Mon update: Chili’s, new Blind Bear brunch items, learn to homebrew, and funny BBQ competition story

First of all, a reminder: 100% of Chili’s profits today go to St. Jude. I realize I’m blogging this after most of you have eaten lunch, but if you don’t have dinner plans, how about Chili’s? Let’s raise a big pile of money for the children’s research hospital.

Yesterday I dropped by the Blind Bear while they were serving their Hung Over Like a Bear brunch, and learned that they’ve added a couple of items to the brunch menu. They now have biscuits and gravy, a staple at many restaurants that serve brunch.  They’ve also added chili cheese bear dawgs, a good thing to have during football season. Hung Over Like a Bear brunch runs from noon to 6 PM.

Ever thought about brewing your own beer? The Bluff City Brewers will have a Learn to Homebrew Day on Saturday, November 3.

Social media/marketing guru Jay Baer got fired as a BBQ judge last weekend. It’s not a Memphis-related story, but I thought I’d post it since a lot of my readers participate in BBQ festivals, either as team members or as judges. His story is pretty damn funny.

That’ll do it for now. I’ll be at Pint Nite at the Saucer about 6. Poker at the Silly Goose (8:30) is a “maybe” this week because I stayed out way too late last night.