Aubrey Bean, the barbecue man of many seasons and locations, is offering a serious treat to promote his new Brentwood restaurant.
Stop by Judge Bean's BBQ at 7022 Church St. E. (823-2280) between 8 and 9 a.m. today through Friday and get anything on the breakfast menu for free.
Bean, a Texas ex-pat, has been serving up authentic smoked beef brisket barbecue for the past few years, first on Wedgewood Avenue, then in the Gulch, then atop Greer Stadium. After heart bypass surgery last year, Bean took a break before returning to the restaurant biz. (He's a tough and ornery critter.)
Along with his usual lunch and dinner menu of barbecue and Tex-Mex, Bean added breakfast. There are the familiar omelets, eggs and sausage, plus some more creative platters like peach pancakes or the "Elvis Pancakes" with peanut butter and syrup.
If you prefer Tex-Mex breakfast, check out the breakfast tacos and burritos, which can be stuffed with a variety of fillings, including the brisket. Here's hoping the Judge stays in the saddle (and the location) for a good long while.