Fri update: Grizzlies games canceled, ice cream festival, new beer blog, Kudzu’s and more

The lockout is getting serious. Today the NBA announced that pre-season training camps have been postponed indefinitely, and pre-season games the week of October 9-15 have been canceled. More information here. Tens of thousands of dollars in lost ticket sales, concessions, revenue for businesses near the FedExForum… not to mention lost income for all the people on an hourly wage who were scheduled to work game night. I hope owners and players get on the same page soon.

There’s an ice cream festival at AutoZone park tomorrow, Saturday, September 24. It benefits the Ronald McDonald House. For $10 you get ice cream, frozen treats and drinks. There will also be a silent auction, live entertainment, and contests. All you can eat ice cream? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

The Memphis Flyer is introducing a new beer blog called Memphis Beer Beat. An introduction to the new blog can be found in this Hungry Memphis post.

In the news: Kudzu’s has new owners. They plan to improve the bar but not change its feel.

I came in 5th at poker at Max’s Sports Bar last night. Not disappointed at all, just got unlucky, twice shoving all-in with big pocket pairs, only to run into bigger pairs. Afterward I went to the Brass Door. “We saved the last PBR for you,” they said. “We had a feeling you’d be coming.” Now, is that a bar that takes care of its regulars, or what? Afterward, I got Foursquare bonus points for checking in at the Saucer 55 days in a row.

After work I’ll grab a couple happy hour pints at the Saucer, then head south to meet Windell the Miller High Life guy at Max’s Sports Bar at 8:30. Plans TBD after that. One more post to come this lunchtime hour, so if you don’t see it check back.