Blackened catfish Benedict @ Rizzo’s Diner + Sunday news

Ever since the new location opened at South Main and Butler, I have heard good things about the blackened catfish Benedict at Rizzo’s Diner’s Saturday and Sunday brunch. Although I usually stick to the Downtown core on the weekends, beautiful weather yesterday gave me reason to walk south and check it out for myself.

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Growing up, I hated eggs. As an adult I have warmed up to them a little, but still, if I let you cook me eggs in any form other than scrambled/omelet it means I really trust you. If there is anyone I am going to trust to serve me eggs right, it is Chef Michael Patrick. He did not disappoint.

The dish consists of blackened Lake Farms Mississippi catfish topped with spinach, English muffins, poached eggs, and Cajun Hollandaise sauce. It all fits together perfectly and the spinach absolutely makes this dish a hit. I enjoyed every bite and the portion was generous enough that I did not leave the table feeling hungry. No less of a foodie than the Nuh-Uh Girl said this is her favorite Downtown brunch dish and I could not disagree. Easily the best Benedict I have ever had.

I sat at the bar, and bartender Nikki was a complete professional. She made sure I had everything I needed and engaged me in conversation. When I ordered my third mimosa and mentioned I had pre-gamed at Bardog, she said, “Tell me you’re getting an Uber when you leave, or walking.” I told her I lived in the Downtown core and assured her that driving is never on the agenda when I go to bars.

For those who are not into fish, there is a Southern version of the Benedict with slow-roasted pork shank confit. Also, I’m not sure if I have any readers who like Rizzo’s and are vegetarian, but on the off-chance I do I will mention that they also have a vegetarian version of the dish with oven-roasted tomatoes.

Has anyone tried the Bandera Memphis at Rizzo’s? It is pork belly chicharones, Andouille sausage, blackeyed peas, grits, steak tips, a sunny-side-up egg, and fresh avocado. It sounds delicious and a Google Images search produced a couple of yummy-looking photos of this brunch dish.

I drank mimosas but I noticed they had several locally-produced craft beers from Wiseacre on tap.

My conclusion: Why have I not been going to Rizzo’s more often??? Yesterday was my first trip there since May. At the old restaurant I had an excuse for not going; I prefer to sit at a bar, and there wasn’t one. The new location that has been open since March, though, has a beautiful bar. There’s really no valid reason I have been denying myself this wonderful food. I’m putting Rizzo’s brunch on the regular Saturday agenda. It may not happen every week, but when I leave my normal first stop at Bardog, I am going to consider walking down there.

Walking down to Rizzo’s, I saw staff in training at LYFE Kitchen in the Chisca. The quick and healthy restaurant opens tomorrow. Here’s the menu. I want to go in there tomorrow and stand in line to order and ask, “Can I get the chicken nuggets?”

I bet LYFE Kitchen will be a prime yoga pants watching spot.

There is a rare apartment opening in South Main: Three bedroom, three bath, overlooks the Civil Rights Museum. Tile floors, skylight, oversized Jacuzzi tubs and showers in each bathroom, all appliances, washer/dryer, newly painted. Must pass credit check. The landlord is a very interesting person who is looking for the right Spirits to rent his property. $1750/month with all utilities included. Hit me up at or on Facebook if interested and I will give you the landlord’s phone number.

For those staying in town an extra day after IBC and are looking for some live music, I recommend checking out the Memphis Jazz Orchestra’s rehearsal at Alfred’s at 6. It’s not blues but it is a unique experience. It’s a full orchestra and people swing dance to it. Then hit Blues City at 9:30 for jam band FreeWorld.

“But what do we do until 6?” you’re probably thinking. I am glad you asked. Come join me at the Blind Bear Speakeasy for Hung Over Like a Bear brunch/D-RANKS with B-RAD. The bar opens at 11, and there are brunch and drink specials until 6. It’s on the Main Street Mall, second door down south of Gayoso. The food is great, the service is great, and the regulars are an entertaining bunch indeed. That is where I will be for most of the afternoon. Come join!


Jobs jobs jobs, Trolley Night pictures and Saturday news

Lots of job news today. I have learned of three more positions for which the Redbirds are hiring. That makes at least five total (see my posts earlier this week for the others). Have a good voice? There’s a Public Address Announcer position the ‘birds are looking to fill. On the other hand, if you’re good with numbers you might want to apply for the DAK Stats opening, where responsibilities would include preparing lineups and statistics for the games. They’re also looking for a video board operator.

