Fanny packs and Friday news

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I’m told that Victoria’s Secret has a deal going on where if you spend $50, you get a free fanny pack, and if you spend $40 you get a free koozie. Here’s a photo of Mary proudly wearing her new fanny pack. I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone so excited by a fanny pack in my life.

I made a typo on the blog earlier this week – the Grizzlies host the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at 7, not last night as I had previously reported. It’s your first chance to see P.J. Hairston and Birdman in Memphis Sounds throwbacks, and maybe Lance Stephenson too. If you’re a season ticket holder, you will have a Memphis Forever growl towel on your seat tonight. The Memphis red script tee is the special at the Grizzlies Den shop inside FedExForum tonight: get it for $15 (regular $22).

Imagine Vegan Cafe in Midtown is hiring for two cook positions.

Meanwhile, Downtown, Lokion has several positions open. This is said to be a great place to work and the benefits are outstanding.

A significant piece of Tennessee Brewery construction is about to get underway. A 339-space parking garage will be built at 502 Tennessee Street, across from the brewery.

Quench is best known for its wine and liquor selection, but did you know they have beer too? Just arrived are Ghost River Midnight Magic and Straight to Ale Brother Joseph’s.

Update on Memphis Tigers men’s basketball attendance: If the average is 6812 or higher for the Tigers’ last two home games, the university could get as much as $480,000. Below 6812, that figure is reduced to $0.

Memphis Barbeque Supply is offering a free rib class Saturday, March 5 at 1 PM. Limited to 50 attendees.

Fun night at the Saucer and Jerry Lee Lewis Cafe last night. I left at 10:30, ready to go home and get some sleep for a 7 AM start time at work today. I didn’t get far. “Hey! There’s Dyer’s!” Of course I had to get a double-double with fries to take home.

I will probably lead off at Mary’s bar (yes the Mary pictured above) at Blind Bear for happy hour this evening. Plans after that TBD. So ready for the weekend.