Saturday, July 26, 2008
New to Salt....CUPCAKES....
We will be baking cupcakes fresh every morning, 2 dozen a day, so when they are gone, they are gone.
Best thing is that we are using "Magnolia Bakery" recipes for the cupcakes as well as the buttercream icing!! YUM YUM!!!!!!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Our "RETRO" section on the beer menu....
Now I know this is not for you "Beer People" this is more for those hardcore retro guys and gals out there
look next week for a special section featuring these classics.....This will be a summer run, and we will be working on another fall run of retro's in Oct-Nov. Enjoy!
We are forever expanding and trying to please all palates!
Not to worry all of your hard core beer people, we will still be running the same great beers as always, and featuring our weekly beers as well....
I'm back in full force now after a stint back in the Salt kitchen. Chef Tony was away on a mini vacation "researching" for a few days and I was covering for him at the stoves. I have to say it was alot of fun being back on the line again, but line work is definitely a "young" mans game...I was tired. But now I am back here, getting things together for fun here at Salt. Here are some of the things we have lined up....
MUSIC: This Friday we have Mr BD Lenz again who has just been smokin' here at Salt...It really has been great. He'll also be with us on Fri Aug 1. Then on Sat Aug 2nd, and Sat Aug 9th we have "Briz" ( www.brizsongs.com ) A man and his guitar..should be awesome!
Fri Aug 15th we have the Gashouse Gorillas ( www.gashousegorillas.org ) who will bring their "Swing" to the Salt floor...again, should be an awesome show.
SPORTS: We will have the NFL Ticket this fall, so come in and catch all you favorites...Watch the NFL Champ Giants, or check out "BIG CRYBABY" Brett Favre and see where he'll be playing (my guess is Tampa Bay) or you can even come in and watch the Jets lose week after week if thats your thing.
We will also have Notre Dame Gameday every Saturday. Come on in for bar menu specials, $2.00 McSorley Pints, and give-aways...Even if you despise The Irish, you can't beat the cheap beer and great food!!
FUN: We will be hosting "Talent Nights" here at Salt as well every other Tuesday starting Aug. 12th at around 9:00pm. Bring your guitar, your dancing shoes, your ventriloquist dummy, your 35 goldfish, or whatever your talent may be, and have an opportunity to call yourself "Byram's Best" (at least for those 2 weeks) and have a chance to win a very handsome ribbon and prizes! Bring your friends for what should be a great night of fun!
Aug 30th will be Salts "Grand Opening" party with music, give-aways, BEER, food, and fun. But the highlight will be "THE FIRST ANNUAL SALTY DOG LABOR DAY HOT DOG EATING CONTEST". This will give the winner bragging rights for an entire year as well as a very handsome trophy to keep forever. Slots will be limited to 50 for the contest, all details and sign ups are available at Salt. All proceeds from the contest are being donated to the Lakeland Emergency Squad. Sign up early, slots will fill fast!
Oh, and that's just the beginning. There is alot more planned for the rest of summer and this fall...keep checking here and on the web-site www.saltgastropub.com
Red Stripe "Jamaican Lager" Someone Says:Red Stripe Jamaican lager is brewed and bottled by Desnoes & Geddes Limited, Kingston, Jamaica, and has been since 1928. In 1993, Guinness Bass acquired the company and manages the importation to the United States.
What can I say? Red Stripe is liquid gold. It comes in stout 12 ounce bottles of dark glass. The beer itself is very light and very smooth with just a hint of bitterness in the light aftertaste. It can create quite a bit of foam, so be careful when pouring it, though I must say it is best drank straight from the bottle.
Red Stripe typically costs about three dollars more per six pack than American beers such as Budweiser and Coors. The notable difference is that Red Stripe has a better balance of malt and hops which give it a cleaner, smoother taste with less aftertaste. It is a bit sweet and is definitely worth the extra three dollars when you want a crisp, light-bodied beer.
I was introduced to Red Stripe originally by reading The Firm by John Grisham. The protagonist, Mitch McDeere, travels to the Cayman Islands for work related business and has several Red Stripe beers for a fair share of money at a bar on the beach. I was intrigued, but it wasn't until five years later while at a friend's home that I was offered a Red Stripe. The name immediately rang a bell and I took the opportunity happily. Since then, I've drank only Red Stripe and Corona: Red Stripe when I can afford it and Corona when I can't.
Six 12 ounce bottles
22 fluid ounces of Malt, Hops, Yeast, and water.
Rich Copper Ale
This ale contains no actual copper but we're pretty literal... It looked coppery, so we lamely called it a copper ale. Lots'a nice caramel malt though...
Alcohol 5.9% by volume
Anyway, we were going out to, uh,the ,uh, you know, thing, and all, and when we got there, well, uh, the dude was, like- "whoa man!" I mean, and we were all, uh, you know - "whoa!" and stuff, and when I said to him, like, you know, "hey man", and all they, I mean he, was all "what?" and stuff- and I just told him what you said and all and they were all man- "not cool dude", but whatever- so, uh, we split and went back to my lair and just hung out and whatever, but the whole thing was, like, just SUCH a bummer and all but, you know, it was cool and stuff, but you just gotta, you know, about the dude and all, like, it's cool and all you know, but what's up with that "blah blah blah"? Whatzit got to do with beer and all? I mean, really, dude, whatever...but, it's cool and all...
Say "LAH-GOO-KNEE-TUSS" What can I say...Just try it!!