Today is the first Tuesday in August, which is always National Night Out day. This year, at 6 PM there are not one, but two, National Night Out celebrations Downtown. The DNA is hosting an event in Court Square, and the SMA is hosting an event at the 409 South Main food hall. Pick whichever one suits your fancy, grab some grub, thank a police officer, and learn about how the community and the police can partner together.
Even though it’s farther away from where I live, I will be at the South Main NNO event. Two reasons why: Jack Pirtle’s chicken and air conditioning.
I didn’t make it to the Silly Goose this past Sunday for their pop-up brunch with Wok’n in Memphis, but I am told it went very well and is going to be a weekly thing. Follow the food truck on Twitter to get an idea of what they serve. Looks delicious!
For those of you wondering about all the people marching down Main Saturday afternoon wearing purple, WREG has a report. It was a church group marching for nonviolence in Memphis.
Something new has been announced for the Monroe Avenue Fest (aka the Bardog alley party) on Sunday, August 19. In the past, Bardog employees and regulars have shaved their heads to raise money for St. Jude. This year, instead of a head shaving, Bardog/Slider Inn bartender Colin will get tattooed for St. Jude if $5000 can be raised. Donations in any amount are accepted, and if you can’t make it on the 19th you can donate online or take your money by Bardog. Donate $100 or more and get your name on the Big Baller Board above the bar.
New Wing Order posted photos of their new food truck:
Extremely happy to unveil the New Wing Order food truck! This beautiful vehicle will be serving #Memphis with award-winning wings and other great Southern grub next month! #Choose901 #MemphisEats #EatLocal #FoodTruck #SouthernFood pic.twitter.com/inYmdnTeCO
— New Wing Order (@newwingorder) August 6, 2018
Looks snazzy! The truck will hit the road for the first time next month.
Bird scooter crashes are causing an uptick in ER visits. Yeah, not surprised by that at all. Several of my friends have injured themselves on those things.
Bass Pro has a bartender position open at The Lookout Restaurant high atop the Pyramid.
The Rock posted a tribute to his friend Brian Christopher Lawler yesterday. When Dwayne Johnson broke into the business in 1996, he was sent to the Memphis territory to get some seasoning. He adopted the ring name Flex Kavana and Brian Christopher was his first tag team partner.
The fan-made man, Corey Smith, will be live in concert at the Tin Roof Thursday night.
THIS IS VERY COOL: 10-year-old raises $2000 to donate to St. Mary’s soup kitchen.
That’ll do it for now. See you at National Night out this evening, I hope!