Good eats, good vibes, and a good cause are coming to South Main… Farm Fest tickets are now on sale. This event, the largest annual fundraiser for the Memphis Farmers Market, will be held at Puck Food Hall (409 S. Main) Sunday, November 3 from 5 to 8 PM. There is always plenty of good food from local area restaurants, many of whom buy from Memphis Farmers Market vendors. This year the food is being coordinated by Felicia of Felicia Suzanne Restaurant. Shufflegrit will provide the live music. By attending this festival, you are showing your commitment to shopping local farmers and vendors. Tickets are $50. Kids’ tickets (7-13) are $30 and can be purchased at the door or at the Farmers Market and kids 6 and under are free.
Deal Cancer Out, hosted by Call-to-Duty, returns for its 7th year Sunday, November 30 at 2 PM at Central BBQ Downtown. Join in the fight against prostate cancer while playing a Texas Hold’em tournament. The event will be run by River Rat Rounders to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Your buy-in is $50 and includes a BBQ buffet. Winner will score a 3-day trip to Las Vegas including airfare and hotel. Runners-up will receive prize packages from local restaurants and bars ranging in value from $400 down to $100.
Tonight is John Lennon Glass Night at the Flying Saucer at 7 PM. This is one of the glasses that usually sells out quickly, so I’ll repeat my usual advice. Get there a little before 7 and tell your bartender or server that you want to purchase a glass as soon as they go on sale.
There was a report on The Dirty Crow Inn’s Facebook page this week that the 5-star dive bar would be moving to a building at 612 N. Fifth in Uptown. That would place it at Fifth and Saffrans, about 4 blocks north of A.W. Willis Avenue, very well in keeping with the idea that it’s a dive bar on the very outskirts of Downtown. However, a comment by the owner of the building indicates that the Crow will not be moving into that location. The building owner says the Crow would not work there because of residential restrictions, and the property is set to become a commercial kitchen and AirBNB. So the Crow’s search for a new location continues, it appears…
Can I make a suggestion here? I’m assuming the people who run Dirty Crow want to keep much of the same feel as it had in the Crump-Kentucky intersection – not too big, and Downtown but on the very outskirts of the area. Seems like the old Kudzu’s building out on Monroe in The Edge District would be a perfect fit. It’s within a block or two of what I would call “not downtown” and as soon as the apartments in the former Wonder Bread building get open, you’ve got a built-in clientele within walking distance. I remember hearing there are developers who already have the former Kudzu’s in their plans, but why not move those plans up if you can get a bar and restaurant concept in there that already has a proven record of success?
Meanwhile, the Daily Memphian’s weekly New Eats column takes a look at the food at Momma’s Roadhouse, which took over the Crump-Kentucky location.
Loflin Yard will show the Memphis vs. Temple game on the big screen this Saturday at noon.
During the Mud Island River Park offseason, Memphis River Parks Partnership plans to contemplate the future of the park’s Gulf of Mexico replica, which proved more popular than expected this past summer.
Off to work. Later in the day I will head over to the Silly Goose to watch Game 5 of the Cardinals and the Braves in the NLDS. Sure is nice to be able to watch baseball at the Goose during happy hour. Go Cards! Back tomorrow with more news.