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My son, daughter in-law, and my gorgeous granddaughter, Elizabeth were here last week all the way from Bonnie Lakes, WA.  One of Elizabeth's favorite things to do is to visit the Mystic Aquarium.  While there we decided to have lunch at a local restaurant that has very good burgers, as well as seafood.  

They also specialize in some creative "Libations".  I am not much of a drinker, in fact my favorite lunch drink is a tall glass of ice water.  However, when I saw this menu at the Engine Room my mind automatically caused me to thing of two well know ActiveRain members Brian England and Wayne Martin who do seen to enjoy an "Libation" or two.  So I thought I would post the Engine Rooms list of "Libations" for them in case they ever make it to CT.

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Comments (18)

Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Your libations look like fun!  I am not much of a mixed drink person either (prefer a glass of wine), but I would try one or two of your menu.

Jul 13, 2022 03:16 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Make mine a "Plummet", George Souto, but only one. I foresee the potential for trouble if one was to "Plummet" too much.  

Jul 13, 2022 03:56 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi George,

Wow!  That is some list.  The first one has "drinking vinegar." What the heck does that taste like?  I actually might try something like that. ...Just because!

Jul 13, 2022 06:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

HI George- what an interesting adult libation menu!!! Far cry from the Havey Wallbangers or other concoctions of my day. I rarely drink (anymore) but do love champagne or a martini on occasion. 

Jul 13, 2022 08:14 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George my friend I am sure Wayne Martin  will appreciate this, I was expecting to see large Lobsters like in the Good old Days:)Endre

Jul 13, 2022 11:02 PM
Wayne Martin

Ice water and ice tea at lunch, but at cocktail hour I can see somme possibilities. Basically a scotch guy, but exceptions can be made. Never, ever, let me make that plain (as Joey would say) to keep it simple, Gin! 

Jul 14, 2022 05:08 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi George - very nice.  My daughter and son in law are getting a house on the Connecticut shore in August.  The will be be taking grandson Max to the Aquarium.  So I will be sure to check out the Engine Room!

Jul 14, 2022 03:17 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That sounds like an interesting choice of beverages. I'd stick with wine! The Dad Joke made me think of Ray Henson !

Jul 14, 2022 04:49 AM
Ray Henson

"Because it is corny" 🤣  I have to get back to doing those.  Soon!  Kat Palmiotti 

Jul 14, 2022 06:54 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That sounds like such a fun time you had with your family!  Truth be told my favorite drink at a restaurant is also a tall glass of water, haha.  If I were dining with Wayne Martin though, I am sure that we would also order adult libations to enjoy!

Jul 14, 2022 05:01 AM
Wayne Martin

See the comment below yours. At lunch ice water first and ice tea second. Gotta be awake for cocktail hour!

Jul 14, 2022 05:05 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning George. Thank you for the sneak peek at the Engine Room specialty cocktails. As for my first two choices at lunch, ice water would be first and ice tea second. That said, at cocktail hour, I bet Brian England and myself could find one we liked. Enjoy the family time!

Jul 14, 2022 05:02 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - the enjoyment of it all was because of family! May you have more family gatherings in great places or just at home. I am happy for you!

Jul 14, 2022 05:40 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, George... how cute is this! I'm not a drinker either, but I do enjoy reading about what goes into interesting cocktails. I was hoping you'd be posting a picture of Miss Elizabeth.

Jul 14, 2022 06:19 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

They all look delicious and, as Kat Palmiotti suggested, I would try the "Dad Joke."  Generally, I enjoy ice tea for lunch.  Dinner is another story.  Tequila and tonic with a squeeze of lemon, please and thank you. 

Jul 14, 2022 06:56 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi George,
That is an interesting libation menu. I love it when experiences in life make me think of AR friends!  That says a lot about this community.  Cheers!

Jul 14, 2022 09:34 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Now that I have retired, I can have an occasional beer at lunchtime. That is something I never did when I was working.

Jul 15, 2022 05:38 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Mine too is a tall glass of ice water George, but this looks like the perfect menu for Wayne and Brian...oh but then again I just read what they wrote...maybe they've been tricking us all along!

Jul 15, 2022 06:54 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Good libations like good friends are appreciated.

Jul 16, 2022 10:04 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George my friend someone told me you are in Covid Prison? Hope all is well and you are just using this as an excuse to take time off after the family visit, Endre

Jul 18, 2022 11:52 PM
Barbara Michaluk
Weichert Realtors | Phone Direct 240-506-2434 | 301-681-0550 office - Silver Spring, MD
Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR

Happy to hear you had a great visit with your family and  granddaughter!  I'm not sure what drink I'd choose at that restaurant but assume you had something you enjoyed! Mostly, it's the precious time with family that matters!

Jul 20, 2022 06:45 AM