Tuesday update: Liberty Bowl parade, and is Trolley Night happening this month?

This morning I was discussing Five Guys Burgers, and the possibility of them coming to Memphis (no I haven’t heard anything) on Twitter. Makes me think – what would Burger Heaven look like? Five Guys, In-and-Out Burger, Dyer’s, Whataburger, Huey’s, Steak’n’Shake, and Tops BBQ all on the same street. Oh, and Earnestine & Hazel’s. Can’t forget about the Soul Burger.

If you’re off work Thursday, come down to Beale Street at 3 PM. The Liberty Bowl parade, featuring the Georgia Bulldogs, the UCF Knights, marching bands and sponsors will take place. I’ve been in past years (unfortunately this year I’ll be at work) and the street tends to get PACKED. Actually, if it starts at 3, you oughta get there by 2:30.

Insider tip for our out-of-town guests: Get you a Call-a-Cab at Wet Willie’s. Ice, strawberry Kool-aid, cherry Kool-aid, 190 PGA. Tasty.

Insider tip #2: If you’re driving, you should probably disregard the previous tip.

I’ve received a few e-mails asking, “South Main Trolley Night usually happens the last Friday of every month. This Friday is New Year’s Eve. Will they still be doing Trolley Night?”

The answer is YES. Trolley Night will still happen. Many of the shops and galleries will be open with complimentary New Year’s Eve wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up. There will be plenty of free street parking (good luck finding much of that in the Downtown core on New Year’s Eve). At 9 there will be a ball drop – well, not a ball drop but a trolley drop – to celebrate the coming of the New Year in Nova Scotia.

Trivia night at the Saucer at 7. Team: Let’s all read Wikipedia and study hard! Well, except for one team member who needs to read this article entitled Personal Space: How Close is Too Close instead.

Lunch time. Of all the restaurants I put in Burger Heaven, Steak’n’Shake is the closest to work, so I guess that’s the plan.