Two Boots, Bicycles and Alcohol, Bank Drive Thru, Riding in the Rain, Double Rainbow, Riding on East Parkway, Beaded Bicycle, Snake

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Weekend Memphis. Get out of the house!

My bicycle rides this week have been interesting to say the least. Either the days are extremely hot, or there was the severe rain like yesterday. Luckily I was able to stop for water on Waring and the Greenline.

Tap Route Memphis

Again, the water here is not cool, it is COLD. I still do not know how the water is kept so cold, but the water is very refreshing after riding for nearly an hour in the heat.

Friday evening I was riding home from the east side of Memphis. And that is when I ran into this:

Riders on the Storm.

Riders on the Storm.

I knew there were rain showers predicted for the evening, but I imagined I could escape the showers. No such luck. By the time I was near Shelby Farms, the temperature dropped from the 90’s to the 70’s in a matter of seconds. I went from the oven to the cooler rather quickly. As soon as I crossed Walnut Grove into Shelby Farms, the wind and rain kicked in. I crossed Farm Road and went along Gardner Road as I usually do. Then the rain really hit hard. Fun. Very fun. I tried to think of a place to get shelter from the rain as I was riding. I knew there was a bus stop by the penal farm. There are two small sheds along Gardner Road as well. I parked my bicycle near the shed towards the western end of Gardner Road to get out of the rain. Thirsty and tired, I drank a bottle of water. Then I looked down. I wasn’t the only one taking shelter here.

Memphis Snake Bicycle

Snake! My foot was only two feet away from the thing. Next time I will take note of the place I stop at. The rain finally stopped and I was heading north to the Greenline again. I did see a double rainbow on the way.

memphis double rainbow

I also had to stop and wring my shirt out. My clothes were completely soaked. No matter. This would be my disgruntled look after the deluge of water.

Memphis Bicycle Rain Disgruntled

Saturday I stopped in at Coffee Town for some waffles and coffee. I found this slightly “beaded” bicycle. Got beads? From New Orleans?

bead bicycle

After reading the news, I had a few more stops to make. First I stopped in at a bank on Poplar. There is always a concern that the bank has a problem with me using the drive thru when I am riding my bicycle.

bicycle drive thru bank

Luckily no banks have had an issue with me riding up to the bank drive thru. Made a deposit and I was on my way.

Next stop? Busters on Highland. Went in, found my Two Boots

Two Boots Abita

some Nikki’s Hot Ass Chips, vodka and Dogfish Head Festina Peche. Gotta mix it up. Although I am wondering about combining Nikki’s Chips and the Two Boots. Both products burn. This should be interesting. As I was leaving Busters, the clerk asked how I would carry everything. “I gotta big basket.”

Memphis Bicycle Rack Beer and vodka

It only takes a little planning. Really, shopping for groceries on a bicycle is easier than you think. Just plan ahead.

Making my way home, I discovered crews were cutting tree limbs on E. Parkway S. Two of the three lanes were coned off. PERFECT for me to ride in the lane.

Memphis Bicycle East Parkway South

You will not find me riding on E. Parkway S. much. Motorists drive over the speed limit and the traffic is usually busy.

Plans for the evening may include some Hammer and Ale beers. And / or BBQ. Until next time, keep moving, get out and ride your beaded bicycles. Cheers.

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And it is the weekend Memphis. Get out.

Although there was a ton of rain Friday, I managed to work my way around it during my commute to work yesterday. The rain was falling Friday morning until 7:00 a.m. As soon as the rain stopped I jumped on my bike and headed to work. Crossing my fingers that the rain had stopped, I made my way to Coffee Town. “I need a coffee to go; STAT!” “Uh… did you ride your bike?” the barista asked. “It’s okay, I have a cup holder.”

Bicycle Cup Holder Coffee

A minute later I was out the door and headed down the Greenline. Even though the rain had stopped, no others were out on the Greenline early Friday morning. Rain can’t hurt you people. The trails were a bit soggy, and the back of my shirt was a bit muddy, but I survived the ride.

Since it was Friday, I opted for some special work socks.

Misfits Socks

I find I do my best work while wearing Misfits socks.

Riding back home, I forgot to pack some water and it was hot outside. Good luck I ran into this at the Greenline / Waring intersection.

