Hey y’all, The blog will be offline for the weekend. Computer problems.
I won Best Team Name at Blind Bear trivia last night.
In case you can’t make that out, it says, “Tiffany Trump got her first ever text from her dad today.” I had posted that test emergency services messages would go out at 2:18 and 2:20, but I forgot to take into account that those were Eastern times. So yesterday a little after 1, I was in Kroger buying drink mix and hitting up the $5 Wednesday sushi when the alerts went off. I keep my phone’s ringer off because I get so many telemarketer and spam calls, but that thing was vibrating in my pockets for a good two minutes.
“Presidential Message.” If anyone else were president it would have said something like “Emergency Services Message.” Trump has to make it all about him though.
Phil Trenary will be laid to rest today. The Greater Memphis Chamber president was shot on South Front a week ago today, walking home from a Chamber event at Loflin Yard.
The sold-out Memphis Madness event is tonight at FedExForum. The Memphis Tigers men’s and women’s basketball teams will be introduced in this massive pep rally. We’ll get our first look at Penny Hardaway as Tigers men’s head coach. There will be live entertainment (exactly who shows up is a source of great speculation, with Justin Timberlake and Drake being two of the bigger names that have been put out there). There will be a 3-point contest and a dunk contest among the activities involving the players.
— Memphis Tigers (@TigersAthletics) October 4, 2018
An electrical fire has left McEwen’s and Curry N Jerk closed for longer than previously thought. The outside fire entered Curry N Jerk, causing water and smoke damage, closing the restaurant indefinitely. McEwen’s will be closed until electrical repairs are made.
Bluff City Coffee’s special of the month:
In lieu of our Sandwich of the Month, we are offering two Soups of the Month! Stop by and enjoy our house-made vegan lentil chili or white bean chicken chili today. Available in 8oz, 12oz, and 16oz servings. pic.twitter.com/l0UGAvuiix
— Bluff City Coffee (@BluffCityCoffee) October 4, 2018
There will be a Blessing of the Animals today at 5 at Church Park, Fourth Street at MLK Avenue. Bring your pet and have them blessed by Msgr. Val Handwerker and Deacon Eugene Champion from St. Patrick Catholic Church.
The CA reports that the Brooks Museum has taken a major step in its plan to move Downtown. They’ve issued a request for qualifications for design architects to create “Brooks on the Bluff.”
One more brewery Oktoberfest celebration: Crosstoberfest happens at Crosstown Brewing Co. this Saturday 2-7 PM.
A new pop-up shop, Wanderlvst, is coming to 100 Peabody Place starting tomorrow. This shop will bring global fashion to Downtown Memphis with a curated selection from Europe, Asia, and Africa.
That’ll do it for now. I’ll be under a time constraint tomorrow because I’m doing lunch at Felicia Suzanne’s again, but hopefully I’ll be able to get a post in before I go over there.
If you’ve walked or driven down Monroe Avenue the past couple of days, you may have noticed a new addition to the neighborhood.
Every year Aldo goes out and buys a hearse and parks it outside of Bardog Tavern for the month of October. All month long, you can buy raffle tickets at Bardog for a chance to win the hearse. The drawing is always held at 11:59 PM on Halloween night. This year’s hearse appears to be a Cadillac Fleetwood in the 1991-1996 model year range.
There will be a free spin class in Health Sciences Park next Friday from 12:15 to 12:45 PM. It will be led by instructors from Spincult, the new spin gym in The Edge.
Dancing with the Stars: Live! goes on tour once again this winter and will make a stop at the Orpheum February 9, 2019 at 8 PM. Dancers will be from Season 27 of the show and will include Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, Alan Bersten, Jenna Johnson, and Brandon Armstrong.
High Ground News has an article on Bird scooters and the shared mobility ordinance. Dead or poorly parked Bird scooters create accessibility problems for those with limited mobility. I personally witnessed an example of this and wish I had taken a picture. If you want to get to the front door of the 100 Peabody Place office building, you have to go up two steps. However, over on the left side of the building, the curvature of the Main Street Mall creates a natural ramp of sorts, directly to the top step. It’s perfect for people in wheelchairs, as well as those for whom hip or knee issues make stairs difficult to navigate. However, the other day, someone had left a Bird parked right in front of that natural ramp.
