Tue update: New Abita beer, MFD Twitter, Barboro Flats, SOB summer menu, Salty Dogs, Redbirds, Madison cookout

Abita, which is based in Louisiana, has released a Save Our Shore beer in response to the situation in the Gulf of Mexico. Rather ironic, since Abita’s beer Turbo Dog tastes like an oil spill. No word on when/if Save Our Shore will be available in Memphis.

Good Twitter account to follow: @mfdalert. It’s the Memphis Fire Department. I learned of a church fire in Uptown an hour before it hit the news this morning, thanks to their presence on Twitter.

Here’s a Memphis Daily News article on the opening of Barboro Flats apartments.

You can see a preview of South of Beale’s new summer menu here on MarksMenus.

If you run with the Salty Dogs group that meets at Bardog 7 PM Mondays/7 AM Wednesdays, or if you’ve thought about running with them, be sure to join their group on Facebook. Just search for “Salty Dogs” under Groups.

The Redbirds are having a special Independence Day deal July 3rd. For $37 you get a club level ticket and a 2-hour all-you-can-eat buffet. Buffet includes hot dogs, Rendezvous pork and chicken, Rendezvous BBQ nachos, fried chicken, baked beans, slaw, potato salad, potato chips, watermelon, cookies and soft drinks. You’ll have access to air conditioning in the club level, but still, I suggest tube tops as the attire for ladies. Fireworks after the game.

All-you-can-eat buffet? Well, I guess the Nuh-Uh Girl will be hinting around that she wants to go see the Redbirds Saturday.

The Madison Hotel is hosting a cookout on the Fourth. Elmo & the Shades will perform on the rooftop. Food will be Neola Farms burgers, Ashley Farms chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, and side items featuring local meats, cheeses, and produce wherever possible. $30 per person, reception style with limited seating. Call 901-333-1224 to make reservations.

Trivia at Saucer with Pete the Trivia Guy tonight at 7.  I’ll be there.