Friday, July 25, 2008

Bastille Day in Brooklyn

by Fredo

For the second year running, Loungerati operatives took over the Ricard tent at the Bastille Day festivities along Brooklyn's Smith Street.

The scene of the crime was on Dean Street. The object of liberation - a table for the crew. Seat by seat we skillfully took a table and brought in beers from the corner stores and Ricard from Bar Tabac. Among the cognoscenti were The Cad publisher Jack Newcastle and his crew from Kingston 66 and the Fedora Lounge.

This year Lillet and St.Germain (elderflower liquor)joined Ricard in sponsorship of America's largest petanque tournament. Naturally, we had to sample a few cocktails for quality control and research purposes.

Michael Arenella's Dreamland Orchestra provided hot 1920's jazz while jitterbugs danced in the street in a scene reminiscent of a lost generation Bastille Day party.

Thanks again to Bar Tabac, Robin de Bois restaurant, Ricard, Lillet, Saint Germain Liquer, and The Dreamland Orchestra for making the 7th Annual Brooklyn Bastille Day a success!

Stay tune for next year's event!!!

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