While we’re on the subject of the Birds, yesterday about 2 I was walking down the Main Street Mall, coming up on the intersection at Union. A northbound trolley was stopped at the trolley stop there, picking up passengers. Right as the trolley started to accelerate, a guy on a Bird – one of the visitors here for the AutoZone sales conference this week – was zooming down Main and at the last minute decided to make a hard left eastbound on Union. He went right in front of the trolley and missed it by maybe three or four feet. Yikes.
A reminder that when I consider upcoming events to include in this blog, I ask myself three questions:
- Will the event make Memphis a better, more interesting place?
- Are the organizers of the event good people?
- Do the organizers associate themselves with good people?
Had to disqualify an event I saw listed on Facebook this morning because of the third bullet point. Too bad because I could have done a lot to raise awareness and get people to go.
I didn’t get to see the Grizzlies’ first pre-season game last night, but this morning I did some reading on Grizzly Bear Blues to find out how it went. The most important piece of news was, Jaren Jackson Jr. looked like he belonged on an NBA floor, going 6-for-6 to put in 15 points. Yes, he got schooled by James Harden and Chris Paul at times, but ain’t no shame in that.
That’s it for now! Back tomorrow with more news.
The State of Downtown speech and Vision Awards, set to happen tomorrow late afternoon/early evening on the Civic Center Plaza, has been postponed. The press release said they were postponing “out of respect to the community.” That surely means they thought it inappropriate to have a celebration of Downtown just days after the shooting death of Phil Trenary. Definitely a good call on the DMC’s part.
A Phil Trenary Fund for the Advancement of Memphis has been started. Donate here.
Don’t be surprised when you get alerts on your phones at 2:18 and 2:20 tomorrow afternoon. FEMA, in coordination with the FCC, will be testing the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and will also test Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA).
Tennessee governor’s race: Candidates Karl Dean and Bill Lee debate at the University of Memphis tonight at 6. The debate will be broadcast on Action News 5.
Another of Memphis Made Brewing Co.’s year-round beers, Junt, an easy-drinking cream ale, is now being canned and distributed to locations around Shelby County. In addition, Memphis Made’s first canned offering, Fireside, has a new look to make it more visible on store shelves.
Leon Bridges has been booked for an April 24 date at the Orpheum. Bridges’ 2015 debut album Coming Home led to an invitation to the White House to play for President Obama, as well as a musical guest appearance on Saturday Night Live. Tickets will go on sale this Friday.
Jefferson’s Ocean Voyage 12 is the half-off whiskey special at Belle Tavern this week. This is kind of a cool whiskey because it is aged at sea, on the Ocearch shark tagging vessel. If that sounds like something you’d like to try, go see my friend Q at Belle tonight between 4 PM and 1 AM.
BurgerFest Memphis has its website up, where you can buy tickets and see what all you get for your money, as well as what kind of live entertainment they will have. The festival is at Tiger Lane Saturday, October 27.
Paulette’s monthly wine dinner is tonight. Here’s the menu.
That’s all for now. Back tomorrow with more news.
Last night my friend Stacey and I went to the 409 S. Main food hall for Farm Fest, the annual fundraiser for the Memphis Farmers Market. There was catering by some of the best restaurants in town, cocktails by Old Dominick, and music by The Three Kings.
The festival was held in the top-floor private event space of 409 South Main. It was an elegant space, perfect for Farm Fest, and unlike previous venues, it was air conditioned.
Mosa Asian Bistro offered cold noodle salad and a tomato salad.
Gouda mac & cheese from Amerigo. Mac & cheese lovers who skipped Farm Fest this year, you missed out!
Lake’s Catfish from Rizzo’s by Michael Patrick
Sunday Sugo from Felicia Suzanne Restaurant
Shrimp skewers. I didn’t catch who provided these. I would imagine probably the seafood vendor whose truck is at the Market most Saturdays.
Strawberry lemonade cocktail made with Old Dominick spirits
Charcuterie from City Block Butcher, located inside the 409 South Main food hall
Banana pudding from Central BBQ
I tried a couple of other dishes as well but forgot to pull out the camera before I wolfed them down. I had biscuits & gravy from Jack Pirtle’s, as well as a delicious chicken fried rice dish by the Majestic Grille. What a fun and tasty way to support one of the best farmers markets in the region. Check them out under the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson Saturdays 8 AM-1 PM through October 27.
