Wednesday update

I had a classic Downtown Memphis meal for dinner last night: A double-double with fries at Dyer’s on Beale Street.

There’s lots of debate about who in Memphis has the best burger. My vote is for Dyer’s. The flavor is just second to none. It’s a pretty basic burger with two meat patties, two slices of American, pickle, mustard, and mayo, but Dyer’s has been brilliant at the basics for over 100 years and that’s good enough for me.

Dyer’s needs to adjust its Facebook page, though. Its schedule lists it as being open 11 AM to 12 PM on Tuesdays. Um, that means it would be open a total of 1 hour. 12 PM is noon. As a result, they show “closed now” when they are actually open. For a business that relies heavily on tourists discovering them online, that’s not very good.

Big game, big night for Memphis. Memphis 901 FC hosts Atlanta United 2 tonight at AutoZone Park at 7. This will be a nationally televised game on ESPNews and a chance for Memphis to show the world how much we have taken to our new pro soccer team.

Catherine and Mary’s, in addition to their dinner menu, offers something called Maw Maw’s Table. This is a place that encourages sharing food family style as you would at your grandmother’s. Entrees currently served at Maw Maw’s Table include Bistecca Florentina and Soft Shell Crab.

The Grizzlies’ chances to CONVEY THAT PICK are not looking good following last night’s loss to Detroit. It will take a Grizzlies win, a Dallas loss, and luck in a coin flip situation to finish ninth from the bottom. The Grizzlies could land as “high” as sixth from the bottom.

Almost Famous headlines the first Peabody rooftop party of the season tomorrow night. $15 cover (most weeks the cover will be $10). You can buy $150 VIP pass that gets you in the parties all season, and which comes with a lot of perks attached, including VIP Lounge, special food and drink offerings in the VIP Lounge, valet parking, a Peabody gift bag, and a 20% discount in Chez Philippe, Capriccio Grill, and Peabody Deli & Desserts throughout the 2019 Rooftop Party season.

As your #1 source of news and information about The Edge District, I wanted to link to this article about Blue Leaf Hemp, a new store in the Shab Chic Marketplace at 607 Monroe. Every item sold in the stores – from clothing to bath bombs to dog collars and much more – has something to do with hemp.

911 via text has launched in Memphis, the Memphis Flyer reports.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will perform two Music of Star Wars concerts on May the 4th (Be With You).

As part of Taste of Science Week, Ghost River will host Bluff City Comedy of Science Thursday, April 25 at 7 PM.

I found a good weekend trip guide to Memphis restaurants and bars that I thought I’d share with my readers.

YOGA! Downtown Yoga will offer a Druminyasa class, combining Vinyasa with drumming, 5:30 PM May 1st.

All fans at the Grizzlies game tonight at FedExForum will receive a Grizzlies poster courtesy of American Home Shield.

That’s the news for now! Back tomorrow.