Friday update

Crawfish Sunday has been announced by Max’s Sports Bar for this Sunday. Doors open at 11:30 AM, crawfish ready by noon. You get one pound for $12 or two for $20. They come cooked perfectly spiced with all the trimmings – corn, taters, and sausage. I haven’t been to every crawfish boil in town but I can vouch that the crawfish here are very far above average.

Expect to see more of me at Max’s Sports Bar the next two weeks. Great place to watch the Olympics and the time is especially opportune for some conversations with people who hang out down there.

Nice to see the Flying Saucer’s best Beerknurd, Gary Smith, getting some love on Twitter as he completed his 34th time around the Ring of Honor.

The Memphis Flyer has an excellent story about B.J. Tamayo, the lady behind the food at Alcenia’s. If you’re in the mood for some soul food, this place on North Main in the Pinch District is hard to beat. One note, though: Your lunch may run a little over an hour (it did the times I have been there) so bear that in mind if your work is strict about how long you take for lunch.

I recently found an excellent app called OurCalling that lists resources for the homeless nationwide. I searched for Memphis and there were a huge number of search results returned. If you get approached by the homeless asking for help, as many of us Downtowners do, might want to get this app on your phone.

A new cocktail bar called Tailors’ Union is coming to 115 Union. That is next door to where the 117 Prime steakhouse is going in.

The folks at New Wing Order contacted me recently to let me know they will be starting up a food truck and it will be out on the streets by this fall. Here’s the tentative menu.

The Memphis Farmers Market has announced new hours for its 2018 season: 8 AM to 1 PM, so it will be starting an hour later than in previous years.

The Downtown Neighborhood Association will meet Tuesday, February 27 at the Brass Door. Speaker is TBA. Social at 6, meeting at 6:30. Come check out this newly-reopened Irish public house if you have not done so already.

Many of my readers are probably too young to remember George Burns, but for those who do, Say Goodnight, Gracie is coming to the Halloran Centre tomorrow and Sunday. George Burns was part of a comedy/dance team, the straight man to his wife Grace Allen. After Allen died, Burns embarked on a solo career, gaining a reputation as a comedian who was really, really old (he lived to be 100).

Sorry I had to be away from the blog for a couple of days, but I was busy studying C# and T-SQL and prepping for technical interviews (and buying dress shirts that fit and remembering how to tie a necktie). My blog posts may be a little irregular for the week to come as well, because I have more on the horizon. Got “homework” from an interview I had this morning and I have two more recruiters wanting to talk to me about open positions.

For right now, though, I am at the point of information overload. I am calling it a week and heading to Bardog for the afternoon.