January 2023 PERSEVERANCE

“We’re still here aren’t we? Still rolling with the punches, still upright and plugging away every day. Still trying to serve the best food, the best beverages and the best service. Our incredible staff just shrug it off, keep doing what they do, doing the best they can to make ends meet, which sometimes is far from easy.”

December 2018

December 2018

“Bill John, our Executive Chef of many years, decided to go on an adventure”

November 2018

November 2018

“The Chardonnay grape seems to grow anywhere.”

October 2018

October 2018

“BOURBON AND BBQ ON THE SOUTH LAWN AT SUNSET, SCOTT’S SEAFOOD ON THE RIVER!”

SEPTEMBER 2018

SEPTEMBER 2018

“THE ACCOUNTING IS DONE, THE BILLS ARE PAID AND $33,000 GOES TO UC DAVIS CANCER RESEARCH”

AUGUST

AUGUST

“Before I expound on the merits of Chardonnay, our Manager Natalie has been busy with the cocktail shaker.”

IT’S A MUTANT!

IT’S A MUTANT!

“Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, Grauburgunder, all the same grape, are actually mutations of the Pinot Noir grape from Burgundy, France… Grauburgunder sounds like you’re eating a bear, or perhaps the bear is eating you.”

Sauvignon Blancs

Sauvignon Blancs

When the first Sauvignon Blancs came out nobody wanted them. (We were all drinking Almaden Mountain Chablis by the half-gallon back then.) Then a little-known genius by the name of Robert Mondavi came out with a name which struck people’s fancy, had cachet. “Mondavi Fume Blanc”. Sauvignon Blanc had arrived, and in style.

May is for Margaritas

May is for Margaritas

So I did the obligatory research into the name “Margarita”, and found quite an array of legends. Was it named after Rita Hayworth, or after the German ambassador to Mexico’s daughter, or several other notable and wealthy Margarets, or a Ziegfield Follies dancer who was allergic to all alcohol except tequila?