Fri update: Liberty Bowl brunch at Felicia Suzanne’s, BBQ Bowl, parade, South Main Trolley Tour, deviled eggs @ Blind Bear

When I’m out at the bars in the evening, I check Facebook and Twitter on my phone to make sure I’m not missing any news for the blog. When I run across news I can use, I make a quick note, either by emailing it to myself or using Evernote. So this morning I woke up and saw this email to myself:

“FS doing liberty bowl brunch sat see twitter”

And I thought to myself, “WTF? I don’t remember anyone at the Flying Saucer saying anything about a brunch. It just doesn’t seem like brunch would work at a bar known mainly for beer.”

After about 5 minutes of puzzlement, I realized what was going on – I was misinterpreting “FS,” which actually meant Felicia Suzanne’s. Yes, Felicia’s is doing a pre-Liberty Bowl brunch Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM. Brunch will feature classic eye openers like Ramos Gin Fiz, Milk Punch and housemade Bloody Marys. Specials will include grillades and grits, fresh lump crabmeat and goat cheese omelets, and french toast. For more info visit the restaurant’s website.

Speaking of food and the Liberty Bowl, good luck to my friends on the Squeal Street BBQ team who will be participating in the first annual BBQ Bowl. Looks like the weather will cooperate well for this Memphis Barbecue Network competition. Eating BBQ is always more fun when it isn’t sleeting.

If you’re off work this afternoon, head down to Beale Street at 3 for the Liberty Bowl parade.

It’s the last Friday of the month, and that means South Main Trolley Tour is tonight. It’s usually done on a smaller scale in the winter months, but it is happening. Many shops and galleries in the South Main area will be open from 6 to 9. If you got Christmas money, this is a good chance to spend it locally. Some of the shops put out free wine, beer, or hors d’oeuvres. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

I made my first foray into the Blind Bear’s food menu last night. I tried the Half A’ Dozen Deviled Eggs from the “Nifty” appetizer menu.

I was going to do a separate food post on them, but really, they’re deviled eggs, there’s not a whole lot to say about them, other than they were good. BP Riverside sells deviled eggs, but they’re rarely seen as an appetizer on a bar menu, so I’m glad Blind Bear has them. The bar area was packed last night, with post-Tiger game people wanting to give the place a try.

Still working on my “What’s open during the day on New Year’s?” post. Should have that ready to go this evening.