It”s time to make nominations for your favorite bartenders, servers, bloggers, etc. for the annual Best Of awards presented by the Memphis Flyer. Nominations will be taken through June 28. Voting will begin on August 1. This is widely considered the most prestigious of the city-wide awards, because the voting is run by an editorial department rather than a marketing department, and you can only vote one time as opposed to once a day or once an hour. The least credible polls are the ones where you can vote the “Most.”
Well, I guess I won’t have many CA employees voting for me after that comment. But what would people who live in Nashville be doing voting in a Memphis poll anyway?
Good news for those of you who have kids. The city has a new city program to help youth learn golf. It is designed to do two things: expose kids to golf who otherwise would have never played, and eliminate the cost barrier. The city offers complimentary greens fees for those 17 and under to seven Memphis courses, and they have clubs for kids who don’t have their own. Giving kids the chance to pick up a lifetime hobby and passion without a major investment is very cool. Way to go, Memphis.
As part of Minor League Baseball’s Cope de la Diversión, the Memphis Redbirds will take the field tonight as the Memphis Música. Copa de la Diversión is a season-long event series designed to embrace the culture and values of participating teams’ Hispanic and Latino communities. Aztec dancers, a Latin DJ, and a Spanish-language PA will be part of the fun. First 1500 in the gate get a Memphis Música shirt. Gates at 6:00, first pitch at 7:05.
50-and-up dance team the Memphis Grizzlies Grannies & Grandpas are absolutely my favorite part of Grizzlies games. There will be a casting call for the Grannies and Grandpas coming up here soon.
If you love Shelby Farms, save the date: June 21. From 4:30-10:30 that evening buy a beer at the Ghost River taproom and Ghost River will donate a dollar to the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy.
There will be a run for Global Running Day departing Loflin Yard at 6:30 tonight and going across Big River Crossing. Coach Kevin of Can’t Stop Endurance Training will be there if you need some tips. Specials for runners at Loflin Yard after they return.
Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye Whiskey is the special this week at Belle Tavern. Half off through Sunday.
Memphis River Parks Partnership invites the public to join them at Beale Street Landing tonight at 6 for Urban M: Design in the River Parks. The design team behind the riverfront’s re-launch will share their thinking and discuss the role of design in building great places.
TaskRabbit, an app to help you find help with odd jobs like yard work and furniture assembly, is now live in Memphis.
Stormy Daniels is coming to Memphis. She’ll do meet & greets at The Pony Monday, June 18 at 9 and 11 PM.
Two matches have been announced for WWE Smackdown Live next Tuesday at FedExForum: WWE World Champion A.J. Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, and Daniel Bryan and Jeff Hardy vs. The Miz and Big Cass.
For my fellow Arkansas fans, game times have been announced for this weekend’s Fayetteville Super Regional. All three games (if the third is needed) will be on ESPN2 or ESPN.
A new hotel could be in the works for 99 and 105 S. Front. Developers will speak to the Landmarks Commission about leaving the facades of these buildings in place while demolishing the rest to make way for a new structure.
In other hotel news, the new owners of the Benchmark plan to demolish it and build a new five-story, full-service, four-star hotel. The Benchmark is the shell of a hotel across from the Peabody and AutoZone Park and has got to be a major embarrassment for the people who operate both of those businesses.
Happy D-Day! One Twitter user speculated that Donald Trump probably thinks D-Day has something to do with bra size. Yeah, I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s true. Outta here for now but quick programming note: My schedule is weird tomorrow so I will try to get my Thursday news post up before I leave for work.