It’s Election Day. If you vote today, wear your “I Voted” sticker to South of Beale for 20% off food. Offer is good for lunch, dinner, and late night. It does not include Downtown Dining Week and cannot be combined with any other specials.
For a lot more “I voted” discounts all over Memphis, check out Kerry’s post. I see that K’Presha on South Main is offering 10% off clothing purchases with your “I Voted” sticker today. Sache is offering $10 off a purchase of $75 or more with the sticker.
The 8th annual Stumbling Santa pub crawl will happen Saturday night, December 1. Throughout the year, there are several pub crawls that take place on the streets of Downtown Memphis, but this is the grandaddy of them all, attracting 700 participants last year and even more are expected this year. Participants are requested to dress as Santa, Mrs. Claus, or in another holiday-themed costume. They are also asked to bring a toy or two for Porter-Leath children (no stuffed animals; these can’t be accepted due to health reasons). Pub crawlers will meet at the Downtown Flying Saucer at 7 PM, and toys can be dropped off there. The crawl will then move down Beale, stopping at various pubs and bars to spread the holiday cheer.
It is quite a sight to see 700 Santas walking down the street. This is one of those events that is uniquely Downtown Memphis. Even if you choose not to participate, you should consider at least coming to watch.
Meanwhile, down the street at the Saucer’s sister restaurant the Flying Fish, the Tiger challenge is back. Every Tiger men’s basketball home game, the Fish challenges the Tigers to hit a certain statistic. If they do, people who attend the game can show their ticket stub and get free food. Tomorrow is the first home game, and if the Tigers hit 65% or better at the free throw line, you can exchange your ticket stub for two free catfish tacos. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.
The Brass Door is having a Bond Party this Friday, November 9, to celebrate the release of Skyfall. Drink specials will include $3 Heineken and $5 martinis for those in Bond attire. There will be a $50 Brass Door Dollars prize for the best Bond character, and a $50 Brass Door Dollars prize for the best Bond girl. 2 times 2 pairs of tickets to see Skyfall at Malco will be given away. There will be a Bond photo booth, and casino games on the mezzanine. Bond themes and movies on the TVs.
AutoZone Park is getting into the holiday spirit. A 35-foot artificial tree is being delivered and set up in “Rockeyfeller Plaza” this week. On Friday, November 16, a “flip-the-switch” party will be held on the plaza, and the tree’s holiday lights will be turned on at 5 PM. Entertainment will include caroling by Downtown Elementary School, and music by the River City Concert Band Brass Ensemble. The event is free and open to the public, and there will be free hot chocolate and apple cider.
Throughout the season there will be other performances at Rockeyfeller Plaza. These include Star & Micey (Saturday, December 8 at 3 PM) and the Tennessee Mass Choir (Saturday, December 15 at 3 PM).
Mobile social photo-sharing service Instagram is rolling out Web Profiles, where you’ll be able to show off your images and paint a picture of who you are. I haven’t got mine yet but here’s a sample of what a Web Profile will look like.
Plans for tonight: Watch the election results somewhere, of course. In 2008 a bunch of us gathered at Calhoun’s (now Max’s) to watch, but given the chilly temperatures, I’ll probably remain in the core. I’ll stop in the Saucer to extend my streak to 131 days, but I don’t see myself staying there for election results since it’s trivia night. One of Goose, Bear, Aldo’s, or Bardog will probably be my final election-watch destination.