Snow showers are forecast but this is one big weekend for eating and drinking around the Lake from Indiana to St. Joe and probably beyond, but let’s not get ridiculous!
Indigan Storyteller Performance Tonight: Journeyman Distillery is hosting this group of semi-thespian writers from the Shore area tonight at 7pm (ET). The process is a writer-performance workshop is held --- in this case it was held in December --- and the storytelling evening comes out of that workshop. Short story writer and reader Mary-Dean Cason will be performing tonight and there is another workshop planned for next month. So if spirits or storytelling --- and really, what else is there in life? --- interest you, you might want to drop by Three Oaks.
Square Peg Artful Cocktails at Bistro on the Boulevard: I don’t need to go into detail here because this very fun-sounding evening is limited to 30 people and when I checked just now it is sold out. However, having experienced the cocktail hour at the Bistro---it’s probably one of my top ten winter favorites---I am going to recommend that you have a cocktail at the Bistro anyway. Bartender Jennifer Fleeman is a cocktail artist who has all the ingredients on hand for an unnamed martini recipe (that is the work of part-time brilliant mixologist and full-time Bistro 157 Executive Chef Nicole Bissonette) containing St. Germain and high-end gin, the best tasting drink I have ever had. The artful event starts at 6:30pm (ET), in case someone doesn’t show up.
Pig Roast at 18th Street Brewery in Miller: This is an inspired idea. Starting on Saturday at 2pm until 8pm (CT) the brewmasters will move over so…. “FleshForFood's own Skillet will be roasting a half hog (aka 70lbs, head on) from Michigan based Jake's Country Meats in a La Caja China roasting box. Pair that with Cast-Iron-Cooked Cornbread and Carolina-Style Coleslaw and you've got a flavor packed plate of Winter Blues Buster,” as the post says. Two of my friends have already signed up for this one.