Diet Café expands its offer and now serves alcohol | Business
An Uptown Butte cafe known for its organic and locally produced food has expanded its offering – it now serves alcohol.
Since purchasing the Hummingbird Café, 605 W. Park St., in 2014, owner Taylor Brown has made a few changes, including increasing the restaurant’s staff from about six to 12, increasing salaries, and redesigning the restaurant. back room, she said.
However, the most recent change is the installation of a bar.
Construction of the bar began last fall; Brown, his staff and clients celebrated his completion at a New Year’s Eve celebration.
The bar menu features beer, wine, and spirits, but guests will also find a list of specialty cocktails, curated by Brown, cafe manager Christine Martin, and bartender Amanda Marinovich.
When asked which drink they liked the most, the three women replied that there was something special about Sassy Cassie. The drink is made from a mixture of elderflower liqueur, gin, sparkling water and lemon juice.
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“It has flora, kind of feminine taste but it’s not too sweet,” Brown said. “It’s a girly drink without the crazy sweetness.”
The women also said the passion fruit martini was one of their favorites. To prepare the spicy concoction, Marinovich mixes passion fruit juice and vodka, garnished with a royal cherry and crowned with a hint of jalapeño-infused vodka.
Other menu highlights include classic breakfast drinks like Bloody Marys and mimosas. In keeping with the restaurant’s focus on local vendors, the Hummingbird also offers locally made beer and wine. There are a number of herbal teas available including jasmine gin, habanero vodka, cinnamon vodka, jalapeño tequila, fresh ginger brandy, and cinnamon whiskey.
Brown said the inspiration behind the menu is based on quality. Brown said she wanted to educate people on their cocktail options.
When asked if they thought a bar conflicted with the restaurant’s image as a health food establishment, the three women said they believed the bar was Hummingbird branded. .
“I think it fits our image because we offer a high quality cocktail,” said Martin, noting that the hummingbird is also committed to high quality food.
The three also said the bar was a good investment due to the restaurant’s proximity to the urban center of Butte and the Mother Lode Theater.
“I think we’ll be an asset to Uptown’s nightlife,” said Martin.
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