For my grandpa’s birthday we went to a restaurant called Eastern Standard. The highlights were the mocktails. Vilvaraja (who was the bartender) took special interest in us and brought me three different mocktails.
#1 The Sophisticated Man, a refreshing, cucumber cranberry mocktail served in a ceramic fish.
#2 WAGs, a juicy mocktail with non-alcoholic sparkling wine, grenadine, cinnamon syrup, lemon juice, and a splash of bitters.
#3 The Hot Toddler, a wintry treat to transition us from spring into fall, with hot chocolate, nutmeg, and a pinch of cayenne.
The food was delicious, but without Vilvaraja, it would have just been a great meal. He made our night!