The Commercial Appeal reviewed Lunchbox Eats this week. I’m pleased to see that they’re now open at night on the nights of Tiger games. People who don’t work Downtown now have a chance to experience their awesome school-themed food.
I’ve received a few e-mails asking what kind of selection City Market, the new grocery at Main and Union, carries. Here, see for yourself. The market uploaded 35 photos on the 14th.
Bar None has announced that it will offer happy hour pricing to those in the service industry who come in after 10:30 PM. The chef’s pub is open until 2:30 AM Tuesday-Saturday.
Recommendations for tonight: Jeffrey and the Pacemakers (60s British Invasion music) at Huey’s, 8:30 PM; the weekly rehearsal of the Memphis Jazz Orchestra at Alfred’s, 6-9 PM; It’s a Wonderful Life with special dinner menu at the Majestic Grille, 7 PM (reservations recommended, 901-522-8555).
I’ve received a couple of e-mails asking if I’m going to do a summary post of what’s happening on New Year’s Eve… probably not. It goes back to the fact that, despite the Downtown following, this is basically a personal blog where I write about what I know and like. And I’m “bah, humbug” when it comes to New Year’s Eve. It’s amateur night when all the people who don’t know how to party come out. Traffic jams, crowded bars, cover charges that are sky high. There’s at least a 50% chance I’ll just stay home, let the amateurs celebrate the agreed-upon arbitrary moment in time, and then enjoy my neighborhood bars when they re-open at 5 the next day. I’ll try to keep my eye out for other blogs with New Year’s listings, and link to them as I see them.
Boring night last night… did three beers toward my plate at the Saucer, hung out with my friends Stevie G and Sarah for a while. By 10:30 I was bored enough to come home and fire up PokerStars. I’m starting a new bankroll challenge, where I’m pretending that I only have $10 in my PokerStars account and am attempting to build it into something substantial at the micro-level cash games. I wrote a new post about it on my poker blog. The micro-limit cash games are just no fun unless there’s at least one fish, or bad player, at the table.
It’s Sunday Fun Day. Not hungry yet, so I’ll probably skip brunch at the Majestic and proceed directly to the Saucer. Think I may take the netbook with me and get some PokerStars time in this afternoon.