The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the story of a man who apparently lobbed a molotov cocktail at a Taco Bell drive through window in Georgia after calling to complain that his Chalupa XL didn't have enough meat. This comes on the heels of an incident in Kansas City last month, where Jeremy Combs allegedly returned to a Taco Bell with a shotgun because when he returned home his order didn't have any hot sauce.
The Georgia fire occurred in the early hours in the morning, while the Combs incident was around midnight. Perhaps, it's time we all agree that nothing goods happens during "fourth meal" at Taco Bell.
We went toe-to-toe with Askren to get his thoughts on staying unbeaten, trash-talking fighters and Mizzou's potential move to the SEC.
The Pitch: Are you ready to fight?
Askren: Oh yeah. Always ready.
So this is your first title defense?
Yes, I won the belt in October of 2011 and then I won a non-title fight. So this will be the first time I defend it.
It’s pretty sweet that you get to defend the belt in front of a sort of hometown crowd.
It’s awesome. A lot of friends and family will be here. I’m excited about Saturday, and I’m ready to make it happen.
The Big 12 isn't the only conference prone to embarrassing mistakes. The SEC accidentally posted an article on the conference's website announcing that the University of Missouri was officially headed south to become its 14th member. The article was dated October 22, but referenced "Monday" as Mizzou's official join date. The articles have since been pulled.
As you can see above, the story says Mizzou would begin play in the SEC on July 1, 2012.
Sports By Brooks points out that several of the stories about Missouri's move to the SEC still show up in search results on the conference's website.
Hometown: Garden City, Kansas. (Not the one in Missouri, which I am convinced is some sort of bizarre Fringe-esque parallel universe with copies of everyone from my childhood encased in amber.)
Current neighborhood: The Plaza
Who or what is your sidekick? My iPhone 5. From the future
What career would you choose in an alternate reality? I’d likely be encased in amber in Garden City, Missouri.
What was the last local restaurant you patronized? Beer Kitchen No. 1 in Westport. I’d slap my grandma for a serving of their veggie cheatloaf. (Hi grandma — hope your surgery went well!)
Update: R Bar owner Joy Jacobs told Fat City, after yesterday's post about the bar and restaurant's new hours, that she has decided to keep the West Bottoms venue open three nights a week instead of weekends only. "We'll be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday." Jacobs says she had been in negotiations with a local restaurateur interested in buying the business from her. "But we couldn't come to terms," Jacobs says. The business, she says, is still for sale.
The original post follows.
"Don't believe everything you hear," says Joy Jacobs, the owner of the R Bar in the West Bottoms. Jacobs was responding to the rumor that Saturday will be the final night for the beautifully restored venue that she created as a saloon, music hall and restaurant.
But Saturday will be the last night for the R Bar as it was originally conceived: Beginning on October 29th, the R Bar will only be open on Friday and Saturday nights. There will still be music, says Jacobs, and cocktails and a limited menu of dishes, including the return of the R Burger. "It was a struggle this past year to get people to come down here on weeknights," says Jacobs, who was in the saloon almost every night herself. "It's sad," she says, "but I had to get my life back."
Jacobs and her partner Lisa Morales are parents to 22-month-old Hudson Fite Jacobs and Joy said that she wasn't seeing either of them very often. "I want to be able to spend time with my family and hang out with friends too," Jacobs says. "I needed more balance in my life."
Marty Junkins, who has owned Sharp's for the last nine years, is ready for the challenge. "Do I think it's going to impact the breakfast and lunch business at Sharp's? Definitely," says Junkins, who recently renewed his lease on his location at 128 East 63rd Street. "But we have a very loyal clientele."
A loyal and demanding clientele that balks at nearly every change Junkins and his partner, Todd Tramp, have attempted to make in the restaurant. Last year, two young chefs, Patrice Welcher and Matt Coe, each tried to tweak Sharp's menu, including removing the venue's inexplicably popular signature soup, cream of water chestnut. There was backlash from the regulars, and all the menu changes were dropped and the old menu was reinstated. After chef Matt Coe was injured in an accident with a bread mixing machine, Junkins decided not to have an executive chef in the kitchen but veteran cooks working the line.
The biggest change will be unveiled — if all goes according to plan — on November 9. "The Sharp's dining room," says interior designer Scott Coker-Padilla, "will look unlike anything else Kansas City has ever seen."
96.5 the Buzz Halloweenie Roast: Social Distortion, the Hold Steady, Viva Brother, the Architects at the Midland
Ozric Tentacles/Halloweenie Roast Afterparty w/ Heroes + Villains at the Riot Room
Voodoo Organist / The Latenight Callers at RecordBar
L5 / Lantern / Living Ghost at Replay Lounge
Savor the Sun / Yes, Inferno at Davey’s Uptown
Early Dinner Show with J Boozer, A.J. Gaither (Fall Down Drunks) at Czar Bar
The Voodoo Organist, aka Scott Wexton, carts a skull-laden organ around when he tours. His musical passion? Original gothic blues. He recently released Darwin Dance Hall Days and hopes to put out his next album, Organeddon, once he raises some funds. "Voodoo's been really broke," Wexton says.
Broke or not, though, Voodoo Organist is touring now, playing old and new tunes to the masses. You can see him tonight at the RecordBar. Support from the Latenight Callers. Doors 9 p.m. 18-plus. $7.
We recently spoke to Wexton about his music, the organ, and how he pieces his music together.
I could tell Caleb's voice sounded hoarse when he addressed the crowd... The man has…
I made the mistake of ordering Spaghetti and Meatballs at Johnny Bruscos.
My wife wont allow me to go to Westport. Yours truly Sad 52 year Old…
If you have a problem making money by playing music you shouldn't do it.