How to hide rice and Thursday news

Last night was the Nuh-Uh Girl’s final night of her Memphis trip, and I learned something from her: How to hide rice.

You see, the Nuh-Uh Girl likes to eat at a sushi buffet out east. She gets plates of nigiri, and she pulls the rice that is wrapped with it off and eats only the fish. By the end of her dinner she accumulates a giant mound of uneaten rice on her plate. She has been reprimanded by the sushi chef and told that since it is an all-you-can-eat buffet, she must eat the rice along with the fish.

However, she found a solution. She gets bowls of soup and hides the rice in the soup. That’s pretty clever.

The Silly Goose’s pasta bar is officially up and running. They are going to have it Monday through Friday during happy hour from 4 to 7:30. Shorty has expanded his toppings and you have a huge selection of meats, veggies and mushrooms from which to choose. You can get as many toppings as you want, and it’s $10 a bowl.

By the way, the Nuh-Uh Girl and I were at the Silly Goose when she told me the nigiri story. After she finished the story, she asked me, “I’m hungry. Will you order a bowl of pasta so I can have something to eat?”

From Live at 9: Learn how to make Oshi’s Toro Burger, an ahi tuna burger.

There’s a bocce tournament today starting at 5:30 at the court at South Main and Talbot.

At SEE Memphis on the Main Street Mall, there will be a Ray-Ban party tonight from 5 to 7:30.

Montgomery Gentry and Kristian Bush play a free concert at Handy Park, Third and Beale, tonight at 7.

Trolley Trials: Something’s Missing on Main Street is the cover story in this week’s Memphis Flyer. The interview with new MATA director Ron Garrison gives me hope that our public transportation system won’t be among the worst in the country for too much longer.

Next time I go to the Blind Bear, I have a free entree waiting on me. I hit the first step in their loyalty card program. If you don’t have a loyalty card, ask your server or bartender how you can start earning free food.

If you use Nextdoor, the app that connects people that live in the same neighborhood, and you live in what Nextdoor calls the Downtown South area, you can add yourself to a Treat Map to indicate that you will be giving out candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween. That’s pretty cool. If there’s a bar map I’ll add myself to that.

Having another knock-down, drag-out, slobberknocker brawl with jQuery today at work. But you know what? If jQuery is the worst foe I face today, it will be a pretty good day. I’ll be out at Jessica’s bar at the Silly Goose after work and I may see Shorty about some pasta while there.