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Hemingway and Chicken Feet?

Daiquiris and chicken tootsies

The Floridita bar in Cuba
The Floridita bar in Cuba
The Floridita bar in Cuba

Old Ernest loved himself a good daiquiri as he whiled away his writing days in Cuba.  

Legend has it, the Hemingway daiquiri, aka the Papa Doble was concocted by a local bartender at the El Floridita in the 1930s. Made from rum, grapefruit juice, Maraschino liqueur and lime (we like ours with a little sugar), its a fruity beach drink that’s manly enough for even old Papa H. So finding a Hemingway on the menu at M.Y. China¬†(at the Graton Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park paired with black bean chicken feet on the happy hour menu?

Well, that’s enough to give us a reason to get our Moveable Feast on the road, and hop onto a barstool at Martin Yan’s newest restaurant. The happy hour menu is served from 3-6p.m. Monday through Friday, with all cocktails $7 (you can also get classics like a Sazerac and Old Fashioned) and “bites” including pork dumplings, steamed pork buns, shui mai dim sum and chicken feet — yup, chewy bites of poultry claws — for $5.

Graton Resort and Casino, 288 Golf Course Dr. West, Rohnert Park, (707) 703-1955.

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