Have you taken a few minutes to vote in the Memphis Flyer’s “Best of Memphis” poll? Today is the last day. You can vote here.
Jimmy Lauck of the Little Tea Shop passed away Thursday, 30 years to the day after opening the restaurant. He’s survived by his wife Suhair. The restaurant will be closed until further notice. The Daily News has more details. Condolences, thoughts and prayers to Miss Su and the family.
Rizzo’s Diner has received its wine license, and will be selling a limited selection of wines in the $20-28 range.
Today is National Lasagne Day. Visit Spaghetti Warehouse’s Facebook page for a coupon good for $6 lasagne today.
The Grizzlies have re-signed center Hamed Haddadi. A very good move, in my opinion. He has proved he can go in for stretches of a third to a half of a quarter and give Marc Gasol time to rest. I see the big guy at the Saucer now and then, and he also has been known to get on Twitter and critique my choice of places to eat lunch. Haddadi’s signing will likely be the last move the Grizzlies make in the off-season.
The Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art is showing The Karate Kid at 12:15 and 2:45 today as part of its summer classic movie series. $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 students. Price includes regular admission to the museum.
There’s a doubleheader at AutoZone Park today. The Redbirds take on the Round Rock Express in both games. Gates open at 3, first game starts at 4. There will be a birthday celebration for Rockey Redbird today too.
Plans for today: Brunch at the Majestic at 11, beer and pool at the Saucer at 12. We got to Aldo’s Pizza Pies right at opening at 5 yesterday and grabbed the best seats at the bar. That worked out well, so I may go back today. Possibly I’ll stop by the Blind Bear at some point too, and it’s not out of the question that I may head south to Double J tonight to witness Robo’s atrocious singing at karaoke night.