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Celebrate Repeal Day

Posted by Devra First  December 4, 2008 04:46 PM

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Tomorrow is a festive day! In addition to the holiday of Vestival, it is Repeal Day. On Dec. 5, 1933, Utah ratified the 21st Amendment, repealing Prohibition. Since then, it's been our Constitutional right to have a constitutional dram. How to celebrate the day? Drinking a toast to friends, sweethearts, and family seems the clear choice.

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"Celebrate us!" (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

If you'd like to do so in an official way, Eastern Standard marks the 75th anniversary of the repeal with a bash tonight. And I do mean bash. From 6:30-7:30 p.m., there will be hors d'oeuvres and bathtub gin. At 7:30, there's a six-course dinner with cocktail pairings (for menu, click here). From 10 p.m. on there will be dancing and entertainment. And at 1 a.m., it's time for breakfast. "Doll up: 1920s attire strongly encouraged." It's $120 per person for the night, or $40 per person from 10 p.m. on. And remember, friends, nights like these are what cabs are made for.

If you prefer to celebrate on your own, perhaps with a little bar crawl, here are a few additional suggestions for where to go.

Cocktails: Craigie on Main, Deep Ellum (file under "beer," too), Drink
Wine: Bin 26 Enoteca, Les Zygomates, Troquet
Beer: Bukowski, Publick House, Redbones

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