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  • July 27, 2014 - July 27, 2014

The pop of a top, the fizz of the rich carbonation and the sweet taste of root beer-- there are few things that evoke such fond memories. On Sunday, July 27th, 2014 at 6:00PM, Chef Paul Turano of Tryst Restaurant in Arlington, MA is collaborating with New England's very own root beer company, Tower Root Beer, for the third annual Root Beer Dinner, celebrating Tower's 100-year-old classic soda recipe.

Founded in Somerville, MA, in 1914, Tower Root Beer evolved from a tonic company into a specialized root beer company. During the Prohibition of the 1920's when root beer became the substitute for beer that was no longer available, their pharmacist perfected recipe contributed to Tower's early success and allowed them to withstand the stock market crash of 1929, even when the bank that held their working capital could not.

Spanning New England, Tower Root Beer grew into a well-known business before an unsuccessful merger and competition from the two major soda conglomerates forced them off the market. Over 30 years, Tower's recipe sat under lock and key, before a third generation of the family decided to reestablish the family business after finding their grandfather's handwritten recipe.

Finally back, Tryst Restaurant is celebrating the return of the timeless drink with a classic three course, $34 prix fixe dinner by Chef Paul Turano featuring root beer inspired dishes and innovative cocktails inspired by the sweet treat. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Tryst at 781-641-2227.


WHEN:            Sunday, July 27th, 2014 at 6:00PM


WHERE:          Tryst Restaurant| 689 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476| 781-641-2227                       www.trystrestaurant.com 


COST:              $34 per person/ $14 for optional cocktail pairing


RSVP:              Reservations are required and can be made by calling Tryst at 781-641-2227


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