Thursday update

Before the Cardinals-Braves NLDS finale yesterday afternoon, analysts were on TV discussing the betting lines. I wonder what the odds were on “The Braves will walk in more runs than they will score”?

Tin Roof on Beale Street has a job opening for a production sound mixer. This person will set up and reset the stage, including for touring bands. 3 or more years of experience and you need to be current on trends in production and sound equipment. If interested email

The Mersey Beatles, the Beatles cover band from Liverpool, perform tonight at the Halloran Centre.

There’s a new Facebook group called Dogs of Majestic where you can post pics of your pups enjoying the patio of the Majestic Grille.

As your #1 source of news and information about The Edge District, it’s my pleasure to inform you that Jamaican restaurant Evelyn & Olive (630 Madison) now has Sunday brunch and dinner. Brunch is from 12 to 2 and dinner 2 to 8. There are unlimited mimosas (I wonder if that’s just for brunch) and dishes will include cornmeal porridge, oatmeal porridge, ackee & saltfish, fried dumplings, shrimp & grits, and chicken and waffles.

A medical clinic is seeking a grant to open a Downtown location at 119 S. Main. Florida-based We Care will begin construction next month in a vacant 6700 SF bay if the grant is approved.

KIX on Beale returns to Handy Park tonight at 7:30 with a free show featuring Rodney Atkins and Caylee Hammack.

There will be a free screening of the movie Moonlight tonight at Fourth Bluff, 51 N. Riverside Drive, at 7 PM. Get there early for a DJ set by Kid Maestro.

Memphis 901 FC will Pink Out the Pitch for Saturday, October 19’s game. Game time is 7:00 but gates open at 5:30, and you will want to be there early because the first 5000 fans will receive a pink T-shirt with the 901 FC crest on it, courtesy of Baptist Cancer Center. In addition, the team will be wearing special pink jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game. Tickets and more info

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

Wednesday update

Good eats, good vibes, and a good cause are coming to South Main… Farm Fest tickets are now on sale. This event, the largest annual fundraiser for the Memphis Farmers Market, will be held at Puck Food Hall (409 S. Main) Sunday, November 3 from 5 to 8 PM. There is always plenty of good food from local area restaurants, many of whom buy from Memphis Farmers Market vendors. This year the food is being coordinated by Felicia of Felicia Suzanne Restaurant. Shufflegrit will provide the live music. By attending this festival, you are showing your commitment to shopping local farmers and vendors. Tickets are $50. Kids’ tickets (7-13) are $30 and can be purchased at the door or at the Farmers Market and kids 6 and under are free.

Deal Cancer Out, hosted by Call-to-Duty, returns for its 7th year Sunday, November 30 at 2 PM at Central BBQ Downtown. Join in the fight against prostate cancer while playing a Texas Hold’em tournament. The event will be run by River Rat Rounders to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Your buy-in is $50 and includes a BBQ buffet. Winner will score a 3-day trip to Las Vegas including airfare and hotel. Runners-up will receive prize packages from local restaurants and bars ranging in value from $400 down to $100.

Tonight is John Lennon Glass Night at the Flying Saucer at 7 PM. This is one of the glasses that usually sells out quickly, so I’ll repeat my usual advice. Get there a little before 7 and tell your bartender or server that you want to purchase a glass as soon as they go on sale.

There was a report on The Dirty Crow Inn’s Facebook page this week that the 5-star dive bar would be moving to a building at 612 N. Fifth in Uptown. That would place it at Fifth and Saffrans, about 4 blocks north of A.W. Willis Avenue, very well in keeping with the idea that it’s a dive bar on the very outskirts of Downtown. However, a comment by the owner of the building indicates that the Crow will not be moving into that location. The building owner says the Crow would not work there because of residential restrictions, and the property is set to become a commercial kitchen and AirBNB. So the Crow’s search for a new location continues, it appears…

Can I make a suggestion here? I’m assuming the people who run Dirty Crow want to keep much of the same feel as it had in the Crump-Kentucky intersection – not too big, and Downtown but on the very outskirts of the area. Seems like the old Kudzu’s building out on Monroe in The Edge District would be a perfect fit. It’s within a block or two of what I would call “not downtown” and as soon as the apartments in the former Wonder Bread building get open, you’ve got a built-in clientele within walking distance. I remember hearing there are developers who already have the former Kudzu’s in their plans, but why not move those plans up if you can get a bar and restaurant concept in there that already has a proven record of success?

