Wed update: Tigers are back, Bardog ladies’ special, Rizzo’s expands weekend hours, wine tasting, STAX Groupon, SMA meeting/election, “Last Call with Carson Daly” watch parties at Kooky

Wow that was one of the longest post titles ever. Busy news day. Let’s get to it.

The Memphis Tigers basketball team is back in action tonight at the FedExForum. The #9 (coaches’ poll)/#11 (AP) Tigers take on LeMoyne-Owen in an exhibition game at 7 PM. Welcome back (and welcome new team members) Tigers! Welcome back also to the LeMoyne-Owen team – this is an important game for them in terms of generating team revenue. The Tigers only have a couple of weeks until the Maui Invitational, full of top teams like Duke, Michigan, UCLA and Kansas. Hopefully they’ll polish their game in the exhibitions and be ready!

If you plan on eating Downtown after the game, might want to hold on to your ticket stub. If the Tigers score 80 points or more (pretty much a given against LeMoyne-Owen), show your stub and the Flying Fish will give you 20% off your total dinner value. They do these “Tiger Challenges” throughout the season; follow them on Facebook at Flyingfish Memphis to keep up with Challenges.

Bardog Tavern has announced a November special: Ladies will get 2 for 1 drinks during Happy Hour, from 5 to 7 PM weekdays.

The Peabody Master Taster’s Club will sample fortified wines, including ports and sherrys, tonight in Capriccio from 5:00-6:30 PM. Wines selected by the Peabody Sommelier and there will be appetizers prepared by Peabody chefs. $15 to attend; call 901-529-4183 to male reservations.

Rizzo’s Diner, in the former Harry’s Detour spot on G.E. Patterson, is expanding its hours. Chef Michael Patrick emailed me this morning and asked me to let everyone know they’ll be open at 11 Saturday for lunch, and 10 Sunday for brunch.

There’s a Groupon deal for STAX Museum going on right now. Admission for 4 for $12, up to a $48 value. If you’ve never been to this museum, you need to take a tour. Lots of soul music memorabilia including Isaac Hayes’ 1972 Cadillac Eldorado. The admission is worth it at full price, and even more so with the Groupon discount.

The South Main Association will have their monthly meeting next Tuesday, November 8, at 6 PM at the Green Beetle. A slate of officers will be presented for election to the 2012 board, and there will also be an opportunity to take nominations from the floor. Might want to pop some popcorn – I have a feeling this meeting could get interesting. Meeting attendees will receive a ticket for a raffle for a bottle of wine at the Corkscrew.

There will be four FUSE watch parties for “Last Call with Carson Daly” at Kooky Canuck this month. Dates are November 3 (that’s tomorrow), 10, 14 and 17. Party will be held from 5-7 PM and there will be $3 34 oz. Bud Light as well as free food. More details here. Check in at the party on Foursquare to receive a prize from FUSE. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

Today will be the last warm-weather day (high in the low 70s, low in the low 50s) for a while, so get out and enjoy it after work! My plans this evening are TBD, but I may bring out my new toy, my Android tablet, to play with and show off.