excellent article...right up to the part about the chemo bad adjustment. wholly unnecessary.
Look at Allan. One of my favorites. Would love to see you feature Jerry Deron from Neils. He's got a great life story
Thank you for what you are doing Christina, it sounds like a lot of fun for everyone. My husband and I will definitely be signing up for one of your tours!
Thank you so much Lesley for this great article. I can not smile big enough!!
Glad to see Blu Fin back on track.
That is one glorious beard.
10 units in 1 acre doesn't sound very suburban to me.
This is a great looking project. South Main is certainly on-fire and a big draw for attracting creatives to Memphis.
One problem I do see with the area is that owners of vacant property developing suburban looking projects in the area.
A proposal was made today for single family suburban styles homes to be built next door to Loflin Yard. We can't build a city if we can't stop building the suburbs Downtown.
JoyRide wow! Awesome Cuban sandwich! She placed second in the World's Best Cuban Sandwich competition in Tampa last month.
Chicken is actually not too big a problem, since there is about a 1:2 conversion of plant proteins to meat proteins. And they can subsist in urban environments, and be grown in ecologically friendly ways. But bovine is around 1:8, and very inefficient. You have to have special grazing areas, feed lots, high amounts of water to do all that. It's not really sustainable, if you try to design a system to breed beef for the whole world.
But the poop isn't a problem. We have billions of humans, and they produce simply massive quantities of poop. All we need to do, is create safe ways of turning the nitrogen and phosphorus in that into plant foods. The main problem, is that it takes lots of water to do that. So it's problematic in dry areas. Also, using human waste tends to create a short poop-to-food loop, and that can mean parasites, if you are not careful.
Joy Ride was one of the favorites at the 2016 Pink Palace Science of Beer!
I went to Deja Vu last night. Great!!!
They are from Lake Charles, not New Orleans.
Appreciate this article on Mardi Gras in Memphis, and the restaurants mentioned. You forgot one...a good one, new to the area but legit. Mardi Gras, 496 N. Watkins, across from the Sears Crosstown building. The owners are from New Orleans, and know what they are doing. Check them out. http://www.mardigrasmemphisrestaurant.com/
Well, at least Mobile gets a mention. I've been to five Mardi Gras Balls so far this season and I've got more ahead, just taking tonight off to relax a bit at Rocky Horror. I do miss my second hometown of Memphis, but it's a good time to be from Mobile.
The chipotle version is delicious. But at $6.99 for a small container, it's relegated to my "once-in-a-great-while treat" category.
The hell with everything else. Give me those Yeast Rolls!
Ordered a whole pig and got delivered a undercooked bleeding mess. Had an event at the Highpoint ballroom and paid him $700. Pix in comments. Pass along to friends, did the same to trolley stop. Refused refund. Watch for story on channel 3. #wregchannel3.
Between the legacy of social/economic racial discrimination and segregation that is still very alive in Memphis and the virtually non-existent social safety net that exists in the state of Tennessee, it really comes as no surprise that Memphis is the poorest large city or the most food insecure.
While other cities are turning to housing first, navigation centers, and safe parking programs for homeless and low income people, Memphis continues to be the only city its size to lack even a free temporary shelter for those experiencing homelessness and provides no transitional family housing. Rather than take the 20,000 vacant properties the Shelby County Land Bank owns and use them to provide housing, Memphis is more interested in neglecting those buildings or tearing them down altogether.
Using city funds to pay for some extravagant civic project downtown, some mixed use luxury condos in midtown, or a Germantown Parkway chain store is the extent of public assistance in the city. Adding more police to patrol city streets to criminalize the poor, and clog up an ever growing local prison system is the extent of the city's outreach efforts... all while cutting services and hours in public schools and libraries.
While many other states offer some basic income to those in poverty through general assistance or general relief, basic healthcare for indigent people through Medicaid, are raising minimum wages to a livable wage, and trying to fight new federal three month limits to food stamps for poor individuals without children... Tennessee continues to not offer GA/GR, continues to reject any form of Medicaid expansion, continues to have some of the lowest wages in the country, and is actively avoiding trying to appeal for a state waiver for Tennessee's food stamp recipients.
The Mid-South Food Bank is helpful to be sure, but in a city as stricken by poverty and general income disparity as Memphis it is totally inadequate to alleviate the problem by itself. Expecting the Food Bank to have any real degree of success in the current socioeconomic climate of Memphis, Tennessee is like throwing a band-aid at a severed leg and hoping it stops the bleeding.
By Jackson Baker
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