Monday news

Sunday is the Super Bowl and many Downtown bars will be running Super Bowl specials (or as the bars have to call it, “The Big Game Specials” or “Super Sunday Specials”). I will try to post of many of these as I can throughout the week. If you know of a special, shoot me an email at

The Flying Saucer will have a complimentary food buffet featuring many game day favorites starting at 5 PM. They will also have their Bloody Mary bar that is normally out noon to 3 on Sundays, where you can build your own Bloody Mary for $4.50. In past years that have made Super Bowl Sunday a Pint Nite, but I did not see anything about it on this year’s flyer. (Edit: According to Holly, who is putting together a city-wide Super Bowl guide, the Saucer will have $3 pints starting at 4 PM.)

If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party at home, and don’t feel like cooking, Bardog will do it for you. You can order a package of 25 sliders, 25 wings, chorizo cheese dip, and spinach artichoke dip, to be picked up the day of the game. Orders must be placed by noon Saturday.

With Mardi Gras only a few weeks away, Qahwa: Coffee Bar at Main and Adams has added a limited-time King Cake Latte to the menu. It’s a mix of brown sugar cinnamon, caramel, espresso, milk, and whipped cream, topped with cinnamon sugar. That sounds good, even to someone like me who isn’t a coffee drinker.

The History in Pictures Twitter account posted a link to a 1970s band from Davenport, Iowa called the Turds of Misery.

A car was found in the Mississippi River off Mud Island this morning. It was across from the entrance to the Riverset Apartments.

In case you haven’t been following the news today, a major snowstorm will hit the northeast tonight. New York City’s mayor says it could be the worst in the history of the city. The Memphis airport has reported that all flights to and from LaGuardia and Newark have been cancelled.

There will be the first in a new series of singer/songwriter nights this Friday at 550 South Main (Friday is also the monthly South Main Trolley Night). Tentative acts include Rice Drewery, Faith Ruch, Savannah Long, Bobby O’Neal, Steve Schad, Ben Rocky Tallent, and more.

Tamp & Tap is having another Kill the Keg party this Friday starting at 4 PM and lasting until the beer is gone, with beer by local breweries Ghost River, Wiseacre, Memphis Made, and High Cotton.

Last night was the Royal Rumble, the second-biggest WWE pay-per-view of the year. As a WWE Network subscriber, I wanted to be sure to watch it. So I posted to Facebook “Downtown bartenders: I’m not doing any shots today” so I would be sure I would be awake to watch it. So, what happened? Thanks to D-RANKS with B-RAD at the Blind Bear, instead of doing zero shots, I did six. I don’t regret it though. There are always interesting people to talk to at Brad’s bar. The only Rumble match I got to see, the triple threat WWE title match, was reportedly the only good match on the show.

Time to get back to an exciting day of GitHub merge conflicts. For those who don’t speak tech, let me translate: It’s a Monday for sure. At least that means I have Melissa Monday at Bardog to look forward to after work, with either Pint Nite at the Saucer or British Bingo at Blind Bear to follow.