Mint juleps, bourbon infusions and something called a Hot Brown are on the menu tomorrow, Saturday, May 7th at 2 pm at Mabel's on Main in Scottsdale in honor (of course) of the Kentucky Derby.
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Mabel's has dubbed this the Woodford Derby Party in honor of Woodford Reserve small-batch bourbon, the main ingredient in cocktails served in honor of the world's most famous horse race. Buy a mint julep in a copper cup for $6, or try a classic Manhattan or Louisville Cooler.
To soak up the booze, Mabel's will offer up the Hot Brown, an open-faced sandwich created at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, "made with turkey and bacon, topped with mornay sauce and broiled until it browns," according to the Mabel's folks. They'll also be serving fried green tomatoes, fried chicken and something called Hoppin' John (black-eyed peas, rice and ham hocks).
All you need is a hat -- and make it a good one, there will be games including prizes for best hat and best outfit.
But please, leave your horse at home.