The Hall on Franklin is in the midst of launching two more food halls — one in Orlando and another in St. Petersburg — but it's pausing to recognize local “Fierce Women” as part of a new lineup of cocktails. Just a few days ago, The Hall took to social media and asked Tampa Bay women to submit stories of how they relate to the names of the new cocktails.
“Our new cocktails are now in the wild at The Hall, and we’re looking for the Fierce Women of Tampa to represent them,” the post said. Within the first 12 hours, The Hall received 26 submissions, and now, every Saturday, the Hall will host a party celebrating the chosen women as a way of thanking them for their strength and contribution to their community, their friends, families and themselves.
This Saturday, November 30, a party dedicated to the cocktail "I Feel No Pain" happens in honor of Sydnie who shared what makes her fierce after overcoming loss.
“2019 has been a rocky year for me. I lost my father in August, lost my job in November, my boyfriend and I broke up two weeks ago, and today my grandmother had a stroke," she wrote. “'I Feel No Pain' is the drink I want to represent because it will be how I live out 2020. While pain is good to feel, I hope through all of mine this year, I can become a stronger FIERCER woman. I have been learning through these tough experiences in my life and growing stronger daily. I hope to take my experiences and help other people who have gone through the same experiences.”
Other cocktail names range from sweet (“Kissed by a Rose”) to a little more intense like (“Sweet but Psycho”). All cocktails were crafted by Ro Patel and The Collection bartenders.
“Everyday we are all supported by the fierce women in our lives. Sometimes we should ask ourselves who is supporting and honoring these stoic warriors. It’s a small thing, but letting us toast and honor your hard work, beautiful personalities, and warrior spirit for one night is our way of lifting you up," Jamal Wilson, the owner of The Hall on Franklin wrote in a release. "We genuinely want to say thank you for all you do in our communities and in your own personal lives."
Have a Fierce Woman in your life, or are one? There’s still time to submit your story through thehallonfranklin.com/fiercewomen.
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