Thurs – 10/26 – 4-9 PM – Underappreciated cocktails – The word “under-appreciated” reminds us of David Zweig’s book Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion. So, to offer our take on the word we are offering our under-appreciated cocktails. Your under-appreciated job may not be as thankless as you think it is. All have one thing in common: no one usually notices them u until something goes wrong. According to Zweig the most successful people with these careers share three common traits: “ambivalence toward recognition,” “meticulousness,” and “savoring of responsibility.” In other words, people who do these jobs well don’t care that you don’t know their names because they take pride in their work being done well. WOW What a concept! Heare are five that we feel are under-appreciated: 1) Wayfinders – ever taken note of the impressive signage at an airport? Probably not because when “wayfinders” do their job well, you are able to arrive at the baggage claim or arrivals terminal seamlessly thanks to their system of signs, which are each designed with a specific color, font, or shape in mind to help you arrive at your designation. 2) Cinematographers – The Academy Awars gives out an Oscar for outstanding cinematography, but you probably used that part of the show as your snack break. Cinematographers are in charge of lighting the sets of movies and television series. The precision needed to do it well requires a meticulous and intelligent mind –if it belongs to a person who doesn’t mind staying out of the director’s spotlight. 3) Structural Engineers – most people have never heard of Dennis Poon, who has designed the structures for 10 of the 20 tallest buildings in the world. As a structural engineer his meticulous work allows a building to stand. While most of the credit for a building’s structure goes to the architect. 4) Anesthesiologists – While more people have heard of anesthesiologists, in Zweig’s “Invisibles” …. They are not usually the ones receiving the “fruit baskets” when a surgery goes particularly well but…”In an emergency surgeons are often the ones freaking out, looking to anesthesiologists for assurance,”…. To excel in this field, one must epitomize ambivalence toward recognition. 5) Understudies – The role of the understudy got somewhat of a bad rap from the 1950 movie All about Eve, in which Eve Harrington schemes her way from understudy to lead actress. Zweig shows how understudies can take pride in being a part of a production, regardless of whether they ever step in front of the audience.
Brandy Daisy – Martel cognac, Chartreuse, lemon juice, simple syrup, club soda; Caipirinha – Leblon, muddled lime, sugar cubes; Jill Rose – Laird’s applejack, gin, grenadine, lemon; Peach Cadiz – Peach brandy, dry sherry, Cointreau, heavy cream; Southern Star – Applejack, Southern Star Bourbon Crème Coffee, add ice if desired; 1/2 price Worldly flight