Mon update: Cab trouble, Chili’s/St.Jude, dog-friendly patio, Globetrotters Groupon

Last night I posted Burger Fest photos. Now, let me tell you about my ride down there. I don’t believe in driving drunk, so I called a cab. Yellow/Checker Cab (the one with the 577-7777 number) is the largest cab company in Memphis. They had some trouble with addresses after installing a new tablet-based GPS system, but I figured that after a year, they must have worked it out. So I called at 10:20 AM and requested a cab to pick me up at 2 South Main, at the intersection of Madison.

There I stood until 10:45. No cab. I called and requested an ETA. All I got was “we’ll get one your way as quick as we can.” At 10:55 I called and told them to just cancel the cab, because I didn’t want to wait any longer. Then I walked down to the Peabody. There were three Yellow/Checker cabs sitting around waiting for passengers. One of those couldn’t have been dispatched to my location a few blocks away? By the time I got to Minglewood Hall it was 11:10, 50 minutes after I called for a cab. I could have walked to Minglewood in 50 minutes.

Several of the people on the Squeal Street team had cab trouble too. I continue to hear that the Taxi Magic app is the way to go, and I will use that next time.

Dining recommendation for today: Chili’s. No I’m not kidding. 100% of today’s net profits (dine-in and carry-out) will be donated to St.Jude.

Yesterday I inquired about dog-friendly patios Downtown. Deni from the Majestic emailed to let me know that their patio has always been dog-friendly. In fact, one time they even had a birthday party for a dog on their patio.

Groupon is offering a deal on the Harlem Globetrotters exhibition Saturday, January 11 at the FedExForum.

That’s it for now. I’ll be at the Flying Saucer for Pint Nite around 5:30. Contemplating whether to give the Mad Earl’s poker night a try – there are 6:30 and 8:30 games, but if I will play it will be the 8:30 one. Amazon gift card is awarded to the winner.