Good morning, Nashville. The internet is all abuzz about our beloved Pancake Pantry’s latest health inspection report, which gave them a sad score of 59 due to a stray cockroach, an employee wiping his nose and continuing to cook, and some meatballs that were the wrong temperature. While we would love to cap this off with a great big “April Fools!” or something, we can’t. And if you’ve been hanging around for a while, you probably already know how we feel about April Fools Day on the internet. So anyway, best of luck to Pancake Pantry because we sure love us some sweet potato pancakes.
- Several bills fail. Among some of the failed bills in the State Legislature this week were a bill requiring presidential candidates to produce a birth certificate in order to appear on Tennessee’s ballot, a bill banning open alcohol containers in vehicles, and also a bill banning mountaintop removal.
- Forget cicadas! The midstate is experiencing a serious stink bug outbreak, which have “potentially explosive population sizes” and also smell like dirty socks. Officials are most worried that they could reach the western part of the state and wreak some serious havoc on the soybean crop.
- Bits & pieces. The Preds are closing in on a playoff spot, and the first of the playoff tickets go on sale tomorrow … Be sure to keep up with the continuing road closures around the Music City Center construction site … Metro Schools officials hope that the city can fill in the gaping budget hole left by stimulus funds that expired this year … Unemployment stayed the same last month for the Nashville area … Christian Siriano is showing off some of his latest collection at Nashville Fashion Week, and he would also like to know why everyone thinks that’s weird.
Photo by Richard Call.