Thursday update

The South Main Association will have quite a slate of speakers at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 10 at Loflin Yard. Kemp Conrad, the City Councilman largely responsible to bringing the Bird scooters to Memphis, will speak. Rebecca Dull, executive director of the Memphis Farmers Market, will provide an update on the Market season. Vince Smith, the Downtown Memphis developer, will outline his new project next to the National Civil Rights Museum. Lisa Akbari of the Tennessee House of Representatives will provide a legislative update.

Loflin Yard will provide light apps, and the first 50 guests will receive a ticket for a free beverage. Free for members, $10 for non-members. Social at 6 PM with the program starting at 6:30.

There will be an Unapologetic/Goner Records Downtown Meltdown alley party in Barboro Alley next Thursday, July 12 after work. The Oblivians & Stephanie McDee will headline.

Bluefin is in the news after a manager refused to allow a service dog to come in the restaurant, a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The dog’s owner posted to Facebook, and it got shared more than 1100 times.

There’s a specialty ticket to tonight’s Redbirds game that gets you access to a two-hour all-you-can-eat buffet of penne pasta with meat, alfredo, and tomato sauces, plus garlic bread and hot dogs. $2 beers around the park for Thirsty Thursday, and the Redbirds will have their Memphis Chicks throwback on.

It’s Military Appreciation Night at Whet Thursday tonight at the Metal Museum. James and the Ultrasounds will perform, the Memphis Mojo Cafe food truck will be onsite, gallery talk at 6, yard games, scavenger hunt.

I had lunch at the Flying Fish yesterday. Pro tip: Get a hushpuppy basket and grab some butter and horseradish from the condiment bar. Cut a hushpuppy in half, spread some butter on it and just a touch of horseradish. So incredibly good.

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