SARATOGA SPRINGS>> One local restaurant is mixing up the happy hour routing with its first-ever Make Your Own Happy Hour.
On Thursday July 21 st , chef Brian Maxwell and bartender Jai Silva will host The Crown Grill’s Make Your Own Happy Hour.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., guests will be presented with two specialty cocktail options to choose from along with a demonstration of how each cocktail is created. In addition, make your own flatbreads will be offered to pair with these cocktails. Each guest will receive two flatbreads and have an assortment of
signature toppings to choose from (fresh mozzarella, artichoke hearts, arugula, heirloom tomatoes, Andouille sausage, and many more) with which they can make their own creations.
This is an interactive and informative session featuring feedback and suggestions by the chef. Cost to attend Make Your Own Happy Hour is $10 per guest and includes one cocktail, two flatbreads and an assortment of fresh toppings. Signing up via email is recommended (email@example.com) but drop ins are also welcome.
Under the guidance of Chef Brian Maxwell, who recently joined The Crown Grill, after 13 years at Village Pizzeria and Ristorante and Villago, a new dinner menu was launched, featuring classic Crown Grill favorites like Maryland crab cakes and rack of lamb along with new delicious offerings including: roasted zucchini flatbread, cajun penne alfredo, shrimp Milanese, New York strip steak four ways
chicken piccata and more. The bar menu includes new cocktails lemon basil martini, Honey Crush as well as a robust selection of craft beers and wines.
Live entertainment will also be available, as of July 20, every Wednesday at 7 p.m. featuring R&B, soul and jazz artist Azzaam and Roosevelt as well as Sundays at 9 p.m. featuring the legendary Al Bruno.
Kitchen improvements over the past few weeks have included making the Crown Grill kitchen completely separate from that of their adjacent sister restaurant, Circus Café. “We are happy to have two separate chefs and two separate kitchens to allow for more creativity, a distinct, separate identity and enhanced guest accommodation in each restaurant,” said co-owner Christel MacLean. in a press release. Chef Brian Maxwell is running The
Crown Grill kitchen. A seasoned Chef, Brian has spent the last 13 years at award winning Villago and Village Pizzeria.
“As previously reported, with the opportunities presented to us by our other business, Saratoga Juice Bar, we found ourselves with limited time and put The Crown Grill on the market. When a suitable buyer did not materialize by late spring we decided to have some fun and make this a really wonderful summer with a terrific full dinner menu, new bar additions and entertainment twice a week,” said co-owner Colin MacLean in the release.
The Crown Grill is located at 390 Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs.
For more information or to make a reservation, please call 518-583-1105.
Visit www.crowngrillsaratoga.com to check out the new summer menu, entertainment offerings and weekly promotions.
While The Crown Grill does not offer lunch, its sister restaurant, Circus Café, located directly next door, serves lunch seven days a week from 11am.