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December 19, 2008

Let's call it the Midnight Sun Shindig

patchen chugs a Jesus PigJD was right -- soirees were very 2008. That was pre-recession, pre-Tribune declaring bankruptcy. Pre-NUCLEAR MELTDOWN! AAAAAAAAH!


The more I think about it, the more I want to do it on a Thursday, not a Friday. I'm planning on mailing out Best of the Best of the Best awards and inviting bar owners to the shindig.

And correct me if I'm wrong, but most bar owners have to work on Friday nights.

I'm putting out leads right now, sniffing out the best spot for a shindig. Sounds like most of you want to do it at Brewer's Art. That's cool by me.

Are most of you cool with doing it on a Thursday in early February? Maybe, Feb. 5? Something like that?

(This is by far my favorite photo from the soiree. In it, Roommate Patchen chugs a Jesus Pig, a name someone came up with for when you drop a shot of bacon vodka into a glass of Resurrection. Shiver. It was taken by the irrepressible Courtney Block.)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:27 AM | | Comments (7)


Maybe it's just leftovers from last night's department holiday party but that picture still makes me pretty nauseated, it was the only thing I couldn't go through completely that evening.

I named it! :-) I created both the drink and the moniker. It was a night of singular inspiration.

I like everything about that picture but my double chin.

I can still taste the risen piggy...

thursday is definitely better for (some) of your bar-working staff! I'm down.

Thursday in Feb is fine. Hopefully, I won't be at a conference like last time.

Patchen - your face looks ridiculous! You look angry! Or like you're about to vomit. There is no way that tasted good.

I think Patchen's expression is one of "determined self destruction".


Sorry about the unflattering angle. I'll remember that when taking your photo at the next shindig. I have another pic of you smelling the drink before chugging it; your entire nose is in the glass. Very funny.

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