Cooper Young Festival today! There were an estimated 150,000 people at a street festival on a 4 block stretch of historic Memphis! We had a ball, and now we are qualified to play parts as extras in The Walking Dead (with streets that packed, you get the zombie shuffle down really good). Ellen and I were trying to meet some other people, a block and half away, and it took us 24 minutes to walk a block.
That's definitely a zombie shuffle, and that is definitely Midtown Memphis. That is our arts district, and the most comfy place for homosexuals, so it's a really interesting culture. I went to college in Midtown, so I had a place there in the 70's. It's a microcosm. Cooper Young/Midtown is a community of its own, it does not need Memphis.
Ellen's mission is always to get a corn dog, but the first place she wanted to stop was a pronto pup stand. We got us each one, and I asked her if she knew the difference between a pronto pup and a corn dog. She looked at me like I had three eyes and the knowledge of the universe. "There's a difference?" she asked.
It's all fair food, grease laden, and I still have indigestion, but there is a difference between corn dogs and pronto pups. Corn dogs have a corn bread batter, pronto pups have a sweeter batter, like a pancake batter. The latter is what we had today.
I'd like pronto pups better if they had a sausage (not hot dog) in the core. It can be done. I need to do it. BWAAAHHHAAAAHHAAAHHAAA....the mad scientist is now on a mission and hunting for a food truck to buy...
But the highlight of our food experience today at the festival was stopping into The Beauty Shop. It's a restaurant. In an old beauty shop. Complete with hair drier chairs and wash bowls. They serve Asian cuisine. We had tempura and sushi. That is typically Memphis Midtown style. I should hook Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives up with that place. Guy loves Memphis anyway; he really loves our quirkiness.
Radio Memphis broadcasted live via internet, from the Stone Soup Cafe. It was fun!