Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
- 1 1/2 oz Hendrick's Gin
- 4 1/2 oz Cucumber purée:
- To make cucumber purée, blend 1 cucumber,
- 3 oz Fresh lemon juice, 4 oz simple syrup
- Shake ingredients well and serve over ice.
- Add the cucumber garnish you fancy.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Zoobilee is always a fun event that I look forward to every year. I have been involved in this event for 8 years now; as a participating restaurant and beverage vendor (21 Commerce, The Loft, Cans & Varsity Grill), as a Co-Chair for the event, as the Food & Beverage Co-Chair and as a patron. I can honestly say that I have had the most fun working at the event - but I do love getting dressed up and attending as a guest too. Above are pictures of the Varsity Grill booth. This year we served cheeseburger sliders and they were a huge hit!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
July's Martini Club Featured Three Olives Rootbeer, Cherry and Grape Vodka's. At Martini Club we offer a tasting of the featured product, appetizers, desserts, great martini specials and always great giveaways. I cannot wait for August Martini Club - we are featuring Finlandia Tangerine. The menu and decor will be orange and tangerine inspired.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
- 18 tablespoons (2 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
- 3 cups sugar
- 6 extra-large eggs at room temperature
- 1 cup sour cream at room temperature
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 3 cups flour
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
For the icing:
- 1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 1/2 pounds cream cheese at room temperature
- 1 pound confectioners' sugar, sifted
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 half-pints blueberries
- 3 half-pints raspberries
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Butter and flour an 18 by 13 by 1 1/2-inch sheet pan.
Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on high speed, until light and fluffy. On medium speed, add the eggs, 2 at a time, then add the sour cream and vanilla. Scrape down the sides and stir until smooth.
Sift together the flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until just combined. Pour into the prepared pan. Smooth the top with a spatula. Bake in the center of the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool to room temperature.
For the icing, combine the butter, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mixing just until smooth.
Spread three-fourths of the icing on the top of the cooled sheet cake. Outline the flag on the top of the cake with a toothpick. Fill the upper left corner with blueberries. Place 2 rows of raspberries across the top of the cake like a red stripe. Put the remaining icing in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip and pipe two rows of white stripes below the raspberries. Alternate rows of raspberries and icing until the flag is completed. Pipe stars on top of the blueberries.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tacoma, WA - Varsity Grill in downtown Tacoma welcomes the hugely popular Dueling Piano
show to their Thursday, Friday and Saturday night lineup. The show, developed by two veteran
piano duelers, promises to combine fun, humor and audience participation while delivering songs
from past and present that everyone can enjoy. Audiences can expect to help belt out tunes from
the likes of Billy Joel and Journey to Justin Timberlake and Toby Keith.
Perhaps the biggest surprise in store for guests who attend the Dueling Piano show is the price
tag. All shows are free to Varsity Grill guests. “We wanted to produce a quality show without a
cover charge,” noted Jordan Snyder, Varsity Grill’s General Manager. “Times are tough…so our
guests can enjoy some great entertainment without spending a lot of money.”
The Dueling Pianos will debut on July 11th, 2009 at Varsity Grill’s Three Year Anniversary
Celebration. The event begins at 6pm and the show starts at 8:00pm. Three dollar food and drink
specials will be available all night with great prize giveaways including Taylormade golf bags,
brewery dinner & tour packages, Spa packages and Mariners and Sounders tickets. The
celebration will also host a Wii Bowling Tournament and a special Alaskan Brewery Beer
Varsity Grill is Tacoma’s premier destination for private parties and celebrations. Visit
www.varsitygrill.com to view our exclusive private rooms, including the HD Theater.
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