Thur update #2: Food truck rodeo, C-Y Beerfest date, Trolley Tour, how to unfriend someone on Foursquare

A “food truck rodeo” is being planned for Court Square on Thursday, May 10. It will be similar to the one that happened the day the food truck ordinance was voted on last year, but on a larger scale. More info, including a food truck association that is being formed, in this Daily News article.

The date has been set for what is, in my opinion, Memphis’ best beer festival. The Cooper-Young Beerfest will be held Saturday, October 13. This beer festival is unique in that it has an education booth with presentations from brewmasters and others who are part of the brewing community. Many regional breweries have booths, and the brewmaster is often in the booth to answer questions. If you only go to one beer festival a year, make it this one. I’ll post a link when tickets go on sale. Worth a cab ride from Downtown for sure.

Tomorrow night, Friday, April 27, is the last Friday of the month, and that means it’s South Main Trolley Tour when many South Main shops and galleries open their doors from 6 to 9 PM. Here are a few recommendations I have for things to see:

– The new “pop-up shops” inside the Power House art gallery. This is a place for entrepreneurs to sell their stuff for up to three months for free. Sellers applied to the Downtown Memphis Commission for space. Stop by and see what they have. The Power House is next door to Central Station on G.E. Patterson Avenue.

– Grace Askew will play the Double J SmokeHouse and Saloon from 6 to 10 PM.

– Real 2 Reel Photography will have a photo booth set up in front of the store. $5 for instant 4×6 prints.

– There will be a vegan bake sale in front of Grawemeyer’s. Vegan cookies, cupcakes, and baked goods.

(Did I just recommend something vegan? Ugh… I feel so dirty. I’m going to have to drive through Wendy’s and get a Baconator tomorrow to remind myself who I am.)

– Spa event at 302 S. Main with wine, cheese, prizes, spa specials. Free cheese? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

– Don’t forget that Max’s Sports Bar has liquor now!

In other news, the About Foursquare site has a tutorial on how to unfriend someone on Foursquare. From time to time I hear people say, “don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against that person – I just don’t want them knowing where I am.” This tutorial will show you how to break the connection on that social network.

All right, on my way out. I don’t have Grizzlies tickets but will be cheering them on TV at one of the Downtown bars.