Several times yesterday I was asked the best place Downtown to see tonight’s fight. For a while I had no answer – Hooters will show it but that’s not really a place I recommend. However, about 5 yesterday the post above went up on Facebook. Well, there’s your answer. The brewery is showing it for FREE. Why would you go anywhere else if you live down here?
Man. The brewery is KILLIN’ IT this year. Last Saturday I got a Revival growl towel (which if you’re viewing this on the web, you know that I made it my profile pic on the blog, first profile pic change in 7 1/2 years) and tonight the fight. I can’t wait to see what they do next. I kinda hate it that I am going to have to spend a weekend this month (BBQ Fest) away from the brewery.
Speaking of the brewery, last night BBQ team president Moody and workhorse “Mr. Load-in” ventured up there, where we met teammate Otto. I went to the bar and got a PBR. “You know all the beers are $5,” Moody commented. “You could have a better quality beer for the same price.” Does anyone understand what Moody is talking about? I don’t.
Pranom Pop-Up was there serving huge boxes of Pad Thai for $10, and I understand the pop-up will be back up there today. I haven’t tried the Asian dish yet and may have to get down there at some point this afternoon. Might be back for the fight too. It is bound to be a long day.
Jeanne Bogino, author of Rock Angel, the story of a 1990s guitar goddess and her romance with a bandmate, will be at South Main Book Juggler to sign copies of her book at 1 today. The shop is at 548 S. Main in the Arcade building, across from Central Station. If you haven’t figured out a game plan for today, a noon trip to the brewery or Farmers Market followed by a short walk over to the book signing might make for a good early afternoon.
Tonight is the annual Speakeasy fundraiser at the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum. There will be Gatsby-esque entertainment, dancing under the stars, and 1920s-era cocktails and decorations. $25 donation goes toward the continued preservation of the museum. Starts at 6 PM.
Memphis Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Ninth tonight at the Cannon Center at 7:30. With Music Fest going on and Bass Pro open, Symphony fans will be lucky to find a parking spot in Frayser tonight.
Moody Ques members: We have secured a spot for you to pick up your team bags, which should be available by the middle of next week. I won’t reveal the location quite yet, but a word of advice: Come hungry and order food while you are there. One of the best chefs in town is at this location. If you like healthy food you are especially in for a treat.
(Why am I talking about healthy food to people who stick a damn pig in a smoker for 16 hours?)
(By the way, we light the smoker with a flamethrower )
That’ll wrap it up. Plans for today are wide open. I probably am not going to Music Fest but I love Music Fest people-watching. Sitting on the concrete blocks outside of Silky’s and drinking a Call-a-Cab watching the world go by will probably happen at some point. I need to make the most of this weekend, because next weekend is load-in and that means nothing but hard work.