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Mojitos at The Yellow Brick Bank

Mojitos at The Yellow Brick Bank

August 03, 2006|by JULIE E. GREENE

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Mojitos have been hot at The Yellow Brick Bank, especially this summer.

That's hot as in high demand because the drink itself is cool and refreshing, something a lot of people hope to feel after this week's heat wave.

The traditional Cuban drink consists of simple sugar and fresh mint leaves with freshly squeezed lime juice. These are crushed together and topped with ice and rum. Then shaken and poured into a highball glass and topped with soda water, says restaurant manager Damian Beane.

Mojitos at the Shepherdstown establishment are served with sugar cane.

"You taste the rum," Beane says. "It's not a heavy rum taste. (It's) very sweet."

Mojitos go well with any of The Yellow Brick Bank's pasta dishes as well as seafood, Beane says.

The 201 E. German St. restaurant's menu is a mix of Northern Italian and American fare.

There's plenty of seafood this time of year.

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While the menu changes almost every day, many items remain the same though their preparation might change, Beane says.

For instance, a fettuccine dish served with berries started out with strawberries in early summer and was being served with peaches and red raspberries early this week, he says.

The Yellow Brick Bank uses apple wood in its brick oven and on the grills to add extra flavor to the dishes.

A piano player entertains diners from 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and 8 to 10 p.m. Saturdays.

The Yellow Brick Bank is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.

For more information, call 304-876-2208 or go to www.yellowbrickbank.com.

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