Better Days update and some news!
The Five Dollar entrance fee gets you in, plus all the entertainment you can stand, and a pork dinner with sides!
Gates open at noon, food available when it gets done, and the music starts at four.
Their Slot Machines have been installed, and are now working!
The Desk stopped by on the day they were supposed to go live, and, well, judging from the expressions on the gentlemen from the gaming company, things weren't going as well as they should have. But they assured everybody in the house that before they left, the machines would be up and running.
And now the bad news.
The guys that pour the beer HAVE quite literally "broken ground" for the new kitchen and deck, but, that's about as far as it has gotten for right now as all their time and attention is being spent getting ready for the upcoming rockus bash.
More news to come, and, of course, we will have to stop by the party and check it out!
The Desk always appreciates a beer delivered by the owner with a smile!
As Well As: A short profile on how to: "Play the cards you're dealt and do the best you can!" - Mr Trinkle.
date of interview, 9 March 2018
Up until last month, Tilton had a rum distillery. First known as "rumshine" and then, later, "Better Days" they made small batches of flavored, perhaps even 'designer' rums. For four years, they turned out their rums, which were fairly popular with those that like their booze with unusual flavors like chocolate and apple pie already in the bottle.
However, their distributor had other priorities and their offerings were never highlighted to the various outlets, or to as broad a market as they perhaps should have been. And their efforts to produce their rum basically just paid the bills generated to make it. Because of Illinois politics and politicians, they couldn't open a "brew pub" type of business because they weren't 'brewing', they were making hard liquor, so that outlet wasn't available. Mr. Trinkle and his partner, Mr. Langstone, had to do something. They were working their day jobs as contractors, then spending at least some of their nights running the distillery, and not having anything to show for it at the end of the day.
But they didn't want to just throw in the towel and call it quits. They had the building, they have plenty of land. They already had a lot of friends in the area who knew them for a quality product and a good time. So...
They changed gears, and made new plans, and, as is the way with these guys, they don't just make plans, they start building... ... and buying equipment. Such as this six burner institutional stove:
And now: our profile.
Better Days Cocktails and Bar
8 South Hodge St., Tilton, IL 61833
phone number: 217-446-6960
Sunday - Thursday 2 PM to 11 PM
Friday and Saturday, Noon to 11 PM.
Their Website is still being updated, we'll update this when they update that.
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