Sunday update: Downtown Night at the Grizzlies, second Maciel’s location to open and moreu

Grizzlies Downtown Night is back Friday, March 9. Downtowners can get a special ticket package for $85 Pinnacle Level or $35 Terrace Level. The package includes a seat to the game, a reception in the Draft Room on the Pinnacle Level, and a special Grizzlies 38103 T-shirt. Game time is 7 PM and the Utah Jazz are the opponent. To purchase the ticket package, contact Carl Rosen at 901-205-1445 or email

Great news for those of you in the University of Memphis area: Maciel’s Tortas and Tacos is opening a second location out there. It will be at 525 S. Highland, formerly R.P. Billiards and the Highland Cue. Y’all, I’m going to say this one more time. This is not a “one of these days I’ll get around to eating there” type of place. This is a “drop everything and go there NOW” place. The food is that good.

The World Championship Squirrel Cook-Off is Saturday, September 8 in Bentonville, Arkansas. Squirrel corn dogs, squirrel-stuffed pickles, squirrel ice cream and more. Sounds delish.

Chisca Bar at LYFE Kitchen will host Eat Your Heart Out, a special four-course dinner ending with a chocolate temptation dessert, on February 14 from 5 to 9 PM. $35.

The Memphis Tigers host UCF at FedExForum today at 3.

LUNCHBOXeats will be on the Travel Channel tonight at 8 on Chowin’ Down the Mississippi.

Sunday Fun Day! With the Olympics on, I see myself spending more time at Max’s Sports Bar in the days to come. Back tomorrow with more news.