Archive for June 2018

Head Down Into the Annex

Ornate and small, it looks like a slice of highly decorated wedding cake placed upright on a plate. Ringlers Annex, as it’s now known, was at the time of its 1917 construction lauded as the smallest modern commercial building on the Pacific Coast. Here in the realm of “Small-is-Good,” the entire place qualifies as a…

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The Jolly Corks

Charles Algernon Sidney Vivian (front and center, born Charlie Richardson in 1842 in Devonshire, England) was a charismatic 25-year-old performer who arrived in New York in 1867. He quickly attained popularity as a comedic singer and actor, with many fans in both the front and back of the house in the theater world. Within the…

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Another shout out to our incredible Edgefield bakery

These two gems, (pun intended!), were created for McKella Laurence & Eric Timm’s wedding on 6/10/18 and Hilary Scheer & Landis Taylor’s on 6/2/18, both at McMenamins Edgefield. McKella and Eric’s amethyst geode cake consisted of rock candy and gold leaf. Each candy piece representing the geode was attached to the cake, one at a…

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Name That Location

Can you name the various McMenamins properties associated with the five clues below? Answers at the bottom. Clues 1. 12/6/85 Batch #17 Liquidator 2. “We were at the cutting edge of human consciousness… it was a hoot.” – Interview on 2/3/18, referring to a two-day event 50 years earlier 3. Not even for one day…

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Join Us at the Table

This is a reboot of a previous post, but a good one to read as we rock and roll toward the Barley Mill’s 35th Anniversary on Sat., June 16! Share this with your friends and family, your staff, your regulars, your Tripsters and all others… And we’ll see you there. P.S. Boy, we sure are…

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