Gator tail @ Double J, plus Friday news

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Yesterday was a snow day, so I hit all the spots in the Downtown core then wandered south to Max’s Sports Bar to see my South Main friends. As I began the walk back I decided I was hungry, so I popped in Double J for dinner. I had the gator tail, served on a bed of rice pilaf with Texas toast. It was excellent and as you can see in the photo above, the portion of gator you get is far from skimpy.

Maybe we should get a gator and enter it in Anything But this year. I will mention it to the BBQ team at the meeting this weekend.

I usually eat only one meal a day, but yesterday was the rare day when I had two. Around lunchtime I wandered over to the Flying Saucer, figuring I’d have a hot chick to look at behind the bar. Instead I got Nate. Nevertheless, I ordered the lunch beer cheese soup/side salad combo. In the 12 years I have been going to the Saucer, it was the first time I have ever had the beer cheese soup. Not bad at all.

The Memphis Comedy Festival is this weekend and one of the festival venues is Downtown. Kudzu’s hosts “the 4:20 show” this afternoon but apparently they will be running late because the start time is listed as 4:30. The show features¬†Kate Lucas, Josh McLane, Mo Arora, Ashley Huck, Scott Eason, Jason Earl Folks, and Andy Fleming and admission is free.

There is a musical parody of Fifty Shades of Gray tonight at the Orpheum at 8. Tickets are $29-55.

If you’re in the mood to watch a basketball team that is a mere shell of its former self, you’re in for a treat tonight because the L.A. Lakers are in town. The play the Grizzlies at 7 at FedExForum.

Beginning this weekend the Arcade will stay open late Thursdays through Saturdays. Closing time will be 11 PM. Speaking of which, there’s a Groupon for the Arcade running right now. $12 for $20 worth of food, or $24 for $40 worth of food.

The Tigers got an important win over UConn last night. The top five teams in the AAC get first-round byes in the tournament, and the Tigers now hold a tiebreaker over UConn as a result of sweeping them in the regular season.

Plans for today: Well, let’s see… the office is closed again today, and I am terribly disappointed because I was really looking forward to sitting in a cubicle for 8 hours. Instead I am going to have to settle for sitting at the bar at the Blind Bear, where my favorite pair of librarian glasses usually works Friday day bar. I plan on staying out well into the evening. Hopefully there won’t be another episode of “When Cougars Attack” this weekend. We’ve already had at least two that I am aware of in 2015. Let’s see… it’s 9:15 and the Bear doesn’t open until 11… guess it’s Bardog then. Outta here for now, but you never know, could be a drunk post later.