Tuesday update

After this past weekend, I’m starting to wonder if the Earnestine & Hazel’s ghost is for real. This past Saturday I was in there and Clarence gave me $5 to play songs on the jukebox. It played all the songs I selected, but it also played two I didn’t, interspersed within the songs I played. What the…???

I had one of the best lunches I have had in a long time yesterday.

This was one of the lunch specials at Bardog yesterday. It was cheese tortellini with shrimp in Alfredo sauce. So good! When you go in Bardog, make sure to look at the board above the kitchen to see the specials. There are soups, a Daily Dog, mussels (usually), two to three entree specials, and desserts which lately have been cakes by Two Girls and a Whip.

In other Bardog news, shirts are in for this Sunday’s Breakaway-Bardog 5K and Monroe Avenue Fest.

Best Memphis Burger Fest may not be dead after all. Seth posted that last month, a group had contacted him about purchasing the rights to the name and to run the festival. He does not know their exact plans but believes they are going to hit the ground running.

Elmwood Cemetery will have an encore presentation of The History of Death this Sunday at 2 PM. This will be a 45 minute presentation on funerals, folklore, and how we memorialize our loved ones, and beer, wine, and snacks will be served. This event will be indoor and air conditioned, and pre-registration is recommended.

Memphis now has a rage room where you can go smash stuff.

Downtown Yoga will be offering a Healthy Hips workshop with Tedrah Smothers this Saturday from 2 to 4:30. The workshop will help you find freedom in your hips.

More yoga news: Bendy Brewski Yoga comes to Crosstown Brewing Co.’s taproom this Saturday at 10:30 AM. This is a 45 minute, all-levels class followed by beer and socializing with your fellow yogis. $15 for the class plus a beer. YOGA!

The Metal Museum will be offering “taster” classes on September 1. These classes, $50 each, will be 90 minute introductions to blacksmithing, mig welding, casting, and enameling. Register here.

A Bass Pro scuba diver hosts a live fish feeding every day at 10 AM and 3 PM.

There’s a special all-inclusive ticket tomorrow night at the Redbirds. For $20 you can walk up to any concession stand in the park and get free hot dogs, burger baskets, chips and cheese, popcorn, and fountain sodas.

Friday at the Redbirds will be Grit & Grind Night where the Redbirds celebrate the Memphis Grizzlies. Grizz, the Grizz Girls, Grizzline, and the Claw Crew will be there, and the Redbirds players will wear special jerseys that will be auctioned off for charity. There’s a special ticket for this game that gets you not only a seat at it, but a Terrace IV seat for opening night for the Grizzlies’ season.

High Ground News has an interesting piece on the tunnels of Gayoso Bayou.

Tomorrow from 2 to 4 PM, Hal and Julie Lansky will sign copies of their book Come On In, Young Man!, a children’s book about the relationship between Elvis Presley and Hal’s father/Julie’s grandfather Bernard Lansky, Clothier to the King. The signing will be at the Lansky Bros. store at Second and Beale in the Hard Rock Cafe building.

Elvis tribute artist Ted Torres Martin will perform ’68 Miles to Vegas today at 3 at the Halloran Centre.

I don’t normally post Cordova news here, but my BBQ teammate Chad is hosting a new trivia night at Fox and Hound on Wednesdays starting tomorrow. It’ll start at 7:00 and end around 9:30. Best damn Wednesday night trivia in Cordova, so come on out and play!

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