Thursday update

It’s a sunny, beautiful Thursday, and that means it’s time for the weekly food truck rodeo in Court Square. More than a dozen food trucks show up to sell their fare to those who work and live Downtown. Jennifer Chandler of the CA has her picks for the best meals down there. I’m tellin’ ya, that soft shell crab sandwich at Stanley’s!

In other food news, one of my BBQ teammates posted a photo of a Popsicle he made out of a can of New England Clam Chowder Chunky Soup. I can’t even imagine. No we won’t be entering that in the Seafood ancillary competition next year.

Another band that performed at the hotel’s New Year’s Eve party, Seeing Red, will return to headline the weekly rooftop party at the Peabody tonight. They will bring special guest Judah & The Lion with them. $15 to get in, $30 VIP. Admission includes a buffet of blue cheese and bacon wrapped meatballs and chips and salsa. If you’re in VIP, you get a second buffet of carved Jack Daniels’ glazed tenderloin with au jus, rolls, sweet corn nuggets, watermelon wedges, and tater tots.

A dog park may be coming to the South Main Arts District. A three-year temporary activation has been proposed for a lot at G.E. Patterson and South Front.

Seen on Facebook yesterday: “Your apology needs to be as loud as your disrespect was.” Yep. And it needs to be a sincere apology, not a performance put on for a third party.

Literatini happens this Saturday at Novel Memphis. Although not a Downtown event, I wanted to mention it because it has Downtown connections. This is a fundraiser for Literacy Mid-South with a mixology competition featuring some of the city’s best bars. Cady Smith of Pontotoc Lounge was last year’s winner. Other participating Downtown bars and restaurants include Automatic Slim’s, Loflin Yard, and new gin bar Greyhound.

Every day I walk past Bluff City Soap on the Main Street Mall. It seems like such a modest, unassuming storefront, a place that sells my friends bath bombs that make them smell like strippers. Bur did you know that Bluff City Soap is on track to bring in one billion in revenue by 2025? Wow.

Loflin Yard is having a watch party for Game 6 of the NBA Finals tonight at 8. Go Marc!

There’s a new YouTube video featuring the story of one of the most iconic discoes in North America, Paula & Raiford’s.

The Memphis Flyer has an article on the hot dog stand that sets up shop at Main and Union on Wednesdays and Fridays. They are back following an absence of several weeks.

That’s it for now. Heading to lunch at the new Puck Food Hall with my friend Nappin Ass Nate. Back tomorrow with more news.