Meanwhile, the Daily Memphian’s weekly New Eats column takes a look at the food at Momma’s Roadhouse, which took over the Crump-Kentucky location.

Loflin Yard will show the Memphis vs. Temple game on the big screen this Saturday at noon.

During the Mud Island River Park offseason, Memphis River Parks Partnership plans to contemplate the future of the park’s Gulf of Mexico replica, which proved more popular than expected this past summer.

Off to work. Later in the day I will head over to the Silly Goose to watch Game 5 of the Cardinals and the Braves in the NLDS. Sure is nice to be able to watch baseball at the Goose during happy hour. Go Cards! Back tomorrow with more news.


Tuesday update

Wow, weird dream last night. I dreamed that I walked into a group of people, and they seemed nice and I started hanging out with them – until I realized they were a cult and were trying to indoctrinate me. I had to run for the hills – literally, in my dream there were steep hills – to get away. At the top of a hill I saw a highway overpass and knew if I could make it there, I’d be OK. I woke up before I got there though.

The Grizzlies are back at home at FedExForum tonight, hosting the New Zealand Sky Sport Breakers at 7. This game will be interesting because R. J. Hampton, a top prospect from the high school graduating class of 2019, chose to play overseas professionally rather than go to college and be a one-and-done, and he is playing for New Zealand.

There will be a so-called secret show of comedy downstairs at the Downtown Local Gastropub tomorrow night at 8. It’s hosted by the Comma Comedians, who have done a lot of shows out at the Memphis Made taproom in the past.

As your #1 source of news and information about The Edge District, it’s my pleasure to tell you that BOXLOT, the group of shops in the space next to the former Kudzu’s, will be celebrating National Sneaker Day tomorrow, October 9, from 4 to 8. Shops Majik & Co. and Kickspins will have fresh new sneakers for sale. You’ll be able to chat with other sneaker-heads and shoot some hopes. Featured at this event: DJ A.O., Joseph Boyd, Sneakfest, Rough Feathers Apparel, HEROS Footwear, Basketball Freeplay, El Mero & Cousins Maine Lobster Food Trucks, and a Fresh Kicks Contest.

Bass Pro is having a cornhole competition as part of its Flocktoberfest fall celebration this Saturday 9 AM to noon. First place team gets $500 cash and each member gets a night’s stay at Big Cypress Lodge. There are $200 and $100 Bass Pro gift cards for the second and third place teams.

Memphis Made will host a dog parade and costume contest on Halloween at 6 PM. It will be followed by Trick or Trivia and there will be candy and beer for the humans.

Another dog event: Harbor Town Dog Day will happen Sunday, November 10. Doggy Palooza, live music, games, vendors, food, beverages. Proceeds raised will benefit the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County.

Daily Memphian New Eats column: Let It Fly. Normally I wouldn’t care about mentioning a sports bar in Germantown, but Mike Miller owns it. The Tigers assistant coach is passionate about the restaurant and is active in its management and direction.

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

Monday update

Crosstoberfest comes to Crosstown Brewing Co. this Saturday. There will be German food, the best collection of German beers they could get their hands on, a bratwurst eating competition, live German music, a DJ, kids’ activities, vendors and more. Beer by

Crosstown Brewing
Sierra Nevada

Food by

Flying Saucer
Next Door
New Wing Order Food Truck
Central BBQ

Sounds like quite the shindig. Come on out and celebrate the season!

Reharvest Memphis, hosted by Edible Memphis, will happen at River Garden park on Riverside Drive Sunday, October 20. This will be a tasting of foods from local farms and Kroger that otherwise would have been headed to the dumpster, prepared by some of the city’s best chefs. Admission is free and there will be live music. “Waste not, want not” is the theme.

On Facebook yesterday, Edible Memphis introduced one of the Memphis Farmers Market’s newest vendors, the Black Sheep Bottling Company. They focus on hand-crafted smoked hot sauces made in small batches. Catch them at the Market through the end of this month.

The Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum out in Victorian Village will present The Magic Basement on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at 7 PM. This will be magic performed in a “close up” setting, in which the audience is only a couple of feet from the artist. Magic tricks from the 1860s through the 1950s will be performed, and it’s possible there will be a visit from the house’s resident ghost. Tickets are $40.

Congratulations to the Memphis Tigers, who entered the AP poll at number 23 this week. The November 2 home game against SMU may well determine which Group of 5 team makes it to a Big Six bowl game this year.

Out of time, going to have to save the rest of the news until tomorrow.


Sunday update

Sunday has become known on this blog as the day I trash-talk the University of Tennessee men’s Division I Lady Vols powder puff football team. Today, however, I am taking a day off from that venture. I have bigger fish to fry. Specifically, the Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball program.

You may have heard that Kansas is under investigation. A year ago, a former Adidas consultant testified that he helped pay off recruits in exchange for directing them to enroll at Kansas. He claims Kansas coach Bill Self and his assistants didn’t know, but it’s looking more and more like he committed perjury. Self’s job could be on the line here.

So, you know how Penny held Memphis Madness a few days ago, bringing in nationally known rappers to impress recruits? Well, Kansas did kind of the same thing, bringing in the biggest Dogg of them all – Snoop Dogg. Snoop put on a killer performance, complete with stripper poles, SHOWERING FAKE DOLLAR BILLS over the heads of prospective recruits. Does anyone see a problem here?

A lot of people were disappointed when chili was taken off Bardog Tavern’s menu for the warm summer. Well, now that we’re in a month where the maximum temperature is no higher than 98, chili has returned to the menu. Bardog has some of the best chili in town and they can use it to top a hot dog too.

The Flyer has Mac Edwards’ side of the story about his recent removal as Caritas Village executive director. The former owner of McEwen’s was let go by the nonprofit’s board of directors. I don’t know Mac real well but I’ve always respected him, and even more so after reading this article.

District 7, which includes parts of Downtown, is headed to a runoff for its City Council seat. Get to know Michalyn Easter-Thomas, a Shelby County Schools teacher and founder of nonprofit Our Grass, Our Roots. Berlin Boyd has occupied that seat long enough and it’s time for some new blood.

Dear Evan Hansen, the 2017 Tony award winner for Best Musical, has a run at the Orpheum Tuesday through next Sunday.

There’s a Monsters Inc. party at Primas Bakery + Boutique at 523 S. Main today at 1:30. Petit Fours, cookies, donuts, macarons, coffee, tea, punch, and they will show the movie.

Hoops and Hops happens at 11 in Madison Avenue Park next to the First Tennessee building. Take a hula hoop fitness class with Heidi, then walk across Madison to the Brass Door for a pint of hops.

That’s it for now. Stayed out past midnight for the first time in a while last night and I’m definitely feeling it this morning. Back tomorrow with more news.


Saturday update

I got a couple of unexpected treats yesterday on what I thought would be an uneventful trip to South Main. About 4:30 I walked down to Max’s Sports Bar, and discovered the Cardinals playoff game on!

For those of you who don’t know this about me, I grew up watching the Arkansas Travelers, the Double-A farm team of the Cardinals at that time. I had season tickets and got to see many of the stars of the 1980s before they became stars. Although I’m not huge into baseball these days, I can get into the Cardinals when they make the playoffs.

Unfortunately things did not go my way, and the way of most of the other fans in the bar, yesterday, as the Atlanta Braves won to even the best-of-5 series at 1 apiece. The good news, though, is that the series now moves to St. Louis, and since they stole a game on the road, all they have to do is defend home to move on to the NLCS.

Second unexpected surprise: Look what’s back open!

The repairs are done at Earnestine & Hazel’s, which has operated out of the back room (5 Spot) since July. It looks largely the same, just a little bit cleaner. Interestingly, they moved the pool table to the front of the room. I guess that’s so people will see it as they walk by when the door is open. I can’t think of another place in South Main with a pool table so that’s not a bad idea. On the other hand, putting the table there leaves little room for a band. In any event, it’s good to have the legendary dive bar back open.

Ooh! River Time Market & Deli is open! BRB, going to get breakfast…

… back. This is the Deli Turkey Gobbler.

