Tuesday update

The Silly Goose updated its cocktail list for the fall/winter seasons over the weekend. They kept some popular favorites while adding cocktails that match the cool, crisp temps outside. Here’s a look:

… Well, crap, getting an HTTP error when I try to upload the photo I took of the board. Guess I’ll type it then.

  • Blue Flower: Bourbon, blueberry, lime, elderflower, prosecco.
  • Seasonal Daiquiri: Spiced rum, green peppercorn, pear, lemon.
  • Tunnel Vision: Gin, rosemary, green chartreuse, lime, prosecco.
  • Head Start: Vodka, hazelnut, chai spice, vanilla cold brew, almond milk.
  • Cholo Love: Tequila, peach, agave, lime, ancho verde, bitters.
  • After Party: Mezcal, pineapple, fig agave, ancho verde, lime, banana.
  • Pretty Awesome: Pisco, italicus, thyme honey, grapefruit, lemon, yuzu.
  • Gold Crush: Bourbon, cardamaro, apple, lemon, ginger, honey.
  • All the Places: Rye, cynar, red pepper maple syrup, lemon.
  • Penicillin: Blended scotch, lemon, ginger, laphroaig.

Memphis 901 FC will have $2 beers for all fans 21 and up for the Wednesday, October 27 home match against Tulsa FC.

Choose901 has a list of ways you can make a living working with pets, including Mutt Island Dog Daycare & Grooming out in The Edge.

A Memphis restaurant is seeking a “Rock Star” general manager. The restaurant is not named, but they have a longtime Downtown location, recently opened a second, and are looking to open a third. The general manager role is with the Downtown location. Hmmm… Downtown restaurants with a second location that opened later… Kooky, Saucer, Aldo’s Pizza Pies.

Civil Axe Throwing Downtown (372 S. Main) will have its grand opening the weekend of October 29-30. They will raffle off a pair of Grizzlies tickets Friday the 29th.

Crap… I see there’s gonna be a New Year’s Eve bar crawl involving one of my all-time favorites and two bars mentioned elsewhere in this post. That’s gonna turn those places into Amateur Night even more than they normally would be on NYE. I’d put the probability I’ll stay home that night around 95%.

It’s International Gin and Tonic Day if you’re looking for an excuse to go out on a Tuesday. Normally I list recommendations for these “holidays” but there are too many places to count that serve gin and tonic.

Actress Melissa Joan Hart won more than a million dollars for Memphis nonprofit Youth Villages on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune last night.

FedExForum unveiled its list of vendors for the 2021-22 season as well as reserved parking options.

Tomorrow night will be Meddlesome Brewery Night at the Flying Saucer. Get any local Meddlesome beer for $4, plus get a free koozie. They’ll have the Grizzlies game on TV.

This Thursday, October 21, Cordelia’s Market will offer a large sampler plate of some of its most popular Thanksgiving offerings for only $5. You’ll also have the chance to enjoy free samples from

  • Bailan Authentic African Spices
  • Wolf River Popcorn Co.
  • Moore Truffles
  • Welcome Home Beef
  • Imagine Vegan Cafe
  • Clay’s Smoked Tuna
  • Elise Dessert Company

The Grizzlies signed Jaren Jackson Jr. to a contract extension for 4 years, valued at $105 million, yesterday. That is such great news, to know that the Grizzlies’ core will be together at least through the middle of this decade. The extension kicks in at the start of next season.

The University of Tennessee will be fined $250,000 by the SEC for its fans throwing debris onto the field at Saturday’s home game vs. Ole Miss. The university will also be required to review and update its safety and sportsmanship procedures, and to make every possible effort to identify fans who threw things and ban them from Tennessee athletic events for the remainder of the school year. 18 arrests were made at Saturday’s game and 47 people were ejected.

A 19-year-old arrested for throwing a bottle at the game told reporters, “I wish I wouldn’t have done that,” but added that “I thought it was reasonable at the time.” I have 3 words to describe this guy. The first word is “piece.” The second word is “of.” The third word rhymes with “quit,” “Brit,” and “wit.”

Come to think of it, those three words describe a lot of Tennessee fans.

Let’s have a look at college football Week 8 games of interest to folks in the Mid-South region. Game day is Saturday unless otherwise noted.

  • Lousiana at Arkansas State, Thursday, October 21, 6:30 PM, ESPNU
  • Memphis at UCF, Friday, October 22, 6:00 PM, ESPN2
  • 2 Cincinnati at Navy, 11:00 AM, ESPN2
  • Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Arkansas, 11:00 AM, SEC Network
  • LSU at 12 Ole Miss, 2:30 PM, CBS
  • Mississippi State at Vanderbilt, 3:00 PM, SEC Network
  • Tennessee at 4 Alabama, 6:00 PM, ESPN

Wow… when’s the last year there was not a single ranked vs. ranked matchup in Week 8 of college football?

Nice to see UAPB get on the national stage for a game. The Golden Lions compete in the SWAC, one of the most influential FCS conferences. I have friends who graduated from the school and my dad’s side of the family is from that area. There’s even a “Ryburn Road” in southwest Pine Bluff named after us.

… Just took a virtual walk down Ryburn Road using Google StreetView. You’re not missing much if you’ve never traveled it. There’s a “Leon’s Catfish & Shrimp” at the north end if you’re hungry for seafood.

In basketball news, the AP preseason men’s basketball poll was released yesterday and Memphis comes in at number 12.

That’s it for today. Back tomorrow with more news.