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]

Memphis: 4th Best For Fixer-Uppers

From Storage Cafe: Challenged by the unrelentingly hot U.S. market, first-time and experienced buyers alike may find that the effort of fixing up a home can certainly pay off. Buying a home that needs extensive [Read entire story]

Heart Full of Soul Dinner – 4 seats left!

Napa Cafe and Stax Academy have come together to throw one awesome party that benefits the students at Stax. This event raised $13,000 last year, and is going to do better this year! It is so popular that they had to [Read entire story]

Another Pedestrian Mall Bites the Dust

In 2008, former design director of the National Endowment for the Arts, architect, planner, and author Jeff Speck suggested that Memphis should return traffic to Main Street’s pedestrian mall.  Buffalo is doing [Read entire story]

The Second Line is First Class

Ever since The Second Line was announced, Memphians (and a lot of food publications) have been eagerly awaiting Kelly English’s newest venture in the 901. I had the great pleasure of joining some friends and family [Read entire story]

A Strong Currence

Sometimes it happens, you’ve been there, right? You get busy doing stuff, and you forget to tell someone a story that you were pumped to tell. Same thing happens with the blog. Good news is that this story (and [Read entire story]

The Shack Out Back at Felicia Suzanne

K’s and my friend Felicia Willett is awesome. If you’ve met, you’d agree, and if you’ve eaten her food at Felicia Suzanne downtown, you know what I’m talking about. So, I was pumped up when [Read entire story]

Bring Your Appetit

Kelly English tends to attach his name to things that are pretty awesome. His restaurants, his love of the Grizzlies, and his loyalty to his adopted city show a series of choices that panned out pretty well. Well, [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]

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]

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 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]

New Drug Law Affects Many in Memphis

Author’s Note: The subject of drug abuse, drug addictions and mental health are something that concern a great many of us, whether as sufferers, as relatives or carers of sufferers or as members of society who have [Read entire story]

901/M-Town/Memphis

Just ran across this on Facebook, and I wanted to share. Props to Jason Allen Lee for the sweet look at M-town. How about seeing the sputnik in motion at 2:05? Memphis Moments from jason allen lee on Vimeo. Memphis. Love [Read entire story]