a collection of things that make me laugh, smile or hungry.
because my natural face is bitch face
it started with a drink.
but not just any drink.
a whiskey cocktail.
with crumbled pecans.
(BERNHEIM WHEAT WHISKEY, PECAN SUGAR, FRESH LEMON AND SPARKLING WINE)
progression into a heavenly appetizer
(CROSTINI, LOCAL RICOTTA AND ROASTED SUNCHOKES)
the highly anticipated main course
with a side deserving of it’s own miniature cast iron skillet
just a peek inside the insanity
for the skeptics who don’t believe tofu can be the greatest thing your mouth has ever had inside it.
let’s pause and take it all in.
lest we forget the side.
(SHELLS AND CHEESE WITH BROCCOLI)
the battle to the finish
(BUTTERMILK PANNA COTTA)
(with fresh pears added upon suggestion)
a strong contender in the battle..
(PEANUT BUTTER PIE)
best part about making friends with the mixologist
you don’t have to make tough decisions
you can just have both.
watch the documentary and grab a bowl with some Ritz crackers.
Speaking of being on a fig kick..
Meet my favorite drink
as prepared by my favorite Richmond
bartenders mixologists adult-beverage master craftsmen
in my favorite
restaurant place to exist in Richmond
Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon, Aperol, Italian Vermouth, and Fig Jam
shoot first. eat later.
No matter the
day week monthsummer I’ve had, come Friday, there is no place that gets my spirits up through the gift of spirits mixed by two of my favorite spiritologists mixologists professional adult beverage mix-mastersbartenders in Richmond.
To master the craft of any service industry profession, you have to possess some level of je ne sais quoi when it comes to not just dealing with people, but enjoying your dealings with said folks.
I wouldn’t go so far as to say the gentlemen behind the bar at The Roosevelt have a supernatural ability to perform their trade, but I am saying they have a gift.
They’re not just slinging insanely delicious tonic for your nerves, but providing a shoulder for your weary head, a considerate ear for the tales of your travels, and temporary solace in a shared laugh (sometimes over a late night slice of pie).
Maybe it was the cozy environment. Maybe it was my third Orange Door Hinge. Either way, their service is to be commended. Always a job well done, sirs. Always a job well done.
623 N 25th Street