A week or so ago, a friend of mine and I stopped at the Board and Barrel Restaurant for a drink for her birthday. It was pretty hot outside, so instead of going to the bar on the water, we opted to go inside and sit at the bar. She had ordered a Grey Goose Martini. I wanted to look at the drink menu first and see if there was anything new I wanted to try. I saw this drink I just had to have. It was called Raspberry Beret. It was a dessert cocktail made up of Tito’s, Godiva chocolate liquor and Chambord, with freshly whipped cream on the top. I was a little surprised when she put the cream in the shaker and started shaking. I even asked her if that really worked. I found out when she pour what was actually whipped cream onto my drink. This is my new favorite drink of all time. If you like chocolate and raspberry together, this is a must have drink.
Since I am writing about the Hotel Ballast, I would like to thank them for the great gift certificate they have donated for our upcoming event, Furry Fundraiser and Adoption Afternoon. This event will take place on October 27th from 11:00am until 5:00pm. This event is to raise money for Paws Place and All 4 Cats and also give people the chance to meet and adopt some of their pets in need of a good home. We have several things happening at this event. First off, we will be having some of the local vendors with booths inside and outside. Some of these will include Kritter Kouture, The Zebra Shop, Wrist Belts by Angela, Coastal Tides, Becca Semon Photography, and more are being added to the list. Wilmington Fun will be selling their t-shirts, tanks and hats and donating $5.00 from each one sold to the above organizations. Brooklyn Cafe will be happy to give you a free donut if you bring in something off the list for either Paws Place or All 4 Cats. This list will be available on Wilmington Fun’s homepage and also via Facebook in the coming weeks. John Hussman will be providing music from 1:00pm until 5:00pm in the side yard. Paws Place will have dogs available to meet and greet between 11:00am and 2:00pm. All 4 Cats will have cats available from 2:00pm -5:00pm. These animals all need good homes, so if you were thinking about adopting a pet, this would be a great way to meet them. Now for the big news on how Hotel Ballast is helping out. They have donated a two night stay at The Hotel Ballast for the winner of the Halloween Costume Contest we will be holding that day. Get ready for the Halloween weekend a little early and join us from 2:30pm – 5:00pm to win this great prize. There is a nominal $5.00 entry fee for each costume. All money raised from this will go to benefit All 4 Cats and Paws Place. There will also be prizes for second and third place to be announced later. I cannot take away all the surprises. Hope to see a good number of people there.
Well that is it for me for today. I have taken a few more days off this month to travel back home for a few days. I do have some blogs in the hopper for the weekend, so please keep reading. The most important thing though is to get out and have some FUN!!!!