Of course, when it comes to quality of places to work, you just don’t get much better than St. Jude. There is an Administrative Specialist position open there right now.

SRVS, which has been serving the disabled, aging and elderly for over 50 years, has a Project SEARCH Job Coach opening. Primarily this person would be doing training for students, co-workers, and other Project SEARCH staff to ensure success in internships and in full-time employment.

The Memphis Chamber is looking to hire a Director of Public Policy.

This is news that could affect many of my friends: The payment processor used by DraftKings and FanDuel has announced that it will no longer process payments for those companies after February 29. The one-day sports leagues don’t maintain customer accounts themselves; they let payment processors do it. The processor is pulling out due to increasing questions about whether one-day real-money fantasy sports leagues are legal. If DraftKings and FanDuel can’t find another processor by the end of next month, they will be saying goodbye to billions in revenue.

Also, if you live in Mississippi, bad news: Your attorney general declared fantasy sports betting illegal.

The annual Outdoors Inc. Canoe and Kayak Race has been announced for June 18 on the Mississippi River at the Mississippi River Greenbelt Park.

Memphis Made Brewing Co. has announced that its taproom patio is now dog-friendly. When patio weather gets nice, come bring your pups (on a leash, of course).

From Thrillist: Experts share their opinion on the most overrated and underrated beer styles. Many thought IPAs were overrated. Since I myself am a beer expert (8 plates on the wall at the Flying Saucer) I will offer my two cents. Most overrated: Sour, most underrated: Kolsch

The Grizzlies play the Sacramento Kings tonight at FedExForum at 7.

Memphis’ original beer, Goldcrest, has announced that it is the official beer sponsor for Wine for Wishes at the Cadre Building Thursday, February 25. The event benefits the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Ole Miss has been notified by the NCAA that the school is believed to have committed roughly 30 violations in three sports. The sports are track and field, women’s basketball, and… wait for it… football. The football violations are said to be minor and happened before the current regime though.

Interesting post from Prince Mongo last night on Facebook. He said he was planning with Spirit Leo, his musical director, for Blues Club Pizzeria on Front Street. “It will be OUT OF THIS WORLD!” Mongo, I know you read this blog from time to time… if you want to share any details hit me up at

5 Spot is having a Super Bowl party Sunday, February 7 from 4 to 9. A $10 arm band guarantees you a seat and food and drink specials. Specials include $1 off beer, wings, Ferraro’s Pizza, Bumblebee Stew, chips and dip, and meat and cheese platters. They will also have Carolina Sweet Tea vs. Denver Orange Crush shooters. The 5 Spot is on G.E. Patterson in the back of Earnestine & Hazel’s.

Last night as promised, I hit South Main Trolley Night and did not just hang out at Max’s Sports Bar the entire night (okay, most of the night, but still, I got out). I wandered up to 387 S. Main, a building that houses Stock & Belle, Salon 387, and 387 Pantry.

387 Pantry is an interesting place to shop. According to its Facebook page, it offers a “highly curated selection of kitchen and pantry staples as well as assorted dry goods and housewares.” This is a neat place y’all and I am going to come back sometime when I am not distracted by Trolley Night and do some shopping. Here are some pics I snapped to give you an idea what they have in stock (click any photo for a hi-res version):

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I also walked around Stock & Belle in the same building. It is a lifestyle retail store selling men’s and women’s clothing and furniture. Here are a few photos I took.

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I went by 409 S. Main, set to become Memphis’ first food hall. It’s a neat concept but not yet developed – last night there were just some tables, cupcakes, and a food truck outside. Keep an eye on this place though – there is a lot of potential. Check out Little Rock River Market’s Market Hall for a look at what a food hall can be.

After that I walked down the street to South Main Sounds at 550 S. Main, where they were having a Songwriter Night. The good news is that I timed it perfectly – my friend Shane Morrell, known to our group as “Good Shane” (because we also have a “Bad Shane”) was on the stage. The both good and bad news – good for the songwriter night but not for me – was that the place was so packed that I couldn’t get in! I watched Shane from the street for a couple of minutes.

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Look for Good Shane’s bands South Side Supper Club and Dynaflow when they perform in South Main venues. Definitely worth checking out.

