Thur update: Light up Downtown for the Grizzlies, Peabody rooftop party, Dylan ticket deal, McCartney plaza party, Marc Gasol, new Silly Goose menu

Mayor Wharton has proclaimed tomorrow GRIZZLIES DAY and is asking everyone to wear your Grizzlies colors, jerseys, or team gear. He is also asking everyone Downtown to leave their lights on Saturday night. The Goodyear Blimp will be in town to cover the Western Conference Finals, and we want Downtown to shine.

Gary Escoe’s Atomic Dance Machine plays the Peabody rooftop tonight. On the buffet: pasta salad, deviled eggs, and Southern fried chicken legs. VIP buffet: Southern fried chicken tenders, potato salad, ham & Swiss sliders. The Budweiser of Memphis beer tasting in VIP will feature Yazoo beers this week. $10 to get in, cover includes first drink, ladies free before 7. It’s a beautiful rain-free day and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it if you decide to kick off Tube Top Month a day early.

Tomorrow is Bob Dylan’s 72nd birthday. The first 20 fans to come to AutoZone Park tomorrow and purchase tickets to his July 2 concert here will receive a free slice of birthday cake and four tickets to any Redbirds game in August.

The Paul McCartney concert is this Sunday at the FedExForum. Prior to the concert, starting at 5 PM, there will be a plaza party featuring the 1960s British Invasion band Jeffrey and the Pacemakers. Attendees will be able to buy Paul McCartney and Grizzlies merchandise, and brats, beer, and soft drinks will be sold.

Congrats to Marc Gasol for making all-NBA second team, although I think he should have been first team.

The Silly Goose has revised its menu again. Here’s a look at the new food menu: (click to see enlarged size)

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New to the menu is a choice of meats cooked “on the stone.” They actually bring it out to your table and it cooks on a hot stone right in front of you. I watched Chris the manager try it out several weeks ago and the filet looked really good. You get your choice of several sauces and a side. They put the hot stones away at 10 PM, which is probably a good idea given how crowded it gets in there at night.

Speaking of the Goose, I hear the PBR is good there. I think I’ll walk down there and have one.