A group of approximately 4-5 people from my BBQ team’s main sponsor, WordPress, is looking to rent a house near Memphis in May BBQ Fest for the week of the festival. Approximate dates would be May 12-18. These are all very successful professionals who are looking for a place to have an annual meeting while sponsoring our team. They are not people who would throw a huge party and mess up the house. More than anything they are just looking for a comfortable place to work on their laptops. Something in or near the South Bluffs area would be ideal. They can pay well. If you have a house you’d be interested in renting that week shoot me an email at email@example.com and I will pass the info on.
A new bar is coming to Madison Avenue, near the Brass Door. It will be a sports bar called The Mad Earl, with a game room downstairs and 8 TVs with all the sports packages upstairs. They’re going for a “younger, funkier” crowd than the crowd that hangs out at the Brass Door, with smoking allowed and prices law students can afford. The bar is being opened by the same investment group that opened Brass Door, and they’re targeting St. Pat’s as opening day. I learned about the bar in a Memphis Daily News article entitled Maximizing Madison. A group including the Brass Door/Mad Earl ownership has formed to try to restore Madison Avenue Downtown as a destination as it once was in its heyday.
The Orpheum now has a smartphone app available.
Back to BBQ Fest for a minute. I have decided to remain with my team, the Moody Ques, for 2013. I had talked to other teams – very, very good teams that I would love to join. However, after hearing what they had to say, I went to one of my team leaders and found out what was going on with my team. There were issues last year – food, the bar, the door policy, flying the host country’s flag upside down – and I am satisfied after talking with team leadership that these issues will be addressed. I know there are several team members who are undecided about whether they want to come back for 2013. I spent an hour talking with one of those members last night at the Saucer. If you’re one of the undecideds, talk to me and I’ll tell you why I ultimately decided to stay rather than leave.
That’ll wrap it up for now. Time for beer.