Tap Route Memphis

Tap Route Memphis Greenline

I never needed to use this watering station until now. THANK YOU! Talk about a lifesaver. I drank about 4 cups of COLD water. I’m not sure how the water is cooled, but on a hot day the cold water was refreshing.

Saturday I headed to Coffee Town for some coffee, waffles, and Motorhead. Gotta have some Motorhead while riding.

Motorhead Memphis

Born to lose, live to win.

Today I found an article on the www.bikehacks.com website. Funny, I have used this method for carrying my commuter bag now for a couple of years. I found it easier to just use carabiners to attach my large bag to the rack on back. No big secret here, just use what you have.

Attach Bicycle Commuter Bag to Rack

Done! I stopped in for some bbq nachos at Central BBQ

Central BBQ Nachos

so now it’s time to relax. See YOU back here for more bikes, coffee and Motorhead.

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Weekend Memphis. Get out!

Work, bicycles, and beer.

Two Boots Abita

Two Boots beer to be exact. One state and one country equal two BOOTS. Italy and Louisiana to be exact. The fine folks at Abita helped to produce this fine beverage. So what is the big deal? Lemon, honey and pepper. The drink is very light. You can easily taste the pepper. It is not until later that you feel the burn from inside. Wow. I really enjoy this beer. Busters carries Two Boots at $5 for a large bottle. Go get some. (I recently picked up two bottles myself)

I was able to get some two wheeling action in last week. Shelby Farms is continuing to work on the bike / ped path around the new portion of the lake.

Shelby Farms Construction

And… Bike lanes on Union? Whattttt? Yes, bike lanes are coming to Union Ave. Don’t start your plans to ride from downtown all the way to the Union Ave viaduct in midtown. The bike lanes on Union will be located closer to the medical area.

“The bike lanes in the Union project will complement those to be striped at major intersections in The Edge and the Medical District, he said (Kyle Wagenshutz). In the next 18 months, new lanes will be striped around Marshall, Pauline, Manassas, and Dunlap.”

I do plan to use the bike lanes since The Edge area is where High Cotton Brewery is located.

High Cotton Brewery Patio

Read more about the Union bike lanes in the Memphis Flyer here.

Speaking of beer and bicycles, I made my way over to Hammer and Ale on Cooper to get a growler filled. The guys behind the bar know beer, so if you have questions, please ask. Although I have a basket for the beer to go into, I really need to look into a growler carrier for the bicycle. And… I do need to stop by Memphis Made and have a beer.

Memphis Made Brewery

The brewery is two blocks from home. There is no excuse.

Done! See YOU back here for more beers, bikes and more beers. Cheers.

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Weekend Memphis. Get out!

Yes, other than work, I was out riding around Memphis.

Shelby Farms Green Line Memphis

Shelby Farms Green Line Memphis

Some random stuff. I now know EXACTLY how long it takes me to ride to and from Hammer and Ale in Cooper Young to refill some growlers. 37 minutes. My problem? I have to take 1 full growler and 2 half growlers. Gotta make some choices when it comes to beer.

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Today I picked up some Blue Pants Sour, and Yazoo Hefe. Oink.

I also stopped by Coffee Town for some good stuff this morning.

COFFEE

My problem? Finding a place to park the bicycle.

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Put up a bike rack and apparently EVERYONE rides a bike to the coffee shop.

In other bicycle news, get ready for the GREEN WAY. (Taller cousin of the Greenline). A new trail will run north and south, following the Wolf River. 18 MORE MILES! AWESOME! I can’t wait for the trail to be complete. Read all about the new trail here. And make sure you check out the trail map (pdf). This is an excellent project for Memphis.

As I was riding to work the other day I noticed something different at Farm Road and Shelby Farms. Oh yeah… trees. More trees to be exact.

Shelby Farms New Trees

Farm Road is looking good. The construction crew is installing the new bike / ped path around the larger lake.

One recent purchase was a Topeak Pocket air pump. (remember my last one was stolen from my bicycle a couple of weeks ago) No, I didn’t read the directions. After 30 minutes, I figured the thing out. You have to take out the plastic insert (BOTH PIECES) and reset them in order to pump a tire with a Schrader valve. Apparently I was not the only person that was confused by the looks of Youtube.

And I also purchased a bicycle carrier for the car. In the past I would just throw the bicycle into the back of my truck. Since I purchased a CAR, transporting the bicycle is not as easy. (Take front tire off, fit into back seat) The downside of purchasing the carrier? Delivery will take 10 days. Where is the thing shipping from???

