Niffer’s on the Tracks to host bourbon tasting, dinner Feb. 23

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By Shawn
Kirkpatrick
Opelika Observer

For all you foodies and bourbon lovers, get ready to be ‘Nifferized.’ Bourbon Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce are just some of the things on the menu at Niffer’s at the Tracks Bourbon Dinner Feb. 23.
“We want to highlight our catering department. So we thought why wouldn’t we take a night when we aren’t busy and do an event, and why not a bourbon dinner, “ said John Alexander, Niffer’s CEO.
“Everywhere else you see them for $79, $89 (and) $99. I said we can “Nifferize” that and make it a $29.95
dinner. “
Bourbon was the choice for the tasting because, in the words of Mickey Howell, the local representative for Jim Beam, it’s the hot spirit right now. “Amongst 30 to 40 year olds that’s what the fastest growing category. That seems to be what everyone is jumping on. We’re going to be highlighting the Makers Mark brand, Knob Creek, and Basil Hayden that night. We also have signature cocktails created for the night. “
Anna Dobbel of Niffer’s Management said the emphasis of the event is the food and the catering services Niffer’s offers. ”We want to feature and highlight and show people what Niffer’s catering can do, aside from our awesome burger menu. Since we’ve come to downtown Opelika people come in to enjoy the family nights, we kind of want to see the parents coming together in a different way through
our catering. “
After the event the signature drinks will be added to the new bourbon menu at the restaurant. “We hope this goes well and in the Spring do some vodka or rum dinners once the weather is warmer,” said Howell. “So this is an audition here.”
“We’re so proud to be in Opelika. This is a great addition to our two other restaurants,” Alexander said.
The venue is small and intimate for their first catering event. There are only reservations for 45 diners.
The event will begin with cocktails and Bourbon sampling beginning at 7:00, then dinner served at 7:30. Raffle tickets will also be given for each signature drink ordered for a drawing for prizes. To register go to http://www.niffersplace.com/bourbon.html.

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