Making South Main Great Again

What a fabulous day yesterday! After a lead-off at the Farmers Market, Bardog and Blind Bear, I headed south to Max’s Sports Bar to find out who Arkansas’ opponent would be in the College World Series national championship. I watched the game on the big deck out back.

The misters on the back patio work really well! Perjorie T. Roll was getting a bit moist. I was hoping for an all-SEC final but Oregon State defeated Mississippi State to advance to the final two.

Afterward I went over to Earnestine & Hazel’s for my friend JBell’s birthday party. Probably the first time since about 2007 I have sat at Nate’s bar both Friday and Saturday night of a weekend. It won’t be 11 years before that happens again! It won’t even be 11 weeks! I am undertaking a new Make South Main Great Again initiative and I plan to spend a lot of time in that part of town this summer. It’s time for the truth to be unleashed.

Let’s get on to the news… There is a bowl class hosted by Erica Bodine Pottery this afternoon at 1 at Ghost River. Make your bowl this Sunday, glaze your bowl next Sunday, pick up your bowl the Sunday after that. $35 includes all supplies.

The Rusty Pieces play Belle Tavern tonight at 6:30.

Today at 4, there will be a free musical celebration called One Memphis in Handy Park. This event will bring people of different religions and cultures together. It is family friendly and concessions will be available.

Random thing I learned yesterday: There’s now a Dolly Parton license plate in Tennessee.

Allison Krauss plays the Mud Island Amphitheater Sunday, July 14.

The Memphis Flyer is bringing back Burger Week July 17. Get a great burger for only $5.99 that week at restaurants including

Arnold’s BBQ & Grill-Memphis TN
Bardog Tavern
Carolina Watershed
Farm Burger Memphis
Flying Saucer Memphis
The Green Beetle – Oldest Tavern in Memphis
The Guest House at Graceland
The Grove Grill
Memphis MoJo Cafe
RAWK’n Grub
Sammy Hagar’s Beach Bar and Grill
The Slider Inn
Tin Roof Memphis
Tops Bar-B-Q
UBEE’S Memphis
Wimpy’s Burgers and Fries

The Silly Goose is having Sunday Fun Day with DJs Tree and Mylon Webb today from 4 to 8 PM.

D-RANKS with B-RAD at Pontotoc Lounge is first on the list this morning. Pontotoc is not part of the Make South Main Great Again initiative because Pontotoc is already great. The truth is already known there.

Probably back tomorrow with more news. There’s always a chance I’ll take Monday off but Tuesday at the latest I’ll be back.