Discover the Ice Age this weekend, and other Thursday news

Back at work after a couple of birthday days off, putting together a dining guide for an upcoming tournament my company is holding in Rhode Island. One of the nearby restaurants has a build-your-own mac & cheese bar. Yum.

Oh wow. There’s a gourmet grilled cheese store too. My friend Katie Mac would be in heaven at that place.

This is mainly an event for kids, but even as an adult I think it sounds pretty cool: Discover the Ice Age is coming to the Cook Convention Center this weekend. You can meet mammoths, mastodons, saber-toothed cats and other megafauna that ruled the world during the Ice Age.

The Foo Fighters have announced a concert series for next summer and fall. They will come to the FedExForum October 7, 2015.

Big positive news for Memphis: Readers of the USA Today selected Memphis as the number-one NBA destination.

The Flyer has a Q&A with Billy Orgel, new owner of the Tennessee Brewery, about what he plans to do with his new piece of property.

From the MBJ: Live music venue The New Daisy has changed ownership.

The Bar-B-Q Shop is the winner of the MBJ’s 64-restaurant BBQ brackets.

The Methodist Healthcare Foundation is holding a cancer center fundraiser luncheon with Rob Lowe tomorrow. I wonder if he’ll bring Creepy Rob Lowe and Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe with him? Watch out for guys with binoculars if you take a swim at the Y tomorrow. has fan information for Saturday’s Memphis Tigers football game vs. South Florida. says that we’ll be mostly rain-free for the game with temps in the 60s.

That’s it for this post. I’ll be at my usual Thursday spots after work this evening.