Monday update

Want a free preview of the August 20 Breakaway-Bardog 5K course? Join The Salty Dogs for a run this evening, departing from Bardog at 7 PM. There is no charge to participate and you get specials in The Underdog following the run.

Get ready for an influx of tourists to Memphis late this week as Elvis Week begins. The official dates are August 11-19 and here is the calendar. This should be a big year, marking the 40th anniversary of the death of The King.

A Flying Saucer manager told me that Stumblin’ Elvis is coming back Saturday, August 19. People dress up as Elvis and stumble from bar to bar. I will get more details on the list of bars and what charity they are supporting this year. I know the Tin Roof and Blind Bear are usually on the list of stops.

Loflin Yard will pay homage to the Blue Hawaii days of Elvis with the second annual Loflin Luau August 18-20. There will be a pig roast, live music, and tiki drink specials.

Sounds like a good idea. As many Redbirds have been called up to the majors this season, some of these cards may be worth some good money in 10 or 15 years’ time.

If you’ve thought about adopting a dog or cat, this is the month to do it. Memphis Animal Services is doing $20 adoptions during the month of August. Adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, a heartworm test for dogs, FIV/FeLV test for cats, a collar, a leash for dogs and a customized ID tag, so that is a heck of a deal.

The Redbirds are back in town for a short homestand, tonight through Thursday. They will play Omaha tonight with first pitch at 6:35.

Got word that an extremely bad-ass team is “about 95% sure” they will be entering Best Memphis Burger Fest this year. Going to hold off on naming the team until they confirm, but it’s a group that would immediately would be in contention for trophies.

In another “can’t yet disclose what I know” type of thing, I have reason to believe Cafe Pontotoc will not close in a few weeks after all.

Ten kegs were stolen from Silky’s Friday morning.

Memphis wrestling may be coming back to TV. Hear the details on this week’s Cerrito Live podcast.

More bad news for Comrade Trump:

A few things to note here: Schneiderman is the New York attorney general. State cases are not pardonable by the president. RICO is the law that brought down John Gotti and other high-ranking members of the Gambino crime family.

Probably going to hit Bardog for happy hour tonight. Melissa Monday is no more, but I want to see who takes over the bar shift. I also want to see if I hear any more news about Monroe Avenue Fest coming up on the 20th. Back tomorrow with more news.