Turkey, Swiss, and roasted red peppers on a hot buttered biscuit. Delicious and they weren’t shy about loading it up with turkey. I think the next time I get this breakfast sandwich, I may experiment a bit and try pepper jack instead of Swiss. The market & deli is on the south side of Court Square, next to Blue Plate Cafe, and is open 8 AM to 6 PM (breakfast until 10:30 AM).

There will be a Victorian Village Home Tour Sunday, October 20 from 1 to 5 PM. Participants will get to stroll along Adams Avenue and get a look inside the historic mansions of the 1800s. Participants will also get to learn about new projects and renovations in the neighborhood. Tours will be docent-led and will provide a unique insight into Memphis history. Tickets are $20-30 and funds will go to the VIctorian Village Community Development Corporation.

The Grizzlies open the preseason with a game against Maccabi Haifa at FedExForum tomorrow at 2. As of Saturday morning there are still tickets available for as little as $5.

From WREG: Florida man arrested for cutting brake lines on dozens of electric scooters

As your #1 source of news and information about The Edge District, it is my pleasure to tell you about a combination Dia de los Muertos and Halloween party at Venezuelan restaurant Sabor Caribe, 662 Madison, on Saturday, November 2 starting at 9 PM. The Facebook event description is in Spanish. Google Translate to the rescue:

Next Saturday, November 2, we will be celebrating our customary Halloween party in Sabor Caribe!
We wait for you from 9pm to enjoy good music, good food and drinks in the best Venezuelan style.
Do not forget to bring your best costume, as we will be rewarding the best of the night.
Do not let them tell you … We are waiting for you!
-Saturday November 2
-Cover: $ 5
** 662 Madison Ave, Memphis TN 38103 **

The Memphis International Auto Show is happening at the Cook Convention Center this weekend. Those of you coming here from out of town to see the auto show, let me offer an insider tip: Take a short ride out to The Edge District and visit the Edge Motor Museum at 645 Marshall while you’re in town.

Cinnamon Maple is the house-made ice cream flavor of the month at Peabody Deli & Desserts for October.

People going to Wine on the River tonight are going to have gorgeous weather and perfect temperatures.

There’s a Creepville Market at Midtown Crossing today. Wonder if they sell Android phones so high middle-aged creeps can drunk text angry messages to female bartenders all hours of the night and then invite them to brunch two minutes later.

Let’s see what we’ve got on the slate for college football today… none of the early games really grab my attention, but at 2:30 on CBS we have #7 Florida vs. #10 Auburn in a game that has big time playoff implications. If the Gators lose this game, they’re probably out of the national championship conversation. If Auburn loses, they will have to win the Iron Bowl against Bama to remain relevant. I don’t really have a preference in this game, but I suppose I will be inclined to root for Florida to thank them for the ass whoopin’ they put on Tennessee two weeks ago.

At the same time on ABC, #11 Texas travels to good ole West Virginny in what some are describing as a trap game for the ‘horns. There’s a danger they could be looking ahead to Oklahoma next Saturday and not taking this week’s opponent seriously. I will be rooting for the boys in burnt orange in this one.

However, I will not be rooting for the girls in prison orange at 6 when they play on ESPN. Georgia is going to wipe up the football field with Tennessee. I’m gonna guess 41-10 Dawgs on this one. No, let’s make it 41-9 because the Vols are definitely incompetent enough to miss an extra point.

Dream scenario: Georgia fumbles, a Tennessee player recovers, runs the wrong way and scores an own goal.

It’s going to be a good Saturday. Over and out.


Friday update

Got a newsy post for you this morning, and we’ll start off with a couple of things happening in the Aldo Dean restaurant world. First of all, Memphis 901 FC plays an away game at Indy Eleven tomorrow night at 6, and Aldo’s Pizza Pies Downtown is hosting the official watch party. They’ll have $1 off individual pizza slices and also $1 off any of their 29 draft beers. Each time Memphis scores, they’ll have $3 Fireball and $5 Jameson shots.

Secondly, the new Downtown Slider Inn is close enough to being open that they are hiring. They’re looking for experienced front-of-house and back-of-house professionals who know how to deliver great customer service. Send a resume to if interested.

