I’m pretty excited as I type today’s post. The “Found Dog” post I did Saturday morning resulted in a 7-year-old terrier being reunited with its owner yesterday. The owner had just moved here 2 weeks ago and the dog probably wasn’t familiar enough with its new surroundings to find its way home. Very happy to have helped.
There’s a new trivia night Downtown beginning tonight. Double J Smokehouse and Saloon will be doing trivia on Tuesdays at 7 PM. That means you have easy access to a trivia night whether you live in South Main (Double J), the core (Flying Saucer, 7:30 and 10), or Uptown/The Pinch (Ferraro’s, 8:00).
The Double J is also doing a $12 special for a big plate of spaghetti and meatballs tonight.
Nacho news: Kevin Cerrito, cohost of MemphiSport Live and host of the Ferraro’s trivia night I just mentioned, tweeted that Neely’s BBQ nachos will no longer be for sale at the FedExForum. Both Memphis-area Neely’s restaurants are currently “closed for renovations,” Kevin reports. He says that a new BBQ vendor will be in place at the FedExForum in time for Grizzlies opening night.
If you’re a customer of the Flying Saucer, you don’t have to wait until November to cast your vote for president.
Buy an Obama or Romney glass to show your support for the candidate of your choice.
Looking for a job in accounting? The Peabody has two positions open in their Accounting department, Accounts Receivable Clerk and Payroll Clerk. View open positions at the Peabody here.
Want to own an apartment complex? Fielder Square is for sale. It is the 5-building complex that runs from Madison to Union just east of AutoZone Park.
An Idaho Spuds food truck will be here this weekend, serving up free samples of Idaho Spuds Naturals. Unfortunately none of the locations are Downtown, but I’ll post the list anyway in case you happen to find yourself near one.
- October 13: Kroger 540 South Mendenhall, Memphis, Tennessee from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- October 13: Walmart 8445 US HWY 51 North Millington, Tennessee from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- October 13: ‘Park After Dark’ at Shelby Farms, 500 North Pine Lake Drive from 7 p.m. to 9
- October 14: Walmart 798 West Service Road, West Memphis, Arkansas from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
- October 14: SuperLo Foods 945 West Goodman Road, Southaven, Mississippi from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.
Aldo’s Pizza Pies tip: Look at the bottom of your receipt. Last night I went over there with my friends Bob and Mike. Mike ordered to-go food, and when he got his receipt he noticed it said, “Bring this in on your next visit for 15% off.” This morning Mike sent me a message saying “That pizza I took home was just about the best veggie-style pizza I ever had.” He got the Button Man pizza.
More Aldo’s news: Starting tomorrow, the pizzeria will have Central BBQ pulled pork atop its Memphis BBQ pizza. Also, they’re giving Maddison several bar shifts a week, so if you can’t make it on Monday for $3 Pint Nite you have other opportunities to see her.
And speaking of Central BBQ: Did you know that military, EMTs, firefighters, police, and teachers eat for half-price every Tuesday? That includes the new Downtown location. I bet there are some very happy firefighters at the South Main station today.
Cooper-Young folks: If you’ve been reading about the poker nights we have at Downtown bars, good news – a poker night will be coming your way soon. Muruako who hosts poker at Silly Goose on Mondays and at Double J on Wednesdays told me that he will be hosting a new Thursday poker night at Cafe Ole starting this week.
Last weekend I made fun of a soccer-mom-in-training’s checkins at Home Depot, Kroger, and Big Lots. She messaged me to say thanks for that. No problem at all!
Plans for tonight: With poker nights Downtown five nights a week, I can pick and choose when I play. Due to Maddison’s bartending shift at Aldo’s I took last night off from the Silly Goose (although I did stop by later for Paul’s Drunkass Food). However, tonight I feel like playing. About an 80% chance I’ll show up at the Blind Bear for Jamie’s Tuesday night game at 8. Before that I’ll pre-game at the Saucer, extending my streak to 104 days there.