A Festivus for the Rest of Us
December is a busy month for holiday celebrations: Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid al-Adha, Kwanzaa, Festivus ...
Yes, Festivus. That's the theme for tonight's holiday celebration at Rustico, one of my favorite places to grab a beer in the D.C. area. And in the spirit of the season, Beer Director Greg Engert has gifts for everyone who drops in. There will be four winter beers on tap -- Delirium Noel, Troegs Mad Elf, Bell's Winter White and Harpoon Winter Warmer -- served in their proper glassware. Every time you buy one of those lovely beverages, you get a special glass to take home. (A Festivus miracle!) Engert says the bar has T-shirts and other promotional items to give away, too, so get there early. The bar opens at 5, and the party should begin in earnest at 6.
"Seinfeld" fans can rest assured that Rustico's staff hopes to celebrate Festivus in the proper manner, with an aluminum pole and all the traditional rituals, though the Feats of Strength may involve arm wrestling instead of trying to pin someone to the floor. The operative word there is "hopes."
"We're going to try to do the Airing of Grievances and Feats of Strength, but I have a feeling it's going to be bedlam," Engert says. That sounds like my kind of holiday party.
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