Y’all know that Red Brick, a character in Leslie Lee’s PACKAGED, is my highly, highly imaginary boyfriend. But I’m not talking about him at this particular moment.
Right now, I’m talking about a restaurant I’m stalking. Point Blank Brewing Company is working its way toward opening in Corydon, Indiana. It’s the baby of Nathan Blank, owner of Cellar on the Square, purveyor of wine- and beer-making supplies. Jesse Badger, formerly head chef of The Green Door, is going to be the chef at Point Blank.
One of the things Point Blank will have is a brick pizza oven, which is actually some kinda stone like an adobe oven with a brick facing. I’ve been popping in to the site now and then, jonesing for local beer and unique grub, both of which will be featured at the new brewpub, and watching the wonderment come into being. Mom and I got to see the new oven in place.
So we walk into the room, and Mom says to me, she says, “Get down there and check the oven, little girl. Blow on the coals; I don’t think it’s hot enough.” Now, how would you like to grow up with a mother who spontaneously channels The Gingerbread Witch, I’m asking you? Yeah, pretty damn cool. 😀
The web site is under construction, too, but here’s the Point Blank location so you can bookmark it and check it now and then. In case you don’t hear my triumphant shout of “YESSS!” when I hear it’s open.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What kind of beer does your main character like? Dark and bitter? Light and floral? Whatever’s on sale in bottles and cans?