What an awesome night last night. I was walking south on Main Street, and found my friends Duck Finkley and Fireball Joe on the patio of Aldo’s Pizza Pies. I decided to join them for a PBR, and we enjoyed the unseasonably mild weather and the people watching and tube top watching. About 7 I moved on to Pint Nite at the Saucer, but when I saw Duck and Joe check in at Blind Bear on Foursquare, the temptation to join them was just too strong. Sure enough they were on the patio, and our friend Mikey joined us for a beer.
I went inside to take a break, and found Jamie watching the Food Network’s Drive-ins, Diners, and Dives. Guy Fieri was sampling a Chef Michael Patrick creation from Rizzo’s Diner, and he told Mike, “This sauce is just NUTS!” (That’s a good thing.) Very happy to see my friend get the publicity and national recognition he deserves. I went back outside, and Duck and Joe and I decided to hit the Silly Goose patio for another PBR and maybe a Fireball shot or two. One night, three patios, great weather, great friends, no driving. You just can’t beat that. Last night exemplified why I live Downtown.
There are still tickets available to the Jerry Seinfeld show at The Orpheum this Friday. Get them here.
If you go to the cooking demos at Miss Cordelia’s, tonight has been postponed due to unforseen circumstances. The demos will resume next Tuesday.
I found a good blog this weekend. Scott Bowden was a manager in the Continental Wrestling Association, more commonly known as Memphis wrestling, in the early to mid 1990s. Before that, he was a photographer at Memphis wrestling matches. He shares his stories in his blog Kentucky Fried Rasslin. You can follow him at @KFriedRasslin on Twitter.
Beatles, Burgers, and Beer: 1960s British Invasion cover band Jeffrey and the Pacemakers will play Downtown Huey’s this coming Sunday, August 26, at 8:30.
The Best Memphis Burger Festival is looking for volunteers. Action News 5 has the details.
The Daily News has a good article on how the renovation of the James Lee House into a bed & breakfast could spur growth in Victorian Village. Read it here.
Game show night is the trivia theme at Ferraro’s Pizzeria & Pub tonight. 8 PM, Kevin Cerrito hosting, $1 PBR and Rolling Rock draft during trivia.
It’s the poker league final table tonight at Blind Bear. I haven’t been coming much in recent weeks, so I didn’t make the final table of the top 10 point earners. The grand prize for the final table winner is several hundred dollars in local restaurant gift cards, including a hundred from the Blind Bear. I will probably stop by and watch since I have several friends sitting at the table. Most likely I’ll hit the Saucer before that, although perhaps I’ll do another patio if the weather is as nice as last night.