Thursday update

September is Hispanic Heritage Month and tomorrow night, September 16, Mighty Lights on the Mississippi River will turn the colors of the flags of these countries:

  • 7:40-8:00: Mexico
  • 8:10-8:30: Nicaragua
  • 8:40-9:00: Chile
  • 9:10-9:30: Guatemala
  • 9:40-10:00: El Salvador
  • 10:10-10:30: Costa Rica
  • 10:40-11:00: Honduras

The Peanut Shoppe posted a pic of an order of super, super, extra flaming hot spicy peanuts they made for a customer recently. They can make some for you too if you order a day or two in advance.

Bardog bartender Colin Wilson was recently profiled in Memphis Current. Check it out.

Need to host a lunch meeting for your work team? Feast & Graze now offers Lunch Bundles to take care of that need. They include half of an artisanal salad, a whole artisanal wrap, Zapp’s chips, and a cold beverage. The minimum order for Lunch Bundles is 10.

Congrats to Tamra Patterson, AKA “Chef Tam,” on her new role as the Wesson Oil cooking lady, a role that was formerly held by Florence Henderson (“Mom” from The Brady Bunch). Chef Tam is offering a new restaurant in Whitehaven this month featuring an affordable and healthy menu.

Also notable: Next week Chef Tam launches Inflation Vacation at her Underground Cafe in The Edge, where the first 75 people get a $10 meal deal.

The Red Feather plays the Blind Bear 8-midnight Saturday. That band features Jessi who you may know from when she was half of the Rusty Pieces.

Fox 13 reports that the long lines at the county clerk’s office continue.

The creator of “Two Buck Chuck” wine has passed away.

New Memphis is moving. After 10 years in the Falls Building at Front and Court, they are relocating to what has been known as The Emerge Building on Tennessee Street. The building will be renamed The New Memphis Building.

The Downtown Neighborhood Association has announced the date and location for its September meeting. It will be at the Caption by Hyatt on Beale Street, Thursday, September 27 at 5:30 PM. Free for members, $10 for non-members. There will be free food and drinks and a guest speaker to be announced.

Save the date: The DNA will host a Downtown Business Expo Thursday, October 13 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Downtown YMCA.

A registered sex offender allegedly attempted to rape a woman on Tennessee Street in the South Main district Saturday morning.

The Memphis Music Hall of Fame inducts new members tonight at the Cannon Center.

Memphis 901 FC hosts Charleston Battery tonight at 7.

Today is National Double Cheeseburger Day.

President Biden has announced that a possible railroad strike, set to start this week, has been averted. Thank goodness. That could have been an economic disaster.

A heat wave could bring record highs next week. Go away, summer.

That’ll do it for today. Back tomorrow with more news.