Two exciting changes gone on in the neighborhood.
The 1911 Smokehouse Barbeque has opened up on Front Street. Any Classics regulars who like good barbeque need to visit next time you are browsing the stacks. I recommend the barbeque garlic sauce, though they have eleven different sauces from which to choose. They also have the C Rock special (one rib and a sip of Coke for $1.49) which is hysterical. Plus, if the wind is blowing right, you can smell brisket in the smoker from the bookstore.
Maxine’s has new owners and is now called South Rio. The food is quite good and they did a great job on the interior. You should pop in and welcome them to the neighborhood as well.