Below is a pic from the Silly Goose’s Depression Era Mondays, where they sell classic Depression-era cocktails at Depression prices ($1 each) from 5 to 7 PM. They also give away free tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches in honor of the soup lines of the ’30s. You have 16 different cocktail choices for $1: Abbey Cocktail, Waldorf, Pegu Club, Rob Roy, Gibson, Sidecar, Gimlet, Old Fashioned, Cuba Libre, French 75, High Ball, John Collins, Manhattan, Tom Collins, Whiskey Fizz, Whiskey Sour. If you’d rather have a beer, they have dollar PBR.
One of the cocktails, the Waldorf, contains absinthe as an ingredient. How often do you get to buy anything with absinthe in it for a dollar?
My friends and I hung out at the bar and enjoyed the cheap drinks for the entire 2-hour duration. We observed that none of the cocktails contained vodka, interestingly enough. I guess that wasn’t a Depression-era liquor. I’ll have to ask the bartenders about that next time I go in. Or I’ll ask the Weiss Asses tonight at trivia, since they were old enough to go to bars during the Depression.
Restaurant.com has a new promotional code for 80% off: Click here to go to the site and enter code MENU at checkout. That means their $25 face-value gift certificates, which normally sell for $10, are now $2. A lot of Memphis restaurants are part of this program. I can’t figure out how they make money at 80% off, but I know enough people who have bought and redeemed these certificates to know that it’s a legit operation.
Need to buy some restaurant equipment? March 19 may be your lucky day. As I was walking down the Main Street Mall this weekend I saw a sign in the window of Blues City Pastry:
All their restaurant equipment will be sold off, on-site at Blues City Pastry at Main and Peabody Place. If you’re planning to open a restaurant, or if you plan on upgrading an existing one, this would be worth a visit.
The Peabody has announced its first rooftop party of the season for Thursday, April 9. Shinedown will play a short acoustic set at 7, then Free Sol at 7:30, and Lord T and Eloise at 8:45. Parties run from 6 to 10 PM and are $5 to get in, with ladies free before 8.
Back to work on the freelancing project I’m finishing up… just about got the manual written, then I have to find a CD for an installer I haven’t used since 2003. Exciting. May take the laptop to the Second Street Branch Office to work since it’s so nice outside. SMA meeting tonight at Circa, but I’m in the mood for trivia so I may skip it. If you’re going don’t forget to bring cell phones and ink cartridges to recycle.