Monday, March 23, 2009

WAR - XIX - Exodus of the Hipster

I hope everyone got out to enjoy the great weather and catch a few SXSW shows this weekend.  A lot of us discovered new and interesting places to drink free beer all weekend.  I think I injured my liver.

The Hipsters were out in full force last week, and nearly took over the town.  Fortunately, I heard a truck load of PBR bound for Austin overturned in Waco and left many without their 'ironic substanance'.  They were left to depart for higher grounds....mainly Williamsburg, I think.

So, put away your trucker's hat and throwback sunglasses until next year and let's celebrate a few spots than weren't SXSW venues, but make Austin the place that us locals enjoy year round.

Pretty unique to Austin - let's meet up for dinner and a beer at a cool patio location...of a grocery store.  Meet at Central Market (38th and Lamar) at 6:30 - 3/25.  You can grab some delicious food and a cold one.  We willl depart at 7pm.

We'll check out the Crown, pay Mr. Potatohead a visit and finish up and a bar that strives to be a parking lot - the Draught House.

Bring your helmet, lock and friends.  Hipsters forbidden!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

WAR XVIII - Put a little Irish in ya'

WAR XVIII is scheduled for MONDAY, 3/16.  So, we are close enough to St. Patrick's Day to officially saulte the Irish.

Although St. Paddy's Day is a great holiday, it's kinda weird when you think about it.  It is the only holiday I can think of that celebrates by sterotype.  We celebrate Irish heritage by wearing green and getting loaded.  Weirder still - the Irish embrace it.

Hey, if they don't mind, neither do I.  Let's honor the Lepurchans with an Irish Pub Crawl.  We'll hit Austin's finer 'really , it's NOT Bennigan's' style pubs.  Expect to visit BD Reileys, Bull McCabes, Fado and Mother Egans.

If you want some Irish eats before the ride, meet at Fado (214 W. 4th) at 6:15p.  Ride starts promptly at 7:00p.  Wear green.  Ladies, feel free to show your shamrocks and kiss me - I'm Irish.
I'll buy a beer for the first person to down an Irish Car Bomb.