Friday update

The Shelby County election of 2020 is in the record books. The big results:

  • Challenger Steve Mulroy defeated incumbent Amy Weirich in the District Attorney General race
  • County Mayor Lee Harris beat Republican challenger Worth Morgan to secure a second term
  • Voters said no to a proposal that would have extended term limits, allowing the mayor of Memphis and City Council members to run for a third term
  • County Clerk Wanda Halbert, whose office has had so much trouble mailing out license plates in a timely manner, won another term

Got a couple of pieces of news about partnerships Downtown groceries have formed to bring yumminess to their grab & go cases. South Point Grocery now carries salads by local company St. Clair Foods. Check out St. Clair’s complete list of potato, chicken, and pasta salads.

RAWGIRLS, the healthy-lifestyle restaurant on Second, has reached a deal to stock the cold case at Cordelia’s Market with their soups, salads, and pastas.

Yesterday was National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, and I recommended a trip to Beale Street for Insomnia Cookies. Turns out they’ll celebrate the day all weekend long. Get a free Classic Chocolate Chunk Cookie with any in-store purchase or any $6 or more online purchase (must add the free cookie to cart online). You can substitute a free vegan or VGF (vegan/gluten-free) chocolate chunk cookie if that’s your preference.

Today is International Beer Day and I recommend you celebrate it with the very best beer in the world. I am speaking, of course, about Pabst Blue Ribbon.

If you park monthly at Premier Parking, check your bank statement. There’s a Nextdoor thread where multiple people reported incorrect extra charges.

There will be a Whiskey, Bourbon, Cigar, and BBQ Festival on Beale Street November 18-19.

The Brass Door will show Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace today at 2 as Premier League kicks off.

Malaika’s “Wild Flower” release party happens tonight from 7-9 at South Main Sounds at 550 S. Main. Special guests Polly Carpenter, Priya Vani, Hasitha Ramanathan, and Walker Campbell will join.

That’s the news for today. Glad to see some rain moving through. Back tomorrow.