More bicycle thoughts? I am contemplating taking the bus to work with my bicycle (or nearly to work, Baptist Hospital East Memphis) then riding the last few miles to work. Then I can ride back home in the evening. The real cause is my work day begins at 7:30 now. It’s either that, or leave for work at 6:00 a.m. driving the car with bicycle and riding the bike from 6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. around Shelby Farms.

Another thought is to ride to work Monday (I begin work at 8:45 a.m.) and ride on Friday (I begin work at 8:45 a.m.) Options to think about.

Done. See YOU out and about in Memphis.

Misfits Socks, Don’t Stand Here, Hammer and Ale Memphis, Bicycles and Beer

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Yes, I will give you ONE guess who’s laptop is about to DIE.

Yep, you guessed it. If you have never attempted to transfer files from one laptop to another, you are certainly missing out on the fun. “Easy Transfer” from Windows? DOES NOT WORK in Safe Mode. Uhhhh…. So I purchased a 1 TB external hard drive. Luckily I was able to move all of my blog pictures over.

Lately work has consumed my time and life. Not much time for living. BUT, I have finally found some good books to read (after a month long literary drought).

Better yet, the Memphis Public Library provided this book; “The Forgotten Room” by Lincoln Child. A really, really good paranormal mystery. Love it. And it’s FREE from the Memphis Library.

Although we had a busy weekend last week, we were able to stop in for some lunch downtown. On Beale Street, they don’t want you to “stand here”.

do not stand in this area

No, DON’T stand here. Never mind.

I did wear my Misfits socks to work with dress pants. Nobody checks out my socks anyway.

Misfits Socks

And by noon today I had already stopped in for some coffee at Coffee Town.

Choose901 Coffee Town

After the coffee, I decided to beat the rain to Hammer and Ale in Cooper Young. Good beer on tap. My problem? I brought one half growler, but when I tried the Berliner Sour, I wanted more. I purchased a full growler from the bar and filled it up with sour beer. Can’t wait for a glass tonight.

Hammer and ale memphis Berliner Sour Bicycle

Now how many growlers can I fit in my bicycle basket? One, two, three….?

Done. See YOU back here for more Memphis Coffee, beers and bicycles.

New Orleans, Amtrak Train Ride, Juan’s Flying Burrito, Bicycle New Orleans, Vans, Misfits Socks, Felipe’s New Orleans, Haunted Condo, Jimmy Hoffa Safe, New Orleans Gumbo, New Orleans Hurricane

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Back… in Memphis. Didja miss me?

We took a few days vacation in New Orleans recently. What a trip. Train trip that is.

When we arrived at the station in Memphis at 6:15 a.m., we were surprised that the train was already waiting for us. Usually the train is late to arrive. We gathered our bags and picked up our seating assignments. After I settled in, I proceeded to sleep four hours. The rocking train puts me to sleep.

Arriving in New Orleans, we stopped by the hotel to put the bags down, then it was off to Felipe’s.

Felipes New Orleans French Quarter

Hungry? This is a good place to dine in at. Good mexican food at a good price. The hurricanes don’t hurt either.

Felipes New Orleans Hurricane

After a few drinks and eats, we headed over to the casino to lose money :( Last year I won $500 on my last $0.25. This year? Nothing.

Oh yes, we found a haunted condo.

Haunted New Orleans Condo For Lease

Jimmy Hoffa was also located in New Orleans.

Jimmy Hoffa Safe

The safe was free, if you could lug it home. “Free. No, seriously.” (Look at the tag in the upper left hand corner of the safe.)

How about some food. The Gumbo Shop has great chicken gumbo. (go with the chicken over seafood gumbo. Really)

Gumbo Shop Chicken Gumbo

Wait, there’s more. I always stop in at the Pontalba Cafe on Jackson Square for gumbo too.

Cafe Pontalba New Orleans Gumbo

Spicy and good.

Mexican food? Sure. We always stop in at Juan’s Flying Burrito.

Juans Flying Burrito New Orleans Magazine St

Best enchiladas in town. Hands down. Need a drink? They have those too.

Margarita Juans Flying Burrito

And rock music. Juan’s plays Maiden. And lots of other heavy metal. Hint. You can take the bus down Magazine Street to reach Juan’s from the French Quarter. Easy breezy and the cost is $1.25 per person.

