Festivus update

The annual Mix-Odyssey party is just around the corner!

This is a fundraiser for Volunteer Odyssey, a fantastic organization that helps connect people with ways to volunteer here in Memphis. You’ll get to taste craft cocktails from some of the city’s top mixologists.

Pontotoc Lounge posted its New Year’s Eve menu (click for larger size):

Smoked trout deviled eggs? Yum.

A tweet yesterday confirmed that Max’s Sports Bar will be among the places opening in the evening on Christmas Day.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in Concert comes to the Orpheum February 10. Film on the big screen with music by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.

The XFL may be coming back. WWE owner Vince McMahon recently sold $100 million of stock and formed a company named Alpha Entertainment LLC. Alpha recently applied for five XFL-related patents. Could be big if Vinnie Mac allows college freshmen and sophomores to be drafted. Also could bring names like Manziel, Tebow, and Kaepernick to the league. Maybe could bring Rod “He Hate Me” Smart back too.

It’s a Festivus for the rest of us! I’m going to lead off the day at Max’s Sports Bar to watch the Tigers, and there might be a Festivus airing of grievances if the right people show up. After that I’m going to check out new bar The Civil Pour at the 409 S. Main food hall, then over to Blind Bear for D-RANKS with B-RAD. Back tomorrow with more news.