Clever use of random photo and blog post title, no?
Speak of the devil! Earlier this week I posted about a visit to Mud Island and inserted a link to the land use survey that was conducted a while back. According to a Memphis Business Journal article the RDC board approved a plan that will go before the City Council. Think loooooooong term.
I can't believe another Trolley Night rolls around tomorrow. I went to last month's and had a great time but time seems to have slowed way, way down as it feels like forever since then. If the weather continues to be so great it will be perfect to be outside wandering around the galleries and shops.
Ok, last week No Reservations was about Rome which as I predicted, made me long to be on a Roman terrace with a glass of wine. The very terrace I speak of is the one that was mine for a week in 2007:
This past Monday it was the "Back to Beirut" episode which of course made me recollect my recent trip there as well. Bourdain tried doing a show in 2006 but happened to be there at the precise moment the war between Hezbollah and Isreal started. They didn't film a show about food and culture but instead filmed a show about the surreal experience of helplessly watching a war from a hotel pool and waiting to be rescued by the USS Nashville. The Travel Channel showed the 2006 show before the new episode which was the right thing to do. If you get a chance to see the 2006 show you should watch it. "Back to Beirut" was filmed in May of this year so I missed the possibility of running into Bourdain by one month. This time he seemed to have gotten the show he wanted and visited some places where locals go and ate all the local specialties. Which reminds me of my cute little labneh sandwiches I got burned out on this summer.
Looking for our own local specialties? The next Farm to Fork dinner is September 5 at SOLE.