Wednesday update

Number One Beale is one of those projects that in recent years, I’ve simply refused to post news about, because plans always seem to get derailed on that project. However, this time they seem to be on track. They’re now reconfigured for a mid-rise project that will have 227 apartments, and they have Hyatt signed on board for the same number of hotel rooms. They also plan to have a riverfront restaurant by Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman. The former Ellis Machine Shop buildings, previously scheduled for demolition, will be retained as office and conference space.

During the A.C. Wharton administration, I complained on this blog numerous times about the awful conditions at Memphis Animal Services, conditions which went largely unaddressed for years because Wharton insisted on having unqualified cronies in the top position there. However, under the direction of Alexis Pugh, the live release rate has improved from the 50% range to about 90%. MAS was recently recognized at the Best Friends Animal Conference for its success and received a $1000 grant. Congratulations and thank you to everyone at MAS.

The Dirty Crow Inn’s special this week is a bacon cheeseburger on a Gibson’s maple bacon donut.

Wiseacre’s taproom will be closed this afternoon for a private event. It will open to the public at 6 PM.

Sunday, November 11 from 9 PM to 2 AM, DJ Pauly D will perform at the New Daisy. Pauly D has parlayed his Jersey Shore gig into quite the successful DJ career, and Daisyland is bringing him to Memphis. DudeCalledRob, DJ Ben Murray, Paul Grass, and Mylon Webb will perform as well.

Uh oh… four flavors of Goldfish crackers have been recalled. Could be contaminated with salmonella. The crackers are a popular snack among some of my friends here.

That’ll do it for now. Back tomorrow with more news.