Greetings and Salutations my most humble Thursdians,
People go to work every day to fulfill their idea of the “American Dream” when in fact, it is simply waiting for them. All they need to do is look, hear, and taste: it is the glistening red reflection of a thousand dreams floating on an aroma of absolute familiarity. It is the crack of a thousand possibilities passively moving through the waves of sound. It is here, my dear readers, that we are brought to a point of sincere enlightenment. Gravity pulls this glistening, gold beauty to our taste buds, and we are placed in a state of constant edification. It is within a can of Old Milwaukee that we can find pure knowledge of the old, new, and unknown. Next time you lift one, make sure it’s an Old Milwaukee.
Come on out this Thursday and join us at Monica’s on Astor as we celebrate how great Thursday nights can be! Tucked underground, this bar has a whole lot to offer; from its various drink specials, to the box full of peanuts offered to patrons as you walk down the stairs. A little history on Monica’s on Astor: pay attention to the old, wooden ceiling beams throughout the bar. These historic wooden beams were actually cut from the Northern peaks of the Himalayas.
A young Paul Bunyan was traveling the world in search of culture and clarity. He was lost and unsure of his purpose in this world. One day he was hiking on the Northern Peaks of the monstrous Himalayas and came across a group of Tibetan monks who seemed to be in a state of disarray. They were standing around two doctors who were tending to an ill-looking llama. From the looks of things, the doctors were losing hope and stopped their attempts to save its life.
Before the llama could take it’s last breath, Paul Bunyan made his presence known and cracked a can of Old Milwaukee. He quickly brought it to the llama and let it drink. All of the sudden, rays of sunlight broke through the thick, grey, Himalayan clouds and the llama got up and showed new energy and life.
One monk was so amazed by the healing power of this historic brew, that he took Paul Bunyan by the hand. His name was Anshin Chen-Tao and he promised Paul clarity, as he spent the next month cutting down the legendary Himilayan Cedrus Deodara, which means “Wood of the gods”. It was with this wood that Paul would realize his calling for wood cutting. He sent this legendary wood to Milwaukee as a kind gesture for providing the world with such an amazing brew. Some of that wood was in fact used for the structural ceiling beams at Monica’s. The rest of course is history.
Cheers My Friends!
*Keeping your glass filled and spirits high one Thursday at a time, this is Welcome to Thursdays: a local social group determined to make your Thursdays more fun. Each Wednesday The Squeaky Curd features a fictitious history or dazzling explanation of a Milwaukee County bar that we gather at on Thursday evening. Join us this Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Monica’s on Astor, located at 1228 N Astor St. (Lower East Side) at 7:30pm.*