Bardog Tavern celebrated its 4th birthday last month with an alley party. Today, however, is the bar’s actual birthday, and they’re celebrating with $2 drafts all day. They’ve also got the roasted poblano chicken chowder back as a special, and let me tell you, that is one delicious soup.
Bon Ton Cafe is now open for business. They posted their menus to Facebook.
Sunday I was eating brunch with friends at Texas de Brazil, and we were discussing events that are upcoming Downtown. Our friend Moody said she was looking for someone to go with her to a gymnastics tour at the FedExForum on October 20.
“Gymnastics?” I replied. “ANY ROMANIANS????????”
Nope, no Romanians. It’s the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions, which will feature medalists from the men’s and women’s U.S. 2012 Olympic teams as well as champions from earlier events. Since there are no Romanians, I won’t be going, but if you’re into gymnastics, this is a chance to see some of the best in the world in person.
If Catalina Ponor from the Romanian team goes on tour, then I will buy a ticket. If she’s not enough of a draw to fill the FedExForum, I suggest my bedroom as an alternate venue.
In other FedExForum news, Disney on Ice is this weekend – a Friday night show, then two shows Saturday and Sunday. UGH Downtown is going to be crawling with kids. I will probably spend more time than usual at 21-and-up bars this weekend. Parents, if you’re looking for a restaurant to take your kids before or after the show, Huey’s, Flying Fish, and Kooky Canuck are good kid-friendly places.
20 artists will be chosen to display their work in 20 South Main venues November 30-December 19 for the Unveil South Main event. Artists will be able to exhibit 8-10 pieces of their work. They will be required to donate one piece to be used in marketing the event. On November 30 judges will visit the exhibits and will award prizes of $1000, $750, and $500. Visit the website if you are interested in entering your work.
Bingo at Brass Door is canceled tonight because Diamond Dave will be out of town.
DJ Superman will perform at Bleu tonight at 7 PM, no cover.
Don’t forget that the new poker night at Double J starts tonight at 8:30. Muruako will be your host and tournament director. He’s done a really good job at the Silly Goose the past two Mondays. Check it out if you’re in the South Main area and feel like playing a little Texas hold’em. His games usually last around two hours, although it varies depending on the number of people who show up. Game is played tournament style just like the WSOP Main Event, with blinds going up every 15 minutes.
I’ll have to miss Muruako’s debut at the Double J, though, because I’m pretty much committed to my trivia team at the Blind Bear. Trivia starts at 8 and is called by Charles. I’ll pre-game at the Saucer as usual and knock out a few more beers toward my plate. Up to 113 and counting toward plate 7. The beer boot glass goes on sale at 7, so it should be a busy night there.