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Hello Everybody,

The January edition of The Crunkleton monthly newsletter we call The Bar Tab is coming through alive and well. Auld Lang Syne to 2019. It was an interesting year with lots of ins, outs, and what have yous.

The Crunkleton in Charlotte was IN. Everyone coming to join the private bar and enjoying the food and drinks was IN. The staff working hard to ensure our vision of hospitality and service was IN. An overall wonderful year for our little business that could was IN. Because of each of you, there were plenty of ins to talk about and celebrate.

What was OUT? Well, certainly not whisk(e)y. An argument could be made for vodka being OUT, but I am not going to make it. Hmmm... what is out from 2019? I’m going with what is normal. Yes, doing what is normal is out.

It’s 2020 and we do not need an optometrist to tell us that 2020 means clear vision. We know this already because we yearn for individualism, creativity, wild experiences, and discovery.  What does all this have to do with The Crunkleton? This is what I will be writing about in The Bar Tab for the coming months as we all embark on a new year of clarity–with great food, drinks, and hospitality.

For the WHAT HAVE YOUS, they encompass all that we do every day to make each other’s lives better. At the bar, we try to make your lives better through food and drink. We consider it a privilege. We do it with our coworkers, members, and guests. I hope it is contagious and each of you goes out and spreads the joy to each other (and strangers if you want). There is a lot to do in 2020. I wish for prosperous days ahead for each of you along with some serenity.

This inspirational kind of talking is fun. I do like to lead with the heart sometimes. I am grateful for each of you, the staff, the bar leadership, and my business partners. Please try to meet each of them this year. Also, remember to try and meet someone new every time you visit The Crunkleton in Charlotte.

It’s the people in bars that make bars great!

All the best,
Gary Crunkleton

Closing Next Week

We will be closed for some light remodeling and staff training (more on our training trip below!) January 13th - 15th. We will close at 9 pm on Sunday, January 12th and reopen at 5 pm on Thursday, January 16th. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to showing off our improvements!

Staff Training

Our staff is hitting the trail January 13 - 15  for a sipping + studying tour of some of the finest bourbon distilleries in Kentucky. We'll kick it off at Buffalo Trace and wrap up at Heaven Hill with stops at Four Roses, Evan Williams and many more in between. We can't wait to share all of our knowledge with you when we return and make your experience at the Crunkleton even better. 

Best Brunch Spots in Charlotte

Charlotte Agenda has included us in their list of the 15 Best Brunch Spots in Charlotte! You can read the full list here. And scroll to the bottom to vote for us as your favorite!

Our must-try brunch item according to Agenda? Rancheros Scramble with chorizo, poblanos, avocado, crowder peas, crema, hot sauce, ranchero, and cilantro served with home fries. We agree!

January Menu Specials

We've just launched our new dinner specials for January. Chef Greg Balch is featuring a 16-hour Confit Kurobuta Pork Shank, a coal-fired Lamb Rack and a Crispy Calamari dish. You can read the full menu here along with details about our new monthly Antique Bourbon Feature, Now and Then.

January Employee of the Month

One of the big players behind the bar at The Crunkleton is Alana Gamundoy. Alana has been wonderful as she navigated through the growing pains of a new business. Her leadership and steadfast attention to detail are just a couple of her great talents. Alana is tremendous for our guests and her coworkers. We proudly award Alana Gamundoy the January Employee of the Month. Thanks Alana! (Front and center in this photo!)
The Crunkleton Team
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