Tue update: Thanksgiving openings, TA ejected, Central BBQ specials, Beale Street, Flying Saucer Beerknurd party, Flight chef’s lunch specials

Holly from the I Love Memphis Blog has put together a list of what’s open on Thanksgiving. This is worth a bookmark for sure.

In case you missed it last night: Tony Allen was ejected for a flagrant-2 foul for kicking Chris Paul in the face in a game against the L.A. Clippers. Allen apologized to Paul before he left the court, and Paul said after the game that he knew it was an accident. The Grizzlies win the game 106-102.

The Downtown Central BBQ location has $10 Ghost River Beer buckets and a $10 nacho/slider bar for tonight’s Tigers game.

Developer John Elkington and City Council member Lee Harris recently had a discussion about the future of Beale Street. Read about it here.

If you’re a Flying Saucer UFO Club member, mark next Tuesday, November 26, on your calendar. They’re having a Beerknurd appreciation party and you can show your U.F.O. (or M.O.U.) card for access to a Beerknurd buffet. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

Flight has added daily chef’s plate lunches to their menu. On Monday the chef’s plate will be veal scaloppini; on Tuesday it will be fontina and spinach stuffed meatloaf; on Wednesday, buttermilk chicken; Thursday, crispy Atlantic flounder; and on Friday it will be black angus prime rib. Sides will include praline sweet potatoes, squash casserole, fried okra and white cheddar macaroni and cheese. Lunch is served from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Huge game tonight as the #11 Memphis Tigers travel to Oklahoma State to take on the seventh-ranked Cowboys. Go Tigers! I’m skipping poker at the Blind Bear tonight, because I want to devote my full attention to the Tigers. Then again, I may well end up at the Blind Bear anyway, since it’s a great place to watch basketball.

Thanks once again to all my friends who made my birthday weekend special, and some of whom nearly killed me with kindness. I’m starting to wish Fireball had never been invented. Seriously, though, thanks to all who helped me celebrate, and I can’t put in words how much you all mean to me. All right, time to publish and go run errands. Lately I’ve been a ping-pong ball bouncing between the Saucer and the Bear and that trend will probably continue tonight.