Mix It Up

Times are tough, and what do we do when times are tough? That’s right — we get drunk. Which means, there’s money to be made in mixing up those drinks. The Art Institute is now offering an associates degree in Wine, Spirits & Beverage Management. Courses start in the spring and focus on the skills needed to manage the beverage part of the food and beverage industry. —Stephanie Barna

Juanita Moves to Mt. P

The Andolini’s/Juanita’s empire continues to expand with a new location in Mt. Pleasant. A sign went up last week on the old Picnic Café space (next to Andolini’s), announcing a new Juanita’s Nacho Royale coming this spring. I think that might be just what Mt. Pleasant needs — an affordable dining option to go along with the recession. —Stephanie Barna

Firefly Distills

New Flavors

Firefly Vodka will be introducing some fresh flavors this March. Scott Newitt tells us that they’ll be debuting mint tea, lemon tea, peach tea, and raspberry tea to go along with their extremely popular sweet tea vodka. They’ll also be introducing a new six-times distilled straight vodka in January. Look for it at a bar near you. —Stephanie Barna

Tin Roof New Menu

You’ll find more than hotdogs at the Tin Roof these days. Their expanded menu includes some inventive sandwiches served on Texas toast, as well as apps and sides. The Swiss Alps sandwich comes with melted swiss, bella mushrooms and Russian dressing, the Italian Job has mozzarella, pepperoni, roma tomatoes, and basil mayo, and the Cleveland Steamer has melted cheddar, mashed potato cake, bacon, and chive sour cream. The apps and sides are pretty standard (wings, mozz stix, corn dogs), and the hotdogs are still some of the best and craziest around (how about maple syrup, honey mustard, and relish on your dog?). Full menu available ’til 11 p.m. Call (843) 571-0775 for more info. —Erica Jackson

Mt. P Gets Mellow

Mt. Pleasant got their very own Mellow Mushroom this week in the Ivy Hall neighborhood. You’ll find the same great menu and funky atmosphere, in a brighter, bigger space than the downtown location. Check it out seven days a week at 3110 Hwy. 17 North or call (843) 881-4PIE. See our full write-up and pics at cuisine.ccpblogs.com. —Erica Jackson