Thursday update

I’m going to have something really valuable for my readers in a few days. This week I’ve been doing some consulting work for a local church, building a list of resources to aid the homeless. It’s very comprehensive and goes beyond just food and housing, covering things like where they can do laundry, where they can use the Internet, and where they can get clothes to wear to a job interview. I’ve asked for, and received, permission from the church to share this document with my readers. As soon as I put the finishing touches on it, I’ll have it online.

I had so much fun compiling that list. I wish I could make a full-time living picking up writing gigs. Do any of my readers do that? I’d love to get some advice on how to break into that field.

3rd and Court, the new restaurant being opened by Ryan Trimm in Hotel Indigo at B.B. King Blvd. and Court, is now hiring servers and bartenders.

The Brass Door will pay tribute to the Kentucky Derby by putting a Kentucky Hot Brown on the menu tomorrow and Saturday. Y’all. If you have never had this dish, you simply MUST. It’s an open-faced turkey sandwich, with bacon, tomato, and a cheese sauce, served piping hot. It was created by the Brown Hotel in Louisville in 1926. When I was a traveling corporate trainer, I made several trips to Kentucky where I had Hot Browns. Absolutely delicious.

For those of you going to Music Fest this weekend, don’t forget that there’s an official Beale Street Music Fest app you can download to help plan your time at the festival.

For those of you wondering about the weather for Music Fest, has a blog post about it. Wet pattern through Saturday… it figures. This happens every year. Of course, I’m not going to Music Fest, but this will guarantee a muddy park when we load in for BBQ Fest next weekend.

Motel Mirrors will headline tonight’s Peabody rooftop party, along with a special performance by four-piece New Zealand band Drax Project. $15 to get in, $30 VIP. Admission includes a buffet of chicken taquitos with tortilla chips and dip. If you’re in VIP you get a beef and chicken taco bar, chicken enchilada dip, and cinnamon churros.

Swanky’s Taco Shop opened yesterday in the Chisca at Main and MLK. It’s in the former LYFE Kitchen space.

Here’s something fun to do with your kids: Sign up for a Family Metalsmithing class this Sunday at the Metal Museum.

As your #1 source of news and information about The Edge District, it’s my pleasure to inform you that RECESS, an outdoor art experience, will take place in The Edge this Sunday. The exhibit will be in various locations around Monroe Avenue, Floyd Alley, and Danny Thomas Blvd. All participating artists; Krista Lebovitz, Kymi Warren, Quian Xu, Sara Lynn Abbott, Annie Grace Netterville, Ben Aquila, and Jack Kanterman are current Rhodes College art students. The event is organized by Wonder/Cowork/Create.

Wonder/Cowork/Create people – change your street address on Facebook! It has been wrong for some time now. It shows up as 3408 Monroe. That would be almost all the way to Highland!

It’ll be time for drunk haikus at Loflin Yard next Thursday, May 9. Awards for top three haikus.

If you were intrigued by my recap of the lunch & learn tour of the Cossitt Library this past Tuesday, you have a chance to take a tour yourself. The next lunch & learn is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 12:00 to 12:45 PM.

Pilates in the Park, a free Pilates class with Envision Memphis instructor Cora Pitt, will take place in Memphis Park, 51 N. Front St., on Wednesday, May 8 at 6 PM.

Brian Sabel will perform at brunch at Sunrise Memphis this Sunday from 10 AM to 1 PM.

The Arcade Restaurant has expanded, pushing its total number of seats from 123 to 208. Additional bathrooms have been added, as has a state-of-the-art sound system.

Guacamole cheese is a thing now and it’s made with real avocados. You can get it at Fresh Market.

That’s it for now. Back tomorrow with more news.