Tue update: Peabody birthday, 901 on 9/01 at SOB, Sole burger (not Soul Burger), G-Rock, and more

The Peabody is celebrating its 140th anniversary today. The original Peabody opened in a different location on Sept. 1, 1869. It moved to the current location in 1925. The celebration will be from 4:45 to 6 PM today. Fifteen musicians from the Memphis Symphony Orchestra will play Big Band music created especially for the Peabody in the 1940s. I think I read somewhere that there will be cake too. Free cake? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

There will also be a celebration of September 1st at South of Beale. They will have “901 on 9/01,” for Justin Timberlake’s new 901 tequila. The bartenders have created some special cocktails using 901 which will be $5 all night long – the 901AM, the 901PM, the Matador, and the Love Stoned.

Just saw a tweet from Sole Restaurant in the Westin inviting everyone to their patio tonight… “Buy a burger and beer and we’ll give you a burger and beer for free!” Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up. She re-tweeted it almost immediately, so she definitely knows about it. I wonder if there’s a #freefood hashtag on Twitter.

Question from a reader – any bars running specials for Sunday’s Memphis vs. Ole Miss game? The reader wants to know if there are any bars that are predominately Ole Miss. I want to know too, so I can make sure to avoid those bars.

Congrats to Gary on his appearance in the Flying Saucer calendar, which I picked up last night. Didn’t know Gary’s nickname was “G-Rock.” Each month featured a different Saucer – the UFO member with the most plates posing with a few of the girls from that location. One of the Saucers had someone with 24 plates!!! That’s 4,800 beers! Wonder what color they use for plate number 24…

Here’s a pic of Gary with the calendar.


Tonight I’ll be back at the Saucer for team trivia. Really looking forward to it tonight.

And finally, here’s an Onion article to further entertain you – Unstable Relative, Toddler Compete for Attention at Family Get-Together. That’s all for now. See ya!