Gus’s, Beck, a professional development workshop, and tons more news

We may not be done with icy weather yet.’s forecast calls for a chance of light snow late Thursday night with a low of 20. Friday, sleet and freezing rain are expected with an accumulation of a quarter inch of ice, with the precip converting over to rain Friday night. The high is predicted to be 33, only one degree above freezing. Ugh. This could be one of those scenarios when people get up Friday morning and say, “Well, it’s clear now, I’m not going to not drive to work because it MIGHT sleet or snow” and then it does and the interstates become a skating rink nightmare as everyone tries to get home while they still can. Be sure to check the weather Friday morning and use common sense.

The big buzz this morning is that Gus’s is going national. New locations are planned for Atlanta, St. Louis, Knoxville, Los Angeles, Fort Worth, Kansas City (Kansas), Chicago, and Philadelphia. Here’s an article about the planned Chicago location from

Beck will play the Mud Island Amphitheater Saturday, May 16. That could create a conflict for some people; it’s the Saturday of BBQ Fest.

There’s a free professional development workshop called “Branding Yourself” next Tuesday, February 24, at Buckman Hall on the Christian Brothers University campus. Career coach Angela Copeland will discuss dressing for success, resume writing, and branding yourself online. It’s a good way to prepare for the upcoming Multicultural Career Expo. More info and a link to sign up for the workshop here.

The Eric Hughes Band plays the Hard Rock Cafe Saturday at 9, with no cover. Share the event on Facebook to receive your choice of an Eric Hughes Band sticker, or a pony.

Elmwood Cemetery is hosting its first-ever Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 28. The hunt is for kids 10 and younger, admission is free, and the Easter Bunny will be on hand.

Ever ordered a drink with mint in it and wondered why the bartender smacks the mint before putting it in your glass? This article explains why.

Single-digit temperatures tonight. PLEASE bring your pets inside! The cold won’t stop me from being out and about this evening.