Does not everyone talk to themselves and flex for several minutes in the mirror before commencing with hygiene?!?!? If not, you guys are sorely missing out.
Well, this annual event has supplanted my previous favorite event of The Running of the Bulls in Pamplona. In fact, it has even supplanted other annual favorites, like my birthday, 4th of July, and even Christmas. What's this event you ask? The San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival! The Grand Tasting Event features unlimited pours from 170 different wine and spirit purveyors. Did you see the "unlimited" part!?! That's not all, 70 of San Diego's top chefs from the best restaurants competed for cash and prizes, meaning you got samplings of steak, crab, scallops, oysters... oh my. I never thought I'd get a chance to taste food from Nobu, figuring I would forever be relegated to only reading about it in US Weekly, but I got to here!
You get from 11am to 3pm to eat and drink and try to stay on your feet. Me and most of my friends got a hotel room within walking distance which made things puurrrrrfect. Don't drink and drive, kids! Unless the taxi ride is going to be over $50.... (kidding.)
See below for what pure joy looks like:
|Ahhh, this tequila smells oaky, with hints of cherry and chocolate.|
|I ran into this guy three times, so we decided to solidify our relationship with shots!|
|Feels good to mingle with these laid back country folks. I like it a lawt. Here, he's telling me what 'soup du jour' stands for.|
|Fancy Sake bottles!|
|Fancy Goonies reference!|
|Fancy Tequila bottles!|
|And the best wine of them all!|
|Some of my BFFs from my SD college days. Except for that one guy standing next to me. Who the hell is that guy? (Guys can use "BFF" too, right?)|
|I love these people.|
|This is the look of, "where is the camera? I can't see two feet in front of me. Did someone say Carne Asada Fries!??!"|
|When I start biting my lip, it's time to hang on for dear life.|
|Here, several people are holding me up.|
As that is not a likely scenario, just know that I sincerely love you all and appreciate all your friendships through the years - that includes all those friends out there reading this right now. Maybe one day I'll entertain you through my experiences as a husband, father, and... grandfather??! But for now, hold me.... up, that is.
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