Donate to the MS walk.

I recently lost a close friend to MS, if you would like to donate to people walking in his memory, you can do it HERE.

 

 

2015 Beale Street Music Festival Lineup.

They just put the musicfest lineup on the site. Highlights include:

LENNY KRAVITZ

ED SHEERAN

THE AVETT BROTHERS

PARAMORE

HOZIER

JOHN FOGERTY

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

WILCO

PIXIES

THE FLAMING LIPS

CAGE THE ELEPHANT

RYAN ADAMS

RISE AGAINST

BAND OF HORSES

ST. VINCENT

SLASH

AWOLNATION

BREAKING BENJAMIN

BLEACHERS

WALE

FLOGGING MOLLY

LINDSEY STIRLING

G-EAZY

JENNY LEWIS

GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC

KAISER CHIEFS

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND

OF MICE AND MEN

BELA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN

LECRAE

SPIN DOCTORS

MYSLOVITZ

BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS

IN THIS MOMENT

SHOVELS AND ROPE

SCOTT WEILAND & THE WILDABOUTS

SOUL ASYLUM

Full lineup here. I’m going Friday for Jenny Lewis for sure.

Snowing hard!

If you aren’t going to Blind Bear on Mondays for Margarita Monday, I have no idea what you’re doing with your life.

True story. Specials on margaritas, tacos, and quesadillas. It’s my go-to Monday night activity.

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I suggest the mid grade margarita with cuervo for $6 and the steak tacos. Super tasty!

 

Went back to Oshi tonight

My buddy Mike was waiting to go pick up a package at UPS, and we were both hungry, so we decided to hit up Oshi for a couple of burgers. Just had beers this time, no liquor filled milkshakes, but the food was really good. I honestly think the Everybody’s All American might be my favorite burger in Memphis.

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I highly suggest you try it if you haven’t yet. If you’re in the mood for a shake, get the Godzilla, you can thank me later.

 

Little Italy Pizza revisited

I wrote about Little Italy way back in 2009. The pizza was great, but they were difficult to deal with. They technically did delivery, but every time I called I got a different delivery minimum, sometimes as high as $30. Some nights they just said they didn’t deliver. The food was good, but still not worth the ordeal.

Lately I’ve had a real lasagna craving so I started googling around for places near downtown with lasagna. Little Italy popped up and a bunch of reviews on Yelp said it was under new management/ownership. I decided to place a takeout order when I left work tonight.

They told me 10 to 15 minutes on the phone and I arrived 14 minutes after calling. If you’ve never been, the place is in a little strip mall on Union. It’s tiny, and there’s a definite lack of parking spots, especially during the day when the other businesses in the strip mall are open. Once you get inside though, you start to feel at home. It looks like every little hole in the wall pizza place you’ve ever been to.

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My lasagna was ready but the garlic knots were just coming out of the oven and being tossed in butter and real (!) minced garlic. Took a few minutes to get them done but I’m not one to complain about fresh garlic knots. I drove the 5 or so minutes downtown fighting a constant battle with the garlic smells coming from the bag. I nearly crashed a few times.

I got my goods inside and opened everything up. The Lasagna ran me $7.99 and came with a small side salad.

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I could swear I took a better picture of the salad.

 

The salad was pretty impressive for a side salad. It was small, which is to be expected, but it had fresh tomatoes, red onion, and black olives. The dressing was really good, I’d guess it was made in house. I ate it all, and considered doing a shot of the leftover dressing.

The lasagna itself was pretty good. I wouldn’t have minded a little more spice, but it was still pretty tasty. Nothing mind blowing, but if you’re in the mood for lasagna it will definitely scratch the itch.

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The portion size was pretty generous too. I only ate about half, though the garlic knots might have had something to do with that.

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About those garlic knots. They’re absolutely amazing. Maybe I just got lucky as I got them straight from the oven, but they were warm, soft, buttery, garlicky. Basically everything a garlic knot should be. The marinara was also really good, great flavor and a good balance of flavors without being overly sweet. At $2 I would eat them literally every day of my life if it wouldn’t make me the size of a house. I HIGHLY suggest them. I want to take them out behind the middle school and get them pregnant. I already ate 6 and I want 6 more even though I’m literally painfully full.

The service was also very pleasant, which wasn’t always the case in the past. The guy on the phone was super friendly, ordering was fast, food was ready when it was supposed to be and the girl at the counter was also really nice. Next time I think I’ll try their delivery, which now has a much more reasonable minimum of $13.

Overall, if you haven’t been there in a while or were turned off by the service before, I think it’s time to give Little Italy a second chance.

 

Little Italy Pizza, Pasta, and Subs
1495 Union Avenue
(901) 725-0280

The T-Rex from Aldo’s is a pretty damn good hangover cure.

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After a hot date with a bottle of vodka last night I woke up in dire need of grease. This was pretty damn satisfying, even if I can feel my arteries clogging. No idea why they don’t slice the meatballs though.

Oshi Burger Bar is getting really close to opening, their menu is up now.

And I am suddenly very hungry.

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Naturally, as soon as it opens I’ll go there and try a ton of stuff and take pics and report back. You know, for science, not because I’m a fatty. That’s it.

How did I not know about the free movies at Beale Street Landing?

Looks pretty neat, I’ll have to check it out!

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Power out downtown.

BTW the power is out downtown, supposedly underground fire breaking transformers.

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