The End Of An Era
I’ve been preoccupied lately, as the bar where I have worked since the beginning of 2008 is closing this week. In fact, last night was my last bar shift. House of Shields will always be special to me, as it is where I transformed from a drink slinger to a bartender with a large repertoire of classic drinks as well as new drinks based on local, seasonal produce. Working a slow shift, while not great for my finances, gave me the time to really play with drinks and learn how to create drinks to each one of my regulars’s personal tastes. It’s also where I worked with some of the most bad-ass bartenders and met a lot of wonderful people. Monday nights became a special weekly ritual that I will miss dearly.
Word is that House of Shields will be turned into some kind of restaurant with beer and wine only, so I won’t even be able to enjoy it how it was from the other side of the bar. Here’s to you, House of Shields. R.I.P.