Plans for today: I’m going to shake up the schedule a little. I will still lead off at Bardog with my “DAWG” John D at 11, but I have heard so many good things about Rizzo’s Diner’s brunch that I am going to have to get down there and try it. I will probably hit Rizzo’s 1-1:30ish if anyone wants to join. Plans after that TBD but probably I will head back to the Downtown core. Whew! This has been one of my longest posts in a while! Weather is going to be nice today. WeatherBug says the high will be 67 and the low 56. That is comfortably into shorts and sandals territory for me. Who cares if it’s January?

Friday morning update

I usually end blog posts with “what I’m doing tonight” but this time I will make an exception and start with it. I’m gonna go to South Main Trolley Night! The weather should be really nice and there are several venues down there I want to check out. I want to hit 387 S. Main to check out the three business that have located there: Stock & Belle, 387 Salon, and 387 Pantry. I also want to check out the 409 S. Main Open House. That building will soon be Memphis’ first food hall, and at the open house there will be a cupcake vendor and a food truck. I also want to catch a bit of South Main Sounds Songwriter Night, particularly my friend Good Shane who has performed in the past with Dynaflow and South Side Supper Club.

I plan on taking photos at each of these places, and if possible talking to the proprietors, for an upcoming blog post. If your business has something going on in South Main tonight and you would like me to stop by and include you in the post, shoot me an email at or hit me up on Facebook if we’re friends on there. (Note: I will try to check my Twitter mentions and DMs but I am bad about doing so, so Twitter is a less reliable way of getting in touch with me.)

And no, I will not say I’m going to all these places and then end up sitting at the bar at Max’s Sports Bar all evening. Yes, I know I have a history of doing that, but tonight will be different.

Up the street from Trolley Night is the Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage 50th anniversary concert at the Orpheum tonight.

OK people. Get ready for a “WTF” moment.

I will ask about this tomorrow when I go to Bardog for my usual Saturday brunch.

Terence Patterson who runs DMC (I’m still allowed to use that, right, Paul M.?) is looking for a big fish to bring home to Downtown Memphis. He feels The Edge in particular is a neighborhood where big things are about to start happening. Terence doesn’t feel the DMC should take the lead necessarily, but should partner with those who already have ideas in progress for the area.

Save the date: Sunday, February 21 is Throw Me a Bone day at the Green Beetle from 1 to 4. The project provides assistance for dog owners who don’t want to give up their pets but need help in order to keep them and care for them. $6 donation includes your first beer. There will be a silent auction and live music.

I learned yesterday that the River Rat Rounders free and legal poker league is back Downtown with several games. The RRR operates all over Memphis, with prizes at each poker event plus chances to win points toward league prizes such as entries into freerolls at the casinos in Tunica. Here is a complete schedule of all poker games Downtown. Except where indicated, the bars run leagues to themselves.

  • Sunday 6:00 PM: Hooters Downtown (River Rat Rounders league)
  • Sunday 6:30 PM: Blind Bear
  • Sunday 8:00 PM: Hooters Downtown (River Rat Rounders league)
  • Monday 8:30 PM: Silly Goose
  • Tuesday 8:00 PM: Blind Bear
  • Wednesday 7:30 PM: Bardog (downstairs)
  • Thursday 7:00 PM: Double J (River Rat Rounders league)
  • Thursday 7:30 PM: Blind Bear
  • Thursday 9:00 PM: Double J (River Rat Rounders league)

Again, all of these games are free and legal to play. Even if you’re not a skilled player, don’t let that stop you; bar poker is fun and a great way to make friends.

The International Blues Challenge semifinals are this evening at participating bars on Beale and nearby. A $15 wristband gets you in all of them. Also notable today are the 17th annual Blues Jam by the Stella Vees at the Blues Hall on Beale from noon to 4, and the National Women in Blues at Alfred’s from noon to 4. The Youth Showcase happens simultaneously with the IBC semifinals, and your wristband gets you in the showcase as well.

Another Redbirds job opening: Boardwalk Supervisor

Time to go to work. Possibly another post at lunchtime or about 5:30.

Snack suggestion and Thursday news

So, I have a new addiction that I thought I would share with my readers today. When I drive to work, I take 55 to Goodman Road in Horn Lake, turning west. Every morning I stop at the Shell/Circle K just past Interstate Boulevard, the first traffic light, for my morning caffeine. This morning I noticed that near the hot dog area, there are hot boiled peanuts that you can scoop into a 16-ounce or 32-ounce container. You can choose from original recipe or Cajun. I scooped out 16 ounces of Cajun peanuts, still wet from being boiled, and took them to work.

