The Parish will finally reopen its doors today at 5 p.m. The fusion gastropub has been closed since Dec. 1 for renovations and expansion. There will be a limited dining menu, but the bar will be fully stocked, according to the Parish Facebook page.
UPDATE: The Parish is taking their sweet time and will re-open the bar tomorrow, according to the Parish Facebook event page:
The Bashful Bandit has been remodeled and will be featured on a new Travel Channel reality show called American Road House. It's like Bar Rescue but for biker bars. The episode won't air until early 2014. We hear that the bar has been redesigned to attract a wider audience. The bar is famous for being a gritty biker pub. There will be drink specials and live music to celebrate the grand re-opening.
The party starts at 7 p.m. The bar is located at 3686 E Speedway Blvd. Send us pictures at email@example.com and we will post them on The Range tomorrow morning.
There's word that a new drinking and eating spot is setting up shop in a spot at Broadway Village, the ages-old shopping center that has taken up the corner of Broadway and Country Club since 1939.
A liquor license application has been filed for the place under the name Sidecar Bar and Lounge. A representative for Commercial Retail Advisors, which handles the business of renting out the numerous spots at Broadway Village, also confirmed the opening, saying the doors of the new lounge should be open in early 2014.
In other news at Broadway Village, Cashew Cow is opening a retail location there. I contacted owner Jeremy Shockley today and he says his little and very interesting ice cream shop should be open sometime next spring.
Shockley was at some sort of an ice cream science class in Las Vegas when I got in touch with him, so suffice it to say that this man means business. Details to come but for now he says his "indulgently healthy" gourmet ice cream is of an ilk otherwise unknown to the Old Pueblo.
It's the 80th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition today, honoring the end of one of the more absurd moments in American history when an amendment was added to the Constitution to try to keep people from doing something they were going to do regardless of its legality. But hey, it brought us the premise for Boardwalk Empire, which keeps Steve Buscemi employed, so that's something.
If you're looking to celebrate your freedom to get a drink, here is a likely incomplete list of local options (feel free to let us know if your local watering hole has something planned; we'll add it to the list):
Sky Bar is having a party, complete with "Roaring 20's drink specials" and music from Sunny Italy.
Saint House is offering a $6 special on a drink called the "Florita #3," named after the Miami bar that might have invented the daiquiri. Made with Ron Matusalem Rum, Luxardo Maraschino, grapefruit juice, lime juice, then shaken and strained, I want one now.
Scott & Co. is offering a $6 special on their take on the Sazerac. Sometimes considered the first cocktail and invented in New Orleans, their Sazerac contains rye whiskey, brandy, Demerara sugar, and Peychaud's bitters stirred and strained into rocks glass neat with an absinthe rinse. This also sounds affordably delicious.
This aromatic grape could be Arizona's great hope, certainly based on Sand-Reckoner's efforts. A day soaking on skins and fermentation in old barrels provides the seriousness found in great dry Alsatian Muscat: intense blossom aromas, plus a chaparral-like woodsy side, rose petal and dried pear. It's densely flavored and bone-dry, full of rich orange and ripe tree fruit flavors.You can taste the Arizona wine at Proper or buy a bottle the next time you're at Whole Foods Market on 5555 East River Road. You can get more information about the Sand-Reckoner Vineyards and wine selections on their website and Facebook page.
This list is no particular order, so you choose which establishment you feel is worthy of your abundant time.
The Buffet Crock Pot & Bar: Looking to get an early start to your Thanksgiving day drinking marathon? The legendary bar that's located in the Iron Horse district will be open as early as 6 a.m. Don't like turkey? You should try a delicious hot dog that's been boiled (in beer) all day in a "formerly-almost-state-of-the-art crock pot." There will be a Thanksgiving potluck at 6 p.m. Bring your left overs and good times.
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