Thursday update

Yesterday I mentioned that a walk in the hot sun to Max’s Sports Bar was unavoidable yesterday. It was the photo shoot for the 2018 group photo. These days Max has so many regulars that they can’t all fit in the main bar area at once, so we did it outside in the courtyard. The photo was shot by Real 2 Reel. If you have professional photography needs and want to support a great Downtown business, check them out.

I had to head back north immediately after the photo to make it to Blind Bear trivia at 7:30. We didn’t win, but I learned something interesting: From 1912 to 1948, there were Olympic competitions in the arts. Specifically, medals were handed out for painting, sculpture, music, and architecture.

As I walked back north, I noticed that Earnestine & Hazel’s was closed once again. Such a shame to let that legendary dive bar die. I sure hope the closure is temporary.

The Downtown Getdown happens tonight in Barboro Alley 5 to 9 PM. DJ Superman and DJ Capital will perform and there will be free Amurica photos. Bring money for food and drinks from MemPops, Belle Tavern, Aldo’s Pizza Pies, and Local Gastropub.

In honor of National Pepperoni Pizza Day, Aldo’s has $2 pepperoni slices today. They also have 25% off pepperoni pies today for dine-in, take-out, and delivery.

The Memphis Flyer has details on Sage, the new restaurant soon to open in the former Oshi space. It will be a soul food fusion restaurant. The chef plans on changing up the menu, starting with Asian soul food, and then venturing into Sudanese- and Syrian-Soul fusion.

Ghost River is having its Oktoberfest celebration this Saturday, all day long (noon to 11 PM). Oktoberfest will be on tap, of course, and making its return will be P.S. I Love U, an Imperial Brown Ale at 9.8% ABV. There will be live music and games, the Gourmade food truck will be on site, and they’ll have Small Shop featuring Mama Jody’s famous Bloody Mary Mix noon to 4.

There will be a Putt-Putt Pub Crawl presented by Young Professionals for the American Cancer Society next Saturday, September 29, from 1 to 5 PM.. The crawl will start at the Flying Saucer, with stops at Kooky Canuck, Local Gastropub, Huey’s, and more. There will be prized for best dressed, best scores, etc.

Very, very, very disappointed in my senator for this quote:

The horror of being accused of something like this? What about the horror of being a victim of a sexual assault? I saw this on a FiveThirtyEight analysis of how the Kavanaugh investigation will affect the midterms, and one of the analysts made a very good point. Republican senators are mostly male and run in very male circles. Therefore, they are more likely to see being accused of an assault as an immediate problem than they are to see being the victim of an assault. If Kavanaugh and his accuser testify Monday, you can bet that some of the senators will treat Kavanaugh as though he is the victim. The attitudes these clowns have are just sickening.

All right, that’s it for now. I will try to post tomorrow but can’t promise one. I am meeting friends at Felicia Suzanne’s for Friday lunch so I will not have as much free time at home as usual.