Friday update

I hope you had as happy a Thanksgiving as I did. I went out to see friends in Eads, where we had turkey and ham with all the trimmings:

I was stuffed. There was apple pie and ice cream for dessert.

The Memphis Tigers face an Iowa State team tonight that was terrible last year but which knocked off a Top 25 team in Xavier Wednesday night. It’s a chance to get a win over a Power 5 conference opponent. 8:30 tonight on ESPN2. The DM has a scouting report on Iowa State.

By the Brewery Restaurant at 496 Tennessee Street will host a Small Business Saturday Holiday Market where you can support local makers this Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM. “Brunch, Lunch, & Shop a Bunch.”

The South Main district is getting a new convenience store. The CA reports that Big River Market in the Emerge Building, 516 Tennessee Street, will open in February. They’ll have breakfast tacos and sandwiches, convenience store fare, and beer and wine. They’ll also have a small patio fronting on G.E. Patterson Avenue. The market will create 10 jobs in the area.

Today is National Cake Day. My recommendation would be to visit Cheesecake Corner on G.E. Patterson. Then stop by next door at Max’s Sports Bar for a PBR.

Westy’s served holiday meals to the hungry yesterday for the 17th consecutive year.

The Grizzlies, in conjunction with the Shelby County Health Department, are hosting a COVID vaccination event tonight 5-7 PM. Those 12 and up can show up, get a dose of the Pfizer vaccine, and receive two free tickets for tonight’s game against the Atlanta Hawks.

It’s the final weekend for The Lion King at the Orpheum.

There will be multiple vendors at Small Biz Saturday at Butterific Cafe, 488 S. Second, Saturday from noon to 7.

The Will Tucker Band plays Memphis Clover Cafe, at the corner of B.B. KIng and Court, tonight at 8.

As a professional writer, I study top writers in my field, and how they achieved success. Several of them built vision boards, collages that contained images of the life they want to manifest for themselves. For example, one aspiring writer wrote herself a $5000 check and put it on her vision board at the beginning of January 2020. It was a sign of her intention to earn $5000 in one month on the Medium platform.

In February 2020 she earned over $7700 on Medium. Now, obviously, she had to put in a lot of hard work to get there, but seeing the check many times a day, every day, opened an energetic connection that drew that success to her.

“Okay, Paul,” you’re probably asking right now. “This is a Downtown Memphis blog. Why are you telling us about vision boards?”

I’m glad you asked. Chef Tam’s Underground Cafe out in The Edge District is hosting a Vision Board Brunch on Sunday, January 2. There you will be able to eat, drink, and envision. You’ll get an all-you-can-eat brunch, bottomless mimosas, and all the supplies needed to create your board. Cost is $125 and space is limited. Chef Tam says this will be the first of many empowering experiences including talks with her, live music, and fun.

By the way, if you want to learn more about adjusting your energy to attract the life you want to you, two books I recommend are The Last Law of Attraction Book You’ll Ever Need by Andrew Kap and You Are a Badass by Jen SIncero.

It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving – Black Friday as some people call it – and the majority of people who have corporate jobs have today off. Looking for something to do this afternoon? I invite you to join me at the Silly Goose for the best happy hour Downtown. It runs from noon to 7:30 – that’s not a typo, it’s seven and a half hours long – and features $2 domestics, $5 well drinks, and $5 house wine. The domestic options include 16 oz. cans of PBR and they have plenty of it. They will not run out, even with me there all afternoon.

That’s it. Back tomorrow.