Okay, let’s get on to the news and then I have a couple of mini-rants. Tug’s over on Mud Island has Oktoberfest specials this week.
McEwen’s has announced they will be closed today and tomorrow, and possibly longer, due to damage from a fire that occurred over the weekend next door at Curry & Jerk.
Bluff City Coffee is reverting to winter hours effective today. They will open at 6:30 AM and close at 5 PM.
The Memphis Redbirds are hiring for several positions including Director of Marketing.
University of Memphis president Dr. M. David Rudd tweeted this morning that Memphis Madness has officially sold out.
This is not a Downtown thing but still very cool. Pop-up Monster Market in Crosstown Concourse this month.
Very cool pic.twitter.com/AAGrFJykkx
— HungryMemphis (@HungryFlyer) September 29, 2018
New information has come in about Phil Trenary’s murder. He was walking home from a Greater Memphis Chamber event at Loflin Yard – walking from Loflin to his home in the Goodwyn building at Second and Madison. So much respect for that. Given all he’s done for Downtown, Trenary has certainly earned the right to have a car service shuttle him around… and yet he chose to walk the streets that he loved to get home. That’s the kind of thing I would do. Well, I say that… and yet I wouldn’t.
My intuition has always told me, “Don’t walk to or from Loflin after dark.” I feel safe walking from the Downtown core to G.E. Patterson, but those last six blocks down Front and Georgia over to Carolina have always worried me a bit to the point that I splurge on a Lyft when I need to get down there.
The thing is, I perceive those last six blocks as a very safe neighborhood, full of residents who watch out for each other. Here’s the thing though… the neighborhood south and southeast of Crump and Fourth is considered among the most dangerous in the city. Criminals from that part of town with access to transportation have a one-minute drive to South End, where they can quickly rob and get out. They know Downtowners tend to see our neighborhoods as walkable so it’s easy to find lone targets up and down the sidewalks.
What’s the solution? More police on the streets? More police cameras? I definitely am not opposed to those ideas at all. But I still don’t think that will solve the problem of criminals driving into the south part of Downtown to quickly rob and get out. Criminals have a different risk/reward mindset than you and I do. To them, it’s worth the risk of several years in prison for the chance to get a debit card and a cell phone and maybe $50 cash.
I think the long-term solution is to expand opportunity to neighborhoods near Downtown like the one near Crump and Fourth. No, I am not talking about gentrifying the area and pushing the residents there out. Rather, think in terms of, what can we do to expand access to things like education, transportation, good jobs, child care, healthy groceries for people in those neighborhoods? What can we do to make people in those neighborhoods not see robbing as their path to the things they want? It just seems to me that by working to improve conditions in the neighborhoods bordering Downtown, we will be improving Downtown itself.
Okay. Mini-rant #1 over. On to mini-rant #2.
A thing has happened to me twice in the past week. I’ll be sitting at the bar at the Blind Bear when an acquaintance I’ve met once before, recently, comes in. Perhaps they and I had a 10-minute conversation earlier in the week, or maybe I played darts against them.
“Paul! Hey, man, it’s good so see you again! How you been?”
“Been good, been good, just doin’ my thing. How about you? You good?”
“Yeah, man, real good. Hey Paul, what do you think about getting me a shot?”
“A shot. You know, buy me a shot. Or buy me a beer, if you’d rather do that.”
I cannot imagine walking up to someone I have only talked to one or two times previously, and asking if they’d like to buy me a drink. What’s up with that? Have other people had this happen to them recently? And the thing is, when this happens, you have to say no. Because if you give in and buy them a drink, then you’ve established a pattern. They’re going to be expecting a drink every time they see you.
Anyway, just had to get that little rant off my chest. That’s it for now. Back tomorrow with more news.
Belle Tavern is opening early for soccer this morning. They’ll have Huddersfield vs. Spurs at 9 and Chelsea vs. Liverpool at 11:30.
Steve Martin and Martin Short play the Orpheum tonight at 8.
A lot of people were sad to see Sam’s restaurant forced to close when construction began on the Hu complex at Main and Madison. Well, good news… on Monday, Sam’s Main Street Eatery will open at 7 N. Main, just north of Well Worx and just steps away from the old location.
If you’ve walked around town much, you’ve undoubtedly seen gtizzlies, tigers, and redbirds painted on restaurant windows. The Memphis Flyer has an article about Calvin Farrar, the man behind the artwork.
