Wed update: Grizzlies Groupon, Front Street, Crazy Beautiful pop-up shop, all-you-can eat spaghetti, Name the Gourd results, last steamboat disaster victim dies, and more

Groupon has a good deal going on a ticket to the November 4 or November 13 Grizzlies game, along with a T-shirt. Good chance to check out the new team on the cheap. Details here.

Quote from one of my BBQ teammates this morning:

To the City of Memphis, PAVE FRONT ST. My car will thank you!

It appears that others agree. There’s a smartphone app called “Smart City Government App” that has a PIC/FIX option: You can snap a photo of what needs to be fixed with your phone, and then send it directly to city government.

The Daily News Blog has info on pop-up shops soon to appear around Memphis. One of the shops will be clothing boutique Crazy Beautiful, which will have a three-day home Friday-Sunday, October 25-27, at 387 S. Main next to Spindini. That’s RiverArtsFest weekend, so if you’re coming to the festival, stop by and do some shopping.

Tomorrow Spaghetti Warehouse will celebrate World Pasta Day a day early with all-you-can-eat spaghetti for $10. It comes with bread, a soup or salad, and soft drink or iced tea included in the price. You will need to print out this coupon. All-you-can-eat? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

Memphis Farmers Market has posted the results of the Name the Gourd contest last Saturday. This Saturday’s Market is the final one of the season. Front at GE Patterson under the pavilion, 7 AM to 1 PM.

From Memphis Magazine: The last known survivor of the 1925 steamboat disaster in Memphis that made Tom Lee a hero has died.

In the news: Bama fans paint ‘The Rock’ at the University of Tennessee. LOVE IT.

Yesterday after work I went to the Flying Saucer, where I was greeted with another juvenile, passive-aggressive attempt to get under my skin. For the life of me, I do not understand why this idiot spends so much time trying to bother me. I could try to get even, but why; the best revenge of all is knowing that this person will spend the rest of his life living as himself, which is about as close to hell on earth as it gets. On a more positive note, it was ’90s trivia night and a couple of the girls dressed up. The Saucer will have all-Halloween trivia next Tuesday at 7:30 and 10:00 and costumes are encouraged. After the Saucer, I went over to Blind Bear for the usual Tuesday night poker game. I wasn’t thrilled with the table I was at; people were raising every hand regardless of what they had. It isn’t really 100/200 if you know you’re going to be putting in at least 500 to see a flop every time. I got my points toward the final table for showing up though, and the PBR cans (the Bear recently switched from draft to cans) fit perfectly in the poker tables’ cup holders.

Plans for this evening: Apparently I’m in BIG TROUBLE if I go anywhere but Silly Goose for happy hour on Wednesdays, so I’ll start there. It’s the first night that it’s cold enough to wear my Pabst winter jacket, so I’ll stop by the Blind Bear next to show it off since that’s where I got it. I prefer warm weather, but PBR cold-weather attire makes the current temps more bearable.