Monday update

Last week I reported there was a sign on the door of El-Basha Grill, the restaurant that never opened at 8 S. Main, advertising that a frozen drink chain called Fat Tuesday was hiring. This morning I walked past there on the way to Walgreens (which has Mountain Dew back in stock – YAAAYYY!) and saw that all the restaurant tables are chairs have been removed. That adds credence to the belief that 8 S. Main will indeed be the location of Fat Tuesday.

The inside dining/drinking area appears really small – about 500-600 square feet. Perhaps they will take advantage of to-go drink sales being legal at restaurants through 2023 (and probably forever).

WATCH: Downtown Memphis Carry-Out Concert with John Paul Keith from The Edge Motor Museum

St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral at 700 Poplar held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome people back to the sanctuary following a year-plus of streaming worship services on the computer.

It’s time for another Music Monday on the patio of Cordelia’s Market tonight 5-7. Grab you a bucket of beer inside before you head out there.

It’s World Tofu Day. Yeah I’ll take a pass on that holiday.

I mistakenly reported that the Redbirds lost a game last week. They did not and their winning streak now extends to 15. They’ll be back in town Tuesday for a 6-game homestand vs. the Gwinnett Stripers.

The Memphis Flyer has a Q&A with Shelby County Health Department Director appointee Dr. Michelle Taylor.

The blog answers the question: How long will it be so disgustingly hot and humid? The answer: For a while. Root for afternoon thunderstorms today as a means of cooling us down.

That’s it for today. Monday posts typically aren’t very newsy. Time to bang out a couple of articles on Medium and then I’ll decide what the rest of my day looks like. Back tomorrow with more news.