Tuesday update

Online sign-ups for two events at the Bardog alley party… er, Monroe Fest, are happening right now. You can sign up to get in the dunk tank and have people pay to throw balls to dunk you, with the proceeds going to St. Jude.

Or, you can sign up for the meatball eating contest. Whoever eats the most of Aldo’s grandma’s meatballs in a period of time gets a meatball eating championship belt similar to the belt awarded to the winner of the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest in New York. Space is limited, so sign up early, and be sure to let them know your T-shirt size in the comments.

There was a food fight at the Madison recently. No, not a school cafeteria-type food fight. Three chefs, including the executive chef at eighty3, faced off in a battle of South vs. North vs. West. The winning dishes will be featured on an upcoming menu at eighty3.

The Grizzlies have announced dates for their regional caravan tour featuring Tony Allen and several other players. The Downtown date is August 31 at AutoZone Park.

Meekies Munchies will open this weekend at 488 S. Second.

That’s it for now. Time to head to work. Possibly another post later today.