Hot August Nights Memories and Special!
So when I was younger, one of my favorite excursions every summer was going to Reno/Sparks for Hot August Nights® -- a 50’s/60’s revival of music, food and adult beverages, clothes and my favorite part, the cars. Nothing built after 1972 is allowed. I am a muscle car gear head who loves the sound of large cubic inch motors with lots of cam and open headers making so much noise that it rattles the windows as the cars cruise through the A&W Drive-in. This big party is entering its 31st year and kicks off this weekend. This year I am working away at OWS&B but will be dreaming about ’67 Corvettes, ’65 Mustang GT350s, ’66 Hemi Cudas, ‘32 highboys and blown and injected ’41 Willys rumbling through Sparks on the way to the Nugget Hotel. I needed something to cheer me up so I decided to create our own version of a Hot August Nights Dinner Menu featuring some of your favorite dishes
Kicking off the menu is our OWS&B Summer Salad, so bright and fresh with great layers of texture and acidity, paired with Frank Family Chardonnay. Then you have a choice of either our Crab Cake (inspired by my summers of picking crabs, eating corn on the cob, and drinking beer) or Filet Mignon both come with French Fries paired with Tuck Beckstoffer Melee Grenache. Finally for dessert, one of the things we all had when we were kids -- S’mores. But a campfire in the middle of the shop just would not work so we created our own version by cutting a waffle in half and warming the two slices then adding hazelnut chocolate and flaming some marshmallows and creating a S’mores Waffle Sandwich and topping it with Caramel. The pairing with this course? Why Madeira! My Dear! Rare Wine Co.’s George Washington is a perfect medium dry style to cut through the richness of the dessert. All of this fabulousness for just $55 per person plus tax and gratuity!
So let’s heat up August together and make some new memories which will carry with us for a long time.
P.S. if you bring a Classic Car up to the shop and make me drool, there might be something extra special in it for you!