Wed update: Circa reopens, Chick-Fil-A, Servant or Sucker?, Peabody wine club, Goose party

Circa by John Bragg re-opens tonight. It closed its Downtown location in October (which has since turned into Bar None) in order to find a place out east to be closer to its customer base. Yesterday a co-worker asked me how to get to the new Circa. I replied, “I think you take Poplar out past the 240 and then turn left or something.” That’s pretty much how I give directions to anything in East Memphis. Actually the restaurant is at 6150 Poplar.

Speaking of Bar None, I was in there last night and took a photo of the 1-pound Bar None burger. I don’t have the camera with me to download pics, though, so it will have to wait for tonight. The Nuh-Uh Girl, supposedly on a diet, was all over an order of crawfish dip, and of course she had to have a bite of the burger.

Speaking of the Nuh-Uh Girl… she’s really, really hoping that February 2 is a cloudy day. That’s because Memphis-area Chick-Fil-A locations will give away free spicy chicken biscuits if the groundhog does not see his shadow. A portion of all sales that day will be donated to MIFA.

Interesting event I just found on the Downtown Memphis events page:

Servant or Sucker? Wise and Compassionate Ways to Help the Poor
First United Methodist Church. 204 N Second. (901) 527-8362. Dinner: 6pm; program: 6:45pm. $7 per person; $15 per family. In this five-part series each Wednesday evening, First Church member, Larry Chitwood, leads the discussion concerning appropriate, Christ-centered actions addressing poverty on a personal or organizational level. Participants will learn steps to take to be an effective servant without getting suckered.

Sounds like a good way to learn how to serve those truly in need, without supporting the lifestyle of some of the scam artists who operate Downtown.

(Edit: Oops, I posted that the Peabody wine club starts today. It’s actually next Wednesday, February 2.)

Also don’t forget that the Silly Goose’s second birthday party is tonight at 9. Live music from Jeremy Stanfill and shot specials. Other events going on tonight: Tiger home game vs. UCF at 7, FedExForum; poker night at Bardog, 7:30; Pint Night at South of Beale.