Third Monday update

When was the last time I had three in one day? It doesn’t happen very often. This time I had to do it, though, because there’s a piece of time-sensitive material.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 3 is National Pancake Day and IHOP will be giving away free pancakes from 7 to 10 AM. Free pancakes? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up. I had sushi I couldn’t finish Sunday evening at Bluefin and could have used her help.

Memphis Barbeque Supply is offering a class on burgers Saturday, March 21. It will be led by Seth Agranov, writer of the Best Memphis Burger blog and one of the founders of Best Memphis Burger Fest. Seth, along with Jimmy from the store, will teach you everything you need to know to grill the perfect burger, including meat selection, prep, seasonings, stuffed burgers, grilling on charcoal or gas, using a GrillGrate, and much more. There are only 25 spots open, so email to grab yours.

Shen Yun, a Chinese dance performance with elaborate costumes, a live orchestra, and animated backdrops comes to the Cannon Center Friday, March 13. Tickets are $50-120.

In many inner-city neighborhoods, corner convenience stores are the only source of food within walking distance. In them you’ll see rack after rack of beer, soft drinks, chips, and processed foods, but rarely any fruits and vegetables. CityLabs explains why and explains what is being done in one city to get healthier snacks in the stores.

That’s it for now. Time for some PBR at Melissa’s bar at Bardog.