Wed 12/14 – 4-9 PM $5 brandy pour: Paul Masson Pineapple Brandy – Grande Amber Pineapple is a delicate balance of brandy with overtones of candied pineapple and tropical fruit aromas. Not too sweet and very pine-apple-beeOr Arrow Anisette Brandy – Anise flavored brandy with a clean crisp finish – definite liquorish notes – suggest a couple of ice cubes
Also 12/14 – 7-9 PM – In the Company of Writers presents a series of personal and conversational dialogues featuring guest writers/poets. The Chicago blues music of “Mr. Jimmy,” welcomes you, continues during intermission and closes the evening. The next in the series features an open mic forum that will give everyone, aspirational, budding or accomplished, as authors, an opportunity to share their work(s). If interested in reading your work, you may sign up at the door or online at https://thebrandybar.com/writers-open-mic/. In-person sign-ups for open-mic are 6:30 – 7:00 pm and the open mic will begin at 7:00 – 9:00 pm. These inspirational gatherings will elucidate and entertain those attending. This event occurs the 2nd Wednesday of each month and is co-sponsored by The Brandy Bar + Cocktails and the North Carolina Writers’ Network. This event is free. If unvaccinated or concerned, you may choose to wear a mask.
Thurs. 12/15 – 4-9 PM – Donor Specials – We hope this Holiday season that you consider giving the gift of life through participating in the “organ donor” program. Imagine the gratitude, excitement and hope a recipient must feel when notified a match has been found. There is no greater gift! In North Carolina you may do this through the Department of Motor Vehicles when getting your license. If unsure whether you are registered there, check your NC Driver’s License and if there is a small red heart next to your birth date, then you are a donor. If you want to register online: https://www.donatelife.net/ or https://www.midamericatransplant.org/register
In 1954, the kidney was the first human organ to be transplanted successfully. Liver, heart and pancreas transplants were successfully performed by the late 1960s, while lung and intestinal organ transplant procedures were begun in the 1980s. From the mid-1950s through the early 1970s, individual transplant hospitals and organ procurement organizations managed all aspects of organ recovery and transplantation. If an organ couldn’t be used at hospitals local to the donor, there was no system to find matching candidates elsewhere. Many organs couldn’t be used simply because transplant teams couldn’t locate a compatible recipient in time. Some significant milestones in donor transplants:
1967 First successful liver transplant performed; 1968 First successful heart transplant performed; 1983 First successful single-lung transplant performed. Also in 1983 Cyclosporine, the first of a number of drugs that effectively treat organ rejection by suppressing the human immune system, was introduced; 1984 The National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 (NOTA) established the framework for a national organ recovery and allocation system in the private sector. The goal of this system is to help ensure the organ allocation process is carried out in a fair and efficient way, leading to an equitable distribution of donated organs based on medical criteria. 1988 First split-liver transplant performed. 2022 In a historic milestone, the U.S. reached 1 million transplants, more than any other country in the world.
Donor Cocktails: All Is Right – Brandy, fresh fruit, simple syrup, Cointreau, club soda; Deep Sleep – Brandy, sweet vermouth, simple syrup, vermouth; Donor – brandy, rum, curacao, lemon juice, simple syrup, club soda; Remembrance – Brandy, rum, Cointreau, lemon juice; The Gift – brandy Cointreau, bitters ; 1/2 price fruit/infused flight
REMINDER Songwriter’s Sessions Wed December 21 – 7-9 PM.