Bardog Tavern celebrated its 7th birthday in style, throwing a huge block-long party in conjunction with a few of its neighbors, the celebration renamed Monroe Fest.
My friends at Gossett Porsche stepped up and sponsored.
VIP area with tastings from area restaurants including Felicia Suzanne’s.
Pete and John D
You never know what you’ll find at the alley party… er, block party… er, Monroe Fest. I am never going to get used to calling it that.
Dunk a hot dog, 4 balls for $3.
One of the prizes in the raffle
Lauren raising money for the head shaving
Some people walked out of Monroe Fest with a new pet
Chef Gary Williams of DeJaVu
Members of the Downtown crew
We finally figured out a way to make Marc be quiet: Feed him meatballs.
Brad Pee has a great shirt on.
Aldo conducting the raffle
Lauren and her lovely assistant raising money for St. Jude
Crazy Joe and Charles the poker/trivia guy
People hide from me.
“Shave the Ninja” begins. I believe this is the first time a head-shaving victim has cut their own hair.
Previous head-shaving victims have cried. Lauren, on the other hand, smiled all the way through.
What a fabulous party. Thank you Aldo for giving us such a wonderful place to hang out the past 7 years. I have had happy times, weird times, sad times, hilarious times at Bardog but I am so grateful that the places is there. It is one of my homes away from home. Thank you to all who raised money for St. Jude yesterday. Complete photo album here.