Thank goodness I did not wake up this morning to find that King Willie would once again be mayor of Memphis. Incumbent mayor Jim Strickland beat him by more than a 2-to-1 margin. It’s not surprising that in his concession speech, Herenton lied and said he’d never lost an election before. He’d be a good running mate for Donald Trump if for some reason Trump decides to ditch Pence next year.

As for Tami Sawyer, even though she got less than 10% of the vote, she built name recognition for 2023, when she will still be a young woman. I think a lot of Memphians would be open to her ideas. It’s just that, this is the first time in a while we’ve had an incumbent mayor who’s actually done a good job.

The Stolen Faces will celebrate the music of the Grateful Dead tonight at Loflin Yard from 7 to 10.

I’ve been hearing about some funny business at the parking garage next to the Flying Saucer. There’s a male attendant there (sorry I don’t have a better description than that) who has been saying stuff like

  • “See that spot over there? That’s my personal spot. I’ll let you park there for $10.”
  • “Parking is $5, but I also accept tips.”

Sounds like this fellow is trying to supplement his hourly wage that he earns from the company that manages the garage. If he tries something like that on you, back out and park elsewhere.

Following the smashing success of the first one Labor Day Weekend, The Ultimate Brunch Set returns to the Blind Bear Saturday, November 16.

There will be an artists’ and craftspeople’s market at the Halloran Centre today and tomorrow 10 to 6. They are in town for a Creative Works Conference and 36 of the attendees will be selling their products.

The ever-popular sushi class returns to Memphis Made Brewing Co. Sunday, October 13 3-5 PM. Sign up in advance if you want to go. These things often sell out.

Improv Underground returns to The Brass Door tonight for its fourth installment.

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

Thursday update

As your #1 source of news and information about The Edge District, I have some huge news to report this morning. Yesterday Memphis Made Brewing Co. made it official: They are opening a second brewery and taproom, and it will be in The Edge, located at the corner of Madison and Lauderdale. The Cooper-Young location will remain open and will shift its focus to brewing specialty beers. The new Memphis Made taproom will be almost 8000 SF and will have a patio overlooking The Ravine, the new park being constructed on the site of an old railroad spur between Union and Madison in The Edge.

Congratulations, Drew and Andy, and you can expect regular appearances from me in your taproom once you get it open. It’s high time I put down some roots in that neighborhood.

The Pinch-Pyramid pedestrian bridge over Front Street is back in the works, now being planned at a new location a half block south of the Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. This will allow visitors to access the Pyramid through its front door, rather than its little-known back door which was originally the plan. This could be an incentive for new restaurants and nightlife to open in The Pinch, and a boon for businesses already there such as Comeback Coffee, Westy’s, and Ferraro’s.

Memphis Madness is tonight at FedExForum. Open men’s and women’s basketball team practice with live music, spirit squads, Pouncer, and more. This will most likely sell out.

The Memphis Flyer has news about Momma’s Roadhouse, the new Aldo dive bar in the former Dirty Crow Inn spot at Crump and Kentucky. The bar will have a trucker theme and will be designed for truckers exiting off I-55, as well as industrial workers in the many businesses in the area just south of Downtown. Aldo bought the building back in March and agreed to continue to run it as The Dirty Crow Inn for six more months. Now the conversion is under way and Aldo is moving toward a burger-heavy menu that will probably see some tweaks. They’ll continue to have live music, including bluesman Eric Hughes Friday night and Jerry Patton Duo Saturday night, both starting at 9 PM. “Like” Momma’s Roadhouse on Facebook to keep up with the latest news at the bar.

Many people were disappointed Momma’s did not keep the Crow’s famous wings, considered by many to be the best in Memphis, on its menu. Well, there’s a reason for that. The people from the Dirty Crow made a post to Facebook yesterday with an explanation. When the deal went down, they lost the building, but retained the name The Dirty Crow Inn and all the recipes. They want everyone to know that they are NOT FINISHED and they have a new building in which The Dirty Crow Inn 2.0 will open around the first of the year. Those wings and that 5-star dive bar feel will be back, they want to assure everyone.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will speak at Rhodes College tonight at 6 PM. The event is open to the public and if you can’t make it, it will be live streamed on Rhodes’ website.

Lazer Lloyd and the Tulsa Youngbloods will play a show at the King’s Palace Cafe Tap Room Saturday at 8 PM. Their sound is described as “Americana Red Dirt.”

