Thursday update

More info about The Inkwell, the cocktail lounge set to open on Madison Ave. out in The Edge later this year:

The Daily Memphian reports there are plans to use an old warehouse building as parking for The Snuff District that is under development along the river in Uptown. Maybe one day there will be a river walk from Bass Pro north to The Snuff District then on to Grind City Brewing.

Bluff City Born, a showcase of original music by local artists, comes to the Tin Roof on Beale Wednesday evening, February 3.

Jennifer Biggs and Chris Herrington recommend 12 soups around town in today’s Daily Memphian. Downtown is represented by the caldo tlapeño at Maciel’s. Yes! Get this! Even if you’re not a soup fan, you’ll love this and you’ll have enough for leftovers. One of Downtown dining’s best values.

Vaccine tourism is a thing now. The COVID-19 vaccine is federal property, so the Shelby County Health Department can’t deny the vaccine to people from other counties or states if they otherwise meet the qualifications. That’s a big reason the distribution point ran out of vaccine Tuesday afternoon. The county is launching a standby list to notify people when there is a surplus of vaccines.

Today’s the first day of the Sundance Film Festival, with local screening at the drive-in on Summer. Schedule

Tigers on national TV alert: Memphis at SMU tonight at 7 on ESPN2. Memphis just beat the Mustangs at FedExForum two nights ago. A road win would help the Tigers lock down the number-two spot in the American Conference.

The Memphis Flyer’s 20 < 30 issue for 2021 is out.

I reminded Perjorie T. Roll that she only has 25 years left to make the 20 < 30 issue. She’s celebrating like she’s already made it with a piece of chocolate turtle cake:

As for me, I’m far from being under 30, but I have a reason to celebrate today. Medium, which I write for professionally, awards Top Writer status to the people who write the most engaging content in the most popular topics. Overnight I scored my first Top Writer tag:

I can lose my Top Writer tag if I don’t write about Ideas regularly, though, so it’s time to grind. Back tomorrow with more news.