Thurs 3/12 Special priced “new” (to us) cocktails:
Honeymoon Christian Drouin Calvados, Cointreau, Benedictine, fresh lemon juice ; Cobra Verde – Midori, chili bitters, fresh lemon juice, Fever Tree tonic water; Saison highball – Boulard calvados, Christian Drouin calvados, Laird’s applejack, cider; Bagaritoni (US riff on a negroni) –Copper & Kings brandy, Italian sweet vermouth, Campari; Nino -Copper & Kings brand, Crème de cacao, fresh lemon juice + Fruit/infused brandy flight (1/2 price)
Ways Alcohol is Legitimately Healthy
Alcohol doesn’t make it in the “Top 10” lists for being one of the healthiest things to put in our bodies; but alcohol in all of its common forms—liquor, beer, wine,—actually has some unexpected health benefits like strong hearts, sharper brains, & uninhibited creativity. So great, let’s get smashed! The key with alcohol and all of the benefits listed below is to consume in moderation. So, umm.., don’t get smashed—enjoy responsibly. The Dept of Neuroscience at Rutgers University reports that alcohol consumption significantly decreases neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus. So back to the health Benefits: 1) Get a healthy heart. So fermented alcohol has natural antioxidants called phenols, which help protect against heart disease & lower the risk of hypertension. 2) Freshen breath before or during a date. Any case of bad breath can be helped by a shot of high alcohol content. The high alcohol content helps kill bad odor bacterias. Tip: make sure to spit it out after use, & don’t use any liquors with high sugar content, as they can eat away at all that healthy enamel. 3) Become a genius. Ok, Ok, drinking will definitely not turn us into an Einstein, but does help keep our brains sharp. Ethanol helps the neurons in the brain resist wear & tear that can lead to Alzheimer’s & dementia later in life. 4) Finally finish that novel/album/painting with a creative flourish. Alcohol actually (for real) helps us be more creative. A little inebriation could get the juices flowing, but don’t chug an entire bottle in hopes of painting the next Mona Lisa. 5) Get good cholesterol (for a change). Alcoholic beverages, & wine especially, are credited with increasing “good,” HDL cholesterol levels that helps clean the body by removing LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol.
Wed 3/11 7-8 PM –
In the Company of Writers presents a series of personal and conversational dialogues featuring guest writers/poets followed by an open mic forum. The Chicago blues music of Mr. Jimmy welcomes you, continues during intermission and closes the evening. This month’s featured authors will be
DJ Gaskin, writer, poet and amateur photographer, has published poetry in Gargoyle, SLAB, The Comstock Review, Iodine Poetry Journal, Deep Water Literary Review, Ars Medica, and others. DJ’s chapbook, Of Crows and Superstitions, was recently published by Main Street Rag Publishing.
Evan Williams, writer earned an M.F.A in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte, and his first book, a memoir entitled One Apple at a Time, received the North Carolina Historical Society’s Willie Parker Peace Award. His short stories include Hemingway Shorts: A collection of new and engaged writing from new and engaged writers in the best tradition of Ernest Hemingway, The Cricket and Other Stories: Finalists from the Second Annual Grateful Steps Short Stories Contest, The Main Street Rag and others.
An open mic from 8-9 PM follows the readings with sign-up sheet on-line at https://theBrandyBar.com/writers-open-mic/ Sign-up sheet is also available at The Brandy Bar from 6:30 – 6:50 PM if open spaces are available. Co-sponsored by The Brandy Bar and the North Carolina Writers Network
Sat 3/14 7:30 PM – The Geriatric Jukebox features Jean Satz as soloist and Alan Satz on guitar as they sing in a distinct harmony the classic songs from the 60’s and beyond !
NOTICE THE BITTERS #101 WORKSHOP IS RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 20 AT 5:30 PM