We barely survived Fat Tuesday this week -- well, intern Emily Johnson did with plenty of intense people-watching at Ra Sushi. It all started with posts about all the meat you could possibly eat -- Sausagefest, Fazenda Brazilian Grill -- and ended up seriously meatless, with a listing of church fish fry dinners.
In between, Fat City informed you of new restaurants opening; the long-awaited arrival of runza into the metro; and, of course, the opening of the Power & Light District's newest burger-and-beer bar, the Whopper Bar.
We're thinking that maybe more people were enthusiastic about the news that a Chubby's was opening in the Northland (although it won't attract the same cast of strange characters that populate the Broadway restaurant in the wee hours of the morning -- or will it?).
On the south side of town, Jimmy Milis, the Greek-born owner of Gomer's Fried Chicken, returned to his roots and opened a new fast-casual Greek restaurant called Never on Sunday. It's named after the 1960 movie where Melina Mercouri plays a popular prostitute who won't work on Sundays. Milis won't, either: His restaurant is closed on the Lord's day.
You won't have to feel guilty about sipping Boulevard Brewery's new Imperial Stout on Sunday because Jonathan Bender broke the news that it's not to be released in the city until Tuesday. And on another intoxicating note, there's a potent story behind the new mural, featuring a giant bottle of Rieger's Monogram Whiskey, painted on the side of the old Rieger Hotel building at 1924 Main.