Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Raise a Glass this Holiday

Memorial Day - one of my favorite holidays - is the unofficial start to summer.  Pool covers are taken off. Grills are busted out for the first time. Families get together to celebrate the long weekend.

It's a jam-packed weekend, and it's full of tradition. What better way to remember and celebrate those who have so graciously served (or are serving) our country?  This weekend, hug your loved ones a little tighter and appreciate all that we have to be grateful for!

Join us in raising a glass in honor of our military heroes.  To help, we're listing what "Made Men" calls the 7 most American cocktails.  Our bar is fully stocked, and we'll be serving up these classics all weekend long:
  • martini
  • bloody mary
  • tom collins
  • manhattan
  • mint julep
  • lynchburg lemonade
  • long island iced tea

Or feel free to mix it up and give one of our unique Uptown creations a try!  Thirsty yet?  You'll have plenty of opportunities this weekend to stop over and join us for a cold one.

Friday: 11am - 11pm
Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 12noon - 10pm
Monday: 4pm - 10pm

Yep, that's right.  Not only are we open from 4pm to 10pm this Memorial Day, we'll also be serving our full menu. We keep everything the same including our Monday special, Steak Diane!

While our biggest competition this holiday weekend will be the cookouts at nearly every house on the block, our doors will be open. We won't be deterred. Perhaps its because over the course of the years, we've discovered that:
  • 35% of consumers say they will dine out this holiday
  • 1 in 5 will order restaurant carryout
  • 66% will take a vacation or trip in which they will visit a restaurant
  • middle-aged adults (45-54) are more likely than other age groups to dine out
  • 17% will want to dine inside to get out of heat
  • 12% will seek out restaurants with summer specials and promotions (did we mention the Steak Diane?)
  • 22% will visit a restaurant they have never been to before
  • 20% will dine at one of their favorite restaurants

Some other interesting tidbits:
  • This year, nearly 37.2 million Americans will travel 50+ miles or more for the weekend.
  • Recent polls indicate that Memorial Day ranks as 7th favorite among holidays.

Seriously, what's not to love about this holiday?!  Come celebrate Memorial Day with us and make it #1 in your book!

Whether you're planning to travel 50 miles to get here, or just 5... we're more than prepared to give your grill, your cooler, and/or your kitchen a run for their money. (With guaranteed far less cleanup!)

Whatever you find yourself doing this holiday, remember what it is all about. The food, the drinks, and the fun are a blast... go ahead and create some great memories!  Just remember that without thanking a vet, doing a good deed, or counting your blessings, we have no reason to celebrate. Thank you to all veterans, and God Bless America!

Wishing you all a safe and happy Memorial Day! 

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