American pride can take many forms: from flying the stars and stripes, to listening to Lee Greenwood, to joining the Eugene city council and saying the pledge of allegiance at every meetingfour times a year you know, if you feel like it. Rocking domestic goods from one nation under whichever deity suits your particular dogma: KASK.
From the folks behind neighboring Gruner, KASK slings domestic bites 'n booze to create a cocktail-forward experience balanced by artisanal meat/ cheese/ bread, in tavernish mountain-Americana-meets Euro-modern digs with cork floors and a rough-hewn "live-edge" walnut bar supported in part by a rock-filled gabion wall often used in erosion control, which hopefully ensures they never serve mudslides. "Spirit, sugar, water, bitters"-formulated next-level 'tails include the earthy/ tart Cactus Swizzle with mezcal and vinegar/ strawberry mixture; the Barlow Trail with gin, Herbsaint, and a homemade Doug Fir tip tincture; and the Gunsmoke featuring rye, Gran Classico, and housemade tobacco honey, also what Tom Waits puts in his water to warm his up voice before shows. Because you can’t eat just tobacco honey, the food menu rotates made-in-house goods like smoked bacon-wrapped pork terrine and local-market-sourced pickled 'shrooms, along with artisanal US-sourced bites like bourbon-soaked, chestnut-leaf-wrapped goat cheese from O'Banon, so it's good to hear either Ed or Charles is doing well these days. Probably Ed.
Because unlike most Cash Money rappers, they've decided not to use paper, you'll have to stop in to check out their always-changing chalkboard menu, the recitation of which will make you immediately more patriotic than a certain city council.