Thursday update

Last week I mentioned that Earnestine & Hazel’s would be closed for a little while for repair. Well, those repairs have started, and Tuesday night workers made a shocking discovery: They found bones in a wall. They are not sure what kind of bones – a doctor is looking into that – but it certainly fits in with the tales of Earnestine’s being haunted. Repairs will take 6 to 8 weeks but the back part of the building, the part known as 5 Spot, will be open with all of your favorite E&H staff.

One last reminder: The Cupcakes & Cocktails Dinner is tonight in Bardog’s Underground Room, and last I heard there were spots still open. This dinner pairs 4 cupcakes – 3 savory and 1 sweet – from Two Girls and a Whip with expertly mixed cocktails by Bardog’s bartenders.

Contemporary Media, Inc., which owns the Memphis Flyer, Memphis magazine, Inside Memphis Business, and Memphis Parent, is hiring an account executive.

Party band City Mix headlines the Peabody rooftop party this evening. $10 to get in, or go VIP for $20. Admission includes a buffet of pigs in a blanket and potato chips. VIPs get a second buffet of Chicago-, Memphis-, and New York-style hot dogs with house made chips and dip.

South Main Book Juggler at 548 S. Main is collecting cases of bottled water for our police officers.

A new concert has been announced for FedExForum: Heart and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts on October 4.

TV show Bluff City Law, filming in Memphis, is looking for extras. Pay is $75 for an 8-hour day. Hey hey, big spender!

Primas Bakery + Boutique has announced a French Macaron Tasting for Saturday, August 3 at 5 PM. Participants will enjoy four cocktail-themed macarons along with complimentary beverages. The menu will be

  • Magarita macarons
  • Sangria macarons
  • Mojito macarons
  • Pina colada macarons

Jack Pirtle’s has had to take their rice bowls off the menu for a couple of weeks. The Uncle Ben’s plant flooded and rice supply is short. They experimented with another brand but decided the taste was too different. They hope to have the rice bowls back by mid-August. In the meantime, there are many other delicious items still available!

That’s it for now. Back tomorrow.