ESPN8: The Ocho’s lineup of sports was every bit as glorious as I expected. Events like championship air guitar and corgi races lived up to their potential, but an event I’d never heard of before had me glued to the edge of my seat – slippery stairs.
If I were the president of ESPN, I’d reduce golf coverage to one day a year and give the 30 or so weekends that would free up to The Ocho. Golf is boring.
I have to say I was disappointed that Jersey Shore’s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino failed to make it past the first round of cornhole. Maybe you need to spend a little less time doing GTL and a little more time throwing bean bags, Sitch.
I wonder if Queen Elizabeth II gets the ESPN family of channels, and if so, if she got up early yesterday morning to watch the corgi races. The Queen loves corgis and has owned them all her life.
Let’s get on to the Downtown news… The DM reports that a popular Memphis food truck, Boujee Bistro, is getting a brick-and-mortar location. It’ll be on the ground floor of the Lincoln-American Tower in Court Square, in the space that was formerly Regina’s Cajun Kitchen. A menu I found on Google Images indicates Boujee Bistro has tacos, salads, wings, and burgers, as well as some dishes labeled “Extra Boujee” including smoked sausage and chili dogs.
DJ Mylon will provide the music at the Silly Goose tonight. Ladies don’t pay a cover charge until 11 PM.
The Memphis Grizzlies are hiring a social & digital content strategist.
The South Main Association has released additional details about Tuesday’s member social (6 PM) at Good Fortune Co.:
- There will be take-out-inspired bites (which is a bit weird, because Good Fortune doesn’t do take-out) including orange chicken strips, pad Thai, vegetable curry, steamed rice, and egg rolls
- Complimentary cocktails including yuzu mimosas, Sayuri nigori sake, peach jelly shots, moonshine Asian pear sake, Sho Chiku Bai filtered and unfiltered sake
- Plus their entire bar menu will be available for purchase
- Good Fortune is a small restaurant and will be subject to capacity restrictions, so arrive early
Today is International Blues Music Day. My recommendation to celebrate would be the Blues Hall Juke Joint next to Rum Boogie Cafe on Beale Street.
Juke box heroes, get ready. Foreigner comes to the Orpheum on Thursday.
That’s it for this post. Back tomorrow if there’s any news to report.