Friday update

The Calvary Waffle Shop is back open for the Lenten Season. From 11 AM to 1:30 PM Tuesday through Friday through April 3, the church on North Second will open its doors and serve waffles, fish pudding, tomato aspic, corned beef & cabbage, and more tasty dishes. The church’s Lenten Preaching Series will also be ongoing during this time, inviting preachers from a diverse array of backgrounds into their pulpit. For those of you who are not Episcopalians, if you’re wondering if you’d be welcome at these events, the answer is absolutely yes.

It’s South Main Trolley Night, held the last Friday of each month, with the shops of South Main staying open until 9 or later and many offering hors d’oeuvres and/or beverages. Ir’s a fun way to shop and mingle with your neighbors. Let’s have a look at some of the things going on in South Main tonight:

Memphis 901 FC prepares for the season with a friendly vs. the University of Memphis tomorrow night at 6 PM at AutoZone Park. The Daily Memphian has details. Season ticket holders, including partial season tickets holders, get in free.

WMC Action News 5 has a really interesting story about the hidden secrets of the Peabody Hotel.

FINALLY. The Grizzlies. Have Come Back. To Memphis. They host the Sacramento Kings at FedExForum at 7 tonight. It’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Night at the Grizzlies.

Carlisle, the developer of One Beale, has bought a building at 339 S. Front. That neighborhood, at one point referred to as “The Front Street Chicken District” due to the presence of Gus’s Fried Chicken, is hopping these days, with Old Dominick Distillery, The Gray Canary, Bar Ware and the juice bar next door, and many new apartments nearby.

I wonder if the block of Main between Gayoso and Peabody Place will become known as “The Main Street Chicken District” due to the presence of Chester’s truck stop fried chicken inside Bluefin? Probably not.

Local chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman are once again finalists for the prestigious Beard Award. They operate Downtown restaurants Catherine & Mary’s, The Gray Canary, and Bishop.

Downtown ag-tech company Indigo AG has laid off some of its workers. Yeah I had heard from sources inside the company that layoffs were coming.

3rd & Court diner is hiring a daytime server (6:30 AM start time) and a night-time server (4-10 PM shift). Must be able to handle high-volume, have excellent customer service, blah blah blah. Apply at the restaurant.

As your number-one source of news and information about The Edge District, it is my pleasure to link you to this article about new sculptures being considered for the riverfront. Huh??? The Edge is nowhere near the riverfront. Yeah, but scroll down a bit, and you will see that the Design Review Board is hearing plans for Memphis Made Brewing Co.’s renovation of the Glass Factory building at 435 Madison. They plan on opening a second brewery and taproom there. The east side of the building faces The Ravine, the new urban park that will intersect The Edge from Union to Madison.

Adam McLelland plays Loflin Yard tonight at 9.

The Rusty Pieces play the Blind Bear tonight at 10.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dine & Drag Weekly Watch Party comes to Atomic Rose tonight at 7. This looks like a weekly event.

That’s it for now. Work, then a stop to see Mary at Blind Bear, then a stop to see Jessica at Silly Goose, then I will head to South Main. Not only is it Trolley Night but I’m still trying to find out if Squeal Street BBQ is entering BBQ Fest this year. Anecdotal evidence suggests “no” but I don’t have confirmation of that yet. Back tomorrow with more news.