Before I get started with today’s news, I’d like to hand out a special Douchebag of the Week Award. It goes to the guy who went to the bar and ordered his food to-go so he wouldn’t have to tip on it, and then when it arrived he opened the box and ate his food sitting at the bar. You know, I’ve seen “take-out orders must be eaten off-site” signs at Blues City Cafe (which was not the location where this happened), and have always wondered about them. I figured maybe the bums had been causing problems in there. But after the events of this week, that sign makes sense. People who are too cheap to tip should stay home.
On to the news. Kooky Canuck will have a Double Your Dollars gift card sale Wednesday, August 28. Buy a gift card and they will double its value (minimum $10 purchase).
Bluff City Coffee and Bluff City Bakery are interviewing for fun, fast-paced part-time and full-time positions. The coffee shop is at 505 S. Main.
Tamp & Tap is starting a trivia night on Wednesdays at 7 PM, hosted by Kevin Cerrito who does the Tuesday trivia at Ferraro’s and Thursday at Green Beetle. $50, $20 and $10 gift cards to the top three places, and a growler of High Cotton beer for best team name. All ages, free to play. This coming Wednesday it will be all ’90s TV trivia.
Twilight Sky Terrace atop the Madison Hotel will have a two-day Labor Day celebration, Sunday, September 1 after 1 PM and Monday, September 2 after 4 PM. $7 char-grilled watermelon old fashioneds, $5 summer beer, and $1 firecracker chicken wings.
The theme at Memphis Farmers Market tomorrow (7 AM-1 PM) is Coming Together. The market will remember two of its vendors, Lindsay Chandler of Green Acres and Mark Newman of Newman Farms. There will be a moment of silence at 10:15 for these men. The music lineup includes John Lockwood and John Chambliss, 8-9:30 AM, Aaron Shiers, 9:30-11 AM; and Amy Andrews, 11 AM-12:30 PM. Pet adoptions by Real Good Dog Rescue from 8 to 1.
1957 romance An Affair to Remember plays on The Orpheum’s big screen tonight at 7.
Don’t forget that Dishcrawl’s Downtown Neighborfood event is tomorrow from 2 to 6.
FedExForum COO Jason Wexler tweeted a pic of the new healthy offering at FedExForum concessions: a fried double Twinkie.
Time to go get lunch, and I won’t ask for it in a to-go box and then dine in. I’ll be out at the usual places after work, probably leading off at the Flying Saucer around 5:30.