Shawn Danko, who owns Kooky Canuck along with his wife Lana, had his dream come true yesterday. Memphis in May made the official announcement of the honored country for 2016, and it is Canada. MiM also announced the dates next year: Music Fest April 29-May 1 (uh oh J&R), BBQ Fest May 12-14, and a new event May 28-29.
For those unfamiliar with the country, Canada is located in North America, directly north of the United States and east of Alaska. It spans from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state, although Canada has an autonomous government. Well-known cities in Canada include Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. English and French are the languages spoken there. Rather than states, Canada has provinces, and it has postal codes rather than ZIP codes. The postal codes can contain letters. Famous Canadians include Pamela Anderson, Justin Bieber, and Darrin Earl. The country is known for maple syrup, smoked meat sandwiches, and poutine.
Yikes. This is going to be a tough country to figure out for our entry into Best Booth. The Moody Ques may have to actually learn how to cook if we want to bring home a trophy in 2016. *puts Orville Redenbacher’s in microwave and presses TIME COOK 5:00*
The 1974 movie Young Frankenstein plays at the Orpheum tonight at 7 as part of its Summer Classic Movie Series. Specimens for the Pink Palace’s Wicked Plants exhibit will be on display prior to the movie, and also before showtime there will be drink specials and a selfie station.
Goner Records is doing a Beale Street Takeover free concert tonight at Handy Park, Third at Beale (soon to be B.B. King Blvd. at Beale). The lineup is Toy Trucks at 6, Msr. Jeff Evans and Ross Johnson at 7, and Alicja Pop at 8.
There’s about to be a second Double J Smokehouse and Saloon location. Double J West will open in West Memphis at 2007 East Service Road in the near future.
Kooky Canuck is doing a double your dollars gift card sale August 27, at both the Downtown and the other location.
A plan has been devised to make the cobblestones along the river more accessible, while still preserving their character.
Fleet Feet Memphis will lead a free river walk tomorrow at RiverFit at Tom Lee Park, 8 AM.
Travel & Leisure has named Memphis #11 in a best beer cities list.
Twilight Sky Terrace atop the Madison will be adding local beer flights beginning September 1. For $9 you will be able to sample local beers by Wiseacre, Ghost River, and High Cotton.
All right. Time to run up to Kroger and grab a frozen dinner to eat. Frozen dinner recommendation: The Chicken Parmigana from Michael Angelo’s. This is going to be the fourth day this week I have had that for lunch. Damn good. I will be out for happy hour somewhere, have not figured out where yet, any of my “big five” are eligible although I will get scolded by Jessica if it’s not Silly Goose. A second post after work is not completely out of the question, so check back.