Thur update 2: Anchor Brewery @ Saucer today, Feed the Soul, Trolley Tour, cops have new weapon against drunk drivers, Burger Fest, Memphis in May exchange student applications, effects of Isaac

Flying Saucer news: The people from Anchor Brewery are at the bar today. There’s a one-day-only Anchor flight of 5 beer tasters, and they also have fish & chips on the menu.

The past two years I have been to this awesome party called Feed the Soul. It happens each year on a Thursday in October at The Warehouse at Front and G.E. Patterson. Bands and entertainment both indoors and outside on the patio, delicious food, silent auction, cigars, bourbon tastings, and a lot more. It’s a fundraiser for MIFA. This year’s party has been announced for Thursday, October 4, with entertainment including The Living Daylights Band and “The Bellringer” Stan Bell from V101. Tickets are $40 and you can get them here. I’ll post more details as the date gets closer, but it would be a good idea to go ahead and buy tickets now, because they will sell out at a capacity of 1000.

Performers at South Main Trolley Tour tomorrow night will include Red Planet, Fire Tribe, Danza Xochitquetzal, Michele Bush, Salsa Memphis, Sibela Band, and Jakeline Belly Dance. Shops of South Main open 6-9, free trolley rides from Linden to the south end.

Driving drunk is never a good idea, but especially not this weekend. The police have an additional weapon in the fight against drunk driving thanks to the state legislature. If you get pulled over and refuse to take a Breathalyzer test (which lawyers have said for years is the move that’s in your best interest), police can now obtain a search warrant and have blood drawn. If you go out this weekend, take a cab or designate a sober driver. Better yet, move Downtown and never have to worry about driving home drunk again!

If you win the Conference USA tournament, you get an automatic bid to the Big Dance, the NCAA Tournament. However, if you win the Best Memphis Burger Festival competition September 30 at Minglewood Hall, you get an automatic bid to the Big Dance of food. Winner will have a chance to compete at the World Food Championships featuring Adam Richman in Las Vegas, with $25,000 up for grabs.

Attn high school juniors and seniors, and their parents: Memphis in May is accepting applications for its student exchange program for 2013. Selected students get to visit the honored country, this year Sweden. Students get to stay 10-12 days, enough time to really experience the country, but not long enough to interfere with schoolwork. Students are selected on communication skills, grades, and community service.

The MemphisWeather.Net blog has speculations on what newly-downgraded Tropical Depression Isaac will mean for Memphis weather this weekend. Read the post here.

Time for beer. “Paul’s Picks” post for Memphis Music & Heritage Fest is still in the works.