Rolls and bowls, hoodies, Malted V, Tigers, Stumbling Santa, and a lot more Tuesday news

Rolls and bowls. Bowls and rolls.

The Memphis Flyer reports that the Downtown core is getting a new Asian restaurant. Fam will open at 149 Madison. Serving rolls and bowls – specifically, sushi rolls, spring bowls, rice bowls, and rice noodle bowls – the restaurant will deliver and will be open Monday-Saturday for lunch and dinner. In a smart move, the sushi will be half rolls so customers can sample around more. This will be a “fast casual” concept with orders taking 10-15 minutes at most.

So excited that after today, I will be able to watch TV without having to hear a bunch of political ads. Well, unless there are runoffs. Please sweet baby Jesus don’t let there be runoffs! If you have trouble voting today call 855-844-VOTE for help. I’m staying home for one more night tonight to watch election results. I plan on having CBS streaming on my TV, CNN streaming on my iPad, and MSNBC streaming on my iPhone, while on my laptop I will be refreshing FiveThirtyEight live election coverage. No I will not have FOX News streaming. I got my fill of people who lie all the time back in the summer of 2015.

As those of you who have seen me around town know, I wear a Pabst Blue Ribbon hoodie, gifted to me at Bardog’s first anniversary party, around Downtown 5 to 6 days a week this time of year. Yesterday I was watching the news and learned that I could be asked to leave the Wolfchase Galleria if I wore my favorite hoodie in there. Not that I shop at Wolfchase that often, but I guarantee you I won’t be going out there at all from now on. What a stupid, obviously racist policy. Now, if people put the hoods up inside, that’s understandable for kicking them out; that’s an attempt to conceal identities. But banning hoodies altogether, that just screams “We don’t want black kids hanging out in our mall.”

I wonder if Wolfchase still has that weave vending machine?

Happy Election Day, YOGA! Downtown Yoga will be offering a 4-week series next month on the use of props in yoga.  Instructor Rebecca will lead this series and show students how to incorporate blocks, straps, blankets, and walls to strengthen and deepen your yoga practice. There will be time for hands-on instruction with each participant to address questions and concerns.

Memphis Made Brewing Co. celebrates its fifth birthday this Saturday, November 10, with Malted V, a celebration of malted beers. Doors open at 1 with first 100 customers getting a free Malted glass. Live music all afternoon with Crystal Shrine, Yesse Yavis, and John Paul Keith. In the evening there will be a comedy show by Comma Comedians. The El Mero Taco food truck will be on hand all day. The brewery is at 768 S. Cooper by the railroad trestle bridge.

The Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team has its regular-season opener vs. Tennessee Tech tonight at FedExForum at 7 PM.

In other Tigers athletics use, congratulations to the women’s soccer team on their return to the NCAA tournament.

The annual Stumbling Santa pub crawl has been announced for Saturday, December 1. Dress up and join well over a thousand other Santas at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium at 7 PM that evening. Bring a toy for Porter-Leath’s toy drive for underprivileged children (toy ideas here). In an event that has gotten so big that the Saucer has to block off streets, Santas will stumble from bar to bar throughout the evening. When selecting your toys to donate, Porter-Leath reminds everyone that the greatest need is for toys for children 5 and under.

You have another option if you don’t want to do the cooking for Thanksgiving. Felicia Suzanne’s Operation Turkey Day will do everything for you. Order by the 16th, pick up the Tuesday or Wednesday of Thanksgiving week. They have sides and desserts; they don’t provide turkeys but if you drop off your bird, they will do turkey prep for $25.

Hmmm… telling customers to email a completed form with credit card information isn’t the best idea, though. Faxing it, having them take the info over the phone, or bringing it to the restaurant in person would be considerably more secure. Emails hop from one server to the next on their way from source to destination and can be read at any hop along the way.

A building permit has been filed for Museum Lofts, a new 68-unit loft apartment complex at 138 Huling next to the Civil Rights Museum.

In my first post yesterday, I mentioned that during my extended time at home I am looking for a new book to read. Found one! One of my favorite authors, Robert Greene, who co-authored 48 Laws of Power, released a new book just two weeks ago on October 23. I bought and downloaded The Laws of Human Nature yesterday. I’m only 8% into the book so I will hold up on a review for now, but so far I am enjoying it.

I am feeling better and I do plan to get out for a while tomorrow. I feel well enough to go out today, but I can’t deal with going to a bar and having some dumbass go, “DUH… me want to watch SportsCenter” when coverage of the most important midterm election of our lifetime is on. Back tomorrow with more news, and I am sure I will have thoughts on the election results as well.