Make a night out of it Philly restaurateur Teddy Sourias advocates multiple stops in your itinerary for the night. “Center City Restaurant Week isn't just getting out on the town for a nice dinner at a great price — it’s getting out and having the complete experience. Pick a bar that has a great cocktail list, or hit a cocktail bar near the restaurant of your choice,” he says. “After dinner, experience one of the city's new clubs or head to one of your all-time favorites. Use it as an excuse to get out for the night and live it up.” Sourias, who owns a number of restaurants participating in CCD Restaurant Week, recommends trying Indeblue (205 S. 13th St.). “I love the interior and the bar scene,” he says. “They also have restaurant week for brunch, lunch and dinner this time. Every meal I have ever had there has been top notch, and the options let you get creative.”Courtesy of Mackenson Hoerebe/for … [Read more...] about How to do Center City Restaurant Week 2018 like a pro
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Like wrapping yourself in a blanket, bourbon has a way of warming you to the core as the nights cool down. The taste of the Kentucky-made whiskeys varies widely, but a hallmark of bourbon is the flavor imparted by charred barrels: vanilla, maple, caramel and smoke. That makes bourbon the perfect foil for other fall-evoking ingredients, like apples and cinnamon. “Bourbon is a gentler, softer whiskey,” says Ralena Young, bar director for Eyes Wide Shut Hospitality Group, which includes Whiskey Inferno in Savage. That corn-based spirit is naturally sweeter than “spicy, aggressive” rye or other whiskeys. She infuses it with Minnesota SweeTango apples to further mellow the spirit. At the St. Paul Grill, try the Manhattan infused with a cardamom syrup. Drinkers should take their time with this classic. “It’s a sipping cocktail,” says corporate beverage director Justin Spano. “You can sit around a bonfire and slowly enjoy one.” While the … [Read more...] about 3 bourbon cocktails by Twin Cities restaurants to keep you toasty this autumn
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As promised, today we look at five more "tucked away" businesses, those that are either in interesting locations or are not top-of-mind with many residents. It completes the 10 businesses we wanted to highlight as places people should maybe know more about. The first on the list today is Bird is the Word at 30 S. Shumway Avenue in Batavia. Shumway is one of those streets that might have all sorts on businesses tucked away, but this pet store stands out for its interesting facade -- and the fact you can buy a parakeet there. It's a Batavia-type of list today, as the second and third businesses on this list are also from the Windmill City. The All Spoked Up bicycle shop sits right on the Fox River at 3 Webster St. It makes sense for this store to be located where it is, as the river's biking and walking trail goes right past it. The next one is quite familiar to Batavians, but maybe not so much to others in the region. The Elm's restaurant at 912 Main St. has been around for more than 50 … [Read more...] about ‘Tucked away’ businesses in the Tri-Cities, part 2
In "Anytown, USA," you can expect to find interesting businesses that establish themselves away from the hustle and bustle of Main Street. The Tri-Cities are no different. We would call these places "tucked away" because of their interesting locations, or "tucked away" from the minds of residents who possibly may not know much about them. In the spirit of un-tucking a few in our area, I have picked 10 interesting businesses that are not as easily spotted as those that dot our downtowns or the Randall Road retail strips. We will point out five of those businesses today, and we'll do five more on Sunday. Readers are invited to let me know of any they would consider falling into this category that I do not mention. Just send an email to my address at the end of this column. The first on my list is an interesting home décor store called Villa and Farm on the east side of Batavia. The store at 913 E. Wilson St. is in a small retail strip that many residents may not go by in their daily … [Read more...] about Hidden gems: Dave’s favorite ‘tucked away’ spots in the Tri-Cities, part 1