Bicycles? Yes, New Orleans has those too.

Bicycles New Orleans

New Orleans should be renamed “Bike City”. They are everywhere. Need a cup holder? How about a coconut.

Bicycle Cup Holder Coconut New Orleans

And Coffee. New Orleans has coffee for ya. I love the artwork and the photo I took.

Coffee Shop Art New Orleans

Beautiful.

More art? Okay.

New Orleans Art

That, came from this.

New Orleans Art 2

Found some Vans as well as Misfits socks.

Vans Misfits socks

The clerk told me the Vans were made of fine Corinthian leather.

Yes, New Orleans is still smoking.

Smoking Grill New Orleans

(I found this on the grill of a S.U.V.)

After several days of drinking, gambling and eating it was time to leave the Big Easy. We headed back to the Amtrak Station. Hint; if you have a room or suite on the train, check in at the front desk and ask for the code to the private lounge.

Amtrak Lounge New Orleans

You must have the digital code to enter. Inside, there is a television and chairs, as well as orange… everything.

Amrak Lounge New Orleans Orange

The train was on time so we found our room on board.

Amtrak Suite

The seat on the bottom left turns into a bed, as well as the top portion of the seat. This can be pulled down for a bed too. I pulled my bed down and slept for two hours.

Dinner time in the dining car.

Amtrak Menu

I found the salmon pretty good as well as the potato’s.

Amtrak Dinner

Overall the train ride home was fine. Thanks Amtrak! And thanks New Orleans for a fine stay. See YOU again soon.

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Memphis Greenline. Go. Go. Go.

I found this new item along the Greenline near the Waring Road intersection.

Memphis Greenline Flower Planter

Check out the yellow fields on Gardner Road.

Memphis Greenline Gardner Road

Wait. More flowers? My flowers are blooming.

Memphis Flowers

I do enjoy the Deep Purple. Good color.

Since I finally received my title for my NEW 1997 Toyota Camry XLE (AFTER WAITING 10 MONTHS; THANKS SHELBY COUNTY TAX OFFICE!), I needed to charge the car battery. Work had a battery charger so I put the car battery charger in my bicycle basket.

Car Battery Charger Bicycle

AAA anyone? The charger only weighed in at 20 pounds. Makes for a fun ride.

Anyway, back to the Greenline. This guy

Guitar Player Memphis Greenline

was playing a guitar at the intersection of Highland and the Greenline. He only needs about three more guys to round out the band. I can play bass! Maybe. Or bad backup rhythm guitar.

Weekend Memphis. Get out.

So what did I do? Lots.

Friday night we attended the Cooper Young Art Walk.

Cooper Young Artwalk 2015

Here is the thing. There were plenty of local spots for the art. The problem? The art did not impress me. At all. With the exception of the “art gallery” in Cooper Young, most businesses had only a few items of art. And the quality of art was no where near the quality I had expected. Really Cooper Young, you need to work on the art and artists. This could be a great event. But you need music. And better art.

We did stop in at Sweet Grass for dinner.

Sweetgrass Memphis Fried Egg Sandwich

And to finish the dinner off?

Deep Dish Sour Cream Apple Pie Sweet grass Memphis

Deep Dish Sour Cream Apple Pie. Some of the best in the city. Loved it.

We also had a beer at Hammer and Ale in Cooper Young. Good beer here!

And food. I ordered a grapefruit beer which was very tasty.

We also passed by Aldo’s Midtown. Check out the rooftop patio.

Aldo's Midtown Roof Top

Can’t wait to drink a beer up there.

And, it was the first time I checked out Goner Records.

Goner Records Memphis

I know. I am an audio slave. And yet I haven’t been to the local record store. I discovered the “metal” section in the back. My childhood music, all in one spot. Never knew the name of this album until now.

Goner Records Heaven Bent Album

Heaven: “In the beginning…” The store reminded me of the film “High Fidelity”. Question. “Do people come in here and flip through records for hours?” (thinking of myself) Answer. “All. The. Time.” I will be back.

Need to color? Check out this coloring book.

Color Me Memphis

Found the coloring book in Cooper Young.

Learn it. Know it. Live it.

Eat Sleep Read

You can also replace “read” with “bike”.

Speaking of bikes… Here I am going to 11.

Spinal Tap Bicyclist

I do dig the shirt. Better wear black before the temperatures climb.

Lastly, Republic Coffee has a bike rack!

