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Rumor Has It-- "Open" Friday October 5th

 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:30 pm    Post subject: Rumor Has It-- "Open" Friday October 5th Reply with quote





About
Rumor Has it is a new cocktail lounge opening up... well. Now the odd thing about Rumor is it never seems to be in the same place twice. Nor is it open every night. While the location is always changing, the interior is always the same.

Rumor isn't a large place, with only enough seating for maybe a dozen or so people. Whatever door happens to lead into the lounge opens to a short flight of stairs descending into the main room. Along the walls are plush benches with a few small, easily moved, round hassocks for drinks or feet.

Directly across from the door is the half-moon bar with only seven stools and enough space where drink-seekers might belly up without crowding the seated flies. The stool furthest to the left has a permanent “reserved†sign and for some reason Kal’s Spot carved into the back.

The bar is stocked with just about everything the discerning drinker might want. The coolers are filled not only with beer, soda, and juices, but fresh fruit and herbs for custom cocktails.

This lounge is suited for those looking for somewhere to sit back and relax. The lights are kept dim, but with pools of light in spots for those looking to read, write, whatever. The music is kept soft, usually jazz or classical.

Drink Menu
Rumor boasts an ever-changing menu to take advantage of seasonal flavors, but has a few standards.

Daisy Fay
1.5 oz Silver Rum
.75 oz Lemon Juice
.75 oz Lavender-infused Honey Syrup
.5 oz Luxardo Amaretto
1 oz soda water


Gin Garden
1 oz Gin
1/2 oz Elderflower Liqueur
1/4 Cucumber - sliced, reserve 2 for garnish
1/2 oz Apple Juice


Brandy Old Fashioned
2 oz brandy
2 dashes Angostura bitters
0.25 oz simple syrup
Orange slice
Maraschino cherry


Food Menu
While food isn't the highlight of Rumor's offerings, there were always be a little something simple to nosh on. Meat, cheese, crackers. Ever changing offering.

The Man Behind the Bar
Owner and bartender Eric Sanders is the mastermind behind Rumor. At this time he is the only one slinging drinks.

Want in?
Keep your eyes and ears open. You never know where you'll find an invitation.


OOC

Rumor Has It is to be a semi-regular live event that will be (hopefully) hosted once or twice a month. This will be hosted on RDI only.

Every open night there will be a post for that evening's menu, instructions on how to get in, and of course people will be free to post Polyvores.

Why another bar? To shake things up, have a different environment, but one people can work with. Because sometimes the inn gets a little hectic and it's good to have somewhere else to go.

Some ground rules: First, this is intended to be a violence-free setting. Drama happens. Keep your bar fights elsewhere. Second, this is an actual bar setting, so no kids allowed. Eric isn't going to go around checking IDs or anything, but he won't serve anyone under the age of eighteen.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saturday December 2nd- Holiday Cheers

While this will technically be Rumor's grand opening, it won't be treated with any special flair. Just the usual amount of flair.

Starting sometime around November 25th the whispers will begin about a new spot opening up in Dockside. Small note cards with an address will lead to what on a normal day would lead right into a warehouse. But on the evening of December 2nd it opens up to a set of stairs leading to the lounge.

A small coat room off the main room boasts hangers for self-checking of cold weather gear.

Scattered around the room are small menus with the standard offerings as well as the evening's specials:

Cranberry Mulled Wine
Made with a sweet red wine base, with apple brandy, cranberry juice, spices, it's a surefire way to warm up on a cold night. Garnished with orange peel, cinnamon stick, and star anise.

Caramel Apple Mimosa
Served in a champagne flute with a caramel dipped rim. Apple cider, caramel vodka, and a little dry rosé prosecco. Garnished with a thin slide of apple.

Peppermint Mocha White Russian
Total decadence topped with whipped cream and peppermint flakes, made with vodka, peppermint Kaluha and cream.

Food Menu
Plates will include: A slice of sourdough bread with spent grains, a small block of gooey honey comb, a small wedge each of: merlot cheese, brie, and smoked gouda. The plate is rounded out with a few rounds of spicy chorizo and a small bunch of grapes. Perfect for a light nosh or sharing with friends.



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Event will start around 8pm EDT. Any character is welcome to hear about Rumor. Polyvore sets can be posted here.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the evening of December 2nd, a couple of hours before it was due to open, Eric made his way through the docks, winding his way a little down a narrow street until he got to the specific door he was looking for. It's a pretty plain door just marked with the warehouse number. When first he grabbed the latch and lifted that door swung open into a large space filled with boxes. He smiled to himself as he closed the door. This time he knocked twice on the door and this time it swung open on its own to reveal a set of stairs.

He descended the stairs into the lounge itself, a discerning eye scouring over the chairs and benches. He paused at the couple of high tops to straighten the chairs to make sure the stage was perfectly set for opening night. Once he'd finished a little clean up he slipped behind the bar to begin the arduous task of slicing fruit to fill garnish trays, arrange bottles based on the specials offered, and put the final finishing touches to be ready.

