So now this is here. I have figured out how to link to a full resolution image though, so here, have one.
If you're into stuff like lost history, it's a really cool site. Also if you grew up in Memphis in the 80's and 90's it will bring back memories of arcades and skating rinks and chick fil a. At least for me. I've known about the site forever and they even link me in the sidebar, but I haven't mentioned it in a while and it's fun to revisit.
I imagine this is probably more relevant to me than it is to most people, since I've spent the last few years looking out my window at it, but they took down the footbridge over second second street from the former Peabody Place mall to the Peabody Place parking garage over the saucer.
In addition to having stared at it for probably hours, cumulatively speaking, I also remember actually walking over it into the mall years ago.
When I lived at Pembroke square and went down to Beale basically every night, I would use it as part of my secret spy route in bad weather.
I would walk through Pembroke to the main lobby, out the front door on main, under the awning at the trolley stop, into the garage, down to the second floor crossing, across that walkway, through the mall, across the other one on peabody place, then take the stairs out to the alley running between Beale and Peabody place, where Maurice would let me in the back door of the tap room.
I wonder where it's going to end up? Seems like a specialized piece of architecture, so I'm guessing in a scrap yard. Oddly sad.
Here are some pics:
Yeah yeah, it's not downtown, but I work in Whitehaven and there is a dire need for more food there. I noticed this truck in the parking lot of the BP at Brooks and Millbranch, and it is Taco Tuesday after all.
They have a pretty decent selection of different stuff.
This being my first visit, I decided to keep it simple and went with a few beef tacos. They were pretty damn solid. On the small side but they are $0.99 after all. I would honestly rather have small ones, because I am not known for my self control in the presence of tacos.
I didn't ask for anything special so I just got onion and cilantro, that's what I like anyway, so i was not at all offended. I'm sure you can get other toppings if you ask.
The tacos were pretty damn good overall. The meat was tender and flavorful and the onion and cilantro tasted nice and fresh. I'm gonna go back within the next day or two and try a random sampling of other stuff, but my initial impression was positive. Check it out if you're hungry and in the area.
Today is officially the first day of spring, though it currently does't feel like it. That means it's almost time for the farmer's market. Opening day is April 2, who else is planning on going opening weekend?
If you're in a spring cleaning mood and have some stuff that needs a new home, they're accepting donations March 15-17 at 3340 Poplar near the Poplar Plaza Kroger.
They're looking for household items to help newly arrived refugees. Furniture, kitchen stuff, etc. Basically remember when you first moved out and went to open a can of veggies and realized you don't own a can opener, or a pot, or any spoons or bowls? Just like that, but less drunk. They need all that stuff, so if you have good condition household items you would like to get rid of, take them to World Relief Memphis.
Since I'm pretty lazy, I'll just let their own documentation do the talking. Also I just noticed the option to attach a document to a post and it seems like it will facilitate my laziness.
Also, in case you don't have a smart phone or can't read addresses, here's a map!
I picked up a Nexus 5x through the Project Fi deal earlier this week. I took this pic walking to pick up dinner and Google Photos made it black and white and cool. That is all.
I eat here at least once a week, because their smoked salmon is made of absolute crack. I keep forgetting that since I'm an idiot who can't back up a website, everything old is new again, so I remembered to take pictures this time.
Majestic Grille is an upscale American restaurant located more or less at Main and Peabody Place. The building used to house a theater and that theme carries into the restaurant. They play silent movies on a big projection screen and have special menus prior to broadway shows at The Orpheum.
I've honestly never had anything bad there, but by far my favorite thing on the menu is the house smoked salmon appetizer.
It's a ridiculous amount of food for the price, it's not bad for you, and it's seriously amazingly delicious. It's a giant piece of smoked salmon, some crusty toasted bread, horseradish cream sauce, stone ground mustard, capers, and red onion. You build your own little salmon appetizer. Like so:
I'm literally at loss for words as to how good this is, just go get it. There's really no reason not to. At least once a week I just order the salmon and a cup of soup for dinner, usually for takeout when I'm filthy from working all day and not fit for human consumption. It's extra good on a super hot summer night, nice and light and cool. Just do it, ok?
Tonight, I split the salmon with a friend of mine and then decided to split the pork tenderloin entree as well, it's another favorite of mine. Served with garlic mashed potatoes, fried onions, and candied carrots. It's a huge amount of food, and IMO is enough for two even without the salmon appetizer. So either split it or come very hungry. Or just be a pig and eat it all, I've done it before and I regret NOTHING.
If you're a local who has somehow missed out on Majestic, or just passing through and looking for something a little fancier than BBQ within walking distance of Beale, give it a try, I've never been disappointed.