Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Rhum anyone?

Calabash Island Eats & Rhum Bar [sic] 
- Now Open -

Calabash Island Eats - Now Open or Hiring, or both? 
 1515 Pease St - Houston, TX 77002 

Rum: an alcoholic liquor distilled from sugar-cane residues or molasses. So far, so good. We didn't actually need wikipedia or online dictionary for that. But how about Rhum? Rhum bar? - Yet to be defined. Or perhaps whoever did the paint job had too much of the stuff already. Or perhaps it's just a clever marketing gimmick to get the curious in the door, and on the deck, to find out what's the story with the Rhum

NOW OPEN: Calabash: Caribbean East and Rhum 

Ok, so its turns out that wikipedia does have an answer for this puzzle. 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Rhum can mean a number of things: 
the spelling for the Scottish island of Rùm from Victorian times to 1991
an alternative spelling for rum called rhum agricole, a distilled beverage made from sugarcane by-product that typically distinguishes rum made from molasses in French-speaking locales of the Caribbean.

Now, that we have been enlightened, we should have some of the that alternate rum to celebrate our newly-found Carribbean cultural competence. 

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