Thur update: Mad Earl Facebook page and more info, new florist, reaction to Memphis/Olympics, Majestic to open early Sat. for Tigers crowd

The Mad Earl, the new sports pub on Madison that plans to open on St. Patrick’s Day, now has a Facebook fan page. “Like” the page to receive updates on what is going on with the Earl. See my previous post from last night for more information about this new bar.

By the way, I re-read the Daily News article about the Mad Earl, and I saw that their signature sandwich will be a Chicago-style Italian roast beef sandwich. That’s one of my very favorites! Shout-out to my buddy Chuck in Chicago who makes great Italian roast beef sandwiches.

Further information just released: Most of the food at the Mad Earl will be prepared sous-vide so it will be ready super-quick.

Driving to work this morning, I noticed a new florist/boutique. It’s called J. London and is at 26 S. Second, which would put it just north of the intersection at Monroe. Unless I’m mistaken, that is the first florist we have had Downtown in several years.

MemphiSport has posted a collection of tweets tagged #MemphisOlympiad, in response to Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton receiving a letter asking if Memphis would be interested in hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics. They left out one of the best tweets I saw, though, which suggested that aggressive panhandling could be made an Olympic sport for the Memphis games.

The Majestic Grille will open early, at 10:30 AM, on Saturday, so that patrons can enjoy brunch before the noon Tiger game at FedExForum vs. Southern Miss.

Time to get rained on as I run to the car for lunch. Possibly back with a second post this evening.