Tuesday update

Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph bought 500 families Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, mac & cheese, dressing, corn, green beans and brownies. “Memphis is my city,” Z-bo said. “I’ll do anything for them.” Am I not the only one who thinks there will one day be a Zach Randolph Blvd. somewhere in Memphis?

The Flyer has an article about Ray’s World Famous Dr. Bar-b-que which opened at Main and Pontotoc this week. Ray Nolan has been involved in 14 BBQ shops in the Memphis area. Rib plate for $10.95? Not a bad price.

It’s really neat how you can fall out of contact with friends for periods of time and pick up right back where you left off. Yesterday at Bardog I ran into my friend Ugly Steve and had a great conversation with him. Our lives have kind of paralleled each other since we were last in touch. Ugly moved back from Hawaii recently and told me a super-simple dish he learned to make out there called Loco Moco. It’s a hamburger steak over rice topped with eggs over easy and gravy. Yum.

Felicia Suzanne’s Black Friday gift card sale is back this Friday, November 27. Buy a $100 gift card and get a $20 gift card for free.

I bet the Nuh-Uh Girl owns one of these: Portable pizza pouch lanyard lets you carry an extra slice everywhere you go

My friend Duck, who has been posting a lot of excellent stuff on Facebook lately, posted this yesterday: “Probably 90% of women who wear yoga pants don’t do yoga. And 100% of straight men don’t care.” THIS IS THE TRUTH.

For those of you who send Christmas cards, you can support a great charity while doing so: MIFA holiday cards

The DMC is launching the My HQ campaign to get the word out what Downtown office space offers. If “you can eat lunch at Bardog” is not part of the campaign, they’re doing it wrong.

Lansky Bros. has launched a new, more user-friendly website.

Trolley Night is back this Friday on South Main, with many shops and galleries open until 9 or later, with some having Black Friday specials/discounts and some serving hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine. Notable this month: There’s a Latin American fine art exhibit at Art Village Gallery at 410 S. Main, and a signing of Seven Days with the Hypocrites at South Main Book Juggler, 548 S. Main.

The Grizzlies play Dallas tonight at FedExForum at 7.

I think I’m going to take my own advice with that “you can eat lunch at Bardog” thing. Back tomorrow with more random crap to talk about.