Wednesday update

Cordelia’s Market posted some exciting news yesterday. Las Delicias will serve its fresh recipes from the grocery’s hot bar every Wednesday from 5 to 7 PM. Today’s menu includes

  • Steak fajitas
  • Chicken fajitas
  • Rice
  • Beans

Sarah Spain will play the front porch of South Point Grocery this Friday for Trolley Night 6-8 PM. South Point invites you to grab a sandwich or a single-serve beer from inside and come hang out. Sarah studies creative writing at the University of Memphis and is a vocal instructor at the School of Rock.

The 901 Student Passport, providing free admission to museums and galleries local school-age children and a parent or guardian, is returning. Through November 30, the passport provides free admission to

  • Fire Museum of Memphis
  • Museum of Science & History (formerly Pink Palace)
  • National Civil Rights Museum
  • Memphis Rock & Soul Museum
  • Lichterman Nature Center
  • Dixon Gallery and Gardens
  • Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum
  • National Ornamental Metal Museum

The passport program also includes monthly art-in-a-box gifts for families who sign up.

Penny Hardaway’s Memphis Tigers are headed to the ESPN Events Invitational on Thanksgiving weekend. The eight-team early-season tournament will be held at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports. Participating teams will include

  • Florida State
  • Memphis
  • Nebraska
  • Oklahoma
  • Ole Miss
  • Seton Hall
  • Siena
  • Stanford

Sounds like a good group of teams – all of the Power Five conferences have a representative along with three other strong basketball programs. The DM reports that Memphis will open against Seton Hall and face either Oklahoma or Nebraska in the second game.

I wonder if the old poots who sit at the corner table at Max’s Sports Bar will make a field trip to Orlando in November? They’ve traveled to the last couple of early-season tournaments. I bet they’re already Googling “where to buy miller lite in orlando” and “asian restaurants in orlando”.

RIP Choco Taco

Downtown ad/marketing agency Archer Malmo is being sold – to its 140 employees. They will receive stock in the company as a retirement benefit. Very cool.

Drew Hill of the DM had an interesting observation this morning in a Daily Memphian subscribers-only Grizzlies mailbag: Ja Morant is entering the stage of his career where he’s likely to sign a shoe deal.

Catherine & Mary’s is hiring a server and a bartender.

A tracker hidden in stolen money helped MPD arrest a man who robbed the Family Dollar on E.H. Crump Blvd. Sunday afternoon.

A valuable Chinese artifact was stolen Sunday morning from the Belz Museum inside the Gayoso House/Pembroke Square complex.

… Speaking of which, Action News 5 has a 5 Star Story about the museum (not the theft).

Action News 5 predicts Memphis will get 2 inches of much-needed rain between Thursday and Sunday.

Krogers in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Alabama will start carrying Arbo’s cheese dip this fall. In addition to the original dip, Queso Blanco and Spicy Original will be available. Arbo’s won’t be in every Memphis location, just Kirby Parkway, Truse Parkway, Poplar Plaza, and Midtown. Don’t forget, Downtowners can get their Arbo’s at Grind City Grocer, 60 S. Main.

The Memphis Redbirds play a home game vs. the Norfolk Tides tonight at 7:05.

Today is National Scotch Day. To celebrate, I recommend you visit Belle Tavern and let the bartender recommend a Scotch.

9:13 AM: A report of a man armed with a gun at Independent Bank (Main and Monroe) just came in.

This Saturday is Wildlife Conservation Family Day at Bass Pro at the Pyramid. From 11 to 3 in the Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Center on the 2nd floor, enjoy activities to learn more about our planet, waterfowl, and conservation. This is a family-friendly event.

Been reading about Mac, iPhone, and iPad app development on The Valley of Code this week. It’s maintained by a guy named Flavio Copes who is an excellent teacher.

That’s the news for today. Back tomorrow with more.