Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I have a bike but it’s been living in the basement of my building for years now. I haven’t even been down there to check on it. It’s a sad state of affairs to know how useful it would be now if only I had been more attentive to it rather than relegating it to a dungeon, never to see the light of day. Perhaps that needs to change. Bike to Work day is making it easier to ride your bike into and around downtown. There are three group ride routes: the Eastgate route which is about 9 miles and starts at Eastgate Shopping Center, the Brooks route which is about 3.5 miles and starts at Brooks Museum and the Otherlands route starting at Otherlands Coffee. You can join a group and ride from one of those locations or you can use an interactive map to plan a personalized route. More information can be found at: http://downtownmemphis.com/biketowork/
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Memphis College of Art Part II; Urban Garden 2010; Boy Chickens; Do As I Say; Music for Tuesday and a Guest Blogger in Tunisia
I've been looking out to see if the urban gardeners will be urban gardening again this year and it appears the answer is yes! It looks prepped and ready to go on Huling. The mint and thyme (I think it's thyme) in the herb section seem to be doing very well.
A quasi-Indian restaurant called Hari's is opening on Main Street between Monroe and Union. Their sign says "Since 1984". I can tell you they haven't been downtown since 1984. As a matter of fact I'm not quite sure where they've been these past 26 years but I'm happy they're opening in our little area. I say "quasi-Indian" because the menu, which they have taped to the window for the moment, offers among other items cheeseburgers, fries, fried okra, a selection of curries, soft drinks and chai. Huh.
The reason the building at 477 S. Main looks bombed out right now is that renovations have begun to transform it into the Memphis College of Art graduate school. I would have a photo of it to post but I'm currently sans automobile and not getting around as I normally do.
I stopped twittering a while ago and used to mention The Corkscrew every Tuesday. Tuesday's are Ladies Days which means 10% off all wine.