Whenever I have lost my way or lost sight of myself, I always come back to a pen and a paper (or sometimes a laptop these days). I share stories from my life and from the people around me to help show that no matter what we can always rise.
The People's Drug
Whether you wander in off the street because of the large neon “Drugs” sign behind the bar, saw pictures of amazing cocktails posted on Instagram or were recommended to try it by a friend, it is clear why The People’s Drug has become an old town hot spot for locals and visitors alike. Coming into the small, intimate space will bring many locals back to moments of nostalgia with the classic five-an-dime, soda counter feel inspired by the People’s Drug chain many grew up with before CVS came along, and this was exactly the feel owners Teddy Kim, Seth McClelland, Ian McGrath and manager Jon Schott were going for when creating their first restaurant together. They wanted to bring back that sandwich counter feel from their younger years, even the wall states “Good food and Good Vibes!” and that’s exactly what they did with their own twist and flair. Beverage Director and General Manager Jon Schott may describe it best “Those that grew up in the area remember them well and especially the soda counter or lunch counter. The counter was where people from all walks gathered to get a bite. We wanted to provide that to our community and continue what we want to be the evolution of them and elevate the idea with incredible food and cocktails. We also felt the name highlighted the importance of food in somewhat of a Hippocrates’ way; “let food be thy medicine.” We wanted a place that was approachable and where you didn’t need to sacrifice that for quality. The two words People and Drug come together in our place for what you could say a prescribed good time.”
Dating is Fun!
“Dating is hard” How many times have you heard your friends say this? How many times have you said it? I’m sure I even said it a time or two when I jumped back into the dating scene this year after years out of the game. I can see how people think it’s exhausting and no fun. The new name of the game is human window shopping (app dating) followed by an interview over drinks, because dinner would be too much of a commitment without knowing if someone checks all the boxes and wants to get married and have 3.5 kids, 2 dogs and a cat on the first meeting. I think I just had a mini anxiety attack thinking about it, where did I put the xanax and lavender?