Update on Midnight Sun Mix-off: announcing the Midnight Sun Mixer
The Midnight Sun Mix-off is this week! Or was, actually. Since blogging about the mix-off last month, I've been looking for volunteers to play for both the Skeptics of Bartending School, or BS team, and for the Believers of Bartending School team.
But I haven't found enough of them.
After I wrote about Glen Burnie's bartending academy, some readers suggested these schools are a waste of money, and challenged the owner of the school to a contest, a mix-off really, to see who are the best bartenders. Brendan Dorr offered to participate! Jason Zink volunteered Don't Know tavern! It was very exciting.
Originally, Mark Russell, the owner of the Bartending School Academy, was going to provide the players for the Believers team, but he got cold feet, or whatever this comment was. And while several people volunteered for the BS team, only one kind volunteer stepped up (cheers Danny!) for the other.
A three against one, UFC-style contest might have been fun, but not fair. Ergo, change of plans!
I still think a mix-off is a great idea, if only to gather a lot of local talent under one roof, and to introduce myself to readers. So, instead of a mix-off we will have a Midnight Sun mixer in January. Sam Sessa used to do these often, and it's time to revive it.
Here's the Facebook event listing.