We are crowdsourcing the miscellany for Codex - Home! This one is called “Three Dozen Inns & Taverns (and Their Signature Fare).”
Submissions should be no more than 2-3 short sentences. By submitting here in the replies, you’re agreeing to let us use it (you’ll get a credit on the issue). We’re looking for evocative things; the purpose of the miscellany is to inspire the reader. Please do not submit any entries with sexist imagery (we won’t publish it).
Note: if you’d like your name to be listed differently on the Codex credit, send me a DM here (but please keep your submissions in the thread).
For this Miscellany, we want you to create an inn, tavern, or bar. Each of these watering holes should have 1) a name, 2) a descriptive detail, and 3) a signature food or beverage item. These can be for any genre; a classic fantasy tavern, a sleek bar on some distant planet, or a seedy dive tucked away in some cyberpunk metropolis—they all work great.
Here are some examples:
“The Bellicose Boar somehow manages to be less pleasant than even its name would suggest, being poorly lit, staffed by ‘reformed’ scoundrels, and smelling vaguely of blood and dirt. But it’s home for some, and the steak & kidney pie has a rich, velvety gravy people rave about (and they say the meat inside said pie is from an animal you wouldn’t even mind eating).”
“Tannenbaum is an upscale cocktail bar found on the north side of the Belavacqu arcology. The place is decorated in silver and white, and a gentle, synthetic snowfall covers everything in a thick powder that gradually dissolves, leaving behind nothing but a light, minty smell. Each bartender has lost a close family member, and the preparation for their signature cocktail, the Longing, involves the bartender telling a story about their departed loved one; the drink is served after a single tear has been shed in the glass.”