Sturgill Simpson Plays The Pete; Frick Park Tavern Offers Classic Comfort Fare (Wed., 3/4/20)

1) Alternative-country musician Sturgill Simpson headlines the Petersen Events Center. He served for three years in the Navy and worked for Union Pacific Railroad in Salt Lake City before moving to Nashville to pursue music full time. His debut album, High Top Mountain, was released in 2013. This was followed by Metamodern Sounds in Country Music in 2014. 2016’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth won the 2017 Grammy for Best Country Album, and it was also nominated for Album of the Year. 2019’s Sound & Fury is his most recent LP. Its release coincided with Sturgill Simpson Presents Sound and Fury, an anime film on Netflix. This isn’t Simpson’s sole foray into movies. He plays a character named Kid Rock in the upcoming thriller The Hunt, and he played a zombie and created the title song for 2019’s The Dead Don’t Die. Tyler Childers opens. 7:30 p.m. 3719 Terrace St., Oakland. (CM)

2) Older Pittsburghers love to wax nostalgic about restaurants that are no longer. But in Regent
Square, where the new Frick Park Tavern recently opened, no one’s really talking about the
former Ease Modern Comfort Cuisine which stood before it. Pittsburghers old—and young—are
flocking to this new iteration of space and cuisine that suits this diverse neighborhood perfectly. Their sous-vide cooked double-cut apple glazed pork chop  is worth the price of admission. It’s accompanied by a tangy red cabbage and bacon risotto, which is also delectable. So, too, are the deviled eggs appetizer, about which my mother made me a snob. Other popular selections include the fish tacos and Frick Park Tavern’s signature entree, Jimmy’s Meatloaf. Domestic and imported wine and beers, and craft cocktails are also offered.This recently opened restaurant could become a new Pittsburgh classic. 1100 S. Braddock Ave., Regent Square. (P. Orr)