By the time the first adventurous rumor seeker came down those stairs he'd be ready with a warm smile.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucy could generally be counted on to explore new nighttime spots. She had a feeling she might be pretty late to Rumor Has It's soft opening, but she put together an outfit for it just the same. After all, everywhere worth being was open late, right?



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel arrived with her co-worker and friend, Angelica, ready for new experiences and a rare Saturday night on the town.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Sira had been putting in a concentrated effort lately to not be a complete hermit. This place sounded like one of the speakeasy style lounges that had a run of popularity in NYC. Something different.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jewell aimed to swing by Rumor Has It before or after an important duel tonight. An exclusive, new bar with a bit of mystery about it was worth both putting heels on (even if her knee was still killing her from her fight earlier in the week) and making the trip into Dockside.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angelica arrived by cab with her friend and co-worker, Rachel. It had been a long while since the two of them had gotten an evening off from work and Ange was looking forward to spending it with good company and much alcohol -- unfortunately, their boss had other plans for them both.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Tahlia stopped in after the IFL fights, and her own bat battle. Better late than never, and the blonde DID like to make an entrance.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thursday June 28th -- Ocean Dreams

Long over due, the Rumors started to pick up again. Whispers spread through the city to look for doors marked with seashells chalked onto the sides of buildings all throughout the city. Word is if you knock three times (only after 9:30pm EST) a handle appears and the doors will open to...


This photo of Ocean Vida Beach & Dive Resort is courtesy of TripAdvisor

...An ocean paradise.

Visitors to Rumor this time around will stroll right into the sand. Straight ahead is an assortment of low tables surrounded by squashy bean bags. To the right is the bar...



Yes. Those seats are swings, but don't worry. They are much more sturdy than they look. At least until you've gotten a few drinks in you! At that point it might be nice to abscond to...



The sunken beach couch made out of firm sand, covered in thick blankets, and a nice warm fire pit in the center.

One might stop to wonder about the pristine white sand beach that seems to stretch on forever in either direction. Anyone who might think to wander will find themselves back at the bar area in minutes. No matter the weather in Rhy'Din proper, this night will be a clear, beautiful eighty degrees (Fahrenheit) and the water cool and refreshing--but not too cold. Because yes, that is actual water out there for people to go dip their toes or wade out. The water will only be about three feet deep all the way out until you find yourself turned around looking back at the beach.

But who would want to go anywhere with these drinks specials?

The Salty Bird


Aged rum, Campari, fresh pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, simple syrup. Shaken and strained over ice, garnished with a sprinkle of salt and pineapple leaves.

The Paloma Picante


Muddled grapefruit, El Mayor blano tequila, habanero nectar served on ice with a splash of grapefruit soda.

Strawberry Basil Bourbon Lemonade



Lemonade made with pureed strawberries, infused with basil, and given a kick with bourbon. Served on ice with slices of strawberries and a sprig of basil.

And because no beach menu is complete with a little nosh, the night's small plates will honor all that can be served on a stick: shrimp, chicken, beef, fruit, oh my! For those looking too indulge their sweet tooth, various tropical sorbets will also be on hand.


So come on down, throw away your cares for an evening! Beach attire is acceptable, shoes are definitely optional, skinny dipping... well. Maybe wait until after midnight.


(OOC- After a long delay Rumor has returned and the short warning. Rumor will be hosted on Rings of Discord room Seaside Beach, Thursday June 28th from 9:30pm- 12:00am EST. Sorry for those who don't use discord, the next event will be held on RDI if there is enough interest. Thread is open for outfits or vapored appearances.

PS- The "beach" can **only** be accessed through one of the chalked doors.)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Tanya wasn't about to let party like this get away from her!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Craft cocktails on the beach? Yes please
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





A late arrival, but one happy for an evening at the beach.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Friday October 5th 9:00pm EST

Strange Rumors have started to float around about a bar take-over in the works. You heard that right. Take-over. Except this will be entirely non-hostile and only temporary.

This time around Rumors will be taking over the Red Dragon Inn. Oh, everything about the bar will look just the same as it always does, except for a minor make over.

The tables will be dressed with dark table linens and piled with food fit for a king. Or queen.

All manners of meats, cheeses, nuts, fruits and veg will dot the spreads, open for self-serve.



Not to forget the desserts...



...But those with a sweet tooth need not worry. There is a little to suit every taste.



Of course everyone is wondering about the drinks




Flaming Dragon's Blood | Emerald Dragon | Dragon Sunset

Flaming Dragon's Blood

Bacardi Superior rum
Tthyme and raspberry syrup
Freshly squeezed lemon juic
Ice cubes
Bacardi rum 151
Fire Optional

Emerald Dragon

Vodka
Blue Curacao Liqueur
Sour mix

Dragon Sunset

Bacardi Dragon fruit rum
Orange juice
Grenadine syrup
Dragon fruit slice, for garnish

Sensing a theme?

So come on down. No need for secret passwords or knocks or finding the right door.

(Thread is open for outfits as always)
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