I am perfectly aware that Pat Sajak can out charisma Alex Trebek by simply batting his eyes or trimming a hang nail, but I will always prefer Jeopardy to Wheel of Fortune. I have many reasons: Jeopardy attracts fewer over-zealous clappers and never feels like a prolonged IHOP, Centrum Silver or Eggland’s Best commercial. I also have an unquenchable desire to load my brain with the most inapplicable facts possible. But most importantly, Jeopardy is more fun to yell at while watching. I mean, would you rather yell “Getting Comfortable” or “Elizabeth Barrett Browning” at your TV set?
If your answer was the Victorian poet who like to sit in the dark, then you should be all over The Quizz Off at Pete’s Candy Store. Each week, they have a FREE, six-round team trivia game to test your knowledge of general subjects, music, top tens, etc. I wouldn’t recommend yelling the answers across the bar like you’re watching a game show at home, unless you want the other teams to snag the $25 bar tab and temporary bragging rights. And if you’re more of the Wheel of Fortune type, Pete’s still does their adult spelling bee every other Monday night.
Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street between Frost and Richardson
Wednesday Nights, 7:30pm