Felicia Suzanne’s celebrates birthday week and more Monday news

Felicia Suzanne’s is celebrating its 13th birthday with special events all week. Wiseacre beer dinner on Tuesday, communal cooking class on Wednesday, Tacos & Tunes returns Thursday ($2 tacos), 4-course tasting dinner Friday, and Saturday is dinner in the kitchen with Masterchef Junior winner Logan Guleff. Complete details here. Space is limited for some of the events.

The Memphis Flyer has a story about a new book about the history of Beale Street. Beale Street Dynasty covers the period between the Civil War and World War II. Fact I did not know: Beale Street won Tennessee for the Republican party in 1920. It is said that Boss Crump would not have been able to build his machine without Beale.

Vendors have been announced for MEMFix Pinch on April 11.

A friend of mine has a South Main town home for rent. 3 bedroom/3 bath, attic, 2 car garage, all appliances, private courtyard with waterfall.

Poker at the Blind Bear has been so successful that Jeannette has decided to add a third game. It will happen at 6:45 Thursdays. So there are now poker games in the Downtown core five nights a week: Sunday at Blind Bear, 6:30; Monday at Silly Goose, 8:30; Tuesday at Blind Bear, 8:00, Wednesday at Bardog, 7:30; Thursday at Blind Bear, 6:45.

Boscos is having a fundraiser next Sunday for singer Joyce Cobb, a Beale Street fixture who is going through a battle with pancreatic cancer. 6:30-9:30 PM, $50 per person, open bar and food, silent auction, music by friends of Joyce and STAX Academy. Get tickets here.

Interesting fact I learned today: More money was gambled on the NCAA Tournament the past four days than was spent on the 2012 presidential election.

Looks like I was wrong about my Razorbacks being able to handle North Carolina. Now that Arkansas is gone from the tournament, I have a new favorite team to root for, and its name is “whoever is playing Kentucky.”

I’ll be out at Bardog for Melissa Monday after work, probably followed by Pint Nite at the Saucer. Right now, time to take a walk and enjoy this beautiful day.