How's this for some serious personal style? The self-appointedDisco Bicuits
-- Francois Palloux, Justin Cochran, Jason Barzel and Jerome Hermelin of Le Central -- got down with their badselves during the annualTurkey Trot
race to benefit the Food Bank of the Rockies. And while Cat doesn't normally go looking for fashion icons at anything involving turkeys or racing, she just couldn't help herself with this photo. Especially because it's so reminiscent of the much-beloved Denver Kick Ball Coalition Commish, Joe Phillips, who abandoned us last year for L.A.
On November 16, the boys of Le Central competed against teams from Bistro Vendome, Warwick Hotel, L'Absinthe, Brasserie 1010 in Boulder, Smooth Jazz and SWS-CO, each of them pushing frozen turkeys back and forth in shopping carts. (Buggies Cat used to call them, having grown up in Colorado; but then she was mocked out of New York for the colloquialism, and carts they became.) The Disco Bicuits won the day (and how could they not in those short shorts), each taking home a prize three-litre bottle of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2006 in honor of the first wine of the harvest. The winery also donated $7,000 and 32 frozen turkeys to Food Bank of the Rockies.
Cat'll disco to that.
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.