Today’s the Beale Street Wine Race! 28 restaurants and bars compete for prizes and trophies in various events. I have lots of bars to root for… first and foremost would be my BBQ team sponsor The Silly Goose. I’ll also be cheering for Bardog Tavern. And Kooky Canuck. And Red Rooster. Not sure if Orleans on Front/Voodoo Room has a team, but if they do I’ll be cheering for them as well. Saucer never enters Wine Race, which is too bad because I’d really like to see some of their employees in the Queen of the Vine competition. Calhoun’s doesn’t have enough employees to have a Wine Race team.
Great weather this year too… high 85, low 67, rain very unlikely. Last year it started raining about halfway through Wine Race and I ended up taking cover at the bar at Kooky Canuck (then Big Foot Lodge). Meghan was bartending that day… bet they scheduled her for Sunday afternoon on purpose because they realized how worthless she’d be on the Wine Race team. This year they don’t have to worry about it.
Parade at 1, queen of the vine at 1:30, grape stomp at 2, wine relays at 3. Wonder who the Rooster is entering in the grape stomp… I hope it’s Sam.
Queen of the Vine entrants… you know how they have that “no nudity or lewd behavior” rule? That’s a pretty stupid rule, just ignore it.
Heading to a friend’s condo for pre-Wine Race cocktails at 11. In the meantime I’ll download last night’s photos from the camera.