We've run aground on dry land! Pearl's Dive, the popular downtown eatery and watering hole, has reluctantly relinquished its leased liquor license back to the licence's owner. The owner will bestow it upon his new tenant, the Carom Club, in the newly remodeled space at Third and Central. Pearl will continue to serve her amazing and affordable cuisine while hunting up a replacement license. It shouldn't take too long, but fans of the Dive should show extra support in the interim. Pearl's food is truly fantastic and I found, today, that an iced tea cuts the heat of her hot wings better than beer. I'd never have known otherwise. Pearl remains philosophical and wishes the best to the other parties involved. In the meantime, let's keep Pearl's busy come hell or high water.