Dennis Quaid and the Sharks play the Halloran Centre tonight at 7:30. Bailey Bigger will open the show.
The Memphis Tigers looked really bad last night, losing to Tulane 40-24. I was watching at Blind Bear but I tabbed out and went home at the beginning of the fourth quarter. They clearly weren’t going to turn it around. The Tigers will probably achieve bowl eligibility this season, but the Top 25 seems like a distant wish at this point.
A moment of silence was held for Phil Trenary at South Main Trolley Night last night. After the moment of silence, celebration of Trolley Night’s 18th anniversary began, because that’s the way Trenary would have wanted it.
I want to go ahead and get this posted since I led off with a time-sensitive item. If necessary I will do a second update later this morning before getting out.
I was going to start off today’s post with a rant about the Senate hearings yesterday, but there’s a superseding news story.
About 8:00 last night it was reported that there was a shooting in the 500 block of South Front Street, near the Memphis Farmers Market, and that the victim was well-known in Memphis circles. A little while later it was reported that Phil Trenary, president of the Greater Memphis Chamber, had been shot and killed. I read on social media that there had been a Chamber event at Loflin Yard and he was possibly walking back from the event. A man with dreadlocks was seen speeding away from the scene in a white pickup truck, possibly a Ford F-150.
I did not know Phil well, although I’m sure I met him a time or two. However, from the outpouring on social media, it’s clear that Phil was loved by many, and was a man of service who did a lot to better the city of Memphis. My prayers and condolences to his family, co-workers, and all who knew and loved him.
The Uptown Porch Series returns tomorrow, 5-8 PM, at Treedom at N. Second and A.W. Willis. Soul singer Gerald Richardson will perform. It will be a picnic-style setting and you can be a part of Cat Pena’s interactive art installation.
The Grizzlies are hosting an open practice, free for the public to attend, tomorrow at noon at FedExForum. Doors open at 11:30. Free parking in the FedExForum garage.
Jam Up and Jelly Tight is the theme at this Saturday’s Memphis Farmers Market. The Market’s vendors have all kinds of jellies and jams, including favorites like strawberry as well as some flavors you have probably never heard of before. UT College of Pharmacy students will be there with information about diabetes and healthy living. Live local music all day. The Market happens every Saturday through the end of October, 8 AM-1 PM, under the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson.
Hmmm… Earnestine & Hazel’s has been closed lately, but they have a Facebook event for Trolley Night tonight. I would think it’s a remnant from the days before they decided to close the place, but it can’t be… the event was added September 24, this past Monday. Weather today should be perfect, so I may have to mosey on down there and see if I can find out what’s going on.
Amazon will hire more than 1500 in Memphis for their distribution and sortation center. Hiring for more than 800 of the jobs will begin Tuesday and you can fill out an online application today.
Very happy to hear this: The FCC has fined a robocaller who spoofs real numbers $37.5 million. I get 5 to 10 robocalls a day and I hate them. It’s to the point that I keep my phone’s ringer off all the time, but sometimes that causes me to miss texts from friends.
It’s Disco Night at Sunset Skate Night tonight at Beale Street Landing, 6-8 PM.
Skylar Gregg, Kelly Hunt, Bob Ray and Tori Tollison will perform at Songwriter Night #97 at South Main Sounds tonight, 550 S. Main, 7-9 PM.
Wiseacre has announced they will have 20% discounts for their Oktoberfest celebration tomorrow for anyone wearing lederhosen, dirndls, or anyone who brings in their own stein. Brewery tours at 12 and 1, live music and three food trucks 2-6.
Here’s a link to register to vote in Tennessee. If you are reading this from out of state, Lifehacker has info on how to register in every state. I confirmed my voter registration this morning. After yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearings yesterday, I HAVE HAD IT.
I won’t be voting on Democrat vs. Republican lines.
I won’t be voting on liberal vs. conservative lines.
I will be voting on Party of Reagan vs. Party of Trump lines.
The party that once stood for fiscal responsibility and family values is now the party of trillion dollar deficits and trade wars. It’s the party that rubber-stamps the actions of a president who endorses pedophiles, who brags about grabbing women by the pussy, who refers to white supremacists as “some really fine people.” The Republican party has become the party of fear and hate. It’s become the party of angry old white men.
