Friday update

JOBS! If you’re looking for a job in the food service industry in the South Main district, I’ve got news for you. First of all, Rizzo’s by Michael Patrick is looking for a sous chef. This is an opportunity to learn from one of the very best in Memphis. Chef Michael is looking for someone who is comfortable placing orders and giving directions. The sous chef must be creative and have at least 5 years experience. If that sounds like you, inquire at the restaurant (South Main at Butler across from the fire station) between 10 AM and 3 PM.

In addition, the Enjoy|AM restaurant group (Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, Hog and Hominy, Catherine & Mary’s, Gray Canary) is hiring for its new restaurant, Bishop, to open in Central Station Hotel. They are hiring everything from host/hostess to sous chef to assistant GM, and AM and PM positions are available. If you are interested, bring a resume to Central Station Hotel, 545 S. Main, between 10 AM and 4 PM and they’ll have you fill out an application.

A festival called Audacity Fest is coming to Beale Street Landing today through Sunday. From the festival website:

AUDACITY Fest is the gathering of like minds in travel and culture. This festival is the safe space for black and brown travelers from around the world, to build ideas, meet travel influencers, and experience parts of the world through on site activations. The day includes panels, one-on-one fireside chats, international music & DJs, celebrity appearances, food, vendors, and community love.

The festival has six focus areas: Culinary, Self-Care, Immersive, Adventure, Budget, and Luxury. Together these are called the six verticals of travel.

Nice win for the Memphis Tigers over Navy last night. They proved they won’t give up after being down 20-7 at one point. The Tigers go on the road for two weeks, playing Louisiana-Monroe a week from tomorrow and Temple the Saturday after that.

Revised plans for Union Row have been released. This massive project will bring two hotels, 700+ apartments, retail space, office space and parking to the area bordered by Fourth, Danny Thomas, Union, and Gayoso.

Look for wandering performances by 30 Days of Opera at South Main Trolley Night tonight.

The Electric Watershed electronic dance music event returns to Carolina Watershed this evening. At least 6 DJs will spin.

Southwest Airlines will add daily nonstop flights from Memphis to Atlanta beginning March 7. It will be nice to be able to fly to Atlanta on an airline that doesn’t suck. (Looking at you, Delta.)

The Halloran Centre will host A Magical Life: An Evening with Larry Hass this evening at 7:30. Hass’ show will run the spectrum of magic, with everything from storytelling to mind reading to grand illusion. Hass holds a Ph.D., has been seen on the Discovery Channel, and has given a TEDx talk on “What is the art of magic?”

Tomorrow is Memphis Pride Fest in Robert Church Park, Beale just east of Fourth, 10 AM to 5 PM. At 1 PM there will be a Pride Parade down Beale Street. Learn more at

FreeWorld will perform at Momma’s Roadhouse (formerly the Dirty Crow Inn) tonight 9-12.

Yesterday the manager gave me a sample of the Hot Siedies, one of the non-pizza items coming out of the wood-fired pizza oven at the Silly Goose.

Here’s a list of ingredients: (TL:DR: Cheese wrapped in meat)

Calabrese wrapped mozzarella, balsamic reduction, hot honey and basil. You get 5 of these on a plate for $8.

More Goose news!

With the new pizza oven installed and the menu figured out, they are opening for lunch Wednesdays through Sundays starting next Wednesday. They have two outstanding and creative pizza chefs in the kitchen, and it seems like every time I go in there they are trying out some new idea. (Which is good because I often get samples… too bad the Nuh-Uh Girl is out of town.) I haven’t officially confirmed this, but I’ve heard talk of a possible lunch discount for those with AutoZone uniforms or badges or ServiceMaster badges.

Can someone recommend some good comedians whose shows are on YouTube? Since the Tennessee Vols have a bye week, I’m going to need something to laugh at tomorrow. This week three more players left the hapless Vols, realizing they will never get to a bowl game or learn anything about football at that school.

Well… different Tennessee team, but still damn funny.

Time for work. Back tomorrow with more news.