Sunday update

Got a restaurant recommendation for you this morning. I have not checked it out myself, but it came from a trusted source. This appears to be a hidden gem just outside of Downtown.

My friends Pete (the guy who loses to me at pool) and Dr. Bob (“BE NICE OR LEAVE” artist from New Orleans) went to the Corned Beef House at Jackson and N. Dunlap. “Delicious sandwiches,” Pete commented. I will have to check this place out soon.

Next Sunday, September 3 at 7 PM, Tin Roof will host a fundraiser to benefit one of their employees, Dearius “Dee” Kneeland. Said to be a hard-working, big-hearted young man, Dee was injured in a car accident last Tuesday. He has already had two surgeries and is still in the ICU. The fundraiser will help take some of the financial burden off him and his family. $5 cover, 10% of sales will be donated, and there will be a raffle with a huge array of prizes you can win.

The Broom Closet at 546 S. Main will host A Journey Through Tea 2-4 PM Saturday, September 30. Kimberly Richardson, Memphis author and owner of Veridian Tea Company, and Rev. Omma, owner of the Broom Closet, will guide you through the history of tea from its ancient origin to modern times. You will learn the 12 different tea processes and learn to make a perfect up. There will also be a guided meditation with tea and you will learn the art of tea leaf reading. $20 pre-paid, $25 the day of the event.

The 14th annual Memphis Pride Fest will be held in Robert Church Park, on Beale just east of Fourth, September 29-October 1. This is the annual event that brings the LGBTQIA community together, with a parade, two stages of live entertainment, a kids’ area, food, and over 125 vendors.

Pride weekend will kick off with a Big Gay Dance Party at the New Daisy that Friday night, September 29. Music by DJ Space Age and DJ A.D., an open bar, appetizer buffet, and go-go boys and go-go girls. This loud and proud event will be brought to you by Friends for Life.

Off to Midtown for the burger team’s first practice cooks for Best Memphis Burger Fest. One of our cooks, Staci, sent me a picture of her buns yesterday… to clarify, she sent a picture of her handmade hamburger buns, not her ass. Man, they looked gorgeous. Appearance is a factor in the burger’s score and I think we’ve got that covered. You can have the best tasting burger in the world and still come in last (or second to last, depending on whether Weekend at Porky’s enters Burger Fest) if it doesn’t look good.

That’s it for now! Back tomorrow with more.