It’s nice to see someone giving teachers the recognition they deserve. Tomorrow night, the Peabody will offer free admission to their rooftop party to the first 107 Memphis City Schools teachers who show a valid ID. They’re doing it in conjunction with Q107.5 (hence the number 107).
Seventh Sundown will be on stage, and the buffet theme for the week will be “Latin Flavors.” Buffet (included in price of admission) will have a fajita bar, tortilla chips with queso and guacamole, and black beans. In VIP there will be make-your-own fish tacos, chicken quesadillas and cheese enchiladas. $10 cover at the door includes first drink; ladies free until 7.
I have more details on the festivities happening at South Main Trolley Night this Friday from 6 to 9 on South Main. First of all, there will be another cook-off, as a local amateur cook will see if he or she can compete with pro Chef Michael Patrick. This will happen in the courtyard of Harry’s Detour, and words of advice: MAKE THIS AN EARLY STOP at Trolley Night. They will be handing out samples so the crowd can vote on a winner, and you do not want to miss Michael Patrick’s food. Free samples? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.
Also on Harry’s Detour lawn, there will be a Memphis movie costume contest at 7:30. Dress in honor of a Memphis movie, or dress as a character from a Memphis movie, for the chance to win prizes from local retailers.
American Dream Safari will offer historic tours at Trolley Night. Find Tad and his ’55 Caddy outside Arcade Restaurant. $20 for a car load; the Caddy holds 4-5 people.
Trivia at the Silly Goose had its biggest night I’ve seen since I started attending. The place was pretty well packed. Our team the Rapscallions had its biggest turnout yet as well, with about a dozen people showing up to play. We had a strong first two rounds, but dropped to third place late in the game. The question that killed us – what group overtook the Beatles within the past five years as the all-time leader in music sales? We thought of many bands old and new (U2, Stones, Black-eyed Peas), but no one came up with the obvious answer – Led Zeppelin. Charles threw a riddle in as well: What travels the world without leaving its corner? Answer: A postage stamp.
Plans for tonight: I’ll probably stop by the Silly Goose’s luau party, which starts at 9. Don’t know if I’ll make it until 1 to see “who got leid the most” though.