Tuesday news

Memphis in May has announced its new event that will replace Sunset Symphony: The Great American River Run. It will be a half-marathon, 5K and expo on Saturday, May 28.

The Downtown Neighborhood Association and the South Main Association are having a joint holiday party at Community Family Medical, 364 S. Front, 5-9 PM Tuesday, December 15. There will be catering by Rizzo’s Diner and live music by singer/pianist Eddie Harrison. All are invited – members, guests, and future members.

If you bring can food items or a cash contribution to Mic-South Food Bank at the Grizzlies game tonight, you will get a 2-for-1 voucher for the December 14 game against Washington.

STOMP, the international percussion section, returns to the Orpheum February 20. Tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10 AM.

The Memphis Farmers Market will have a special holiday market this Saturday, December 12, from 10 to 1. The market is under the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson. Kids’ activities by the Dixon and book signings by Chubby Vegetarian and Cook with Jennifer. Here’s a look at some of the other holiday markets going on around town.

Kooky Canuck is having a gift card sale in both locations Wednesday, December 16 from 11 AM to 10 PM. For every $25 gift card you buy, they’ll give you a $10 gift card.

The DMC may put the brakes on certain hotel incentives.

That’ll do it for this post. Probably happy houring at Blind Bear tonight.

A 93-inch bear and Monday news

I’ve mentioned FML, Feeny, Mary, and Lacey, who are my friends who bartend at the Blind Bear. Feeny and Mary recently became roommates, and another acronym – PBR, Paul, B-RAD, and Roger – decided to get them a housewarming gift.

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One of the girls was at Costco and posted a photo to Facebook of a 93-inch-tall stuffed bear in a bin, and said, “I want this.” Rodger and I were at Brad’s bar when we saw the photo and said, “We’re totally getting them that bear.”

The girls love their bear but Feeny’s cat Sam is not too happy about his new roommate.

In other news: Thrillist has an article on female bartenders you need to know in Memphis and several of my favorites made it.

SO excited that my Hogs got invited to the Liberty Bowl. I kind of had a feeling all along that would happen. Arkansas will play Kansas State here on January 2.

As for the Memphis Tigers, they have Auburn in the Birmingham Bowl. Here’s a preview.

Downtown food tip: The mac & cheese that comes as a side with the Silly Goose’s sliders is probably the best I have ever had.

Sorry for the break last week everyone. It’s been a weird year for me and I just needed some time to cope. Hopefully I will be resuming my regular blogging schedule this week.