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New Happy Hour Specials @ Cole’s Starting Tomorrow! (2/21/13, 3pm – 7pm)

February 20th, 2013 — 12:05pm


Yup!  New Happy Hour specials for all you folks that love Cole’s HH.  We have decided to up the game and offer some pretty amazing deals.  The hours will be the same but the specials are new.  See below!

$5 Happy Hour (all items listed below are $5 during HH), Monday – Friday, 3pm – 7pm
- French dip slider trio with fries (pastrami, beef and turkey)
- BBQ pork slider trio with fries
- Saloon special
- Manhattans
- Draft beer

Come on in and enjoy some these amazing items for only $5!

The Varnish Listed as a Semifinalist for Outstanding Bar Program in the 2013 James Beard Awards!!!

February 19th, 2013 — 4:52pm


Great news! The Varnish has made the semi-finals list for the 2013 James Beard Award for “Outstanding Bar Program.” The final list of 5 nominees usually comes out in mid-March. We’ll keep you posted! See the full list here http://www.jamesbeard.org/awards

Seven Grand Whiskey Society: Westward Whiskey Launch Party w/ Christian Krogstad (Wednesday, 2/20/13, 7pm)

February 19th, 2013 — 10:44am


Alright, here it is folks, the second invite for a whiskey society event this week- please don’t flake on this, as we’ve been reaching capacity a lot lately. Don’t block the chance of one of your fellow members to enjoy this experience!

This coming Wednesday, February 20th, at 7pm,we have Master Distiller Christian Krogstad from House Spirits coming in. Christian will be tasting us on some of his amazing creations, including his brand new baby to the American Market, Westward Whiskey.

This will be a Launch Party for the Westward, a unique and daring new spirit. We will also be able to taste the grain and the wash or this whiskey, it is sure to be a great education.

Christian invited me up to Portland this last year to help out with making a batch of whiskey, I had a blast and learned a ton. The House Spirits folks were great and very tolerant of my over-enthusiasm. They let me sleep on the stillhouse floor! We have a special Seven Grand whiskey aging in the House Spirits warehouse right now…

The will be a Welcome Punch served at 6:30pm. Remember, your RSVP grants you admission, not necessarily a seat. Come early, sip some punch and get cozy.

RSVP on the link below, tasting starts at 7pm SHARP. Latecomers will not be seated but can wait at the bar to meet Christian after the event.

Register Here!

For more information on the Seven Grand Whiskeuy Society, hit the link beneath my signature.

Memberships can be purchased at the bar, dues are $120 and allow you to bring a guest to any event. We have new memberships cards to give out to paid-up members, so come early if you need to get squared up with your dues.

Below is a video the the House Spirits folks made when we were up there making whiskey, during Portland Cocktail Week. We will be showing this on Wednesday, come join the fun! I’m working on an article to go along with it, I will try to finish it ASAP to fully illustrate the great time we had while up in P-town.

We look forward to seeing you.

Pedro, currently sipping Fighting Cock Single Barrel samples to select our next barrel! Can’t wait for you to taste it.

Pedro Shanahan
Spirit Guide, Seven Grand Whiskey Bar,
Co-curator, Seven Grand Whiskey Society

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