Tue update: Kooky Canuck, Bardog poker, draft lottery, CA articles

Last Tuesday, Kooky Canuck put their 34 oz. signature cocktails on sale for $5, and it must have gone well, because it looks like they’re doing it every Tuesday now. One of those will take you from zero to hammered in record time.

Bardog Tavern continues their Freeroll Poker Tournament tomorrow night, Wednesday, May 20, in the downstairs Underdog Room at 7:30 PM. Call 901-275-8752 to reserve your spot. Compete for prizes, as well as points to be accumulated over a 16-week period toward a grand prize of a cruise for two. Space is limited, so call them ASAP if you want to reserve a spot at the table. This is a Texas Hold’em tournament with progressive blinds. The first week they did it, it ran late, but now they’re doing their best to get it done by 10:30. It’s hosted by Gut Shot Poker.

The NBA draft lottery is tonight. I haven’t heard as big a buzz about it as in past years, perhaps because the Grizzlies did a little better this season, and enter the lottery with the 6th worst record in the NBA. Therefore, according to Wikipedia their chances of drawing picks are as follows:

  • 1st pick: 6.3%
  • 2nd picK: 7.1%
  • 3rd pick: 8.1%
  • 6th pick: 43.9%
  • 7th pick: 30.5%
  • 8th pick: 4%
  • 9th pick: 1%

Where to watch? The Saucer isn’t hosting the Grizzlies’ watch party this year (Buffalo Wild Wings at Poplar and Highland has it) but there will still be a lot of people there. Another good place would be Calhoun’s on GE Patterson, Downtown’s best sports bar. Silly Goose has a $2 drink menu from 5 to 10 and four TVs, so that would be a good spot to drink for cheap while you watch the lottery. I believe the lottery starts at 7:30 PM, but wherever you go, you better show up early to get a good seat.

The Commercial Appeal projects Memphis Tigers guard Tyreke Evans as the 7th best player in the draft, so if the Grizz don’t move up in the draft, there’s a possibility we could end up with a local guy.

A few articles in the CA this weekend that are relevant to Downtown, which Downtowners may have missed due to BBQ Fest:

Block party at Main and Peabody Place Thursday night.  I’ll post specials later today or early tomorrow.