Derek Chauvin was held accountable yesterday. He was found guilty on all three counts in the death of George Floyd: second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Following the verdict, the prosecution moved that Chauvin’s bail be revoked. With the presumption of innocence gone, the judge granted that request and Chauvin was remanded into state custody. He’ll spend several weeks in prison before he returns for a sentencing hearing. The most serious charge could earn him 40 years.
The Blue Wall of Silence has come down. Cops can no longer do whatever they want and expect to get away with it.
Want to make some serious money? The Peabody posted this to Facebook yesterday:
In the coveted position of Lobby Bar bartender at the historic Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis, you will be taking orders, preparing and serving beverages and light meals to guests in a courteous and efficient manner according to hotel specifications.
The Memphis Flyer reports that The Paramount is scheduled to open in May. The new restaurant at 265 S. Front is slated to open the weekend of BBQ Fest. It will feature Derk Meitzler’s Highway 61-themed menu, 24 local beers on tap, and local restaurant legend Mac Edwards as hospitality director. The meats will be locally sourced. Sounds like a sure winner.
From Insomnia Cookies:
limited-edition Cookie Nachos just dropped for 4/20!18 Chocolate Chunk Minis drizzled in Chocolate Cookie Butter, caramel or chocolate sauce + candy toppings of your choice. available in-stores & for local delivery for 1 week only starting today. http://bit.ly/37AV6jZhappy 4/20, Insomniacs!
Get your Cookie Nachos at the Downtown location at 200 Beale.
I had a slice of my favorite Silly Goose pizza yesterday, the Louisiana Saturday Night:
Good stuff like tasso ham and Andouille sausage in a Cajun cream sauce with a little heat. By the way, if you were in the Goose last week, you may have noticed a few products were out of inventory; that situation has been completely resolved, so come get your drank on!
Grizzlies on National TV Alert (but you’ll have to stay up late): Memphis continues on its Road Trip From Hell with a visit to the L.A. Clippers tonight. The game will be broadcast on NBATV. Tip-off is 9 PM. Jaren Jackson Jr.’s status has again been upgraded from doubtful to questionable. This would be a perfect game for JJJ to find his footing on the court. The Grizzlies aren’t expected to upset the 41-19 Clippers at home, so a less-than-optimal performance from Jackson wouldn’t harm Memphis’ record.
New in Action News 5’s 5-Star Stories: The history of Memphis Railroad and Trolley Museum
Venmo users: You will soon be able to buy, sell, and store popular cryptocurrencies through the app
Redbirds tickets for the month of May go on sale today.
Congratulations to the Memphis Tigers women’s soccer team, who scored an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. They kick off against Utah Valley State on the 28th.
Loflin Yard hosts Memphis Modern Market Saturday from 11 to 5. From their FB listing: “Come by and shop art, goods, vintage, and more created and sourced by local artists and makers!”
No need to squeal your tires as you drive down the street to this Bananas Foster Pie cooking class, because it’s online. Maybe BBQ Fest will make Bananas Foster an ancillary category in 2022.
Tyler Booth will perform live at Tin Roof tonight for Bikes on Beale. Show begins at 6:30.
That’s it for today. Time for a 39-degree caffeine run to Walgreens. I’ll probably stay home after work at least today and tomorrow and avoid these chilly temperatures. Back tomorrow with more news.