Mashable had an article about a VERY cool app this morning that I hope gets some use in Memphis. See Click Fix lets citizens report potholes, graffiti and other neighborhood problems. Officials in other cities have started paying attention to this app, and fixes/results seem to come much more quickly than through the old-fashioned method of reporting: phone calls to City Hall. I see that the Center City Commission and Memphis Public Works already monitor this app.
Speaking of Mashable, congrats to the folks behind local startup Work for Pie, which was featured on the site today.
Today’s Living Social deal is a good one: $10 for $20 worth of food at Bangkok Alley. Mmmm… haven’t been there in a while. I see some green curry and a sushi roll in my future plans.
’80s hair band cover band Aquanet plays the Peabody rooftop party tonight. I just cannot say enough about how awesome this band is. Def Leppard, Warrant, Poison, Motley Crue, etc. Food buffet (included in price of admission) will have an all-American 4th of July theme this week, with hot dogs with toppings, potato salad, corn on the cob, and watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew. The VIP section’s buffet will include burger sliders, potato skins, baked beans and potato chips. Arrive early for the chance to win a New Belgium Cruiser from Budweiser. Also, the Orpheum will be there distributing tickets and swag for its Summer Movie Series. $10 cover includes first drink, ladies free before 7. Since we’re halfway through the season, they’ve reduced the price of their VIP season passes to $50.
Over at the Madison, Grammy-nominated bluesman Preston Shannon will play tonight. Doors open at 5:30, party from 6 to 10. $7 cover. Cash bar, special rooftop terrace menu with tapas and small plates. If you’re a First Tennessee employee you get in free this week by showing your ID card.
25 cent rides on MATA buses and trolleys today, due to the ozone alert.
There’s a public meeting at BRIDGES, 477 N. Fifth, from 5:30 to 7:00 this evening. It’s the first of three meetings to plan for Uptown West, the section of Uptown between Second and the Wolf River Harbor.
Karaoke is evil, but if you insist on singing it, tonight is Downtown’s best karaoke night. Ferraro’s Pizzeria and Pub has karaoke tonight from 8 to 11, with $15 all-you-can-eat pizza and all-you-can-drink PBR. The pizzeria is located at the corner of Main and Jackson, across the street from Westy’s. Get your karaoke fix on a Thursday and you won’t have to waste a weekend night on it!
Dynaflow, well-known for their gigs in the South Main area, will make a trip to Midtown tonight to play the Buccanneer.
Smoke ’em if you got ’em: Today is your last chance to light up a cigarette at the Flying Saucer. I won’t miss the smoke at all, but I will miss the $2 Coronas at Bardog Tavern. Last day for those as well.
Plans for tonight: Haven’t made up my mind yet. I’ve really been enjoying poker at Max’s Sports Bar lately. On the other hand, I really like Aquanet, and there will be excellent tube top watching on the Peabody rooftop tonight. Who all is going? One way or another, a fun Thursday night is ahead.