Posts Tagged ‘Tomato Jake’s’

April 17 Trivia Rankings

April 18, 2019

Another fine, fine week for trivia (honestly, the weather could not have been better). Missed some familiar faces but always lovely to see new ones, including the first canines of the season.

Please take a few minutes to vote for Tomato Jake’s for Best Trivia Night in Durham County over at and their Best of the Triangle (the category is third from the bottom in the Out & About section). If we win, there will be prizes and treats and a celebration the likes Quizlings have never seen! Seriously, it’ll be fun.

This week, we saw the unseeable, played cards with a dummy and threw knives at the ground and grabbed them with our teeth. Plus we saved on insurance with a cool bird …

Now let’s check out the trivia rankings for the week. How’d your team do?

Tampa Bay: Bracket Buster 64
Where Will Quasimodo Sleep? 61
Don’t Be A Moby Dick 61
Trivia Easter Egg Hunt? 60
Shouldn’t Captain America Be A General By Now? 59
Blame Quasimodo 58
The Real Housewives Of Westeros 58
Our Lady is Smokin’ Hot 55
The Goodest Teachers 52
The Night King Likes Shrimp Cocktail 48
We Met Zion 46
Great Minds Drink Alike 46
Beware The Blue Eyes 38

April 10 Trivia Rankings

April 11, 2019

It was a lovely night for trivia but it was a diminished albeit enthusiastic crowd that took advantage of the opportunity. (Regulars: You are ALWAYS missed!) We’ll do it again next week and every week thereafter.

Please vote for Tomato Jake’s for Best Trivia Night in Durham County at’s Best of the Triangle 2019. If we win, you Quizlings get a mega thanks in the way of free grub, thanks to Glen, and double the Big 3 Prizes, courtesy of Sparky. Voting ends May 5th so tell your friends and family. Anyone with an email address can cast a ballot*!

This week, we got diseases from hedgehogs, played Scrabble in Gilead and evolved our Charmander into “hands down one of the coolest Pokémon out there.” Plus, there was this ice cream memory…

Now check out the team rankings for the week. Enjoy!

go canes. no caps. 66
Tonight Only: Free Pollen On Every Pizza! 65
I Can’t Smell or Taste Anything – Glen, Do Your Worst 65
Winter Fell And It Can’t Get Up 61
Department Of Homeland Insecurity 60
Team [Redacted] 59
Is This The Yellow Snow They Warned Us About? 58
Bored Of Education 58
Winging It 58
Breaker Of Breadtsicks And Mother Of Calzones 56
No Love For Bob Seger 50
Beer Before Glory 43

*While you are voting in Best of the Triangle at, please vote for some of out pals (worthy of your time):

Best Trivia Night in Durham County – Tomato Jake’s

Best Wings in Durham County – Tomato Jake’s

Best Comic Book Store in the Triangle – Ultimate Comics

Best Pet-sitting Service in Durham County – Rachel McNeil

Best Pet-sitting Service in Orange/Chatham County – Rachel McNeil

Best Veterinary Practice in Orange/Chatham County – Cats Love Housecalls

Best Nonprofit in Orange/Chatham County – Carolina Tiger Rescue

Best Hardware Store in the Triangle – Ace Hardware

April 10, 2019


Please VOTE for Tomato Jake’s Pizzeria for BEST TRIVIA NIGHT IN DURHAM COUNTY at indyweek’s Best of The Triangle 2019. The category is third from the bottom in the Out & About section. I’d appreciate your support and it’s free eats if we win, Quizlings!

March 27 Trivia Rankings

March 28, 2019

Mega donkeyshins to all those who came to play this week. Some regulars were definitely missed but oh so many wonderful new faces! Keep coming back, Quizlings! It only stays great if you’re there to make it great!

This week, we got slimed at the Kids Choice Awards, got happy in Scandinavia and got crabby down in Bikini Bottom. Plus there was this musical memory from Dave Grohl and company …


March 20 Trivia Rankings

March 21, 2019

Another great week of trivia! Thanks to all the Quizlings who came out to play in a very competitive game (3-way tie for first place!). We’ll do again in seven days so don’t miss a single week of the fun.

Please take a few minutes to nominate us for Best Trivia Night in Durham County in’s Best of the Triangle 2019. You must nominate in 25 categories for it all to count (cumbersome, I know) so check out our recommendations below* and remember what Glen said: “Everyone eats free if we win this thing!”

This week, we talked about German candy, now-and-forever movie musicals and the closest planet to ours (not what you thought). Plus there was this extremely 80s music memory:


March 13 Trivia Rankings

March 14, 2019

I’d like to think every Wednesday Night Trivia at Tomato Jake’s is special and fun and exciting and unique in its own way but this week was EPIC! Check out those scores. That is impressive.

Please nominate us for Best Trivia Night in Durham County at You have until March 23. Since you have to nominate in at least 25 categories for it to count, I have suggestions at the bottom if you need. Thanks and please spread the word.

