This morning I received information that the Superior Bar on Beale Street has been purchased by a group of investors, and it will reopen as The Village Door in about 45 days. The owner already operates The Famous Door on Bourbon Street and the Village Door in Sandestin, Florida. The club will bring in “top-flight live acts and a DJ for a non-stop party,” and will retain the Superior’s current chef.
I also received an article which offers an interesting theory: The Hot Waitress Economic Index. It basically says, as economic times get tougher, the waitresses in your local bar get hotter. Hmmm based on what I’ve seen at the Saucer, there may be some truth to that theory… overall the current waitresses are hotter than the staff of a year ago, when we were still in boom economic times. Also, a year ago there were 3 male bartenders at the Saucer. Now there’s only one, which also fits in well with the theory. The staff at most of my other favorite bars hasn’t changed much so it’s hard to judge… those of you who hang out at the Downtown Hooters, does the theory hold up there as well?
I heard from South of Beale after I posted a link to their website yesterday. I’d previously heard a rumor that they may open this week, but they told me that the grand opening is currently in limbo because they’re waiting on their liquor license. Yep, that’s pretty common when new restaurants open. I’ll have more info on South of Beale soon.
Don’t forget that Kooky Canuck’s kick-off party for the Sports Ball is tonight from 5 to 7:30. You’ll be able to purchase tickets to the ball or make a donation, and there will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.
Tonight is also Work It Wednesday, the Memphis Flyer’s happy hour. Tonight it will be at Bardog Tavern from 5 to 7. $1 off wines by the glass, beer on tap, house liquor; $1.50 PBR; $1.50 single slider burgers. I will most definitely be there. Come party with the Flyer!
I have another party to go to after that, a private party so I can’t post details, but hopefully there will be a blog post with pictures tomorrow. There’s going to be free food at the party, which makes me wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl knows about it.
The Dempseys play the Flying Saucer tomorrow night at 9:30, $3 cover.
I’m thrilled to see 61 people have responded that they’re attending our Elvis pub crawl on Saturday the 15th. Well, I’m thrilled about 60 of the 61 people, anyway. One addition to the event… we’re asking everyone to bring canned goods for the Food Bank. You can drop them off at the Saucer which is our first stop on the pub crawl (7 PM).
Outta here for now… hope to see you at Bardog for happy hour.