Tuesday update

The last couple of times the Downtown Memphis Commission board selected a president, they zeroed in on exactly who they wanted. Not so this time – the Daily Memphian reports that they are taking extra time to determine the next person to run DMC. If anything, this decision probably indicates a rich candidate pool from which to choose.

From the soon-to-open sandwich shop in the former Bluff City Law filming location:

Memphis Tigers on TV alert: They have a road game at the South Florida Bulls this evening at 8 PM. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

Send someone a taste of Memphis! WREG Live at 9 talks with Cristina McCarter and Lisa Brown about City Tasting Box.

Warren Buffett has released his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway stockholders. Even if you’re not an investor, his letters are filled with a combination of wisdom, humor, and self-reflection that are worth a read. Buffett is 90 and his longtime business partner Charlie Munger is 97, so we may not have many of these letters left.

From the MBJ: Memphians much more comfortable dining out, working at the office than they were last fall

From Local 24: Memphis River Parks Partnership provides a video update on construction at Tom Lee Park

Silk N Honey Boutique, offering great fashion styles for women, is now open at 6 West G.E. Patterson Ave.

The Daily Memphian has a look at Hustle & Dough, the bakery & cafe in the lobby of South Main’s Arrive Hotel, in this week’s New Eats column.

Just outside the Downtown boundaries but worth a read: Out-of-town landlord, cited for numerous code violations in the Peabody/Camilla area, brags about improvements he made to a part of town that used to be “The Hood”

The COVID-19 task force noon press conference could be a good one today. Will outgoing Health Department Director Dr. Alisa Haushalter face the public, since after all she is on the taxpayers’ payroll, or will she send a minion to speak for her? Follow the City of Memphis and tune in on Facebook Live.

The Grizzlies are in Washington to play the Wizards tonight at 6.

MemphisWeather.net’s forecast is high 48, low 34, 60% chance of rain. I think I’ll pass on going out until it starts acting more like March outside. Back tomorrow with more news.

Monday update

I watched Memphis gain a fine win over the Cincinnati Bearcats on ESPN last night. However, bracketologist Joe Lunardi was interviewed during the game. He said that for Memphis to be in the mix for an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, they must win out their remaining games – Tuesday at USF and Sunday in Houston. The Houston game is most important, as it will be the Tigers’ only remaining chance in the regular season to get a Quadrant 1 win.

From the DM: Series of miscues led to Haushalter’s rapid fall from grace. I feel for Dr. H. I don’t think she and her team ever planned to do less than an exemplary job. They just got in over their heads. I have to admit I became concerned when I heard they’d be using SignUpGenius to schedule vaccine appointments for a county of almost a million. That’s the app my team uses to sign up for bartending shifts at BBQ Fest

Although I feel a certain amount of empathy for Haushalter, if she’s actively employed and paid by my tax dollars through the 15th, I think she should show up to the regularly scheduled press conferences and appearances before government bodies.

Also from the DM: Shelby County vaccination timeline: How it unfolded

Mick Wright is starting to become my favorite County Commissioner. I’m not a big fan of too many Republicans, but he has been saying a lot of things that need to be said during this pandemic.

It’s National Dadgum That’s Good Day and National Pig Day. Kinda makes you want to throw one on the smoker, doesn’t it?

The Grizzlies clawed their way back to .500 with a victory over the Houston Rockets last night. They’re 1.5 games behind 8th place Golden State in the Western Conference.

That’s the news on a not-very-newsy Monday. Back tomorrow.