Taco shells made of bacon and more (Tue update #2)

Normally I like to start my posts with a piece of local Downtown news, but this is just too good to wait for later in the post: Make your own taco shells entirely out of bacon

Aldo’s Pizza Downtown location is hosting a Grizzlies watch party tomorrow at 7 PM. Come watch the Grizzlies play the Chicago Bulls. The Grizz Girls will be there, cool gear will be given away, and there will be a chance to win tickets. There will be pizza and longneck specials all night.

901 Jalapeno Popper Throwdown, to be held at High Cotton on March 25, has announced a couple of additions to make the event family-friendly. Fancy Faces by Diane will be there painting kids’ faces, and there will be a game truck as well. The festival is free to attend but there might be a nominal charge for the face painting and games.

The Downtown Neighborhood Association’s March Happy Hour is this Thursday at 6 PM at Belle Tavern. This event is free to attend, whether or not you are a member, and you are welcome to bring a friend. There is no agenda at the DNA’s happy hours, just socializing with your Downtown neighbors. Wells $3, house wine $5, and everything else a dollar off.

High Cotton will have $3.50 ESB and Scottish Ale all evening long in their taproom Friday in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. They will also have special St. Patrick’s themed prizes for trivia winners.

The Dance Theatre of Harlem is coming to the Orpheum April 29 and 30. Tickets are on sale now.

The Majestic Grille will close at 2 today for its annual employee celebration. Regular hours will resume tomorrow.

Complimentary three-gigabit Wi-Fi is coming to FedExForum.

I want to quote a paragraph from last Tuesday’s post when I shared tips for watching this past Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Beale.

My personal favorite place to stand? In front of the King’s Palace Tap Room, halfway on Beale between Second and Third. Having been Downtown for 15 years, I already have more beads than I can shake a stick at. I am more interested in easy access to beer, and the Tap Room has PBR on draft. Plus, a lot of my South Main friends hang out there, and they are great people with whom to watch a parade.

Just clearing that up for certain people who thought my parade attendance and choice of spot to stand was a last-minute decision based on information I saw on Facebook. No, I announced where I would be FOUR DAYS IN ADVANCE. And I followed it up Saturday morning with another announcement, and even said I would see if I could have the Tap Room bartender put on the Arkansas game (which I didn’t – he was slammed with people ordering drinks).

That’s all for now, back tomorrow with more.