Bike Rack Republic Coffee

Awesome! Park your ride here.

Done. See YOU back here for Living Loud NEW ORLEANS very soon.

Memphis Made Hopped Party, Shelby Farms Construction, Ex Machina, Steve Berry

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Weekend Memphis. And what a couple of days.

Shelby Farms park users, check out the encroaching fence along the new Patriot Lake trail.

Shelby Farms Patriot Lake

This fence runs close to Farm Rd. The park has moved the fence outward, which makes the lane a bit more narrow. If you use this part of the trail, just watch out for others.

Saturday included a bike ride to Coffee Town. I even ate breakfast at the coffee shop. Try the “Che-Che” breakfast sandwich.

After coffee, it was time for some beer. Memphis Made Brewery was having a party.  To tell you the truth, Saturday was the first time I had stopped in at the brewery. Dude, you live two blocks away. I know. I know. So I jumped on my bicycle and headed on over. I also made the same mistake I made last week at the Mid-South Food Truck Festival. “Why hurry? Only a few people will be there early.” Wrong. By 1:00 p.m. the party had started.

Mephis Made Beer Hopped

There were so many bicycles parked at the event, it was difficult to find a place to park mine (which is not pictured here).

I walked up the ramp, and into the brewery.

Memphis Made Brewery

The photo doesn’t tell the full story. The bar was crowded. The tables were crowded. Check out the towel to the right in the photo.

Memphis Made this beer is making me awesome

Correct. That beer did make me awesome.

Memphis Made Beer Lucid

The Memphis Made Lucid beer is good. Very good. I should have picked up a growler. Live and learn.

Oh yeah. There is also a patio to the right of the bar. Just follow the path around and you will find it. Tables, a place for a band and pizza for sale.

Memphis Made Patio

I wish I had taken more photo’s of the good-sized crowd.

After the beer, I biked the two blocks home for some video games.

Skyrim

Still playing some Skyrim. So to sum up my day, I drank coffee, went for a bike ride, drank beer and played video games. A good day indeed.

Sunday started out at the movies. If you want to see a very good movie, check out Ex Machina. The film twists and turns. And is also very disturbing, with a great ending.

I also finished the book “Patriot Threat” by Steve Berry.

Good book from the Memphis Library. FREE books! That is what I like.

Done. See YOU back here for more books, beers and bikes.

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Weekend Memphis. Are you exhausted? I know I am.

Saturday I took the bicycle to Coffee Town mid-morning. Beauty day for a ride. After the news and a cup of Memphis mud, I was ready to hit the streets again.

Next stop? The Memphis Food Truck Festival at Tiger Lane.

Memphis Food Truck Festival Logo

I expected a few people to show up at the event. I was wrong. There was more than a few people who showed up.

Food Truck Festival Memphis 2015

The line for the Soup and Cheese truck as well as the Cajun food truck was lonnnnng. As much as I wanted to, I couldn’t stand in those long lines. I do hope the food truck festival happens again. But I would arrive much sooner to avoid the lines.

On the ride over to Tiger Lane, I found this sign outside of Aldo’s Midtown.

Aldo's Midtown Memphis

The joint has an upstairs balcony. I remember asking myself before the place opened where everyone would sit. The interior looked small. Now I know. I may have to go by and have a beer on the patio one day.

Saturday evening we went out to a well known Memphis restaurant. An expensive restaurant as well. The food? Great. The service? The waitress started out good enough and then service went downhill quickly. At times it appeared she was ignoring our table. +$35 for a plate with bad service? Not going back.

After dinner we stopped by Overton Square for a drink. Most places were crowded. The Zebra Lounge was open with a few empty chairs. It is the first time I had stepped inside.

zEBRA lOUNGE mEMPHIS

I will say the live entertainment was very good.

Sunday consisted of coffee

Love in a cup.

Love in a cup.

and a good book.

(From the Memphis Library! I LOVE downloading books from the library for FREE! I would have purchased the book. Thanks Memphis Library!)

My wife picked up a chamoy melon cup at La Michoacana.

MELON CHAMOY

Love in a cup.

Party. April 25th. Memphis Made Brewery.

Memphis Made Brewing Company will celebrate the arrival of the new season with Hopped, a spring beer release party. This event will also celebrate their taproom being open on Saturdays (right now they are only open on Fridays.) The event will take place in the brewery’s parking lot (near the I Love Memphis mural). There will be spring beers on tap, live music from the Mighty Souls Brass Band and Goner Records, food trucks, Aldo’s Pizza, and more.

