Let's call it the Midnight Sun Shindig
JD 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.)