The Daily Memphian did an article on restaurants coming soon in 2019, and there was an interesting piece of Downtown news. Remember a few days ago, when I posted there would be a job fair for Ryan Trimm’s family of restaurants, including Sweet Grass/Next Door, 117 Prime, Sunrise Memphis, and a yet-to-be-revealed Downtown restaurant? Well, the cat’s out of the bag now. Trimm will open 3rd & Court in the new Hotel Indigo in the spring, including an unnamed music room where they will play vinyl.
Also in the article, no more Draper Special for a while as 117 Prime is going to be closed for lunch for several months.
Willie Nelson plays the Orpheum tonight.
Congratulations to the Memphis Humane Society, which had one of its adoptable puppies selected to compete in the Puppy Bowl which runs during the halftime of the Super Bowl.
We are thrilled to announce we have a puppy player in this year’s @animalplanet PUPPY BOWL XV! Melody storms the gridiron and makes the cutest ear pulls and tail tugs as part of Team Fluff as they compete to win on Sunday, Feb 3rd. Stay tuned for more! #hsmscmelody pic.twitter.com/nysY17hQLJ
— Memphis Humane Society (@MemphisHumane) January 3, 2019
The date for Memphis Brewfest, the annual beer festival at AutoZone Park, has been announced. It’s a few weeks later in the spring than in past years, set to happen on Saturday, May 11. I realize they have to find a Saturday when both the Redbirds and Memphis 901 FC are out of down, but… the day of BBQ Fest load-in? I suspect that could hurt ticket sales a bit.
You can get on the guest list to get in Tin Roof tonight without paying cover. Guest list registration closes at 9 PM.
Downtown Yoga begins a new series called The Art of the Asana today at 2. Each class will focus on one asana/pose and its links to other asanas/poses and its place in yoga history. Today’s class, from 2 to 4 PM, will explore the pose known as the down dog. YOGA!
Porter-Leath has a Parent Educator position open. The successful candidate will provide support and parenting education to a caseload of 30 families.
I went down to Max’s Sports Bar for happy hour yesterday afternoon, and on one of the TVs was a big ol’ pan of skillet cornbread. It reminded me of the dessert skillet cake that my Nana used to make me when I’d go visit her and Grandpop in Trimble, Tennessee. I found a recipe if anyone wants to give it a try. It’s a simple but tasty country dessert. Goes well with Cool Whip or vanilla ice cream.
The Downtown Memphis Commission is partnering with Envision Memphis to offer free Pilates classes every Wednesday at 6 PM. Envision is on the top floor of the Cadre Building at Second and Monroe.
I may have to stop watching Grizzlies games. This is getting depressing. Last night the Grizz blew another game they should have won. Something’s got to change. I’ll repeat what I said yesterday: As much as I appreciate and respect what Marc Gasol means to this city, I think it’s time to shop him on the trade market. I’m not saying, “Gasol must go” by any means, but I think it’s time to put feelers out there and explore what Memphis might be able to get for him.
I guess if there is one silver lining in all this, it’s that if the Grizzlies keep sucking the way they have lately, they’re not going to have to convey the first-round draft pick they owe to Boston this year. It’s protected if the Grizzlies’ pick is in the top 8. I’d rather see Memphis get back to winning though.
That’s it for now, time for some Saturday fun. Back tomorrow with more news.