Fri update: Elliott’s closing, dumpsters, BB’s open, Bonnie Raitt, parking meters, Streetdog Foundation fundraiser, see who’s tracking you online, Nutcracker Groupon

Sad news to report this morning. Elliott’s, the burger joint open for lunch and breakfast on S. Second Street, will close on November 22. Although best known for its burgers, I was an even bigger fan of Elliott’s breakfast sandwiches and burritos. The MBJ reports that layoffs at nearby Downtown businesses (including me, five years ago) have slowed the breakfast and lunch crowd, and as a result the restaurant is unable to pay the usage fee to comply with the new Downtown dumpster ordinance. If you’re not familiar with the Downtown dumpster ordinance, this article has an explanation.

BB King’s club on Beale Street is back open today. It has been closed since early October due to a fire. They will have hot food, with the Will Tucker Band performing at 5 and BB King’s All-Stars at 9.

Bonnie Raitt plays the Cannon Center tonight. Details here.

WMC-TV recently took a look at the new Downtown parking meters that will accept credit and debit cards.

Howl at the Moon, a fundraiser for the Streetdog Foundation, happens this Saturday at The Warehouse on G.E. Patterson. Live and silent auctions, live music, food, Amurica photo booth and more.  Visit for tickets. $30 in advance, $40 at the door.

The trainer who is in town for work this week shared an interesting link which I thought I would pass along. Ever wonder who is collecting data on you while you are surfing the web? If you use the Firefox browser, the Lightbeam plugin will show you a graphical representation. You would be surprised how many companies are interested in your surfing habits.

The Memphis Tigers host CBU in an exhibition game tonight at the FedExForum. Forward David Pellom will not play, and will be out with an injury for five weeks.

There’s a Groupon for The Nutcracker by Ballet Memphis at the Orpheum December 13 or 14. $23 for tickets with a face value of $45.50.

Time to hit Publish and go eat. We’re having a chili cook-off at work, so there should be some good stuff out there. I’ll be out at the usual spots Downtown around 5:30.