Saturday update

Breakfast is good this morning! My buddy Clay cooked up a batch of his legendary Italian beef this week. Last night I was hanging out at the Blind Bear and he brought me a package.

The Stumblin’ Elvis Pub Crawl has been announced for next Saturday. Dress up as Elvis or Priscilla and meet up at the Flying Saucer at 7 PM. There will be a costume contest and Big Wheel races. They didn’t publish the list of bars they will crawl to on the Facebook event listing, but a Saucer manager told me the stops are the Saucer, Club 152, and Blind Bear.

This is a fun event, but I will warn you… every 10 feet you walk, someone will stop you and say, “Elvis, can I take your picture?” Because of this, I created my Elvis tourist gimmick a few years ago. I dress up in an obnoxious pink ELVIS hat, an Elvis shirt, and I put on Elvis stickers and buttons and carry around a pink Elvis coin purse. At the pub crawl I chase the other Elvises around and ask if I can take their picture.

Undecided if I will do the pub crawl this year, but I like all the bars and I like it that the crawl only goes a quarter block down Beale. Pro tip for whichever Saucer manager leads the crawl: Don’t start drinking at 11 AM that day.

Speaking of the Flying Saucer: Those of you with connections through DFW will soon be able to fly the Saucer while you’re waiting to fly the friendly skies.

Even the fire hydrants dress up for Elvis Week here.

For those headed to the Memphis Farmers Market this morning, here’s an article about the wartime origins of farmers markets.

Did you know that The Corner Bar at the Peabody serves brunch-y food from 11 to 2 on Saturdays?

Click the photo to view it in a larger size. Sorry about the glare. Stupid sun. Hey moon, can you do anything about this sometime soon?

This Thursday’s all-you can eat special ticket at the Redbirds includes tacos and all the toppings, along with hot dogs and one Coca-Cola product or bottled water per person. The buffet runs from 6 to 8 PM.

Comedy and beer collide this Thursday night as the Comma Comedians return to Memphis Made Brewing at 7:30 PM.

Jam for Justice benefiting the Community Legal Center happens tonight at Loflin Yard 7-10 PM. John Paul Keith, Low Country Nationals, and The Outcry will be among those performing. Your $20 donation includes a complimentary koozie and will help serve those with limited means and those unable to obtain legal help in other ways.

If you go in the Silly Goose today, there’s something you won’t find: ashtrays. The interior of the Goose is going nonsmoking effective today. You can still smoke on the patio or on the Peabody Place promenade. Excellent, excellent decision by Daniel.

“We’ll all be outside starting next week,” commented one of my friends. Yes I most definitely plan on sweltering in 100 degree heat indices so you can indulge in your cancer causing habit. If my friends choose to sit on the patio that’s fine. I guess I’ll have Jessica all to myself at the air conditioned bar on Wednesday and Thursday happy hours then.

Developers of the former Wonder Bread factory out in The Edge already have verbal agreements from tenants to occupy more than half of the 150,000 square feet of office space. The 286 apartments that are part of the package make the renovation a value for developers.

Time to get this day started! Plans for today TBD but I see a visit to Max’s Sports Bar happening at some point in the next 12 hours. Back tomorrow with more news.