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Waffle Wednesday Memphis. Get some.

The Finally Friday Waffle.

Some events are heading our way people. Get ready. The sun will shine soon, washing away this severe winter. Before you know it, the temperature will be 100 in the summer.

Memphis Snow 2015 Cooper Young

The Tour de Grizz bike ride is coming up soon. Mark your calendar; Saturday April 4th at 5:00 p.m.

Tour de Grizz participants will receive general admission tickets to the Memphis Zoo (good for entire day) before hopping on their bikes for the five-mile ride to FedExForum. Riders will depart from the zoo at 5 p.m. Memphis Police escorts will accompany the group as it makes the trip to and from FedExForum.”

Tickets for the event cost $35.

“All participants must be at least 10 years of age and must provide their own bike and safety equipment, including a helmet and lights. Tour de Grizz will take place rain or shine.”

“There will be no day-of sales”

Guess what? I have never participated in the ride. Maybe this year that will change. Read more about Tour de Grizz here from Memphis Daily News. Or check out the Memphis Grizzlies website here.

More bikes.

“Book Tour By Bike”. Whattttt? From Bicycling Magazine; Kim Cross is riding ’round the country by bicycle to promote her book “What Stands in a Storm”, and promoting a charity ride Bo Bikes Bama. YOU can check out her website Kimhcross.com for more information. And yes, she has an appointment here in Memphis on Saturday March 14th at The Booksellers at Laurelwood; 2-3:30 p.m. I may have to make it to the event.

I am sure if I wrote a book I would ride a bike on the book tour…. or not. If you can write a book THEN ride your bicycle on the book tour, I have huge respect for you.

And now, beer. Taste the Rarity Beer Festival is coming back to Wiseacre Brewhouse.

wiseacre taproom

Mark your calendars, May 9th, 2015 3-7 p.m. My best guess? This event will sell out. Get your tickets soon. $53 and change. Get YOUR tickets here. Last years event? Word on the street, the event was excellent.

wiseacre ty and maggie

Just me and a few friends hanging at the brewery.

And now, some sausage.

Volpe Sausage

After years of visiting the Big Easy

Picture Perfect Day

I found a particular sausage I enjoyed; Volpi Sausage. The stories I could tell about the sausage. No really. One year, I purchased some sausage at a liquor store and headed back to the hotel room. I was ready to eat the sausage when I discovered I didn’t have a knife to cut the hard sausage with. What to do? We were planning dinner later that evening. While sitting in the restaurant in the evening, I began to eye the knife on the table. The KNIFE on the table! Have you ever attempted to steal cheap silverware from a restaurant? You may believe the task is easy, but it is not. Make the move! The waiter comes around the corner. Make the move! A patron sits at the table next to us. And keeps looking at our table. Come on! How difficult can it be to take that knife? Very difficult to say the least. That evening felt like we were pulling off a heist from “Oceans 11”. From now on, we ALWAYS take a knife to New Orleans.

Back to the sausage. Since I really wanted to have the Volpe sausage, and I was not going to New Orleans any time soon, I had to order the sausage online. The order took about 10 days to arrive, but the wait was well worth it. I ordered the 5 package set. Now? Time for sausage and beer.

Done. See YOU back here for more beer, bikes and sausage. Cheers.