If you’re a Tennessee Titans fan, bad news for you: Tomorrow’s game will not be shown on local TV. The local FOX affiliate has chosen to show the Dallas-Tampa Bay game rather than Detroit vs. Titans. That means you’ll need to find a TV hooked up to NFL Sunday Ticket to watch. If you’re Downtown, the Beale Street Tap Room is the place to go in the core, and Max’s Sports Bar has it in the South Main district. Game starts at 12 noon Central time.
The coolest blight in the city is headed to court. If you’ve walked down South Main, you may have noticed a mural next to 481 S. Main, near the Butler Station trolley stop. Behind the mural is an overgrown garden. The garden is a very neat place, and I see kids crawling in there all the time to have their picture taken. However, the owner has failed to take care of the garden, which presents problems. There could be rodents, snakes, as well as homeless who sleep in there. The owner is being taken to court, to try to convince him to take care of the garden while still preserving as much of its character as possible.
Aldo’s Pizza Pies is starting a Trivia Challenge on Twitter. Every Monday-Friday at 4 PM they will post a trivia question about pizza to their @AldosPizzaPie account. The first three guests to show the bartender that you follow the pizzeria on Twitter, and respond with the correct answer, will receive a free slice.
Best Memphis Burger Fest news: Ciao Bella has signed up to be a participating team. Also, the festival is now kid-friendly. They’ve added a sidewalk chalk contest for the kids. Best chalk art drawings of burgers will win prizes.
The Fireball folks are going to be out Downtown tonight. Request to join the group “FIREBALL WHISKY Memphis” on Facebook to find out where they’ll be. You have to be approved by an administrator because the group is 21 and up only, but the approval process is quick. I hear they got a lot of Fireball-branded goodies in the mail this week and will be handing them out.
I’ve already mentioned these, but just a quick reminder: Dragon Boat Races on the river today, 10 to 3; Ryne Hancock autographing his book Say Goodnight, Cassie about the 2011 LSU football season at Center for Southern Folklore, 3:30 to 5:30 PM.
There are really no college games I’m interested in today, so I’m going to take a day off from Saturday college football watching at Max’s Sports Bar. Instead, I’ll revert to my old schedule and hit Panda Manda’s bar at Bardog Tavern at noon. If I go to Max’s it will probably be at 6 to watch the Rutgers-Arkansas game.