TORRINGTON – Great music, food and friends; what more could one ask for? The Bucking Horse Grill on the hill south of Torrington held “Christmas in July” on Thursday to celebrate their sixth anniversary.
The business, now entering their seventh year in operation, hosted guests to sample new menu items, drinks and the breathtaking view offered by the steakhouse and event center. The event featured a cornhole tournament, live music from “Avid Dischord,” an ugly Hawaiian Christmas outfit contest, a scratch off card game, food and drink.
The cornhole tournament first place prize was $150 and two $75 Bucking Horse gift certificates while second place took $100 cash and two $50 Bucking Horse gift certificates. The winners of the Ugly Hawaiian Christmas outfit contest earned a $50 cash prize. The top prize for the scratch off card game was $500.
“It was our anniversary party/customer appreciation, celebrating six years and incorporating customer appreciation,” owner Jan Harvey said. “We did a new item rollout at the same time, that will be coming out Aug. 1 with our updated menu.”
Some of the new menu items include crème brûlée, bourbon bread pudding with caramel sauce, Reese’s peanut butter cheesecake, apple crisp with whiskey brickle ice cream, smoked loaded potato skin, tempura fried vegetables with a Bond’s Brewing Citra Hop-A-Dopolis beer batter, a barbecue platter incorporating St. Louis Ribs, smoked brisket, chipotle beer can chicken, sausages from the Bovine and Swine Jackson Hole Sausage Company and Texas-style baked beans.
The winners of the cornhole tournament were Brayden Fraiser and Antonio Cabrera. The winners of the ugly Hawaiian contest were Stes Stellpflug, Kathy Shain, Connie Confer, Dawn Gara, Marilyn Pettit, Robby Butler.
“I feel extremely blessed,” Harvey said. “And, the community has been very, very supportive of the restaurant and event center. I feel very blessed, and I enjoy having the Bucking Horse and event center in Torrington. Everybody has been extremely supportive, and I look forward to continuing going forward and having different events.”
Harvey greatly appreciates her patronage throughout the years, but there is also something to be said about her dedication to her customers and the people of the area.
Harvey’s employees described her as a “hard worker with a big heart” and a “very caring person.” It was clear her employees value and admire the work she does for the community through her business at the Bucking Horse and the event center.