Wed update: CY Beerfest tickets on sale, Mr. Frazier’s Fish Fry @ Food Truck Friday, Halloween costume idea, MasterChef casting in Memphis, Rocky Horror Picture Show and more

Tickets for the Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest are now on sale and you can get them here. The date is October 11. Tickets sold out last year and the festival seems to grow in popularity every year, so I would not advise waiting until the last minute to buy your tickets.

Food Truck Friday will be back at Emerge Memphis (Tennessee Street at G.E. Patterson) this Friday from 11 AM to 1:30 PM. This week Mr. Frazier’s Fish Fry will be there. This food truck offers fried and grilled catfish filets, fried catfish steaks, Big Bone Buffalo, and whole whiting. They have sandwiches including shrimp po’boys, catfish po’boys and burgers. Other offerings include fish tacos, hot wings, tamales, and frog legs.

If you borrowed a flapper outfit from the Blind Bear for their Southern Prohibition launch party last Thursday, they would like it back. Jeannette posted that to Facebook last night. I replied that I didn’t have an outfit to return, but thanks for the Halloween idea. (For those who are not long-time readers, I dressed up as a Flying Saucer waitress for three years for Halloween.) Several of my friends replied “No Paul.” Jeannette replied, “YES PAUL!” We will see.

The TV show MasterChef will be looking for the next master chef in Memphis, with a casting call Saturday, October 11 at the Doubletree. (Unfortunately the same day as Cooper-Young Beerfest.) Chefs will have three minutes to plate a dish. There won’t be a kitchen onsite to use so chefs will have to prepare everything in advance.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be on the big screen at the Orpheum at 8:00 Friday (doors open at 7). If you are a fan of this movie and have never seen it at the Orpheum, I highly recommend it. Prop bags will be sold for $5. They really go all out for Rocky Horror and I would hate to be a member of the cleanup crew Saturday morning.

There was a MATA bus that broke down on two-lane Riverside Drive this morning and there was a traffic backup that lasted for a long time. From Georgia to Beale there are no side streets that can be used as detours.

From CityLab: Overall, U.S. streetcars (trolleys) just aren’t meeting the standards of good transit. Memphis’ trolley system is mentioned as part of the study.

For the record: I am not responsible for posting to any fake Twitter accounts. I bring this up because I saw one this weekend that people are bound to think I’m behind. I’m not.

While at happy hour at Blind Bear last night, I noticed that Southern Prohibition has a beer called Sinister Minister. I wonder if the SoPro people are fans of pro wrestling and Father James Mitchell in particular. Not long ago I watched TNA Wrestling footage from about 10 years ago of Father Mitchell and his disciples feuding with Raven and his followers C.M. Punk and Julio Dinero.

Charles the Trivia Guy, who does trivia Tuesdays at Double J and Wednesdays at Blind Bear, is in training to be Charles the Poker Guy to direct the 6:30 Sunday poker game at the Bear. Charles has a loyal following and it will be interesting to see if any of the trivia players become poker players.

That’s it for now. I’ll be at the Silly Goose after work for happy hour.