Well, that was one of my longest post titles ever. Lots of news.
Grizzlies fans got some great news last night. Multiple sources have reported that former Grizzly Mike Miller has said he plans to return to Memphis. Miller played here from 2003 to 2008, and then we traded him in one of several bad personnel decisions made around that time. He has since won two championship rings in Miami, but the Heat had to amnesty him to save money. His shooting abilities will be valuable to the Grizzlies in 2013-14. Welcome back Mike!
Cash Saver on Madison Avenue in Midtown is having a beer sampling this afternoon. You can sample Palm and Rodenbach beers from 4 to 6 PM.
Orpheum Summer Movie Series: Classic movie Dirty Dancing plays tonight at 7. Come early for a free dance lesson by Salsa Memphis at 6.
Crossin Dixon plays the Peabody rooftop party tonight. Included in admission is first drink at a buffet of tuna salad sandwiches, ham & cheese sandwiches and potato chips. The buffet in the VIP area will have deli sandwiches, chicken salad croissants, pasta salad, corn chips, and dill pickles. $10 cover, ladies free before 7.
There’s a Masquerade Ball at Blind Bear tonight beginning at 9 PM. Wear your masks, wigs, and crazy outfits, because five $20 gift cards will be rewarded to the best costumes. The Davis Coen Blues Band will perform 9 to 12.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays Jerry Lee Lewis Cafe and Honky Tonk on Beale Saturday night. Tickets are $100 and are limited to 100 people, chosen by lottery. Find out how to enter the lottery here.
Bluefin has a pretty awesome summer special going on right now. From 5-7 PM Sunday through Thursday, they have buy one, get one free apps. Hmmm I wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will cut her workout short to get there by 7. They will also have 2-for-1 sake and $1 off all domestics during that time.
Elvis Week is coming August 10-17. There’s an app for that.
Last night I was in the Silly Goose and a rerun of Man v. Food was on TV. It featured my hometown of Little Rock, showing the Clinton Library, River Market, and trolley. The first stop was a huge outdoor barbecue, where now-deceased philanthropist Jennings Osborne fed firefighters. Next was a visit to The Mean Pig, a BBQ restaurant in Cabot, about 10 miles north of Little Rock. The host attempted to finish a BBQ sandwich covered in “Shut Up Juice,” a BBQ sauce so hot that he had to wear gloves while eating it to avoid burning his hands. I see that you can purchase Shut Up Juice in The Mean Pig’s online store. You have to agree to a waiver to order it, though, and it’s $30 for a 5-ounce bottle!
Quick lunch break then back to an afternoon of programming. I’ll probably be out at the usual spots around 5:30.