Blind Bear will be open at noon on Sundays starting this week. Previously they had been opening at 3 for “Hung Over Like a Bear” brunch, but with NFL season starting, they want to be open for all the games. They’ll turn the sound on for the game being shown at the bar if you request it. If you’d prefer to watch a different game, you can reserve the Den or the dining room and put your game on the TV, with sound. They will have RedZone as well.
The Bear has a pool table for those who wish to play a game while they watch football.
Also, Blind Bear is adding a second poker night to the week, Sundays at 6:30. Winners on Sunday night will earn points toward the poker league that has been ongoing on Tuesdays. There will also be a $50 weekly prize. Free to play. It’s only week 3 of a 16-week league, so plenty of time to earn points. Previous grand prizes in the league have included an iPad and $500 in gift cards to local restaurants. Michael Bean will be the tournament director. The Sunday game is good news for several reasons:
1) It probably won’t draw the huge crowds of as many as 50 that show up on Tuesdays. Jamie told me he expects maybe 20 or 25, and I agree with that estimate.
2) Since Michael Bean will be running the game, Jamie will actually be able to play. Jamie says he hopes to play every other week, and Jeannette will play some too.
3) Since Michael Bean will be running the game, that means he won’t be playing! No nuisance raises, none of him saying “all-in” on the turn when he folded his cards on the flop, no foolishness.
Last night, Jamie showed me the new poker table he has on order. It will be the largest size made – I think he said 96 inches. It will sit where the dining room table is now (“Jeannette and I will finally get our dining room table back” and will have black felt with “The Blind Bear” on it. It will come with a cover, so it will be able to be used as a dining table on non-poker nights.
The company that made the Bear’s poker chips is making the table, and it will be here in about a month. Or, if they screw up the order like they did the chips, it will be here in 3 months and a poker table with “Blind Bare” will be marked down cheap at a warehouse sale somewhere.
Sundays just got more fun. Maybe I’ll see you tomorrow night for poker!