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Volume 5: Thailand

Thailand is more than a country.  Thailand is a melting pot of Southeast Asian flavors, ingredients, and cooking methods.  For hundred of years, Thai cooking has combined its own traditions with inspiration from other cultures: China introduced noodles and the steel wok; Cambodia contributed grilling; the New World brought peanuts

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Volume #4: Colonial America

A century before the rise of the Cocktail, our eighteenth-century forefathers consumed much more alcohol than we drink today. Due to different tastes, as well as a lack of potable water, they drank porters, ales, hard ciders, and fortified wines—the only type of wine that could reliably survive the long

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Seminar: “The Story of Absinthe”

Nothing encapsulates the “authenticity, lost” quality of Golden Age bar culture quite like Absinthe. Between 1840 and its eventual ban in Europe in the early 1900s, the much-mythologized “Green Fairy” soared to the height of drinking culture. Every day Parisians (and the French and Swiss, in general) conducted a daily

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By The Numbers: House G&T

As you may or may not know, we keep our House Gin & Tonic on tap, a process that makes service super easy but that involved more numbers and science than we usually communicate. We pack 640oz of our house tonic and Castle & Key’s Restoration Gin under 16psi. And

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Guest Chefs @ West Main

This winter our team spent time discussing the ways to develop and show off the culture we care about, the culture around which we built our bar. What enamors us about the cocktail is its rich history, its ingredients, and its iconic characters and stories; the surprising and sometimes utterly

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Drink Better. About those Menus…

Early on, when we were first discussing the idea of West Main and everything we wanted it to be, we came up with the tagline “Drink Better.” For us, this phrase succinctly summed up our dream of building a truly world class cocktail program right here in the heart of

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Take Out and Delivery

 Due to COVID restrictions, interior seating is currently limited.  For your convenience, we are also offering OUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE PROGRAMS for takeout and delivery.
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