Wed update: Lightning Lunch @ Brass Door, food truck for sale, pasta pics, Prohibition parties, Food Bank needs turkeys, Grizz watch party

I was too excited about Blue Man Group at lunchtime to look around for any other news to post. Here’s your after-work news.

Another new event starts Monday at the Brass Door: Lightning Lunch. Every weekday, soup and a sandwich for $7. If they don’t have you in and out within 40 minutes, they’ll buy your lunch.

The Flyer’s Hungry Memphis food blog has a couple of posts of interest to Downtowners today. First of all, want to buy a food truck? The Revival food truck is for sale. $39,000 will buy you everything – the truck, the equipment, even the recipes. They’re having to sell because one of the owners was offered a regional corporate restaurant position that was too good to turn down.

Also, the Hungry Memphis folks tried Bleu’s build-your-own-pasta menu this week. They created some beautiful dishes that I’m sure were delicious too. Meanwhile, out in Horn Lake I had a Frosty from Wendy’s for lunch today. So there’s that.

December 5, 1933 was the day Prohibition was repealed. Two Downtown bars will celebrate the 79th anniversary of the repeal with parties that night: The Blind Bear and the Silly Goose. The two bars are right around the corner from each other, so there’s no reason why you can’t hit both.

The Mid-South Food Bank desperately needs turkeys. To make a cash donation to go toward turkeys, go here and select “Turkeys” from the “Designation:” item on the form.

The Grizzlies play the Thunder in OKC tonight at 7. Reminder: Aldo’s Pizza Pies is having a watch party. Two 65″ TVs at the bar, four 50″ TVs around the restaurant. Have a look at today’s Slice of the Day, with vodka sauce base, caramelized onions, sliced sausage, and green bell peppers.

Plans for tonight: After a few weeks apart due to Halloween and Downtown Dining Week, the trivia team will be back at the Blind Bear at 8:00. As usual, I’ll do a little pre-gaming for trivia at the Saucer first. Time for beer!