Wed update: Halloween parties, Rendezvous news, Huey’s/Barely a 4K Beer Run, Arepas & Salsa, Ghost River, poker correction

Bardog Tavern will raffle off this hearse at their Halloween party October 31

I’m starting to get word of Halloween parties that will happen Downtown this year. Kooky Canuck always throws a big spooky bash the Thursday before Halloween with a DJ, costume contest, and drink specials. That will put it on Thursday, October 25 this year.

The Flying Saucer has announced a Halloween party with a dead rock star theme Saturday, October 27. The Saucer’s parties are always good for a couple of reasons: The mystery beer tub, and to see the outfits the girls wear.

Bardog will do its Halloween party the day of, on Wednesday, October 31. They’ll have their costume contest at 10:30, and at 11:59 they’ll announce the Halloween raffle winner. Grand prize is a ’76 Cadillac hearse (see photo).

I’ve also learned that there will be a party on the 31st at the Silly Goose with Fireball in the house. Should be really good and I’ve already requested the morning of November 1 off for recovery time.

Couple of pieces of Rendezvous news today. The BBQ eatery now has valet parking for $7. That’s cheaper than the garage next door, and a more enjoyable experience. Valet stand will be at the corner of Monroe and the Rendezvous’ alley (Maggie H. Isabel Street, between Second and Third).

Also, the Rendezvous has started lunch delivery. Call the restaurant at 523-2746/529-1014 or fax 525-7688 or email Here’s a pic of their delivery menu.

There’s going to be a Barely a 4K run beginning and ending at Downtown Huey’s on Saturday, November 10. Tickets are $25 and you get a special Yazoo Barely a 4K Beer Run cape in Memphis blue when you run. Check-in at 9 AM, run at 10.

Kerry of the I Love Memphis blog tried Arepas & Salsa, the new Venezuelan restaurant at 662 Madison, this week. I really want to get by there soon and try one of those sandwiches. They look delicious.

The Fuzzy Brew blog reports that local brewer Ghost River will increase its presence at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver this year.

CORRECTION: Yesterday I posted that Thursday night poker starts at Cafe Ole this week. Actually, the game will start next Thursday.

Last night I played the Tuesday night poker game at the Blind Bear. I made it to the final table, and by 11:30 there were eight of us left. I was exhausted, ready to go home and get in bed, and didn’t care about the game anymore. “All in. All in. All in. Fold (9-4 offsuit, I’m not crazy). All in. All in.” So, what happened? I won, and I have a shiny new $50 Blind Bear gift card in my wallet today.

I’ll be back at the Bear for trivia tonight at 8. Before that I’ll pre-game at the Saucer.