Wednesday News Update: Breakfast For Dinner Edition
Happy Wednesday, Memphis! It’s another beautiful spring day in Memphis, and I have some happy news from around the city.
Let’s start with some fun ways to give back in Memphis (in addition to these ideas ):
– April 24 through 30 is officially Volunteer Week in Memphis! Volunteer Odyssey has a different activity each day, from making burritos to reading to kids at St. Jude to a volunteer pop-up party! Read more and sign up here.
And now, some news:
– It’s another made up holiday worth celebrating! April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Day, so check out this list of local suggestions.
– Big River Crossing has won big! The building has received the American Architecture Award, which is the nation’s highest public award for new architecture given by an arts and culture group. Go Memphis!
– The Grizzlies final home game is tonight and the playoffs start on Saturday. I’ll share the schedule as soon as I get it. Be sure to follow our friends at Grizzly Bear Blues blog for all the details in the meantime.
– In case you’ve been living under a rock, there’s a baby hippo at the Zoo. There’s also a baby giraffe named Bogey. And a one-year-old orangutan named Rowan. And also they got three new sea lions.
– The Memphis Grizzlies will turn the Fourth Bluff and part of Riverside Drive into a pop-up park this summer. They’re calling it RiverPlay. It’s going to have “playing fields, basketball courts, a skating rink, and spaces for mobile food vendors”. Read more. Construction starts on April 22, it opens in May, and the park will be open through August.
– The Redbirds are having their best season opening since 2001, with a 5-1 record. They’re also doing a special all-you-can-eat themed buffet every Thursday home game. Tickets for the buffet are $17 in advance and $21 on the day of the game.
Redbirds All-You-Can-Eat Thursdays schedule:
4/13 – crawfish
4/27 – wings
5/11 – burgers
5/18 – tacos
6/1 – pasta
– Peabody Rooftop Parties start tomorrow. Here’s the spring lineup.
– The Memphis Medical District Collaborative will host a Maker Mixer on April 13th at 5:30pm at Edge Alley (the new cafe/coffee roaster/community space at 600 Monroe in the Edge neighborhood). The project contains for micro-retail bays that they want to lease to some new retail and/or artisan entrepreneurs.
– Tart has a new location in One Commerce Square downtown – counter service only – with coffee and pastries.
– Memphis Escape Rooms is taking over the former American Apparel space in South Main with two new rooms: one about the Grizzlies and one about a Pyramid. Sweet. Read more on Paul Ryburn’s blog.
That’s about it for today. Be sure to check out this week’s other posts; we had a random assortment of fun stuff: new electronic music, a crazy Irish sport being played in Memphis, and a new brunch idea.