Despite what you may have heard, there’s nothing wrong with being single. In fact, there are a ton of recent studies showing that single people are actually happier, healthier, and more social than their married counterparts. With more time to pursue individual interests, more opportunities for personal growth, and (statistically) less credit card debt, there are quite a few benefits to being unattached. This November 11th we’ve got one more: it’s Singles Day, and it’s an international holiday! From China to the USA What started as an “anti-Valentine’s Day” in China during the early ‘90s has turned into a full-fledged holiday. It began with a group of single friends at Nanjing University in 1993, and early observances involved harmless pranks (like purchasing every other seat in a movie theater to prevent couples from sitting together), singles parties, and other events to celebrate the single life. In 2009, the founder of Alibaba, a popular Chinese e-commerce [...]
The holidays are coming up quick, and there’s a lot to do to get ready. Thankfully, National Clean Out Your Fridge Day is coming up on November 15th, making it a great day to make room! If you’re hosting for the holidays you’ll be storing casseroles and ingredients for the big day, and if you aren’t hosting, you’ve got to make room for leftovers. So break out the sanitizing wipes and get ready to toss that science experiment growing in the back, it’s time to clean out the fridge! A Little About the Holiday National Clean Out Your Fridge Day is observed annually on November 15th, which is convenient, because it’s right before the Thanksgiving holiday, giving you plenty of time to clear out some space. Whether it’s expired salad dressing in the door or an old sour cream container in the far back corner, it’s easy to overlook things that need to go. While [...]
McCray's Tavern Lawrenceville | Black Friday | November 29th, 2019 | 9PM till Midnight McCray's Tavern Smyrna | Thursday | December 19th, 2019 | 9PM till Midnight Our annual Ugly Sweater Christmas Karaoke party takes place at McCray's Tavern Smyrna & Lawrenceville. At this event, you are the star of the show and will have the opportunity to let your talent shine. We'll have boozy cocktails, ugly sweaters giveaways, KARAOKE and more! This event is FREE and fun for the whole gang!
We’re well into football season, and here in the South, it’s kind of a big deal. Whether you’re a house divided or a die-hard Dawg, weekends are officially booked for beer and ball. But it’s not just us--America loves football so much that someone decided to make it a holiday! American Football Day is November 5th and this year it’s extra special because we’re celebrating 150 years of the home-grown sport! How Did American Football Start? The first official American football game was held on November 6, 1869, between opposing college teams from Princeton and Rutgers (Rutgers won, and kicked off a 150-year rivalry that still continues to this day). As a unique blend of rugby football and association football (a.k.a. soccer), the earliest versions of the game would have been violent and chaotic with large numbers of players, ever-changing rules, and a lot of on-field injuries. By the 1880s, Walter Camp, the Father of American Football, would establish [...]
Looking for something exciting to do for Halloween in Lawrenceville? Join us on Saturday, October 26th for our annual Halloween Party! With themed cocktails, food specials, music and more, we can’t wait for this spooktacular event! Dress for the time of your life, and meet us at McCray’s for Fright White Night! It’s our ghoulishly good late-night party event, and this year we’re pulling out all the stops! You’re invited to don your wickedest whites on the blackest of nights, as we unleash our next-level haunted mansion. Packed with phobia-filled frights and horror themed fun, it’s a night of revelry and mayhem with “a-live” DJ, costume contests, and $500 in cash prizes. Drink specials and a FREE midnight buffet round out the celebrations to keep you partying all night long. The party runs from 10PM till 2AM with no cover charge! And don’t forget, we’ve got an all new Week-Ender Brunch menu available Saturday [...]