What makes a better gift than DIY cocktail supplies? This kind of gift is cute, unique, and way more useful than another pair of hand-knit socks. Best of all, it’s surprisingly easy to make the components of one of my favorite cocktails, the Manhattan. Well, all of the components except for the rye whiskey. That one, I’ll leave to the experts.
Since the closing of the Brick Hut Café in 1997, Joan has worked in 2 restaurants, become a certified massage therapist; moved on to work as executive chef at Bon Appetit and worked as a personal chef and caterer. She is currently working as a catering chef, which allows her the flexibility to pursue her new passion as a professional voice actor.
She lives in Oakland with her dogs, Jennifer and Harley-Anne.
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The Brick Hut was a place for us all to create a space in the world
where we could be our complete selves.
The food was the community, the edible fare was our way of bringing it
all together, with love.