Don’t get me wrong, there are many good people in the Republican party at the state and local levels. Many of them are my friends, and I respect them even if their views on the issues are not the same as mine. But the national GOP is a corrupt organization, plain and simple. It’s got to be burned to the ground, the way Sherman burned Atlanta in 1864, to be saved from itself.
That’s why I will be casting my vote for Phil Bredesen this fall. I invite any of my Republican friends who are disgusted with what their national party has become to join me.
I can’t wait for early voting to begin.
Back tomorrow with more news.
Elton John kicked off his farewell tour, Farewell Yellow Brick Road, this month. Due to overwhelming demand, the tour is adding a FedExForum date of October 30, 2019.
I heard a rumor yesterday that the Downtown core is getting a complete men’s grooming salon, one that will offer pedicures, manicures, and facials for men as well as haircuts and shaves. I have the name and location of the place, but I want to check with the people opening it first and make sure they are OK with me revealing those details. November is the opening date I am hearing.
More good news for men: Shelton Clothiers is back. Tom Shelton has a collection of suits, sport coats, dress shirts and pants, and casual shirts and pants. He can work with you to develop a personal style that looks great on you, and he offers items that are ready-made, made-to-measure, or fully custom. Tom will gladly meet you at your home or office, or at his studio if that is your preference. Tom has helped me pick out clothes before and he is THE BEST.
Jennifer Biggs of The Daily Memphian has a good Bar Talk piece on the 185 whiskeys at McEwen’s.
The 2018-19 Grizzlies promotional schedule is out. Find out which days you need to be at FedExForum to get the best free swag! Highlights include a Marc Gasol grilling apron, a Mike Conley Elf on a Shelf (UGGHH – no disrespect to Conley, just not a big fan of Elf on a Shelf), and a Jaren Jackson Jr. “Shoot” dance figure.
In other FedExForum news, the Harlem Globetrotters will be back January 18.
The 2018 St. Jude Holiday Gift Book is out. This holiday season, you can give gifts that give back to the children’s hospital that never sends families a bill for cancer treatment.
From the Daily Memphian: 25 urban-style apartments have been proposed for Uptown, bordering Main, Saffrans, and Second.
Tomorrow is South Main Trolley Night, and the unveiling of the 2018 RiverArtsFest Fine Arts poster, by artist Maysey Craddock, will be at 409 S. Main from 6:30 to 9 PM, with the actual unveiling at 7.
The Memphis Flyer’s Best of Memphis 2018 results are now online.
The Flyer has more about the bus rapid transit route between Downtown and the University of Memphis area that would dedicate one lane on Second and B.B. King to public transit only.
I’m really saddened by some of the comments I have seen from men about the Kavanaugh hearings, and about the sexual assault allegations brought forth by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and now others.
“Well, if it really happened, Ford would have reported it to the police at the time.”
“How are we possibly supposed to believe someone who waited 36 years to come forward?”
“There was alcohol. She shouldn’t have been drinking if she didn’t want to be assaulted.”
No no no no no. That is not how it works. Most sexual assaults and rapes don’t get reported to the police, for a variety of reasons. Many victims can’t bear to re-live the experience telling the police and then telling it again in court. Victims fear that they won’t be believed. Victims fear that their attacker will come after them and do it again, or worse, try to kill them.
It’s also common for victims to wait many years before telling anyone, even their spouses or their family. Many victims live out their entire life without ever telling anyone. Seeing their attacker rise to a position of power and prominence is often what it takes for victims to tell their story.
As for attempts to marginalize the attack with statements like “she was drunk,” that is just absurd. It is not the responsibility of women to avoid situations where they might be assaulted. It is the responsibility of men to respect women and not assault them.
If you’re wondering why this is such a hot-button issue for me, I am going to share something I’ve never told my readers before: Two times in my life, I have been a secondary survivor of a sexual assault. A secondary survivor is someone who has not been assaulted themselves, but whose life was affected by the assault of another person. I don’t want to go into a lot of detail, but the assaults were on two different women, 12 years apart. I was well into adulthood when the first occurred, and neither victim was a family member of mine.
So anyway, because of being a secondary survivor, I have spent extensive time reading what it’s like to survive an assault – the after-effects in the first few weeks, and then ones that can linger for years or even decades. Many victims develop a form of PTSD. I would strongly encourage all my readers to do some research and better understand what it is like for victims. RAINN is an excellent resource.
