Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday post about Saturday night blues

Photo by Steve "Buddy" Walker

Saturday night means Blues at Beale Street Grill (in Rockville, not Memphis, who knew?) and if its shopping center location doesn't scream Memphis, the music certainly will. Last week Stompin' Jay Summerour and Daryl Davis put on a show worthy of Beale Street, blazing hot harmonica, deep vocals and fingers that tickled the ivories with lightning speed. Even when Daryl covered the keyboard with a scarf, his notes didn't miss. Eric Selby, seemingly caught in a blues-inspired trance, was flawless on drums; bass notes were plucked out by Gene Monroe. Just as we thought it couldn't get any better,Ida Campbell of WPFW-FM strolled in and grabbed a mike to show off her vocals. The night got cozier as other musicians showed up for an impromptu jam. Oh, and did I mention the food? The ribs prepared with a spicy dry rub and served with honey bbq sauce were hugely successful at our table. Other faves included deep-fried green beans, grilled romaine salad with salmon, perfectly spiced buffalo chicken salad, bottles of red wine and shots of Patron...Patron? Yes. That too. They also have every kind of wing and burger imaginable. 9712 Traville Gateway Drive, 301-838-5590


  1. Anonymous3/06/2010

    Beale Street Grill is in a class by itself. Part of me wants to shout from the mountaintop about this amazing restaurant the other part of me is worried that I won't be able to get a table once more and more folks catch on. Great find MoCo Scene!!

  2. Loved this evening, loved Jay -- gotta be the sweetest guy ever to rock the harmonica! Thanks for filling in the details, Karen.