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Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar has added something new to its menu

Downtown’s Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar has added something new to its midday menu with daily chef’s plate lunches.

Chef-partner Joshua Perkins is introducing weekly Southern-flavored specials like fried chicken, seasonal vegetables and home-style desserts.

It harkens back to the concept of a traditional Southern meal. Flight guests will get a choice of one meat, two sides and a soup, salad or dessert with each chef’s plate.

Mondays will offer veal scaloppini as the meat offering. On Tuesdays it’s fontina-and-spinach-stuffed meatloaf, followed by buttermilk fried chicken on Wednesday, crispy Atlantic flounder on Thursday and black Angus prime rib on Friday.

Sides range from praline sweet potatoes to fried okra and squash casserole.

Verizon changes up its retail presence

Verizon is shaking up its brick-and-mortar retail presence.

The wireless giant is rolling out newly redesigned stores called Smart Stores that feature products in “mobile lifestyle zones” as well as a “wireless workshop zone.” The stores are similar to the new Destination Store concept Verizon rolled out this week at the Mall of America, just on a smaller scale.

The first Verizon Wireless Smart Store at 7665 Poplar Ave. was Verizon’s first Smart Store to open in the Memphis area, and over the next few years the company plans to convert its entire batch of 1,700 stores into Smart Stores.

Among other retail changes Verizon has in store is related to in-store pick-up and same-day delivery. Customers can now order devices online and pick them up at nearby stores in most cities. Same-day delivery also is available in New York, Dallas, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Philadelphia, with more cities added in coming months.

Literacy Mid-South is moving to Playhouse on the Square

Literacy Mid-South is leaving its transitional space at United Methodist Neighborhood Centers, moving to Playhouse on the Square effective December 1.

Literacy Mid-South will be housed on the fifth floor, the new home after five months in a temporary space in search of something more permanent. The group’s executive director Kevin Dean sent out notice of the move today and said the group looks forward to “new collaboration potential with our office mates” like Project Green Fork, Indie Memphis, the Youth Symphony and more.

Entrepreneurial events at Memphis Bioworks Nov. 19

Memphis company iScreen Vision will take part in a panel discussion Tuesday (Nov. 19) about the path the company has traveled from conception to a challenging growth period all the way to a recent $4 million round of funding.

iScreen’s leadership team and one of its investors will talk during that event in the Memphis Bioworks conference center about lessons the company has learned.

iScreen provides pediatric vision screen solutions for kids.

The event – at which lunch will be provided – starts at noon at 20 S. Dudley St. on the first floor. On hand will be iScreen Vision CEO Buck Brown, COO Darryl Jackson and Innova partner Jan Bouten.

Later that same day, meanwhile, the Bioworks conference center also will host the second Wolf River Environmental Job Training Graduation Celebration.  That program at 6 p.m. will celebrate the graduation of nearly 70 unemployed or under-employed Memphians who received training through Memphis Bioworks Foundation as environmental technicians.

 

Nov. 18 is Justin Timberlake Day

Put on your bow ties, people – today is “Justin Timberlake Day” in Memphis.

Various city officials are gathering at the Westin Downtown at 1 p.m. to officially proclaim the day in honor of the pop singer. In recognition of the day, Memphians are asked to do the following:

Wear a favorite bow tie and post pictures to social media sites, using the hashtag #JTDay to wish everyone “a happy Justin Timberlake Day.”

Businesses with digital signs or marquees are asked to post messages in honor of the singer.

And everyone is asked to post and share any other Timberlake-related posts after his FedExForum concert Monday.

Dansette

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