Bixby's Hosting Prohibition Happy Hour Inspired By 'American Spirits' Exhibition

By Heather Riske
In Food

Tonight, Bixby’s is hosting a Prohibition Happy Hour in conjunction with the Missouri History Museum’s “American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition” exhibition.

Bixby’s citrus chicken skewer with pesto dipping sauce. Photo courtesy of Sara Ketterer

Bixby’s citrus chicken skewer with pesto dipping sauce. Photo courtesy of Sara Ketterer

The event features ticketed admission to the exhibition, along with locally inspired hors d’oeuvres and desserts paired with a Pinckney Bend or Anheuser-Busch tasting.

The menu includes local artisan cheeses displayed with summer crudités and Mayfair dip, a trio of tomatoes (“fried” pickled green tomatoes, caprese salad, and smoked yellow gazpacho shooter), deviled eggs with micro greens, shrimp Caesar salad in bolero, citrus chicken skewer with pesto dipping sauce and a local charcuterie display with pretzel crostini and grain mustard. To honor their collaboration with Anheuser-Busch, Bixby’s created the Budweiser Black Crown Cupcake, which incorporates the brewery’s beer. They’ll also have gin and tonic with lime and Manhattan cupcakes.

“American Spirits” spans the dawn of the temperance movement in the early 1800s, through the Roaring ’20s, to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment during the Great Depression, the museum said in a release. The 6,000-square-foot exhibition features more than 100 rare artifacts.

The cocktail event will be held from 5:30-7:30pm.

Tickets are $30 per person and $25 for members of the Missouri History Museum, and can be purchased on the Bixbys website or by phone. 5700 Lindell Blvd., Forest Park, 314.454.3151.

Recent Posts