Thursday update

I will start off this post with an event that I have mentioned once before, but want to mention again: Hunger is a major problem in Shelby County with 175,000 people suffering, nearly double the state average. These are not people who are criminals or addicts; they are simply people who are down on their luck. Sunday’s Best is a local nonprofit that hopes to feed as many as 200 people on Thanksgiving. A donation of only $10 will show a family of four the meaning of charity, and hopefully they will pass it on when they get to a better place in their lives. This is not just some random organization that emailed and asked to be mentioned in the blog; these are my friends. Rahul and Tony of fruity drink fame are involved in this, as is B-RAD who serves me D-RANKS on Sunday. I have personal knowledge that your money will be going to a good cause.

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Another opportunity to help feed the hungry happens next Tuesday, November 17, at the condos at 648 Riverside Drive. The Downtown Neighborhood Association’s “Do Good with Food” party will stock the pantry of the Mid-South Food Bank. Come have fun with your neighbors while providing food for those in need.

Tony Bennett returns to the Orpheum on Friday, December 18. Tickets are now on sale.

The Flyer’s Susan Ellis has photos from India Fest at the Agricenter last Saturday. I love Indian food.

The Daily News has an excellent article about the Arcade Restaurant, thriving since 1919.

From High Ground News: A new nonprofit has hopes of increasing technology-related jobs in Memphis in the next 10 years

Billy Joel will play the FedExForum Friday, March 25.

From the Flyer’s Hungry Memphis blog: Bedrock’s pork enchilada omelet. Bedrock Eats & Sweets is at the corner of Main and Vance in the old Frank’s location.

There will be a Bacon & Bourbon class with Pigasus Cured Meats at 387 Pantry on Saturday, November 21 6:30 to 9 PM.

The Daily News has an article about my friends Dennis and Mary Pat who climbed a mountain for St. Jude. Dennis and Mary Pat are residents of Madison, Alabama and maintain a condo part-time in Downtown Memphis.

That’ll do it for now. I plan on being the usual spots for happy hour, and I may bend my schedule to make it to the pop-up farmers market at 387 Pantry tonight as well.