Sat update: Dress code, Blue Paddle @ Calhoun’s, jazz @ Majestic, beer stein, Nuh-Uh eating again

Long-time readers of this blog know I’m not a big fan of dress codes at bars and clubs, but this is a dress code I wholeheartedly support.  “IF IT’S ON JERSEY SHORE, IT’S NOT COMING THROUGH THE DOOR.  No Affliction.  No Ed Hardy.  No Christian Audigier.  No exceptions.”  In other words, no douchebags allowed.  I love it.

I was down south at Calhoun’s for a while last night, and if you’re looking for a premium beer at a very reasonable price, they have New Belgium Blue Paddle on tap for $2.50.  I believe this is an every-day special.  Of course, with PBR on tap for two bucks, I’ll never be drinking the Blue Paddle there, but nevertheless it’s a great deal.

I just don’t get some people.  I rode the trolley back to the core, and on Main just south of Beale I saw Downtown’s most notorious parking scammer.  In the past 8 months, he’s made a total of 5 trips to jail, spending about 5-6 months total there.  He just got out this week after a 60-day sentence for criminal impersonation of a parking attendant.  So what was he doing on Main Street?  Parking cars.  He saw me in the trolley and waved.  I guess I better put 545-COPS on speed dial.

The Majestic Grille has announced a new jazz event.  Every Monday from 7 to 9, the mezzanine will be transformed into the Majestic Jazz Club.  Jazz Collective, a group of 10 of the best musicians in town, will perform.  Owner Deni tells me that these are people who are usually out of town performing with the likes of Tony Bennett and Natalie Cole.  The bar will be open upstairs, and the dinner menu will be available for those who are hungry.

If you’re a fan of dark beer, put Wednesday, March 10 on your calendar.  Ghost River will debut its new Oatmeal Stout at South of Beale from 6 to 8 PM.

Thursday night I got a closer look at the $125-value beer stein that the Saucer awards to people who make it through the Ring of Honor 8 times.  Here’s a pic of Saucer regular Terry holding the stein.

Here’s a closeup view of the stein (click the image to see it in an even larger size):

Makes you want to go out and drink 1600 beers, doesn’t it?

While I was pulling that image off the camera, I discovered another one that I took and forgot to post.  Here’s a pic of the Nuh-Uh Girl eating.

This was at our friend Stephanie’s birthday last Saturday.  The Nuh-Uh Girl discovered that chocolate cake and pretzel go really well together.

Dammit laziness is starting to kick in… I want to go to the Red Square Reunion at Nocturnal tonight, but hopping a cab to Midtown and getting back seems like an awful lot of work.  I’m about 60/40 on whether I’ll go.

Time to get back to work on the new blog I’m creating, which hopefully I will launch later today.