  • When: Saturday, April 25, Noon-6pm (taproom open until 9pm)
  • Cost: Free, All Ages
  • Where: Memphis Made Brewing, 768 Cooper St.

Bikesmith, the mobile bike shop, will also be parked at the brewery during the event. Any attendees who ride their bike to the event will be entered in a raffle to win prizes such as a growler of Memphis Made Brewing beer each month for a year, as well as other prizes. The first 100 customers will received a Hopped pint glass.

Along with Memphis Made’s regular line up, a few of the new beers on tap will be:

  • Waka Waka Too, an IPA brewed with lime peel
  • Rockbone Wood, a barrel-aged IPA
  • McFuggle, a Scottish IPA
  • All Sewn Up, an English Pale Ale only available at the Lucero Family Picnic and Hopped.

Oh yeah, the V & E art walk is almost here, April 25th 2015.

V and E Artwalk 2015

I went last year and the year before. Nice stuff sold at the event. I usually find something to purchase.

v and e artwalk 2014 sign

where are you going v and e

v and e artwalk 2014

MORE CRAWFISH? You bet.

Crawfish

April 26th 2-6 p.m. Heads or Tails All You Can Eat Crawfish Boil. Sweetgrass in Cooper Young.

$20 prepay / $25 day of.

Done. Look below for MORE Memphis events. If you are bored, you are not trying. Get out!

More events coming up Memphis:

How about a rare beer? Wiseacre Brewery has the 2nd annual “Taste the Rarity” brewfest coming up. May 9th, 3-7, on Broad Ave. Check out the event and buy tickets here. My guess? This event will sell out. Get your tickets soon.

wiseacre taproom

And now… on to hot wings? Memphis has you covered. The Southern Hot Wing Festival takes place April 25th, Riverside Dr. Advanced tickets $10, at the gate $12. The event takes place 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. I go to this event every year.

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Tommy Want Wingy

After you get into the event, stand in line at a booth, pay a donation and sample some great wings from great teams. Every year I believe I will sample each and every booth. Doesn’t happen. Some wings are better than others. Take some $1 bills, donate and sample the wings. Love me the wings.

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Manic Monday Memphis. How was your weekend.

Saturday. Overton Square Crawfish Festival. I was there. Were you?

Overton Square Crawfish Festival 2

Overton Square Crawfish Festival

I paid my $20 and I received a big box of crawfish. I took the mudbugs and sat at a table on the Overton Square patio. Nice day to go to a festival while riding my bicycle.

Bicycle Rack Overton Square

I also saw this sign at the Overton Square parking garage.

Taxi Uber Lyft

Wow. The square recognizes Uber as well as Lyft. Progress.

At one of the booths at the festival I found this shirt.

Save Deez Nuts Priest

HAD to HAVE this shirt. A “reproduction” from the Priest album Screaming For Vengeance. The booth was run by Mid-South Men’s Health Organization. Good cause by the way.

I also tried out a Founders Strawberry Ale beer. Better than expected. And as always, Nikki’s Hot Ass Chips were HOT! You may or may not want to dine on both of these items at the same time. Just sayin’.

Founders Strawberry Ale Nikkis Hot ass chips

Sunday we headed over to Cooper Young for a drink or two.

Margarita Cooper Young

I also stopped in at a bar and noticed that the beer menu had a spelling error or four. See if YOU can find the error.

Wiseacre Spelled Wrong

Maybe these signs have been around for a while, but I don’t think so. I don’t remember seeing them so I believe the signs are new.

Cooper Young Sign

Events! The Italian Film Festival is BACK! I LOVE the Italian Film Festival. Two reasons. First off, GREAT films. Secondly, the events are FREE! Great movie for free Memphis. Go! We attend every year. The film festival takes place April 14th, 15th, 17th, and 21st at the University of Memphis. Really, these films are good and entertaining. Go!

Beer. Downtown. Olympics. The theme to Rocky. It’s back, the Downtown Olympics. Saturday 4/18 10-5.

16 teams compete in beer-drinking Olympic games for medals and bragging rights. Location: South Main Street”.

Are you thinking Beerfest? So am I. Go!

If YOU are bored in Memphis, you aren’t trying hard enough. Get out Memphis!

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