This week’s Drink was inspired by a recent trip to Roman’s, an Italian restaurant in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, whose logo immediately drew me in with its reference to the Capitoline Wolf sculpture, which depicts Romulus and Remus suckling from the she-wolf. Roman’s drinks menu includes a Cynar Sazerac ($13), and a rather brilliant way to run cocktail specials, categorizing them by taste: one sour, one bitter, changing daily. It doesn’t take much — just a hint, really — of Cynar (pronounced CHEE-nar), a dark brown Italian amaro made from artichoke and 13 herbs, to provide a cocktail with some lovely botanical character. The following is my take on Roman’s Cynar Sazerac, as best I remember it:
1 sugar cube
2 ounces rye whiskey
1 teaspoon Cynar
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
Chill an old-fashioned (lowball) glass. In a second old-fashioned glass, muddle a sugar cube (available at Earth Fare, or just use ¾ tsp. granulated sugar) with a few drops of water. Place some small ice cubes over the sugar water and add a good rye like High West double rye, Cynar and Peychaud’s bitters; stir until well-combined. Rinse the empty, chilled glass with the anise-flavored Herbsaint, coating the interior and discarding any remainders. Strain the cocktail into the empty glass and garnish with an orange peel. Sazerac formula adapted from Esquire. — Jonathan Sharpe
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
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