Wednesday update

The Green Beetle will host the official watch party for the Grizzlies’ away game next Monday, November 25, at 6 PM at the Indiana Pacers. These parties are a lot of fun, with giveaways, Grizzlies trivia, and Budweiser beer specials. Grizz and the Grizz Girls often show up to these parties. If you go, take photos of the party and post them to Twitter or Instagram and tag them #GrizzWatchParty for the chance to win even bigger prizes.

Post Malone has announced a March 6 date at FedExForum. Tickets go on sale Friday.

The Memphis International Jazz Festival comes to South Main November 21-24. There will be performances all weekend long, some of which will be free and open to the public.

The Downtown Christmas tree is up at the corner of Main and Peabody Place, and the official lighting is set for Saturday, November 30 5 to 7 PM. There will be Makeda’s cookies, Kooky Canuck s’mores, and hot cocoa. Santa will make an appearance and kids can write letters to Santa (they have a mailbox next to the tree). There will be arts & crafts and Christmas carols. The lights go on at 5:30.

Check out The Daily Memphian’s Destination Delicious podcast, because this week’s guest is the one and only Aldo. He has had his hands full lately, with the re-branding of the 855 Kentucky building as Momma’s Roadhouse, the opening of Slider Inn Downtown, and trying to keep Bardog open amid the city’s sewer repairs in the alley outside.

Yesterday was a good day for Downtown business news. Cargill Cotton announced that it’s moving back Downtown after 20+ years in Cordova. The MBJ article was behind a portal so I didn’t get the full story, but there’s a photo of the One Commerce Square building at Main and Monroe. Also yesterday, Varsity Spirit announced it is moving its headquarters to the Snuff District redevelopment in Uptown. The company will occupy 80,000 square feet of office space, giving them plenty of room to grow.

I knew this would happen: Vegans are suing Burger King, claiming that Impossible Whoppers are not truly vegan because the Impossible patties are cooked on the same surface as the regular Whoppers’ meat patties. Burger King should’ve seen that coming a mile away.

Cordelia’s Market is hosting cookie decorating the evening of Thursday, December 12. For $10 you get a cup of chili, half a grilled cheese sandwich, and two large sugar cookies to decorate to your liking and take home. All supplies needed to decorate (icing, sprinkles, etc.) will be provided. Space is limited, so reserve your spot early.

Central Station Hotel is hiring front office positions, specifically Guest Services Agent and Guest Service Supervisor. If interested send a resume to Kimberly at

Tin Roof on Beale will host a Christmas Onesie Motown Brunch Sunday, December 15 from noon to 4. Savannah Brister who was on Season 16 of The Voice will sing Motown tunes. Full brunch menu. Unlimited mimosas for $15.

Very cool: Memphis libraries are eliminating overdue fines. It is excellent that the city is taking the opinion that a few dollars shouldn’t stand in the way of people’s access to information.

Yup that exists: Chainsaw turkey carving knife

The Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team hosts Little Rock tonight. Game time is 7 and it will be carried on ESPN3.

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