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The Jerk – Friday’s 5 o’clock Wet Your Whistle Call!

It’s almost time to howl! There’s definitely a weird vibe that runs through the crowd on a full moon. I remember years ago when I was in the restaurant business serving cocktails. A full moon would evoke all kinds of strange behavior in people…and then you add alcohol to the mix and it would get down right unbelievable at times!

Today we are adding Friday the 13th to the full moon phenomenon so hang on, it could be a wild night! Just in case you want to guarantee it, The Jerk Cocktail will add the finally ingredient to your evening or will be exactly what you need to wash away your wacky day! Continue reading

Modesto, CA, My Hometown!

We rolled into town for my Dad’s birthday just in time to be part of the beginning of the Summer of Graffiti in Modesto. A month long celebration of car shows, music and cruisin’ the main drag of McHenry Avenue ties to the iconic coming of age movie, American Graffiti. The writer/director, George Lucas is from Modesto and graduated from my high school, Thomas Downey High in 1962. American Graffiti touched the hearts of millions and created a kind of “time capsule” of what life was like through the eyes of American teenagers and how it was changing in that pivotal year of 1962. In fact, Universal Pictures describes the film as capturing the “heart of America’s last age of innocence.”  Continue reading

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