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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