More Thursday news: Free crawfish, Slim’s lunch, Color app, Pinetop Perkins, blacksmithing conference, Grill 83 wine dinner

All right, home now, more time to post the rest of the news.

City Auto is starting its annual drawing for free crawfish buckets at Rajun Cajun Crawfish Fest. Enter on their site before April 3 and get in the drawing to win one of 50 tokens for a free bucket of crawfish. They’re also giving away a Creole cooking basket. Free crawfish? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will enter the drawing.

Automatic Slim’s has announced that they will begin $8 lunches beginning the first of next month. “Everything on the menu is $8, and that’s no joke,” they tweeted.

There’s a new iPhone/Droid app that I’m beginning to think may become the next big thing, like Foursquare was a year ago. Color offers location-based sharing of photos you snap with your phone. Photos are shared with everyone within 150 feet of you. There are no usernames, no friending, or following; everyone within that distance sees the photo. However, it does give you an opportunity to get to know the people in your immediate vicinity. I downloaded it today. Will try it tonight when I go out.

Funeral details for blues legend Pinetop Perkins can be found on this page. He’ll have two funerals, one in Austin and one in Clarksdale. On the page you can donate to the Pinetop Perkins Foundation, which provides encouragement for youth at the beginning of their musical careers, and care and support for elderly musicians at the end of their careers. Pinetop Perkins passed away earlier this week at age 97.

There’s a blacksmithing conference at the Metal Museum this weekend, and they’ll have public events Saturday afternoon/evening:

  • 4-6 pm free museum admission, hands-on activities and blacksmithing demonstrations
  • 6-8 pm live auction

Grill 83 has announced their April wine dinner, scheduled for 6:30 PM Tuesday, April 12 and featuring the wines of Anne Amie Vineyards in Carlton, Oregon. Here’s the menu:

Amuse-bouche: prosciutto crostini with fig spread, accompanied by a 2009 Anne Amie CuvÈe A Amrita
Appetizer: shrimp ravioli with minted broad beans and spinach veloutÈ, served with a 2009 Anne Amie Pinot Gris
Main course: cedar planked salmon on roasted yellow beats, haricot verts, cherry tomatoes and fingerling potatoes, served with a 2008 Anne Amie Pinot Noir
Dessert: pear upside-down cake, accompanied by a 2009 Anne Amie Estate Riesling

$59 per person, 333-1224 for reservations.

All right, trying out this Color app now, and we’re not off to a good start. It wants me to snap a photo of myself before continuing. There’s no way I can hold the phone in my hand and snap a decent pic of myself and get my I LOVE ROMANIAN GIRLS shirt and the PBR I’m drinking in the pic. Guess I’ll head out to the Saucer and see if I can find someone there to get a pic of me.