Thursday update

The Memphis Tigers got their first signature win of the season last night, beating Virginia Tech in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off, 69-61. The Tigers advance to the finals of the tournament, playing Iowa State at 8:30 PM Friday. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN2.

The Memphis Grizzlies, on the other hand, didn’t fare so well last night. They fell to Toronto, 126-113. That loss knocks them back to .500 and ties them with the L.A. Lakers, the Denver Nuggets, and the Minnesota Timberwolves for 7th-10th place in the Western Conference. Ideally, the Grizzlies would like to finish 6th or better and avoid play-in scenarios.

Next up for the Grizz: At home vs. the Atlanta Hawks Friday. First 3000 fans receive Jaren Jackson Jr. slides.

In other Grizzlies news, Tony Allen has asked the Grizzlies to postpone his jersey retirement, which had been scheduled for January 28. The Grindfather has some legal matters he wants to get cleaned up first.

Bardog will open at 5 this afternoon and will have a $20 Thanksgiving special that includes

  • Turkey
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Green bean casserole
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Sweet potato mash
  • Pumpkin pie

Max’s Sports Bar will open at 5. They have eggnog slushies back just in time for the holiday season.

The Blind Bear opens at 6 and will also have a Thanksgiving special.

Silly Goose opens at 7.

For a list of more places open to the public on Thanksgiving, check out Holly’s blog.

Breakfast cereal is the next thing that’s about to get more expensive.

A woman has been charged with disorderly conduct and vandalism related to the damage done on and around Main Street early Tuesday morning. She’s also accused of throwing three rocks through the window of the Lansky store in the Peabody Hotel, shattering glass, damaging merchandise, and almost hitting a customer.

Makeda’s Cookies will name their chocolate chip cookie after Young Dolph. The rapper was shot and killed at their Airways store last week. He was a regular customer and the chocolate chip cookie was his favorite.

Exercise Unlimited at 387 S. Front will have a Small Business Saturday celebration this Saturday. There will be in-store discounts, live demonstrations of exercise equipment, and booths by other Downtown vendors.

That’s it for now. Heading out for Thanksgiving with wonderful friends here in a bit. Back tomorrow with more news.