Thursday update

Game 3 of the Grizzlies-Timberwolves playoff series tips off in Minneapolis tonight at 6:30. The game will be televised nationally on TNT. Don’t forget that there will be a watch party at Fourth Bluff Park tonight with koozie and sunglasses giveaways, food trucks, Grizz, the Claw Crew, and the Grizz Girls.

The truck lineup for today’s food truck rodeo in Court Square has been released.

Depressing stat I read on the Daily Memphian website this morning: In 2021, Memphis had more homicides than Detroit. DETROIT.

Action News 5 has an in-depth look at competition-winning Chef Tam in its latest 5 Star Story.

The Broom Closet is now selling gemstone Pokemon for $6 each.

There will be a River Market this Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM at River Garden, 51 N. Riverside. Free admission, more than 20 local vendors, and free skate rentals.

I didn’t realize it was possible for college athletes to sign name/image/likeness deals with their dads… John Daly II, on the Arkansas Razorbacks golf team, has signed an NIL deal along with his dad with Hooters. Father and son will promote the restaurant on social media and digital platforms.

Shaquille O’Neal on Penny Hardaway: “I always tell people he was Kobe before Kobe”

This year’s Music Fest poster will be the last one designed by artist George Hunt. George died at the age of 83 in December 2020. The poster is named “Greatest Hits” and incorporates concepts from his previous posters.

Galea wines, Mediterranean sangrias made in Spain, are new at Cordelia’s Market this week.

It’s Irish Heritage Night at the Redbirds this evening. There will be dueling pianos on the concourse, Silky O’Sullivan’s famous throne will be there, and there will be a stadium sing-a-long to “When Irish Eye Are Smiling.” First 2000 fans get a green Memphis Redbirds hat.

It’s also College Night at the Redbirds. If you go to the U of M, Rhodes, CBU, or UT, you can purchase a $15 field box ticket and get a concession credit and special college-themed hat.

But wait, there’s more… it’s also Throwback Thursday tonight at the Redbirds, sponsored by the most delicious beer ever brewed, PABST BLUE RIBBON!!!!! $2 PBRs and $1 hot dogs.

Wow, it’s like the Redbirds marketing team must have asked, “What can we do to get Paul to come to more games?” in a pre-season meeting.

Insider tip: The Greyhound, the bar inside the Hilton Garden Inn across the street, is a great place to pre-game for the Redbirds. I’ve heard they have a “Greyhound Dogs” hot dog flight.

Recipe: Mountain Dew biscuits

Sheyna Gee plays Live at the Tracks tonight from 6:30 to 9:30 at Central Station Hotel.

Happy 96th birthday to Queen Elizabeth II.

Russian and Belarusian players will be banned from Wimbledon this year due to those countries’ invasion of Ukraine.

Part of North Second Street/Whitney Avenue will be closed for railroad construction today.

Memphis rapper Pooh Shiesty has been sentenced to 5 years, 3 months in federal prison for a gun charge. That’s a shame… “Keep your grass cut and the snakes’ll show” is really outstanding advice.

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