Thursday update

One year ago this week, we lost our Nate. Downtown has not been the same without him.

Mayor-elect Paul Young has been selected for the Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard’s program for new mayors. This will help future Mayor Young set strategic priorities and build an effective team. He’ll join 28 other new mayors for a 2-day classroom experience.

A new brewery and taproom are coming to South Main. Memphis Beer Blog reports that MFS Brewing will open a taproom and small kitchen at 206 G.E. Patterson. MFS picked up the People’s Choice award at the recent Coopet-Young Beerfest and people had been clamoring for them to get a brick-and-mortar location open.

The Grizzlies are hiring a Ticket Analytics Coordinator.

Cocozza is hiring front of house (all positions).

The Memphis Tigers beat VCU 85-80 in overtime last night. The Tigers improve to 6-2.

The Grizzlies beat Detroit last night with Desmond Bane dropping in 49. This was the 18th consecutive loss for the Pistons.

Severe weather could affect Memphis Saturday afternoon into the evening. Gusty winds, hail, and heavy rain should be the main threats.

An owner is in search of their missing black cat near Front and Huling.

Happy Hanukkah to my readers who celebrate that holiday.

RIP producer/TV writer Norman Lear (All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude). Lear was 101.

Happy 7th birthday to Perjorie T. Roll!

She’ll be out and about today if anyone wants to buy her a shot or a PBR.

Taylor Swift is TIME’s Person of the Year for 2023.

Bardog specials today:

  • Bacon-wrapped filet – Gorgonzola, balsamic demi glace with carrots & mashed potatoes – 19
  • Steak salad – Blueberry, strawberry, apple, goat cheese, red onion, peppers – 18
  • Soup: Red beef pozole
  • Dog: Peppers, bacon, BBQ sauce
  • Mussels – Garlic, tomato, white wine
  • Pecan pie
  • Tiramisu

I hope to be back later today with a recap of the Bear of the Dog beer dinner at Bardog featuring Hampliine’s beers. Just gotta figure out some photo upload issues.