Wed update: Screaming beer deal, Edge news, and more

Hey everyone. If you’re wondering why there are two posts back-to-back within minutes, it’s because I had problems with the tool I use as a staging ground for this blog. I had both posts pretty much ready to go about 7 this morning, then there was an outage and I lost access for about an hour. So I’m flooding you with information on your lunch break. :)

How would you like to pick up a case of local craft beer for only $16? Sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. Ghost River is closing out Midnight Magic for the season and $16 a case is the deal until it’s gone. Get it at the dock at Main and Crump.

Good news for dog owners in The Edge. A variance is being applied for, in order to open a doggie daycare at 320 Monroe. Looking at Google StreetView, that appears to be about a quarter block west of Danny Thomas. There is an attached grassy lot that the developers want to use as part of the daycare. The lot is the subject of some debate.

Friday is South Main Trolley Night, with many businesses in the area staying open until 9 or later and some with snacks and beverages to give away. The Songwriter Night at 550 South Main will be back. Other live music will include Roger Wild at Rizzo’s, Tim Plunk at Double J, Larry Randolph outside Obsidian PR and a full band outside Guidingpoint Financial. Sue Layman Designs at 125 G.E. Patterson will unveil her latest collection, and there will be wine and live music by Davy Ray Bennett. SMA will be grilling burgers next to Bluff City Coffee (free for members, $10 for non-members). Should be a fun night and my plan is to spend my Friday evening on the south side.

RealClearPolitics has a very good article on the potential for Tennessee Senator Bob Corker as Donald Trump’s running mate. I would have to agree, Corker has the foreign policy experience and the ability to build coalitions, and would not be a bad choice at all. Of course, the man at the top of the ticket is such a horrible choice that Corker will never get my vote.

This Thursday’s Peabody rooftop party features Fifth Kind with special performance by Shawn Hook. $15 at the door or $150 for a season VIP pass. Doors at 6, entertainment starts at 7, first 200 ladies free. Admission gets you a buffet of mini meatballs and fried ravioli. If you hold a VIP pass you get a second buffet of gnocchi with shrimp and pesto cream, rosemary pork loin, and Caprese dip with Italian bread. Peach margaritas and Firefly apple pie moonshine are the drink specials, with an additional pina colada drink special for those in VIP. Also if you’re VIP, there will be a beer tasting for you in the Corner Bar from 5 to 6 featuring Sweetwater Goin’ Coastal.

Great article from Smart City Memphis about Martin Luther King Riverside Park. That is the park west of I-55 that stretches from South Parkway to Mallory.

Here’s the menu for Chef Ana’s wine dinner at Bleu tomorrow (Thursday) evening.

We need these in Memphis! This huge camera rig busts people for texting and driving from up to three-quarters of a mile away. There have been a couple of times recently when I have been tailgated on 240 at 60+ MPH by people texting and driving and not paying any attention to the road. Scary.

The Redbirds are having that sweet club level ticket offer for $40 once again Tuesday, May 31. Air-conditioned, indoor and outdoor seating, buffet including wine and beer as well as favorite ballpark foods. One thing I didn’t know: There are pool tables. This seems like the way to see the Redbirds in style!

That’s it for now. This is the second post, so keep scrolling to read about the awesome birthday party I attended last night.