Friday update

Got some interesting beer news to lead off this post. City Market posted a photo of tap handles yesterday and said they now have a selection of local beers on draft for $4. I commented, “Is that the Downtown location?” and they replied, “Yes sir!” So now you can get a pint with your sandwich or salad or hot lunch from their deli. Pretty cool!

LYFE Kitchen posted that they have permanently shut down their operation in the Chisca as of yesterday. I have heard for a while they have been looking to get out of their lease. I wonder if this means a new tenant for the space has been found.

Pontotoc Lounge is discontinuing lunch as of next week. However, they will have brunch Friday-Sunday.

On the other hand, Blind Bear is seriously considering bringing back weekday lunch in October. Jeannette was polling the regulars about it last night.

RedRover Sales & Marketing posted several open positions yesterday – marketing analyst, senior account manager (marketing), and business development coordinator/proposal writer (part-time). Insider tip: If you own a dog, it is entirely appropriate to include a photo with your application.

In other job news, Libertas is hiring an after-school program assistant.

YOGA! The Memphis Yoga Festival is tomorrow, all day long at Rhodes College. Partake in your choice of over 30 yoga classes, plus there are kids’ activities, food trucks, a tea garden, vendors, walking meditation, and more. Hmmm… it’s possible one of my favorite bartenders will meet the woman who stood me up on Valentine’s Day 2015 at this event.

@JasonSmith929 tweeted yesterday that a source confirmed that it is 100% that Justin Timberlake will be at Memphis Madness on October 4. Held at FedExForum, Madness is an open practice and pep rally for the Tigers basketball teams. It was revived by men’s coach Penny Hardaway this year and is expected to be a major recruiting tool.

Flocktoberfest returns to Bass Pro at the Pyramid October 5-14. Chris Janson concert, Super Retriever series, World Championship Moon Pie Eating Contest, Shoot Like a Girl demo, kids’ activities, duck calling contests, free pro seminars, Duck Commander, 10-day sale. It’s The Ten Days of Christmas for rednecks!

For those of you who love the Majestic Grille:

The Majestic recently took all of its employees on a fun Memphis orientation excursion. What they learned there will allow them to do more than just serve food and drinks – they can be ambassadors for the city and tell guests about all that Memphis has to offer. Typical of Majestic to go the extra mile for a great customer experience.

Want to give feedback on the parking situation Downtown? There’s a survey where you can do that.

Roadie, a new on-the-way delivery service, is coming to Memphis. Need something delivered to another part of town, anything from furniture to food? Use the app to find a driver headed in that direction.

The Daily Memphian has an article about Spincult, the new cycling studio in The Edge.

Hear Sande Lollis, Kris Acklen, Stephen Chopek, Shannon LaBrie, and Emily Otteson tonight at Songwriter Night at South Main Sounds at 7 PM.

The Soul Concert Series returns to the National Civil Rights Museum tonight at 6.

The Memphis Auto Show is at the Cook Convention Center this weekend.

Fall into Fall is the theme at the Memphis Farmers Market this Saturday. Autumnal vegetables are in stock, although I don’t know if you can get a nice autumnal mead there (Dilly Dilly). Opera Memphis will be there with 30 Days of Opera. There will be live local music and a kids’ crafts corral. The Market runs every Saturday through the end of October under the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson from 8 AM to 1 PM.

Cheers to two good friends for asking the right questions and listening and understanding at the Silly Goose bar yesterday. You sought the understanding of me that no one in South Main has bothered to do in the past 3 years. It really does mean a lot to me.

It’s about time to head to 25 cent martini lunch at Felicia’s with my friends Stacey and the recently-returned Nappin’ Ass Nate. Back tomorrow with more news.