Last night I led off at Bardog Tavern. The past five years or so, I have referred to Monday happy hours as “Melissa Monday” because Melissa, one of the Bardog originals, had that shift. However, as of this week Melissa moved on to new adventures, opening up my Monday night to go wherever I want. However, I was curious who would get the shift, so I stopped by Bardog anyway.
“I want a trolly picture!”
It was Teryn! Teryn is one of my Bardog favorites, but up until now I have rarely got to see her. She worked day shifts on the weekdays, so I’d only get to sit at her bar on holidays and vacation days. With her smile and her infectious happy demeanor, she will be a great addition to Monday nights.
Looking for a place to have your fantasy football draft? Give Max’s Sports Bar a call. Bjarni posted last night that they’ve got you covered.
All-You-Can-Eat Thursday returns to AutoZone Park Thursday night. A specialty ticket gets you all you can eat burgers with all the trimmings and sides, along with hot dogs and one bottled water or Coke per person. The buffet starts at 6 PM and ends at 8 PM. Already got a ticket to the game? Upgrade to a wristband to get you into the buffet for $10 more.
As for tonight, it’s a doubleheader as the ‘birds play Omaha at AutoZone Park. First pitch of the first game is at 5:35. It’s dollar King Cotton hot dog night.
Wiseacre Brewing Co. is having a special for the solar eclipse on the 21st. The taproom will open at noon, with viewing on their deck. They’ll have a special solar eclipse happy meal that day for $12, consisting of a wrap or sandwich from Gourmade, Sun Chips, and a Moon Pie, as well as an Astronaut Status logo snifter and solar eclipse viewing glasses. Get tickets to the viewing party here. For groups (special rate of $10 per person for groups 10 more more), email firstname.lastname@example.org. Friday, August 18 is the last day to reserve your spot if you want lunch.
High-tech updates including a new scoreboard are coming to FedExForum. The changes will be in place by the time the Grizzlies start their preseason.
And the hits just keep coming for the Trump administration… Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is under criminal investigation in the state of New York for financial fraud for manipulating Exxon Mobil’s stock price when T-Rex was CEO there. The case involves some emails Tillerson sent under a fake name, Wayne Tracker, to argue with climate change experts, then later deleted. USA TODAY has a report as well. Damn this one hit the mainstream media quick. Here’s a statement from the New York Attorney General himself:
— Eric Schneiderman (@AGSchneiderman) August 19, 2016
Off to work. There may be a second post at lunchtime.