphis Wahlburger. A Wahlburger location was announced for Fourth and Beale over a year ago, but it’s not even close to being open. Wahlburger is a chain of burger joints founded by Marky Mark Wahlberg and his family.
First United Methodist Church’s main building will re-open for worship this Sunday. The church was destroyed in an October 2006 fire and it has taken nearly 12 years to rebuild.
Great meme on Facebook: “Nothing says one of us cheated like a joint Facebook account”
Want to be truly evil? Download the tone that goes off on an Uber Eats tablet every time there’s a new order. Then go to a restaurant that has Uber Eats, get a seat near the tablet, and play the tone at random times.
The Butcher Board Festival now has a website including a newsletter signup. They are already planning for 2019 after this year’s festival was so successful.
Blade and Bow Whiskey is the half-off special this week (through Sunday) at Belle Tavern.
Random, interesting story I found: Why many old houses in Ireland have horse skulls buried beneath the floors
That’s it! Back tomorrow with more news.