This circa 1800s’ photo introduces our Thurs 9/19 – 1/2 price on historic road-themed cocktails. 1st Historic Road – Here a team of oxen trudge up the Howard Gap Road, as it leaves the drovers’ market in Spartanburg, SC, and climbs the Green River Gorge before landing on the plateau of present day Henderson County. Howard Gap Road then, as now, terminated at the location of present day Fletcher Park where it picked up another trail, “Cane Creek Road,” that ran in an easterly direction and T-intersected future Hwy 74 at Fairview. The 2nd road from the south, the “Cherokee Indian Path,” ran a course west of Greenville, SC through the future lakebed of Lake Keowee and skirted the west side of future Flat Rock. (This trail was a route taken by the Cherokee from their coastal towns into the mountains for their summer retreat). Later the road leaving this Path became the “Turnpike Road” that ran through future Hendersonville along a course east of and parallel to present Highway 25 (also east of present day Mountain Home and Naples), through future Fletcher where it becomes the “Buncombe Turnpike.” Another historic and primary road running from the north, the “Great Philadelphia Wagon Road,” left Lancaster, ran through the Shenandoah Valley, and entered North Carolina’s Piedmont where it established the town of Salem (now Winston-Salem) before continuing its journey southward.
Howard Gap Road – Calvados brandy, Cointreau, Benedictine, fresh lemon juice
Cherokee Indian Path – Calvados, Dubonnet, Cointreau, bitters Turnpike Road – Courvoisier, rum, Antica vermouth, sherry, Luxardo (a Maraschino liqueur), bitters
Cane Creek Road – Courvoisier, rum, Cointreau, fresh lemon juice
Great Philadelphia Wagon Road – Courvoisier, rum, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, bitters
Flight – Worldly flight
Sat. 9/21 7:30 p.m. – Hester & Franklin, jazz duo perform a unique blend of head-bobbing grove tunes, jazzy up tempo blues, and appealing original material. Trey Hester handles keyboards and James Franklin is on guitar.
Reminder of our participation in the “Pup Crawl” to take place on October 5th from 12:00 Noon ’til 6:00 p.m.! You may register by visiting their web-site or https://www.blueridgehumane.org/get-involved/fundraising-events/pup/
Also that we offer space for you to have your meetings and birthday parties and special events at no cost if you order from the bar/menu. Also, now through the month of October we offer a 1/2 price cocktail to the birthday girl/boy who celebrate with us and if there is a party of 4 or more, then the drink for BD girl/boy is on us!