Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring/summer menu 2011

For those that missed the party, here are the new menus. Suffice it to say, I am immensely proud of everyone for their hard work on these, especially Lauren who put together this food menu.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

1022 Second Anniversary Press Release

For those of you who didn't see it.


1022 South, Tacoma’s nationally acclaimed craft cocktail lounge, will celebrate its two year anniversary on Tuesday, March 29 with a debut party for the delicious new spring/summer menu featuring over 40 inventive, meticulously handcrafted cocktails and exciting new food options.

Tacoma, Washington, March 21, 2011

1022 South will throw a cocktail party to celebrate its two year anniversary and to debut the new spring/summer menu on Tuesday, March 29. Featuring over 40 cocktails, the new menu showcases 1022 South's commitment to seasonal and local ingredients, and passion for classic and apothecary-inspired cocktail construction. Look for the return of some favorite drinks from last spring. Complementing the new cocktails, the 1022 food menu will feature a variety of delectable new plates. The night of the party, all menu cocktails will be specially priced at $6.

Open since March 2009 in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood, 1022 South crafts cocktails with a keen observance of the history and evolution of the mixed drink, and an appreciation that the distinction between bartender and apothecary was once only loosely made. 1022 pays homage to the history of bartending by featuring classic and often forgotten cocktails as well as by creating unique and original drinks. 1022 South cocktails include ingredients such as house made bitters, sodas, tonic and botanical infusions, and incorporate herbs such as kava kava, valerian, chamomile, damiana, jiaogulan, tulsi, and ginger.

Two examples of the new spring/summer drinks include:

· La Gitana, a mixture of sotol, sherry, lavender/chamomile infused honey, allspice dram, and housemade Hellfire tincture and

· the herbal Revolver featuring Haitian rum, masala chai, lemon, and maca/ginseng infused honey.

In addition to craft cocktails and apothecary infusions, the menu features a variety of delicious small plate items and includes vegetarian and vegan options such as the Panisse Salad:grilled asparagus, soft boiled egg, red onion, tomato, Blue Rose chevre, basil, and dressed greens, and the Flora Sandwich: marinated summer squash, apple, shaved fennel, Blue Rose chevre, fresh basil, red onion, roasted tomato jam, and aioli.

Expert bartenders look forward to sharing the new cocktails and enjoy an opportunity to experiment: let him or her know what you are in the mood for and they will do their best to accommodate. Questions are welcomed and a sense of humor and adventure are encouraged.

1022 South has been embraced and celebrated by the Tacoma community and received nation-wide accolades for their work. The staff at 1022 South is humbled and excited by the positive reception of their efforts. Jordan Michelman of the NY Times Magazine says “A none-too-precious diamond in the rough, 1022 is worth a stumble off the beaten path” and our Yelp reviews from satisfied customers are a constant source of inspiration:

• “Hands down the BEST cocktails I've ever had.”

• “A great place to go if you are in search of a well-made, creative, and adventurous


• “It's one of the best bars I've been to not only in Tacoma, but anywhere!”

• “This place is a cocktail bar - they call it an "apothecary" - and they live up to their name

with a menu of creative, artfully crafted drinks.”

1022 South hours are Sun - Mon 4 -11pm, Tues - Wed 4pm - 12am, Thurs - Sat 4pm - 2am.

Happy hour: 4 - 8 everyday featuring $3 wells, $3 draft beers, and $4 glasses of wine.

Industry night Monday: service industry professionals get happy hour all night.

Wine night Tuesday: 1/2 off all bottles.

Ladies night Thursday: happy hour for ladies all night.

1022 South is located on South J Street, between S. 10th and 11th Avenue.

Phone: 253.627.8588.



Yelp reviews: %20


Twitter: @1022South (!/1022South)


Friday, March 11, 2011

State of the Hilltop

Well, the last few months have been quite a ride. As many people know (and was noted here a couple of months ago), we were written up in the NY Times. It was a favorable write-up, many people saw it, and inspired a few local publications to do write-ups of their own. The result was that business essentially doubled over night. We did our best to accommodate the increased volume of business and for the most part our guests seemed to understand.

Naturally, there were a few changes. First, we've had to create waitlists on the weekends. We'd love to be able to serve everyone who comes in the door, but when we're out of seats we are at capacity and because of our size, we can't accommodate standing room. Most people seem to understand. Those that don't, well, sorry...

Now, here's the real point of this post: I've had a lot of regulars talk about how busy we are and most ask if business has slowed down yet or when is a good time to come to get a seat. Business has slowed done a lot, so much so that Sunday through Wednesday are more or less what they were before the new year. If people are out and looking for a well crafted drink on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, I'd recommend dropping by after 10pm. Most nights the bar is either empty or emptying out by 11pm. You can always call ahead and we'll let you know if we have seats available.

There you go. We're particularly excited to see so many new and enthusiastic faces and we're looking forward to seeing some of our old regulars again. Here are our specials during the week:

Monday: Industry Night – Service industry folks get happy hour all night.
Tuesday: Wine Night – All bottles of wine are ½ priced all night.
Thursday: Ladies Night! Ladies get happy hour all night.

Happy hour every day from 4 – 8