This week, we chatted about topics along the lines of big penguins, a famous doll toyversary and which Hemsworth brother drew the short straw. Plus there was this Fab Four feature film…

Now here are the week’s trivia rankings with tiebreakers factored in. Again, an amazing display, one and all. (more…)

March 6 Trivia Rankings

March 7, 2019

Wow, what a great night of trivia! Thanks to all the Quizlings who made it possible. Honestly, if you had half as much fun as I had then I had twice as much fun as you did. But I had a heckuva lot of fun so half of that should still be enough to keep you coming back for more.

Again, please nominate Tomato Jake’s for Best Trivia Night in Durham County at and the 2019 Best Of The Triangle Awards. You have to nominate in 25 categories for your ballot to count but just put Tomato Jake’s down for anything you can (Best Pizza, Best Wings & Best Local Podcast immediately spring to mind). I’ll put together some suggestions for next week and you can alter your ballot until March 25. Thanks!

This week, we talked about dinosaur kings, America’s movable fighting man and the tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff. Plus there was this forgotten TV dick (and, yes, that’s Morgan Freeman as Harry)…

And here are this week’s team rankings. See how you stacked up against the competition!

Bored Of Education 69
9021:( 69
PoTrumpKim Village 69
I’m So Angry I Broke My Car Key In Half 67
Drink Apple Juice. OJ Will Kill You 62
No Seats For Trivia 57
Capture The Flag Huggers 56
My First Night With Glen 54
A Song Of Pizza And Beer 52
Colton Is A 254-Pound Gazelle 49
Fat Tuesday Leads To Wide Wednesday 48
Honeymooning At Trivia 46
Someday, You’ll Be Us 45
Petition For Jake’s To Sell Milkshakes 43
Average Joes 40
Avengers 40
The Southside Serpents 39

February 27 Trivia Rankings

February 28, 2019

A great big western howdy to all the fly Quizlings who came out to play this week. Always love to see some familiar faces … and some new faces … and some old faces … just faces. Faces are good.

Please take a moment to nominate Tomato Jake’s for Best Trivia Night in Durham County at (and spread the word).

This week? We hung tough with a boy band, played the Knicks at home and won a colorful Oscar. Then we asked the metaphysical question “Who Am I?” …

Now check out the rankings for this week. See you next Wednesday!

Japan Shot Us In the Asteroid 70
Nike: Goddess of De Feet 69
Bored Of Education 68
His Bone Spurs Must’ve Healed Up 67
All The Good Team Name People Are Gone 66
Shoe Glue Crew 66
Young Thug For The Win 65
Hang Down Your Head, Gym Jordan 60
I Ordered A Chicken And An Egg From Amazon. I’ll Let You Know. 60
We May Have Dabbled In Some Light Election Fraud 59
I Want Someone To Look At Me Like Bradley Cooper 58
Suck Toes 55
The Kraft Special 55
The Ariana Ventes 51
Kim Jong-Un Wins The Home Town Rose 46
Cowwitch 44
I’m Bad At Puns 44
Alligators Wearing Crocs 42

February 20 Trivia Rankings

February 21, 2019

Thanks to all the most excellent Quizlings who came to play on this wild Wednesday. If you missed it, you missed a fantastic night! Obama stopped by before he went to Cameron Indoor and he asked a few Presidents’ Day questions to the assembled. Then we all gained the power of immortality and/or the ability to smite our enemies with our minds. Also, we gave away a Robocop t-shirt and every team got gift cards because that was the kind of night it was. Plus we brought some people back from the dead (sort of).

Bottom line: Trivia is awesome. Never. Miss. A. Single. Week.

Along the way, we chatted about Big Apple cocktails, old Oscar people and fancy dog winners. Plus there was this catchy tune from the mid-aughts…

Now let’s see how the teams stacked this week and we’ll plan to do it again next Wednesday!

Ace Of Spades, Your Food is Ready 63
Tar Devils 62
Bunch Of Trivia Jerks 61
Obama’s Here To Say The Day 59
At Least It’s Not Trivia Fraud 56
DTF: Down To Fiesta 55
We Want The T-Shirt 55
Fossil Eyes 38

And check out WORDCOUNT. It’s a suckhole of fun!

February 13 Trivia Rankings

February 14, 2019

Thanks to all the Quizlings who came to play on this Valentine’s Day Eve trivia outing. Another close game … and the winners readily admit they made it to first place by checking out my weekly trivia hints (follow me on Twitter @SparkyMacMillan). Hey, I’ve been doing this for a while now and there’s no real secret to winning. Ask me how to up your game and I’ll tell you.

This week, we got lost in the Bermuda Triangle, played football with the Alliance and won a Grammy with the Prez from Plains. And then there was this toy hit from Hasbro…

Now check out the team rankings for this week. See you next time Quizlings!

Happy Desperation Day 71
They Went To Belgium And Didn’t Bring Us Any Waffles 70
Who’s Ready For Shutdown #2? 69
Pizza Dabbers 68
The Calfinated Cows 64
Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Opportunity Right Over 63
My Dog Ate My Team Name 61
Ground Control To Major Tom: Opportunity Is Dead 61
El Chapo Hill 50
Two is Better Than None 48
Ocho Loco 44
Potato Ben’s 39
Jimmy Cracked Corn 39
AOC 2028 37