Tuesday update

I have a preview of one of the cocktails that will be served at the Cupcakes & Cocktails Dinner Thursday night in Bardog Tavern’s Underdog Room.

This is the MEMhattan, mixologist Sara Morgan Strom’s take on a Manhattan using BBQ bitters and a Luxardo cherry. It will be one of four drinks paired with cupcakes, three savory and one sweet, by Two Girls and a Whip at the dinner Thursday.

There will be a dog show at Loflin Yard Saturday, August 17 at 4 PM. The event will include a talent show, an ugly dog competition, a photo booth, puppy olympics, and dog karaoke. There will also be dogs up for adoption.

For those of you who are fans of the New Wing Order food truck, it will be back in Court Square this Thursday for lunch.

Delish taste-tested Burger King’s new $1 taco. The verdict: The taco you see in commercials looks much different from the one you get at the counter.

Blues on the Bluff, a fundraiser for radio station WEVL, happens on the grounds of the National Ornamental Metal Museum this Saturday. There will be craft beer by beer sponsor Memphis Made Brewing Co., wine, and non-alcoholic drinks. Live music, beautiful views of the Mississippi, food by the Fuel truck, and frozen treats by MEMPops.

Penn & Teller are coming to the Orpheum October 18.

Huey’s has added a mac & cheese burger to its menu.

Meth gators.

The Memphis Grizzlies, led by #21 pick Brandon Clarke, won the Summer League championship last night. The front office move of moving up two spots in the draft so they could grab Clarke is looking more and more like a smart one.

I’ve got a bone to pick with WREG and the @3onyourside Twitter account. They have a regular feature they do called “Manhunt Monday.” It gives the impression that Memphis is such a dangerous place that manhunts happen at least once a week. Which may well be true, but do you have to put that fact in the spotlight? Can’t you instead seek out the positive in Memphis (and there is a lot of positive going on) and spotlight that instead? This kind of thing is why I prefer to get my news from the Daily Memphian, which does not engage in clickbait.

The Memphis Flyer will have a mobile “brews” room at the Ghost River taproom from 5:30 to 7:30 Thursday. They want to drink a beer with you and get your ideas on how they can report the news better. George Abbott, director of external affairs of Memphis River Parks Partnership, will give a presentation on plans for the parks, and afterward there will be a Q&A.

RAWK’s Grub will celebrate its grand opening at Growlers on Poplar next Monday from 6 to 9. There will be a tap takeover by Meddlesome as well.

Y’all take it easy on the roads out there. Barry’s remnants are drenching Downtown this morning. Back tomorrow with more news.