America (the band) has announced a March 15 date at the Orpheum. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

Couple of Election Night watch parties going on Downtown tonight. District 7 candidate Jerred Price will have a watch party at Mollie Fontaine’s, while judicial candidate David Pool will have a watch party at Westy’s.

There will be live music in Court Square at today’s food truck rodeo.

Even more news about The Edge District… shop at BOXLOT today and tag the MMDC, BOXLOT, and the BOXLOT stores on Facebook and Instagram for discounts. It’s Tag Thursday!

Here’s a tip for you: If you don’t want to get banned from happy hour at your local watering hole, don’t drunk-text the bartender at 12:19 AM on her night off and say “Banned from happy hour LOL.” Here’s that link where you can buy a breathalyzer for your phone again. But hey, thanks for giving those of us in the Downtown core something to talk about. Maybe one day your “fam” will see the person behind the facade.

Time to get to work. Back tomorrow with more news.



Wednesday update

Yesterday I did a little checking. I wanted to find out, how many days in September did Memphis have a high of 90 or above? After searching around, I found a calendar view on Weather Underground that had the information I was seeking.

Before I tell you, take a guess.

Go ahead.


You ready for the answer?


That’s right, there were only three days in the entire month of September when the high did not reach 90. Only one of those three days was the high below normal – on September 22, it rained, holding the high to 82, 1 degree below the average of 83 for that date for Memphis.

Global warming isn’t real, though. The stable genius in the Oval Office says so.

The forecast shows relief is coming. Today and tomorrow it’ll be hot, but the low falls into the 60s Thursday night and highs after that will be in the 80s, dropping into the upper 70s early next week. We’re finally going to have fall!

Real men wear pink during the month of October. Seamus Loftus of the Brass Door will be wearing pink all month long to show his support for the fight against breast cancer. Visit Seamus’ American Cancer Society donation page and help him get to his fundraising goal for this month.

We’ve got three big names at the Orpheum in three days beginning tomorrow:

The Cousins Maine Lobster food truck will be at Cordelia’s Market tonight from 5 to 8.

It’s time for a look at yet another of the pizzas on the Silly Goose’s new wood-fired pizza menu.

This is a slice of Aldo the Apache: cream, oregano, red onion, chicken confit, Alabama white BBQ sauce, and radicchio slaw. There is a reason I have shied away from this pizza and have not ordered it in previous weeks – and I didn’t order it yesterday either. My friend Ron gave me a slice. See, the thing is, when I was little and my mom took me to Shakey’s or the Pizza Planet buffet near Camp Robinson in North Little Rock, pepperoni and sausage were meat toppings on pizza. Hamburger sometimes. If you really wanted to get wild, Canadian bacon. However, I didn’t see chicken on a pizza until I was grown, and for that reason it’s never clicked with me.

Aldo the Apache, however, is not your average pizza with chicken. Because it’s confit, I get the flavor of the chicken in every bite but it’s not so overpowering that I have visions of Colonel Sanders dancing in my head. What is confit, anyway? Wikipedia to the rescue.

Confit as a cooking term describes when food is cooked in grease, oil or sugar water (syrup), at a lower temperature, as opposed to deep frying. While deep frying typically takes place at temperatures of 160–230 °C (325–450 °F), confit preparations are done at a much lower temperature, such as an oil temperature of around 90 °C (200 °F), sometimes even cooler. The term is usually used in modern cuisine to mean long slow cooking in oil or fat at low temperatures, many having no element of preservation such as dishes like confit potatoes.

The flavors of the Alabama white BBQ sauce and the slaw meld perfectly with the chicken and the cheese for a delightful overall taste. This is one I will definitely order in the future, and it may have even displaced The Big Cheese as my favorite pizza on the menu.

I know some of you are wondering, “Paul sure has talked about the food at the Goose a lot, is Daniel paying him?” No. Absolutely not. I do not accept pay for content on this blog. The few times I get something for free, like a ticket to a show or a game, I disclose it on here as I am required to do by federal law. The reasons I have blogged about the new pizza oven so much are: 1) I really like pizza; and 2) I really like the Goose.

That’s it for now. Kind of a slow news day. Back tomorrow with more.

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 “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.