Max's swamped for annual Belgian Fest
The party is on at Max's Taphouse, 737 S. Broadway.
Midnight Sunner/Nightcrawler columnist Jmgiordano is over there right now, and just called with a morning report.
The doors opened to the public at 11 a.m., and already the place is swamped, he said.
"It is mobbed," he said. "We started drinking at 10 a.m. for the Nightcrawler tasting. [begin gratuitous plug about the bar owner] Ron Furman is a wonderful host. He's a great man. [end gratuitous plug about the bar owner] Yeah but it's mobbed. They opened the door and it was like a floodgate." ...
Then he passed the cell phone to Furman himself, who was standing nearby.
"The building is almost filled already," Furman said. "Casey [Hard] outdid himself this year. The man is doing great."
(Sun photo by Karl Merton Ferron)