Moody Ques update, a story about fresh produce, and Tuesday news

Moody Ques: I have confirmed the address for our Saturday, August 8 cookout. It will be at 444 Monroe, in The Edge district about half a block east of Danny Thomas. Holliday Flowers’ new warehouse is there, with 30,000 square feet and a commercial kitchen. More details to come, but this should be a fun event, and our food gets better with each practice cook.

Our BBQ team head cook Frank posted a photo of a French martini he made, except instead of pineapple juice as an ingredient, he substituted a Jones Orchard peach puree. There is truly no end to the things you can do with locally grown fresh produce from the Memphis Farmers Market.
Do YOU have a story about something creative you did with MFM produce? Email it to and I will share it on the blog.

A friend of mine who lives in the northwest part of 38103 had some stuff stolen recently. Be on the lookout for some guitars and other electronics, and particularly a Beretta 92 40 S&W (hope I got that right, I know nothing about guns). He’d like to recover all his stuff but is particularly interested in getting the gun off the street. Call 545-COPS if you have information.

If you want to try new Mexican restaurant Agave Maria and meet some of the city’s entrepreneurs, inventors, and creators, Start Co. is having its Lounge there tomorrow night 5:30-7:30.

Frozen will be shown on the big screen in a free viewing tonight at 8:30 at Beale Street Landing.

There will be a parade at 11 tomorrow, starting at City Hall, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Crowne Plaza will receive $7 million in renovations. With its proximity to Bass Pro and the Cook Convention Center, owners want to upgrade the hotel so it does not appear outdated compared to others in the area.

Fun night last night. After leading off at Melissa Monday at Bardog, I went over to Blind Bear, where Mary was bartending her first closing shift by herself. I was her only customer for a while, and we swapped stories, including waking up following a Purple Haze late night and finding a phone number written on your arm; how bookstores were great places to pick up women about 15 years ago; how one night in 2009 I met a woman at South Main Trolley Night, and Michele snuck us out the back door of Max’s Sports Bar so her friends couldn’t cockblock us. Fun times.

Outta here for now. Not sure where to do happy hour tonight. Really, all of my “Big Five” are an option. Possibly a second post around 5:30.