restaurant pizze stone on overton park in midtown memphis

IMG_2386We tried Pizze Stone last Friday night with our neighbors Brett, Sharon, and their 3 year old Jesse. We got four pizzas for takeout and the bill was $54, which is pretty pricey for pizza. Despite it’s high cost, the pizza was probably the best I’ve had in Memphis. Most of the ingredients are made on location and their toppings are quite fresh. Their crust is I would say medium to thin. Pizzas range anywhere from $8 to $15. Though we didn’t eat in the restaurant, I could tell it is kid friendly because there were two 4 tops with at least 3 children between them seated in the main room when I picked up our four pizzas at 6:15 PM.

We got the following:
Pesto – Pesto, Goat Cheese, Mozzarella, Tomato, and Pine Nuts
Red Led – Tomato Sauce, Roasted Garlic, Fresh Oregano, and Fresh Mozzarella
Napoli – Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Pepperoni, Sausage, Oven Roasted Crimini Mushrooms
Mafioso – Meatball Pizza with Caramelized Onions

My favorite in order were probably Red Led, Pesto, Napoli, and finally Mafioso, though they were all very tasty. I encourage you to try them.

Pizze Stone
1545 Overton Park Ave
Memphis, TN 38112
(901) 725-7806
Pizze Stone Menu

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apparent suicide at the peabody hotel

Death has unfortunately been around lately in full force. Apparently yesterday afternoon around 4:15 PM CST a man was on top of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis threatening to jump. And at around 4:20 PM, he finished up his cigarette and did just that. The picture below is where he jumped from and he landed on the lower level.


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Unfortunately for Dave, my wife’s brother, he happened to be walking right by at the time. He said he saw the police, the fire department, and the guy on the roof talking to someone (supposedly the hotel manager) who was trying to get him to come down. When he turned to walk away, not wanting to watch the horrific event, the man jumped and Dave heard him hit. It really shocked Dave as it would shock anyone who witnessed that. Somewhat surprisingly few news outlets have picked up on it. I read on Twitter that it’s because they don’t cover suicides. Twitter and social media is apparently the best way one would find out about this type of event or word of mouth of course. Here’s what Twitter has to say about it. What else can you say about it? I’m very sorry and sad that it happened.

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kip gordon and fire dancers

Kip has a fabulous (yes I just used that word) set of photos at his site of a fire dancer in downtown Memphis on main street. Check them out here: http://blog.kipgordon.com/.

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70’s night at earnestine and hazel’s

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memphis traffic makes me crazy

Sometimes Memphis drivers make me crazy. Today I was running a little late because I had to drop Elek off at daycare in the morning. I got onto I-240 behind the slowest people on the face of the earth. Finally, I was able to change lanes and gain some speed so I’m going as fast as the other cars when this jackass who was in the left lane drifts on over into my lane, no blinker of course, literally seven feet from my car. It made me want to do the following to his car: (or take some thermite to it)

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memphis companies nab government contracts

mlgwSo why wasn’t the government available for competition? Oh yeah, MLGW is a monopoly… er I mean government run so there is no competition. Does this hurt the consumer? Yes. Does MLGW’s customer service suck ass? Yes. Will it get better without competition? Why would it? Who else are YOU going to get utilities from? I dislike laws which cannot be enforced. Such as Ticketmaster = Monopoly, Comcast or Time Warner = monopolies since only one can be in one area at once. On the bright side, it does provide more income for MLGW which may help them not layoff anyone during this economic dip.

Several Memphis companies have received contracts worth more than $1 million from the federal government so far this year, according to a government Web site.

Memphis Light Gas & Water got a $3.5 million contract for utility services for the Memphis branch of the Internal Revenue Service. The contract was not available for competition as MLGW is a government entity. The Web site, usaspending.gov, says MLGW has 2,600 employees and annual revenues of $1.6 billion.

via Memphis companies nab government contracts – Memphis Business Journal:.

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