Going to Church

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So after my stroll along the bike path, it is was evening and time to score dinner before heading to the Chocolate Church and some quality music.  I parked in the church lot along with the musicians who would be performing in an hour, but rather than drag guitars and amps out of my car, I just walked down to Front Street where all the restaurants are.  I was keen to stumble upon some place new which would be worthy of a review, but the only alien eatery was a decidedly upscale venue that seemed to be well above my current dress code, so I hit an old favorite, Beale Street Barbeque.

I’m not sure if this is a chain, but the name and décor suggests that, so I won’t write a separate review (my opinion is that food chains have sufficient marketing engines and consistent standards, so no need to review).  Regardless, this is a fun joint featuring good grub and tunes.  The menu is a mix between Memphis and New Orleans (as is the music), but both are winners so no downside from the combination.  They told me it would be a twenty minute wait (in March on a cold evening, reinforcing this is a popular place), so I opted to sit at the bar and ordered a plate of jambalaya.

Quite a tasty meal and I got into a fun music conversation with the barkeep, so a pleasant prelude before the show.  When it was fifteen minutes until show time I headed back out into the cold and trudged back up the hill to Church of Chocolate.

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