Mon update: Cochon555, live music at Brass Door, Blind Bear specials tonight

I haven’t written much about it, but Cochon555 is coming to One Commerce Square this Saturday. Five chefs compete, each cooking a whole hog. One of the main purposes of the event is to raise awareness of heritage pork. Thomas of the Eat Local Memphis blog has a fantastic interview with Brady Lowe, creator of the Cochon555 concept, and some of the local chefs. Read it here.

Karen Waldrup and Ashlee K. Thomas play the Brass Door again tonight at 7. There is no cover charge, but tips are appreciated. You can register to win a guitar signed by the two musicians.

Don’t forget that the Blind Bear has a $4 sausage and cheese plate tonight from 6 to 9. I haven’t had that plate myself yet, but I’ve seen others order it and even at its regular price of $6 it’s a heck of a value. They’ll have half price bottles of wine from 6 to 9 too.

That’s all the news for now. Time for Pint Nite, then poker. If I get eliminated from poker before 9, I’ll check out that sausage and cheese plate for myself.