Now that the greyhoundy tequila tasting is postponed to next Thursday, I'm sure you're all wondering where you can get your premium spirit this weekend. The answer, if you have cash money to spend, is at Abacus.
From 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, mega-chef Kent Rathbun of the Rathbun Empire is hosting a cocktail party and competition featuring the high-end likes of Bombay Sapphire and Grey Goose. And if you're like me and you need some damn good food to soak up all that alcohol, there's a Texas barbecue buffet that will do the job just fine.
Similar to the Chesterfield Mix-Off Battle that went down a couple months ago, at this snazzy event the attendees serve as judges. The competition? Bartenders from Rathbun's many local eateries: Abacus (of course), Jasper's, Rathbun's Blue Plate Kitchen, KB's and Shinsei. And it's not just for funsies, either. The bartender with the most winningest Bombay Sapphire cocktail will compete at the Sapphire & GQ's Most Inspired Bartender Competition in Las Vegas. That particular spot will be determined by celebrity judges Gene Gates from 103.7's Gene and Julie Show and Republic National Distributing Co. corporate mixologist Sylvia Cosmopolos (the girl has cosmo in her name, so you know she's legit).
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As we know, Abacus cuisine and premium cocktails don't come cheap. If you want a spot in the buffet line Sunday, you're going to have to shell out a meaty $75, plus tax, and you'll need to make a reservation (Email or call Abbey at 215-520-0151.)
It's time for a cocktail showdown with a side of Texas barbecue. Put your boots, spurs and fancy pants on, people.
Notice I didn't say fedoras.