Who wants to go to another hoity-toity holiday party? Not I, sir. Not I!
If cheery, sparkly holiday parties are beginning to turn your brain into mush, you’re in luck. We’ve caught wind of a very different kind of festive party. On Friday night, Snow & Co. is hosting Festivus for the Restofus.
What can the Restofus expect at such an event? We caught up with Jerry Nevins, general manager of Snow & Co., and asked him about it.
The Pitch: When did you think up the Festivus party?
Nevins: One of my partners (Andy Talbert) and I came up with the idea of throwing a Festivus party in 2009 while we were working on a class project together. We've had it bouncing around since then. Now that we have our own bar, we figured, what the hell, let's do it!
What will your Festivus party entail, exactly?
We'll have a Twitter feed going on the two screens behind the bar where people can send in the grievances (#airingofgrievances) or they may feel free to proclaim them to their table mates verbally. We'll have the traditional aluminum pole and we'll also have Festivus Miracles, such as drinks, arriving at tables, friends showing up as expected, and drink prices dropping for happy hour (3-7 p.m. and 11 p.m. to close, $2.50 Blvd pints, $5 glasses of wine, $5 apps, which happens every day normally). At the end of a group's Festivus stay, they can thumb-wrestle one of the owners in a feat of strength. If they succeed, they can leave and also win a $1 gift card (another Festivus miracle!). But we'll let them leave even if they don't thumb-wrestle us. We talked about a Festivus pole toss as a feat of strength, but we need more time to plan that one out. We're also a trolley stop, so people can make it around safely.
No cover, and non-joy to be had by all, all night long.