Wed 6/16 – 6:30 – 9:00 pm – In the Company of Writers is back after the pandemic hiatus!!! Featuring a series of personal and conversational dialogues with guest writers/poets followed by an open mic forum. Mr. Jimmy Anderson will entertain us with Chicago blues from 6:30 till 7:00 as the audience settles in. Tony Robles will read from his most recent work and take questions from the audience. He will be joined onstage by poets Crystal Cauley of the Black History collective of Henderson County and Delia Jovel Dubon. Also local performance artist Indian Jackson, will share a short dance piece. We end with an open mic from 8-9 pm with sign-ups from 6:30 -6:50 pm. or sign up at https://thebrandybar.com/writers-open-mic/ Tables will be social distanced with limited seating. Visit for full press release: http://Poster.6.16.21
Thurs – 6/17 – 4-9:00 PM – Hurricane themed cocktails – What is the difference between “deadliest” hurricanes & “biggest” (category 5) hurricanes? We’ve decided that for us “deadliest” is literally “dead” or deaths from a hurricane & the “biggest” as Category 5 as NOAA defines it, based on the scientific Saffir-Simpson scale. Actually we have only had 3 Category 5 hurricanes hit the US: (1) Andrew on August 16-28, 1992, (2) Camille August 14-22, 1969, (3) “unnamed Labor Day Hurricane” August 29-September 10, 1935; & we wish to include (4) Michael, since he was only shy of Category 5 by 1 mph which is close enough for us. But the 5 “deadliest” has so many factors contributing to the destruction of lives & property that it becomes more complicated. But here goes: (1) Galveston, Texas Hurricane 1900 This killer weather system moved into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico on Sept 5th. By the time the storm reached the Texas coast south of Galveston late on September 8, it was a Category 4 hurricane. Storm tides of 8 to 15 feet inundated the whole of Galveston Island. Death totals 8,000 (estimates range from 6,000 to 12,000). & property damage $30 million. (2) Okeechobee, Florida, Hurricane made landfall on September 16, 1928 & struck South Florida as a strong Category 4. It took over 4,078 lives. Damage $100 million. (3) Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana, made landfall on August 29, 2005. An extraordinarily powerful & deadly storm it carved a wide swath of catastrophic damage, with at least 1,836 fatalities & property damage of $81 billion. Katrina first made landfall in southern Florida as a category 1, causing some damage & fatalities & increased to Category 5 after entering the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, but weakened to Category 3 before making landfall on the Gulf Coast. (4) The Great New England Hurricane, a Category 3 struck Long Island & Connecticut on September 21, 1938. It arrived without warning at an extremely high tide, causing 12-25-foot surges throughout southern New England. Sustained winds of 121 mph were reported & traveled 425 miles in less than 8 hours. Due in part to the lack of warning, it caused 600-800 fatalities & $308 million in damages. (5) On September 19, weather forecasters were predicting that the hurricane would strike Florida. Late in the day on the 19th, the storm turned north. Forecasters, figuring that the hurricane was heading out to sea, issued high wind warnings and called it a day. But conditions in the North Atlantic caused the storm to triple in speed. It traveled 425 miles in less than eight hours.The Great Miami Hurricane made landfall on September 18, 1926 in Miami, Florida as a category 4 storm, virtually destroying the city. Storm tides in Miami ranged from 7.5 to 11.7 ft & at Miami Beach- tides ranged from 10.6 ft on the ocean side & 6.4 feet on the bay side. Deaths totaled 372 & damage estimated at $105 million.
(1) Katrina – brandy, rum, passion fruit, orange juice, lime juice, grenadine (2) Great New England Brandy, rum, grenadine, orange juice, lime juice (3) Okeechobee – Brandy, rum, passion fruit syrup, lime, simple syrup (4) Original – Brandy, rum, passion fruit, lemon juice (5) Galveston – Brandy, rum, amaretto, orange- pineapple- lemon juice, & Grenadine