A Nod to the Toddy

Brent Berkowitz was under the weather, so naturally he turned to a hot drink for relief. And that’s how BOA Steakhouse in Santa Monica, Calif., came to have a hot toddy on its menu (pictured).

Berkowitz, the restaurant's director of operations, steeped some strong rooibos tea—one with Madagascar vanilla—from the restaurant's loose tea program, then added bourbon and lemon. He...