Went to CityHouse Salon on my lunch break to get a haircut. Afterward, I realized I was only a few blocks away from the Wendy’s at Third and Crump. So I drove down there to get food to take back to work… and as I type this I’m sitting here eating THE BACONATOR!!!
Great article in the Commercial Appeal this morning about Blake Payne, who at the age of 21 is the executive chef of LoLo’s Table. I haven’t been to LoLo’s in a while, which is odd considering I live a half block from the place. One of the friendliest places Downtown. Good happy hour too.
The Weather Channel is predicting a wintry mix and a low of 30 for tomorrow night. Hmmm, conditions could be right for some tricky driving tomorrow. Be extra careful if you’re driving Downtown for the Foo Fighters concert.
I barhopped last night. Had a beer at the Saucer, then a beer at Circa, then a beer at Huey’s. Then I went back to the Saucer and stayed until I found a compelling reason to leave (they turned the lights on and started stacking the chairs). So I started to walk home, but noticed that McGuinness was on the way home and ended up there. Most of the Saucer’s closing staff did as well.
While at McGuinness, I heard a disturbing story about one of the bums – “CAN I AKS YOU A QUESTION” guy. About 5’11”, wild crazy hair. This guy is very intimidating, comes straight at you going, “SIR. MA’AM. CAN I AKS YOU A QUESTION.” I’m sure there’s no need to tell you what the question is. He is known to follow people. Last night I heard that a service industry worker was so scared of him she started running away – and he jogged after her. Anyone else had run-ins with this guy? I need to get a photo of him to put on the panhandling forum, but he’s so aggressive that I’m scared to get close enough to take his picture with only 3x optical zoom.
While at McGuinness, the tall brunette Saucer waitress managed to coax a free shot out of me, despite that fact that she was so grouchy that I wondered if she lives on Sesame Street in the garbage can with Oscar. I think she was a bit surprised, knowing that former waitress Zebra Hair tried for months and months to get me to buy her drinks but never succeeded.
When did they start putting ketchup on the Baconator? I hate ketchup.
Last night I heard that part of the space above Downtown Huey’s will be converted into apartments. Not sure what the time frame is for that.
Attn local bands: The Memphis Flyer is starting Flyer Radio to promote local music, and they’re looking for song submissions.
Rio Loco is having their second birthday party on Saturday the 26th.
Back to work. I’m assisting in the development of design documents this week. Yay.