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South of Beale Restaurant Review: Locals don’t often go to Beale Street because it tends to be more of a tourist haven. Instead, downtown denizens spend time on South Main, just a few blocks from the entertainment district. And that’s where you’ll find South of Beale (or S.O.B. as it is affectionately known). There’s no live blues here, just gourmet grub and tasty microbrews. Dressed-up comfort foods include a barbecue pulled chicken sandwich with Brussels sprouts slaw or a pan-seared pork chop with Gouda mac ‘n’ cheese. Some dishes are offered seasonally, but the SOB Burger, loaded high with Gruyère, caramelized onions and fried pickles, is a fixture, and is served with Cajun potatoes. Accompanying the generous happy hour drink specials are plenty of small bites for noshing, such as fried avocados with olive tapenade and Reuben egg rolls. Sunday brunch selections may be among the most unusual in town --- fried chicken and waffle or lump crab omelet. The wine list offers every available selection by the glass, another comforting notion. For dessert, the Jack ‘n’ Coke pairs Jack Daniels ice cream with Coca-Cola bread pudding.