Tuesday update

Yesterday at work, I was sitting there indexing documents when a notification came across my phone. It was not good news.

“South Main Association has changed the location of National Night Out.”

National Night Out, set to happen this evening from 6 to 8, is a chance for citizens to come together with police officers, share a meal with them, thank them for their service, and learn about community-police partnerships. It was scheduled to be in the bar & grill area of the new Malco Powerhouse movie theater on G.E. Patterson. However, something that couldn’t be helped came up, I guess, and the event had to be moved to the Memphis Farmers Market pavilion.


Today’s forecast, courtesy of MemphisWeather.net: “Mostly sunny with record heat; heat index near 100. High 97.”

97. In OCTOBER. As far as I am aware, the all-time record high in Memphis for the month of October is 95.

Apologies to any police officers reading this, but I won’t be at National Night Out tonight. I just can’t handle two hours of 97, even under a shaded pavilion, even if I get a two-piece of Jack Pirtle’s chicken. See ya next year.

The South Main Association has announced its October meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, October 8 at BarWare, the new bar in the 266 Front building. The bar’s cocktail menu ingredients contain juices from the juice bar next door, and owner Libby Ware Wunderlich will serve as this month’s speaker. Free for members, $10 for non-members. Social at 6 PM, presentation to begin at 6:30.

Pizza party!

I was in there yesterday and tried yet another one of their pizzas, the Capone.

Sausage, bell peppers, garlic, Oregano, chili flakes, ricotta, olives, Parmesan, and marinara top this pizza. I love olives and am glad to see a Silly Goose pizza that uses them as a topping. This pizza is $13 on the regular menu, but because I ordered it during pizza happy hour (2-5 PM; drink happy hour is 2-8 PM) I got it for half off, or $6.50. Better still, I only managed to eat half of it, and boxed up the other half and took it home. So I got two delicious meals for $3.25 apiece. Can’t beat that value!

The Goose now has dipping sauces for that wood-fired crust. For $1 extra you get your choice of marinara, ranch, or sexy butter.

Forbes has a list of great places to eat if you’re visiting Memphis. Puck Food Hall at 409 S. Main got mentioned, particularly restaurants Radical and Pasta 409. Another Downtown venue, Trolley Stop Market, made the list as well with its farm-to-fork concept. Although not Downtown, Global Cafe in Crosstown Concourse is a quick Lyft ride or bike ride away and is worth the trip.

The Daily Memphian’s Wayne Risher has an article about Bluff City Law bringing tourism dollars to Memphis. People will want to come see the city they’ve been seeing on TV.

Monster Market, a pop-up shop featuring weird art, apparel, jewelry, housewares, and novelty items, opens today and will remain open until Halloween. Hours are noon to 8 Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 Sunday, and closed Mondays except for the Monday before Halloween. The location is listed as “on South Main between the Arcade and Ghost River.” Well, those two businesses are SIX BLOCKS apart; can you be more specific? Okay, there it is in the listing, 618 S. Main. Earnestine & Hazel’s is 529, so about two blocks south of G.E. Patterson I would guess.

Tacos-N-Tunes is back at Tin Roof tonight, this week featuring Fingertrick Trio. $1 chips and salsa, $1 off tacos, $5 margaritas, $3 Mexi-beer.

Let’s have a look at events happening at FedExForum this month, other than basketball games:

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