It’s been a doozy of a week, and it’s only half over. Consider me more than ready for a nice, quiet weekend at home. But all-in-all, I can’t complain. It’s been a busy, yet fun kind of busy week. Involving way too much food and indulging in my fair share of bourbon cocktails shortly after noon. Don’t judge too harshly – it was for “work” after all.
Yesterday I had the chance, alongside a handful of other media folks, to experience Maker’s Mark latest addition to their distillery. A killer food AND cocktail menu. We noshed on some of the best damn deviled eggs and sipped bourbon slushies after receiving a tour from the man himself – Rob Samuels, President of the family owned and operated company. I’ll be sharing more on that, as well as some photos from my day at the distillery, soon. Probably once the food coma officially wears off, and I’m able to think clearly again. Give me a few days. Once you try the food you’ll know exactly what I mean. Easily some of the best food I’ve had in recent memory.
Didn’t attend just one restaurant press-preview yesterday though. Rounded out the night with a quick jaunt across the Ohio to the Sunny side of the river. By way of the toll-free bridge because my cheap ass still hasn’t signed up for a transponder. Whoops. Anyways, I was there because the team behind Portage House, Citizen 7, and Commonwealth Tap unveiled their latest venture, Parlour, last night. A new pizza joint with one of the BEST patios in the tri-state area. Yes, seriously. Well worth the drive across the bridge.
It’s literally right off the Big Four Bridge, and I’m already envisioning myself running across the bridge, once I’m back in better shape, to enjoy a cold beer.
When I’m running from spot to spot like I was yesterday comfort is key to me. Especially when it involves hours of driving. Y’all know I love nothing more than a good t-shirt and jeans gig, but for press events I like to at least wear a collared shirt with a jacket if I’m feeling fancy. How civilized of me, right? But instead of donning a blazer I opt for a denim jacket. Like this boohooMan black denim jacket that I picked up from last week. Because for me a good Canadian Tuxedo moment is the perfect way to “dress up” a look without throwing on a shirt and tie.