Friday update 2

Sitting here eating red beans & rice from Court House Deli. Might as well do a second Friday post while I eat. If you’ve never been to Court House, you are missing out – they have some delicious food at quite reasonable prices. I like to get the red beans & rice “fully loaded,” topped with cheese, jalapeños, and onions. I get the chili there the same way.

I hate to start the post with bad news, but that’s the news that has to be reported: The founder of Charlie’s Meat Market, Charlie Hogan, has passed away at the age of 84. Downtowners who very rarely go east of Danny Thomas are willing to drive out to Summer to purchase what are widely considered the best meats in town.

More residential is coming to The Edge. The building across from the Wonder Bread factory, 427 Madison, has been purchased by a local investor and will be renovated into two high-end apartments. Residents of those apartments will have a short walk to great restaurants in The Edge like Evelyn & Olive and Trolley Stop Market.

Please take a moment to read this WREG story: Transgender woman says her sexuality is being used to keep her from seeing her children. I have known Maddie, the woman who is the subject of the story, for almost 10 years. She has never been happier with who she is now that she is a woman. I have seen her with her kids and she is a great parent. I hope the court does the right thing, giving Maddie access to her kids once again and setting a precedent for other transgender parents.

The Grizzlies play a home game against Portland tonight, Tip-off is set for 7 PM.

I almost overlooked this, but there is going to be a really neat event at the Orpheum tonight: ArcAttack, a performance spanning the worlds of rock music and science.

That’ll do it for now. In a little while I will head over to the Monroe Avenue Branch Office to do some research about a beer that once won a blue ribbon.