Lots more news to report that I didn’t have time to type yesterday…
“Painted Things and Apron Strings,” featuring the art and aprons of Carolyn Olivia Dodson King, will have an opening reception in the Innovators Room of the Majestic Grille next Tuesday, June 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. There will be a wine special with 3 tastings for $10 during the opening, and there will be free hors d’oeuvres. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up. The Nuh-Uh Girl, by the way, is pictured here in a tube top eating at BBQ Fest. One of the team members gave her a new nickname – “Pigeon” – because like a pigeon, she sees food and swoops in to eat.
There will be a Farmers Market dinner at Automatic Slim’s next Monday, June 8. Here’s the menu:
Jerk poached Jones peaches, heirloom tomato marmalade, Bonnie Blue goat cheese
Trumpet mushroom encrusted, Neola Farms short tender carpaccio Bruschetta Creole mustard aioli
Gracious Gardner kale lobster spring rolls, summer cabbage slaw, Bennet Burkes smoke tomato plum dipping sauce
West Wind farms smoked chicken, Marconi chili rellono, Alcenia’s apple butter
Grilled Neola Farms beef tenderloin, Farmers Market slaw, pickled ramps, Whitton snap pea puree
Jones orchard strawberry crème Delta Grind grit cake tartlet
Dinner is $60, with proceeds to support the Memphis Farmers Market. 901-525-7948 for reservations.
The monthly South Main Association meeting is next Tuesday, June 9, at Pearl’s Oyster House, social at 6:00, meeting at 6:30. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres (wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will be there?), cash bar. The featured speaker will be David Williams, CEO of Leadership Memphis, who will speak on the topic “Leading from Where You Are for Where You Live.”
If you’re a member of Mpact Memphis and work downtown, they’ll have a Lunch Bunch gathering at Onix at Main and Huling on Friday.
Details on Morgan Freeman fundraiser to come… it deserves a post of its own. I also have exciting news about a new night with games and cheap beer at the Red Rooster.