Wednesday update

I got to try the new PBR Extra for the first time yesterday. No bars Downtown (that I’m aware of) sell it yet, but it’s in convenience stores. The 6.5% beer tastes almost exactly like regular 5% PBR. I didn’t notice a difference while I was drinking it, but when I woke up this morning I felt slightly groggy. “When have I felt like this before?” I asked myself, and realized I had felt like that when the night before, I had knocked off a high-gravity beer on my quest for my next plate at the Flying Saucer. Anyway, if you’re a PBR drinker, check out Extra. It’s not bad.

Do you plan on partying with the Bluff City Mafia supporters’ group at Brass Door prior to Memphis 901 FC’s match against North Carolina FC on Saturday? Even if you’re someone who normally pays everything with a debit card, I have a favor to ask… go to an ATM between now and Saturday and get some cash. Why? All cash sales at the pregame party in the alley next to Brass Door will go to Magan Hall’s GoFundMe to help pay for her cancer treatment. Magan is a member of Bluff City Mafia and started her second treatment this week.

The natural mosquito spray class returns to Cordelia’s Market Tuesday, August 20. Learn to make a non-toxic insect repellant with essential oils while sampling some of Cordelia’s recipes. Wine and beer specials will be available.

Sunrise Memphis has a new addition to their patio:

Crosstown Brewing Co. has announced the date for their Crosstoberfest: Saturday, October 12.

The Orpheum has announced Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live for Saturday, November 23. There are three VIP packages for those who want to get up close and personal.

Ghost River Brewing Co. is hiring people who love beer and who want to put their community first. They’re looking for a brewer, a brewery employee, and a taproom bartender. Send resume to

Yesterday I mentioned the good work Volunteer Odyssey does in the community. Read this op-ed by founder Sarah Petschonek to learn more about the organization and about volunteering in Memphis.

Project Homeless Connect, a one-day event to connect the homeless with services they need, has released their wish list ahead of their October 17 event this year.

As your #1 source of news and information about The Edge District, it’s my pleasure to inform you that Evelyn & Olive is celebrating the 57th year of Jamaican independence all week long. They have special menu items all week including ackee and salt fish, stew beef, stew peas, and a variety of natural juices. Saturday they will wrap up the week with the Chinese Connection Dub Embassy.

Streetdog Foundation is having an event at Loflin Yard Saturday:

Downtown Yoga is having a Liquid Spine Workshop next Tuesday, August 13, 6:45-7:45 PM. Guest instructor Rubén del Bosque will lead this class, which is appropriate for all levels. Cost is $20. YOGA!

Yesterday I was discussing with a friend how Cinnamon Toast Crunch is our favorite cereal. He asked, “You ever tried Cinnamon Toast Crunch with vanilla ice cream?” and I said, oh yeah, I’ve done that. Then he blew my mind: Try it with butter pecan ice cream.

Pontotoc Lounge now has Andouille pups on a stick.

It feels like the A/C needs Freon again, so I’m going to cut this post short, put in a service request, then head to the branch office because I don’t like being in the apartment when maintenance people are there. Back tomorrow with more news.