Bar Rescue Updates
Jon Taffer, host of the popular Spike show Bar Rescue, helps struggling bars on the verge of bankruptcy. Since the series began, he’s helped revamp 205 bars.
Usually, the remodeled bars end up staying open but not always. According to BroBible, some of these bars have changed back to their old names or closed entirely after being featured on the show.
On a residential block of Georgetown’s historic district, a 6-bedroom Dutch colonial house was set afire on Christmas Eve in 2020. But for Georgetown architect Dale Overmyer and his family, the fire was just the beginning.
The Overmyers’ story is one of smart business decisions, innovation and a fair amount of luck. But it also shows how a company can feel like home for the generations that make it up, just as Francesville has felt like home to the Overmyers.
Featuring three excellent protagonists and a magical, fantastical setting, the book’s only flaw is a bit of an underwhelming climax. That being said, the characters and world are so fascinating and well-drawn that it’s hard not to be pulled in. And the romance between Fanny and Aidan feels fun, not contrived. Definitely a book worth reading!
The Troubadour has become the go-to spot for many a new and established talent. The club features three bars: one in the performance room, another in the waiting and merchandise area, and a VIP lounge upstairs. Upon entry patrons are given wristbands which grant them access to alcohol and in-and-out privileges throughout the night.
Featured performers at The Troubadour include:
Kelly Clarkson performs to a sold out crowd previewing her new album Stronger. Cypress Hill return to the Troubadour for the first time in 9 years with a special guest appearance from Slash. L.S Dunes featuring Circa Survive and Saosin members along with Thursday bassist Tim Payne and drummer Tucker Rule headline a sold out show. Niall Horan plays a surprise show to his Spotify superfans following his departure from One Direction. Sam Smith debuts his second studio album In The Lonesome Dark with two consecutive sold out shows. Loretta Lynn is saluted by Americana artists Brandy Clark, Joe Henry, Fantastic Negrito, ZZ Ward and Jack Ingram performing her fan-favorite classics at the Troubadour.
The Tonic Lounge
Located in an old Sheridan Livery building, Tonic Lounge features a lounge area and bar with a large outdoor patio. It is equipped to host cocktail functions for up to 180 guests as well as sit-down dinners and meetings.
The menu at Tonic focuses on gin-based cocktails, but also includes wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. The restaurant is also committed to using local ingredients whenever possible.
Rod Bitton owns and operates this bar in Portland, Oregon. He is preoccupied with the music side of the business and neglects his bartending staff. Jon brings in mixologist Lisamarie Joyce and chef Vic Vegas.
The new menu reflects the bar’s gin focus and highlights several cocktail recipes that include a gin lavender martini, a gin mule, and a gin gimlet. Tonic serves a selection of East Imperial tonics and sodas, which are paired with the gin cocktails on the menu. The bar’s sales are up 20% six weeks after Taffer’s visit.
The poem opens on a dreary night in December, when an exhausted student or scholar dozes while reading “forgotten lore.” A tapping at his chamber door wakes him up; he thinks it’s the wind. But then he hears the word “Lenore” echoed back to him, and realizes that it is a message from beyond the grave.
The narrator begins to communicate with the raven, asking questions to which it replies: “Nevermore.” In a conversation that increasingly grows more depressing, the narrator tries to find out if Lenore will ever come back to life. The raven’s answer is always: “Nevermore.”
The Library’s digital edition of The Raven features page-turner functionality, a PDF display, and an advanced search function. It also features a brief biography of Edgar Allan Poe and extensive literary and historical context. Plus, the LitCharts study guide includes a complete list of every quote in the poem along with explanations and visualizations of key themes.