Tuesday update

If you want to vote in the Memphis Flyer’s Best of Memphis 2022 poll but you haven’t done so yet, better hop to it. Wednesday at 5 PM is the deadline to submit your ballot. The winners will be announced in the September 29 issue of the Flyer.

Yesterday was another disgusting Memphis day – high 94, low 79, heat index reached 106 at one point – but relief is on the way. MemphisWeather.net says to expect a high today only in the upper 80s, with a northeast breeze. Scattered showers midday, with rain chances increasing today and tonight. Tomorrow’s high will be only 80.

However, the heat is going to get worse in the long-long-long term. Axios reports that a new study is out suggesting that an extreme heat belt will form in the central U.S. in future summers. Areas from Texas and Louisiana to extreme southern counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin will experience at least one day each year by 2053. Want your kids to be rich in the future? Send them to air conditioning installation and repair school.

To celebrate Elvis Week, the Majestic Grille will be playing Elvis tunes all week long. They’ll also show his movies on the big screen.

Multiple organizations will present Rockwalk Day in The Edge District on 901 Day, Thursday, September 1 from 5 to 9 PM. The following will happen:

  • Choose901’s 901 Day party at The Ravine
  • DJ Alpha Whiskey on The Inkwell’s patio
  • Amy Lavere, DJ RMZI, and the Rico’s Kickin’ Chicken food truck at Edge Plaza
  • DJ BizzleBlueBand, DJ Ayo Tunes, the Smoke and Ice food truck, and games at Edge Triangle

Rockwalk will be an ongoing live event series that celebrates all the cool things happening in the neighborhood. Event schedule coming soon. 2022 is The Edge’s best year ever!

Shelby County Clerk Wanda Halbert said the clerk’s office will be closed for two weeks to get caught up on the backlog. Wait, didn’t she say she was fully caught up a couple of weeks ago?

Today is National Bratwurst Day. My recommendation would be The German Plate at Flying Saucer, consisting of two bratwursts with sauerkraut and German potato salad.

It’s also National Rum Day.

This WREG story about problems at the Almadura Apartments in Midtown has more info on something I learned earlier this summer: You cannot legally withhold rent because your landlord has failed to fix your air conditioner.

From ABC 24: Clothing shop Lansky Bros. sees its largest influx of Elvis fans since the pandemic

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the Republican Party’s most outspoken critic of the Trumpster, faces Trump-endorsed Republican Harriet Hageman in a primary for Cheney’s seat today. Polling has shown Cheney likely to lose today.

That’s the news for today. Stay dry, everyone.