Crafts & Drafts, etc.



• A few years back, my niece had some time after whipping up a batch of Spam Musubi for a family gathering, so she crocheted everybody a hat. I about fell over because I have always wanted to be CRAFTSY. Always.

It's not meant to be, alas, but I find some comfort in the Funlolas and babycreeps of the world and the upcoming Crafts & Drafts.

Y'all know the drill: tons of local crafts (think soaps and jewelry and ceramics and food stuffs and stuff you never knew you needed) paired with local beer. A perfect match to be sure.

Happening November 11th in the Crosstown area. And vendor applications are now being accepted through August 15th.

* The Best Memphis Burger Fest is set to return October 7th, and this year will include a burger-bobbing contest. We have no idea what that is, but it sounds like good, messy fun. Star & Micey are set to perform.

UPDATE ON BURGER BOBBING: From a Burger Fest rep: "It's sort of like bobbing for apples - but in place of apples are inflatable burgers and instead of water, the burgers are submerged in ketchup."

• A new location of French Truck opened in the Crosstown Concourse a few weeks back, and now it's got its breakfast and toast menu up and running, served until 2 p.m. seven days a week.

(It's taken a long time for Memphis to catch up with toast, and before you scoff, read this, the greatest story on the toast trend ever told.)

Featured on the menu is a waffle sandwich with egg, prosciutto, and goat cheese; a sweet quinoa bowl with strawberries, ricotta, and candied hazelnuts; avocado toast; and the B.N.B. toast with bacon, Nutella, and basil.

French Truck in Crosstown is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• I'm pretty much an iced coffee freak, and one of the best I've ever had is the Thai Iced Coffee at the newly open Edge Alley.

The Thai iced coffee has both condensed milk and coconut milk, so this may have to be a special treat for me. Also indulgent is the biscuit-centered menu.
The biscuit was dense hearty thing, but oh-so-flaky and stuffed to perfection with egg, avocado, and cheese.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

* You know what is opened? Margaritas on Second across from the Peabody in the old Kooky Canuck space.

One word to sum it all up: colorful.
 •Some new folks are in charge of the Dixon's Park + Cherry.  Kristi and Kevin Bush of CFY Catering have taken over the spot from Acre's Wally Joe and Andrew Adams.

  • Justin Fox Burks
The Prosciutto and peach sandwich served on a croissant sounds dang good, as does the veggie sandwich with lemon hummus. Park + Cherry also a good selection of coffee drinks and I heard tale of a cookie-dough stuffed cookie sandwich.

• And and and, you can now buy sauce and rub at Williams-Sonoma created by BBQ master and all-around legend Melissa Cookston.

PLUS, UberEATS is now delivering Corky's.

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