These things are SOOOOO good. If you stop at a Circle K on your way to work or wherever, look to see if they have hot boiled peanuts. If they do, trust me, get them. One tip though: Let them sit, with the lid off, for about half an hour before you start eating them. Otherwise you will be eating hot boiled Cajun peanut butter. Even after they have sat for a while, they are so soft that you won’t have to worry about breaking a tooth on them.

The Downtown Neighborhood Association is having happy hour at the Flying Saucer tonight from 6 to 7:30. You don’t have to be a member to attend, and it’s a casual get-together with no agenda.

The quarterfinals of the International Blues Challenge continue today, with a $10 wristband getting you in all the bars and clubs taking part in IBC. Post-quarterfinals there will be an International Jam at Club 152 (11 PM) and an All-Star Jam at Tin Roof (11:30 PM). Tomorrow at 11 AM the 2016 Keeping the Blues Alive Awards will happen at the Doubletree.

The Grizzlies play the Milwaukee Bucks at FedExForum tonight at 7. Stop by the Memphis Airport table while you are there for a chance to win a Tony Allen T-shirt and tickets to a Grizzlies road game. The table will be located on the Terrace Level.

A Nashville developer plans to add 175 new apartments in the area south of FedExForum and east of Third. The apartments will be called Patterson Flats and will help to fill in what has been in the past a rough part of Downtown.

If you’re figuring out where to watch the Super Bowl a week from Sunday and like good beer, Memphis Made announced that it will extend its taproom hours that day.

The Redbirds are seeking an Intern/Marketing Assistant on a seasonal basis. If you’re a college student, this could jump-start your career in the sports profession.

If you can’t be at 550 S. Main tomorrow night for Songwriter Night (7-9 PM), there will be a live stream you can watch.

That’s the news for now. Possible second post after work, then over to the Silly Goose for happy hour. Later in the evening I will see Pam & Terry at the Blind Bear. Apologies to Charvey for missing last night after I said I would be at the Goose but I was just too tired. I have more energy today and expect to stay out later.

Wed update #2

A new Facebook event listing has been created for this year’s Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival Downtown on Riverside and Wagner on Sunday, April 17. This festival benefits children’s charity Porter-Leath and is one of Downtown’s largest and most fun spring festivals. Click “Going” or “Interested” to indicate your interest to your friends and to see updates about the festival.

The MBJ has a good interview with new Orpheum head honcho Brett Batterson. Batterson is a big proponent of arts education, and the new Halloran Centre for Performing Arts was a major reason he came here. However, Batterson does note that it is harder to follow in the footsteps of a legend (Pat Halloran) than in the footsteps of someone who failed.

Tallgrass, Kansas’ largest craft brewery, is brewing a beer with a very good name. We need to arrange a distribution deal in Memphis!

Meanwhile, a brewery that will soon be shipping to Memphis…

I wonder if the Tin Roof will carry Tin Roof beer?

From WREG Live at 9: Learn how to make chocolate mousse from the Peabody’s pastry chef

The Advertising Checking Bureau has a customer service representative position open. I worked for this company 2004-06. Good place.

Heard on the Memphis police scanner yesterday:

HUH??? Nope, I’m sure no one was smoking crack at all when that phone call was made.

Time to control the PBR population at the Silly Goose. Back tomorrow.

Wed update

Chef 4 a Day Catering is presenting an event called The Love Affair at No. 2 Vance on Valentine’s Day weekend. You can dine with your loved on with a view of the river, no lines, and no waiting. There are two brunch options: Saturday the 13th 11:00-1:00 or Sunday the 14th 12:30-2:30, with a brunch buffet and unlimited mimosas for $60. There is also a dinner option with unlimited champagne for Saturday evening the 13th 6:30-8:30 for $100. Check the event listing on Facebook to see menus.

The Tigers looked great last night against UCF! I’ve always believed Shaq had the potential to score 25 or more a night (35 last night) if he would just stay out of foul trouble. A win over SMU Saturday would give the NCAA committee something to offset last Sunday’s loss to ECU. Game is at 7 PM Saturday.

