Monday, November 4, 2013

Catherine Allchin of the Seattle Times Calls Us "Elixir Wizards" in Sunday's Pacific Section Story on Tavern Law

Catherine joined us for a lesson in tinctures and wrote this terrific story in Sunday's newspaper. "Tinctures spice up winter cocktails", she writes. "A year and a half ago, Tavern Law started making tinctures using biodynamic methods, a natural extension of chef-owners Brian McCracken and Dana Tough’s philosophy of serving local and sustainable food."

"On the afternoon of the new moon, I walk into a Capitol Hill bar where people are opening small bags of dried herbs.
It’s not what you think. This is Tavern Law, before doors open, where the bartenders are having a “drop party,” making tinctures to spice up winter cocktails. The curvaceous wooden bar is decorated with coriander, cloves, cedar, orange peel, fennel bulbs and dill fronds.

A tincture is a highly concentrated extract made from clear grain alcohol, herbs and spices. Used as medicinal remedies, tinctures are also important tools in a bartender’s bag of tricks. At local bars like Canon, Tavern Law and Naga, award-winning mixologists craft house-made bitters, syrups and tinctures, all destined for the drinks of your dreams."

Read the article to get a recipe for your own make-at-home tincture and to hear more of what our "wizards" Amanda and Angela have up their sleeves.

Thank you to Catherine and the Seattle Times. Photo of Amanda Reed by John Lok for the Seattle Times.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Oola Distillery Taps Amanda's Talent for the Recipe for Her Delicious Spring Cocktail

Thank you to Oola for featuring Tavern Law's Amanda Reed's Garden in a Glass
cocktail in their spring newsletter.
To learn more about what's new at Oola, visit here. Cheers to Spring.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Look Ahead... May 4, 2013: Derby Day at Tavern Law

Four Roses Bourbon is our sponsor for Derby Day 2013.
Stay tuned for more details.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Show Your Support for Tavern Law's Brian McCracken and Dana Tough, Nominated for THE PEOPLE'S BEST NEW CHEF by Food & Wine Magazine

Show your support for Seattle Chefs Brian McCracken and Dana Tough and their restaurants Tavern Law, Spur, The Coterie Room and (coming soon) The Old Sage. Vote for them in Food & Wine magazine's THE PEOPLE'S BEST NEW CHEF and tell your friends. You'll be entered to win a family style dinner for eight at The Coterie Room. Here's how:

1. Tell your Facebook friends why you're casting your ballot for Brian McCracken and Dana Tough, and urge them to cast their vote too, by Monday at 2pm, online at Food & Wine here.

2. Share your Facebook post with us via a Facebook message to Spur here

One winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Facebook Tuesday, March 19th, so be watching the Spur Facebook page.

It’s such an honor to be nominated for this. McCracken and Tough are the only Chefs in Seattle on the list—with lots of competition in Oregon and even Hawaii. Vote Brian McCracken and Dana Tough!

While THE PEOPLE’S BEST NEW CHEF competition is the intellectual property of American Express Publishing Corporation (AEP), this promotional event is not sponsored or endorsed by AEP in any way and AEP does not, and will not, assume any liability or responsibility for any damage, expense, inconvenience, and/or loss to any persons or property whatsoever.

Photo of Chefs by Kristin Zwiers.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Tavern Law’s Marble Palace New Year’s Eve Party

Inspired by the lavish "Marble Palace" New Year’s Eve parties that the infamous Prohibition-era bootlegger George Remus hosted in NYC, Chefs Brian McCracken and Dana Tough have cooked up a New Year's Eve party featuring specialty cocktails concocted with barrel-aged bourbon, and house-aged rye, plus GrĂ¼ne Fee Absinthe and Gosset Brut by the glass or bottle. Party-goers can order off Tavern Law’s menu and a specially themed tasting menu will be an option too. 

At Remus' “Marble Palace” parties in the 1920s each man received a diamond watch and every woman a car.  For their guests, Tavern Law offers no cover charge and everyone who makes a purchase that evening will be entered to win a TW Steel watch from Dacels Jewelers and car service for a night on the town by British Motor Coach. 1920’s party attire encouraged. Prizes awarded for best dressed.


New Year’s Eve at Tavern Law
Monday, December 31st from 5pm-2am
21 and over. No cover charge.
1406 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

Photo by Chad Pryor.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ten Best Drink Menus in Seattle? Seattle Weekly Names Their List

Thanks to the Weekly for including us in the story: "Tavern Law makes a point of searching out old, dead, lost, and forgotten mixed drinks and bringing them back to life in as close to their original incarnations as possible, sourcing all manner of super-artisan or ridiculously small-batch liquors and mixers and making everything else from scratch. The resulting drinks are not only some of the best you've ever tasted, but inarguable proof that dedicated, bookish bartenders can be just as creative and artistic as the greatest chefs out there. And also that your great-grandma really knew how to party."
photo by Kristin Zwiers

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Rosita Cocktail at Tavern Law: Seattle Magazine Reports on Barrel Aged Drinks

Seattle magazine's AJ Rathbun wrote this article on the delight to be found in barrel aged cocktails.  We were so pleased that our Rosita made it onto his list: "Bringing together Sauza Blue blanco tequila, Dolin dry and rosso vermouths, Campari and angostura bitters in the barrel, this early-evening sipper has suggestions of spices, smoke, herbs and an international presence."