Live music alert: Candlebox plays the New Daisy on Beale tonight. Show starts at 7 PM. Open Air Stereo is the opening band.
Chef David Scott Walker is rolling out the new brunch menu at Blind Bear this weekend. Selections include pancake breakfast tacos, a reuben Benedict, the Big Bear Breakfast (eggs, bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes), fried chicken and a waffle, biscuits and sausage gravy, and a BELT sandwich. On the side you can get smoked juniper bacon, buttermilk biscuits, smoked breakfast sausage, hand-cut fries, and breakfast potatoes. The bar has $3 mimosas, moonshine (apple pie, blackberry, or peach), and Fireball during brunch. They also have a bottle of Yellow Tail sparkling with orange juice for $15 or Sofia blanc with orange juice for $30. Other drink specials include a breakfast shot and The Flapper (Three Olives Mango). The Bear opens at noon Saturdays and Sundays. Brunch runs until 6 PM and they have NFL RedZone so you can keep up with all the games.
By the way, I’m going to start carrying a notebook again. I gave it up when I started using Evernote. However, there is no way I could have typed the info above into my phone after a day at Beerfest. Having the notebook as a backup will ensure that I don’t miss anything.
St.Jude will not be hit with fines due to the Affordable Care Act. Many hospitals that provide free care to the poor will be fined. St.Jude, however, will be exempt, although it will have to file paperwork every three years to prove that the exemption is deserved. Families never receive a bill for treatment received at the children’s hospital.
Several fights broke out on Beale Street Friday after Memphis Madness. It’s a shame that we have such a fantastic event Downtown in support of our Tigers and yet people can’t behave themselves. However, security has been beefed up on Beale Street. Although they don’t do checkpoints at the entrances on weekends during the cold winter months, there are 55 cameras watching the street and the alleys to the north and south.
Finally, I’m done posting for the day. I’ll lead off at the Blind Bear at noon, where I may have to give that reuben Benedict a try.