Tuesday update

Wow. Fiz is gone. For those of you who haven’t heard yet, the Memphis Grizzlies fired head coach David Fizdale yesterday afternoon. The firing came after eight straight losses and Marc Gasol benched by Fiz for the entire fourth quarter of a loss. Hard to believe this came only 7 months after “They not gonna rook us” and “Take that for data!” Here are some reactions around the NBA and around Memphis.

Another (adjective)(animal) place will soon open Downtown: The Gray Canary. This will be the new Hudman/Ticer restaurant in Old Dominick Distillery on Front Street. It will have wood fire and a raw bar.

The Brass Door will have pre-marathon pancakes and porridge for St. Jude runners Saturday, opening their doors at 6 AM. For runners not familiar with Downtown, the Door is an Irish restaurant and pub two blocks north of AutoZone Park, on Madison between Second and B.B. King. Following the race the Brass Door will be open with post-race revelry as well.

Pontotoc Lounge will host a Repeal Day Celebration on December 5, the anniversary of the 1933 end of Prohibition. Doors open at 4 and there will be ’20s and ’30s era jazz, cocktails and a food menu. Classic Cocktail happy hour at 4, punch pours beginning at 6, and jazz starts at 6:30.

The combination Downtown Neighborhood Association and South Main Association holiday party will happen Sunday, December 17 at Jack Robinson Gallery, corner of Front and Huling. Pam & Terry will provide the live music. There will be catering by Arcade Restaurant and Marcy Siebert, and complimentary wine and beer. This party will replace the December monthly SMA meeting.

Another fairly slow news day. That’s it for now, back tomorrow.