Friday update


Chris Wallace and J.B. Bickerstaff have been removed from power. In Wallace’s case, the Grizzlies reassigned him, and Bickerstaff was fired. I’m with The Daily Memphian’s Geoff Calkins on this one: I don’t disagree with the decision (especially in the case of Wallace), but the manner in which the two men were notified was very troubling to players and fans.

There will be a coin flip today to determine which teams are 7th, 8th, and 9th worst for NBA draft lottery purposes. New Orleans, Dallas, and Memphis are all tied with 33-49 records. I wonder how you do a coin flip when there are 3 possible outcomes?

Yesterday I had some tourists ask about Blues City Cafe, and whether there are any hidden gems on the menu besides the obvious ribs and steaks. “Yes,” I said, “the gumbo fries.” This is a heaping helping of steak fries topped with Blues City’s legendary gumbo. I hadn’t had them for a while and decided to stop by Blues City last night for dinner.

Because I need to eat more green vegetables, and because my troll likes foods the same color as her hair, I got a side of greens.

It’s easy for locals to overlook Beale Street when considering dining-out options, but there’s some good stuff on the street. My food was out super fast and the PBR was cold in a 16 ounce can.

Ballet Memphis presents Giselle at the Orpheum this weekend.

The last Drink-N-Draw game show ever happens at Ghost River tonight.

The Adler apartment building at 267 S. Main is being renamed The W.L. for COGIC bishop W.L. Porter.

Katrina Burgoyne, Matt Coppens, Robert Humphreys and Tim Lynch perform at Songwriter Night at South Main Sounds, 550 S. Main, tonight at 7 PM.

Jennifer Biggs of The Daily Memphian became a chicken and waffles fan when she went to review Sage, the new soul food/fusion restaurant in the former Oshi space on Main.

There will be a watercolor class with wine in Cordelia’s Market on Tuesday, May 14.

Bar 409, the successor to The Civil Pour in the 409 S. Main food hall, is the subject of Jennifer Biggs’ Bar Talk this week, as bartender Keagan demonstrates how to make the Ancho & Lefty.

Yesterday I was at the bar at the Blind Bear for a bit, where Feeny asked, “where’s your friend?” and I pulled my troll out of my pocket. Feeny made her a castle.

That’s it for now. Back tomorrow with more news.