Although Argyll Whiskey Beer (1035 E. 17th Ave.) is closed on Christmas Day, the staff is working behind the scenes in preparation for a perfectly proper Boxing Day celebration on Dec. 26.
Tradition holds the holiday evolved as servants celebrated their own Christmas on the following day, and employers would present them with gift boxes. For $35, Argyll’s traditional Boxing Day menu starts with Chicken Tikka Salad, and Tikka skewers, served with wild field greens and lightly dressed.
Seconds offer guests the choice of Shepherd’s Pie with Yorkshire Pudding, Beef Wellington or Vegetable Gratin. The customary British dessert Spotted Dick rounds out the meal on a day meant to be a relaxed and loosened day of eating, drinking and celebrating the season.
Argyll’s day also features all bomber specials, such as Boulevard Saison Brett for 10$, Almanac Golden Gose 13$, and the Firestone Walker Double DBA for 20$. For reservations, go to www.argylldenver.com.