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Wednesday
Jul042018

A Day For Tradition

Happy 4th of July!

We're open today (until 6pm at all 3 locations) if you need anything last minute for your own celebrations! Here in Redwood City we're having a "Major BBQ Event" for the staff. Jimmy has some chicken thighs in the smoker and Gary and Cindy are prepping for burgers. The weather is perfect and it's going to be a great day.

Traditionally in Redwood City, we throw a BBQ lunch party and enjoy a glass of rose on the 4th of July. We are proud to uphold this tradition yet again this year! Our celebration features some classics from BBQ's past: the Olema Provence Rose, Domaine de Cote Blanches Sancerre Rose (out of magnum, of course) and a couple of new entrants to the field this year. Jim has provided the mini-keg of Oberon from Bell's Brewing. And of course Gary, never to be outdone, has broken out a bottle of Michel Arnould "Grand Cuvee" to really class up the joint!

We have to keep working after our lunch BBQ, so we've got to cut ourselves off after just a glass (okay. maybe two). If you don't have to work today, and need inspiration, consider indulging in the Evan Williams American Heroes Edition Bourbon. This is a special edition bottling of the regular Evan Williams Black Label Bourbon. The twist is that each bottle of this limited edition Evan Williams honors someone who has served in our military and continued their community service after returning home. 


Evan Williams "American Hero Edition" Straight Bourbon Whiskey (1.75L) $24.99

Every bottle sold helps support a charity of the honored soldier's choice. The story that resonates most with me personally is USMC Veteran Christopher Baity. He specialized as a Military Working Dog Handler and Kennel Master. After 3 tours in Iraq with his canine team canvassing for IEDs he started Semper K9. Semper K9 Assistance Dogs is a non profit that turns rescue dogs into service dogs. Chris and his team train rescued dogs into service dogs that provide support to veterans. They tackle everything from PTSD to mobility challenges and his services are free of charge. They've graduated over thirty dog teams since 2014! To learn more about Chris Baity and the other great work being done by the American Heroes honored by Evan Williams, please visit http://american-madeheroes.com/ . You can learn more about each charity selected and donate directly if you are compelled to do so.

When I get home tonight, I will be celebrating America by raising an American Heroes Old Fashioned to Old Glory. Celebrate safely today, folks- Happy Independence Day!

-Andrew Whiteley