Dishcrawl is planning a third Downtown event on August 24. For those not familiar, Dishcrawl is similar to a pub crawl, except that instead of going to a number of bars and drinking at each one, you go to a number of restaurants and eat at each one. They had a June 26 event in South Main that went over very well, and there’s another one planned in the Downtown core in a few days. The August 24 one will be called Downtown Neighborfood. Eight restaurants, all within walking distance of each other, will participate. You can visit as many or as few of them as you want between 2 and 6 PM that day, but you have to have a general admission ticket to be part of the Dishcrawl. You then need a Food/Drink ticket for every restaurant you want to visit. General Admission tickets will be $15 ($20 day-of) and come with one Food/Drink ticket; additional tickets can be purchased for $5. The crawl is a good way to get to know your neighbors, and part of the price of each General Admission ticket will be donated to a local charity.
There’s a Wimbledon watch party going on at Brass Door right now (opened 9 AM).
PRO TIP: Tomorrow when you get to work, request Monday, August 19 off. Why? Bardog’s 5th birthday alley party is Sunday, August 18. 5K race, dunking booth, meatball-eating contest, beer stands (may I recommend the PBR?), sliders and other goodies cooked outdoors on the grill. One of the best parties of the year and it is well worth taking Monday as a vacation/recovery day.
The Hard Rock is holding a “Jam for Jalysa” on Saturday, July 27. Jalysa is one of the restaurant’s employees. She was recently badly injured by a drunk driver who had no insurance. Doctors at two hospitals thought she would not survive, but she has proved them wrong. Show begins at 10 PM with 100% of the $5 cover benefitting Jalysa. They’re still putting the lineup together but they plan to have 7 bands total, each playing a 20-minute set. If your band is interested in playing, contact Julien at the Hard Rock Cafe on Beale. The event is non-genre specific, so whatever type of music you play, it’s all good.
The Redbirds play Nashville in a home game at 6:05 this evening. Now that we’re in the part of the year when the weather is typically super hot, they’ve moved the Sunday games from afternoon to evening for their fans’ comfort. Omaha arrives in town tomorrow for a 3-game series.
Plans for today: I’ll start with brunch at the Majestic Grille, and then it will be time for “quarters and excuses.” What do I mean by that? Well, last Sunday one of our friends left the Saucer after playing pool and forgot to take the $14 in quarters he still had sitting on the table. I scooped them up and will bring them back this Sunday. Then it will be time to hear my friend Pete’s excuses after he loses today. He always complains that I use the pool cue that is the only 21 in the bar, although he could easily walk over and get the 21 before I do. Now he’s decided we need a venue change, because there’s something funny about the tables at the Saucer that keeps his balls from going in the pockets, although it mysteriously doesn’t affect my balls or anyone else’s who is playing. Unfortunately for Pete, Blind Bear opens at 3 and Absinthe Room opens at 6, so there’s no place else nearby with a pool table.
Speaking of the Flying Saucer, shout-out to my friends G-Rock and Chad who had their plate parties Friday night. You get a plate on the wall for drinking 200 different beers. It was G-Rock’s 21st plate (leading the Memphis Saucer), and Chad joined the club with plate number 1.
Posting schedule may be a bit irregular this week. We have a consultant in town at work and are going to be hitting it hard. I really need to spend my lunch breaks somewhere other than in front of a computer, so news posts may be delayed until after work, and I may skip a day or two. Sorry about that but I gotta make that money! Outta here for now, time to get ready for mimosas and pool.