Tue update: New hot wing place, win Grizzlies tickets, Flying Saucer to re-open and lots more

If you’re a fan of chicken wings, the Memphis Flyer’s Hungry Memphis blog has some news you are going to like. 901 Wings is coming downtown. The first 901 Wings, which was actually in the 662 area code in Southaven, was so successful that second location is being opened at 97 N. Main. It could open as soon as late this week. In addition to nine varieties of wings, the restaurant will sell Philly cheesesteaks, turkey burgers, salads, and loaded fries.

It’s game day! The Grizzlies play Game 5 of their playoff series in San Antonio tonight, with tip-off at 8 PM. After the last two games, I believe. If Memphis plays like it did in Game 3 and in particular if Z-bo is a beast, I believe we can steal one on the road tonight.

By the way, if you play Texas hold’em, you might want to show up for the free 7:30 game tomorrow night, Wednesday, April 26 in the downstairs of Bardog Tavern. First place prize is a pair of tickets to Thursday’s Game 6 vs. the Spurs at FedExForum.

The Flyer’s Hungry Memphis blog has detail’s of the Flying Saucer’s grand reopening on Thursday, May 4, and finally I can let something out of the bag that I have known for months: The new menu will be based on the same gourmet burgers sold at Rodeo Goat, the Saucer’s sister chain. The Saucer is also changing the beer menu, focusing on the craft beer scene that has exploded in the 20 years since it opened.

A rather interesting festival is coming to three Downtown and Midtown spots today through Thursday – Taste of Science Memphis. Each night at Cafe Eclectic, High Cotton, and Tamp & Tap, scientists will gently talk science to non-scientists over drinks. The best researchers will make their work accessible to those without a science background.

Speaking of science, this happened at the March for Science in Chicago.

It’s Memphis Volunteer Week and there will be a pop-up volunteer party at The Washburn, 60 S. Main, Friday during lunchtime. Come in and complete a volunteer project that takes as little as 60 seconds, and you will get free pizza from Aldo’s. You can choose a project benefiting MIFA, Memphis Botanic Garden, or Catholic Charities.

The Memphis Tigers basketball team has booked a home-and-home series against LSU. The LSU Tigers will come to FedExForum December 28, with Memphis going to Baton Rouge in the 2018-19 season.

From the CA: Construction is ramping up on the stretch of Union leading into the Downtown core.

Spring has sprung, YOGA! Sunset Yoga returns to Memphis Park at Front and Jefferson Tuesday, May 2 at 6 PM. This is a free class by Downtown Yoga but you need to click the link and register and get a ticket. Free parking in the garage next door. There will be free wine post-class, and you’re welcome to bring a picnic. They have some extra mats but ask that you bring your own if you have one. Sunset Yoga will happen the first Tuesday of every month.

Got an upcoming flight on GLO Airlines? If the date is after April 28, you need to call 1-855-IFLYGLO. The company filed for bankruptcy and is suspending flights for the time being.

There will be a cash & carry jewelry and accessories show at the Memphis Cook Convention Center this Friday through Sunday.

That’s it for now. Back tomorrow with more news.