Monday Night Jazz

Hey folks. Joe the Loud Guy here. And Monday night I lived up to that, going to see Paul Keller Orchestra's weekly night of jazz at Zal Gaz Grotto in Ann Arbor.  Nothing special on tap there, but they did have $4 bottles of Bell's Oberon and Winter White Ale. And the jazz was outstanding -- man, what a sax section!

Zal Gaz Grotto is associated with the Masons (not the people who make the jelly jars, apparently). It is open to the public on Monday and Tuesday nights for some awesome jazz -- Monday night is PKO's Big Band, and Tuesday night is Paul Klinger's Easy Street Band. And sometimes the Cake Lady is there! They have standard bar food available, and a small bar. Sometimes they get growlers from Wolverine State Brewing Company across the street...


Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band

If its not Scottish, its Tract!

Hey HHG -- Happy Guy Joe in MI here. Stopped in to The Blue Tractor in Ann Arbor yesterday night, just in time for 10pm Happy Hour. Half off all of their homemade brews, which takes a pint down to 3 bucks! 

I started with the Scottish Ale, and man, that made my head spin. Licorice and honey notes, with a slap-yo-face start and a sweet finish. Good stuff, but too hard core for me. I switched over to the Java Stout for my second pint. Half off means I get two, right?

For the macro-fans, they have a decent craft pilsner, and if that still scares them off, you can buy cans of PBR, Black Label (my dad's favorite), Stroh's, Blatz and Schlitz for $2.50.