I finally had some time out of my busy schedule to read Bless This Food by Adrian Butash. This book shows various types of prayers/graces said about food from around the world. I feel one should have an open mind when reading this. Although cultures and religions differ from each other, one commonality that they all share is giving appreciation for the food that they eat. Food nourishes our bodies, souls, and brings people together. For that, we should be thankful! What I like about this book is how the author wrote short backgrounds about most of these graces. They all may be short in description, but very interesting... Especially if you're a history buff like me! So if you have as much appreciation for food as I do, I highly recommend reading Bless This Food.
After driving pass by Herbs & Rye for many years I finally went in to see what all the hype was about this place. They serve classic cocktails that were popular during the Prohibition Era and before that time like the Gothic Age (unknown-1865) and Golden Age (1865-1900): Here's an example of of some of the drinks: I loved all the drinks they made, wasn't disappointed with any of them: Herbs & Rye also serves Italian food like flatbreads , pasta, and they're known for the steaks they cook, I'll try some next time! I only had the appetite to drink: I really enjoyed my time here especially the atmosphere of a " speakeasy feel". They get busy during the weekends so if you plan to dine in, make a reservation !