Cafe Pontotoc tweeted/Instragrammed that their kitchen is now open until 10 weeknights and 11 Friday and Saturday.

Pam and Terry play the Blind Bear tomorrow night from 10 AM to 1 PM. These two are a lot of fun.

International Blues Challenge: There’s a Pacific Northwest showcase on the first floor of Club 152 until 4 this afternoon, and a Blind Raccoon showcase at Purple Haze until 5. The IBC Quarterfinals begin around 5 this afternoon with a $10 pass getting you in all the participating clubs on Beale and nearby.

WWE fans: Thanks to Rolling Stone, you can watch The Undertaker’s greatest moments of the past 25 years as re-enacted by cats.

The Memphis Pink Bridal Show comes to the Cook Convention Center this Sunday. Plan your perfect wedding, all in one day. My idea of a perfect wedding is no wedding.

The Flying Fish has announced that fresh hot boiled crawfish will be back this weekend.

It’s been a good week for inventing/mis-using words at the Blind Bear. Last night one of the regulars told me I should read more to improve as a writer, telling me I’m “oxymoroning” myself by not reading more. Monday one of the staff learned she had been mis-using “living bi-curiously” all these years when she meant “living vicariously.” “Well, no wonder I’ve been getting funny looks when I say that.” We have such a great group on both sides of the bar up there. Sometimes even the slow nights of Monday and Tuesday turn out to be the best.

I’ll be leading off happy hour at the Silly Goose, then over to the Blind Bear for a bit then back to the Goose to hear Charvey at 10. Possibly another post before I go out this evening, so check back.

Abe Vigoda is dead, Redbirds mini-packs, yoga, ducks, chicken and more (Tue update #2)

Today updated its site content for the first time in many years. My co-worker tells me the site has been online since at least 1997 when he first saw it.

The Redbirds are selling mini-packs of 5 tickets to games throughout the season (3 different options for game days). The packs guarantee you access to some of the best free promo swag the team will hand out this season, as well as July 4 fireworks. Seating options for the five games include $115 for Club Level, $95 for Dugout, and $80 for Field Box tickets.

The Memphis Daily News has an article on Bendy Brewski Yoga that happens Downtown on Thursday nights at High Cotton Brewing Co. and out on Broad Avenue Mondays at the Rec Room. Brewery yoga offers beginners an easy way to get into the practice as well as a social outlet post-exercise.

Felicia Suzanne’s is holding its annual Duck Wake Monday, February 29 to celebrate the end of duck hunting season. There will be a three-course Duck Tribute Dinner paired with Duckhorn Wines, as well as passed hors d’oeuvres and Bourbon cocktails to begin the evening. Proceeds benefit Ducks Unlimited. $90 plus tax. Reservations are required; call 901-523-0877 to make them.

Gus’s is expanding to Detroit.

The leader of the RDC doesn’t feel that the Pyramid is causing tourism to expand in nearby areas.

All right, time to go get my hair cut, then PBR time. Back tomorrow.

IBC kicks off and more Tuesday news

The International Blues Challenge happens today through Saturday on Beale Street and in nearby clubs. This a chance for locals to hear some of the best blues in the world, and insiders have told me the early days are some of the best days to go. There’s an International Showcase on Beale Street today starting at 5:30. Complete schedule for the week is here.

Trolley Stop Market has Valentine’s Day news: They are now taking orders for heart-shaped pizzas for the holiday. If you want to have a party for your group or office and plan to order 10 or more 20-inch pizzas, they can give you a discount.

Also, Trolley Stop will have a special Farm to Table 3-course meal the weekend of February 12-14. There will be live music, and they will have family-friendly and vegetarian options for those who need them.

Damn. Eddie Van Halen is 61 today.

The Tigers play a road game at UCF today at 6, televised on CBS Sports Net. After Sunday’s bad loss to ECU, there’s been a lot of discussion about whether we should keep Josh Pastner as coach. Geoff Calkins explains that it would not be cheap to let Pastner go. There’s no buyout clause and the U of M would owe Pastner $10 million.

St. Jude has a Liason, Marketing Strategy & Planning position open.

Elmwood Cemetery is hosting a tour of the Elmwood Cottage Saturday at 1 ($15). Assistant Director Bob Barnett will share the building’s stories and history, and the stories of some of the 1866 building’s furnishings. Attendees will get to see records of slaves buried before the Civil War, and grave sites of people who died in the yellow fever epidemic of 1878. More info here.

