A Foobooz Pop-Up That’ll Be One For The History Books

So you’ve all been watching our competition to pick Philly’s signature cocktail, right? Yeah, we know you have. And now that we’re coming down to the wire on the contest deadline (it’s tomorrow at 5pm) and have gotten more than 50 solid recipes from seasoned pros, award-winning drink-slingers, well-meaning amateurs and a few righteous and proud Philly drunks, it is time to test the best of the bunch and get down to the business of picking Philadelphia’s official cocktail.

Which we’re going to do by throwing a party (of course), having a lot of drinks (of course), and pitting these cocktails against each other in head-to-head competition.

That’s right: It’s Thunderdome time, boys and girls, and guess what? Some of you are going to get to come and play along.

On September 20, Foobooz is going to be doing a pop-up at Cook–a one-night-only event which will bring together the creators of the best Philly cocktails and a (very) few of our most dedicated, booze-loving readers who, together, will decide the future of drinking in Philadelphia. This is the night that Love City’s official drink will be chosen. This is the night that history will be made. And if you want to be a part of that action (and why wouldn’t you?), what you need to do is go RIGHT NOW to the Cook website where we have just posted information about this class. Get there, register for your tickets, and do it quick because there are only 16 spots available for this event and they’re going to go fast.

So what are you waiting for? Not only is this going to be a lot of fun (because frankly, putting this many dedicated boozers and restaurant world pros together in one room can’t be anything but fun), but there’ll be food and drinks, a chance to hang out with some of the city’s best bartenders and the opportunity to see me getting totally weird on water ice, Root and Bluecoat gin. Plus, in years to come, when people ask where you were when Philadelphia’s official cocktail was chosen, you’ll be able to say you were there–in the room–when the decision was made.

And while I’d like to say that you can’t put a price on that kind of thing, apparently, we can. It’s $65 per person, all inclusive.

I’ll see the fastest 16 of you there.

Cook [Official website]

September schedule [You want the Philly mag and Foobooz Signature Cocktail night on Sept. 20]