There’s good news about the Tennessee Brewery. Last night at the South Main Association meeting, entrepreneur Taylor Berger announced that he is part of a team taking temporary ownership of the brewery building. From late April through late May, the brewery will be used for community purposes that might include a beer garden, food trucks, and live music. With three big Memphis in May events happening nearby in Tom Lee Park, it should not be hard to draw people to the brewery. The Daily News has more info here.
People have arrived in town for the American Conference tournament. Last night when I went to the Flying Saucer, the Garden was packed with out-of-towners. Later I was on the Blind Bear patio and the USF basketball team walked by. It looked like they had just had dinner at the Majestic. Good choice! The CVB has commandeered the Rock & Soul Museum next door to the arena. They hope to show fans that this is not only a great basketball city, but a great city to come back and visit.
Redbirds single-game tickets will be on sale starting Saturday. This includes the “Battle of the Birds” exhibition vs. the Cardinals to be held later this month. Get tickets here.
I had a list of several bars running St. Pat’s specials that I was going to post, but then I saw that Holly had almost all of them covered here. I do have one that she missed: The Flying Saucer will have $3 Irish beers, an Irish menu, and live music by The Memphis Bagpipers and The Reel McCoys.
There’s a Groupon to see the Memphis Symphony Orchestra perform Tchaikovsky 4 at the Cannon Center this Saturday. Save 47%. The program includes a couple of Mozart pieces as well as Tchaikovsky’s fourth symphony.
Yesterday I posted that I was going to bring my A-game to Blind Bear poker and win the $50 gift card prize, and I did just that. I came back from more than a 2-to-1 chip disadvantage at the end. I see some crawfish mac & cheese, paid for with that gift card, in my future.
Very productive week here at work. I’ll be out about 5:30 to reward myself with a beer.