Friday update

Great news for South Main today. Posted yesterday by Max’s Sports Bar:

We’re back! Our doors will be open again Friday afternoon!
Enjoy the great weather and start of SEC play with us this weekend. Our courtyard and patio will be setup and ready for you, as will a couple of tables inside. See you this weekend!

Assuming they keep the same hours as before, with adjustments for the stupid mandated closing time, they’ll be open 4:30-10 weekdays and 11-10 weekends. Come down and watch some games, shoot some chocolate salty balls, and hear about the pet dinosaurs the people at the corner table had when they were little.

The weather this weekend will be perfect for patio dining. From MemphisWeather.net’s forecast:

  • Today: 76/64, 10% chance of rain day
  • Saturday: 82/67
  • Sunday Mid 80s/Lower 60s, 30% chance of PM showers

The past couple of weeks, you may have had trouble getting outdoor seating at Blind Bear. Well, they have addressed the matter! They have doubled their patio size and are ready to serve you some deliciousness off their new menu this weekend.

Neo-soul/R&B artist Jordan Occasionally performs in Health Sciences Park today from 11 to 1. There will be a food truck on site with safely distanced tables and hand sanitizer. Masks are encouraged.

Tomorrow Cordelia’s Market will hold its Oktoberfest celebration noon to 4 PM on the North Patio. $6 gets you a house-made sausage, toppings, and a bottle of water. Oktoberfest beer will be on sale, with $2 off singles and a dollar off six-packs. 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Good Neighbor Project. Masks are recommended and seating is limited to 6 per table.

In the CA today: An opinion piece about the police writing parking tickets on Mud Island in an area not clearly marked as “No Parking.”

Those who participated in the Breonna Taylor protest Wednesday Night say that a man pulled a weapon on them on South Main. Protesters returned to the area on Thursday and held a barbecue.

South Main Sounds will broadcast a live stream featuring the music of Grace Askew Saturday 6:00 to 7:30 PM.

Chris Johnson plays The Vault 6-9 tonight.

That’s it for now. I made a deal with myself that if I published 6 articles to Medium this week, I would reward myself with dinner from the Blind Bear’s new menu this afternoon. I am currently a couple of paragraphs away from that goal. Now I have a decision to make: Seafood Risotto or Lasagna? I’ll have all day to think about it. Back tomorrow with more news.