Here's what you do Thursday, September 12, 2012
Did you know that Bourbon is defined, under Federal Standards of Identity for Distilled Spirits (27 C.F.R. 5), as:
- made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn;
- aged in new, charred-oak barrels;
- distilled to no more than 160 (U.S.) proof (80% alcohol by volume);
- entered into the barrel for aging at no more than 125 proof (62.5% alcohol by volume); and be
- bottled (like other whiskeys) at 80 proof or more (40% alcohol by volume).
Up in Kentucky, they take that very seriously. If you wanna find out just how much for yourself, mix a tour of the Kentucky Bourbon country with a trip to the Kentucky Derby next year. Here's a shot from my trip this year. So much fun!
|A shot I took at the Jim Beam distillery in Kentucky during a trip to the 2012 Kentucky Derby.|
Now, if you wanna celebrate in the ATL, here's what you do. Go to Sprig on Thursday night for their four course bourbon dinner. They'll pair four of their delectable dishes with bourbon just for your pleasure. Here's the menu below. Cocktails are 6-7. Dinner is 7-9. Cost is $60 per person. Enjoy!
Bourbon Dinner Menu
Butternut Squash Soup w/ Pumpkin Seeds and Walnut Oil
Field Green Salad w/ AgedGouda, Apples and Pecan Bitters Dressing
Grilled Pork Chop, Sage Bread Pudding, Brussel Sprouts and Sorghum Syrup
Bourbon Sundae – Bourbon Ice Cream, Apple Chip, Root Beer Chocolate Reduction, Sugared Pecans
First Course – Baker’s
Second Course – Booker’s
Third Course – Knob Creek
Fourth Course – Basil Hayden’s
The cost is $60 per person. Reservations: 404-248-9700 or email@example.com
Cocktails 6 to 7 PM, Dinner 7 to 9 PM
Here's what you do Thursday
First: Sometimes I'm in the mood for a good pancake. Ria's Bluebird is the place. Famous for their pancakes, either sit up at the bar, or try to get a seat right at the window, so you can have the strangely comforting view of Memorial Drive and the Oakland Cemetery beyond. Comforting because it's the site of some pretty impactful folks in terms of Atlanta History. You should check it out some time. But not today. Today, focus on your plate of pancakes and hot cup of coffee. Try the grits too. If you're not in the mood for pancakes, try the country fried tempeh. Not too shabby. ($ - $10 per person).
Second: It's good to take in an art gallery once a week. Thursday is our morning for that. Check out Domiciled at the Whitespace Gallery on Edgewood. Meg Aubrey presents this thoughtful portrayal of suburban women, paired down and scrutinized. Disquieting and pensive. Check out this review on the Whitespace Blog. Gallery opens at 11a.
|The Margherita Pizza from Fritti in Inman Park. A lovely choice.|
Fourth: Nap. You've earned it!
Fifth: Thinking about doing a home improvement project? Renewal Design-build in Decatur is hosting a Remodeling Q&A at 4p. They'll answer your questions on kitchens, baths, additions, attics, whatev. Go pick their brains. $Free
|Go to the renovation Q&A at Renewal.|
|Make sure your house doesn't end up looking like this!|
Finally: Get your Bourbon on at Sprig. $60 per person. Don't forget to make your rez.
Book KeepingFor two people:
Dinner: $120 plus $25 tip
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