The monthly South Main Trolley Night happens Friday from 6 to 9 with a pink trolley bus to ride and most stores in the area open late. Art Village Gallery (410 S. Main) will have an Out of Africa exhibit, and South Main Sounds (550 S. Main) will have Songwriter Night #21.

The five proposals submitted to redevelop the south end of Mud Island have been released to the public.

Club Paradise will reopen as a community center. B.B. King, Bobby Rush and many other blues musicians played the famous club at 645 East Georgia in the 1960s.

A Southern classic: Felicia from Felicia Suzanne’s has a video tutorial on making fried green tomatoes.

That’ll do it for now. I’m getting my hair cut after work, so I will be late getting out. I went a short time between haircuts this time: 3 months and 27 days, as compared to the 7+ months I went between the last two haircuts. I will probably watch the Tigers at the Blind Bear afterward.

Relationsheep Sunday


The New Daisy is hosting its first ever Service Industry Night Tuesday, February 16 beginning at 7 PM. Your $10 cover gets you a beer bust and live music by the Dead Soldiers & Heels. 18-20? No problem, you can get in for $7, you just won’t get any beer.

Kooky Canuck is having a Canadian Polar Bear Blues Showcase this Thursday beginning at 11:30 AM. Bands from all over the world will be in town this week, and Kooky has invited Canada’s best of the blues to perform.

If you needed an additional reason to hang out at the Memphis Made taproom besides good beer, they now have free popcorn.

Crawfish lovers are in for a treat this season. Because the weather has been unusually warm, crawfish season has started earlier than usual and the crawfish are growing bigger than usual.

From Food and Wine: A chicken fried steak sandwich like you have never tasted before. It’s from Sissy’s Southern Kitchen and Bar in Dallas.

A couple of big events happen today: The TEP Gumbo Contest (BRIDGES, 4:30) and the Best Buddies Charity Dinner (Agave Maria, 7:00). Also, the Memphis Tigers host ECU at FedExForum at 1.

If you’re going to watch the Tigers and are looking for a place to pre-game, come join me for D-RANKS with B-RAD and my favorite pair of librarian glasses for Hung Over Like a Bear Brunch at the Blind Bear. $15 bottles of bubbly and $3 mimosas, Bloody Marys, moonshine, and cinnamon whiskey. The Bear opens at 11 but if you would rather post-game than pre-game, the specials run until 6.

All right, gonna spend a little quality time with my new sheep before I hit the Bear. Back tomorrow with more news.


I got f’d up on two dollar Fireball yesterday and I’m hung over so this post isn’t going to be very good Saturday update

We didn’t get that four to six inches of snow yesterday, but the important things are that the office closed and Bardog had two dollar Fireball because it was snowing a little.

Erik from has a post on busted forecasts and building trust. Erik, weather is unpredictable by nature. No reasonable person could expect you to get the forecast right 100% of the time. Thank you for all you do for Memphis. There is no weather source I trust more than you.

Lots of companies in Memphis are hiring. High Ground News has news about several job opportunities.

High Ground also has the story of a Syrian refugee in Memphis. Mahmoud Al Hazaz ran a popular restaurant in Homs, Syria, until it was shelled four years ago. He took refuge in Jordan and then in Memphis. When he gets permission to work, he hopes to cook again, noting that he specializes in Middle Eastern food but is willing to learn to prepare Western food as well (“KFC”). Can someone finance a restaurant for this man Downtown? I would love to eat some Syrian food. He sounds way too talented to be slinging chicken.

Tube top news: Britney Spears shows off her painting skills in a cropped tube top

There are open auditions for The Voice at the Cannon Center today and tomorrow.

The World Series of Fighting has an event at FedExForum tonight at 9.

If you’re curious about Dr. BBQ at Main and Pontotoc, I got a top-shelf recommendation for the place yesterday. I ran into Tad who gives tours in the ’50s Cadillac yesterday. He has eaten at Dr. BBQ’s mobile location and says it is very good.

Bacon shot glasses. We need these at BBQ Fest.

All right, that’s all for now. Brunch with Bloom at Bardog is first on the agenda today. I’m also kinda feelin’ a trip south to Max’s Sports Bar at some point. Keeping the Fireball to a minimum after yesterday. Back tomorrow with more news.