Tuesday, December 4, 2012

NEW YEARS EVE 2012... It's taken 152 Years...

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Well okay, not 152 but atleast 27.  "The Cincinnati Pigs" will be our featured band and I could not be more excited.  They take the stage at 9pm and will play into the weeeeeee hours of the morning.  For anyone that doesn't know, "The Pigs" as we call them, has been playing at Arnold's the first Saturday of every month since the 80's.  This is the first time I can remember them playing on NYE and I couldn't not be happier.  For anyone that hasn't seen the pigs (that is hard to believe), they are a night filled with fun, antics, humor and glorious jug music.  They will have you in laughter the whole night.





Here's the deal...

Todd Hepburn is playing music in the bar from 6:30 - 8:30. 
Cincinnati Dancing Pigs in Courtyard at 9:00pm

FOOD...
Arnold's is serving our regular menu along with specials. 

Specials...

APPETIZER

SHRIMP COCKTAIL... 8.95 (6 JUMBO)

SALAD... ROASTED BEET AND GOAT CHEESE OVER ARUGULA WITH AN SPICY ORANGE ZEST DRESSING 7.95

ENTREE... HERB CRUSTED PRIME RIB SERVED WITH CHEDDAR POTATO PUFFS, ASPARAGUS, HORSERADISH CREAM AND AU JUS 19.95

GNOCCHI GRAVENA...GNOCCHI, RED ONION, ROASTED RED PEPPERS, ARTICHOKE, FRESH SPINACH, SUNDRIED TOMATOES, PORTABELLAS AND PESTO TOSSED IN A ROMANO CREAM SAUCE. FINISHED WITH CRACKED RED PEPPER AND SMOKED GOUDA. 18.95

SALMON BURRE BLANC... GRILLED SALMON TOPPED WITH A LEMON BUTTER SAUCE. SERVED WITH SPICY CAJUN RICE, BLACK BEANS AND JALAPENO PEPPER JAM. 19.95


COST...
There will be a 15.00 charge per person for seating in the courtyard.  This covers the cost of the music, party favors and champaigne toast.  Also included free coffee and beignets after midnight.   There is no charge for seating inside or upstairs.

RESERVATIONS...
Seating for the the courtyard and music starts at 7:30 pm and goes until 9:30 pm.  If seating is available after 9:30 for just music and not dinner it is on a first come first serve basis.  Please reserve in advance as this will surely sell out.

Reservations are highly recommended for any seating but walkins are always welcome.  When making a reservation you need to leave a number where you can be reached for confirmation the day before.  No tables will be held without a confirmation. 

Okay, with the legalities out of the way, LET'S PARTY WITH THE SWINES!!!!!







Saturday, December 1, 2012

Jack Making Girlie Drinks? SHHHH

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Back in the day we tried to slide many things past Jack.  There was the espresso machine, the blender, the Sloe Gin, the mojitos.  Now we present infused liquors and craft cocktails, homemade grenadine and sweet and sour mix.  I forgot about the computer.  That was actually the turning point for Jack, the computer.  I never thought it would fly and when I asked him, he said, "sure, go ahead".  I wouldn't have waited a year to put it behind the bar had I known.

As you can see in the picture Jack is a popular guy at Arnold's.  He is probably the most photographed bartender.  This was at his 25th or 30th anniversary party, I can't remember.  So here is the conversation I had with Jack a few weeks ago and the recipe to follow.

Jack: "Ronda I can't get these "girlie" cocktails out of my head".
Ronda: "Sure Jack".
Jack: "No seriously.  I can't stop thinking about what kind of drink I want to make".
Ronda: "Sure Jack (chuckle)".
Jack: "I am not joking, I am thinking gin".
Ronda: "Gin is not very girly.  How about something really sweet with cider in it".
Jack: "It's my drink, I will come up with it".
Ronda: "Yeah, right".
Jack to Cindy and I:  "Here you two, taste this, it's my girly drink."
Cindy (customer) and I: "Wow Jack that is really good, what's in it?"

Really after all these years he never stops amazing me!

JACK'S AMAZING GIRLIE DRINK RECIPE
  1 part gin
  1 part vodka
  1 part tequila
Fill glass with ice then add orange juice and grenadine

No this is not a Sunrise, it's Jack's Girlie Drink!