Fri update: Dollar Dog @ Max’s, day care?, Facebook/iOS, Sugarland, Spaghetti Warehouse, free Redbirds hat, Farmers Market, Cochon BBQ and more

I want to start this post with a really good value I discovered last night. Max’s Sports Bar sells Dollar Dogs – hot dogs for $1 – during their happy hour from 4:30 to 7 PM on the weekdays. I ordered two of them, and Michele asked me, “Do you want them stuffed or puffed?” She had to explain. “Puffed” means you get the hot dog plain, cooked in their toaster oven, although you do get condiments of mustard, ketchup, and relish to add if you choose. “Stuffed” means that after the dog is cooked in the oven, it’s topped with cheese, jalapenos, and bacon.

Which did I choose? Well, I like my hot dogs the same way I like tube tops. And if you’ve paid attention to this blog the past 7 days or so, you know that I like tube tops well stuffed! Although I definitely didn’t confuse the hot dogs with cuisine from Felicia Suzanne’s – or for that matter, the Dog of the Day from Bardog – they were a filling evening meal for cheap, cheap, cheap. I had a PBR with my meal, and Michele had already taught new trainee Jose how to pour 17 ounces of beer into a 16 ounce glass.

A little after 7, Real 2 Reel Photography took a group picture for Max’s month of the 2013 South Main calendar. Glad I happened to be there for the photo, since Max’s is one of my favorite places to hang out. I haven’t been there much this summer, because I live so far away and the June and July weather was so freakin’ hot. As we move into fall, I plan to make more frequent appearances on South Main.

I have a reader asking for recommendations for a good Downtown day-care for his 1-year-old son. Since I don’t have kids, I’m not much help. Any suggestions? Send ’em to and I’ll pass on the info.

If you own an iPhone or iPad and haven’t updated your Facebook app in the past day or so, you need to. They released a new version and it’s much, much faster. For you computer nerds, it’s because they replaced the web-based HTML5 code with iOS native Objective C code. Huge improvement. When my friend from Mexico was in town, he would use Facebook to message me because texts on his phone were obscenely expensive. So I’d get notifications that I had a new message and refresh and refresh and refresh and it wouldn’t actually show the message until 10 minutes later. Glad Facebook has given up on HTML5 for mobile for now. I hear that the Android app still sucks balls and that Zuckerberg is making all his devs switch to Android so they can feel the users’ pain.

Sugarland plays the FedExForum tonight, with special guests Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics and Canaan Smith. More info here.

There’s a 40th anniversary party at Spaghetti Warehouse today. Chance to win fun prizes, live music, free samples. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

If you’re one of the first 3000 fans through the gate at AutoZone Park tonight, you get a free Redbirds hat. Game time is 7:05. Also, tonight will be the first of three days the Cardinals’ world championship trophy from 2011 will be on display. You can bring your camera and take pictures. Donations to the Redbirds’ RBI and STRIPES programs in exchange for the photo opportunity are encouraged.

The theme at the Memphis Farmers Market tomorrow is Don’t Worry, BEE Happy. At 10:15 you can meet a beekeeper, learn what it’s like to raise bees, and learn about the importance of bees to our environment. Live music will be provided by Ron McDonald (7 AM), Michael Joyner (8 AM), and Ashley McBride (11 AM). Some of the last tomatoes of the season will be for sale.

The Memphis Flyer has a good article on what will happen at the Cochon Heritage BBQ next weekend.

Also on the Flyer site, Bruce V published a horrifying image of Hurricane Isaac as it approaches the Florida coast.

I missed the Gatsby Soiree last night at Blind Bear. I just didn’t have the clothes to wear. Can’t wait to see the pictures though.

Four more hours until the weekend. No definite plan for tonight so I guess I’ll just use Foursquare/Facebook text to figure out an agenda.