Yesterday, the inimitable Emily Goulet over on the Shoppist blog documented the arduous process undertaken by the good folks over at Henry A. Davidsen and T.R.I.M. Philadelphia to get Art and me ready for our big night at the Whiskey Festival. We were shorn and shaved, cleaned up, dressed and accessorized by experts in the field–all so we wouldn’t look like a couple of streetcorner winos when we went stumbling into the fancy-pants VIP reception tonight.
It was no small task (as was painstakingly documented in a slideshow that reveals the condition in which we both entered the men’s grooming, suitifying and image overhaul bodyshop that is Henry A Davidsen, and the Herculean efforts undertaken by the staff to make us both look presentable in our fanciest of pants), but we came out on the other side looking pretty sharp. That snap above? That’s the “after.” For the “befores,” you should head on over to the Shoppist blog right now and see what Art and I look like on any normal day when we’re not planning on getting sloshed on bottles of Jameson Rarest Vintage and party vodka that tastes like lasers and unicorn daydreams. The phrase “serial killer” is tossed around a little bit. And there may be accidental mullets.
But anyway, we’re shutting down the ‘booz for the day and heading out now. For those of you who have tickets to the event, we’ll see you there. If you don’t? Well the first thing Art and I have to do is judge the Woodford Reserve Manhattan competition, and tomorrow morning Hugh E. Dillon will be posting pics of the winner (and maybe some other whiskey-related shenanigans) over at Philly mag’s The Scene.
And now, it’s time to go drinking.
The Great Foobooz Whiskey Fest Makeover [Shoppist]
Time is running short. The date is drawing nigh. The Philadelphia magazine Whiskey Festival is right around the corner but, because we love you, we’re still trying to give away a free pair of VIP tickets for the event happening on Thursday, October 25.
What do you have to do? Almost nothing. Just go the the Philadelphia Whiskey Festival page, look for the button marked “sweepstakes” and follow the direction. Do what you’re told and you’ll be entered into the drawing for the free tickets. Easy as pie.
So what are you waiting for? The contest ends next Wednesday and you’re not going to improve your chances any by waiting until the very end.
Philadelphia Magazine Whiskey Festival [Official website]
Whiskey Festival Sweepstakes Page [Just to make it even easier for you]
Of course you want discounted tickets. Who wouldn’t? More to the point, who wouldn’t want to spend the evening drinking top-shelf brown liquors and getting fed by the likes of Davio’s, Capital Grille, Doc Magrogan’s and Bobby Flay Steak? As in years past, Philadelphia magazine’s Whiskey Festival is one of those high points on any drinker’s calendar when distillers from all over the country come together to pour their best stuff (which includes vodka, gin, rum and other spirits, but focuses on whiskey) and those who love the hard stuff gather to drink it.
This year, though, to make things even better, we’re offering those of you who receive the Foobooz newsletter a killer deal: 25% off general admission tickets to the event. Why? Because we can. And because we like to pack rooms like these with fans of Philly food and booze.
How to get the discount »
It’s that time again, folks. Time for the wise among you to start planning for your October adventures at COOK.
As we do every month, we’re offering you a sneak peek at the schedule so that you can formulate a plan of attack for when tickets go on sale–a way to get everything you want as fast as you can, before the best classes inevitably begin selling out.
So take a look, make a list, and then be ready to make with the clicky-clicky when COOK opens up registration at 2pm on Monday the 10th.
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