|Saturday, September 19 from noon to 3:00. Happy three hours.|
|Four down, 11 to go. Good thing most drinks came with a bit of a snack on sticks.|
We started at one end at Bud & Alley's - the cups were rimmed with a salty/not too sticky spice rub, with a stick loaded with olives, lime, pickled okra, pickled asparagus, green beans, a large shrimp and a strip of thick, crispy smokey bacon inside the glass. This one became a standard for us: hot, salty, spicy, with a cooling edge of sweet tomato and citrus and ice. Delicious.
|The first one is always good, get through the second, then from there it's easy|
|These were not small drinks. There was a lot of emphasis on the presentation.|
|Pork belly is sinfully delicious.|
|Dig: Dig 6 feet deeper. The bacon overload in the Tiki Fire Bloody Mary was gooky. Louis Louis did a good job but didn't do anything memorable, although I WAS drinking. The offerings from Stinky's left little room for the beverage.|
|I forgot to take a picture of the drink.|
|Praise the Lard and drinks and bacon. I was doing pretty good until that seafood infused cilantro thing from NOLA.|
It was a fun afternoon with lots of amazing drinks, good music from Sound Advice, a friendly well-heeled reeling crowd that was actually not overly snockered, excitement in the air, restaurants and bars proud of their offerings, which was by all accounts extremely generous, and, of course, food on a stick. Advance admission was $25 - a deal!!!
|The music was good but it was too hot to dance. The grounds were lovely, not jammed, which has turned me off of events like this in the past. Those southerners sher do know how to throw a good party (for a good cause, of course).|
Zena, Goddess of Fire