Thursday update

Before we get to the news, let me share with you a “blogger problem.” Let’s say it’s a Wednesday night, and I’m relaxing after work at the Blind Bear. I take out my iPhone, open the Twitter app, and start surfing. I come across a tweet from @BardogTavern with a photo of their Fried Green Tomato BLT sliders that they are offering for $5.99 for Memphis Flyer Burger Week through July 17. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I would love to embed that tweet in my next blog post.

If I were at home on my laptop, using the Web version of Twitter, it would be easy. All I’d have to do is click the tweet’s side menu, select Embed Tweet, and it would give me HTML code which I could copy and paste into WordPress’s editor, and boom, the tweet including the photo would show up in my next post.

However, when I’m using the app, the tweet’s side menu has a bunch of unhelpful choices, including I Don’t Like This Tweet, Mute @BardogTavern, Unfollow @BardogTavern, and Report This Tweet. No, no, no. I don’t want to be mean to Bardog. I want to promote their slider special! But the only thing I can do from my phone is to email myself and tell myself to get on Twitter in the morning and get the embed code. Except, half the time I forget to look at my email the next morning. Is there any way to generate a tweet’s website embed code from a phone? Maybe a different app besides the official Twitter one?

Anyway, here’s a look at Bardog’s offering for Burger Week:

And here’s Carolina Watershed’s offering:

Unapologetic/Goner Downtown Meltdown is tonight in Barboro Alley from 5 to 9. Live entertainment includes Oblivians + Stephanie McDee, Cameron Bethany, Benni, Preauxx, and Kid Maestro..There will be pop-up shops by Goner Records and the Unapologetic GARMENTS brand. This event is sponsored by the Downtown Memphis Commission and the Goner and Unapologetic crews.

Ashley McBride with Mitchell Tenpenny perform live tonight at KIX on Beale, a free all-ages concert, at Handy Park at Beale and B.B. King Blvd. tonight at 7 PM. Listen to KIX 106 for chances to win VIP tickets.

Down the street on the Peabody rooftop, one of my favorite acts to play there, Aquanet, headlines tonight. If you’re into tunes by Motley Crue, Ratt, Poison, Warrant, Bon Jovi and other ’80s hair bands, this show is for you. Ladies and hotel guests free before 7, $10 cover, $20 to go VIP. Admission includes a buffet of spanakopita and hummus with chips and crackers. VIP has a second buffet of Mediterranean chicken kabobs, lamb meatballs with Tzatziki, and red pepper hummus with pita bread.

You just can’t fix stupid: Man arrested for DUI contests charge by saying he didn’t actually drink while he was driving, but only when he was stopped at stop signs.

Not Downtown news but this is great news for Memphis as a whole: Cash Saver will be opening a new store at the Southgate shopping Center on Third. That will bring healthy and affordable food to an area that had been considered a food desert since the Kroger closed in that center.

Streetdog Foundation, an organization that rescues dogs and finds them foster homes and forever homes, tweeted yesterday that they are in need of volunteers. Here’s how you can help.

The Memphis Daily News has an article about the Butcher Board Festival coming up on Sunday, July 22. I am so excited to get to go to this event!

The Metal Museum is hosting Sangria Sunday this Sunday from 3 to 5. Enjoy complimentary sangria as you browse the Museum Store. Shop art and jewelry from metalsmiths across the United States.

If you want some crawfish mac or a Gangster Philly or some Bear Balls, you no longer have to leave the house. Blind Bear is on Uber Eats now.

I was sitting at the bar at the Bear last night, watching the Texas Rangers game, with Bartolo Colon as pitcher. I looked him up on Wikipedia and learned that at 45, he is the oldest player in Major League Baseball. His nickname is Big Sexy and he wants to trademark it and sell apparel. Umm… has anyone told pro wrestler Kevin Nash about this?

That’ll wrap it up. Back tomorrow with more news.