Dragon King’s Daughter Gettin’ Spooky!
Dragon King’s Daughter loves the Highlands, and Front of House Manager Kelly Rucker gave one of the best explanations for why that I’ve heard. “The Highlands is a place where you can live, work, and play all in one area, and be safe doing it.” Living only a few streets down from them, I definitely agree with the sentiment, and they are especially taking the “play” aspect to heart this October.
Throughout the month, they’ll have special Halloween themed drinks and menu items, like Schlafly Pumpkin Ale, a Chu-Hi (a Japanese cocktail typically made with shochu and flavored soda water) with a spooky theme, or the creepy cocktail they made for Zombie Walk that uses a ghoulish combination of hot sake, quail egg, sriracha, sesame seeds, and green onion to create a cocktail that looks like a suspended brain. On the plate, Kelly showed me a picture of the Indulgence Roll turned inside out, which is just as tasty as always, but with a night-of-the-undead look. It’s about as creepy as a halved avocado gets, and DKD’s stellar presentation is at work even in the themed items.
Doug Turner, General Manager, said he doesn’t get much trick-or-treat traffic at his home, so he brings his zeal for Halloween decorating to work and goes all out in turning DKD into a haunted front porch. From giant dead tree sculptures made from driftwood to servers in costume, it is an attraction on its own that goes well beyond the standard fake cobwebs.
For Bardstown Bound Boo Fest on October 24th, DKD is bringing their Osaka Snack Bar, a portable food truck that puts a focus on traditional Japanese street food. Imagine walking down the streets of Osaka, food stands lining the road, and tasting authentic local fare like Osaka-style pancakes, Yakisoba with veggies, and Japanese curry. It’s not only unique, but is a perfect fit for the chillier temperatures arriving in fall. There’s nothing like a warming bowl of Japanese curry and hot tea to fight the chill and make you feel like you’re wrapped up in a cozy blanket.
Find out more about Bardstown Bound Boo Fest on Facebook and be sure to check out Dragon King’s Daughter in the Highlands or in New Albany, IN.
Written by Shawn Steele, of Steinography, is a Cicerone Program Certified Beer Server, and is not employed by any brewery.