Info on new Mexican restaurant on Beale, plus Wednesday news

I have more information about Burrito Blues, the new restaurant that will be serving authentic Mexican food on Beale in the location that used to be Johnny G’s.

On Sunday-Thursday the hours will be 11 to 9. Friday and Saturday it will be 11 to 11 for the dining room, with food available until 3 AM in the restaurant’s take-out window.

Burrito Blues will have “build your own” burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, salads, and nachos. Meats will include grilled adobo marinated chicken, adobo marinated steak, peppadew pepper rubbed beef brisket, and smoked pork shoulder along with options for vegetarians and vegans. The restaurant buys local whenever possible. The bar has four draft beers, two Ghost River and two national choices (unfortunately not PBR). Margaritas are available from 16 to 100 ounces, and there will be house, blue, and top-shelf options. The top-shelf option is Camerena Gold Tequila, produced at a 150-year-old distillery. The restaurant will play blues music 24/7.

Burrito Blues Menu (PDF)

Riverside Drive will close for Memphis in May and for improvements tomorrow through May 25. It’s that time of year. Plan on taking Front and Georgia as your alternate route.

Capriccio Grill in the Peabody has a new lunch menu. Here’s a look.

It’s Memphis Beer Week and there are tastings, dinners, and other events happening this week. Here’s the schedule.

A pair of Elton John’s glasses were stolen from the Rock & Soul Museum this week.

Last night there was not much happening in the Downtown core so I decided to walk down to Max’s Sports Bar and see what was going on there. As I passed the Happy Mexican I noticed the new apartments across the street on Second. They are under construction and there was a sign on the front saying 1-bedrooms start at $538. That’s a really good value.

Grizzlies vs. Portland, Game 2, 7 PM at FedExForum. If you don’t go to the game it’s on TNT.

Outta here, time to hit Publish then PBR.