Tuesday update

You read it here first and now it’s official – Felicia Suzanne Restaurant will move to the old Spindini location, 383-385 South Main, in Spring 2022. The restaurant will continue to operate in its current Brinkley Plaza location until the end of March.

I am SUPER excited to attend my first Downtown Neighborhood Association meeting in 14 years this evening! It’s at The Landing Residences, at 1 MLK Ave. (corner of Wagner Place). The rooftop has city views and an infinity pool, and is said to be a must-see space. City Council Chair Frank Colvett and City CFO Shirley Ford will speak. Social hour 5-6, meeting & presentation 6-7. I’d love to meet some of my blog readers who are DNA members. I’ll be the guy with the long blond hair and shorts, come say hello!

Maciel’s has announced that they will have birria available on Thursday. Wikipedia describes birria as “a traditional ancestral soup or stew made from a combination of chili pepper-based goat meat adobo, garlic, cumin, bay leaves, and thyme, and cooked at a low heat.” Beef, lamb, or sheep may be substituted for goat. Birria is served with corn tortillas.

Cool app I learned about yesterday: Weather Puppy. Every time you check the weather, you get a pic of a cute puppy too.

Edible Memphis recently sat down with Drew Barton and Andy Ashby, proprietors of Memphis Made Brewing Co., and they talked about plans for the new Memphis Made location in The Edge, surviving the pandemic, and plans to expand distribution.

Cordelia’s Market is looking for an energetic cafe associate to join their team.

Food & Wine answered a question that a friend of mine asked recently: What’s the difference between snow crab and king crab?

Useful: 9 YouTube URL tricks you should know about

State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) has been indicted on federal campaign finance charges. The government alleges he illegally transferred money from his state Senate campaign to “a national organization that rates members of Congress” (sounds like the NRA) and then to his failed 2016 U.S. House campaign. I’ve heard a lot of Republicans participated in a similar scheme in this time frame.

Today is Chicken Fried Steak Day.

Four teenagers stole a car at the Springhill Suites as the driver was dropping it off for the valet.

The Flying Saucer will host Halloween trivia tonight, with questions about movies, TV shows, and candy.

Rock out with some Werewolf Metal at Earnestine & Hazel’s Friday night.

Chris Gray plays the Tin Roof tomorrow 5:30-7:30.

The Rumba Room will hold a Halloween party Saturday night with a $300 costume contest. Free salsa lessons at 9:30. Earlier in the day, at noon, they will host a Hallowoof dog costume contest.

The James Lee House at 690 Adams will host The James Lee Hallow Masquerade Saturday night. Tickets are $100 and guests are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes or cocktail attire. The Kruzz Kontrol Band will perform and there will be heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

Tomorrow night and every Wednesday night is College Night at Craft Axe Throwing. Throw for 25% off with valid college ID.

Moxy Memphis will host a Howling Halloween party featuring DJs from House in the Midsouth Saturday 6-9 PM.

Wet Willie’s on Beale Street will host Wicked Willie’s Halloween Bash Saturday from 6-11 PM. Costume contest 8-9 for a chance to win a $250, $50, or $25 Wet Willie’s gift card. “Hocus Pocus” Halloween daiquiri special: Sour Apple, monster Melon, Call A Cab, and garnished with rum-soaked gummy worms.

The Family Safety Center will Light a Path of Hope tomorrow at 6 PM. The Hernando de Soto Bridge will turn purple to commemorate domestic violence victims and survivors for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Memphis Spine and Sport at 372 S. Main will hold a blood drive this Saturday.

Join Just City this Friday from 5 to 8 PM at the Commonwealth Building, 240 Madison, for an exhibit entitled Pyrrhic Defeat: A Visual Study of Mass Incarceration. Artist Mark Loughney is currently incarcerated, and this is a project he began in 2014 to humanize fellow prisoners. Proof of COVID vaccination will be required upon entry, or you can upload it when you register online.

We’re down to a 7-day rolling average of 93 new COVID cases per day in Shelby County.

That’s it for now. I had meant to attend the DMC Safety Task Force meeting this morning but overslept. If anybody went and wants to give me a recap (in particular, if anything was said about the recent shooting at the Riverset Apartments on Mud Island), that’d be cool. Back tomorrow with more news.