Friday the 13th update

Surfing social media reminds me of one aspect of BBQ Fest I am so glad I don’t have to deal with this year since I’m not on a team.

BBQ team member: Here’s a guest wristband. This will get you in my team’s booth at BBQ Fest.


Invariably, the person asking this question is someone who has no problem running up $60-$70 tabs at Downtown bars on a near-daily basis. But he/she doesn’t want to pay for a $15 park entry ticket.


It’s not that they can’t afford a park entry ticket. It’s that they want to appear as a big shot and tell all their friends they got in the park for free because they “know someone.”

People who truly are big shots don’t behave like this.

Another day, another record high, and this one was especially hot.

The Who comes to FedExForum tonight.

The Grizzlies watch party at Fourth Bluff Park opens tonight at 8, with tip-off vs. the Golden State Warriors at 9. If the Grizzlies win, the series comes back to Memphis Monday for Game 7. If they lose, they are eliminated.

The Grizzlies’ vice-president of basketball operations, Zach Kleiman, has been named NBA Executive of the Year. Kleiman has made savvy trades that have produced players like Desmond Bane and Brandon Clarke as well as stocking Memphis’ cupboard with first-round picks.

Pam & Terry play Old Dominick tonight from 6 to 9.

Feast & Graze is hiring two positions:

Front-of-house manager: Basic POS skills, excellent customer service, proactive, people person, sales-oriented, loves cheese and charcuterie. Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 AM-5:30 PM

Part-time prep cook/assembler: Basic kitchen and food safety skills, proactive, self-driven, loves cheese and charcuterie. Monday, Thursday, and Saturday 7-11 AM

Email a resume to if interested in either position.

Memphis 901 FC will hold its first official pre-match party of the season on Saturday. Meet up at the Hard Rock on Beale at 5:15 and march to AutoZone Park at 6:15. The squad kicks off against Indy Eleven at 7:00.

Insomnia Cookies has brought back their $50 50-pack deal. That’s 40% off.

Kevin Galloway, the frontman of Uncle Lucius, plays a show tonight at 7 at South Main Sounds.

The Falls Building at Front and Court has been purchased for $10 million by a luxury hotel developer.

An antique store will open in the historic residence at 707 Adams.

Today is World Cocktail Day.

WREG has a story on how the rising cost of meat is affecting BBQ teams.

Lots of contract tracers will be laid off by the health department as COVID-19 grant funding ends June 30.

Trunk Monkeys play the Hard Rock tonight at 8.

60% chance of rain today but at least it won’t be 97. Everyone stay dry and safe. Back tomorrow with more news.