Mexican Pizza Day update

Today is the day when the general public can once again purchase the Mexican Pizza at Taco Bell. It was slashed from the menu last year, a move that was protested by many.

Samya’s Kitchen will sell fresh falafel pitas at South Point Grocery tonight, 5 PM until they run out.

Nominations are now open for the Memphis Flyer’s Best of Memphis 2022 awards. You can nominate through Wednesday, June 15.

Max’s Sports Bar will do one more crawfish boil to end the season Sunday, May 22.

Excellent news for equality: The U.S. women’s soccer team has performed better than the men’s team in recent years but has been paid considerably less. That is about to change. Going forward, the two teams will receive equal salaries and bonuses. They will pool prize money and revenue from TV and sponsorships. The U.S. Soccer Federation is the first national soccer organization to make such a move. Lead the way, USA!

Next Wednesday, May 25, will be Nerd Nite at Memphis Chess Club. There will be mini-TED talks on math and stats in sports. There will also be acoustic music and an appearance by Memphis Roller Derby. The fun kicks off at 7 PM.

Family Dollar will close its West Memphis distribution center which was found to be infested with rats and mice earlier this year. 320 people will be put out of work.

Did you know that your insurance company may pay for a Fitbit or Apple Watch? UnitedHealthcare, Aetna, and Cigna appear to have the best offers.

Belle Tavern has reopened, reports Jennifer Biggs of the DM. Harold Cook, longtime bartender at Sweet Grass, is behind the bar, and for now Belle shares a menu with 117 Prime. Its hours are 4-10 PM Tuesday-Saturday. The tavern is in Barboro Alley, the alley that runs next to Aldo’s Pizza Pies Downtown, and is halfway between Main and Second.

The CA’s Jennifer Chandler has a look at JEM Dining’s monthly supper club at the James Lee House on Adams Avenue.

There will be a Rhymes on the River Juneteenth Poetry Slam at Fourth Bluff Park Friday, June 17. Cash prizes to the top 3 poets. In round 1, poets must stick to the Juneteenth theme; those who advance to rounds 2 and 3 can pick any subject they want.

Another record broken:

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