Expanded & Reservable Happy Hour / Win a Caribbean vacation at Tavern on Kruse
Happy Hour – 2 big changes start today!
Wed, September 1
Early “Happy Hour” Reservations are now available!
As of today, we will take reservations for both of our patios as well as our bar seating from the start of happy hour until 4:30pm. Happy hour runs from 3:00pm until 5:45pm as always, we just can’t take late happy hour reservations because they cut into our dinner service and live music seating. Come early, come often!
Happy Hour AND Dinner Menus Available From 4:00pm
As of today, we are able to return to offering both Happy Hour and Dinner menus from 4pm! Over the last couple months of being short-staffed in the kitchen, we needed a couple hours of “keeping it simple” to get things ready for busy dinners. I am happy to say that as of today, we’ll be ready for whatever you can throw at our kitchen by 4pm!
How Curtain Bluff Changed my Life and Shaped Tavern on Kruse
WIN 5 NIGHTS AT CURTAIN BLUFF
(Tavern on Kruse will pick up your airfare if you win!)
Despite their own business being ravaged by Covid over the last 1.5 years, CB is hosting a raffle fundraiser for relief of those suffering from the recent 7.4 earthquake in Haiti. If you buy a raffle ticket and you win the trip, Tavern will allocate up to 70,000 frequent flier miles on American or Delta to fly you +1 to Antigua for the vacation of a lifetime.
I grew up without much money in the family, but I was an extraordinary tennis player who made friends of everyone. I received nuggets of good advice from business titans wanting to trade life lessons for tennis lessons; i.e., “There are only two ways to make money: own it or sell it”… a presidential financial advisor, and “Nobody gets the better side of a deal – for long”… chief negotiator aAmerican Airlines.
At 25, my phone rang and I was asked to come to a resort on the island of Antigua which, 32 years ago charged $835-$1250 per night. I didn’t want to be a tennis pro, but the GM offering me the job appealed to my young, greedy self (it was the 80’s after all when greed was fashionable) and I jumped a jet two days later. It was at Curtain Bluff Resort that my life pivoted and I realized I wanted to spend my career being more like the staff (serving people) than many of the millionaires and celebrities being served.
But I write to you to share “The Swimming Pool Story.”
I was walking with CB’s owner through the grounds one day. I asked of him, “Howard, how is it that we are booked (literally) a year in advance by the richest people in the world but we never end up in travel magazine’s “Top Resorts” lists for the Caribbean?” He replied: “Because 25%-50% of the rankings are always based upon swimming pools – and we don’t have a swimming pool.” I asked, “You have 30 acres here, why not build a swimming pool?” He said, “Because if I built a swimming pool everyone would use it.” I walked silently for a minute, hoping his point would sink in. It didn’t. I asked him, “What’s wrong with that?” He stopped and turned to me. “Sonny, my job is to keep people away from a pool; my job is get them to sit with the people they love and plant their toes in (pointing) that sand on that beach and watch that sun go down over that horizon of that particular ocean.” His reasoning was starting to sink in. “Kent, people can find a pool cheaper and closer to home. If I built a pool this year, they’d vacation in Scottsdale next year and waste their precious vacation days sitting by the pool because that is their path of least resistance.” Then he summed it up: “My job isn’t to give people what they think they want, my job is to provide something they’ll never forget.”