Woo hoo! Happy Thanksgiving Eve everyone! Be safe on the roads tonight and remember, there’s nothing worse than being hungover trying to eat turkey and smell stuffing. Here’s your special Poconos Weekend Fun Guide, Thanksgiving Eve edition. No pics, sorry, just knowledge:
Joe O’Malley is at the Pine Hollow in Mountainhome tonight starting at 8, because, you know, that’s what Joe does. He plays just about every night.
Big Things is at Venues tonight, the new bar/lounge thing in the Quality Inn on North Main Street. Their invite said they’re playing at Whispers, but I doubt they changed their name again already. Whispers was the old place, it’s now called Venues. So we’re sticking with Venues.
The Cinder Inn has Flyin’ Blind tonight starting at 9 out on whatever the new name for Stokes Avenue is. Never mind, you know where the Cinder is. The bar is also doing a Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow for anyone that can’t get home for the holiday, or for anyone that doesn’t wanna hang out with their mother-in-law for four hours. So, that’s probably a lot of you.
Jubilee/Pub in the Pines in Pocono Pines is sticking with its usual wing night tonight, but then will turn it into a dance party at 10 with a DJ.
The Original Pocono Pub also is doing its regular wing night, then the usual Wing Night Live show with G and the Bean.
There are wings everywhere! Desaki in Swiftwater is doing 25 cent wings tonight at the bar, and $2 Sapporos. I’ve never had a Sapporo. Are they good? Never had sushi either. I guess I’m just anti-Japanese cuisine. Aren’t they the ones that came up with chocolate covered grasshoppers too? OR something really weird like that? I went to a hibachi restaurant once and it was really good, so I’m not quite sure why I avoid Japanese food. But hey, wings!
George Wesley Band at Sarah Street tonight, which is a good idea to give everyone over 30 a place to go tonight. Hey we like to drink with old friends too, ya know.
So I guess Wednesday is EVERYONE’S wing night. Johnny O’s is doing it up too, $5 a dozen, with $2 lagers. If you ask me, that should be the limit on how much lagers cost. Ever. Happy hour, 1:30 in the morning, lunchtime, doesn’t matter. I get angry if I pay more than $2 for a lager and immediately think ill of your establishment. Just sayin’.
I have no idea what turkey bowling is. Do people actually want to bowl real turkeys into a bunch of bowling pins? Is that fun? I barely want to touch turkey when it’s been cooked. I certainly don’t think I’d be very confident rolling a raw turkey at a bunch of bowling pins, especially when I’d be running for the bathroom to wash my hands before the turkey even got there. Someone must be all for it though, because Gary in the Morning, now on 96.7 FM, will be at Odd Lott Outlet on Route 209 in Minisink Hills holding a turkey bowling session from 3 to 6 this afternoon. But lots of prizes, so maybe it’s worth it.
Madd Anthony’s in Blakeslee has a nice lineup tonight. Karaoke at 9 in the upstairs portion with a $100 prize to the best singer, DJ downstairs at 9, dozen wings for $4.80 til 9 (why couldn’t they just say 40 cents a wing?) and happy hour 5 to 7. Looks like a nice place to sit at the bar all night and enjoy the crowd.
Trackside Station in East Stroudsburg has Pocono Duo at 9 p.m., sooooo that means it will probably be packed like crazy. I’m not sure that’s the best bar to be packed at since there isn’t much room between the bar seats and the wall. So if you’re sitting in the middle of the bar, be ready to say these two words about 50,000 times tonight: “Excuse me.” Or just don’t go to the bathroom. Your choice. Although no matter where you go tonight, those will probably be the most spoken words. Unless you’re at a bar with a bunch of meanies.
A couple of non-Thanksgiving Eve notes:
Rudy’s in East Stroudsburg will be open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow for a Turkey Bowl viewing party, if the game is on TV, that is. Is it? If it’s not, maybe they can check out Record sports writer Joe Miegoc’s live tweets from the game. Have a bartender just refresh every couple seconds and read what’s going on. Live tweet party, y’all. Then on Friday, Joe O’Malley is a doing a Black Friday happy hour show at Rudy’s. The guy gets around, folks.
Ciro’s on Main Street is doing a grand opening thing Friday at 5 p.m. because it’s going back to the whole Italian restaurant thing. Maybe the Main Street bar scene is getting too crowded? Liquid decided to move to Eburg, Wine Handles closed, and now Ciro’s is going back to concentrating on the food thing. Hmmmmmm.
The Sherman Theater is doing its annual post-Thanksgiving Railroad Earth two-day event Friday and Saturday. I think this is like five years running for that set-up.
And I’ll be live tweeting Thursday starting around 4 p.m. til at least midnight @poconorecord to keep you updated on whatever Black Friday craziness may ensure, letting you know about traffic and whatever long lines there are. Join me, won’t you?