Mon update: Cheap drinks, happy 100th birthday, Voodoo Room, beer tasting

If BBQ Fest didn’t completely do you in, here’s a reminder that you can get dollar cocktails at the Silly Goose tonight from 5 to 7. Fifteen classic depression-era cocktails go on sale for a buck apiece. Needless to say, that is where I plan to be tonight, possibly with the laptop because I still need to upload BBQ videos.

I’d like to wish a happy 100th birthday to Brigadier Gertrude Purdue today. She volunteers twice a week at the VA Med Center, chairs the Salvation Army’s Women Auxiliary League of Mercy committee, and participates with the Optimist Club and Quota Club. She is a beacon of light for the homeless, the hopeless, and the sick. Happy 100th, Ms. Purdue, and I hope you have many more years left to serve the Memphis community.

The Voodoo Room in the downstairs of Orleans on Front is closed until further notice for renovations and upgrades. Right now I don’t have any more details than that. Hopefully I’ll talk to Chef Clint this week and get the full story.

If you like beer, there’s a tasting at the Memphis Zoo this Friday night from 7 to 10. $20 for zoo members, $25 for non-members. More details here.

Whew… still decompressing from BBQ Fest… I’ve posted pics but I’ll probably do a post of random BBQ-related thoughts in a day or two. For now, back to work. I’ll be at the Goose’s dollar cocktail night and the Saucer’s Pint Nite after work.