Thursday update

The Green Beetle will temporarily close beginning next Monday, August 15, to install a new floor and make repairs to their building. They say they have a great contractor, but still, the repairs will take about 4 to 6 [Read entire story]

Book review: Memphis Barbecue: A Succulent History of Smoke, Sauce, and Soul

My friend and former student Craig David Meek was kind enough to give me a copy of his new book, Memphis Barbecue: A Succulent History of Smoke, Sauce, and Soul, to review prior to a booksigning and tasting event he is [Read entire story]

Wed update #2: Graceland/Elvis’ planes, possible Brewery Untapped news, new club going into former Club Crave, WWE film crew coming to town

For thirty years, guests at Graceland have been able to see two jets that were once owned by Elvis, the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II. However, Graceland plans to remove the planes by spring and a lot of people are not [Read entire story]

Riverside Drive closed this evening

If you decide to put on a tube top and come Downtown to Tom Lee Park to watch tonight’s fireworks, you can come to the park but you’ll have to park your car somewhere else. The newly two-lane Riverside Drive [Read entire story]

July 4 update: Another stupid MATA decision, paid family leave, Bardog, Facebook tip for restaurant specials, the #1 fashion blog in Memphis, and more

I slept in a bit this morning, getting up about an hour and 15 minutes later than usual. I got on Facebook and one of my friends on there shared a video with the comment, “I had to delete old and repost PG13 [Read entire story]

July Fourth recap

Yesterday was a demonstration of all that is good and right about life in Downtown Memphis. My friends on the Squeal Street BBQ team were doing a practice cook for Best Memphis Burger Fest on one of their team [Read entire story]

Mon update: Mojito Monday, Memphis Made dinner at Local, trolley meeting, Bon Ton grab & go, and mor

If you like mojitos, today would be a good day to go by Cafe Keough. It’s Mojito Monday there and Jai will be serving hand-crafted mojitos for only $4. Check out the food menu while you’re there – food [Read entire story]

Last day of Tube Top Month

Ciara and Roglly at the Silly Goose. Ciara knows what month this is! On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me… twelve drummers drumming… eleven pipers piping… ten lords a’ [Read entire story]

Tue update: Green Beetle, Stock & Belle, ILM podcast, and a couple of letters worth a read

The Green Beetle is having a party Friday to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of its re-opening by Josh Huckaby, and the 75th anniversary of its opening by original owner, Josh’s grandfather Frank Liberto. Party [Read entire story]

City Market’s salad bar opens today

The hours will be 10 AM to 2 PM. Thanks to my friend Karen for snapping a photo of the menu and sending it to me. Click the photo to view in a larger size. Article by Paul Ryburn's Journal. Read entire story here. [Read entire story]

Wed update: Best of Memphis voting, eighty3 grab&go, job hunter opportunity, summer in 2100, Beale family fun, self-serve beer vending machines

Sitting here having a Texas Death Match with jQuery this morning. What I learned getting my M.S. in Computer Science is that you have to approach different types of issues differently. Sometimes you have to take a [Read entire story]