Friday update

Biscuits & Jams, the new restaurant in Hotel Indigo at B.B. King Blvd. and Court, is The Daily Memphian’s $10 Deal this week. You can get challah French toast, loved by new Memphis entrepreneur Elon Musk, for $7.09.

George Strait’s new song dropped this morning. Normally I don’t follow county music but these are the kinds of things you learn when you sit at Allie Cat’s bar at Bardog.

Wednesday morning, a woman living at the Hernando Flats apartments (G.E. Patterson Ave. and Hernando Street) discovered two men hiding in her Jeep as she got in. They accosted her with a gun and got away with her purse, wallet, and work ID. That area southeast of B.B. King and Vance reminds me of the way the southeast quadrant of Cooper-Young was 30 years ago… up-and-coming, but still a place people can walk from the hood in less than 5 minutes.

Today is Flag Day in the U.S. It’s also the Trumpster’s 78th birthday.

And it’s National Bourbon Day. Belle Tavern can help you celebrate with a large selection of bourbons.

Je’Caryous Johnson brings classic film New Jack City to the stage at the Orpheum with 2 performances Saturday. Tickets are $79.75.

Speaking of the Orpheum, there are jobs open there:

Smart Growth America has named Memphis the deadliest city for pedestrians.

Comedian Matt Rife stopped by Envision Fitness at Main and Madison for a workout prior to his Orpheum show Wednesday night. He and his crew were said to be really nice.

Some people hate Rife, though. I walked around Downtown Wednesday and noticed that Rife drew a heavily female – HOT female – crowd. It was the best-looking audience I have seen Downtown since JT did a show here.

There will be a vegan festival in Fourth Bluff Park Sunday.

MarceauxMarceaux DJs Eight & Sand Lounge in Central Station Hotel tonight 9 to 1. From the hotel’s website: “His style is an eclectic blend of electronic soundscapes and rave-friendly techno that feels right at home on a dark dance floor.”

That’s it for today. I have stuff to do Saturday morning so there may not be a post tomorrow. Back soon with more news.

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