Porter-Leath’s Rajun Cajun Crawfish Fest will go virtual this year since spring festivals are not quite yet safe to hold. You can pre-order your crawfish to be picked up between noon and 5
- Saturday, April 17: Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison
- Sunday, April 18: Malco Cinema Cordova, 1080 N. Germantown Parkway
If you don’t want to wait until the 17th-18th to get your crawfish, you don’t have to. Glaze will be back at Max’s Sports Bar cooking up crawfish today. They’re perfectly spiced with sides of corn, taters, and sausage. First batch comes out around noon. Seating inside is limited, but Max’s has a huge outdoor courtyard where you can social distance.
After you eat crawfish, stick around for basketball. Final Four games on CBS today:
- #2 Houston vs. #1 Baylor: 4:14 tip-off
- #11 UCLA vs. #1 Gonzaga: 7:34 tip-off
Paula’s daughter Keshia posted to Facebook last night that Paula & Raiford’s is back open. Hours for the time being are 9 PM-1 AM Friday and Saturday.
From the New York Times: What you need to know about your vaccine card
The Chisca is looking for a floor person who would be responsible for maintaining hard floor surfaces as well as carpets.
The Memphis Chess Club has a special going on this weekend: Spend $20 in their cafe and pick out a plastic Easter egg. Eggs contain prizes including free cafe items and chess events. The club is located on Madison just east of B.B. King Blvd. You do not have to be a club member to dine at their cafe.
StyleBlueprint has a list of hidden Memphis gems. If you’re a longtime Memphian, you probably know about most of these, but if you’re a recent transplant, this is a good list.
The Grizzlies’ Jaren Jackson Jr. says he’ll be back this month.
You know a rule I would love to see? You can only sit at the bar if you have a completely filled-out COVID vaccine card. But because everyone else at the bar would have a filled-out card too, you wouldn’t have to social distance. I would gladly give up my bar stool for 15 days until I get my second shot if such a rule were implemented.
From WREG: A woman became upset at the wait time in the drive-thru at Burger King on Winchester. She extended her body into the drive-thru window and started shooting at employees. That’s the most Memphis thing I’ve heard in a while.
Chef Michael Patrick from Rizzo’s was interviewed by Fox 13 on the problems restaurants are having staffing open positions.
John Hay plays Momma’s tonight at 7.
The Alison Brown concert tonight at the Halloran Centre is sold out.
Rodell McCord plays acoustic country, rock, and blues tonight at 6:30 at Tin Roof.
That’s it for this post. My plan is still to hit the Farmers Market around 10:30 this morning then find someplace nearby that serves PBR. Back tomorrow with more news.