Today’s a day when there are sure to be arguments as to what to put on TVs at bars. It’s Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, and it’s the first day of the Masters golf tournament.
One solution would be to watch sports at Max’s Sports Bar, which has a dozen TVs. A few pieces of news about Max’s:
- They will be cooking crawfish and boiled shrimp this Saturday. Doors open at 11 and the first batch will come off at 12. I heard last week’s boil was not real busy so I may show up this Saturday.
- Malort is back at Max’s.
- They’re temporarily putting their signature cocktail Purple Drank on hold to make room for springtime concoctions.
Action News 5 toured The Peanut Shoppe’s new location for its latest 5 Star Story.
Cerrito Entertainment will host music trivia on Old Dominick’s rooftop tonight from 7 to 9.
ALERT for bar owners and managers: I’m hearing of a new trend, particularly during Sunday brunch hours. Large groups will come to the restaurant and order a round of drinks. But then they’ll move out onto the patio, where they pull out and start consuming alcohol they brought in with them. That behavior is illegal, extremely disrespectful to the business, and trashy… so I guess I’m not at all surprised to hear it’s happening in Memphis. If you run a bar, you might want to make sure you avoid the following situations, especially on Sunday afternoons:
- A situation in which people can sit on the patio, but they have to come inside and order from a lone bartender; i.e. no one is ever keeping an eye on the patio
- A situation where an employee is assigned to the patio, but they’re too intimidated by the large groups to say anything about the outside alcohol
The DM’x Jennifer Biggs has a sneak preview of Fancy’s Fish House, opening tomorrow on MLK Avenue.
The Memphis Redbirds take the field at 6:45 tonight in their throwback Memphis Chicks uniforms for a game vs. Gwinnett. There will be $2 draft beers and $1 hot dogs.
Yesterday I heard about a business called Bluff City Garden Parties that will plan a luxury picnic for you. The picnic includes blankets, cushions, real flatware, a Bluetooth speaker, cloth napkins, everything you need. If you want something more basic, they have picnic basket drop-offs. They also have a picnic & paint experience.
Paulette’s and Tug’s are throwing a party in the courtyard every Thursday from 6 to 9 PM. Today they have ACME Memphis Party Band bringing rock, R&B, and a splash of country to Mud Island.
The summer menu has landed at Dr. Bean’s Coffee and Tea Emporium inside Stock & Belle at 387 S. Main. They have a raspberry lime cold brew soda, a root beer latte, and an Imperial Stout latte that is a collaboration with Soul & Spirits Brewing.
Speaking of Soul & Spirits, the DM reports that they have a new Manes on Main festival scheduled for May 14. There will be a hair & beard competition, food trucks, local vendors, outdoor entertainment, and limited-edition beers.
FedEx Logistics moved into its new corporate headquarters on Second just south of Beale this week.
This is the last week for the Calvary Waffle Shop and Lenten Preaching Series. Get your corned beef & cabbage today and your fish pudding tomorrow.
A 2008 Mercedes-Beenx C300 was reported taken in an armed robbery last night about 10:20 near the hotels across Main Street from Court Square.
I tried Crosstown Brewing Co.’s Arnold Palmer (lemonade and tea flavors) and Vision Board (fruity influences) yesterday. Both were very tasty!
Memphis Farmers Market welcomed a new vendor this season: Cherie Canela, owner of Artesenal de Tela. Her booth will offer traditional Honduran baked goods including pan de coco, tortas de queso, baguettes, and ciabattas.
Alvie Givhan Quartet will provide an evening of jazz Thursday, April 21 from 8:00 to 9:30 PM in the downstairs of the Brass Door. Seating is limited, so they suggest you get your tickets early.
Cashapp announced a data breach by a former employee. It applies to U.S. users. Full names and brokerage account info were taken, but not bank account info or Social Security numbers.
The Grizzlies travel to Denver for a game against the Nuggets tonight at 8. Locally it will be on Bally Sports Southeast. This game has no importance standings-wise for Memphis, but it does for Denver. If the Nuggets win tonight, they clinch the 6 seed in the West and avoid the play-in series.
The second phase of the Snuff District in Uptown has been approved by the Design Review Board. That’ll bring 294 more multi-family residences to the area, as well as retail and restaurant space.
YOGA! Downtown Yoga will hold a 45-minute outdoor Vinyasa class in Martyrs Park Sunday, April 17 at 2 PM. Cost is $16 or you can use your Downtown Yoga class package.
The Downtown Memphis Commission is seeking proposals to redevelop the former Tater Red’s space on Beale Street.
Today is National Beer Day and I plan to celebrate with the nation’s best beer, which is of course PBR. Today is also National Burrito Day. You can find a truck or two serving burritos today at the food truck rodeo in Court Square.
Smokey Robinson plays the Orpheum tonight.
Over at the Halloran Centre tonight and tomorrow, Robert Moody presents The Orchestra Unplugged: The Secrets of Strings.
There’s a voter ready open house at all Shelby County polling locations 4-7 this evening to prepare citizens for upcoming early voting.
Yubu, a Memphis musician originally from Nairobi, Kenya, will play Loflin Yard Sunday from noon to 3. He’ll blend reggae, funk, afrobeat, and blues-rock influences.
But, wait, you don’t have to wait until Sunday to catch Yubu… he’ll perform with The Ancient Youth tonight at Live at the Tracks at Central Station Hotel from 6:30 to 9:30.
STIX Downtown has announced its STIX Picks Combo for April. $20 gets you
- A ginger salad
- Teriyaki shrimp with fried rice
- A South Main roll
That’ll do it for today. Back tomorrow with more.