Sorry there was no lunchtime post. Meetings made my lunchtime schedule rather awkward, so didn’t have a chance to write anything.
There will be a new event on Beale Street later this month. On Saturday, November 26, the Beale Street Merchants Association will present the first ever Big Wheel Race on Beale from 1 to 4 PM. Teams of 4 can enter for a fee of $80; fee includes pre-party, T-shirts, gift bag, and prizes. All proceeds benefit the Angel Tree Foundation of Memphis. Big Wheels will be provided. Space is limited, so if you want to enter, sign up here.
The Peabody has introduced two new checkin specials on Foursquare, the location-based smartphone app that lets you earn badges, mayorships, and discounts when you check in. For Capriccio: “Show your Check-In and receive 25% off your bill. Excludes alcohol, tax, and gratuity. $25 maximum savings. Can not be used in conjunction with any other deal, promotion or event.”
For Corner Bar: “Spend $20 and receive a free Dessert Shooter upon showing your Check-In. Excludes alcohol, tax, and gratuity.” Both specials are unlocked every time you check in.
If you’re a Memphis wrestling fan, you can now buy the DVD of Memphis Heat: The True Story of Memphis Wrasslin’. It’s sold at Shangri-la Records, Booksellers of Laurelwood, Valleís Italian Rebel, Goner Records, and Tater Red’s. Four hours of vintage wrestling footage from the ’50s through the ’80s.
It’s Monday night, and my plans are the usual: Pint Nite at the Saucer, then poker at the Silly Goose at 10. Heading out now…