It’s back: Midtown Cocktail Week, slated for August 10-16, 2009.
As its website notes http://midtowncocktailweek.org/, "Midtown Cocktail Week Sacramento launched in 2008 as the brainchild of mixologist Erick Castro, President of the San Francisco chapter of the USB, and restaurant maven Joe Anthony Savala from Zocalo. These two friends and colleagues noticed what was happening in San Francisco with an entire city celebrating the cocktail and the people who create them. Now, MCW has grown into a collaboration that will provide a wonderful experience to everyone that attends."
The event kicks off at L Street Lounge at 6 on August 10th, with the night wrapping up at a penthouse party across the street at the L Street lofts. The next night things move to the Lounge at 20 for a cocktail contest. On Wednesday, Mulvaney’s will feature a pig roast with "harvest drinks." Events the next night move around the corner to Zocalos for tequilas and more. Friday night will be time for a "punch party," which is described as a "communal drinking experience."
Then it’s double the pleasure on Saturday night. There’s a cocktail class (limit 25 participants) from 4 to 6 p.m. at Dragonfly. And then the party moves to Ink at 6 p.m. for a combo drinks/chow extravaganza.
There will be no resting on Sunday: the closing party will be at Mix downtown. Bartenders and who is ever left standing from a week of cocktailing will gather for food, drink, and dance.
(As an added incentive to get there early, the first 200 at each event get a free bottle opener.)
If this all sounds too much, Yellow Cab has signed on as the official cab company of the event. And better yet: proceeds go to Sacramento anti-drunk driving efforts.
The Sacramento Press is listed as a media partner for the event.