Tuesday update

Apologies for the lack of a post yesterday. I had a nasty summer cold that I mistook for allergies until yesterday, not realizing I had a mild fever. I called in and spent 17 of the next 24 hours sleeping. I feel significantly better today.

It’s International Week, the week between Music Fest and BBQ Fest spent showcasing the culture of Memphis in May’s honored country, this year the Czech Republic. Bluff City Weekend has ways to enjoy the Czech Republic in Memphis for $15 or less.

5 Spot, on G.E. Patterson behind Earnestine & Hazel’s, is back open. View the new menu here

The Redbirds have a special Mother’s Day ticket for this Sunday that includes a buffet in the Home Plate Club, catch on the field, and you can bring your dog to the park. Tickets are $35 Dugout and $39 Club. Buffet runs from noon to 1:30 with game time at 2:05. Buffet menu will be salad bar and cheese display, seasonal fruit station, assorted breakfast pastries, pecan deviled eggs, BBQ chicken breast, carved ham, scrambled eggs (plain and with cheese), Applewood bacon, country sausage, roasted garlic breakfast potatoes, Belgian waffles with assorted toppings, chocolate covered strawberries, and a champagne and mimosa bar.

I checked the MemphisWeather.net forecast, where the 8-14 day outlook now covers the period of BBQ Fest. “Temperatures slightly above average; precipitation near average.” Normal high for the BBQ Fest days is 81-82, so we’re looking at mid-80s probably. As for precipitation, it’ll probably rain one day. We’ve had much worse weather at BBQ Fest so I am fine with that forecast.

That’s it for now. Back tomorrow with more.