Monday update: Where to hear blues in Memphis, and Bud Light is no longer America’s beer

Yesterday I got forwarded a great article by the Memphis Blues Society, listing places in Memphis to hear authentic blues.  Warning:  The article bashes Beale Street a fair bit, so if you’re a Beale lover you may want to skip the first six paragraphs or so and just scroll down.  But it goes on to list the Blue Worm, Reba’s Place, Wild Bill’s and some others that are worth knowing about.  I’m bookmarking it because I get asked this question all the time.  You can read the article here.

In the news:  This morning I was checking out Dr. Booze’s blog and discovered that Belgian brewer InBev has bought Anheuser-Busch, maker of Bud and Bud Light.  So I guess Bud Light is now “Belgium’s beer” rather than “America’s beer.”  John D: “Wha… wha happened?  Paul, how do I book a plane ticket to Brussels?”

Also in the past 24 hours, Dr. Booze reported on the best and worst alcoholic drinks to consume if you’re on a diet.  He also had a report about Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood going on a 2-week vodka binge and hooking up with an 18-year-old waitress (Wood is 61).  He’s so far out of it that Keith Richards is telling him he needs to sober up.

I missed brunch for the second week in a row, doing website work until 3:30.  Then I hung out at the Flying Saucer, where the Fire Sale was a new beer called American Lager made by Bud (or now, by InBev).  It was not bad.  It’s the tap with the American flag handle.  Glad to see them putting some new and different stuff on the $2.75 Fire Sale.

Then I had a great dinner.  Cafe 61 had seafood lasagna as one of their specials, and I couldn’t resist.  It was actually more of a seafood manicotti, but whatever… it was outstanding.  Their food has been superb every time I have gone in.  Definitely going to keep my eye on their sandwich board for specials in the future.

After that, I walked south to Calhoun’s and hung out at Max’s bar for a couple of hours, then hit the Saucer for round two, then the Rooster, then Hoop’s Bar.

Apologies to the Majestic Grille for missing both weeks of their two-week rotation for Sunday brunch (we do two weeks Majestic, two weeks Downtown Monkey on a rotating basis).  I just had stuff come up that distracted me.  Next week I’m going to do a full Sunday Fun Day, 11 AM to 11 PM.

Time to get ready for the long commute across the trolley tracks to work.