As for Kavanaugh himself, I have to ask, why is it so important that the seat go to him? Trump has that short list of highly qualified jurists, vetted by conservative think tanks, and I would bet that many if not most of the judges on that list do not have the black marks on their name that Brett Kavanaugh does. Why not take the easy route and withdraw the nomination? With the help of Mitch McConnell and Chuck Grassley, there is still time to confirm another nominee before midterm elections.
Here’s what I think – I believe Trump has kompromat on Kavanaugh. Trump likely knows highly compromising details about Kavanaugh’s past, details that would ruin his career if revealed. Remember how Trump met with former FBI director James Comey and asked him to pledge a personal oath of loyalty? I bet Trump had the same meeting with Kavanaugh, and unlike Comey, Kavanaugh swore that oath. I think Trump’s trying to get a Supreme Court justice in his back pocket, saying to Kavanaugh “you will vote the way I tell you to vote, and (when applicable) the way Putin tells you to vote.”
All right. Rant over. Back tomorrow with more news.
I’m short on time today so this is going to be a quick one.
If you need a reason to check out the Crosstown Brewing taproom, Shanghai-La presents Jana Jana there Saturday 4-7.
There will be a concert in the pocket park across from Brass Door Sunday from 2-4. Iron Mike Norton will launch his Arc Angel Tour.
Music Export Memphis will present three of their AmericanaFest artists at Memphis Made Saturday, October 6. Faith Evans Ruch, Josh Waddell and Marcella Simien will perform, and you can enjoy Junt Cream Ale in a commemorative can during the show. Suggested $5 donation goes to support Music Export Memphis.
Kirk Whalum will kick off a “Kafe Kirk” series at the Halloran Centre on Sunday, October 7, bringing jazzy, groovy, uplifting music to Downtown Memphis. The first installment of Kafe Kirk will feature Lindsey Webster.
Very happy to see that justice has finally been served to Bill Cosby. The convicted perpetrator of sexual assault was given 3 to 10 years in prison. He was also denied bail during his appeals process, so he woke up this morning in a cell. I hope he dies in prison.
That’s it for now. I’ll try to get a longer post up tomorrow.
We may be looking at permanent lane closures on Second and B.B. King between Poplar and Union in the near future. The city council votes today on whether to dedicate one lane on Second and B.B. King as transit-only, as part of the city’s first bus rapid transit system that would connect Downtown to the University of Memphis.
The public is invited to BuildDowntown: Downtown’s Master Plan Launch Party at Loflin Yard the evening of October 4. Come share your thoughts on what you love about Downtown and what needs improvement.
The Creative Works Market returns to the Halloran Centre October 5 and 6. Shop goods from over 30 designers, makers, local vendors, and manufacturers. Everything from apparel to prints to pins will be for sale.
Memphis Pride is this weekend (28th-30th) and it’s moving to a new location – Tom Lee Park. Come celebrate Memphis LGBTQ+ community with live music, food, and vendors. There will be a Pride Parade down Beale from 1 to 2 Saturday afternoon. For those of you who have yet to try the New Wing Order food truck, it will be at Tom Lee Park Saturday from 10 to 5.
Speaking of New Wing Order, they have a line cook position available.
The Memphis Farmers Market‘s annual Farm Fest is this Sunday, September 30 from 5 to 8 PM at the 409 S. Main food hall. This is the Market’s largest annual fundraiser, and everyone who shares the Market’s values of sourcing and shopping locally is invited to attend. Tickets are $50 and include two drink tickets. There will be live music by the Three Kings, craft cocktails by Old Dominick Distillery, and food from some of the best restaurants in town, restaurants that support the Market’s mission.
Holly reports on the I Love Memphis Blog that new Downtown private club The Pocket will remain open to the public on the first floor. That makes me suspect that memberships aren’t selling at anywhere near the rate they had anticipated.
Harry Connick, Jr. comes to the Orpheum on Wednesday, December 12. It will be a celebration of New Orleans’ 300th birthday and he will also perform some holiday favorites.
Good news for Mud Island residents: Explore Bike Share is coming your way.
Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye is the half-off whiskey special at Belle Tavern this week. Barreled in 2009, it’s a 2018 special release.
That’s it for this post. Back tomorrow with more.