The snow and sleet in April has you down, huh? Well, never fear my craft cocktail loving friends – some big news from the local, all American restaurant, Jonny B’z Dogs and More has some very exciting news that is sure to cheer you up!
You may have noticed the renovations at 701 Wealthy St. across the street from the original Jonny B’z since last Fall and they are almost done – opening early this May. And with the beautiful, new location comes a very new and well thought out, signature craft cocktail menu! (Don’t worry, plenty of beer and wine options have been added as well.)
I had the pleasure of sampling some of these new cocktails with the new GM, Kate Greening and learned her clever process of curating and naming these signature cocktails: a play on the very name of the restaurant “Jonny.” These drinks were designed after famous Jonny’s (of all spellings) favorite drinks. Now that is a pretty crafty idea, eh?
Below are a few that made it to the list:
- A Time for Greatness – a traditional daiquiri paying homage to the one and only, John F. Kennedy
- Serendipity – a delicious Cosmo, the drink of choice for John Cusack
- Country Roads – a concoction of bourbon, ginger beer and citrus that John Denver enjoyed (and my fave from the sampling)
Along with the addition of a full service bar, the restaurant will be expanding their menu with more smoked meats, apps and sides – open from 11am-midnight, Mon-Sat and have an awesome patio space along with some TV’s inside to accommodate the game watcher.
I don’t know about you, but I am excited for this revamp and expansion (and to drink a couple of those country roads on a warm, summer night out on the new patio)!
I will be attending the soft opening so I will keep you all posted on the first tastes, sips and atmosphere before the grand opening in early May. Keep up with all things Jonny B’z via Facebook and their website.