June 14th is National Bourbon Day!
Did you know? Yes, June 14th has been declared "National Bourbon Day" and today, just for fun, I'd like to talk a little bit about one of the libation's most famous cocktail interpretations: the Old Fashioned. Perhaps most commonly associated these days with Don Draper, the suave and slightly unbalanced ad man we all loved to hate on the hit period drama Mad Men, this drink dates way further back than the 1960’s--to a whole other set of 60’s, in fact: 1862. Jerry Thomas' Bar
Provisions: Perfect Plant, Perfect Place, Perfect Time
“You have to look for them like this,” whispers Clint, a robust, strapping mushroom forager as he crouches over one knee in the reception space at the Visitors Center and Chamber of Commerce of McCall, Idaho. He earnestly peers over the floor, waving one hand gently over the imaginary pine needles before him, pivoting slowly, gingerly. “You’ve got to be patient, because you have to LOOK, under the twigs, SLOWLY…and then…you see one! And then another! I found about forty just
Provisions: Let's Talk About The Importance of Pre-Shift Meetings
We often find ourselves talking a lot about timing when it comes to food and beverage service. Each player on the team from the host/hostess to the servers, cooks, and managers are responsible for keeping the dining room flowing and managing the timing of the table. However, the most important time in any food and beverage operation is the 15 minutes before each shift begins: the pre-shift meeting. Photo by Paul Sarlas Call it the warm-up, sound-check, or preflight run-throug