Daily Archives: August 4, 2015

Colonial Housers Walking for a Cause

ALS-Walk-SignOn Saturday, June 27th, Colonial House friends and family tied their laces for a cause. A cause that we stand behind. It was a two mile trek that started at Memorial Park Band Shell at ten in the morning.

This walk raises money for a cure for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis); a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells and the spinal cord. ALS is also known as ‘Lou Gehrig’s Disease’. The walk also brings hope to people living with ALS and is an opportunity to come together for something you care about. Plus, it is a tad bit warmer than dumping an ice bucket over your head.

ALS-Walk-group-photoCurrently only 89% of the $40,000 goal has been raised for the Rapid City Walk to
Defeat ALS. You may still contribute to this year’s event by visiting www.ALSA.org, clicking on the ‘Walk to Defeat ALS’ and searching for the Rapid City event. Funds raised stay in our area to sustain care services and support research.

Meet the Barkeep, Dani Kuhl

Barkeep-Dani-Kuhl

“When you turn 15 you come work for me,” Bob Beshara said to Sue’s doe eyed daughter. Sue Wherry served tables at the restaurant for 10 years! “Ok,” squeaked little Dani.

So on the day of her 15th birthday Dani came back to the Colonial House and filled out an application and Bob hired her on the spot. She started off bussing and eventually hosted with Nany at the till. Dani worked with us from 1990-94. She moved on and out into the world.

She spread her wings and felt the sun upon her cheek. Dani got married and had two adorable children. She worked here and there crafting cocktails and cracking open brewskies. But something burned deep.

She knew something was missing and she felt a yearning to return to the place that she had started. So, in March of 2015 she came back to us and we received her with open arms. Dani’s hard work ethic hadn’t waned and her ability to craft an amazing cocktail was much improved.

Dani put her hand to work revitalizing a dusty drink menu. Her finger prints are all over the rebirth of Colonial House cocktails. She’s raised the bar making drinks fresh, hand squeezed, with lots of love, and plenty of spirit.

Quite simply, her drink menu is a fantastic piece of art. If you haven’t recently been in to the bar at the Colonial House you’re missing out on one of the freshest, most talented, and dare I say cutest bar keeps in all of the Black Hills. Come in and say “Hi” to Dani, she’ll get you taken care of.

-Max Beshara