Winner announcement: blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2012/08/winner_pool_party_justice_league.php
With the mercury continuing to hover in high double digits -- and a three-day weekend upon us -- most of us will be picnicking and boozing it up in a park, or splashing around in the pool, diving for beer cans.
And on Sunday, you can knock back beers, eat your heart out and bare your bikini at the Justice League of Street Food's water splash bash, which kicks off at 5 p.m. poolside at TAXI, 3509 Ringsby Court.
But this isn't just any aquatic playground (or party): The container pool, boasting twelve-foot decks on either side, was constructed using two, forty-foot-long, re-purposed steel shipping containers that were welded together and then painted bright orange. In other words, this is definitely not your average park pool.
But on Sunday, it'll be part of the festivities at the Justice League soiree, which, as usual, will parade a diverse mix of food trucks and carts, including the Yatai food cart, DipStik, the Panna Cotta Peddler, Pinche Tacos, Mana from Heaven and Biker Jim's.
And that's not all: There's volleyball, a deck bar, music, a hula-hoop showdown, kid's activities and contests, and, if you work in the restaurant biz, you'll get a free shot to start the night.
But even if you're not in the industry, you can still eat and drink for free on Sunday by simply participating in our little contest.
Here's what we want to know: How much does all that water weigh, in pounds, in the pool?
Here's a hint: The pool is eighty feet long and seven-and-a-half feet wide, and the depth varies between three-and-a-half feet and eight feet
The person who comes the closest to the correct number without going over (the edge) will get the prize. Please submit your guesses in the comment section below, and make sure to leave a valid e-mail address so we can contact you if you win.
We'll announce the winner this evening, by 5:30 p.m.
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