Saturday, February 7, 2009

How great is it to live in Decatur???

Leon's Full Service, brought to you by our neighbors at the Brick Store Pub, opens on Monday. With the ingenuity of Daren Wang, executive director of the great Decatur Book Festival, the right to the first pint (and the naming rights to a custom drink) were auctioned off on Ebay. All proceeds will go to the Trackside Tavern/5th Earl employee fund to help out the workers who lost their jobs due to the recent fire.

The winning bid: $2,650.00!!! I guarantee that it wasn't me, but our thanks go out to this individual's generosity. I'll be sure to try his or her drink, particularly if it contains beer.

Daren, Little Shop should have tried this last year after our move. We could have auctioned off the naming rights to a book. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Daren Wang.
Where the Daren Things Are. Goodnight Wang. Think of the possibilities!

Decatur: part New York, part Mayberry.

Update! Very special thanks go out to Shelby and Marc Brennan and Marshall Davis, owners of Oakhurst's Universal Joint & Steinbeck's (among other places), who won the right to the first pint. For the record, it was a Terrapin India Brown Ale. So, the owners of one pub donated money to help the employees of another pub by buying a beer at yet another pub.

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