The Commercial Appeal’s Jennifer Chandler published a list of six boozy frozen cocktails you have to try in Memphis. Two of the six are available Downtown: The sake slushie from STIX (available in original, watermelon, peach, and green apple flavors) and the Jameson Slushie from Slider Inn.
I can’t believe two summer classics, the Call-a-Cab from Wet Willie’s and the Purple Drank from Max’s Sports Bar, didn’t make the list. I love the way Purple Drank lives up to its name: It’s purple and it’s a liquid beverage you can consume and you (probably) won’t die.
Labor Day is 3 weeks from today. Men’s Journal has a list of last-minute Labor Day trips you can book, and the Hyatt Centric on Beale Street made the list.
The 2022 candlelight vigil in memory of Elvis is tonight at Graceland. Watch live starting at 8:20.
Still nothing official from the NBA, but we have this from a noted authority on the league:
2022 NBA Christmas Day schedule, per @ShamsCharania
– Bucks vs. Celtics
– Sixers vs. Knicks
– Suns vs. Nuggets
– Lakers vs. Mavs
– Grizzlies vs. Warriors
Can’t wait 🍿 pic.twitter.com/ZS33Y4RBVV
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 14, 2022
Sounds like the Grizzlies will play Golden State in the late game, probably in San Francisco, probably a 9 PM Central tip time. What day of the week is Christmas this year? … Sunday. You better go ahead and put in for vacation for Monday the 26th if it’s not an official office holiday where you work.
Will Zalatoris is no longer the most successful golfer never to win a PGA Tour event. He won the FedEx-St. Jude Invitational in Memphis yesterday. He’ll move on to the next leg of the playoffs, the BMW Championship in Wilmington, Delaware, this coming weekend.
Perjorie T. Roll found a good sports-related Facebook page this weekend that she wanted me to pass along to my readers. The Sports Troll, providing snarky sports-related memes and commentary and breaking news. It looks like the page’s owner is all fired up for the beginning of NFL season.
Temperatures will still be seasonal early this week, but MemphisWeather.net has some great news: Winds becoming north at 10 MPH today. Nature’s air conditioning should feel great! Get ready for Wednesday, though: Heavy rain and storms are possible.
Jeeps on Beale returns to Beale Street tomorrow night.
The Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird comes to the Orpheum tomorrow through Sunday. Tickets are $29-$125.
That’s all for today’s news. Back tomorrow with more.