What two days start with T?

Trivia Tuesdays and Thursdays! Do you like trivia? If you are anything like me you like the idea of trivia more than actual trivia. Since coming in last place gets old pretty darn quick. Then you don’t know how to feel about yourself. I mean you can’t really feel dumb because you didn’t know what the internal temperature of a Manatee is, or which second generation ball player was the quickest to get to 300 home runs. But it doesn’t exactly make you feel good about yourself either.

Enter Tijuana Joe’s. Every Tuesday at 7:30 and Thursday at 8:00 they have trivia. What I like about them is that the questions aren’t so obscure that only trivial pursuit grand masters are able to get any questions right. Now don’t get me wrong, there are questions that leave you scratching your head and wondering who the hell would know that…well Kevin would. That’s the other great thing about Tijuana Joe’s. You have a good number of regulars that usually show up. Between them and Tom from Avalanche Entertainment. you get a great “this is my bar” type ambiance.

Picture from examiner.com

What about the food you ask. Well the cheese dip and salsa are outstanding. The rest of the food is decent enough, though alone probably not enough to keep you coming back. The service is very friendly, but don’t be in a rush. They must have all learned their waiting skills in Europe’s school of “extremely relaxed, we’ll get there when we get there school of waiting”. So if your idea of a good night out is great food and great service this probably isn’t the place for you. But if you enjoy a night of great company, half drunken tomfoolery, trivia that leaves you feeling either like a winner or like “I coulda been a contender”, and great cheese dip, then this is the place for you.

So next time you have nothing to do on a Tuesday or Thursday night, swing on by Tijuana Joe’s in Sandy Springs, on Roswell Rd and try your hand at trivia.

Oysterfest – A recap of sorts

So let’s begin with a recap of our beloved Atlanta Oysterfest. Now a disclaimer here folks, there are 2 different celebrations of oysters and libations in Atlanta in February, and we’ll do our best to bring a recap of both to you – but for this post, we’ll feature the blessed little event enjoyed by all at Park Tavern on this Saturday past.

A 30 dollar ticket fee buys entrance into a wonderland of seafood creations and incredible libations to be shared with several hundred young Atlantans on a day made for fun! Okay, that’s really stretching the truth, and I’m pretty decent at that, but the truth is the fried oysters were okay, the drinks were strong – and though the selection was limited (Red Stripe, Red Stripe Light, and Corona were the beers of choice), and the place was crawling with good looking girls trying to shake off a bad case of February cabin fever. The live bands had some decent original tunes and covered the typical college-esque band party necessities from the ’80’s pretty well, and all in all a pretty decent way to spend a Saturday.

Next up in the same locale will be Luckyfest which will be focused upon St. Patrick’s Day, and if you can’t make it to Savannah for the drunken free for all that ensues upon yon olden streets on the Georgia coast, Luckyfest is a decent substitute.

And you have a pretty decent chance of getting lucky.

As for Oysterfest, give the day a B+ overall, though for the 30 dollar ticket price, at least a free basket of grub should’ve been included. Choices were fried shrimp; raw, steamed, or fried oysters – all around 10 bucks a basket. Beer was $5 for a small Red Stripe, $10 for a large. Liquor drinks – who really drinks a mixed drink at something like this? Very un-dudelike. So the shenanigans could get a little pricey, but for sipping beer and shaking off the cabin crusties, it was a decent time.

The big, classic Oysterfest event is coming up on the 25th of February at Steamhouse Lounge – it’s a damn good time and I’d highly suggest anyone devoid of anything to do that day attend. Particularly if the walls are starting to close in during the doldrums of February.