THE WAKKER WEEKLY - Issue #1224 - Posted on: 14-Jul-2014
Bushwakker EventsJuly 12: Riders vs. Lions. The second home game of the regular season starts at 7:30 PM. Be sure to stop by the Bushwakker before, during or after the game for our Lion Burger & a Pint feature. “Devour” the competition’s namesake burger and enjoy any regular Bushwakker pint for only $15.95. July 14: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Whiteboy Slim. Toronto Exclusive Magazine Music Awards best blues artist, best blues CD and best blues song. 8:00 PM. July 16: Wednesday Night Folk. The Stillhouse Poets. Great roots duo inspired by the music of the Mississippi Delta and the Appalachian mountains. 9:00 PM. July 21: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. The Ministry of Groove. Jazz/Funk from the 70’s and beyond! 8:00 PM. July 23: Wednesday Night Folk. Chad Kichukla & The Garage. Americana roots rock inspired by inspirations Springsteen and Earle. 9:00 PM. July 26: Riders vs. Argonauts. The big Saturday night game starts at 8:00 PM. Enjoy our Argonaut & a Pint feature before or after your visit to Mosaic Stadium. Go Riders go! July 28: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Uptown Jazz. The “new & improved” band continues to lay it down in fine form. 8:00 PM. July 30: Wednesday Night Folk. The Upside of Maybe. Energetic roots/folk/pop/rock group from Stratford, Ontario on a summer Canadian tour. 9:00 PM.
TED on craftThe following link will take you to four stage presentations about craft beer as presented at TED talks. They are all interesting but that by John Barley (yes, that’s his real name) is particularly relevant. He talks about his family history and its impact on his own entrepreneurship and the sense of family that unites craft brewers. Most members of the families of the founders of the Bushwakker, Bev and Elaine (nee Pickard) Robertson were and are involved in education or entrepreneurship or both. One significant exception; one grandfather was a country doctor. And if you haven’t heard about TED; that’s short for Technology, Entertainment and Design. Quoting from the website:-- John Barley is the co-founder and CEO of Solemn Oath Brewery in Naperville, Illinois, one of the fastest-growing breweries in the country. Solemn Oath focuses specifically on Belgian-inspired and barrel-aged beers. They offer no year-round brews, but each year the brewery moves swiftly through dozens and dozens of beers across a range of style in search of what is new. Barley tells the story of how his father received the sum of his parents’ inheritance from the rest of his siblings in order to send himself to college. To Barley, craft beer is a similar kind of inheritance, and part of a permanent revolution. In craft brewing, competitors act as siblings looking to collaborate, create, challenge and yes, compete with one another. Brewers revel in the competition involved with looking for the next great brew. For Barley, craft beer tells a story, it builds a culture. In the end it comes down to family. Craft beer is about the partners, the fathers, sons and employees who are there to compete in order to help educate, build and inspire each other.
Time OutThree convicts were on the way to prison. They were each allowed to take one item with them to help them occupy their time while incarcerated. On the bus, one turned to another and said, "So, what did you bring?" The second convict pulled out a box of paints and stated that he intended to paint anything he could. He wanted to become the "Grandma Moses of Jail." Then he asked the first, "What did you bring?" The first convict pulled out a deck of cards and grinned and said, "I brought cards. I can play poker, solitaire, gin, and any number of games." The third convict was sitting quietly aside, grinning to himself. The other two took notice and asked, "Why are you so smug?What did you bring?" The guy pulled out a box of tampons and smiled. He said, "I brought these." The other two were puzzled and asked, "What can you do with those?" He grinned and pointed to the box and said, "Well according to the box, I can go horseback riding, swimming, roller-skating...." When the store manager returned from lunch, he noticed his clerk's hand was bandaged, but before he could ask about the bandage, the clerk had some very good news for him. "Guess what, sir?" the clerk said. "I finally sold that terrible, ugly suit we've had so long!" "Do you mean that repulsive pink-and-blue double-breasted thing?!" the manager asked. "That's the one!" "That's great!" the manager cried, "I thought we'd never get rid of that monstrosity! That had to be the ugliest suit we've ever had! But tell me, why is your hand bandaged?" "Oh," the clerk replied, "after I sold the guy that suit, his seeing-eye dog bit me."
Our weekend Seafood Feature is Grilled Swordfish w/ Sea Asparagus on Herbed Chick Pea Salad w/ a Sweet Pea Vinaigrette. $16.95
Soup & Sandwich Special is $11.95. All hot specials are $15.95, except where noted, and include a serving of soup du jour, chopped, or Caesar salad.
|Fri., July 11||Chicken & Avocado||Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Wrap||Surf & Turf w/ Haystack Potatoes & Grilled Veg. $16.95|
|Sat., July 12||Bushwakker||Burger & a Pint. $15.95||Steak & a Pint. $16.95|
|Mon., July 14||Cream of Wild Mushroom||Codfish Kaiser w/ Jalapeno Tartar||Scotch Chicken w/ Garlic Mashed & Grilled Leeks|
|Tues., July 15||Beef & Pork Ravioli||Mexi-Chorizo Pizza. $12.95||Guinness Flank Steak w/ Creamer Potato & Braised Kale|
|Wed., July 16||Jambalaya||Short Rib Baguette||Chicken & Asparagus Crepes|
|Thur., July 17||Mexi-Chicken Corn Chowder||Crunchy Chicken Finger Wrap w/ Chipotle Mayo||Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin w/ Yellow Pepper Pumpkin Seed Sauce|
|Fri., July 18||Seafood Chowder||Dagwood Club on Multi-Grain||Manicotti w/ Garlic Toast|
|Sat., July 19||Bushwakker||Classic Clubhouse||Steak & a Pint. $16.95|