The Grizzlies have released their summer league schedule. They will play in both the Salt Lake City and Las Vegas leagues, and the Las Vegas games will be nationally televised. Second-year forward Ziaire Williams is expected to play a big role in these games, and it’ll be our first look at Memphis’ 2022 draft picks.
YOGA! South Point Grocery hosts a free “happy hour” yoga session with Katy this Wednesday at 5:30 PM. Bring a mat, towel, and water.
If you haven’t yet subscribed to The Daily Memphian and you’re a foodie, Chris Herrington and Jennifer Biggs’ food tour of Summer Avenue series, which kicked off today, is worth the subscription price by itself. This week they covered the section of Summer between East Parkway and Highland. OMG… Somali food and Mexican soul food and shrimp fried rice, yes please!
Arkansas plays Auburn in a College World Series game tonight at 6 on ESPN. The losing team gets eliminated. Earlier in the day, another SEC team is in action as Texas A&M plays Notre Dame at 1 on ESPN. That is an elimination game as well.
Two vehicles were reported burglarized at 171 Monroe this morning. That’d be the parking garage across B.B. King from AutoZone Park, just north of the Canopy Hotel. Looks like the teenagers who normally break into cars on Gayoso are branching out.
Don’t forget, tonight is the joint Downtown Neighborhood Association/South Main Association meeting at Beale Street Landing. A representative of Memphis River Parks Partnership will be there to answer questions. The DNA president has promised the meeting won’t get contentious, but that’s gonna be a tall order to fill if the “Save the Parks” people show up in numbers. Drinks and appetizers will be provided to association members. Popcorn would be appropriate.
You can ride the trolley for 25 cents today due to poor air quality. MATA bus rides and MATAplus rides are 25 cents as well.
Today is National Smoothie Day. City Market makes good ones.
COVID Act Now reports that the reinfection rate has fallen to 0.98 in Shelby County. That indicates that the spread of COVID is no longer exponential and that the current wave may have peaked.
Butterific Bakery and Cafe at 488 S. Second has decided to extend its Juneteenth celebration all this week. Through Thursday, the Maja Wings food truck will be outside 11 AM-6 PM. Fridays are Pie Fridays. The Smoke & Ice food truck will be there Saturday from noon to 7.
That’s it for today’s post. Back tomorrow with more news.