Beale Street will be doing a Gumbo Crawl on Fat Tuesday, February 9, from 11 AM to midnight. Many restaurants on Beale claim to have the best gumbo, but who’s truly qualified to judge? You are.
The way it works is, you go to the Beale Street spots of your choice and order gumbo. You then leave a vote in the jug indicating which restaurant serves the best. Each vote costs $1, benefiting the Church Health Center. (Note: The way I read the press release, each VOTE is a dollar. You still have to pay regular price for the gumbo. Beale Street officials, if I am wrong email me at email@example.com and I will issue a correction.)
Downtown Yoga is offering a special partner yoga class for Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Register here (note that the class is more than a week out, so you will need to click the NEXT> button at the top to see it). Cost is $20 per person. The fee includes the yoga class as well as wine and sweets afterward. Beginners are welcome.
Hey B-RAD, Rahul and Tony said to tell you that they will be late getting to brunch on the 14th. “We’ll be there about 1:35, 1:40,” is what they told me. They didn’t offer an explanation as to why they would be late.
Tomorrow, Saturday, February 6, is a big night with the Grizzlies. They play Dallas at FedExForum at 7 and there are a couple of promotions going on. If you are one of the first 4000 fans in the gate, you get the second piece of “Mt. Grizzmore,” Mike Conley (without the mask). Tony Allen was the first piece, handed out earlier this year, with Z-bo and Marc Gasol still to come. Here’s a look at the complete Mt. Grizzmore set.
It’s also one of those nights when there is a ticket to a special craft beer tasting, this month featuring local brewery Wiseacre. Your ticket cost gets you a seat to the game, beer tastings, and a commemorative pint glass. The event starts at 5 PM, two hours before the game. The special ticket is $97.50 for a club level seat, with terrace level seats starting at $43. Note: Today is the deadline to order the beer tasting ticket. Here’s more info and how to order.
Supervalu, the parent company of Save-a-Lot, is interested in the former Kroger location at 544 Jackson.
Southern Living released its 2016 list of the South’s best bars. Number 17 was Earnestine & Hazel’s.
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Max’s Sports Bar is giving away free stuff during the Super Bowl including a fancy cooler, shirts, and a neon brewery sign.
eighty3 is running a crawfish po’boy and gumbo lunch special today through Fat Tuesday for $15. That looks like a huge sandwich.
Those of you who have visited the Center for Southern Folklore’s Memphis Music and Heritage Festivals will be sad to learn of the passing of Minnie Bell. An elder of the Choctaw community, Minnie and her family taught basket-making, cooking and more at the festivals.
Off to run errands. Possibly a second post this evening.