Foodie alert: new Dishcrawl event around the corner

A new Dishcrawl event is in the works, this time a “pop-up patio party” at Café Ole in Cooper-Young.

The event, which will show off the newly renovated restaurant, is June 30 at 7:00 p.m., and guests will sample Mexican cuisine featuring Café Ole’s executive chef Javier Lopez, who will be preparing a five-course meal.

The event is limited to 25 guests. Foodies, the line starts over here, at this link.

Uber cutting prices in Memphis

Uber hasn’t been here long, and the ride-sharing service is already cutting its prices.

The company announced today it’s dropped uberX prices by 25 percent and also took a swipe at taxi fares in Memphis, saying the company’s prices also are now “57 percent cheaper than a taxi in Memphis.”

Some pricing examples: you can ride uberX from the airport to Downtown for about $17 and from the University of Memphis to the airport for $12, according to the company.

#RIPDave

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In the wake of LunaWeb CEO Dave Barger’s death this past weekend, friends who knew him are remembering him as an ebullient fan of technology, known for a warm smile and a broad capacity for generosity.

His impact on the city’s innovation ecosystem, according to Start Co. founder and CEO Eric Mathews, is “immeasurable.” A scroll through his Twitter feed, @davebarger, similarly reveals him to be good-humored and excited by all manner of technology and business innovations and breakthroughs.

He died in a boating accident that involved his family on the Wolf River. Services are scheduled for June 19 at Calvary Church in Cordova.

If one measure of a person’s impact is what’s said about them after they die, Dave indeed lived a life in full. I’ll get out of the way now, and let others do the talking.

 

 

 

 

 

Babalu Tacos & Tapas opens June 16 at Overton Square

Overton Square is a few days away from seeing another restaurant open its doors.

Babalu Tacos & Tapas, which is located in the old TGI Fridays Space at 2113 Madison Ave., is opening June 16.

The original Babalu location is in Jackson, Miss. Thrillist just listed that location in a piece a few weeks ago titled “Why you need to care about Jackson, Mississippi’s Food and Drink Scene.”

Beatles’ first film showing in Memphis next month

All you need is love and $8 to grab a seat July 9 for Indie Memphis’ presentation of the new 50th anniversary restoration of “A Hard Day’s Night.”

The one-night-only showing of The Beatles’ first feature-length film in collaboration with The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter takes place at Malco’s Studio on the Square, with showings at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

Tickets will be available at www.indiememphis.com/beatles starting June 6 at 10 a.m.

The tech department of Criterion has spent the last several months restoring the film in 4K resolution, working from the original camera narrative. The final master was approved by director Richard Lester, and the film’s new 5.1 mix was completed at Apple Studios by Giles Martin, son of Beatles producer George Martin.

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