Monday update

It’s conference tournament week for those who are NCAA basketball fans! The Memphis Tigers are seeded fifth and have earned a first-round bye in the American Athletic Conference tournament. They will play #4 UCF Friday at 1 PM.

Here’s the bracket for this week’s SEC tournament. Kentucky, Florida, South Carolina and Arkansas are thought to be safely in the NCAA tournament regardless what happens this week. My Hogs play their first game at 8:30 Friday on the SEC Network. Hmmm… a trip to Max’s Sports Bar may have to happen that evening.

MATA is hosting job fairs Tuesday and Thursday. They’re recruiting bus operators, bus maintenance people, diesel mechanics, and trolley foreman and supervisor.

Memphis Black Restaurant Week starts today. Holly has the details in a post on the I Love Memphis blog.

Some good news:

More good news: We switch back to Daylight Time on Sunday, so those 6:00 sunsets will soon be 7:00 sunsets.

South Side Supper Club is back at Belle Tavern tomorrow night, Tuesday, March 7, 7 to 10 PM.

Hard to believe, but this is the week of the Beale Street St. Patrick’s Day parade. It happens this Saturday at 3:00. Grab you a good spot to get lots of beads, candy, etc. thrown from floats. Everyone try not to get hit in the head with a cabbage this year (Bones).

The monthly South Main Association meeting will happen Tuesday, March 14 at Hotel Napoleon at the corner of Third and Madison. Drinks and appetizers will be provided by the hotel. The featured speaker will be Penelope Huston, vice president of marketing, communications, and events for the Downtown Memphis Commission. Social at 6, program at 6:30. Free for members, $10 non-members.

The Memphis Grizzlies host Brooklyn tonight at 7 at FedExForum.

The Redbirds announced today the return of The Rendezvous as the official BBQ supplier for AutoZone Park. You haven’t truly been to a baseball game in Memphis if you haven’t sat down with a big ol’ pile of BBQ nachos.

I have decided not to attend the 901 Popper Throwdown on the 25th. It’s a personal decision and not a reflection on Seth and his team of organizers; I think the event is fantastic and I wish it success. Good luck to my friends who are competing.

Josh Pastner won ACC Coach of the Year. I am very happy for the former Memphis Tigers men’s basketball coach. He has a great basketball mind. The culture here in Memphis just wasn’t the right fit for him.

The Trumpster has spent 22 percent of his presidency in Florida.

That’s it for this post. Going to switch things up a bit and lead off at the Blind Bear for happy hour today.