Spring is a time of birth and rebirth, and that will definitely be the case this Saturday, April 6.
Saturday will the birth of Championship Wrestling, broadcast on channel 30 locally here in Memphis, sponsored by Pro Shingle and hosted by Dustin and Maria Starr. The new wrestling promotion is affiliated with a promotion in Hollywood and is a member of the National Wrestling Alliance. Watch the new show every Saturday at noon.
Saturday will also be the rebirth of the Memphis Farmers Market, which will happen every Saturday from 8 AM to 1 PM under the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson. Longtime readers know I am a big fan of the Market, which in addition to offering fresh produce is a gathering spot to mingle with your neighbors. Live music, food trucks, and a program of fun and educational events each week. They have dog-sitters too.
— MemphisFarmersMarket (@MemFarmersMkt) April 2, 2019
I will have details on this week’s opening Market in a few days. I PLAN ON BEING THERE this Saturday around 10:30, with visits to Max’s Sports Bar, Earnestine & Hazel’s, and Loflin Yard in the hours to follow.
It’s not too late to apply to be a vendor at Memphis Farmers Market, or to sign up to be a volunteer. Volunteering there is a fulfilling experience, with one of my BBQ teammates enjoying it so much that he rose to the position of board president a few years ago.
One day you will want to put on your calendar is Saturday, April 27. That day there will be a crawfish boil at the Market from 10 AM to 1 PM.
The Silly Goose has their spring cocktail menu up:
Penicillin and Peter Rabbit’s Revenge are the holdovers from the winter menu, with seven new cocktails added. The Non Compos Menace, with bacon as an ingredient, sounds like a drink I will have to try soon.
If you’re a fan of Cuban sandwiches, this is a good month for you to stop by Bluff City Coffee.
April’s Sandwich of the Month is the Cuban! Ham, Swiss, Dijon, Pickles, and roasted Cuban pork melted together on our house-made hoagie rolls. It’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and totally delicious. Pick one up from either location today! pic.twitter.com/NxCCbsOOaG
— Bluff City Coffee (@BluffCityCoffee) April 1, 2019
It just doesn’t get much more Memphis than this: Manhunt Monday is a thing on a local TV station’s website now.
The Grizzlies’ chances to CONVEY THAT PICK got slimmer yesterday, as the team announced that Jonas Valanciunas will be out the remainder of the season with a grade 2 ankle sprain.
More Grizzlies news:
Sources: Memphis Grizzlies assistant Jerry Stackhouse is in contract negotiations to become the next head coach at Vanderbilt. Emerged as a primary candidate in the last 24 hours. Nothing final yet, but the two sides are headed towards a marriage.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 1, 2019
Sunrise Memphis, the breakfast/lunch spot on Jefferson, is hiring for all positions. Apply in person.
The monthly Downtown Neighborhood Association meeting has been set for Tuesday, April 23 at Comeback Coffee, 358 N. Main. The presentation this month will be a panel discussion entitled, “How to Effect Change in Your Neighborhood.”
From time to time Amazon sends me promotional emails trying to sell me junk I don’t want. I usually delete them. Yesterday, however, they sent a promo for an item I’m seriously considering ordering: habanero ghost pepper Monterey jack cheese. Yummmmm!
A permit application has been filed for the new 9-story hotel that will be part of One Beale. After all the false starts, I won’t believe One Beale is going to happen until I see concrete poured, but this is at least a step in a positive direction.
The Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman has a list of the best landing spot for the likely number-one pick in the NBA draft, Zion Williamson. I like his thinking.
That’s it for now. Back tomorrow.