(Edit: Tuesday 7:10 AM: Once again I forgot to hit Publish after typing the post last night after work… sorry…)
Once again, enough news to justify a second post…
Earlier this week I posted there would be a Great Gatsby party at the Blind Bear within a month, but I couldn’t remember the date. Today they posted the date to Foursquare – Thursday, August 23. More details to come.
The episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives that was taped at Rizzo’s Diner back in May is scheduled to air Monday, August 20 at 9 PM. “Party details to follow,” the diner posted to Facebook.
Double J Smokehouse and Saloon has added three new BBQ pizzas to their menu: Pork, chicken, and kielbasa sausage. Pizzas are 12″ in diameter and sell for $10.
I’ve learned more info about what the Flying Saucer will do for National IPA Day this Thursday, August 2. In addition to multiple IPAs on Fire Sale for $3, there will be an 8-tap takeover by Green Flash beers on the Saucer’s draft wall. May I suggest the Abita Turbo Dog tap as one that could be taken over by a Green Flash beer for the day (or better yet, forever)?
Yesterday was the first day of school for Grizzlies Prep Academy. 75 sixth-grade boys have committed to the rules of this prep school, with the goal of 100% of them to become college-ready. The school is partly funded by the Grizzlies. They are looking for volunteers to come at lunch time and tell the students about their job, or to lead a Tuesday evening reading group. This WREG story has more info about the school and how to volunteer.
This L.A. Times article has more info on Full Tilt Poker refunding the money of U.S. players. Most likely, players will have to apply to the Justice Department to retrieve their money. The good news is that PokerStars, which has acquired Full Tilt and which paid back its U.S. players promptly, has settled with the government in full without admitting fault. This means PokerStars will be eligible to apply to offer online poker once again when the U.S. makes it legal. PokerStars is prohibited from hiring top Full Tilt execs who have been named in criminal indictments or civil laundering cases. These names include well-known poker pros “The Poker Professor” Howard Lederer and Chris “Jesus” Ferguson.
Memphis in May has posted two full-time positions that are available: Program Assistant and Receptionist. View the openings here.
Beer time at Saucer. Undecided whether I’ll play poker at Blind Bear at 8. First 10 people to check in for poker on Foursquare get an extra point toward the final table.